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Oracle Certification Exam Retirement

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Upcoming Retirements

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 ExamRetirement DateNewer Version of Retiring Exam
(these exams lead to the newer versions of certification noted in the table below, not the retiring certification paths)
1Z0-108 Oracle WebLogic Server 10g System AdministrationDecember 14, 20131Z0-133 Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I
1Z0-536 Oracle Exadata 11g EssentialsMarch 31, 20141Z0-485 Oracle Exadata Database Machine Models 2014 Implementation Essentials
1Z0-870 MySQL 5 Certified Associate Exam March 14, 2014None
1Z0-871 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part IMarch 14, 20141Z0-882 MySQL 5.6 Developer
1Z0-872 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part IIMarch 14, 20141Z0-882 MySQL 5.6 Developer
1Z0-873 MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part IMarch 14, 20141Z0-883 MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator
1Z0-874 MySQL 5 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam, Part IIMarch 14, 20141Z0-883 MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator
1Z0-875 MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database Administrator Certified Expert ExamMarch 14, 2014None
Retiring Certification PathRetirement DateNewer Version of Retiring Certification Path
Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistMarch 31, 2014 Oracle Exadata Database Machine Models 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle WebLogic Server 10g System Administrator Certified ExpertDecember 14, 2013Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator
Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5March 14, 2014None
Oracle Certified Expert, MySQL 5.1 Cluster Database AdministratorMarch 14, 2014None
Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5 Database AdministratorMarch 14, 2014Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator
Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 DeveloperMarch 14, 2014Oracle 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.

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Questions

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.


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