Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Basic Implementation Essentials

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Basic Implementation Essentials

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Basic Implementation Essentials (1Z0-596) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong technical background and exposure to Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) implementations. This certification exam covers the “Out of the Box” features and functionality with exam topics such as: BRM and Pipeline Architecture, Installation and Configuration; Monitor, Maintaining, Upgrading and Performance Tuning; Billing Process and Options; Items and AR Management; Payment Processing; Collections Configuration and Operation; BRM Reports; Pricing Model, Realtime and Batch Rating and Discounting; the Data Model, Data Types and Flists, Opcodes, FMs, DMs, iScripts and iRules, and the BRM API.

The Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Implementation Specialist certification recognizes OPN members as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and 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:
120 minutes
Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist

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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
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue management 7 Exam Study Guide (PDF)
OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Implementation Specialist
Oracle University Training
Billing and Revenue Management Essentials Ed 1 LVC
Billing and Revenue Management Pricing Foundation 7.4 Ed 1 LVC
Billing and Revenue Management API Developer 7.4 Ed 1
Billing and Revenue Management Billing and Finance 7.4 Ed 1 LVC
Billing and Revenue Management Pipeline Pricing and Rating 7.4 Ed 1 LVC
Billing and Revenue Management Pipeline Developer 7.4 Ed 1
Billing and Revenue Management System Administration 7.4 Ed 1 LVC

This exam has been validated against release 7.4.


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

  • Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) 4-Tier architecture
    • Describe the four tiers of the BRM architecture, their functions, and how they communicate
  • Rating and discounting architecture of engines
    • Explain the Batch Rating Architecture
    • Explain the Online Rating Architecture
    • Explain the Discounting Architecture
  • Pipeline Manager Architecture
    • Describe the pipeline manager architecture

BRM & Pipeline Installation and Configuration

  • Pipeline Manager Installation
    • Configure and start the pipeline

Billing and Finance

  • Billing Process Overview
    • Describe item objects in BRM
    • Explain accounting cycle activities
    • Explain billing cycle activities
  • Billing Options and Process
    • Execute In Advance Billing, Bill Now and Delayed Billing processes
    • Analyze the billing process and the effects of rerating
  • A/R Account Activities
    • Describe the different options associated with adjustments and bulk adjustments
    • Explain the dispute and settlement process
  • BRM Payment Process
    • Configure and analyze the BRM payment process
  • BRM Collections
    • Describe how BRM Collections processes bill units
    • Use Collections Center
  • Reports
    • Create BRM reports and sub-reports
    • Describe the different report packages
    • Analyze data generated from BRM reports
  • Making Corrections
    • Describe the rerating process
    • Resolve failed BRM initiated payment transactions
    • Issue a customer refund

Pipeline Pricing and Rating

  • Implementing Pipeline Rating
    • Configure the BRM pricing model components and their attributes
  • Creating a Rate Plan for Delayed Events
    • Setup a Rate plan for delayed events
    • Set up a time model
    • Set up a zone model
    • Set up impact categories
    • Set up a price model
  • Processing and Rating Delayed Events
    • Configure Pipeline Manager to process and rate event detail records (EDRs)
  • Setting Up a Discount Model
    • Explain the BRM discounting functionality and architecture
    • Describe and configure the different components of a discount model
  • Loading Rated Events into BRM
    • Explain how the Rated Event Loader (RE Loader) loads rated events into the database

Pricing Foundation

  • Price Plans for Real-time Rating
    • Translate a basic price plan into the BRM Pricing Model components
  • BRM Pricing Center
    • Combine rates into products
    • Define Deals and Plans
    • Describe Plan List attributes
    • Use BRM Pricing Center to enter price plans into BRM
  • Testing BRM Price Plans
    • Trigger system events and simulate usage events to test a price plan
  • Quantity-based Rating
    • Configure rates based on quantity of an event
    • Configure rates based on a resource balance
    • Configure volume discounts
  • Setting Up Free Usage
    • Implement and test free usage in the BRM Pricing Mode

Pipeline Developer

  • Configuring Pipeline Manager
    • Interpret the contents of the Pipeline Manager Registry files
  • EDR – Input and Output
    • Explain how input EDRs are converted to the EDR container format
  • Pipeline Data and Function Modules
    • Explain how the EDR is processed by the function modules in the pipeline
    • Explain how data modules are used
  • Customizing Pipeline Using Function modules, IScript and Irule
    • Explain how existing modules can be used to modify pipeline behavior

API Developer

  • Configuring BRM
    • Describe BRM directory structure and BRM configuration files
  • BRM Object Model
    • Define Storable Class, Storable Object, Flist and Flist Specifications
    • Define the BRM data types and explain the use of POID, ARRAY, SUBSTRUCT, and BUFFER data types
    • Explain how a Storable class maps to the BRM database and use the Developer Center to define storable classes and view storable objects
    • Use testnap to verify BRM server connection
  • BRM Opcodes
    • Define BRM Opcode and differentiate between Standard, Policy, and Base Opcodes
  • Pricing Developer Tasks
    • Define new Ratable Usage Metrics (RUMs)
    • Map custom events to custom services
  • Extending Event Creation
    • Describe the flow of standard and policy Opcodes used in the activity tracking process
  • Creating a Custom Data Manager
    • List the reasons for creating a custom Data Manage

Post - Implementation

  • Monitor and Maintain the BRM System
    • Describe the types of log files
    • Show the status of BRM processes
  • Monitor and Maintain Pipeline Manager
    • Describe the types of log files
  • Upgrading BRM
    • Upgrade BRM using the Upgrade Package


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