Monday May 27, 2013

Announcing Oracle General Product Support Specialization Training

Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the new General Product Support Specialist Guided Learning Path (GLP) for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members. The General Product Support Specialist GLP is applicable to all Oracle products, and will provide you with a core understanding of Oracle Premier Support components, support best practices, and My Oracle Support Service Request (SR) processes.

Monday May 13, 2013

Beta Exam Available For Oracle Webcenter Sites 11g Implementation Specialists

Invite your partners to become an implementation specialist in Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g (1Z1-462). The exam is now in Beta and can be attended for free by requesting your voucher here: OPN Beta Certified Specialist Exam Voucher Request Form. If there are any questions or concerns about the process please email

Monday May 06, 2013

New Enhancements for the OPN Competency Center

The newest OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) enhancements are now available.  To view a complete list of what has been added in this release including new reports and a new Enablement Manager user role, click here.  For additional information, please visit the Partner Activation Center where you can find an overview of the OPN Competency Center features and functionality.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

New Specialization: Exadata Database Machine Models X-2 and X3-8

The Exadata Database Machine Models X3-2 and X3-8 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Exadata solutions. Click here for more information.

Monday Apr 08, 2013

New Specializations: SPARC T5 & M5-32

As part of last week’s big announcement regarding the new SPARC Servers, Oracle now has two new Specializations available. The first is for SPARC T5 Servers and the second is for SPARC M5-32. Both products have lots of new content in addition to the Specialization information, all of which can be found at the OPN Knowledge Zone.

Apply Towards Enterprise Manager 12C Specialization Now

Be ready for the market changes! Take now the Enterprise Manager 12c exams for Sales, Presales and Implementation role and become specialized.

Monday Feb 18, 2013

New Enhancements for the OPN Competency Center

The newest OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) enhancements are now available. We’ve made valuable updates to the Training Manager, notifications, the Specialization Tracker and Resell Competency Tracker, and the Specialization Status Page. To view the complete list of the enhancements included in this release click here

Monday Feb 11, 2013

New OPN Specialization: Oracle Linux 6

The Oracle Linux 6 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing solutions based on Oracle Linux 6. Oracle Linux 6 combined with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Linux 6. Check out the Oracle Linux Partner Knowledge Zone for more details.

Thursday Dec 27, 2012

OPN Competency Center: Profiles Now Synched With O.COM Accounts

OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) users no longer have to manually add their OPN Company IDs to their Pearson VUE and CertView profiles because we're now automatically pulling that information from their accounts. Be sure to encourage Certification candidates to create or authenticate their CertView profiles, validate their certification data in the OPN CC training history, and validate or update the alignment of their training profiles using the Profile Sync landing pad. Helpful resources include this short video showing how candidates can retrieve their exam results and this Step By Step Badging Guide.

NEW! Solaris 11 Certification in the Cloud

This new cloud-based lab provides OPN members with access to remotely accessible environments for purposes of testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Solaris 11. Watch this one-minute demo and be sure to sign-up here!

Monday Nov 26, 2012

Update in Certification Exam Score Report Access Process Now Live!

Exam results will no longer be available at the test center, or on the Pearson VUE website. Candidates will receive an email from Oracle within 30 minutes of completing the exam to let them know that their exam results are available on CertView. Candidates must have an Oracle Web Account to access CertView. This new process applies to exam results for all Oracle Certification exams - proctored and non-proctored as well beta exams. Learn more here.

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

OPN Specialized Activation Center

To assure all partners have convenient resources to help "jump start" their business with Oracle, we have developed the OPN Specialized Activation Center. The site includes a short video training series organized into modules that walk through the basics of the OPN program. 

Monday Oct 29, 2012

OPN Diamond Level Criteria Update

On June 1, 2013, the criteria for Oracle PartnerNetwork members to attain the prestigious Diamond level will change and all members at the Diamond level at that point will be required to meet the new criteria. This change underscores the requirement for these elite partners to engage across Oracle’s broad product portfolio. Refer to the Diamond Level Requirements on the OPN Portal here for more detail.

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Boot Camp Revamp: Oracle Weblogic Server 12C Implementation

The boot camp content is now tailored to help partners succeed in becoming an Oracle Weblogic 12c Certified Implementation Specialist. Visit the boot camps here and the Knowledge Zone here.

Become an Oracle Solaris 11 Certified Implementation Specialist!

Click here to see some of the many options Oracle offers to help partners achieve an Oracle Solaris 11 Implementation Specialization.



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