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    July 12, 2011

Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on November 1

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Oracle will retire several certification tracks
effective November 1, 2011. These certification tracks and their
associated exams currently have a low volume of traffic and/or have
significantly newer certification paths and hence the impact of their
retirement is expected to be minimal. Note that for existing
certification holders - this does not retire your certification, but
rather only suspends the delivery of any further exams; if you currently
hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your certificate
remains fully valid and is not affected.

Certification paths to be retired November 1:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Developer Certified Expert
  • Oracle WebLogic Portal 10g Developer Certified Expert
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: Pricing Specialist
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: Server Developer Specialist
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: System Administrator Specialist
  • Oracle 11i Financials Certified Professional Consultant, Payables
  • Oracle 11i Financials Certified Professional Consultant, Receivables
  • Oracle 11i Supply Chain Certified Professional Consultant, Purchasing
  • Oracle 11i Supply Chain Certified Professional Consultant, Order Management
  • 11i Workflow Certified Expert
  • 11i System Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Hyperion Essbase 7.1.2 Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Implementation Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 4.1 Implementation Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 4.1 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion System 9 BI+ 9.0 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle9i Application Server Web Administrator Certified Associate
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Consultant
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Application Developer Professional
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Server Architect Professional
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Data Warehouse Developer Professional

Exams to be retired November 1:

  • 1Z0-109 Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Developer
  • 1Z0-110 Oracle Weblogic Portal 10g Developer
  • 1Z0-200 Oracle 11i E-Business Essentials
  • 1Z0-207 Oracle Comm. Billing & Revenue Mgmt.: Pricing
  • 1Z0-208 Oracle Comm. Billing & Revenue Mgmt.: Server Developer
  • 1Z0-209 Oracle Comm. Billing & Revenue Mgmt.: System Administrator
  • 1Z0-211 Oracle 11i General Ledger Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-212 Oracle 11i Payables Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-213 Oracle Receivables 11i Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-221 Oracle 11i Inventory Management Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-222 Oracle 11i Purchasing Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-223 Oracle 11i Order Management Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-231 Oracle 11i 2.6 Implement Workflow
  • 1Z0-232 Oracle 11i System Administration
  • 1Z0-233 Oracle 11i Install, Patch and Maintain Applications
  • 1Z0-235 Oracle 11i Applications DBA: Fundamentals I
  • 1Z0-236 Oracle 11i Applications DBA Fundamentals II
  • 1Z0-255 Hyperion Essbase 7.1.2 Consultant
  • 1Z0-257 Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Consultant
  • 1Z0-259 Hyperion Planning 4.1 Consultant
  • 1Z0-262 Hyperion Planning 4.1 Administrator
  • 1Z0-263 Hyperion System 9 BI+ 9.0 Administrator
  • 1Z0-273 Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-301 Oracle9iAS: Basic Administration
  • 1Z0-615 Siebel 7.7 Consultant Core Exam
  • 1Z0-620 Siebel 7.7 Analytics Application Developer Professional Exam
  • 1Z0-630 Siebel 7.7 Analytics Server Architect Professional Exam
  • 1Z0-640 Siebel 7.7 Analytics Data Warehouse Developer Professional Exam

exams will continue to be offered through October 31, 2011. Candidates
pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the
required certification exams by October 31. Re-takes will not be
available after this date. For more information, see Oracle Certification retirements.

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Comments ( 41 )
  • guest Monday, July 18, 2011

    Dear Sir,

    I wanted to know what will be the expenditure for writing oracle r12 ap certification , what is the procedure for writing the exam.

    In gone through your web side no where any proper information is there for certification all the links are interlinked in other webside but I am not able to achieve what I am looking.

    Kindly explain in details each step wise.


  • brandye barrington Monday, July 18, 2011

    In order to achieve one of the R12 certifications, you will need to complete training, pass the required exams and complete the course submission form so that we can verify your training. From our website home page (certification.oracle.com), under Applications, you will select 'Oracle E-Business Suite R12.' You will be taken to a page that lists all the available R12 certifications.

    You will select the R12 certification you wish to pursue and you will be taken to a page that shows the requirements. For example, for the "E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant, Purchasing" certification, you will go to page http://bit.ly/baee where you will see 4 requirements:


    Complete one of the approved instructor-led online or in-class courses.


    Oracle EBS R12: E-Business Essentials 1Z0-204


    Oracle E-Business Suite R12: Inventory and Purchasing Fundamentals 1Z0-225


    Complete the Course Submission Form

    Training link takes you to the list of courses that you can choose from to fulfill the training requirement.

    Each exam link takes you to the exam page that provides details for that specific exam (link to registration information, passing details, recommended training, exam topics)

    Form link takes you to information on submitting the course form.

    Register for exams and submit the course form at pearsonvue.com/oracle.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Sunday, July 24, 2011

    I currently have Oracle 11 Procurement certification, if I do not sit the R11i exams before they are retired but want to prepare for R12 certification, will I still need to meet the 4 requirements?


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    If you hold the certifciation Oracle Certified Financial Applications Consultant Rel 11 Procurement, then you will be able to upgrade to one of the R12 certifications by passing all of the exams in the desired R12 path. You will not be required to complete the training.


    Brandye Barrington

  • rajeshzala Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    i hav to appear and pass 11i essential,11i GL,suppose i couldnot complet before retire date 31 Oct,2011,can i directly appear for r12 exam,w/o training of the same.

    pls reply soon.



  • brandye barrington Wednesday, July 27, 2011


    You will need training to obtain either 11i or R12 Professional or Expert certifications. Are you asking if your 11i training will count toward the R12 certification? Unfortunately, no.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Osvaldo Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Hi, are there any alternatives for Oracle Comms Billing and Revenue Management certification paths? Who may I talk to ?

  • brandye barrington Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Once these exams retire, there will be no alternative for the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management exams and certifications. However, if you become certified before the retirement date, your certification will remain valid -- the only thing the retirement would mean for someone already certified is that there is no upgrade path and no one else would be able to obtain that certifiction. Retirement does not disqualify your certification.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Ciaran Monday, September 26, 2011


    I was following the Oracle 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional training. We still use 11i in the office and will likely for another year.

    My intention was to combine the 11g OCP with 1Z0-233 Oracle 11i Install, Patch and Maintain Applications to get 11i Apps DBA Professional.

    I will however not get my 11g OCP certification before the deadline.

    If I satisfy all the 11i requirements including passing the 1Z0-233 before the deadline will it still possible to obtain the 11i OCP when I become an 11g OCP after the deadline has passed?

    I'm not above begging...



  • brandye barrington Wednesday, September 28, 2011


    If you pass the 233 exam before it expires, you should receive the 11i Apps DBA certification once you have achieved the 11g DBA OCP. You will need to be sure that you register for all of your exams under the same Pearson VUE account!


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, October 3, 2011

    I trained in 11i e-business suite from Oracle University, Hyderabad, India in September 2007(*payables and receivable, cash) that is five years back. and not taken any OCP till date and Oracle announces retirement by Oct, 31 Can I take OCP in R12

    Jayapalan. C

  • guest Monday, October 3, 2011


    The OCP is not available in R12. You can become an Oracle Certified Expert in R12. Please have a look at the available certifications and requirements on our website at certification.oracle.com.


    Brandye Barringotn

  • guest Monday, October 17, 2011


    How to register my old Siebel Certifications with Oracle, I have the Sibel 7.7 CCC and Siebel 7.8 COM certifications.

    Please suggest.



  • brandye barrington Monday, October 17, 2011


    You can check your certification history at certview.oracle.com. If your Siebel certifications are not registered there, then they are under a different ID. You will need to contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny for assistance to retrieve that ID and then you'll need to submit a request to Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge to request to merge the two IDs.

    One concern I have in your statement above - there were not any Siebel 7.8 certifications. You may be referring to something different than an official certification there.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Ciaran Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Thank you Brandye you made my Day :-)

  • guest Thursday, October 27, 2011

    I've already completed exams for Oracle 11i Payables and also submitted the course form through Person Vue. The exams are already available in the CertView but the training submitted was not approved yet (submitted 2 days ago). Would I be impacted by the retirement in Oct-31?



  • Brandye Barrington Friday, November 4, 2011


    The retirement should not affect your certification. Just confirm that you submitted everything under the same Oracle Testing ID.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Sunday, November 13, 2011

    I want to know the replacement certification for "Siebel 7.7 Certified Data Warehouse Developer Professional"

  • Brandye Barrington Monday, November 14, 2011

    There is not a direct replacement for this certification. You can view a list of available certifications on our website at http://bit.ly/iFtIt.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Thursday, January 5, 2012

    I obtained my cert in Oracle solaris administrator some months ago,i did really want to proceed to expert but i will need to attend an hands on course. My questions is, is no there no oracle affiliated university in nigeria or where in nigeria that is recognize by oracle that can i register for the hands on training? Thanks

  • guest Thursday, January 5, 2012

    I'm a little unclear on what certification you hold and what certification you are pursuing.

    If you already hold the Oracle Solaris System Administrator certification, training is not required to obtain the Security Administrator certification. However, if you took the System Administrator Exams after Oct 1, 2011, and you have not completed training yet, then you have not yet obtained the System Administrator certification and will need to complete training in order to obtain System Administrator. After you have obtained System Administrator, you can also obtain Security Administrator by passing one exam. No additional training is necessary.

    Have a look at your CertView account at certview.oracle.com and see if the Oracle Certified Professional Solaris 10 System Administrator certification is there. If it is, no additional training is required to obtain the Security Administrator certification.

    Regarding training, have a look at the Oracle University Website here http://bit.ly/dspqdH to find a training center in your area. If there are none, Oracle University also offers many classes virtually now. Live Virtual Courses (LVCs) are courses that are taught online by a live trainer. There are also a limited number of courses now available as Training On Demand (TOD) courses, which are recordings of live courses taught by an instructor. You can contact Oracle University by phone http://bit.ly/14ivVR for assistance with these courses.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Friday, February 17, 2012

    Sir, I am from India, currently preparing for the oracle certified java programmer, I am planning to take the examination by march end,hence which version is expired and which is in active that I am advised to take the exam,

    Thanks and regards,


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, February 17, 2012

    Hello K.T.

    There are 3 versions of this certification available - SE 5, SE 6 and SE 7. Currently, none of these are slated for retirement. We typically announce retirements at least 3 months in advance, so you should be fine pursuing any version in March. That said, it is recommended that you follow the most recent version of certification, which is SE 7.


    Brandye Barrington

  • vali.S Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    Dear Sir,

    I from Hyderabad and i wanted to know what will be the expenditure for writing oracle Weblogic(admin) certification , what is the procedure for writing the exam.

    Present i am staying in Hyderabad.

    Kindly explain in details each step wise.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Hi Vali,

    You can go to our website at http://bit.ly/in5k and select the WebLogic Server 10g or 11g path to see the requirements for each of those certifications. You can register for exams at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    Good luck!

    Brandye Barrington

  • shahzad haider khan Sunday, April 29, 2012

    I am oracle 11g certified professional,,looking for Oracle R12 application certified professional certification(1z0-238).what criteria i meet to pass the exam,,,is there any instructor led training required for passing the exam,,,or there is no need for any additional training required for 11g dba. Kindly confirm us.



  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Hi Shahzad,

    Training is strongly recommended but not required for the certification Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional. You can find the certification path on our website here http://bit.ly/ISQNAc.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Friday, May 11, 2012

    I am from Nigerian and I am interested in writing the certification exam for 1Z0-215 (Oracle EBS R12 Financial Certified Expert Consultant,Payables),but most of the Oracle education partners are not running training on this certification track,the only one I found is still running training on 11i Financials. If I enrol with the education partner still running training on 11i, while I intend to write the exam for R12, will the training be acceptable as part of the requirement for completion of certification requirements? I am expecting your reply Mr. Brandye. Lucky.U

  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Unfortunately, the 11i training will not count toward R12 certification. I'm surprised that the only training you can find is still 11i. Another option may be a live virtual class that you take online with an instructor. Go to the exam page http://bit.ly/gjnb and look under recommended training. If you click on one of the course links, you'll be able to see if the course is available as a live virtual course. If you need assistance with live virtual courses available in your region, please contact Oracle University. You can find the appropriate contact number on our website here http://bit.ly/14ivVR.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Evgeniy Thursday, July 12, 2012


    I completed Siebel 7.7 Core course 5 years ago and not taken any certification till date. Should I complete new courses to pass 1Z0-202? because 1Z0-615 retired.

    Thanks in advance,


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, July 12, 2012

    You may contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3 to see if they will accept the 7.7 course as an exception. Here are the courses that will fulfill the training requirement for Siebel 8 Consultant http://bit.ly/LirE63. But the team may be able to accept the 7.7 course on an exception basis.

  • guest Thursday, December 27, 2012

    I need to know about courses for cloud computing in oracle.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 27, 2012

    It is best that you contact an expert in Oracle University for assistance with this question. You can find local contact numbers on the website here http://bit.ly/KnNNke.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Sheikh Aamir Ali Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Hi , i completed my training of Oracle Financials Payables Fundamentals 11i and now i want to give exam 1zo-215( general ledger and payables fundamentals r12)and i alaready pass the exam essentails for implementers r12. will that course work count towarsd R12 certification?

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Hi Sheikh,

    You can find the list of courses that will count toward the R12 Financials certifications on our website here http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=246#2.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Wednesday, June 12, 2013


    please inform me the Procedure for oracle Payables r12 Certification, course, Price, venue, where should i meet you.



  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, June 12, 2013


    You can find Oracle Certification information on our website at certification.oracle.com. You can register for all certification exams at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. On our website, you can find the recommended training for the relevant certification exams and click on those training links to find training schedules, cost, etc. If you need further assistance with the training, you can select the live chat option for Oracle University. The live chat option is at the top of all Oracle University web pages.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Donnie Monday, January 5, 2015

    Hello There,

    A non-Oracle EBS person wants to be certified in Oracle EBS Financials (i.e. AR, AP and GL).

    Could you please advice which Oracle EBS courses he would have to follow in order to get certified in Oracle EBS Financials?

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks & regards


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Hi Donnie,

    I would suggest that you visit our website certification.oracle.com, and view the relevant exams. You will find recommended training on each exam page.

    Good luck with your certification paths!


    Brandye Barrington

  • Migs Isip Monday, July 6, 2015

    Hi, is there any new certification paths for 11i Workflow Certified Expert?

    will there be a new R12 version of this?


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Hi Migs,

    There is not an R12 version of this certification. Sorry.


    Brandye Barrington

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