Detailed Information on Criteria Validation
Detailed Information on Criteria Validation
Oracle Exastack Ready Eligibility Criteria
In addition to the above criteria, the OPN partner and its application must comply with the following:
The following platform partner product technologies are NOT eligible for Oracle Exastack Ready program:
1 Must provide name of one Oracle PartnerNetwork Support Specialist or join the Oracle Collaborative Vendor Support Program (OCVS) or listed as TSAnet vendor. Partners are responsible for providing first-line support for their solutions. Oracle will provide support for Oracle products in accordance with Oracle's then current technical support policies.
In order to accept a customer reference as valid for Specialization criteria:
In order to accept a transaction as valid for Specialization criteria:
If pre-requisite specializations are listed in a Specialization’s Business Criteria, those Specializations must be successfully completed before the Partner can apply for that Specialization.
Product Specializations cover a partner’s expertise in a specific set of Oracle products. Industry Specializations focus on a partner’s expertise in a particular industry and typically require that a partner have a certain number of Product Specializations as a pre-requisite to becoming Specialized in that industry. The Product Specialization requirements must be fulfilled by Qualifying Specializations.
In order to accept a Specialist as valid for Specialization criteria, the individual fulfilling the requirement must have taken the applicable Specialist Assessment test and passed. The list of acceptable Specialist designations can be found in each Specialization Criteria Table under “Competency Criteria”.
You can find links to the specific assessments on the “Get Specialized” section of the OPN Competency Center. From there, you may search to find the Specialist Assessment that matches the name of the Specialist requirement listed in the Competency Criteria. The assessments are typically associated with a Guided Learning Path that provides recommended training that will help individuals pass the assessments.
If there are multiple unique exam options (Exam A and Exam B) that count toward meeting the Implementation Specialist criteria, an individual may take more than one unique exam (Exam A and B) and count each one toward fulfilling criteria. For example, if an individual passes both Exam A & B the passed exams would be counted as two (2) toward fulfilling Implementation Specialist criteria.
Advanced Specialization is a program element where specialized partners at the Gold, Platinum, and Diamond levels can showcase the depth and breadth of their global implementation resources. To qualify for an Advanced Specialization, eligible partners must meet standard business and competency criteria for a particular Specialization plus have on staff 50 or more Oracle Certified Implementation Specialists in that product set. Because Advanced Specialization demonstrates the partner’s depth and capacity, the count of 50 Certified Implementation Specialists must be based on 50 unique individuals passing the Certified Implementation Specialist exams, not on the number of exams passed, regardless of whether multiple exams count towards a single Specialization. So, if two different exams qualify for the specialization and one individual takes both, that individual counts only as a single individual. If multiple exams are required for a single Specialization, they partner does not have to have on staff 50 Certified Implementation Specialists for each exam. The count is based on 50 individuals across any of the exams that apply to that Specialization area and which apply to that specific product set.
Worldwide OPN members at the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level and their Associates at the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level may count their collective resources to meet the business and competency criteria required for specialization, Oracle Exastack Optimized, or Oracle Exastack Ready status.
Specialization Catalog and Product Mapping
View the Specialization Catalog (PDF) for current status of individual Specializations as well as Oracle's current plans for additional Specializations. View the Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS) and set the filter to view products covered in a specific Specialization.
To be a "qualifying" version of a Specialization, a Specialization must be either in the most recent product version or, during the one-year period during which you must meet the criteria for the newest version of a Specialization, the version being "phased out" will continue to qualify you to receive Benefits for Specialization and meet the criteria for Platinum or Diamond status. If you have two versions of the same Specialization, only the most recently available Specialization will count as the qualifying Specialization.