Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

VADs Get Specialized

Effective November 1, 2011 , VADs, with a valid Value Added Distributor Agreement will no longer be required to meet customer reference requirements outlined in the business criteria section in order to become specialized. VADs must continue meet all other business and competency criteria set forth in the applicable Knowledge Zone prior to specialization approval.

New Certification Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System

Your opportunity to take the Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Essentials (1Z0-581) Exam is vailable now in beta. Pass the exam so you can become a Pillar Axiom 600 Storage Systems Implementation Specialist! Free vouchers are available for Oracle Partners! If you would like to receive a free Beta exam voucher, please send your request to opn-edu_ww@oracle.com and include your name, business email address, company, and the Exam name Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Essentials Beta exam.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

Congratulations to the EMEA 2011 Partner Specialization Award Winners

EMEA PARTNER SPECIALIZATION AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

We are proud to congratulate the 2011 winners of the EMEA Partner Specialization Awards who were presented during the Partner Specialization Awards ceremony at Oracle OpenWorld on Sunday, 2nd October.

These awards recognize Specialized partners in the Oracle PartnerNetwork who have demonstrated excellence in innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware and a track record in delivering outstanding customer value.

Winners benefit from a range of benefits including market development funding for business expansion in other countries; a specific "Partner Specialization Award Winner" advertising campaign and a range of marketing and promotional through Oracle PR and marketing support.

Dermot O'Kelly said: "These awards recognise Specialized partners who deliver the highest levels of innovation and customer value. They also enable customers to find and select Oracle's top performing partners. This year’s winners really demonstrated their contribution to tangible customer success by delivering outstanding Oracle solutions; their results are truly impressive."


Special congratulations to our partners in EMEA who also won the 2011 Global Oracle Excellence Awards: Specialized Partner of the Year for Applications and Server and Storage Systems!

APPLICATIONS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Capgemini (UK)

The award recognizes this Diamond level OPN partner for its expertise across the Oracle portfolio, commitment to Specialization and its dedication to provide an industrial strength solution that will accelerate performance improvement in corporate services.

SERVER & STORAGE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jet Infosystems (Russian Federation)
A Systems Integrator and Platinum member of OPN, Jet Infosystems provides a wide portfolio of solutions and services and focuses on development, installation, deployment and operation support of large scale application information systems in various markets.

EMEA Award Winners:

DATABASE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Avaloq License AG (Switzerland)

Avaloq Group AG is a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork and provides comprehensive and integrated banking software solutions. With its technology based 100 percent on Oracle Database 11g R2, the Avaloq Banking System can scale for very small private banks to large universal banks doing business all over the world, 24 hours a day.

MIDDLEWARE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Enline plc (UK)
Enline Plc solutions are delivering business benefit around Identity Management to organisations across a number of industries. In these dynamic times, delivering efficiency, driving compliance and having satisfied customers is essential. Enline provides customers with the products, capabilities and experience to develop, deliver and support the solutions they require.

  • Watch Markus Posti of Avaloq discuss the win on video:
  • Watch Ben Bulpett of Enline discuss the win on video:
ACCELERATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: PureApps Limited (UK)
This Platinum Partner has been delivering Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions for midsize companies since 1998. PureApps Limited is being recognized for its Oracle Accelerate Financial Consolidation and Reporting Solution based on Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management.

INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Robotron Datenbank Software GmbH (Germany)

Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH has specialized in managing very large amounts of data on the basis of Oracle technology for more than 21 years. This midsize company with more than 270 employees offers integrated solutions built on the Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware for customers in the energy and public sector industries.

  • Watch Jordan Wilson of PureApps discuss the win on video:
  • Watch Ulf Heinemann of Robotron discuss the win on video:
EXADATA PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Tradeware AG (Switzerland)
Tradeware AG, a Swiss systems integrator and Platinum member of Oracle PartnerNetwork caters specifically to the financial, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical as well as telco industries with its technology based on Oracle Exadata. Tradeware provide PoC with their Exadata Testcenter (1 half and 1 quarter Rack) or at the customer’s location. They achieved the first Exadata sell for a SAP worldwide customer.
  • Watch Karin Rüegg of Tradeware discuss the win on video:

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

New Certification Available: Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing 2 Essentials (1Z0-562) is a solution designed to help you meet market windows and regulatory deadlines while enjoying a low total cost of ownership and a high return on investment.

Take the exam now to become an  Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing 2 Essentials Implementation Specialists.

Monday Oct 24, 2011

OPN Specialized Latest News (24th October)

HELPING YOU TO SPECIALIZE

New Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration (1Z0-058) Exam
The exam is primarily intended for professionals who are skilled in Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RAC Administration. The successful candidate must be able to install and configure Grid Infrastructure. Oracle partners passing this exam will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. Prerequisites or additional requirements apply. Please click on the certification link for further clarification. This certification helps their companies qualify for the Oracle Real Application Clusters Specialization. Be among the first ones to become an Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administrator. For more information on the exam, click here.


New Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Application Quality Management Certified Implementation Specialist
The exam is primarily intended for professionals that are skilled in implementing solutions using Oracle's Application Quality Management tools. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. Thanks to all the candidates who participated in the Beta Phase of the exam. Please note that the Beta exam score reports should be available at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle, starting September, 23rd, 2011. All participants of the Beta-phase will receive an email from Pearson VUE with instructions on how to access their score. Be among the first ones to become an Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Application Quality Management Certified Implementation Specialist. For more information on the exam, click here.


New Certification Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials
Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials (1Z0-557) exam is available in production. By earning this certification, partners will be recognized as Oracle Certified Implementation Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the Oracle Insurance Policy Administration Specialization. Please note that the Beta exam score reports should be available at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. All participants of the Beta-phase will receive an email from Pearson VUE with instructions on how to access their score. Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials (1Z0-557) exam tests your training and experience to ensure that you have a strong foundation and expertise on implementing Oracle Insurance Policy Administration. The certification covers basic configuration skills for building next-generation, flexible, rules-based policy administration solution for life and annuities that supports policy issue and policy processing. You can check the exam study guide to acquire a better insight on the exam objectives and the available training resources.

Click here to learn more.


New Certification Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12
Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12 Implementation Essentials (1Z1-570) is currently in Beta and we offer you free vouchers to earn Oracle Implementation Specialist credential. This exam identifies professionals that are skilled in implementing enterprise document automation using Oracle Documaker Standard Edition. The certification covers basic configuration skills for building industry-leading document automation solutions that help organizations create, manage, and deliver adaptive enterprise communications. Send an e-mail to opn-edu_ww@oracle.com to get your free voucher NOW and become an Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12 Implementation Specialist.

Click here for more information.


New OPN Certified Specialist Exam Study Guides V2
These Exam Study Guides are designed to provide students with information and training options to help them to pass the Specialization exam. In the new format, we propose they are recorded and printable .pdfs defining: Appropriate audience, topics covered, level of difficulty of each objective (learner vs. practitioner), training options by topic, and sample questions for each topic. Click here for available OPN Certified Specialist Exam Study Guides.


New Specialization: Oracle Transportation Management
The Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Specialization solution recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling and implementing Core OTM 6.2 modules. OTM delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multi-leg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Differentiate yourself by becoming an Oracle Transportation Management Sales, Pre-sales and Support Specialist.

Details can be found here.


Webcasts On-Demand Service: Demo Live On YouTube
Oracle Specialized Partners can add a focused, co-branded message to marketing programs by utilizing the Webcasts On-Demand library. Watch the short demo here on the Oracle PartnerNetwork YouTube Channel to learn how to access this new service and generate demand by leveraging Oracle webcasts in your marketing programs. Designed for any budget, this turnkey program is offered at affordable, pre-negotiated rates.


Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Essentials (1Z1-569) Exam
The Exalogic Elastic Cloud T3-1B and Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Essentials exam is intended for system administrators who have implemented and are managing an Exalogic Elastic Cloud environment in a data center.

Click here to read more.

This certification is available to all candidates, but it is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists and will help their companies qualify for the Exalogic Elastic Cloud Specialization.

Contact opn-edu_ww@oracle.com for more information.

MEASURING YOUR SUCCESS

  • Up until the end of September 2011, there have been:
    • 1784 Specialized Partners (cumulative)
    • 5366 Specializations achieved (cumulative)
    • 1552 Implementation Specialists (incremental)
  • Please click here for the latest list of partners who reached specialization in FY12.

Don't forget! You can submit your own press releases to Oracle!
Every time you achieve specialization we'd like to support you getting the message out! Press guidelines and a submission link can be found on the OPN Portal here.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

New OPN Certified Specialist Exam Study Guides V2

These Exam Study Guides are designed to provide students with information and training options to help them to pass the Specialization exam. In the new format, we propose they are recorded and printable .pdfs defining: Appropriate audience, topics covered, level of difficulty of each objective (learner vs. practitioner), training options by topic, and sample questions for each topic. Click here for available OPN Certified Specialist Exam Study Guides.

New Certification Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12

Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12 Implementation Essentials (1Z1-570) is currently in Beta and we offer you free vouchers to earn Oracle Implementation Specialist credential. This exam identifies professionals that are skilled in implementing enterprise document automation using Oracle Documaker Standard Edition. The certification covers basic configuration skills for building industry-leading document automation solutions that help organizations create, manage, and deliver adaptive enterprise communications. Send an e-mail to opn-edu_ww@oracle.com to get your free voucher NOW and become an Oracle Documaker Standard Edition 12 Implementation Specialist.

Click here for more information.

New Certification Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials

Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials (1Z0-557) exam is available in production. By earning this certification, partners will be recognized as Oracle Certified Implementation Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the Oracle Insurance Policy Administration Specialization. Please note that the Beta exam score reports should be available at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle, starting with August, 29th, 2011. All participants of the Beta-phase will receive an email from Pearson VUE with instructions on how to access their score. Oracle Insurance Policy Administration 9 Configuration Essentials (1Z0-557) exam tests your training and experience to ensure that you have a strong foundation and expertise on implementing Oracle Insurance Policy Administration. The certification covers basic configuration skills for building next-generation, flexible, rules-based policy administration solution for life and annuities that supports policy issue and policy processing. You can check the exam study guide to acquire a better insight on the exam objectives and the available training resources.

Click here to learn more.

Monday Sep 26, 2011

Registration Now Open For Free Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialist Testing

Take advantage of free Certified Specialist testing at OpenWorld and JavaOne 2011 and get your Specialist Accreditation!
Specialist Exams are taking place on site at the Hilton Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco.

Find out more here and PRE-REGISTER today.

Now Available: Oracle Enterprise Data Quality and Watchlist Screening Sales Playbooks for Partners

Learn about Enterprise Data Quality and Watchlist Screening product positioning and functionality. These playbooks equip you to sell, identify and qualify opportunities, pursue specific sales plays, and deliver competitive differentiation. Find out where you should plan to focus your resources, and how to broaden your offerings by leveraging the OPN Specialized enablement available to your organization. Available playbooks: 

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