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Oracle Certification Program Beta Exams

Beta exams are pre-production exams used by Oracle to evaluate new exam questions with the participation of a live audience. Beta exam questions go through a rigorous development and evaluation process before being released to the public. Data gathered during beta testing are used to select the best questions for the production exam, and to eliminate questions that are ambiguous, too easy or too difficult, or unhelpful in evaluating a participant's knowledge. Beta exams are offered at a deeply discounted price; candidates usually have 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete the exam, and may see 120 - 220 questions.

Please consider carefully whether a beta exam is the right choice for you.

Select the categories below to see a list of all available beta exams at present:



Important Information on Beta Exams


Identifying a Beta Exam

  • Oracle Certification Beta Exam numbers begin with "1Z1"; Oracle Certification Production Exam numbers begin with "1Z0". Both versions of the exam have the same suffix. For example, a beta version of an exam may be 1Z1-512. The production version of this exam will be 1Z0-512.

Registering for a Beta Exam

  • Beta exam registration is available worldwide through Pearson VUE’s Online registration system or by telephone. Visit the Oracle Certification exam registration web page for registration details.
  • Beta exams are also available at Oracle Testing Centers (OTC).
  • Beta exam vouchers are not available, however, production exam vouchers you have purchased may be used to pay for beta exams. However, the full value of the voucher will be forfeited. Partial amounts may not be deducted from a voucher. If your voucher is worth $245US and you use it to purchase the beta exam at $50US, you will forfeit the remaining $195US and your voucher will not be valid for further use.
  • The Beta Exam is only available for testing appointments during the Beta Exam Period.

Taking a Beta Exam

  • As a part of the Beta exam, each beta candidate must complete a brief demographic survey. The survey results are kept entirely confidential. Candidates’ responses are compiled and used to calibrate the exam.
  • Beta exams contain more questions than the final version of the certification tests. Beta exams contain 120-220 questions compared with approximately 50-100 questions on a production exam.
  • Beta exams usually allow 2.5-3.5 hours for completion. With the higher number of questions, you may not have as much time to spend on each question of a beta exam as you will during the final exam. You also may not have as much time at the end of the exam to review your answers.
  • Feedback is integral to the beta testing process. We encourage candidates to include comments on specific exam questions. There is a feature in the test that will allow you to do this. You can add your comments as you are working through the exam, or you can mark specific questions and return to add your comments once you are finished answering the exam questions.
  • Beta Exams may only be taken once.

Scoring a Beta Exam

  • You will only be scored on the questions that are chosen for the final exam.
  • Since you are graded only on the questions selected for the production version of the certification exam, it may take up to 11 weeks after the close of the beta period to receive your exam results from Pearson VUE.
  • Passing a beta exam is the same as passing a production exam. For example, if you were to pass all the beta versions of the exams required within an Oracle Certification path, you will earn your Oracle Certification credential.


Beta Exam Status and Availability

Mouse over each exam status for an explanation of that status


Database


Beta ExamStatusBeta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-063
Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration
In Development TBD11 weeks from beta close date10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-497
Oracle Database 12c Essentials
ProductionMarch 1, 2014April 14, 2014March 28, 2014
1Z1-417
Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015
OpenMay 10, 201411 weeks from beta close date10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-450
Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4: Developing Web Applications
OpenMay 10, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date

Java and Middleware


Beta Exam Status Beta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score Report Approximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-476
Oracle IT Architecture BPM 2013 Essentials
OpenMay 3, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-133
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I
OpenApril 5, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-896
Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert Exam
Open May 10, 2014 11 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date

Operating Systems


Beta ExamStatusBeta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-105
Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration
In DevelopmentTBD11 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date

Applications


Beta ExamStatusBeta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-408
Oracle Fusion Financials: General Ledger 2014 Essentials
OpenApril 26, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-490
Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking 12 Core Functional Essentials
Post Beta Review March 1, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-406
Oracle Fusion Financials: Accounts Receivable 2014 Essentials
OpenMay 24, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-407
Oracle Fusion Financials: Accounts Payable 2014 Essentials
OpenMay 24, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-413
Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking 12 Technical Implementation Essentials
OpenApril 12, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-415
Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking 12 Advanced Functional Implementation Essentials
OpenMay 3, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-420
Oracle Fusion HCM: Talent Management 2014 Essentials
OpenMay 3, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-418
Oracle Fusion HCM: Talent Management 2014 Essentials
OpenMay 10, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-422
Oracle FLEXCUBE Islamic Banking 12 Implementation Essentials
OpenJune 21, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-423
Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking 12 Implementation Essentials
OpenJune 21, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date

Industries


Beta Exam Status Beta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-509
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Advanced Implementation Essentials
Production December 21, 2013March 17, 2014 February 28, 2014
1Z1-464
Oracle Enterprise Taxation and Policy Management 2 Essentials
Open April 12, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date 10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-458
Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2 Implementation Essentials
Open April 19, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date 10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-496
Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization 13.3 Implementation Functional Essentials
Production January 4, 2014 April 11, 2014 March 26, 2014
1Z1-577
Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Essentials
Open April 19, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date 10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-571
Oracle Communications Converged Application Server 5 Essentials
OpenApril 19, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-410
Oracle Retail Integration Bus 13.2 Implementation Technical Essentials
Open May 31, 2014 11 weeks from exam close date 10 weeks from exam close date

Systems


Beta Exam Status Beta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
1Z1-484
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Essentials
Post Beta ReviewMarch 22, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date
1Z1-414
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Implementation Essentials
OpenMay 31, 201411 weeks from exam close date10 weeks from exam close date

Virtualization


Beta Exam Status Beta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
No Virtualization Beta Exams at this time

Foundation


Beta Exam Status Beta Exam Close Date
(Beta end dates are tentative and subject to change without notice.)
Approximately When to Expect your Score ReportApproximate Expected Production Exam Release Date
No Foundataions Beta Exams at this time