Friday Mar 30, 2012

In Japan? Get the First Opportunity On The New Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Partner Specialization Exam

The Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials Implementation Exam, is now available in Beta for Oracle Partners.

If your a Partner in Japan or a Partner attending Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in Tokyo April 4th-6th, take advantage of the opportunity to take the exam, at no charge,  onsite as part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork TestFest  Just ask to take the exam having this number (1Z1-457)

Don't happen to be in Japan next week?, no problem, Partners in other parts of the world can apply for one of the limited free beta exam vouchers by sending a request to this email address In your email be sure to include your name, business email address, company name and the name of the exam  - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials Implementation Exam (1Z1-457)

Wednesday Jan 04, 2012

Have you taken the survey? - For Oracle Partners interested in Manageability

Oracle Partners,

Whether your company has already specialized on Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM), you’re an EM specialist or have considered EM product and technology applicability to your business, a short survey has been posted to help capture your needs.

We welcome hearing from you on what enhancements or new EM Specializations could help you further expand your existing solutions, services, or enable you to enable new business. Follow this link and log in to take the short 5 question survey and get your needs captured today.

Thank You!

The Oracle Partner and Oracle Enterprise Management Team

Monday Dec 19, 2011

Another Free Exam Opportunity for Partners

Are you an Oracle Partner already in the state of Colorado, or planning to attend the event after the New Year? Below is another opportunity for Partners to take exams at No Charge, like Oracle Enterprise Manager or others, if in the area. 

JD Edwards Partner Summit 2012
OPN Specialist Certification Testing

Take advantage and get Certified Specialist Accreditation at this Exclusive Partner Event. The Oracle PartnerNetwork is hosting on-site testing during the JD Edwards Summit at Broomfield, Colorado, January 31 to February 2, 2011.

Note: You don't have to participate in the JD Edwards Summit to participate in this FREE Specialization opportunity, however, you must show proof of your valid OPN Membership by providing your OPN Company ID prior to the exam, and provide your valid Pearson Vue account. Walk-in participation may be available on a first come first serve basis and is limited by seating capacity and no guaranteed. All Specialization and Certification Exams are available for this event.

This is another opportunity available to members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork to take exams at NO CHARGE (a $195 value). The exams are rigorous, so be prepared - use Exam Study Guides for links to training to ensure you have the knowledge level necessary to pass the exam.

Space is limited on a first come first served basis, so registered register here today.

Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

Recap for Partners - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch

In addition to customers and Partners, I got invited by the Oracle Enterprise Manager team to check out their announcement first hand. So I took a break from all of the activity and Partner VideoBlogs in the OPN Lounge. Below are some of my highlights and how you can get more information yourself.

While it may have been a little chilly outside with a slight drizzle, there were plenty of Oracle Enterprise Team Members on hand with a warm personal welcome and helping usher folks in. They really stood out in those red hats.

Sure looks like they did a great job as I was unable to find an empty seat in the theater whether on the floor or the balcony.

Richard Sarwal appeared on stage demonstrating Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with a number of his team members. As “There is so much more than can be demonstrated in just this session”, be sure and checkout the campground, sessions, and

Directly following the event, the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c team had a reception recognizing the Partners and customers for all their input and help during the Beta.

If you are at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, be sure and drop into the campground in Moscone South or Moscone West and see it at one of the many Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c podiums and demonstrations. The Oracle team has also included handy QR scan codes on each station so you can get more information later.

And if you were too busy and did not happen to make over to one of these stations onsite, or you’re not attending Oracle OpenWorld this year, I took a picture of it for you. And though the wonders of technology if you scan it from my Blog it actually works.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 OPN Lounge – Monday Recap for Partners

Maybe you missed dropping in because of other meetings or you did not have enough clones of yourself to be everywhere at once? Or possibly you were not one of those able to physically attend the event? No problem, here is a report to keep you up to date.

Logistics - First, if your onsite and have not heard or seen this flyer yet, there is still time for yourself or team members to get Specialized at “No Charge”

And if you did not make it by the OPN Lounge, there is still time, here are the hours

When you finally make it over the OPN Lounge, you will see and be greeted by Oracle team members such as these.

And as the lounge has been busy, as you can see here you may not initial see some of the great resources onsite for you.

Stop over the right side of the lounge for questions and help on the OPN Program, membership and tools

As you shift over the left side there are some great folks that can show you the very latest on the Solutions Catalog

And feel free to “Push our Button” for your own interactive automated 3D demo

And then make your way to the back so you can setup/attend a meeting or provide additional feedback.

We look forward to your visit!

Monday Oct 03, 2011

Monday Look Forward to Your Visit - Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge

I remember when I was a Partner, Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld was primarily a time to finish off your booth and start-I mean polish your session and booth presentations. Those days are certainly gone after what so I saw so many Partners experiencing first hand on OpenWorld Sunday.

With a record signup, the OPN PartnerNetwork Forum filled the entire day with content, breakouts, technology overviews, Partners and opportunity.

Thank you again to the Partners I had the opportunity to meet throughout Sunday and especially for you that wanted to keep sharing late into the evening after the Sunday opening keynote.

It hours away to when the OPN Lounge will officially open and I will report there where I will have the opportunity to meet with even more of you. As I mentioned in my earlier blog, with the OPN Lounge such a great resource for Partners, try and make it a top priority in your schedule to get by and check it out Monday so you can leverage it the rest of the week.

I’ve heard that towards the end of the day Monday, you may wish to additionally drop by for a sponsored happy hour mixer in the OPN Partner Lounge. The benefits just keep getting better each year...

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Getting to Know You - OPN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Well its early Sunday and soon the Partner Forum will be underway. Another team member and myself had the opportunity to see the OPN Lounge build out first hand and thank you Kelly for the tour. When you in the exhibition hall, just look up and you will see this large banner identifying the entrance in Moscone South room 100.

Here you can see one of the reception desks to check in

Here is my coworker Liviu pointing out one of the private meeting rooms I mentioned in my early blog posting

And last but certainly not least is one of the places I will be meeting a number of Partners this week and learning more about your successes. I plan to blog more on those Partner interactions and experiences throughout the week.

Saturday Oct 01, 2011

#3 Tip for Oracle Partners - OPN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld

If you’re a Partner and attending Oracle OpenWorld 2011, after attending the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum on Sunday, then Monday the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Lounge is your next stop, hub, and connection point for the rest of the week. It’s more than a place to visit with someone from Oracle, so be sure and take full advantage of it while you’re at OpenWorld. Also a thank you to our lounge sponsor Tech Data Corporation.

Open Monday through Wednesday in the Moscone South hall room 100,

the OPN Lounge is an oasis from exhibition hall activity and offers a number of resources just for partners. During regular business come to the OPN Lounge:

  • To take advantage of semiprivate meeting rooms for the exclusive use of OPN partners. Hold meetings, meet with peers, and engage in relevant conversations with the Oracle Alliances & Channels team, other partners, customers and other industry professionals.

  • To get questions answered at the information stations, staffed by Partner Business Center consultants

  • Report for your prearranged appointment or sign up for the OPN Video Blogging room to share some of your Specialization accomplishments or ideas.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

#1 Tip for Oracle Partners – Subscribe To OPN Knowledge Zones

If you're an Oracle Partner and you yourself are not already subscribed to an OPN Knowledge Zone, take an opportunity to do that for yourself today. Additionally encourage other Oracle Partner resources within your company to subscribe to Knowledge Zones as they can now be selected by an individual’s interests.

If you are just joining as an Oracle Partner, Welcome! - be sure and take advantage of the opportunity to review the ones available and subscribe to those of most interest and applicable to your business. 

To help jump start your path towards Specialization, OPN Subject Matter Experts have reviewed, included, and maintain specific Knowledge Zone content for your role; whether you develop, sell, or implement Oracle solutions. It’s almost like having an Oracle Partner content Concierge.

And while your objective may have been to initially achieve a specific Specialization, take a few extra minutes to review the complimentary Knowledge Zones and Specializations on the lower right of the page. They have been identified to aid you on your Specialization journey, increase your skills, and further enhance your business opportunities.


Oracle Partnering Specialization opportunity, observations, and activities. A perspective by an employee who was once a partner, served on the Board of Directors and active volunteer in the Oracle user group community. at @lemmes


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