The 1Z0-539 Oracle GoldenGate 10 Essentials exam is made up of seventy-one questions and all candidates will be given two hours to complete it. A candidate must score a minimum of sixty-five percent in order to be considered passing. There will be seven main topics covered on the exam that candidates must be knowledgeable in and they are; Oracle GoldenGate overview, architecture overview, configuring OGG, parameters, mapping and transformation overview, configurations overview, and managing OGG. There are sub topics that are involved with each topic and candidates should visit the exam blueprint to get familiarized with them all before preparing for the exam. Questions on the exam will be delivered in a multiple choice format. Candidates can invest time in practice questions to help them get a grasp of the exam format.
It is recommended that candidates take two classes prior to attempting the exam and they are Oracle GoldenGate 10.4 Fundamentals of Transactional Data Management and Oracle GoldenGate 10.4 Troubleshooting and Tuning. Both courses are three days in duration and can be taken in a classroom environment or delivered via live virtual training. On the Oracle web site candidates can find a listing of other recommended training that may increase their chances of passing the exam.