FAQs | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Opportunities in Cloud Computing

A recent article from CIO Journal indicates that there is an extreme labor shortage (in certain technology areas) that is is leading to upward pressure on wages for IT Workers. This represents a great opportunity for those with certain skill-sets, among which include Java (Oracle certification is mentioned specifically).

The article points out that a key driver of the labor shortage is the expansion of cloud computing. Cloud computing is set up to make life extremely simple for end-users, but the model pushes the complexity to back-end systems which are sophisticated, enterprise-level computing stacks (Oracle has an extensive set of cloud computing solutions). These complex systems require very highly-skilled IT professionals (the best-of-the-best) to successfully develop, implement, administer and maintain them.


What this mean for you is that there is opportunity for those who have the appropriate skills at the appropriate levels. If you want to be a part of this opportunity you should do a self-assessment of your own skill-sets and experience. Based upon your results you can decide where it would be most appropriate to spend your time and resources for the highest return on your investment. By expanding and sharpening your skills and by gaining greater experience you will be better prepared to take advantage of career opportunities (like this) that come along periodically.

As you evaluate your needs remember that Oracle University has a tremendous selection of high-quality eduction offerings (including training and certification) that can you help move your career forward.

Thanks and best of luck!

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  • sr Monday, August 13, 2012

    Hi,

    Kindly clarify the following.

    1.What would be the ideal certification required for a beginner in Java programming

    2.Would a certification in Java programming be sufficient for the individual to work in cloud computing? If not knowledge of which other technology/ies would be required?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, August 13, 2012

    SR,

    1. My suggestion would be to start with the Java SE 7 certifications http://bit.ly/MOTbN4. But the answer to this question is largely a personal decision - depending on which version you're familiar with, your current skill/training level and what jobs are available in your region.

    2. Regarding this question, I'd suggest that you pose this question to the professionals on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. They are usually able to provide valuable feedback.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Harnish Asher Saturday, December 22, 2012

    Sir I have 16 years of IT Project Management experience not very technical. What kind of training you recommend if I want to pursue career in Cloud Computing.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 27, 2012

    Harnish,

    I would suggest that you contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/KnNNke with this question. They will be able to better guide you to the proper training.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, January 18, 2013

    hi,

    I m khushal choudhary. I want to join cloud computing course so can u guide who is the best platform for job.

    regards,

    khushal choudhary


  • guest Monday, January 21, 2013

    What would be the ideal course to start oracle and oracle cloud computing?


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, January 25, 2013

    For assistance with choosing the best Oracle Cloud course(s), please contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/KnNNke. They will be able to assist.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Narasimha A Solinghur Friday, March 1, 2013

    Hi,

    This is Narasimha, Working as Test Lead for Performance and Automation Testing and having 9 years of Testing Experience in all. I don't have any Java, C++ or Development Knowledge. Please confirm whether I can go for Cloud Computing Certification. If so, please suggest a suitable Certification.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Regards,

    Narasimha A Solinghur.


  • guest Monday, March 4, 2013

    Hi Narasimha,

    There are different options. I suggest you start by visiting our website at certification.oracle.com to see what certifications are available. Then you can drill down and find the requirements for each certification and drill down further to view exam topics to see what certification may fit your needs best.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Hi

    Its GOWTHAM

    I did MBA ( HR & marketing) and i have an experience in IT domain as a BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER for 1 year and Banking sector as a OPERATIONS AREA MANAGER for 1.2 years

    i would like to do cloud computing and i have much interest to work in IT sector only

    please can u suggest me to do cloud computing in good companies or institutes

    am eligible for doing Cloud computing

    Thanks and regards

    GOWTHAM DAKA


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, May 6, 2013

    Gowtham,

    You may want to start with the Oracle University website at www.oracle.com/education to see what Cloud training is available. From that website, you can also view training institutes in your area.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Aparna Kaluvala Saturday, June 15, 2013

    sir

    I passed out in BCA and i am going to complete my MCA Shortly i don't have any experience in the field i am interested to cloud in computing and wanna take Oracle certification will it be useful in fetching a job in It INDUSTRY.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Hi Aparna,

    I suggest that you have a look at our website certification.oracle.com to see what certifications are available and view the certification requirements.

    You could also visit our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm to review and/or post questions.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Arfat Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    I m a fresher,just complete my engineering in Computer Science.I want to make career in cloud computing.What should i do ..from where to start!


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Hi Arfat,

    If you are interested in Cloud Certification, I suggest that you start by having a look through our website at certification.oracle.com to get started with that. If you're interested more broadly in Cloud, I suggest that you visit our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm (or one of the other technical forums http://bit.ly/MCuiCP) and post your question there.

    Good luck with your career path!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Naveed Thursday, November 28, 2013

    Hi Brandye,

    I have 6+ yrs of relevant exp in oracle core and RAC Database administration.Certifications in OCP 11g,OCP 10g, ITIL v3, OCA 9i PLSQL & EMCISMv2 .

    Really confused on where to start in ORACLE CLOUD considering my given skillset


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 2, 2013

    Since you have the 11g OCP certification, I'd start with the Database Cloud OCP certification http://bit.ly/GzAlsF.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 2, 2013

    Since you have the 11g OCP certification, I'd start with the Database Cloud OCP certification http://bit.ly/GzAlsF.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Murugesan Sunday, December 15, 2013

    I am an BE Electronics and Communication engg candidate with 13 years experience in testing L1 and L2 .Integration & validation testing of Digital Switching Systems,S/W Verification Group Test Planning & Scheduling .Can I switch to a carrier in cloud computing.What courses and exams I have to write?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 16, 2013

    Hi Murugesan,

    I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com to see what certifications are available in the area of cloud and determine what path would be the best for you at this time.

    Good luck with your new path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • srinivas Thursday, April 10, 2014

    I completed my bachelors in IT and Pg diploma in Entrepreneur Management,please help me which course is best to study.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Srinivas,

    This is such a personal decision. You will need to evaluate your current skill level, what your interests are, where you want your career to go and what the job market looks like in your area.

    I suggest that you start by having a look at all the certifications that are available through the Oracle Certification program at certification.oracle.com.

    Good luck!

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Hi,

    MY name is kiran. I have 3 years of experience in java.I would like to change to Cloud computing. Is it possible to change. Is cloud related to java. Is it correct decision. Please give valuable suggestion.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Kiran,

    I'm sorry, but I answer questions that are more operational in nature. I would suggest that you post this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. There are some very helpful and very well-versed folks who participate on the forum who would do a much better job answering this question than I.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Shamshuddin Shaik Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Hai I am working in a international bank backend operations, I am a MBA graduate I want to pursue my career in cloud computing can any one suggest me how to start, is this a fair decision to pursue career in cloud computing and what Are the requirements to do this.


  • guest Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Hi,

    I have 3.6 yrs of experience in Java/J2EE along with weblogic,SQL,PLSQL,postgreSQL. Consistently looking for a career switch in product development companies or technologies like BIGDATA,cloud computing.

    Could someone help me advice the possible career paths/technologies/roles i can look into which helps me leverage my java experience and skills?


  • guest Monday, December 15, 2014

    I have 3 yrs of experience in Core Java, J2EE in conjunction with RDBMS, SQL/PLSQL/PostgreSQL. Consistently looking for a possible career switch in product development companies or latest technologies like Big Data/Cloud. Can someone help me advice the possible roles/career paths/technologies i could lookinto which helps me leverage my java experience and skills?


  • Shamshuddin Shaik Monday, December 15, 2014

    Hai I am working in a international bank backend operations, I am a MBA graduate I want to pursue my career in cloud computing can any one suggest me how to start, is this a fair decision to pursue career in cloud computing and what Are the requirements to do this.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 18, 2014

    This is not necessarily the right forum for cloud computing and career-related questions in that area. Maybe try one of the OTN forums http://bit.ly/MCuiCP.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Abdul nasir Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Hi. I have completed bca in 2013 now I am doing oracle 11g OCA &OCP CERTIFICATE SO plz tell me after this certification I can get job as as DBA

    BCOZ I COMPLETED BCA In 2013 after bca gap 2. Year and I have no job exp.


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 2, 2015

    Abdul,

    The OCA certification may help you get your foot in the door for an entry-level position, but you will see the most benefit from going on to earn the OCP level of certification.

    You can open this up for further discussion on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. You will get good feedback from users in that community.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Swopnil Thakur Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Sir,

    I have recently completed my undergraduate studies and i have an interest in fields combing Database and Business. I have started taking Oracle OCA classes. What are the possible career options or Master's majors that i can pursue along the lines of that.

    Thanks

    Swopnil


  • lokesh Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    sir,

    now i am working as a developer in cordys bpm.i would like to study cloud computing it is useful for my career.if it is useful which cloud computing course is best for me


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Lokesh,

    I would recommend that you contact Oracle University http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002. They will be able to help you determine which course is right for you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 21, 2015

    Swopnil,

    I would suggest that you open this discussion in the Oracle Certification Community http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • pavan Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Hi

    MY self pavan.I m working oracle based application in development side.I have

    knowledge in sql,pl/sql.but i havn't skill in java side.I would like to do cloud computing coures (Daas).if my skills suitable for this coure


  • guest Friday, May 6, 2016

    Pavan,

    My recommendation would be to carefully review the exam topics to see if you're comfortable with this exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


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