Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Advanced Implementation Essentials

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Advanced Implementation Essentials

Oracle Billing and Revenue Management Advanced Certified Implementation Essentials (1Z0-509) Examis designed for individuals who possess a strong technical background and several years experience with Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) implementations. This certification exam covers the following topics: BRM Architecture and key components (Connection Manager, Data Manager, database, Tax Engine, etc.), BRM & Pipeline Installation and Configuration, Billing and Finance (Billing, Invoicing, Collection, Account Receivable, etc.), Pipeline Pricing and Rating (Discount, Rate Plan, Roaming, etc.), Pricing Foundation (Products, Deals, Cycle and Usage Fees, Rollover, etc.), Pipeline Developer (iScript, PlugIn, etc.), API Developer (Policy Opcode, Flist, Data Model Extension, etc.) and System administration (Monitoring, Performance and Tuning, Upgrade, etc.).

This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and several years of field experience are mandatory.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Specialization.

Exam Number:
2 hours
Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Advanced Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist


Passing score subject to change. View Details.
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 7
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training and Preparation Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training and Preparation
OPN Exam Study Guide
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Advanced Exam Study Guide (PDF)

OPN Guided Learning Path

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Implementation Specialist

Oracle University Training
Billing and Revenue Management Functional Overview 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management Pricing Foundation 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management Pipeline Pricing and Rating 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management API Developer 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management Pipeline Developer 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management Billing and Finance 7.5
Billing and Revenue Management System Administration 7.5

This exam has been validated against release 7.5


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

BRM & Pipeline Manager Architecture

  • BRM 4-Tier architecture
    • Describe the processes in the Application Tier, Business Process Tier, and Object Tier

BRM & Pipeline Installation and Configuration

  • BRM Installation
    • Install BRM
  • Pipeline Manager Installation
    • Install the Pipeline Manager
    • Use Account Synchronization Data Manager (DM) to send account data to Pipeline Manager

Billing and Finance

  • Billing Process Overview
    • Describe flexible cycles
    • Describe BRM billing scripts
  • Bill Cycle Management
    • Configure Account Groups and Customer Segments
    • Analyze Bill Run Management and the billing process
  • Trial Billing
    • Describe the functionality of trial billing and trial invoice
  • Billing Options and Process
    • Configure Bill Suppression
    • Describe Concurrent Billing and Batch Rating
  • A/R Account Activities
    • Configure BRM general ledger (G/L)
    • Differentiate the three different BRM tax procedures
  • BRM Payment Process
    • Describe payment incentives and payment fees
    • Describe how payments enter and exit payment suspense
  • BRM Collections
    • Configure a Collections Scenario (define roles of Collections Managers and Agents)
  • Revenue Analysis
    • Collect audit data during billing and pipeline rating
    • Use Suspense Management Center to analyze suspended data
  • Making Corrections
    • Analyze the payment reversal process

Pipeline Pricing and Rating

  • Implementing Pipeline Rating
    • Explain promotions and supplementary services
  • Processing and Rating Delayed Events
    • Use EdrTrace to track EDR processing and to verify rating results
  • Roaming Scenario
    • Explain how BRM implements roaming
    • Set up rating for a roaming scenario using the BRM Pricing Center

Pricing Foundation

  • Setting Up Free Usage
    • Configure rollovers
    • Describe folds and how they are calculated and applied
  • Product Dependencies
    • Describe the features of product dependencies
    • Configure product dependencies
    • Implement Exclusions between Discounts and between Plans and Discounts
  • Flexible Cycles
    • Describe the concept of flexible cycles in BRM

Pipeline Developer

  • EDR – Input and Output
    • Create an Input Stream description file for a given set of EDRs
  • Customizing Pipeline Using Function modules, IScript and Irule
    • Describe the following language elements of iScript: data types, operators, functions, control structures
    • Insert IScript modules into Pipeline and use basic IScript functions to write a new IScript program
    • Explain advanced functions: database connection functions,hash and array functions,EDR block and edrNumDatablocks function
    • Define iRules & and methods for storing iRules
    • Demonstrate the iRule implementation of a specific scenario and store data arguments to a description file
  • Custom ERAs (Extended rating attributes)
    • Explain how ERAs are used

API Developer

  • BRM Opcodes
    • Determine input and output Flist for a specified Opcode
  • PIN and PCM Macros + Error handling
    • Explain the BRM programming flow
    • Differentiate between the PCM and PIN Libraries
    • Use the PIN macros to construct Flists and to manage memory for POIDs and Flists
    • Understand the Syntax and use PCM Macros within the BRM program flow
    • Use PIN Macros to manage the error buffer and pinlog files. Parse the contents of BRM pinlog files
  • Customizing the Registration Process (Modifying Policy Opcodes)
    • Describe the opcodes used in the customer registration process
    • Describe the ways of changing the field validation rules
  • Extending Event Creation
    • Customize the event creation process by modifying sample_act utility and generate events
    • Enable and verify event notification
  • Custom Facility Modules and Opcodes
    • Create a Custom FM and Opcode
    • Describe the opcode-to-function mapping
  • Creating a Custom Data Manager
    • Describe BRM’s DM API design
    • Create a Custom DM
  • Configurable Items
    • Set up and create configurable bill items
    • Setup and display custom events on invoices

Post- Implementation

  • Monitor and maintain BRM System
    • Debug errors in the BRM System
    • Identify common BRM problems, the causes, and solutions
  • Optimizing BRM Performance
    • Improve Connection Manager, Data Manager and Billing performance
    • Configure and use the CMMP
    • Describe BRM’s Performance Manager
  • Partitioning and Purging BRM Data
    • Partition event tables for purging BRM data
    • Purge BRM data
  • Upgrading BRM
    • Use best practices for upgrade planning and implementation


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