By Harold Green on Dec 01, 2009
Specialization is a key focus of the new program, giving Oracle partners the opportunity to gain the differentiation and competitive edge needed to stand out in the marketplace. Specialization is achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success to be recognized by Oracle, and preferred by customers.
Partners wishing to obtain the high level benefits of the new Gold and Platinum partner levels must earn at least one specialization. Those partners who earn specialization in at least one area (and up to four areas) are eligible for entry to the Gold level, which allows access to the full spectrum of Oracle products. Those partners who obtain five or more specializations qualify for the elite Platinum partner program level, which is the highest partner program level offered by Oracle.
Oracle Certification candidates who provide their OPN Company ID number when registering for and successfully completing select Oracle Certification exams will - in addition to earning the base certification - also be awarded the Oracle Partner Network Certified Specialist designation for that area as well.
To learn more about these new OPN levels and specialization, visit the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) website. To view a list of certifications that qualify for the OPN Certified Specialist designation, visit OPN Certified Specialist Paths on the Oracle Certification Website.