Oracle certification exams to exit Prometric in September

August 28, 2009 at 7:39 am | Posted in Oracle, Vendor news | Leave a comment
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Yesterday Oracle announced that they are ending their relationship with Prometric, and that as of September 25, Oracle exams will be offered through a different testing provider. The new testing provider was not announced.

What effect does this have on you, the Oracle test candidate? Not much at this moment. If you’re scheduled to take an Oracle exam at Prometric before the September cutoff date, you will still take your exam at the same time and place. If you’re waiting on a paper certificate to be shipped, there may be a delay in delivery. The three main points of interest are:

  • If you’ve scheduled an exam with Prometric on or after September 25, you need to cancel now and reschedule with the new vendor (when announced).
  • If you planned to fill out a Hands On Course Requirement form this month, please note that the course submission system will be offline from September 14 to September 28.
  • The Oracle exam retake policy is NOT affected by the change; you can retake a failed Prometric test attempt at the new vendor site.

Paul Sorenson has a thorough FAQ at his blog here which covers all possible questions, including what to do with unexpired Prometric test vouchers.

In other Oracle-related news, September 25 is also the retirement date for the Oracle8: New Features for Administrators exam (1Z0-010) and Oracle8i: New Features for Administrators exams (1Z0-020).

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