Certification: Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Full Name: Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Provider: Oracle
Exam Code: 1z0-531
Exam Name: Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials
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If you've been looking for the exam to help you test your training and expertise in the Oracle Essbase, then the Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist credential is the thing for you. Targeting the implementation team member at the intermediate level, it helps the candidate assess his skill and foundation when it comes to the Oracle Essbase. The certification works towards the identification of professionals who possess skill for successful implementations of solutions with the Oracle Essbase as their basis.
Oracle's Essbase is what provides the environment necessary for the deployment of applications (pre-packed). It helps organizations gain a definite view of their business, and increase them in levels of their self-sufficiency for both the assessment and management of their businesses' most vital issues. The latest Version 11 of this is even stronger in terms of integration with two of Oracle's most used products- the FWM technology and the Database of version 11g.
Who can do this certification
It is considered beneficial that the candidates appearing for this exam possess minimum training and field experience as may be necessary for this certification. Up-to date training along with experience is recommended. Though the certification is open to all the candidates, it is more geared towards OPN members whose focus revolves around the sale and implementation of the Oracle Business Intelligence technology.
It covers a variety of skills ranging from the definition of the Aggregate and Block Storage databases, development of Calculation Scripts, performance of Essbase administrative functions and also working in the Essbase studio. . Those members who earn this credential would also be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists.
The credential has one exam associated with it, which is called the 1Z0-531 Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials exam.
An implementation specialist is also required to clear an exam in order to gain this credential, once all necessary trainings and criteria are fulfiled, which is called the Essbase 11 Essentials 1Z0-531 exam.
Before appearing for this credential, it is deemed beneficial for a candidate to possess relevant updated training and field experience, which is beneficial for this exam. Though all candidates may appear for this credential, it is more beneficial for those OPN members whose organizations focus around the implementation and selling of the Oracle Business Intelligence technology.
The Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials 1Z0-531 is an exam targeting the intermediate level implementation member. The exam has 69 questions in number, with a time limit of 105 minutes. It is mandatory to have a percentage equal to or greater than 62% in order to clear the exam.
Candidates are allowed to retake a failed proctored exam, however, only 14 days after the previous attempt.
It is targeted towards the specialists who, prior to trying for this certification, have a field experience or training that is sufficient to acquaint them with the working of the of Oracle's Essbase 11 suite. This training and/or field experience, apart from acting as an eligibility criteria would also help prepare them better for the exam which has to be cleared with this for gaining this credential. The following topics are included in this exam, and they are also the areas where the candidate would gain proficiency in through this examination:
- Multidimensional Analysis
- Oracle Essbase
- Essbase Administering
- Usage of calculations, aggregations
- Manually creating outlines
- Perform starting data loads
- Using sources for building dimensions
- Security and its assignment
- Block Storage Databases
- Smartview and its essentials.
Validity of the certification
Oracle's policy states that the certification, once earned, does not expire after any duration of time. They continue to stay valid, with recertification depending upon the candidate's needs. A candidate may recertify if a new version or an upgrade to the existing version releases.
When it comes to the remuneration that a candidate with the Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist can expect, then it can go anywhere near $155,000, considering the trend in Whippany, NJ, with the average salary being 38% higher than all such postings in the US.
With this credential being one of the most respected ones when it comes to the identification of a candidate's skills with the Oracle Essbase, it is something that almost every IT organization looks in a candidate while selecting the same. In my experience as the HR head of several organizations, I have never selected a candidate for this position unless he had an Oracle Certification for the Essbase 11.
Michael Schroder, Ann Inc
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