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Where to find the assignment for part 2

David Byron

Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 172

I passed part 1 yesterday and am now beginning part 2 (with the intention of finishing before the deadline at the end of July).

When I went to purchase the assignment at, I found the navigation somewhat confusing. I looked for 1Z0-865, but found only 1Z0-864 and 1Z0-866 in the main list of exams. Nothing I noticed made mention of downloadable assignments, but I found the navigation guidance at Oracle's certification blog (right here).

To purchase your assignment or essay:

  • Go to
  • Select 'Schedule a Test'
  • * Under Non-Proctored, select 'Master Assignment' to purchase the assignment. (NOTE: this option is not available before June 1)
  • ...
  • Follow the instructions in the system to complete your assignment/essay purchase.
  • Upon completing registration, you will be given instructions on how to download your assignment.
  • ...

  • After vending 1Z0-865, the purchasing interface presents a receipt that includes a yellow "Begin Exam" button. Clicking that button leads to a simple browser-based download manager where you can click one button to download and another to "pause" the "exam" until you're ready to upload a submission.

    I thought I'd explain this in case anyone else experiences the same uncertainty about how to get the assignment.

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    Milton Ochoa
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 336

    I wonder why this assigment cost $300 dollars, when for developing country like Colombia, cost $125 like the EXAM or the ESSAY from this same web page (person vue)?
    Kuhni Baert

    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 10
    Thanks a lot - I was confused as well about how to download the assignment. It's quite sad that so much has passed since your post, yet the process is still as user-unfriendly as it was 6 years ago!

    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: Where to find the assignment for part 2
    It's not a secret anymore!