Monday Apr 04, 2016

Certification exams to be retired soon

Oracle PartnerNetwork is announcing the retirement of multiple exams starting April 30th, due to the fact that some of them are linked to specialization and resell programs developed on older versions. Going forward, new Cloud certifications with new training content have been developed to better prepare our partners for business. Make sure you check this article for more details about the exams to be retired and alternatives to pursue!

Monday Aug 31, 2015

Certification Exam retake Policy has been changed

The certification exam retake policy was created for candidates that did not pass an exam, and was designed to give candidates sufficient time to prepare for the retake while protecting the integrity of the exam content. The retake policy reads that candidates:

  • Must wait 14 days before retaking a failed proctored certification exam;
  • Are not allowed to retake beta exams;
  • Are only allowed three attempts to pass a certification exam within a 12 month period;
  • And may note retake a passed certification exam at any time

Monday Jun 08, 2015

Criteria Updates for RAC 12c!

Partners are encouraged to review the latest updates for the RAC 12c competency criteria. It is now it's easier to become specialized in RAC 12c with the decrease in number for Implementation Specialists needed. Learn more!

Monday Apr 27, 2015

Partners Encouraged to Review RAC 12c Specialization Credentials

The RAC 11g Specialization version is six months away from becoming non-qualifying, so it's a good time for your partners to start reviewing the latest specialization criteria and prepare for the update. Online assessments of sales + presales material as well as the implementation exam are available today!

Monday Mar 23, 2015

Now live: OPN Competency Center enhancements

The newest OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) enhancements are now available. The March release is all about enhancing the digital experience by better predicting your needs and offering user experiences which are dynamic, engaging, and accessible on mobile platforms. An online demo (5 min) and detailed announcement are available to walk you through the new face of the OPN CC.

Monday Feb 16, 2015

Free Vouchers to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1. Are your partners planning to upgrade to the new version? OPN supports partners with a limited number of vouchers to successfully pass the Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist OPN exam (IZ0-497). If partners are interested, they may submit an Oracle Database Certification Upgrade voucher request form.

Monday Jan 19, 2015

New Benefit for Platinum and Diamond Partners – Oracle Validated Integration

Platinum and Diamond partners can save $2,000 and $3,000, respectively, on program fees for Oracle Validated Integration, OPN’s “go-to-market” program for partners with solutions that extend Oracle Applications. View the program brochure and OPN Benefits Table for more information.

Database 11g Scheduled to Become Non-Qualifying

Inform your partners that Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1. Are your partners planning accordingly to migrate towards the new version of Database 12c. Review Database 12c criteria and start working towards it now.

Monday Dec 15, 2014

FREE Vouchers to Upgrade your SPARC & Solaris Certifications

OPN supports partners with an exclusive number of free vouchers to upgrade their Oracle Solaris or SPARC Server certification. Eligible partners should be certified in: Oracle Solaris 10; SPARC Enterprise Entry-Level and Midrange M-Series Servers; SPARC Enterprise High-End M-Series Servers. Encourage partners to request these limited supply vouchers for up to two different exams via the SPARC & Solaris Enablement Voucher Request Form.

Tuesday Dec 09, 2014

Specialization Scheduled to Become Non-qualifying: RAC 11g

RAC 11g Specialization is scheduled to become non-qualifying on November 6, 2015. You can start working on the next level of certification (RAC 12c) to keep your credentials up to date. Planning in advance will save time for the last minute rush!

Monday Nov 17, 2014

RAC 12c Specialization is Now Active!

Want to make a difference in the market with your RAC 12c specialization? Check out the RAC 12c specialization criteria and get prepared on the way to becoming a specialized partner.

Monday Sep 08, 2014

Update: OPN Policies

To qualify for Platinum level membership, you must achieve a combination of five Qualifying Specializations, Oracle Validated Integrations or Oracle Exastack Optimized designations, OR achieve a combination of five Oracle Exastack Readys and Oracle Exastack Optimized designations with at least one being Optimized.

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Partnercast Replay Now Available: Oracle Database Technology and Specialization Update

Missed our live PartnerCast? Have no fear! The on-demand segments are now available. Topics we covered include: Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c R4 and ODB Performance & Tuning Specialization.

Monday Jun 30, 2014

NEW Resource Center for Specialized Partners

OPN is committed to the Specialized partner community. Going into FY15, we are announcing a new exclusive Resource Center which includes a Specialization Marketing Kit, updated presentations and collateral to help partners position the value of being an Oracle Specialized partner. Also check out the supporting video that can be shared with both Partners and Customers promoting the value of being Specialized.

Monday Jun 09, 2014

OPN Knowledge Zones: Have You Signed Up For Specific Updates?

Do you want access to OPN resources, tools and product updates? Want to receive customized information relevant to your personal interests? You can now easily manage your communication preferences for the Oracle product Knowledge Zones you consider informative and useful by checking your Oracle Partner Store (OPS) account and specifying your preferences. Learn more!



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