Tuesday Sep 01, 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

Oracle’s August Midsize Partner Newsletter is Now Available!

Share this month’s Oracle Midsize Newsletter with your partners so they can engage their customers with new marketing content. The newsletter includes the latest sales tools, modern best practices, customer successes, events and more!

NA Partners: Register for Upcoming Oracle Cloud Partner Forums

Throughout September, join Oracle for an interactive partner forum just one day prior to Oracle Cloud Day events. Highlights include joint go-to-market strategies with North America sales teams, key cloud sales plays, and networking opportunities. You can see the list of upcoming dates and locations for Cloud Partner Forum here.

New! OPN Resources for Oracle Storage Cloud Services

New OPN Quick Reference Guides are now available for all three Oracle Storage Cloud Services: Oracle Database Storage Cloud Service, Oracle Storage Cloud Service & Oracle Storage Cloud Archive Service. Two newly released Storage Cloud presentations have also recently been posted, available in both a customer + VAR version. These documents can be accessed from the OPN Hardware Resource Center, under “Server and Storage Products.”  

Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Oracle Partner Webcast: Java Cloud Service and Oracle OpenWorld Highlights

Oracle Cloud Platform has invested deeply in the area of Java applications and has built out a full solution in the Java Cloud Service which includes enterprise class Java capabilities that enables easy onboarding of existing applications and a fast agile platform for new applications. 

Please join us for this Webcast, where we will give a technical update on the Java Cloud Service and cover positioning and opportunities for partners using the Java Cloud Service. We will wrap up this session with an overview of Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Don't miss this update to help you make the most of your time at the biggest Oracle event of the year!

Sep 9th @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM (GMT-08:00) PT – Join Now

Sep 16th @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur – Join Now

JD Edwards Partner News – August 2015

Check out here the latest news regarding JD Edwards solution from our August edition of the newsletter!

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week Ending August 21

  • Powel DeltaXE, an Energy Trading and Risk Management solution headquartered in Norway, achieves Oracle Database Appliance Optimized Status. Powel DeltaXE reduced total cost of ownership by up to 40 percent running Oracle for European power scheduling. Read more.

Register for OU’s “Value of Training: 2015 Trends & Best Practices” Webinar - August 31

Join Oracle University and Training Industry, Inc. on August 31 at 10 am PT for an informative session on the value of training within your organization. Topics include current trends impacting workforce development, strategic information on the business of learning, and the latest training tools and technology available. Register today! 

Japanese Translation for OPN Certification Now Available

The OPN Certification Exam 1Z0-418 for Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials is now available in both Japanese and English. Language preference can be selected on site at Pearson VUE testing centers. Have your partners check the exam page for more preparation details.


Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week Ending August 21

  • Brazil-based company Nexo CS Informatica achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2. Read more about the integration in both English and Portuguese.

Partner release overview webcast: Oracle Service Cloud – September 8

You should be empowering your customers and customer service agents with the latest updates to Oracle Service Cloud. The Oracle Service Cloud August 2015 release overview webcast will teach partners new capabilities & enhancements delivered in the latest release.


Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending August 14

  • OpenWay Group – a payment processing software vendor headquartered in Brussels, completed Oracle SuperCluster Optimized testing and certification with their solution WAY4. Results demonstrated a 2x shorter average response time compared to a similarly scaled platform with traditional storage – Read more.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

New Live Virtual Training Class: Oracle Utilities Application Framework 4.x Sales Overview, Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:00am ET

The Oracle Utilities Application Framework (OUAF) Configuration Tools boot camp outlines key features that allow OUAF-based products to be extended by populating metadata instead of applying programming. This technology enables the development of reusable objects, which can reduce implementation time, and extensions, which are automatically upgraded when future product releases are introduced. Ultimately, these tools offer increased flexibility to satisfy client needs without adjusting your implementation methodology. Register Now !

New Live Virtual Training Class: Oracle Utilities Service Order Management Live Virtual Overview, Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00am ET

The goal of the Service Order Management Functional Overview is to educate and enable students to understand the vision behind SOM, the features and functions, the value of the product to the global utility, and will see a demo of the product. This virtual training will provide a foundation for those students wishing to take the more involved hands on Service Order Management training class being offered at the Fall Utilities Enablement Summit September 28-September 30.Attendance is free of charge: Register Now!


Join us for the Oracle Utilities Partner Enablement Summit, September 28th - October 2nd, 2015, Santa Clara, California!

Please join us for our Oracle Utilities Partner Enablement Summit, September 28 - October 2, 2015 at the Oracle Conference Center, Santa Clara, California.

This is our third Summit and is part of our ongoing effort to provide partners with an opportunity to enrich field capabilities, sales and delivery through lectures, hands-on exercises and demonstrations of Oracle Utilities business solutions.

This Partner Enablement Summit will include training on the following solutions: Advanced Analytics, Customer, Work and Asset Management, Metering, and Grid/Network Operations.

Currently, Utilities implementer certifications can be obtained on 4 select Utilities solutions: Customer Care & Billing, Meter Data Management, Smart Grid Gateway and Mobile Workforce Management. While we will not be offering a Test Fest at this summit, we encourage partners who are interested in obtaining implementer certifications to contact the OPN team for additional details on the certification exams.

Register Now! Early Bird ends on August 30th!