Monday Mar 23, 2015

Now Live: OPN Competency Center Enhancements

The newest OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) enhancements are now available. The March release is all about enhancing the digital experience by better predicting your needs and offering user experiences which are dynamic, engaging, and accessible on mobile platforms. An online demo (5 min) and detailed announcement are available to walk you through the new face of the OPN CC.

Don't miss the Oracle Partner Summit in Toronto April 9!

The Oracle Channel Organization led by Gary Koopman is holding a summit in Toronto to engage with local partners & sales teams!

Topics covered will include:
  •     Engineered Systems;
  •     VCA;
  •     Oracle DB12c;
  •     FS1;
  •     ZFS;
  •     ACS
  •     Cloud.
The event runs all day, followed by a reception in the early evening. Make sure you register today!

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

Specializations Catalog Updated - March 17

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations.


  • Availability reconsidered for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g, for Oracle GoldenGate 12c, and for Oracle Data Integrator 12c.
  • Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 scheduled to become non-qualifying. 

Oracle BigMachines CPQ Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials Exam is now available in beta testing!

OPN is now certifying individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle BigMachines CPQ solutions. This exam builds on the topics covered in Yellow Belt and Blue Belt with particular consideration to Configuration, Commerce and Integration Design. Request your free exam voucher now and get recognized as an Oracle BigMachines Cloud Service Certified Implementation Specialist! 

Check out the Oracle Sales Cloud Marketing & Sales Kit for Partners!

Engage your customer earlier and close deals more often with Oracle Sales Cloud. Equip your team with the proper processes, tools, resources, and intelligence to increase revenues. Check out our Marketing & Sales Kit

Are you Familiar with Oracle Business Process Services?

Oracle Business Process Service (BPS) providers enrich the benefits of the cloud by taking full responsibility for running an end-to-end process for the client. Watch this video and learn how you can deliver BPS with Oracle’s stack of cloud services and technologies.

Mark Hurd & Mark Sunday to Keynote at COLLABORATE 15 – April 12-16

Mark Hurd and Oracle CIO Mark Sunday will keynote at this technology and applications forum for the Oracle community. See breaking product news, 1000+ sessions, exhibitor showcase and great networking. Register today!

Thursday Mar 12, 2015

Now Available: New Chinese translations for OPN Certifications

Exams 1Z0-497 Oracle Database 12c Essentials and Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials can be now taken in Simplified Chinese or English upon preference at Pearson VUE testing centers. Check the above exam pages for more preparation details!

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Register for COLLABORATE 15 – April 12-16

Take advantage of this great educational and peer-to-peer networking conference featuring 800 user-driven sessions, Oracle DEMOgrounds and our Usability Lab!

Why CIOs Still Matter

A funny thing happened on the road to CIO extinction: Digital disruption made CIOs more valuable than ever, writes Bob Evans in this OracleVoice blog. Top IT leaders are thriving as customer advocates while harnessing the power of customer-centric Big Data and analytics. Watch & share Bob’s 2015 insights with your C-level customers!

Monday Mar 02, 2015

Specializations Catalog - March

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations!

Top Headlines:

  • Alternative criteria setexpired for Servers and Storage Systems Specalizations
  • Oracle Mobile Security Suite 11g and Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 now active
  • Sun ZFS Storage Appliance no longer qualifying

OPN Website Has Gone Mobile

We are pleased to announce the initial launch of the OPN Website's mobile responsive interface! This design refresh supports an “Anywhere, Any Device” user experience for tablets and smartphones. Make sure to check it out now! For more information click here.

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Specializations Catalog - February

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations! News in this issue covers criteria updates and deadline changes, make sure you take a look!

How Big Data Will Evolve in 2015

“Data is the fuel that launches companies ahead of the pack—often far ahead.” Use the big data insights from this article to talk about big data themes and trends with business leaders.

Partner Roundtables: Selling Oracle’s PaaS Solutions – Multiple cities

Join Oracle for interactive roundtable sessions exploring how you can create new revenue streams with Oracle Cloud. These roundtables will be held on multiple dates in multiple cities, and both resellers and SIs are encouraged to attend.