Oracle Certification Exam Retirement
The Oracle Certification Program plans to retire the certification paths and exams listed below. All Candidates pursuing a retiring certification path have until the retirement date specified to pass the retiring exam(s).
|Retiring Certification Exam||Retirement Date||Newer Version of Retiring Exam|
(these exams lead to the newer versions of certification noted in the table below, not the retiring certification paths)
|1Z0-402 Oracle Linux Fundamentals||October 31, 2013||1Z0-100 Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration|
|1Z0-403 Oracle Linux System Administration||October 31, 2013||1Z0-100 Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration|
|1Z0-536 Oracle Linux System Administration||December 21, 2013||1Z0-485 Exadata Database Machine Models X3-2 and X3-8 Implementation Essentials|
|1Z0-870 MySQL 5 Certified Associate Exam ||March 14, 2014||None|
|1Z0-871 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part I||March 14, 2014||1Z0-882 MySQL 5.6 Developer|
|1Z0-872 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part II||March 14, 2014||1Z0-882 MySQL 5.6 Developer|
|1Z0-873 MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part I||March 14, 2014||1Z0-883 MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator|
|1Z0-874 MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part II||March 14, 2014||1Z0-883 MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator|
|1Z0-875 MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator Certified Expert Exam||March 14, 2014||None|
|Retiring Certification Path||Retirement Date||Newer Version of Retiring Certification Path|
|Oracle Linux Administrator Certified Associate||October 31, 2013||Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator |
|Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist||December 21, 2013||Exadata Database Machine Models X3-2 and X3-8 Certified Implementation Specialist |
|Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5||March 14, 2014||None|
|Oracle Certified Expert, MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator||March 14, 2014||None |
|Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5 Database Administrator||March 14, 2014||Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator |
|Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer||March 14, 2014||Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer |
|NOTE: Exams 1Z0-141 and 1Z0-147 were originally set to retire on July 31, 2013. These exams have been removed from the retirement list. They are not currently scheduled to retire and will remain available after July 31, 2013. |
How does the retirement of a certification path affect individuals who currently hold the certification?
Generally, candidates who already hold a certification for a retiring path will retain their credentials even after the track is retired. They will continue to receive certification benefits and market recognition for their certifications. However, no new candidates will be accepted into the path after the retirement date.
Will retakes of the retiring exams be allowed after the retirement date?
No. Candidates who fail a retiring Oracle Certification Program exam will be able to retake the exam only BEFORE the retirement date. Candidates should keep in mind that there is a 14-day waiting period to retake an Oracle certification exam. Schedule your exam appointment to allow enough time to retake a failed exam should the need arise. Please see above for specific dates.
Are there alternative certification paths for candidates who do not pass a retiring exam by the retirement date?
Usually, there are no alternative paths once a group of exams and a certification path are retired. Information specific to each retiring certification exam or path will be posted here.
Will new versions of the certifications and or exams be released?
Sometimes new versions of certifications will already be available or will be in the planning stages. Information specific to each retiring certification exam or path is posted in the table above.
I have completed all the exams in my 9i DBA OCP path, but I have not yet completed training. Once I complete training and submit the course form, will I be able to obtain the certification?
Yes. If you have passed all the exams in this certification path, and submit the training after the retirement date, you will receive the certification, regardless of whether the training is completed before or after the retirement date.