Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials

The Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials (1Z0-457) exam is primarily intended for professionals  who possess a strong technical background and exposure to managing or providing management services for Oracle product technologies and solutions. This certification exam covers topics such as: Management for applications, databases, middleware, systems and storage on physical, virtual, and Cloud Computing environments, architecture, installation and deployment , implementation and support,  reporting, and extensibility. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise.  Up-to-date training, product technology knowledge and field experience are recommended. 

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 Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Specialization.  

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing score subject to change. View Details
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 12c
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials - Exam Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle PartnerNetwork training
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Implementation Specialist Guided Learning Path
Oracle University Training
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Management Bundle - Self-Study Course
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Overview Bundle Self-Study Course


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


Exam Topics

Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) Base Platform

  • Explain installation procedures and options
  • Analyze and configure EM architecture to meet business and technical requirements
  • Implement security and identity management in EM
  • Manage and monitor a configuration using EM
  • Tune product performance using EM
  • Provision and patch with EM
  • Describe EM plug-in and connector management

Database Diagnostics and Configuration Troubleshooting

  • Explain database configuration and diagnostics using EM
  • Configure and manage Oracle databases with EM
  • Optimize Oracle databases with EM

Oracle Fusion Middleware Fundamentals

  • Configure and administer services using EM
  • Explain features of Oracle Middleware and SOA management packs

Hardware Fundamentals - Enterprise Manager Operations Center (EM Ops Center)

  • Explain EM Ops Center installation options, support and maintenance resources
  • Analyze and configure EM Ops Center to meet business and technical requirements
  • Administer and support operating systems with EM Ops Center
  • Explain Solaris 11 Operating System provisioning
  • Explain virtualization management for OVM Sparc and x86 -Infrastructure as a Service

Oracle Real User Experience Insight (RUEI)

  • Configure and implement REUI
  • Explain RUEI features and related management packs
  • Determine applicable licensing and perform installation of RUEI

Enterprise Reporting with EM

  • Explain Information Publisher and BI Publisher components
  • Configure Information Publisher or BI Publisher job to produce a report

Business Transaction Monitoring (BTM)

  • Describe BTM concepts, features and related management packs
  • Configure EM to perform Business Transaction Monitoring

Oracle Enterprise Manager Core Product Fundamentals

  • Configure environment readiness, migration, installation for EM
  • Configure new console and review configuration
  • Configure and administer EM credentials and authentication
  • Configure and administer EM job system and schedule a job
  • Install and configure EM agent installation following deployment best practices
  • Setup and use EM Administrative Groups and Template Collection

Problem Identification, Notification and Resolution

  • Configure and monitor using EM metrics and metric extensions
  • Explain EM Incident Management and Incident Rule Sets
  • Explain EM diagnostics, explain database snapshots to validate configurations
  • Explain middleware monitoring and diagnostics with EM

Cloud Management Fundamentals

  • Describe Cloud setup and guided wizard
  • Explain provisioning and deployment to the Cloud with EM
  • Explain the Self Service Portal
  • Describe EM management and monitoring for the Cloud
  • Perform a consolidation analysis with Consolidation Planner
  • Explain EM chargeback and metering with EM

Operations and Lifecycle Management Fundamentals

  • Perform EM MOS setup and integration, MyOracle support product update and patch advisory
  • Explain automating provisioning and patching with EM
  • Explain change comparison and configuration management capabilities
  • Describe automated discovery, relationship dependencies and routing topology
  • Monitor EM health and maintain EM itself: management service, repository and targets
  • Monitor and maintain Oracle and heterogeneous databases with EM
  • Explain middleware and SOA monitoring and maintenance with EM
  • Explain application monitoring and maintenance with EM
  • Describe Test Data Management with EM
  • Explain framework and standards support, compliance management reporting

Hardware Management Fundamentals

  • Explain systems, host, and virtualization management with EM
  • Describe Oracle Engineered Systems Management

Application Management Fundamentals

  • Explain Oracle packaged application management and application suites
  • Describe Oracle next generation Fusion Application Management


Oracle Certification Program Fraudulent Activity Policy
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