Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Get OPN Specialized in Business Intelligence & Hyperion EPM

Get yourself and your company recognised and branded as an “Oracle BI / EPM Specialized Partner”. This will bring more business to you, because being OPN Specialised means your prospective clients can find you at Oracle.com by searching for a Specialized Partner. You can also enhance your profile here by Managing your Partner profile in the Solutions Catalog.

Consultants from Oracle partners can become Certified Implementation Specialists by passing the proctored (supervised) exams for OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion and BI-Apps. These exams are offered at Pearson VUE testing centres and some Oracle University training locations, which are located in most EMEA major cities: see the links below for more details.

We also have on-line tests for “Sales” and “Pre-sales” knowledge, which also provide these levels of specialisation certificate.

To get certified as Specialised, check the Business and Competency Criteria linked below for each specialisation area and take the Assessment Tests:

Friday Jan 24, 2014

Exalytics In-Memory Machine Specialization for Partners

The Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Certified Implementation Specialist certification is now available, designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in implementing Oracle's Exalytics In-Memory Machine solutions. This certification covers topics such as: Oracle Times Ten for Exalytics, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, Oracle Essbase, Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Check the Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Specialist Study Guide (PDF)

OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Specialisation.

Benefits:

  • Free vouchers for OPN members upon request and subject to approval.

  • OPN Specialist Certification offered after passing the exam.

Register Now at Pearson VUE for Exam Number: 1Z1-484

See also:

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

OBI10g will be Non-Qualifying for OPN Specialisation in September 2013

Just to alert you, that OPN Specialisation is software version-specific: so as we bring out new product versions, so the specialisation crtiteria and exam needs to keep updated to the new version. Specifically for our analytics partners, be aware that your “OBI10g Specialisation” credentials will be Non-Qualifying for OPN Specialisation in September 2013.

Therefore to keep your profile up to date please start now to take the latest OBI11g exams and apply to OPN to upgrade to “OBI11g Specialisation”.

Find out more about the new version OBI11g Exams to update your OPN Specialisation @ OPN Exam for OBI Suite 11g is Now LIVE, and more generally the Update on BI & EPM Specializations and Knowledge Zones.

And to help you pass, see the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11 Essentials Exam Study Guide.

Also check the documents on OPN for Frequently Asked Questions for Product Version Specialization and the latest Specializations Catalog.

Thursday Apr 18, 2013

Register to Participate in Oracle Data Integrator ODI Specialisation OPN Beta Testing

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is Oracle’s strategic product for high performance, flexible, heterogeneous data integration. ODI is our strategic ELT product within the BI-Apps solution, and is the ideal tool for any data warehouse or big data projects.

Download the latest (March 2013) Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder statement of direction document.


OPN is preparing the launch of the ODI specialization to match the existing one for Golden Gate. You can participate in this ODI specialization exam beta testing to be in the first group of partners to gain this strategic certificate.

To register please go to this page and click the “Register Now” button.

After we approve your registration (a couple of days) you will get access to the ODI Partner Community Workspace, and we will invite you to participate in the specialization exam beta testing programme.

If you have any questions, please contact directly Milomir Vojvodic, Data Integration, Senior Business Development Manager ( milomir.vojvodic@oracle.com +42 0608 28 32 65 ).

Monday Mar 04, 2013

Upgrade Your Skills and Customers from OBI v10 to OBI11g

To keep your partner services competitive, you need to prove to our customers that you have the skills and capability to work with the latest version of Oracle OBI11g. Many partners have already upgraded their OPN Certificates from OBI v10 to the new OBI11g Specialisation. If you have not yet done so, then now is the perfect time to get this done over the next few months in preparation for increased demand from clients for partner services to upgrade them from their old v10 systems.

Because standard Oracle support for v10 expires in July 2013, all customers will have even more incentive to upgrade to OBI11g: make sure you are ready to service this demand. For more information see -

There is also a step-by-step hands-on tutorial on the procedures for using Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Assistant to upgrade an existing Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition 10g Release 3 (10.1.3.2 or later) environment to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g in a Windows environment on a single machine. Access this here @ Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence from 10g to 11g.

Remember ! ... Oracle does not charge any licence fee to upgrade from OBI 10 to OBI 11g. The OBI 11g version has many improvements over the OBI 10 version, which the customer gets for no additional cost (as long as they have a current Oracle Support agreement). There are additional new modules (such as the Mobile BI add-on), which a customer may choose to licence after they have done the upgrade: this is entirely optional.

Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Partner Resell Exams for Exalytics In-Memory Machine

The examinations are now available for Oracle Partners to take on-line, so that they can add Exalytics resell rights to their OPN distribution agreements.

Check the criteria and apply now to distribute Exalytics In-Memory Machine Knowledge Zone products.

In order to apply to distribute Exalytics In-Memory Machine Knowledge Zone products, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an active member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork in good standing with a valid OPN Agreement.
  • Have confirmed acceptance from Oracle into the Exalytics In-Memory Machine Knowledge Zone.
  • Have a valid Full Use Program Distribution Agreement (FUDA) with Oracle, or be in the process of applying for one.
  • Have met the resale competency criteria set forth below, by passing these on-line exams:

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 Sales Specialist

2

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 Presales Specialist

1

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 Support Specialist

1

Friday Jan 11, 2013

New OPN Specialisation Exam for Endeca Information Discovery

We have just launched the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Essentials Exam (1Z1-461) and we invite you to be our first candidates!

This exam is primarily intended for professionals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle Endeca Information Discovery solutions. This certification covers topics such as: installation, data design, data ingest, UI design, EID analytics, and search & navigation.

• Company Specialization:

Contribute to your company Specialization path! Your certification will count towards the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Specialization.

• Beta Voucher: Take this exam at NO COST !

Contact us at opn-edu_ww@oracle.com and get your free beta exam voucher!

Please note the number of free vouchers is limited!

Register Now at Pearson VUE

Also ... Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Sales & Pre-Sales Assessments

We have also launched the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Sales Assessment and the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 PreSales Assessment.

The Sales candidates should have the ability to describe Oracle Endeca Information Discovery to customers at a high-level. They should also understand Oracle’s key sales plays, solution positioning, defined market, potential target customers, methods of handling competitor objections, and pricing & packaging.

The Pre-sales candidates should have the ability to demonstrate Oracle Endeca Information Discovery v2.3 to customers at a functional level. They should be able to describe new technical features, provide a high-level system architecture design. In addition, they should understand Oracle’s solution positioning, defined market, potential target customers, and methods of handling competitor objections.

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

Update on BI & EPM Specializations and Knowledge Zones

There are a number of OPN specializations and “Knowledge Zones” (KZ) you may be interested in within the field of BI, EPM and Data Warehousing. Below there is an update on the current set, and some notes on versions and specialisation exams availability.  Remember to click the "Specialize" tab () to drill into the detailed product exams and criteria information e.g.

Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence

This links through to the BI and Hyperion KZs below.

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

Essential for any BI or applications partner to implement the pre-built Oracle analytics solutions for JDE, Peoplesoft, Siebel, eBusiness suite, Fusion Apps or SAP.

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation

Note this is now for the latest release OBI v 11g.

This Knowledge Zone also includes the Essbase specialisation exams.

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

The specialisation exams for this are now available (OEID v2.3), for sales and pre-sales, and in beta for the implementation exam (you can take this at a discount or contact me for a free voucher).

Hyperion (Performance Management Applications)

For HFM and Planning.

Oracle Crystal Ball

There are no specialisation exams for Crystal Ball, but this KZ links you through to useful assets and collateral.

Master Data Management

This KZ now also includes DRM (Hyperion Data Relationship Management) specialisation exams, as well as for Customer Hub.

Data Integration

This covers Oracle Data Integrator, GoldenGate and Oracle Enterprise Data Quality: but OPN specialisation is only currently available for GoldenGate.

Exalytics In-Memory Machine

The specialisation exams for this are coming soon: until then, for resell rights, you need a one-off approval.

Data Warehousing

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

Implementation Specialist OPN Exam for OBI Suite 11g is Now LIVE

The OPN specialisation Exam for implementation consultants of OBI Suite 11g is now live and ready for all partners. You can now update your specialisation certification to the latest product version 11g for OBI: until recently, the accreditation had examined skills for OBI 10g.

For more details see Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Essentials (1Z1-591) where you can apply for this Oracle Implementation Specialist credential.

This exam is primarily intended for consultants that are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g. The certification covers skills such as: installing OBIEE, building the BI Server metadata repository, building BI dashboards, constructing ad hoc queries, defining security settings and configuring and managing cache files. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

Also Note the New OPN on-line Sales & Pre-sales Assessment Tests are available @

For More Information

Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

New OBI 11g on-line Sales & Pre-sales Partner Assessment Tests

Our OBI partners can now update their specialisation certification to the latest product version 11g for OBI: until recently, the accreditation had examined skills for OBI 10g.

 

New OPN on-line Sales & Pre-sales Assessment Tests Available

Tuesday May 29, 2012

New OPN Specialisation Exam for OBI 11g Certification

Our OBI partners can now update their specialisation certification to the latest product version 11g for OBI: until now, the accreditation had examined skills for OBI 10g.

As an introductory offer, since the exam is in “Beta” phase, OPN partners can apply for a free of charge voucher to take this exam.  For more details see @ Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Essentials (1Z1-591) where you can apply for this Oracle Implementation Specialist credential.

Send an e-mail to opn-edu_ww@oracle.com to get your free voucher NOW and become an Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Implementation Specialist. For more help, try How To Get OPN “Specialized” - Business Intelligence & Hyperion.

This exam is primarily intended for consultants that are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g. The certification covers skills such as: installing OBIEE, building the BI Server metadata repository, building BI dashboards, constructing ad hoc queries, defining security settings and configuring and managing cache files. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

 

Also Note the New OPN on-line Sales & Pre-sales Assessment Tests Available

 

Contact Us: Please direct any inquiries you might have to the Partner Enablement team.

For More Information

Thursday Jan 05, 2012

Free Vouchers For Partners To Take BI & EPM Specialisation Exams

I am offering a promotion of Free Vouchers for Partners to take the OPN BI or EPM Specialisation implementation EXAMS, which can be redeemed at the Pearson Vue test centres.

This offer is open to all our Gold and Platinum Partners in EMEA who have registered at least two opportunities for BI or EPM products into the OMM-PRM system within the Oracle fiscal FY12 before the end of May 2012 (click here for more about this and how Partners Earn more Margin by Registering BI & EPM deals).

The offer is limited also to the first 50 applicants, so apply now.

To apply for this offer please send an email to Brigitte.felisaz@oracle.com stating:

· the email id of the individuals who will take the exam – maximum of two vouchers for any single Partner company,

· Company name and country,

· The Exam they wish to take,

1Z0-526-ENU Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation 10.1.3 Essentials

1Z0-525-ENU Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for ERP/CRM Essentials

1Z0-532-ENU Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11 Essentials

1Z0-533-ENU Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Essentials

1Z0-531-ENU Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials

Go here to find out more about How To Get OPN “Specialized” for Business Intelligence & Hyperion

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Oracle Raises Profile of Specialized partners with customers

Oracle is raising the profile of Specialized partners with our customers in a global advertising campaign.

So, if you are BI/EPM Specialized, make sure your profile is up to date in the Oracle.com “Find a specialized partner” search – see if you are here, and if not contact the Partner Business Center (PBC) to help.



Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

How To Get OPN “Specialized” - Business Intelligence & Hyperion

OPNIn 2012 it is imperative that you get you and your company recognised and branded as an “Oracle BI / EPM Specialized Partner”. This will bring more business to you.

For implementation specialist consultants from Oracle partners, we have proctored (supervised) exams for OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion and BI-Apps. These are high-stakes exams and therefore only delivered with an invigilating proctor. These exams are offered at Pearson VUE testing centres and some Oracle University training locations, which are located in many EMEA major cities: see the links below for more details.

To get certified as Specialized, check the Business and Competency Criteria for each specialization area and take the Assessment Tests:

For EXAMPLE: OBI for Implementation Specialists Exam

  • You may register for Oracle certification exams with Pearson VUE here .
  1. On the Pearson VUE page click “MY ACCOUNT” – register and / or login
  2. Then “SCHEDULE A TEST”;selecting the exam “1Z0-526-ENU: "Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation 10.1.3 Essentials, and schedule a place and date to do this.
  3. Or for BI-Apps, choose : “Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for ERP Essentials” (1Z0-525-ENU)

You need to supply the following information when registering:

  • your company’s OPN Candidate ID number,
  • your business/company email address,
  • your company’s name.
  • please refer to the downloadable .pdf online instructions, describing how to manage to have your:

    - Company ID included into your personal Pearson Vue profile

    - Oracle.com account mapped with your Pearson Vue account (Certview)

    If you do not know your company’s OPN Company ID number you can obtain this ID by contacting your local Oracle Partner Business Centre.

NOTE – this is a test on the 10g version of OBI, so you do not need to know 11g capabilities. There is no 11g test yet, and you should take this 10g test now. This 10g test will certify you for 12 months, and you should anticipate taking the 11g exam in a year’s time. If you need to revise and catch up on the OBI 10g training, the course material is available to download at these URL links:

And you can check the questions and Exam Topics that will be asked in the exam in the study guides below.

Hyperion Exams
Similarly you can also register for the Hyperion certification exams with Pearson VUE -
here.

  • 1Z0-532-ENU Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11 Essentials
  • 1Z0-533-ENU Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Essentials
  • 1Z0-531-ENU Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials

OPN CERTIFIED SPECIALIST EXAM STUDY GUIDES FOR OBI FOUNDATION

The Certified Specialist Exam Study Guides are designed to highlight the training options mapped to each exam topic to guide students in their preparation to pass Oracle exams. Oracle Partners passing any of the below exams will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists and gain credentials towards Oracle’s Specialization program.

Business Intelligence Study Guides

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation

1Z0-526 Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Essentials

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Essentials – Exam Study Guide

Oracle Essbase

1Z0-531 Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials

Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials – Exam Study Guide

Business Intelligence Applications

1Z0-524 Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for CRM Essentials

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for CRM Essentials - Exam Study Guide

1Z0-525 Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for ERP Essentials

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6 for ERP Essentials - Exam Study Guide

 

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