Oracle Certification E-Magazine
November 2011

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Oracle Certification Program News

Oracle Database

Java and Middleware

Server and Storage Systems

Oracle Applications

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ORACLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM NEWS

Training Now Required for Java Masters and Oracle Solaris System and Security Administrator Certifications

Beginning October 1, 2011, Java Architect, Java Developer, Oracle Solaris System Administrator and Oracle Solaris Security Administrator certification path requirements included a new mandatory course attendance requirement.

Only instructor-led in-Class or instructor-led online courses (includes Live Web Classes – LWC and Live Virtual classes – LVC) from the approved list of Oracle University courses fulfill the training requirement. Self Study CD-ROM (SSCD) and Knowledge Center (including Recorded Web Courses – RWC) courses are excellent study and reference tools but do not meet the course requirement for certification.

You can view a full list of the approved training as well as get more information about this new course requirement on the Oracle Certification Program website.

Quick Links
Training requirement announcement and FAQs
Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Solaris 10 Security Administrator
Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator
Approved Oracle Solaris courses
Oracle Certified Master, Java SE 6 Developer
Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Approved Java courses
Former Sun Certification History Now in CertView

Certview
Certification history for Java, Solaris (Cluster), Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans, and OpenOffice.org Certifications is now available in CertView, where you can access your certification history, download logos and verify your certification(s) to a third party.

Begin using CertView in two easy steps:

1.  Create an Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) if you do not already have one.
2.  Authorize your CertView account using the following information from your Pearson VUE profile:
  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • City
  • Oracle Testing ID
Note that you have three attempts to authorize your account. After three unsuccessful attempts, your account will be queued for manual review. You will receive confirmation from the review team within three business days. It is thus very important that you enter your information exactly as it is in your Pearson VUE profile so that you can start using CertView immediately.

If you have not yet created your Pearson VUE web account, watch this video on how to create your new Pearson VUE account.

Please note that you will only find certification history in CertView. You will not be able to view your exam history in CertView nor in your account at Pearson VUE. The only exception is if you had taken one exam of a multi-exam path at Prometric and you now need to complete the path by taking the second exam at Pearson VUE. In these cases, your Part I exam will show in CertView. If it does not, please contact suncert_ww@oracle.com for assistance.

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CertView
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Create your Pearson VUE Web account
Oracle Certification Support
Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL and Other Former Sun Certification Exams Now Being Delivered At Pearson VUE

Oracle Pearson
Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, and NetBeans certification exams are now being delivered through test delivery vendor Pearson VUE and are no longer available through Prometric. This consolidates all Oracle Certification exams within the operations of a single testing vendor, allowing us to best streamline our processes and service. Pearson VUE currently offers certification testing in more than 5,000 test centers worldwide, providing excellent service and global testing coverage for these Oracle certification exams.

Candidates can now visit Pearson VUE to find more information, register for an exam or locate a testing center in their area. Note that existing Oracle exam vouchers will continue to be valid as long as they have not expired.

Quick Links
Visit the Oracle Certification blog for:
More information on the transition
Popular questions on the transition
Assistance submitting assignments purchased at Prometric

Visit the Oracle Certification Web pages for:
Complete information on the transition
Transition Frequently Asked Questions
Select Certification Exams Retired November 1

Oracle retired several certification tracks on November 1, 2011. These certification tracks and their associated exams had a low volume of traffic and/or had significantly newer certification paths. Note that for existing certification holders - this did not retire your certification, but rather only suspended the delivery of any further exams; if you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your certificate remains fully valid and is not affected.

You can view the list of retiring certification tracks below. You can find more information, as well as a list of affected exams on our website.

Certification paths retired November 1:
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Developer Certified Expert
  • Oracle WebLogic Portal 10g Developer Certified Expert
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: Pricing Specialist
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: Server Developer Specialist
  • Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: System Administrator Specialist
  • Oracle 11i Financials Certified Professional Consultant, Payables
  • Oracle 11i Financials Certified Professional Consultant, Receivables
  • Oracle 11i Supply Chain Certified Professional Consultant, Purchasing
  • Oracle 11i Supply Chain Certified Professional Consultant, Order Management
  • 11i Workflow Certified Expert
  • 11i System Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Hyperion Essbase 7.1.2 Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Implementation Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 4.1 Implementation Consultant Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 4.1 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion System 9 BI+ 9.0 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 4.1 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle9i Application Server Web Administrator Certified Associate
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Consultant
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Application Developer Professional
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Server Architect Professional
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Data Warehouse Developer Professional
New Production Exams

The following exams that have recently been released into production:
Oracle Database
1Z0-058 Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration
Oracle Applications
1Z0-219 Siebel CRM 8 Business Analyst
Oracle Certified Specialist
1Z0-563 Sun Storage 6000 Arrays Essentials
1Z0-560 Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Essentials
1Z0-557 Oracle Insurance Policy Administration Configuration Essentials
1Z0-556 Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Essentials
1Z0-561 Oracle FLEXCUBE UBS 11 Basic Implementation Essentials
1Z0-529 Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Quality Management 11g Essentials
1Z0-562 Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing 2 Essentials
1Z0-558 Oracle Value Chain Planning: Demantra Demand Management 7 Essentials
1Z0-556 Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Essentials
New Beta Exams

Beta exams are a great opportunity to take the exam at a greatly reduced price, provide valuable feedback towards shaping the final certification exam, and receive credit towards the full exam if you pass the beta.

The following exams have recently been released for beta testing.
Java and Middleware
1Z1-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
1Z1-805 Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer
1Z1-569 Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Essentials
1Z1-574 Oracle IT Architecture Essentials
Applications
1Z1-555 Oracle iStore 12 Essentials
1Z1-564 Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5 Essentials
1Z1-572 Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Technical Essentials
1Z1-576 Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server 13 Configuration Essentials
1Z1-578 Oracle Transportation Management 6 Essentials
1Z1-566 Oracle User Productivity Kit 11 Implementation Consultant Essentials
Server and Storage Systems
1Z1-581 Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System Essentials
COMING SOON
1Z1-804 Java SE 7 Programmer II
1Z1-820 Upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator
1Z1-821 Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration
1Z1-822 Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration
ORACLE DATABASE

SURVEY: Help Plan the Future of Oracle Database Training and Certification

Survey
Take Our Online Job Task Survey

Are you an Oracle Database Administrator? Would you like to help define the depth and scope of future Oracle Database training and certification?

Oracle is conducting this online Job Task survey prior to the next major Oracle Database product release to ensure that the tasks Oracle Database Administrators consider important are prominent in the design of future Database Administrator curriculum and certification offerings.

Join with other Oracle experts to take this online survey and tell us what tasks are important to you. Please click on the link below to get started:

Oracle DBA Job-Task Analysis Survey
After completing the survey, get your FREE Oracle Database 11g Interactive Reference Guide. This free interactive reference guide can help you write custom data dictionary scripts, locate views pertinent to a specific database component, and more.

If you have problems accessing the survey, please contact the survey team at DBA-Survey-help.
JAVA AND MIDDLEWARE

New Java SE 7 Certifications: Raising The Bar

Java SE7 Certification
Oracle Certification is raising the bar with new upcoming Java SE 7 certification credentials. New and improved Java certifications for SE 7 are starting to be released that emphasize more advanced skills that align better with industry standards and result in an even more valuable credential for you.

Review the new certifications and paths to become certified in the table below. You can get more information on these new certifications on our website.

New Exams/Credentials/Paths
New Certifications Prerequisites Required Exam(s)
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer (no prerequisites) 1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer Not Yet Certified: - Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer 1Z0-804 Java SE 7 Programmer II
  Upgrading from an earlier version: one of the following prior certifications:

- Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
- Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 5 Programmer
- Sun Certified Java Programmer (any edition)
1Z0-805 Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer
SERVER AND STORAGE SYSTEMS

New Solaris 11 Certifications: Raising The Bar

Oracle Certification is raising the bar with new upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 certification credentials. Starting in late 2011, new and improved Oracle Solaris certifications for Oracle Solaris 11 will be released that emphasize more advanced skills that align better with industry standards and result in an even more valuable credential for you.

Review the new certifications and paths to become certified in the table below. You can get more information on these new certifications on our website.

New Exams/Credentials/Paths
New Certifications Prerequisites Required Exam(s)
Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator (no prerequisites) 1Z0-821 Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration
Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator Not Yet Certified: All prerequisites below are required:

- Prior Certification: Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator
- Training Requirement: Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration (or similar approved course - choose from the list)
- Form: Complete Course Submission Form
1Z0-822 Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration
  Upgrading from an earlier version: ONE of the following prior certifications:

- Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator
- Sun Certified System Administrator (any previous version of Solaris OS)
1Z0-820 Upgrade to Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator
APPLICATIONS

Siebel Certification Requirements Change

Requirements for the Siebel 8 Consultant Certified Expert certification changed on June 1, 2011. Previously where 15 days of training was required for certification, fulfilled by taking from one to three instructor-led courses - now a single course fulfills the training requirement. Candidates may select a course from the list of approved courses on the Oracle Certification website.

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Siebel 8 Consultant Certified Expert
Approved Courses

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