February 26, 2008

Become one of the first Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) Experts

There's good news for Oracle EBS practitioners in the manufacturing domain. Oracle Certification team announced today the release of a new certification track, the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) Certified Expert Consultant. Over the years, organizations around the world have implemented an Advanced Planning System such as ASCP that enabled a change in the planning process and allowed the company to drive greater disciplines in other departments to get the most out of their planning process. Typically, an ASCP expert would help an organization evaluate, plan, configure and introduce the new planning environment into the organization.
The ASCP expert certification has been launched in a beta phase with exams available from March 17, 2008 to May 30, 2008.To obtain the ASCP Expert credential one needs to pass the R12 E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers 1Z0-204 online exam (beta version 1Z1-204) and ASCP R12 exam (beta version 1Z1-244). The recommended training for the exam is R12 Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Fundamentals, but training is not mandatory to obtain certification.

February 5, 2008

Oracle Tutor Patches Revisited

One of the most popular OCP exam preparation material has been Oracle Tutor documents.
Oracle Tutor documents are delivered as patches on Oracle Metalink and are available for download. Previously, the patches were 'locked' and required a password to download. One to had create a Service Request (SR) to get the password. The good news on this front is that Tutor patches are unlocked now and passwords are not required for download.

Please find below list of Tutor patch numbers for the corresponding OCP/OCE exam:
1Z0-200 11i E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers - 4098726

1Z0-211 Oracle General Ledger 11i Fundamentals - 4578040
1Z0-212 Oracle Payables 11i Fundamentals - 4928633
1Z0-213 Oracle Receivables 11i Fundamentals - 5234582
1Z0-221 Oracle Inventory Management 11i Fundamentals - 4578057
1Z0-222 Oracle Purchasing 11i Fundamentals - 4578110
1Z0-223 Oracle Order Management 11i Fundamentals - 5234582, 5234682, 4141031
1Z0-231 Impement Oracle Workflow 11i - 5234642
1Z0-232 Oracle 11i Systems Administrator - 4578043
1Z1-204 Oracle EBS R12: E-Business Essentials - 4098726, 6748580
1Z1-215 Oracle EBS R12: General Ledger and Payables Fundamentals - 6678035, 6678038, 6748580

Tutor documents consists of MS Power Point presentations and practice tutorials in MS Word documents. The presentations serve as a great reference material especially for revising key concepts. The practice tutorials provide a good hands-on practice exercise before the certification exam. Tutor documents should not be viewed as the only reference material. It is more of a catalyst that would spark the chain reaction of your Oracle Certification success story.

Editor's Note: This posting will be updated as more Tutor patches are released for EBS R12