Friday Apr 03, 2015

Live Virtual Bootcamp: Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp

The Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp is being offered as a 4-day Live Virtual Class (free of charge for qualifying Oracle partners) on the following dates (click on dates for more info and registration):

Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp
  • This bootcamp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 30 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam.
  • All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected
  • In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case you do not have an OPN account please see theProfile badging step-by-step guide for partners on how to create the account. This process will also ensure your certifications are aligned to your company ID. All registrants must be badged and aligned to their company ID
Enablement 2.0 Boot Camps "jump start" your skills by providing hands-on foundational experience to get you started on the path to successful deployment, to get faster ROI, and to adapt more quickly to changes in your business environment.
What will we cover
Oracle Database 12c Essentials Boot camp is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise implementing Oracle Database 11g solutions. This Boot camp covers topics such as: Installing and Creating a Database, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express and SQL-Based Management Tools, Configuring the Oracle Network Environment, Managing the Oracle Instance, Managing Database Storage Structures, Administering Users and Security, Managing Schema Objects, Performing Backup and Recovery, Managing the Database and Using Advisors and Managing Oracle Database Software.
Learn to
  • Describe the architecture and new features of Oracle Database 12c
  • Implement best practices in Multi-tenancy architecture
  • Manage and maintain the Oracle Database 12c
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Functional Implementer
  • Support Engineer
  • System Administrator
Duration and Registration Fee

This class is a 4-day live virtual class offered FREE of charge to selected Oracle Partners.

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Upcoming eSeminars by PTS

The following eSeminars by PTS are already scheduled. Click on the links for more info and registration:

Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Specialization scheduled to become non-qualifying: RAC 11g

RAC 11g Specialization is scheduled to become non-qualifying on November 6, 2015. You can start working on the next level of certification (RAC 12c) to keep your credentials up to date. Planning in advance will save time for the last minute rush!

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Oracle University Istanbul Expert Summit, Nov. 5-7th


Oracle University is pleased to invite customers and partners to the first Oracle University Expert Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey. Industry acclaimed Oracle DBA experts are coming to the historical and exotic city of Istanbul to share their insight, best practices, as well as tips and techniques with our customers and our partners. This DBA Expert Summit is useful for enhancing the technical knowledge in key selected topics and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle puzzle. Such knowledge is far beyond the standard content of classroom training. Do not miss this great opportunity!

Program Schedule:

DAY 1 - Nov 5th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 1: PLSQL Secure Config, with Pete Finnigan

DAY 2 - Nov 6th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 2: Beating the Optimizer, with Jonathan Lewis

DAY 3 - Nov 7th

09:00 - 12:30 Seminar 3: Best Practice in Oracle Exadata and Database optimization, by Frits Hoogland

13:30 - 17:00 Seminar 4: Oracle Database I/O implementation deep dive with Frits Hoogland

To find out more information about the agenda and location of the event, please follow this LINK.
To register on this unique event, please follow this LINK.

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Oracle Database Performance and Tuning - New OPN Specialization available

Keeping specializations current is essential for OPN partners to make a difference in the market, get recognized by Oracle and preferred by customers. Because of this, we are happy to announce that a new specialization version is now available. Make sure you check out Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Specialization for more details.

Friday Jul 04, 2014

Now available! Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2014

Didn't have time for beta testing? Don't worry, you can now register for the Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015 exam. As of June 27, this exam is available as a regular production exam and can be taken at any time. Learn more

Monday May 19, 2014

Oracle Database 12c specialization is now active!

Have you always wanted to become an Oracle Database 12c Specialized Partner? Now's your chance! Review the Specialization Criteria, your company status and apply for an Oracle Database 12c Specialization today! 

Tuesday May 06, 2014

Real-World Performance Tour Now Available on Your Desktop

Have you always wanted to attend a Real-World Performance Tour event? Now you can access the expertise of Oracle's real-world performance team—Andrew Holdsworth, Graham Wood, Tom Kyte, and others—as they teach you how to identify system inefficiencies that can be improved with modern database design and tuning techniques. Join upcoming live chats, access a learning library, and watch videos featuring the team's road show presentations. 

Join a Live Real-World Performance Chat
The real-world performance (RWP) group is part of the Oracle Database Development organization. Engineers in the RWP group focus on extracting the maximum performance from Oracle Database and hardware in the real world by identifying inefficiencies in current systems and applying modern database design and tuning techniques to improve them. They've worked hard to bring their knowledge of performance to you.

Oracle Learning Library Live Chat with Oracle's Real-World Performance Team
Join Andrew Holdsworth, vice president of the RWP team, for a 30-minute chat about real-world performance challenges and the techniques that could help overcome and even eliminate them for good. If you have specific topics or questions you would like Andrew to address, please e-mail them to us. Register for a session today or look for the videos on demand.

Oracle Learning Library and Video Series
Access the learning library to find best practices and methodologies to apply to your Oracle Databases. In the Oracle Real-World Performance video series, Andrew Holdsworth and his team share the best practices and methodologies you should implement to make the most of your investment in Oracle Database. Subscribe to the collection and receive notifications when new videos are added.

Monday Apr 21, 2014

Oracle University Experts Summit, London 19-21 May, 2014


Industry acclaimed Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) experts are coming to the historical and exciting city of London to share their insight, best practices, as well as tips and techniques with our customers, our partners and with you. This DBA Expert Summit is useful for enhancing the technical knowledge in key selected topics and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle puzzle. Such knowledge is far beyond the standard content of classroom training: For an Oracle DBA it is the right place to be for a practical deep dive, to discuss challenges and to interact with like-minded people.

View the details here.

Enrol by clicking here: One registration pass will give you access to all seminars.


Day 1 will be held at The Brewery:
52 Chiswell St,
London EC1Y 4SD
+44 20 7638 8811

Day 2 and Day 3 will be held at the Oracle Office:
One South Place
London EC2M 2RB

+44 20 7816 7500

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Oracle Database Performance and Tuning solution Specialization version exam is now in Beta

The new OPN Oracle Database Performance and Tuning solution Specialization version exam is now in Beta.

This means – If you register soon – you may be eligible to take the exam FREE of charge. Then when the exam goes into production and you have achieved a passing score, you could be one of the first recognized as having the latest OPN specialization credentials.

 To read more and find out how to take the beta exam free of charge click here

Monday Jan 20, 2014

Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments Are Ready!

The Oracle Database Performance and Tuning OPN Specialization has two new assessments available for enrollment!

Keep your specialization up-to-date by becoming  a specialist in Sales and Pre-sales by taking the Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments.

Monday Dec 09, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Essentials Exam is now in beta

As of December 2, 2013, partners have the chance to prove their expertise with Oracle Database 12c! The implementation exam is now in beta and open for enrollment. More info and registration here.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Database 12c specialization.

Exam vouchers are available for beta testers on a first come-first served basis. 

Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

See below upcoming technical sessions for partners delivered by PTS (Partner Technology Solutions):

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Update your Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Certification to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Now

You and your company benefit by keeping your credentials current. The Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization became non-qualifying as of August 9, 2013. Plan now to update to the latest release, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Thursday Oct 17, 2013

Technical workshop with the gurus: Architecting Oracle Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS)

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Architecting Oracle Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS)

Dear partner,

We are pleased to invite you to a 2-day workshop dedicated to EMEA partners on "Architecting Oracle Private Database Cloud & Delivering Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS)".

This exclusive workshop will be delivered by Product Management and Product Development from Oracle HQ and focuses on the main theme CIOs are tackling with in the last decade: Consolidation to Private Cloud. For many customers the journey to consolidation has led to DBaaS Cloud deployments to significantly reduce costs and offer agile IT services. With the recent launch of Oracle Database 12c, the game really has changed in terms of what Oracle offers and how database clouds can be deployed.

Who should attend:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • DB Architects
  • from System Integrators and large Independent Software Vendors.

    Take this opportunity to learn from the gurus, how you can help your customers maximize on their cloud consolidation strategies.

    The workshops main focus is service delivery, which includes standardization and consolidation, and how you would help your customers transform their current IT infrastructure to a service delivery model. It will discuss best practices and reviews customer examples that have successfully implemented a database cloud.

    The agenda is split into two days sessions:

    • Day 1:
      • Overview & Planning
      • Database Cloud - Demos
      • Customer Case Studies
      • Database 12c
    • Day 2:
      • Database Cloud - Design
      • Database Cloud - Implementation
      • EM Cloud Control
      • DBaaS on Engineered Systems
      • Question and Answers

    Attendance is free of charge for qualified Oracle partners - Register now for one of the below sessions:

    Date Country Location
    5 & 6 November 2013  United Kingdom   Manchester
    7 & 8 November 2013  Germany  Munich
    11 & 12 November 2013  Netherlands  Amsterdam
    14 & 15 November 2013  Turkey Istanbul
    18 & 19 November 2013  Austria Vienna

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    Javier Puerta
    Director, Core Technology Partner Programs EMEA

    Prashant Barot
    Director, Core Technology


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