Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

Get Oracle Linux Certified at Much Reduced Price

You have already heard the great news that you can now prove your knowledge on Oracle Linux 5 and 6 with the new Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator exam.

Until December 21th 2013, this exam is in beta phase so you can get a fully-fledged certification at a much reduced price; for example $50 in the United States or 39 euros in the euro zone.

Establishing What You Need to Know

Your first step is to click on the Exam Topics tab on the certification page. You will see a list of topics that you will be tested on during the certification exam. These are the areas that you need to improve your knowledge on, if you are not already expert.

Registering For a Certification Exam

On the certification page, click on Register for this Exam. The Pearson VUE site guides you through signing up for an event at a date and location to suit you.

Preparing to Take an Exam

On the certification page, click on the Exam Preparation tab. This indicates the recommended training that can help you prepare to sit the exam.

The recommended training for this certification is the Oracle Linux System Administration course. You can take this very popular 5-day live instructor-led course as a:

  • Live Virtual Event: Take the training from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events already on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Brussels, Belgium

 18 November 2013

 English

 London, England

 16 December 2013

 English 

 Manchester, England

 27 January 2014

 English

 Reading, England

 12 May 2014

 English

 Milan, Italy

 31 March 2014

 Italian 

 Rome, Italy

 10 February 2014

 Italian

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 18 November 2013

 Dutch

Warsaw, Poland 

 9 December 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 20 January 2014

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 12 January 2014

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 16 December 2013

 Turkish

 Panjim, India

 4 November 2013

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 9 December 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 25 November 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 11 November 2013

 English

 Singapore

 25 November 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 11 November 2013

 English

 Casablanca, Morocco

 16 December 2013

 English

 Muscat, Oman

 2 March 2014

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 17 February 2014

 English

 Tunis, Tunisia

 31 March 2014

 French

 Canberra, Australia

25 November 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 19 May 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 20 January 2014

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

 24 February 2014

 English

Ottawa, Canada 

 28 April 2014

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 10 February 2014

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 12 May 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English

 Cambridge, MA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Roseville, MA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 10 March 2014

 English 

 Pittsburg, PA, United States

 9 December 2013

 English 

 Reston, VA, United States

13 January 2014 

 English

For more information on the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Oct 18, 2013

Oracle Linux Friday Spotlight - October 18, 2013

Happy Friday! Echoing our popular series over on the Oracle Virtualization blog, we'll now be spotlighting something interesting about Oracle Linux for you every Friday.

This week, we have a really cool video done by Intel that features Oracle's Phillip Goerl discussing the Oracle Linux development model and how it relates to Intel Xeon. Click below to jump to YouTube and play the video:

See you next week!

-Chris 

Thursday Oct 03, 2013

Hands-on Experience with Ksplice, Kickstart, LDAP and More

Develop your Linux system administration skills by taking the highly popular Oracle Linux System Administration course. In this 5-day instructor-led course, you get rich hands-on experience performing tasks including:

  • Installing Oracle Linux
  • Configuring UEK and using key kernel features
  • Installing kickstart
  • Keeping systems up-to-date using Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network
  • Keeping the kernel up to date using Ksplice technology
  • Configuring an LDAP server and client
  • Prepare Oracle Linux systems to run Oracle Database.

You can take this course as a:

  • Live-virtual event, following the class from your own desk and choosing from a selection of dates on the schedule to suit different time-zones
  • In-Class event, choosing from a selection of dates and locations on the schedule including the following:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Langauge

 Vivoode, Belgium

 18 November 2013

 English

 London, England

 21 October 2013

 English

 Reading, England

 12 May 2014

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 18 November 2013

 Dutch

 Bucharest, Romania

 20 January 2014

 Romanian

Warsaw, Poland 

 21 October 2013

Polish 

 Ankara, Turkey

 12 January 2014

Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 21 October 2013

Turkish

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 9 December 2013

 English 

 Seoul, Korea

 21 October 2013

 Koreean

 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

 21 October 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

11 November 2013 

 English 

 Makati City, Philippines

 4 November 2013

 English 

 Singapore

 7 October 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 25 November 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 25 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

16 December 2013 

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Casablanca, Morocco

 14 October 2013

 English 

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 14 October 2013

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

24 February 2014 

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

  English 

 Belmont, CA, United States

 10 February 2014

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 12 May 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English 

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English 

 Burlington, MA, United States

18 November 2013 

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

2 December 2013 

 English 

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Beaverton, OR, United States

 4 November 2013

 English

 Pittsburgh, PA, United States

 9 December 2013

 English

 VA, Reston, United States

 13 January 2014

 English

 Mexico City, Mexico

 7 October 2013

 Spanish

 Caracas, Venezuela

 21 October 2013

 Spanish

To go further in your learning, take the Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration course, hearing about DTrace, Btrfs, Containers, Cgroups and more.

You can take this 3-day, hands-on instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-virtual event, following the live class from your own desk and choosing from a selection of dates already on the schedule
  • In-class event, traveling to an education center. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 28 January 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 8 January 2014

 English 

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English 

 Irvine, CA, United States

 6 January 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 May 2014

 English 

 Irving, TX, United States

16 April 2014  

 English 

 Reston, VA, United States

 17 February 2014

 English

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

To prove your knowledge of Oracle Linux system administration, get certified with Oracle Certification. Learn more at http://oracle.com/education/certification

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