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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:



Beta Exam Status and Availability

Mouse over each exam status for an explanation of that status


Base de données


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
1Z1-160
Oracle Database As A Service (DBaaS) Cloud Certified Expert
Post Beta ReviewJanuary 31, 2016 TBDMarch 12, 2016

Java et 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
1Z1-447
Oracle GoldenGate 12c Implementation Essentials
ProductionOctober 31, 2015January 22, 2016January 8, 2016
1Z1-161
Oracle Java Cloud Service
Post Beta Review January 31, 2016TBDMarch 12, 2016
1Z1-339
Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Implementation Essentials
OpenApril 9, 201611 weeks from beta close date10 weeks from beta close date

Cloud


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
1Z1-325
Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 15, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-326
Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Technical Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 27, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-627
Oracle Fusion Incentive Compensation 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 27, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-336
Oracle Fusion Sales Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
Post Beta ReviewFebruary 1, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-333
Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service: General Ledger 2016 Implementation Essentials
ProductionJanuary 9, 2016January 22, 2016January 8, 2016
1Z1-334
Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service: Payables 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 15, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-335
Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service: Receivables 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 15, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-332
Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 20, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-327
Oracle Fusion Procurement Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 15, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-329
Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud 2016 Implementation Essentials
Post Beta ReviewJanuary 16, 2016TBDFebruary 3, 2016
1Z1-330
Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 13, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-324
Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud 2016 Implementation Essentials
ProductionJanuary 16, 2016February 5, 2016 January 21, 2016
1Z1-331
Oracle Fusion Talent Management Base Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 13, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-161
Oracle Java Cloud Service
OpenJanuary 31, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-634
Oracle Fusion Product Hub 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 13, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-160
Oracle Database As A Service (DBaaS) Cloud Certified Expert
OpenJanuary 31, 201611 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
No Operating Systems Beta Exams at this time

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
No Applications Beta Exams at this time

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
1Z1-445
Oracle Communications Session Border Controller 7 Advanced Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 20, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta close date
1Z1-328
Oracle Argus Enterprise Edition 8 Implementation Essentials
OpenFebruary 13, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta 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
1Z1-449
Oracle Big Data 2016 Implementation Essentials
OpenMarch 26, 201611 weeks from beta close date 10 weeks from beta 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 Foundations Beta Exams at this time

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.