If you have already registered, you should also plan to swing by the OPN Specialist Test Fest. You know all those OPN exams you complete to be recognized as an OPN Certified Specialist? You know how you usually have to pay for them?
At the Test Fest, you can take up to two OPN exams for FREE. It’s a pretty hot deal. Take part in any of 10 testing sessions that run from Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26. Choose from more than 80 OPN exam titles. And yes—lest you were worried we mis-typed up there—you can take any two tests on the house.
Register for the Test Fest today! Each session is reserved exclusively for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees. Due to high demand, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out the schedule, plus all sorts of other event details here.
Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld
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!
The first ever Shanghai, China Oracle
PartnerNetwork Exchange conference is taking place Monday,
July 22nd, through Thursday, July 25th, 2013. During this
event, you can take part in the exciting and popular OPN
Specialist Test Fest. This is an exceptional opportunity for Oracle
Partners to take OPN Certifications for FREE! By successfully passing these
exams, you will earn the OPN Certified Specialist recognition and help your
company upgrade its OPN Specialized Program level!
There are 10 testing sessions to
choose from, more than 50
exam titles available, and many are translated to Chinese or Korean!
now for the OPN Specialist Test Fest and select up to two seats from your
desired sessions. All sessions are reserved for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange
Shanghai 2013 attendees, so make sure that prior to the Test Fest registration,
you have already signed up for the OraclePartnerNetwork Exchange Shanghai 2013
Check out the study
material, prepare for the exams, and join us in Shanghai at the Expo
Partners, mark your calendars because our 2nd annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld is back and bigger than ever! Join us September 22nd - 26th for deep dive content, keynotes, networking opportunities, and so much more.
Here is what you can expect at OPN Exchange 2013:
Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange keynote address
Partner-specific conference sessions with targeted tracks- Just for you!
Test Fest certification program – Help your company get Specialized and differentiate yourself from the competition for free!
Dedicated OPN lounge- Come by for some coffee and networking!
Exclusive AfterDark OPN reception- You’re not going to want to miss the best partner party of the year!
Access to the renowned Oracle Customer and Partner Appreciation Event- Register before July 19th, 2013 and get it for free!
That’s right, this year the famed Appreciation event is included at NO additional cost for Early Bird registrants only. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to not only take part in OPN Exchange, but get your hands on that golden ticket!
Early Bird registration does ends July 19th so register today and save 35% off the on-site registration fee, plus receive a bonus Oracle Appreciation Event pass just for registering early. To learn more, listen as Nick Kritikos, VP of Partner Enablement at Oracle shares more about OPN Exchange 2013.
So get those travel arrangements ready, and join our most exciting OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld to date!
We got a chance
to sit down with Nick Kritikos, Vice President of Partner Enablement here at
Oracle to discuss how partners can make the most out of their OPN
Specialization while at COLLABORATE 13, April 7-11, 2013 in Denver, CO. Let’s see what he had to say!
OPN Specialization have to do with events like COLLABORATE 13?
participating in events like COLLABORATE 13, OPN partners are able to do so much more then exhibit and
collect business cards.
They can showcase their OPN
Specializations and Specialists to further expand their network of contacts by
interacting with Oracle customers, solutions providers, consultants, and user
group leaders. Each year many OPN Partners submit and also get selected to
present in one of the session tracks, some also get asked to present on behalf
of the user community at Oracle OpenWorld, while others volunteer in the user
OPN partners also have a unique
opportunity this year at COLLABORATE
13 to get certified for free on
specific exams at Oracle’s
Test Fest. Partners can also meet with experts from Oracle Corporation in the
campgrounds, and with OPN representatives onsite.
OPN Partners also have the opportunity to
provide in person feedback, and get further involved in the OPN Specialization
program and process. Or perhaps partners would prefer to review their OOW
abstract submission ideas since the Oracle OpenWorld 13 Call for Papers closes
just after the Collaborate event concludes.
Don’t be surprised if someone from the OPN
team stops by your booth that is showcasing your OPN credentials and
Specializations and asks to snap a photo for further recognition and Social
Who puts on
Oracle Users Group(IOUG), theOracle Applications Users Group(OAUG) andQuest International Users Group(Quest), present COLLABORATE 13:
Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Customer Community. As an
educational conference, COLLABORATE 13helps users of the full family of Oracle business
applications, database and middleware software, and hardware solutions to gain
greater value from their Oracle investments. It’s an event specifically created
by Oracle customers for Oracle customers where partners are invited to share
and showcase their Oracle expertise.
Where do I
registration through the IOUG, the OAUG or Quest entitles you to attend the
educational sessions of all three organizations, network and stay current the
latest education and best practices from the user community on Oracle product
technology. There are a number of ways partners may wish to take advantage, and
can go to the COLLABORATE 13 website
to learn more.
So whether you’re
an OPN Partner, or are just local to the area,
you and your team can take advantage of getting certified for free on specific
exams. Visit Oracle’s
Test Fest and watch Nick’s short video below to learn more!
Where can partners go during OPN Exchange to take complementary certification testing, and upon completing it, receive the credentials of a Certified Specialist, while having it count towards their company’s Specialization and upgrade within the OPN program?
A.) Test Fest
B.) Test Fest
C.) All of the Above
You are right! Test Fest is back by popular demand, and has been included as one of the many partner benefits for attending OPN Exchange this year. Join us from October 1-4th in the Marriott Marquis, Juniper Room at Oracle OpenWorld and get recognized!
For times and registration, visit the Oracle OpenWorld Test Fest page and be sure to “study up” by watching this short video on Test Fest at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 below!
If you’re wondering why the city of San Francisco welcomes Oracle OpenWorld with open arms, or why over 45,000+ attendees sign-up each year for this week long event, or why you should be so darn excited for next month… we think we may have some answers.
Reason #4: Partners can attend deep-dive training courses with Oracle University, putting them on the fast-track for success!
Reason #3: Who doesn’t get a little start struck from time to time? Especially when you can get up close and personal (well not too personal), with ORACLE TEAM USA, and the America’s Cup trophy. Autographs and photo-ops are welcome!
Reason #2: Come prepared because you may run out of business cards attending the week long OPN Exchange @ OOWprogram which is overflowing with networking opportunities, and home to 40+ partner sessions and a ‘Test Fest’. Did we mention Judson Althoff will be giving a keynote?
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