Oracle Certification Candidates Can Get a Boost at Oracle OpenWorld

San Fran at night Oracle OpenWorld

Attending a tech conference or convention can often feel like a vacation. It's at least a bit of a working vacation for most, but there are still plenty of opportunities for relaxation and renewal. There's also another important benefit for attendees of Oracle's OpenWorld 2015 event: certification. Could you use a certification vacation?


OpenWorld 2015 has a weeklong calendar, Oct. 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Check-in is available Oct. 24, which is a Saturday, and there's a limited agenda for Sunday, Oct. 25, that includes a keynote address and welcome reception. For anyone who's got their sights on an Oracle certification, however, Sunday offers a little something extra.


It's sort of like unlocking a secret level on a favorite video game: Attendees who are certification-focused can turn their Sunday morning and afternoon into a certification training power-up. The certification and training experts from Oracle University and Java University will be on hand to offer "a full day of accelerated training."


The opportunity to get first-rate training is commonly viewed as an important benefit of attending tech conferences and conventions. If you're grappling with a certification that's become a tough nut, this could be just the thing to help you finally crack it.


There is, naturally, a price to be paid. The daylong (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch) certification cram sessions are $850 apiece, which includes lunch and light refreshments. The venue is Golden Gate University, located three blocks from the Moscone Center on Mission Street.


There are 18 sessions to choose from, each providing a deep-dive examination of a particular certification topic. Do you need a plunge into "Business Intelligence 11g Analytics Overview"? Maybe it's the "Certification Exam Cram: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Oracle Certified Professional" session that will free your mind (and the rest will follow).


You could think of it as being an early Halloween treat for yourself. Better grounding in advanced certification topics and increased likelihood of passing your next Oracle certification exam.

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