Happy New Year! Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification Until Feb 28th 2022!!

By | January 1, 2022

Update: Oracle has again made all OCI training AND certification available for free!!! (Until Feb 28th 2022)


Oracle also has organized a bunch of online live learning sessions that you can attend, see the above link.

Free oracle Certification Exams are available for:

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2021 Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Cloud Operations Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Professional
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2021 Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Platform Identity and Security Management 2021 Specialist
  • oracle Cloud Platform Systems Management 2021 Specialist

for more info: https://education.oracle.com/oracle-oci-certification

Category: OCI

45 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification Until Feb 28th 2022!!

  1. Walter Folgar

    I got some training with Oracle 8i, forms, reports and programming, wich course can I take to re start.

    1. richard Post author

      HI Walter, I would probably recommend some APEX training courses or Visual Builder (VBCS), these are 2 OCI services that like forms/reports allow you to build quickly data driven applications, but just much more modern then forms ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Go

    Hi, My name is Go. I’m developing the oracle skill.
    I’ve noticed your blog at first. Now on then, I want to get the oracle information by your blog.
    By the way, do you know oci test is examinated many times if the test is fail?

  3. Tungamirai

    Can you take OCI Developer Associate before taking OCI Foundations Associate

    1. richard Post author

      I do not think there is any check on the order, but check with the exam center.

  4. Rakesh Vaddi

    Any sample questions to practice before attempting the OCI Foundation certification.

    1. dana

      you’ll find some sample questions for each exam on youtube if you search for the exact name of the certification

  5. PHulsebosch

    Hello, I registered to take the online exam for OCI Foundations Associate. There was no promotion code and there was no other option to specify credit card details. I stopped the registration. Is the exam free and how is the reimbursement done?

  6. Cesar

    Buenas Tardes,
    Siguiendo los pasos al ingresar a la pagina de PersonVUE no aparece disponibilidad para programar el examen de OCI Architect (Associate)

  7. Lee

    Yeh I did the same, pretty disappointing. I spent many hours today studying and now find out there is “in fact” no FREE EXAM. Maybe Oracle should update the advertised offer (to save others being disappointed)

    1. Pavani

      Thanks for wording my opinion in exact terms ๐Ÿ™‚


    Such a shame that the marketing word Free has been utilized. The PROMO-CODE is not VALID and The Testing Dates open after 2 months from now. By then I will be on another learning path.

    1. richard Post author

      Well the training is available for free for sure, but yes, Oracle got a bit surprised on the amount of people that enrolled in for the certification. They are extending capacity, but for sure there is a waiting queue ๐Ÿ™

    2. a

      The correct marketing term would have been “free while supplies last”.

  9. Pramod

    i followed your entire you tube video steps and choose to write 2 exams and the CART page shows amount due a s 20038 and NOT estimated due cost – 0:00, i chose for AUG 7th and 14th, still its saying that i have to PAY for this and not free. I choose both exams with -F (free) code !

    Something is wrong ! Please help

  10. Carturaru

    There’s no official statement that they extended the date to Aug 15.

    1. richard Post author

      I believe you have to register before end of day today (may 15th) but can schedule till audust 19th. But I am also hearing from many people that the free code is not working. I am checking to see if I can get some answers.

  11. richard Post author

    UPDATE: Exams can only booked until May15th, but scheduled until August.
    I am trying to update this post, but for some reason my hosting provider put my environment to read only.

  12. Kirti Kumar Jain

    I tried it today, but it is asking for payment. Could you please check ?

    1. richard Post author

      yes, I am having same issue. Trying to figure out was is going on. will update hopefully soon.

  13. Rajan

    They are asking voucher or Money. It should be free accrdiing to 15th august.

  14. GTMX-2020

    Hello All

    I faced the same issue with firefox, but used Chrome as below:

    1. Load any of the URLs from Oracle, for eg. :

    2. Then login to this site using credentials
    3. Scroll down and click the Exam link, which opens the Pearson Vue page
    4. Now enter the PEARSON VUE userid and password, and follow steps on screen
    5. Now you can see that total due amount shows as ZERO

    Once done sign out of both pages (Pearson, then Oracle), then start over to register for other exams ๐Ÿ™‚
    All the best!

  15. Vilas

    I have tried to book the exam now, but it is asking for Money.
    Is the certification exam free?

    1. richard Post author

      did you go to the final step? Only there the discount is shown. But maybe the free certification has stopped. Yesterday it was still working.

      1. Vilas

        Yes, till final step I tried, and also followed the way which GTMX-2020 mentioned above in his comment.
        Can you please share me the steps which you followed yesterday.

          1. Vilas

            It is giving me the message like:
            “Authorization Required
            You must be a subscriber to access this content.”

  16. Parv Gupta

    I tried multiple times on 14 & 15 May, 2020 to avail the free certification exam from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Associate but was unable to avail as in the final page it was asking for money

  17. Kevin

    Hi Mr. Richard,

    I need your help because I still cannot access the discount code to reach the free exam registration for OCI Architect Associate until today. Please guide me through, please … I am receiving this error as shown below:
    โ€œAuthorization Required
    You must be a subscriber to access this content.โ€

    1. Prabhu

      I see the same error message. Is that access to free certification expired?

        1. Satish

          Hi ,
          I have already booked my exam date in months of july & august 2020
          with free certification offer. I believe i will be authorized to appear for the exam, am i correct?

          1. richard Post author

            Yes, if you booked with the voucher code, you are all good to go in July and August. I hope you pass ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anuj

    is there no way to register for free certification now?

  19. John


    I booked 2 exam before May 15th for the date available in June. I got email from pearsonvue that “Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver your exam as scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience” . I need to reschedule both exams. Now there are no availability in any center in my state in any months till end of 2021. I am not sure whether they will allow me to reschedule these exam as FREE. Please share if anyone has received such email and able to reschedule for free.

  20. Shankar Garikapati

    Any plans of Oracle offering the free certification again?

  21. Niranjan

    I have freely completed Assiciate OCI exam from oracle on 22nd Feb 2022


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