Effective June 1, 2011, Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, and NetBeans certification exams will be offered exclusively through a new test delivery partner — Pearson VUE — and will no longer be available through Prometric. This will consolidate all Oracle Certification exams within the operations of a single testing vendor so we can provide better service and global testing coverage for these Oracle certification exams. Pearson VUE currently has over 5,000 test centers worldwide in 165 countries.
To help prepare you for this transition, here are some important dates for you to be aware of:
If you are currently following a certification path and are planning to take an exam on/after June 1: Registration will begin at Pearson VUE on May 16, 2011 for all scheduled exams on or after June 1. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle on or after May 16 to create a new web account and get started.
If you are currently registered to take an exam with Prometric or planning to take an exam before June 1: You can continue to register at Prometric through May 23, 2011 (walk-in registrations will be permitted through May 31, 2011), but you must complete your exam by May 31, 2011.
If you currently have a Sun or Oracle exam voucher or exam retake voucher: All vouchers will still be valid through their original expiration date and will be redeemable with Pearson VUE starting on May 16, 2011.
Does this mean that I have to purchase the assignment through PearsonVUE. I created a web account on Pearson, but could find no link that would help me make the purchase. The Oracle page on the certification still points towards prometric for the purchase. Should I go for prometric and would it affect how i submit the assignment and the rest of the certification path as I am planning to give the exam after June 1 but before August 1.
I tried it and was able to "schedule a test" for SCJP6 when I was logged in. The only limitation was you must select a date after June 1, 2011 to take the test. But maybe for OCMJD it might a bit harder and you need to purchase the assignment thorugh prometric and the essay exam by Pearson (when you have almost finished the assignment)
For the ones having the assignment purchased in 2010, below is the relevant FAQ regarding those that are trying to book 1ZO-856.
I already returned my completed Assignment to Oracle via email, but I haven’t done the Essay yet. What do I need to do?
Follow these steps to establish your Pearson VUE account. You will need to upload the Assignment again, online, to Pearson VUE. This is required to establish your identity in the online grading system and to create your eligibility for the Essay. We appreciate your understanding.
1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a voucher that can be used to resubmit the Assignment at Pearson VUE
2. If you don’t have one yet, create a Pearson VUE web account at pearsonvue.com/oracle; make sure to use your Oracle Testing ID (previously Prometric ID) to set up your Pearson VUE web account.
3. Using the voucher, access the Assignment online at pearsonvue.com/oracle by selecting one of the below test numbers from the available Assignments
4. Your voucher will give you access to a special form of the Assignment, where you can upload your completed work.