These new specializations recognize partner organizations that demonstrate the knowledge to sell, architect and implement Oracle’s cloud solutions as they include Cloud Learning Subscriptions (CLS) and Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) training assets.
Please be advised that Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Oracle Data Management, Oracle Big Data specializations are scheduled to become non-qualifying on April 1st, 2019 and to be retired on September 30th, 2019.
As a replacement for the retiring specializations, please consider that you can upgrade to the latest and greatest specialization programs.
Oracle partners who achieve the new specializations are differentiated in the marketplace through their proven expertise in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Data Management Cloud Platform and Oracle Big Data Cloud Platform and enjoy the exclusive benefits of the OPN Specialized Program.
Source: THE ORACLE BLOG