Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Oracle IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University

Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, the first Oracle IT Architecture certification available from Oracle University, (and the subject of an OTN Archbeat Podcast back in April) is now generally available.

The certification is based on material included in the IT Strategies from Oracle library, including the Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.

Available to all candidates, the certification is the key component in the Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Specialization.

This Oracle IT Architecture certification is the first of several certifications now under development, including certifications covering SOA and BPM. More information as it develops...

Thursday Jun 28, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-28

  • Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year Awards to honor architects at #OOW12
    Seven of the ten categories in this year's Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year Awards are designated to celebrate architects. The winners will be honored at Oracle OpenWorld -- and showered with adulation from their colleagues. Nominations for these awards close on Tuesday July 17, so make sure you submit your nominations right away.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Certified on Additional Linux Platforms (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology)
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 and higher) is now certified on the following additional Linux x86/x86-64 operating systems: Oracle Linux 6 (32-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit), and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 11 (64-bit).
  • FairScheduling Conventions in Hadoop (The Data Warehouse Insider)
    "If you're going to have several concurrent users and leverage the more interactive aspects of the Hadoop environment (e.g. Pig and Hive scripting), the FairScheduler is definitely the way to go," says Dan McClary. Learn how in his technical post.
  • SOA Learning Library (SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog)
    The Oracle Learning Library offers a vast collection of e-learning resources covering a mind-boggling array of products and topics. And it's all free—if you have an membership. And if you don't, that's free, too. Could this be any easier?
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: LibOVD: when and how | Andre Correa
    Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Andre Correa offers some background on LibOVD and shares technical tips for its use.
  • Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development
    Yes, it's called "Developer Day," but there's plenty for architects, too. This free event includes hands-on labs, live Q&A with product experts, and a dizzying amount of technical information about Oracle ADF and Fusion Development -- all without having to pack a bag or worry about getting stuck in a seat between two professional wrestlers.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    9:00 a.m. PT – 1:00 p.m. PT
    11:00 a.m. CT – 3:00 p.m. CT
    12:00 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET
    1:00 p.m. BRT – 5:00 p.m. BRT

Thought for the Day

"Computers allow you to make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history with the possible exception of handguns and tequila."

Mitch Ratcliffe


Thursday Apr 19, 2012

Pocast Show Notes: Oracle IT Architect Certification

The Conversation

Listen to Part 1
Listen to Part 2
Listen to Part 3

Read a transcript of the entire interview.

In October 2011 Oracle University launched a beta version of the Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials exam, the first component in what will be an expanding IT Architecture specialization and certification program. The beta process for that exam is nearing completion, and the final certification exam is scheduled to debut very soon.

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a conversation with three members of the team behind this certification program that encompasses Oracle University, Oracle's Enterprise Architecture program, and the Oracle Partner Network.

If you're interested in adding Oracle IT Architect certification to your resume, or if you're simply interested in what goes into the creation of Oracle University exams and certification programs, you'll want to listen to this program.

The Panelists

  • Bob Hensle - Director, Oracle Enterprise Architecture Program
  • Paul Sorensen - Senior Director, Global Certification Programs, Oracle University
  • Lindsey Pickle - Director, Database Partner Enablement, Oracle Partner Network

You'll find more information about Oracle University's Certification programs at the links below:

And if you plan to take the exam, you're going to want to dive into IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO), the extensive authorized  library of reference architectures, best practices, and other resources on which the certification exam is based. The ITSO library is free ( registration is required).

Stay tuned: RSS

Tuesday Nov 29, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 11/29/2011

Monday Aug 22, 2011

Today's Links (8/22/2011)

Wednesday Jun 08, 2011

The Latest Thing in Brain Enhancement

Unhappy with the size of your brain? Tired of those behind-your-back whispers, those snarky comments: "How ya doin' dinky brain?" Now you can posses a massive, formidable brain, thanks to these new courses from Oracle University, specifically designed with architects in mind. 

Oracle BPM 11/g/: Implement the Process Model
Learn how to define the underlying implementation for BPM process tasks such as user tasks, business rule tasks, and service tasks and how to manage the flow of information through a business process by mapping data objects into and out of gateways and business rules, and by integrating them into the design of human task forms.

Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
Get step-by-step instructions for creating analyses and dashboards, which compose business intelligence applications, learn how to administer the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog and to build a simple Oracle BI dashboard starting with basic analyses, then adding more complexity as the course progresses.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Overview Seminar This course will help you understand the core features and components of Oracle Exalogic compared to a traditional middleware topology and how you can implement Fusion Middleware and Oracle Exadate with Oracle Exalogic Elastic cloud for maximum results.

Wednesday May 18, 2011

New Courses from Oracle University

OuchSure, you already know everything. But on the chance that you want to overstuff your cranial hard drive and make your technical kung-fu even more unstoppable, you'll want to check out three new courses available from Oracle University.

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Administration
    Gain the skills to install, configure, manage, and monitor the hardware and software components of Oracle Exalogic
  • Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
    Learn step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository including how to build and execute analyses to test and verify a dimensional business model, use the Oracle BI Administration Tool to administer Oracle BI Server and to build, manage, and maintain an Oracle BI repository, build a dimensional business model to address business intelligence requirements.
  • Oracle Service Bus 11g: System Administration
    Learn how to install and configure OSB 11g in this 3-day class, and also gain hands-on experience in administrating its different components by using the Service Bus Console, WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), and WebLogic Server Administration console.



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