Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

Attending OOW? Secure your slot to get certified on the spot!

We are excited to welcome you to our fifth edition of Test Fest @ OPN Central! This year, we are bringing 90+ reasons for you to get certified on the spot, at no charge!

Our selection is very broad, and covers best-of-breed Oracle solutions. Take your pick from cloud solutions exams, applications exams, middleware exams, database exams, industry exams, and much more!

Need more reasons to attend?

  • Opportunity to pass the newly released Cloud Solutions exams;
  • Up to two exams are free of charge for Oracle partners;
  • Passing any of the exams offered will help your partner organization achieve specialization
  • Differentiate yourself in the marketplace with a well-respected exam credential

Book your seat now for the exam of your choice for any of the TEN sessions we have scheduled for you. All sessions are reserved for OPN members only, and due to high demand, seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Testing Sessions Schedule

Day 1 - Monday , 26th October
Session 1: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Session 3: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 27
Session 4: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session 5: 3:45 - 5:45pm

Day 3 - Wednesday,  October 30
Session 6: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Session 7: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Session 8: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Day 4 - Thursday, October 29
Session 9: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Session 10: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Have questions? Contact opn-edu_ww@oracle.com

We’ll see you in October!
The OPN Communications Test Fest Ninjas 

Thursday Feb 20, 2014

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Let’s face it; our New Year’s resolutions are long behind us. Hopefully you held on to yours, but if you didn’t, don’t sweat it. And if one of your resolutions is to become an Oracle Specialized partner, then there’s no better time than now to act on it.

The OPN Specialized Program is the most significant evolution of the OPN program in more than a decade. The focus of the new program is on specialization, which you achieve through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. The program is designed for our most experienced and committed partners to gain a competitive edge by spotlighting their strengths and special skills. For partners who resell and implement Oracle solutions, Specialization allows them to showcase their expertise in over 100+ Specializations within our growing product portfolio.

OPN Specialized partners are recognized by Oracle, and preferred by customers. And it’s simple to become Specialized:

Go to partner.oracle.com > Join Now
Go to partner.oracle.com > Knowledge Zones
Select the Knowledge Zone of the solutions area of interest
Go to partner.oracle.com > Knowledge Zone > Specialize tab
Meet the business and competency criteria.
Apply for specialization once the required criteria are met.
4: TRACK Competency Status
5: Apply Now!

Additional information on enablement criteria, Specialist Exam types and beta exams and vouchers can be found here.

So what are you waiting for? Join the OPN today!

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

Oracle Teams with China UnionPay to Promote Secure Banking in China

Oracle and China UnionPay will be working together to increase awareness and use of the Java Card platform in the Chinese financial market. UnionPay is a bankcard association established under the approval of the State Council and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). UnionPay has become a central and pivotal part of China’s bankcard industry, and plays an essential role in industry development.

The collaboration between Oracle and China UnionPay will provide current Java Card licensees and new prospects with the confidence to develop and utilize Java Card–based applications. Oracle will help develop and test the Java Card platform for use in the Chinese banking system, while Oracle and China UnionPay will offer technical support and service on Java Card to help the effective use of the Java Card platform depending on the requirements of Chinese enterprises and banks.

The Java Card Platform provides an open, interoperable environment enabling the development and deployment of portable trusted identity services to individuals and personal devices, such as SIMs and Smart Cards. To date, over 12 billion Java Card units have been shipped.

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Experience User Experience! Oracle Applications UX Expo at OOW


Thinking about attending OOW13?

Let the Oracle Applications UX Expo help you make the right decision. Be among the first to see Oracle’s latest forays into simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. You’ll get a sneak peek at Oracle’s future user experience concepts, and you’ll have a chance to talk to the people who are building them. If you like the idea of getting your hands on new designs and prototypes before they launch (we sure do), this’ll be your kind of thing.

Join us at the Marriott Marquis first floor Chill Zone and Bin 55 (4th and Mission – 1 block from the Moscone Center) on Monday, Sep. 23, 1:30pm–4:30pm.

We know there’s tons to see at Oracle OpenWorld, so we’ve turned this expo into an open house. It’ll be a prime networking opportunity for partners, influencers and the Oracle UX team. Come whenever you have a break between sessions. Enjoy refreshments and appetizers, and be ready to see user-experience innovations you won’t see anywhere else!

IMPORTANT! Your company must have a signed confidentiality agreement in place before you attend. When you register, please indicate your agreement status. Oracle will verify beforehand to speed your entry to the expo.

To register, click here!

Catch you at the expo,

Your OPN Experience-Makers

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

The scouting report for OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is so close we can almost taste it, which actually makes sense considering we’ll be going through roughly 108,946 cups of coffee, 14,700 hotel rooms, and 20,000 man-hours before the first session even begins!

With five targeted tracks, 50+ partner-specific sessions and 125+ certification opportunities, you may never want to leave! This week-long event kicks off Sunday, September 22 and continues through Thursday, September 26, 2013, in San Francisco.

Be sure to register soon, and don’t miss the chance to rev your engines at the Social Media Rally StationTM, where you can go from social-media dead-starter to racetrack superstar in under 60 seconds… er, 15 minutes!