Free OCI courses and certifications to upskill

February 9, 2023 | 4 minute read
Anuradha Chepuri
Consulting User Assistance Developer, Oracle
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If you’re newer to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and looking to get started, we have a few simple ways to learn. This blog helps beginners get started with OCI and progress toward advanced learning. For beginners, we recommend starting with the Oracle Cloud Overview and the OCI Foundation Associates certification to embark on the OCI journey. And these courses are free of cost! All the images in this post link to the certification that the section discusses.

Oracle Cloud Data Management foundations associate

Complete this learning path to get an insight into the Oracle's data management strategies along with a complete solution for modern application development and data transformations.

The following image links to the learning path so you can enroll and earn the Oracle Cloud Data Management 2022 Foundations Associate badge!

Oracle Cloud Basics

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure foundations associate

This course provides the foundational knowledge of OCI Cloud services and prepares you for the OCI foundations associates certification.

Prepare, complete the course, and earn the Foundation Associate badge.

OCI Foundation Associate

Cloud application development explorer

In this learning path, you begin your journey toward application development. If you want to learn application development, this course is for you. It introduces you to the features and benefits of this Oracle-provided app development platform.

Introduce yourself to this comprehensive platform, complete the assessment, and earn the Oracle Cloud App Developer Explorer badge!

Cloud App Development

Cloud native development explorer

Do you want to learn about the cloud native architecture and building blocks? Complete this developer-targeted learning path, which discusses how to build modern apps native to the cloud.

Learn the essential skills required to adopt and apply Oracle Cloud Native services, such as Oracle Kubernetes Engine, OCI Registry, and Functions. Complete the assessment to earn the Oracle Cloud Native Developer badge.

Cloud Native Development

Deploy cloud native apps using OKE

Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE), an Oracle-managed container orchestration service, enables you to reduce the time and cost to build modern cloud native applications. This learning path is intended for cloud native developers and requires a basic understanding of OCI.

The learning path introduces the OKE architecture, so you can learn how to create OKE clusters on OCI and deploy cloud native applications to OKE from OCI Registry and VB Studio using yaml files. Complete the assessment to earn the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes Basics badge!

OKE Architecture

OCI for AWS architects

This course discusses the integration of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Deep dive into the ocean of OCI-AWS concepts to understand global infrastructure, Identity and Access Management (IAM), networking, compute offerings, storage, Database services, security, Application Development services, and Monitoring and Observability.

Learn how OCI service offerings compare to AWS and earn the OCI for AWS Architects badge.

OCI for AWS Architects

OCI for Azure architects

Similar to the OCI for AWS Architects course, this course discusses and compares the offerings of OCI and Azure.

Learn how OCI service offerings compare to Microsoft Azure and earn the OCI for Azure Architects badge.

OCI and Azure


These free Oracle certifications provide a valuable opportunity for you and your organizations to demonstrate your expertise and proficiency in using OCI technologies. With beginner-level certifications available, such as the Oracle Cloud Overview (or Cloud Basics) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Associate, you can start your journey to mastering the OCI platform.

The certifications offer a competitive edge in the job market and help you stay up to date with the latest advancements in cloud technology. Whether you’re a developer, architect, or just starting out, obtaining an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure certification is a great investment in your future and can lead to exciting new career opportunities.

Anuradha Chepuri

Consulting User Assistance Developer, Oracle

As a Consulting User Assistance (UA) Developer, I'm responsible for developing all the UA Assets for Oracle Database products.

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