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Oracle Certification

Exam Retirement

Upcoming Retirements

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All Candidates pursuing a retiring certification path have until the retirement date specified to pass the retiring exam(s).

Retiring Certification Exams

These exams lead to the newer versions of certification noted in the table below, not the retiring certification paths.


             
ExamDateNewer Version of Retiring Exam
Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Foundation 10 Essentials (retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-526May 31st, 2018Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Foundation Suite 11g Essentials | 1Z0-591
Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Essentials (retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-461May 31st, 2018Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 Essentials | 1Z0-428
Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Applications 7 for ERP Essentials (retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-525May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Applications 7 for CRM Essentials (retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-524May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Upgrade Exam (retiring May 31st, 2018) | 11GOCMUMay 31st 2018NA
1Z0-851 | Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional (retiring May 31, 2018) May 31, 2018NA
1Z0-850 | Java SE 5 and 6, Certified Associate (retiring May 31, 2018) May 31, 2018NA
1Z0-852 | Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional Upgrade (retiring May 31, 2018) May 31, 2018NA
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7 Basic Implementation Essentials (Retiring May 31st, 2018)| 1Z0-596 May 31st, 2018 NA
Oracle Product Hub Cloud 2016 Implementation Essentials (Retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-634 May 31st, 2018Oracle Product Hub Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-972
Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials (Retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-436May 31st, 2018Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-976
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11g Essentials (Retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-593May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015 (Retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-417May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Database 11g Essentials (Retiring May 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-514May 31st, 2018
Oracle Database 11g: Performance TuningJuly 31, 2018NA
Oracle Database 11g: New Features for AdministratorsJuly 6, 2018NA
Sun Flash Storage Essentials - 1Z0-552July 31st, 2018NA
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Essentials - 1Z0-484July 31st, 2018NA
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Essentials (retiring July 31st, 2018) | 1Z0-478July 31st 2018Oracle SOA Suite 12c Essentials | 1Z0-434
Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) 11g Essentials (retiring July 31, 2018) | 1Z0-554July 31st 2018Oracle Application Development Framework 12c Essentials | 1Z0-419
Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Essentials (retiring July 31, 2018) | 1Z0-560July 31st 2018Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c Essentials | 1Z0-435
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure AdministrationAugust 31, 2018Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration | 1Z0-068
Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (retiring October 31, 2018) | 1Z0-061October 31, 2018Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071
JD Edwards (JDE) EnterpriseOne 9 Configurable Network Computing Essentials (Retiring November 30, 2017) | 1Z0-550Nov 30th, 2017NA
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Essentials (Retiring November 30, 2017) | 1Z0-559Nov 30th, 2017NA
1Z0-803 | Java SE 7 Programmer I (retiring Dec 31, 2018)Dec 31, 2018NA
1Z0-804 | Java SE 7 Programmer II (retiring Dec 31, 2018) Dec 31, 2018NA
1Z0-805 | Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer (retiring Dec 31, 2018) Dec 31, 2018NA
Oracle Big Data 2017 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-449October 30, 2019 NA

Retiring Certification Path


                         
Certification Path Date Newer Version of Retiring Path
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 ProgrammerMay 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer (upgrade)May 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Product Hub Cloud 2016 Certified Implementation Specialist May 31st, 2018Oracle Product Hub Cloud 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2016 Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018Oracle CPQ Cloud Service 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Database 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5 Certified Implementation SpecialistMay 31st, 2018NA
Sun Flash Storage Certified Implementation SpecialistJuly 31st, 2018NA
Exalytics In-memory Machine X3-4 Certified Implementation SpecialistJuly 31st, 2018NA
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistJuly 31st 2018Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c Essentials | 1Z0-435
Oracle Application Development Framework 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistJuly 31st 2018Oracle Application Development Framework 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Certified Implementation SpecialistJuly 31st 2018Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9 Configurable Network Computing Certified Implementation SpecialistNov 30th, 2017NA
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Certified Implementation SpecialistNov 30th, 2017NA
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 ProgrammerDec 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 ProgrammerDec 31st, 2018NA
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer(upgrade)Dec 31st, 2018NA
Certification Path: Oracle Big Data 2017 Certification Implementation Specialist (Retiring October 30, 2019)October 30, 2019NA

Questions


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?

An alternate path option would typically be a later version of a retiring credential or exam. We have listed these alternatives for you in the tables above.

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 10g 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?

For any retiring 10g certification, you will have 6 months from the retirement date to complete the course submission form and provide details of your required training. After that time, it will not be possible to earn any Oracle Database 10g certification.

Exam Retirement Policy


Oracle Certification Program normally provides 90 days notice for the retirement of any certification exam. We post announcements on the Certification Web site. We also notify exam candidates by email, so please be sure that you always have your most current contact information on file in your Oracle Profile and ensure that you have selected to receive communications from the Oracle Certification Program.