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Oracle Certification Highlights – March

Oracle Certification highlights provides insight on new exams, exam preparation, exams that are retiring, program announcements, and all the great things that are happening in the certification program. 

Here is what’s currently featured!

 

NEW Java SE 11 Developer Certification

Prove you have the skills and expertise in modular programming, precise and secure coding management, and all the latest new features and functionality in Java technology with Java SE 11. Add real value to the skills a new or advanced developer brings to the job market.

Learn how you can prepare and become certified as an Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer.

Exams

  • Java SE 11 Programmer I | 1Z0-815
  • Java SE 11 Programmer II | 1Z0-816
  • Upgrade OCP Java 6, 7 & 8 to Java SE 11 Developer | 1Z0-817

 

Download the Java SE 11 training and certification guide.

Download the Java SE 11 FAQ

Purchase an exam voucher

 

Featured Exams

Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service 2019 Implementation Specialist | exam 1Z0-340

This exam is designed for marketing professionals who want to demonstrate expertise implementing marketing automation solutions. Validate your understanding of a successful implementation of the Eloqua platform.

Prepare for this exam with:

 

MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | exam 1Z0-888

Prove your ability to install and optimize MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups, performance tuning, and protect the most popular open-source database. 

 

Prepare for this exam with:

Note: Learning subscriptions with a certification exam provide one attempt at any of the exam(s) in the subscription with no additional fee during the subscription period.

 

See you at Collaborate 19!

Join us at the Oracle Certification: Pathway to Success session on Monday, April 8th.

Browse all sessions and find sessions with Oracle University through the Collaborate 19 agenda

 

Oracle Certification Continues to Drive Success

Thank you for sharing your pathways to success through Oracle Certification Success Stories. These stories inspire and inform with tales of long hours spent studying and preparing for exams and your commitment to lifelong learning. Learn how you can submit your story

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Oracle Certification Highlights – February

Oracle Certification highlights provides insight on new exams, exam preparation, exams that are retiring, program announcements, and all the great things that are happening in the certification program. 

February went by fast! Here is what’s currently featured!

 

Valuable Insight from a True Java Insider – Simon Roberts

Each new release of Java brings new features and enhancements, and certification is a great way to keep current. It’s more than a piece of paper, it’s keeping up with the knowledge and having advanced skills. Read more of Simon’s interview on the blog.
 

Preparing for an Exam Soon? 

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Featured Exam

Java SE 8 Programmer II | 1Z0-809

A professional Java Developer with advanced expertise requires the skills covered in both Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams. The Java SE 8 certification was designed to be a two-exam process. If you’re a Java SE 8 OCA, now is the time to get prepared for the next level. We’re here to help.

Prepare for this exam with:

 

New Learning Subscription

Integrated online learning and certification. You can train and test – anywhere and anytime.

Oracle Data Integration Learning Subscription 

Note: Learning subscriptions with a certification exam provide one attempt at any of the exam(s) in the subscription with no additional fee during the subscription period.

 

Get Oracle Certified at Collaborate 19, April 8 and 9, 2019

Take one exam for free at Collaborate 19.

Choose from a selection of Oracle Technology, Applications, and Oracle Cloud Solutions exams. Select from 4 available test sessions. Seating is based on first-come first-served basis, and testing is available to all conference registered attendees.

Registration will open soon! Check back on the blog or the Collaborate 19 website. 

 

Oracle Certification Continues to Drive Success

Thank you for sharing your pathways to success through Oracle Certification Success Stories. These stories inspire and inform with tales of long hours spent studying and preparing for exams and your commitment to lifelong learning. Learn how you can submit your story

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Oracle Certification Highlights – January 2019

Welcome to the first Oracle Certification Highlights for 2019! Visit the blog every month to learn about new exams, exam preparation, exams that are retiring, program announcements, and all the great things that are happening in the certification program. Here is what’s currently featured!

 

Your Oracle Certification Journey Begins Here

New Year, new goals. Is one of your goals to become Oracle certified this year? Take a look at these helpful guides for Oracle Database Certification and Java Certification to get you on the right path for your career growth and development.

 

Featured Exams:

NEW Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications | 1Z0-750 

This exam brings back the popular Oracle Application Express (APEX) certification, updated for a modern audience. With a simple-to-manage, highly scalable tool with rapid browser-based development and self-service provisioning you can share data and create web applications using only a web browser, even with limited programming experience.

Achieving the Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional certification proves that you are highly competent at developing apps using Oracle APEX. A certified individual has demonstrated fluency in and a solid understanding of the skills required to develop professional apps using Oracle APEX.

Prepare for your exam with:

 

Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900 

We’ve streamlined the certification path, removing prerequisites that may have been a barrier to pursuing this certification in the past. It’s no longer required to earn two certifications – Oracle Certified Associate and Oracle Certified Professional in order to gain this credential.

Earn the Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer and validate your programming capability to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7. It is targeted to intermediate to advanced level Java Front-end and Back-end application developers, architects, and software engineers who possess expertise utilizing Java EE 7 technology to create web-based user interfaces using JavaScript along with JSPs, JSFs, servlets and handle business logic.

Prepare for your exam with:

 

New Learning Subscriptions

Integrated online learning and certification. You can train and test – anywhere and anytime.

Oracle Siebel Learning Subscription 

Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription 

Oracle IT Infrastructure Learning Subscription 

Note: Learning subscriptions with a certification exam provide one attempt at any of the exams in the subscription with no additional fee during your subscription period.

 

Changes to Your Oracle Certification Profile – Coming in February

Exciting news about your Single Sign On, Pearson VUE accounts, and records are coming in February! Here is a brief overview of updates to come:

  • Account migration – ONE account will be needed – no longer will a testing candidate need both a CertView and Pearson VUE account.
  • Test takers will receive their score report immediately after submitting their exam. No longer will we require they wait for at least 30 minutes before having to log into CertView.

To get ready for these changes, we are asking candidates who have attempted and/or achieved Oracle Certification to authenticate their CertView account now. Follow these simple steps in this infographic.

 

Oracle Certification Continues to Drive Success

Thank you for sharing your pathways to success through Oracle Certification Success Stories. These stories inspire and inform with tales of long hours spent studying and preparing for exams and your commitment to lifelong learning. Read recent stories.

Li Yan journey to earning an Oracle Certified Master. ‘A clear goal, some hard work, a pleasing result, an unforgettable memory.’

Lin Cong, Oracle Certified Master, solves a major database issue with skills learned while preparing for his exam.

 

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Newly Added Events! Oracle Certified Master Events during Oracle OpenWorld London

Written by Eva Chase, Global Senior Marketing Manager

Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld in London, January 16 and 17, 2019?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine your trip with taking the Oracle Database 12c Oracle Certified Master (OCM) or the Upgrade Exam? Well, now you can!

Sign up now for one of these two special OCM events:

  • 5711523: Oracle Database 12c: Oracle Certified Master (OCM) Exam Ed 2, January 14, 15.
  • 5707495: Oracle Database 12c: Oracle Certified Master Upgrade (OCM) Ed 1.1, January 18.

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Get Oracle certified to be recognized as a Senior DBA, and all the opportunities that come along with holding an Oracle certification. Keeping your skills current positions you to take advantage of the strong job demands for a DBA.

Stay Up-to-Date with Oracle Certification

Stay informed with newly released exams, get information on current promotions, and learn about new program announcements. Here is what’s currently featured!

 

New Exams and Certifications

NEW MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | 1Z0-888: Passing this exam proves your ability to install and optimize MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases.

Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900: The Oracle Java EE 7 Application Developer exam validates programming capability to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7. Be the first to become certified and prove you have what it takes to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7.

The certification path has been streamlined, removing prerequisites that could have been a barrier to pursue this certification.

Oracle Database Advanced PL/SQL | 1Z0-148: Passing the exam validates your knowledge of subjects such as complex datatypes, dynamic cursors, external procedures, security features and considerations, and performance related features such as caching, parallel execution and profiling.

This exam is an updated version of Oracle Database 12c: Advanced PL/SQL. This version is not tied to a specific version of Oracle Database. Removing the version from this exam and certification title better aligns with the SQL certification track and modern defined job role.
 

Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Associate | 1Z0-937: The Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Associate exam is designed for Cloud Content and Experience professionals who possess expertise implementing Cloud solutions. This certification validates understanding of the Content and Experience services and capacity to configure them. Up-to-date training and hands-on experience supporting or leading C&E implementations, or equivalent practice is recommended. This exam is available to all candidates.

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NEW Learning Subscriptions – Integrated Training and Certification
 

Java Programming Learning Subscription

Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription

Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription

Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription

Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription

Taking Your Career to the Next Level

It’s true, there are many opportunities abound for those that hold the skills needed to hit the ground running, and do a great job. Java is one of the most sought after certifications in the IT Industry. 

Did you know in the US alone there are 47,547 open jobs listed for Java SE 8 Programmers? See for yourself by accessing your Oracle Certification digital badge on Acclaim, Related Jobs.

 

Let Your Badge Be Your Introduction

How do you open doors and get noticed? If you’re Oracle certified you hold one of our digital badges which you can use to apply for any of the related jobs listed. Learn more.

 

Recognition as an Oracle Certified Associate is not the last rung of the ladder in the climb to the top. 

You’ve achieved your Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associated certification. This show others you have skills learned in the latest in Java, but why stop here?   

A resume that lists demonstrated skills with validation from an industry recognized certification program gets you to the top.

With passing one more exam, add Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Professional to your resume. Oracle Certified Professionals have the advanced programming skills to fully utilize all features of Java SE 8.

 

Getting to the Next Level

Prepare for Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Professional.   

  1. Train and test with Integrated Online Learning and Certification. On your schedule – anywhere and anytime.
  2. Already know everything you need to know? Test your knowledge now with FREE sample questions
  3. Need a study plan? Exam Prep Seminar standalone or packages: Exam Prep Seminar Package: Java SE 8 Programmer II (Best Value Package includes one exam voucher and a free retake, valid for 6 months) or Exam Prep Seminar: Java SE 8 Programmer II.

Next Step!

  • Purchase an Oracle Certification Proctored Exam voucher here.
  • Register to take the exam at Pearson VUE.

 

Stay Up-to-Date with Oracle Certification

Keep informed with newly released exams, get information on current promotions, and learn about new program announcements. Here is what’s new for June!

 

New Exams and Certifications

Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900: The Oracle Java EE 7 Application Developer exam validates programming capability to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7. Be the first to become certified and prove you have what it takes to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 by. 

We have removed the prerequisite of Java SE OCA and OCP. It’s a good change, we hope you think so too.

Oracle Database Advanced PL/SQL | 1Z0-148: Passing the exam validates your knowledge of subjects such as complex datatypes, dynamic cursors, external procedures, security features and considerations, and performance related features such as caching, parallel execution and profiling.
Oracle Database PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional.

This is an updated version of the exam Oracle Database 12c: Advanced PL/SQL. This updated version is not tied to a specific version of Oracle Database. Removing the versioning from this exam and certification title better aligns with the SQL certification track and with the modern defined job role. Read the full blog post.

PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-631: Individuals who earn this certification are able to assist in the implementation of modules such as General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Billing, and eSettlements.

PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.5x Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-632: Individuals who earn this certification are able to extend and enhance PeopleSoft deployments for customers. Passing this exam qualifies for the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance OPN Specialization.

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NEW Learning Subscriptions – Integrated Training and Certification

Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription

Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription

PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription 

Java Programming Learning Subscription 

What’s New with Oracle Certification – May

Stay up to date with the Oracle Certification Program.
Keep informed with new exams released into production,
get information on current promotions, and learn about new program announcements.

New Exams and Certifications

Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise 2018 Associate Developer | 1Z0-927: This certification covers implementation topics of related Oracle Paas Services such as: Visual Builder Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, Developer Cloud Service, Application Container Cloud Service, and Container Native Apps. This certification validates understanding of the Application Development portfolio and capacity to configure the services.

Oracle Management Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-930: Passing this exams demonstrates the skills and knowledge to architect and implement Oracle Management Cloud. This individual can configure Application Performance Monitoring, Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring, Oracle Log Analytics, Oracle IT Analytics, Oracle Orchestration, Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics and Oracle Configuration and Compliance.

Oracle Cloud Security 2018 Associate | 1Z0-933: Passing this exam validates understanding of Oracle Cloud Security portfolio and capacity to configure the services. This certification covers topics such as: Identity Security Operations Center Framework, Identity Cloud Service, CASB Cloud Service, Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service, Configuration and Compliance Service, and services Architecture and Deployment.

Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-935: Passing this exam validates understanding of Oracle Application Integration to implement the service. This certification covers topics such as: Oracle Cloud Application Integration basics, Application Integration: Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), Service-Oriented Architecture Cloud Service (SOACS), Integration API Platform Cloud Service, Internet of Things – Cloud Service (IOTCS), and Oracle’s Process Cloud Service.

Oracle Analytics Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-936: Passing this exam provides knowledge required to perform provisioning, build dimensional modelling and create data visualizations. The certified professional can use Advanced Analytics capabilities, create a machine learning model and configure Oracle Analytics Cloud Essbase.

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How Does the DBA Keep Their Role Relevant? 

By having the skills to meet the new demands for business optimization along with a reputation of continuous learning and improvement. Check out how training + certification keeps a DBA relevant. Read full article.

 

Benefits of Upgrading Your OCA certification to Database 12c Release 2

Building upon the competencies in the Oracle Database 12c OCA certification, the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) for Oracle Database 12c includes the advanced knowledge and skills required of top-performing database administrators which includes development and deployment of backup, recovery and Cloud computing strategies. Find out how to upgrade with this exam!

What’s New with Oracle Certification – March

Oracle Certification Program, Stay up to date with new exams released into production, get information on current promotions and learn about new program announcements.

GoCertify: Oracle Certification Says IT All About the High Cost of Certifying

Letting the cost of training and certification hold you back might end up costing you in the long run – as an individual or as a team leader. We’re all quite familiar with the cost of training and certifying, but what can it cost you to not pursue training and certification for yourself or your team? Read more Certification Watch.

Oracle University Learning Subscriptions provide 24×7 all Digital Training + Certification Learning Paths that include a free exam!

New Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Learning Subscription includes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Certification.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Associate Architect has the knowledge required to specify, architect, implement applicable Oracle Infrastructure as a Service services/solutions. Certified individuals are able to explain, deploy, configure, and utilize Oracle Infrastructure as a Service. This certification covers topics such as: the Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solution, Service Subscription, Compute Cloud and Dedicated Compute Cloud Service Deployment, and more.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Associate Architect possesses strong foundation knowledge in architecting infrastructure using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. It validates deep understanding of OCI services to spin up infrastructure. Topics include: Cloud computing concepts (HA, DR, Security), regions, availability domains, OCI terminology and services, networking, databases, load balancing, IAM, DNS, FASTCONNECT, VPN, Compartments.

 

New Exams and Certifications

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration Certified Professional l 1Z0-074: This exam is for candidates who would like upgrade their certification to an Oracle Database 12c R2 Administration Certified Professional. Candidates should have taken and passed the prerequisites for this exam by being OCP certified as either an Oracle Database 12c or 11g Administrator Certified Professional.

Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration | 1Z0-072: Earning this certification exposes you to the fundamental concepts and skills DBAs need for daily operational management and maintenance.

PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.5x Implementation Essentials | 1Z1-632: (Beta Exam)
Individuals who earn this certification are able to extend and enhance PeopleSoft deployments for customers. Passing this exam qualifies for the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance OPN Specialization. Beta exam closes April 14, 2018.

PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Implementation Essentials | 1Z1-631: (Beta Exam)
Individuals who earn this certification are able to assist in the implementation of modules such as General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Billing, and eSettlements. Beta exam closes April 14, 2018.

 

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