The Hyperion Essbase Developer exam (1Z0-264) earns candidates a Certified Expert designation upon successful completion, while the Oracle Essbase exam (1Z0-531) confers an Implementation Specialist Certification. Both of these exams are the only tests required for earning your Oracle certification in the discipline of your choice. However, both exams also require adequate preparation in order to ensure success.
Hands on experience is crucial, particularly with the 1Z0-264 exam, which is designed to validate the skills and expertise of developers with between two and four years of practical experience in the field. The 1Z0-531, while it does not require the same level of field experience with Essbase, it does still necessitate thoughtful preparation and dedicated study prior to taking the test.
Tutorials, self study plans, formal training classes, and the use of full length practice tests from sites like examtrace.com (click here), are also potential key features of a winning exam preparation program regardless of which of these Essbase exams from Oracle you decide to take.