Monday Mar 31, 2014

Oracle Linux Training At Your Own Pace

You can now take the highly popular Oracle Linux System Administration course at your own pace with the release of the Training-on-Demand delivery format.

With the Training-on-Demand delivery format, you can:

  • Start training within 24 hours of registering
  • Follow lectures through streaming video at your own pace
  • Schedule time on a lab environment to suit your schedule

This course is also available as live-virtual events, for those who want to attend a live event from their own desk, or in-class events, for those who want to travel to an education center.

The Oracle Linux System Administration course is the recommended training for those who want to prepare for the Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification exam.

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

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

New Oracle Linux System Administration Training Released

The very popular Oracle Linux System Administration course is now even better bringing you more hands-on learning opportunities and on the latest version of Oracle Linux.

This five-day instructor-led course covers a range of skills including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, monitoring, preparing the system for the Oracle Database, and valuable hints and tips for troubleshooting your system. 

You can take this course through the following delivery methods:

  • Live-Virtual Events: Attend a live class from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 19 May 2014

English

 Sydney, Australia

 12 May 2014

English

 Zagreb, Croatia

21 July 2014 

Croatia 

Cairo, Egypt 

23 March 2014 

English 

Reading, England 

12 May 2014 

English 

Paris, France 

6 October 2014 

French 

 Athens, Greece

 23 June 2014

 English

 Milan, Italy

 31 March 2014

Italian

 Nairobi, Kenya

 14 April 2014

 English

 Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia

 21 April 2014

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 21 April 2014

 English

 Lagos, Nigeria

 2 June 2014

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 21 April 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 9 June 2014

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 14 April 2014

 Romanian

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 May 2014

 English

 Tunis, Tunisia

 31 March 2014

 French

 Istanbul, Turkey

 16 June 2014

 Turkish

 Irvine, CA, United States

 12 May 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 9 June 2014

 English

 Atlanta, GA, United States

 16 June 2014

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 May 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

 14 April 2014 

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

 24 March 2014

 Spanish

This course is the recommended training for the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator Oracle Certified Associate Exam.

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

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Proving and Extending Your Oracle Linux Expertise

If you feel you have a good level of hands-on experience and Linux system administration knowledge, prove this by taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator Oracle Certified Associate exam. In this exam, you will get 150 minutes to attempt 111 multiple choice questions. To reinforce your exam preparation you can take the Oracle Linux System Administration training course.

To go to the next level of system administration expertise, learn about advanced Oracle Linux featues by taking the Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration course. In this 3 day, instructor-led course you will discover how to take advantage of Btrfs to improve system performance and to use Linux containers to increase your resource utilization by creating secure isolated environments on a single host.

You can take this course as a:

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

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 13 March 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 13 August 2014

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 12 May 2014

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 9 June 2014

 English

Lagos, Nigeria 

 26 May 2014

 English 

 Istanbul, Turkey

 17 March 2014

 Turkish

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 May 2014

 English

 Irving, TX, United States

 16 April 2014

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

 24 February 2014

 Spanish

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

Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

Get Trained on the Most Modern and Reliable Linux - Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux brings you the latest innovations and is the best performing, most modern Linux operating system. So why not develop your system administration skills with Oracle Linux training.You can take the training from your own desk through live-virtual events or during in-class events for which some scheduled classes are listed below.

Oracle Linux System Administration

In this 5-day live instructor-led course you will learn how to:

  • Configure systems to use UEK and enable kernel features
  • Keep systems up-to-date using the Unbreakable Linux Network 
  • Apply kernel updates on a running system with Ksplice 
  • Prepare Oracle Linux systems to run the Oracle Database
  • And much more ... 

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 19 May 2014
 English
 Perth, Australia
 10 February 2014
 English
 Sydney, Australia
 12 May 2014
 English
 Mississauga, Canada  24 February 2014
 English
 Ottawa, Canada
 28 April 2014
 English
 London, England
 24 February 2014
 English
 Manchester, England
 27 January 2014
 English
 Reading, England
 12 May 2014
 English
 Bordeaux, France
 10 February 2014
 French
 Athens, Greece
 10 February 2014
 English
 Jakarta, Indonesia  10 March 2014
 English
 Milan, Italy
 31 March 2014
 Italian
 Rome, Italy
 10 February 2014
 Italian
 Seoul, Korea
 3 March 2014
 Koren
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  21 April 2014
 English
 Petaling Maya, Malaysia  21 April 2014
 English
 Makati, Philipinnes  24 February 2014
 English
 Warsaw, Poland
 9 June 2014
 Polish
 Lagos, Nigeria
 2 June 2014
 English
 Bucharest, Romania  14 April 2014
 Romanian
 Ljubljana, Slovenia  2 June 2014
 Slovenian
 Johannesburg, South Africa  17 February 2014
 English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 24 February 2014
 English
 Tunis, Tunisia  31 March 2014
 French
 Istanbul, Turkey  17 February 2014
 Turkish
 Belmont, CA, United States  10 February 2014
 English
 Irvine, CA, United States  12 May 2014
 English
 Chicago, IL, United States  14 April 2014  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  10 Feb 2014  English
 Edison, NJ, United States  10 March 2014  English
 Columbus, OH, United States  14 April 2014  English
 Caracas, Venezuela  10 March 2014  Spanish
When you have taken this course and acquired hands on experience with Oracle Linux, consider proving your skills by taking the new Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification exam.

Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration

In this 3-day live instructor-led course you will learn to use:

  • Btrfs to improve file system performance
  • DTrace, which provides a comprehensive look into the software stack and enables you to identify performance bottlenecks
  • The Oracle Cluster File System which provides a high performance and high availability file system when you need a redundant environment
  • New technologies such as Linux Containers
  • And much more ...

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 12 March 2014
 English
 Sydney, Australia
 13 August 2014
 English
 Jakarta, Indonesia  13 May 2014
 English
 Seoul, Korea
 17 February 2014
 Korean
 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia  9 June 2014
 English
 Lagos, Nigeria  26 May 2014
 English
 Taipei, Taiwan  22 January 2014
 Traditional Chinese
 Istanbul, Turkey
 17 March 2014
 Turkish
 Roseville, MN, United States
 17 February 2014
 English
 Edison, NJ, United States  28 May 2014
 English
 Irving, TX, United States  16 April 2014  English
 Reston, VA, United States  17 Feb 2014  English
 Caracas, VE, United States  24 February 2014  English

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

Monday Dec 02, 2013

Three Weeks Remain to Take the Beta Oracle Linux OCA Exam

Thousands of people have testified to the value of the Oracle Certification Program as follows:

  • 97% said they have benefited from certification.
  • 96% would recommend the program to a professional colleague.
  • 89% said they gained more confidence in their Oracle expertise after becoming certified.

You have until December 21st to take the new Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCA Certification exam in its beta form. During the beta phase, you get a fully fledged certification at a much reduced price, for example $50 in the United States and 39 euros in the euro zone.

To see what is covered in this exam, look at the Exam Topics on the certification page.

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

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Learn to Install, Configure, Maintain, Update, and Secure Linux

Linux system administration skills are much sought after in the workplace. To take full advantage of the innovations, performance and scalability of Oracle Linux while building your system administrator knowledge, taking training from the experts.

You can attend live, instructor-led training from your own office through live-virtual classes, choosing from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.

Alternative, you can travel to an education center for an in-class event. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

In the 5-day Oracle Linux System Administration course, you learn how to install, configure, maintain, update and secure Linux.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 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

 Warsaw, Poland

 9 June 2014

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 20 January 2014

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 12 January 2014

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 16 December 2013 

 Turkish

 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

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 9 December 2013

  English 

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 25 November 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 9 December 2013

 English

Singapore 

 25 November 2013

  English 

 Bangkok, Thailand

 24 February 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 December 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 30 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

 13 January 2014

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 10 February 2014

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

10 March 2014 

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

14 April 2014 

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

13 January 2014  

  Spanish 

In the 3-day Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration course you go further by learning to manage and allocate resources, and identify and diagnose performance problems.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 28 January 2014

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 2 December 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 8 January 2014

  English 

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States  

6 January 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 May 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

20 January 2014 

 English

 Irving, TX, United States

 16 April 2014

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

17 February 2014  

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

24 February 2014  

 Spanish

For more information about the Oracle Linux system administration curriculum, to register for an event, or to request an additional event, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Prove your Linux system administration expertise by taking the Oracle Linux OCA certification exam.

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.

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

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

Oracle Launches New Oracle Linux 6 Certification

Oracle Certification announces the release of the new Oracle Linux 6 OCA certification. This credential will give you a solid foundation of knowledge to implement and administer the Oracle Linux Operating System.

ORACLE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE (OCA)

The "Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator" (OCA) is designed for individuals who possess a strong knowledge of the Oracle Linux Operating System, and covers topics such as:
  • Describing Oracle Linux concepts
  • Understanding system configuration options
  • Installing Oracle Linux
  • Installing and maintaining packages
  • Managing kernel modules
  • Users and groups
  • Storage devices
  • Network configuration  
This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise on the only Linux distribution that's fully optimized for Oracle products and for running on Oracle's engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Database Appliance. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. 

Earning this certification requires passing a single exam: "Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration" (1Z0-100). This exam is currently in beta testing and is now available for registration through Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. Although there is no required training for this certification, the Oracle Linux System Administration course is highly recommended to help ensure success on the certification exam.

TAKING TRAINING
You can take Oracle Linux training as:
  • Live Virtual Events: Taking this training from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of the events to suit different time zones.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

Oracle Linux System Administration

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 2 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

21 October 2013 

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Dhaka, Bangladesh

16 August 2013

 English

Jakarta, Indonesia 

16 September 2013 

 English

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

21 October 2013 

 English

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 

23 September 2013 

 English

Makati City, Philippines 

9 September 2013 

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 August 2013

 English

Phoenix, AZ, United States 

7 October 2013 

  English 

Belmont, CA, United States 

23 September 2013 

 English

Irvine, CA, United States 

18 November 2013 

 English

Burlington, CA, United States 

18 November 2013

 English

Columbia, MD, United States 

30 September 2013 

 English 

Roseville, MN, United States 

 7 October 2013 

 English

St Louis, MO, United States 

7 October 2013 

 English

Edison, NJ, United States 

28 October 2013 

 English

Pittsburg, PA, United States 

9 December 2013

 English

Reston, VA, United States 

12 August 2013 

 English

Brookfield, WI, United States 

30 September 2013 

English

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 6 January 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 2 September 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

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

You Are Invited: Oracle Linux Lab at Australian Oracle User Group Events

This year Australian Oracle User Group event INSYNC13 will feature Oracle Linux Half day workshop / Lab.

Come to see, hear and touch Oracle Linux – forget what others might have told you, experience it for yourself.   How to install it, patch it and manage it and what is can do that no other Linux distributions can do.  This is lab lecture session with ample time to experience Oracle Linux first hand plus a great Overview of Oracle Enterprise manager and Oracle VM for x86.

Being held in conjunction with the INSYNC13 series of conferences but being a separate component this workshop will attract an additional fee if you have not registered to attend one of the conferences.  

Dates/Locations:

  • Melbourne, 20 August 1.45pm - 4.30pm

Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053

  • Brisbane 2 Sept 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Royal on the Park 152 Alice St, Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Perth 12 November 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Pan Pacific 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth, WA  6000

To Register:

Please complete the linked registration form.

Registering only for the Linux lab will not provide entry to any other INSYNC13 Conference session.   However, even though you have registered for the Conference, you are still required to register separately for this lab to ensure there are sufficient training materials available.

Oracle Linux Track

  • Understanding Oracle Linux and the options – compatible kernel or UEK
  • Where to find Oracle Linux related information
  • Package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum.
  • Overview of Ksplice, zero downtime kernel updates that enable customers to apply security updates, patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.
  • Linux services and run levels, how to start and stop them, checking the status of a particular service.
  • Preparing block devices, creating physical and logical volumes.
  • Introduction to the Btrfs file system.

Proctor Details:

Paul Kangro, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle

Paul has had a long career in IT spanning over 20 years with a variety of organizations including IBM, Cable and Wireless, Novell and now Oracle.  During that time he has been involved in many aspects of IT including, Linux, Identity and Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing providing technical and architectural advice to a wide range of clients around the Asian region. 

As a Principal Sales Consultant for Oracle, Paul focuses on the technical aspects of Oracle’s Linux and Virtualization offerings.  Paul studied Electrical Engineering at the University of NSW and has a Master in Management from MGSM.

Roshan Sathe, Senior Presales, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux @ Oracle CorpOracle

Paul will present at Brisbane and Perth

Roshan at Melbourne.

For more information please contact conferencemanager@ausoug.org.au or visit the event site.


Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Best System Administration Training with Oracle Linux

Get the most out of the latest Linux innovations by taking Oracle's top selling Linux system administration training. You can take the live instructor-led training as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Take classes from your own desk - no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events are already scheduled.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for each course.

Oracle Linux System Administration: Enrolling in this 5-day course will help you work towards becoming a knowledgeable Oracle Linux System Administrator. Learn how to install Oracle Linux and gain an understanding of the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

In-Class events on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 16 September 2013

 Croatian

 London, Engliand

 2 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

 21 October 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 16 September 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 23 September 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 9 September 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

26 August 2013 

 English

Nairobi, Kenya 

12 August 2013 

  English 

 Canberra, Australia

25 November 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 September 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 23 September 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Schaumburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Indianapolis, IN, United States

 14 October 2013

 English

 Burlington, MA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Columbia, MD, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Pittsburgh, PA, United States

 9 December 2013

 English

 Reton, VA, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Brookfield, WI, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Sao Paulo, Brazil

 30 September 2013

 Brazilian Portugese

Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration: Go further with this 3-day course by learning about managing resources and file systems, while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills.

In-Class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English

 Roeveille, MN, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

To register for these courses, request additional events, or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Three Steps to Becoming an Expert Oracle Linux System Administrator

Oracle provides a complete system administration curriculum to take you from your initial experience of Unix to being an expert Oracle Linux system administrator.

You can take these live instructor-led courses from your own desk through live-virtual events or by traveling to an education center through in-class events.

Step 1: Unix and Linux Essentials

This 3-day course is designed for users and administrators who are new to Oracle Linux. It will help you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system.

Below is a sample of the in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 28 October 2013

 English

 Berlin, Germany

 15 July 2013

 German

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 19 August 2013

 Dutch

 Bucarest, Romania

 12 August 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 6 January 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 5 August 2013

 English

 Kaduna, Nigeria

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Woodmead, South Africa

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 23 September 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 22 July 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 3 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 20 November 2013

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

 5 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Canada

 3 September 2013

 English

 San Francisco and San Jose, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 7 August 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, and King of Prussia, PA, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 25 September 2013

 English

 Cambridge, MA, and Roseville MN, United States

 6 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

Step 2: Oracle Linux System Administration

Through this 5-day course, become a knowledgeable Oracle Linux system administrator, learning how to install Oracle Linux and the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Ksplice.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vienna, Austria

 1 July 2013

 German

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 18 November 2013

 English

 Zagreb, Croatia

 16 September 2013

 Croatian

 London, England

 3 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Paris, France

 29 July 2013

 French

 Budapest, Hungary

 8 July 2013

 Hungarian

 Utrecht, Netherland

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

 15 July 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 12 August 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 29 July 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 21 October 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 8 July 2013

 English

 Singapore

 24 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 July 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 September 2013

 English 

 Sydney, Australia

19 August 2013 

 English 

 Mississauga, Canada

 26 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 23 September 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 Schaumburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Indianapolis, IN, United States

 14 October 2013

 English

 Columbia, MD, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Beaverton, OR, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Pittsburg, PA, United States

9 December 2013 

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

12 August 2013 

 English

 Brookfield, WI, United States

30 September 2013 

 English

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

15 July 2013 

 Brazilian Portugese

Step 3: Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration

This new 3-day course is ideal for administrators who want to learn about managing resources and file systems while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills. You will learn about Linux Containers, Cgroups, btrfs, DTrace and more.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

To register for or learn more about these courses, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Watch this video to learn more about Oracle's operating system training.

Monday May 13, 2013

Learn About Advanced Oracle Linux Features

Just Released: The Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration training is ideal for administrators. In this 3-day course, you'll learn about managing resources and file systems, while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills.

Learn To:

  • Address today's large storage requirements.
  • Manage resources to deliver consistent response times and performance.
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes.
  • Recover from boot errors.
  • Identify and resolve performance issues in your systems.
  • Use DTrace, which provides a comprehensive look into the software stack and enables you to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Experience the Oracle Cluster File System, which provides a high performance and high availability file system when you must have a redundant environment.
  • Understand a variety of tools and techniques to diagnose performance problems on Oracle Linux systems.
  • Use new technologies, including Linux Containers.

You can take this live, instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: No travel required. Participate in this event from your own desk.
  • In-class: Travel to an education center to take this class.

This course has just gone live so it is a perfect time to register your interest in events you want to see on the schedule by going to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

Tap into the Latest Linux Innovations with Oracle Linux Training

Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. Optimized for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is the only operating system to offer zero-downtime updates.

With the Oracle Linux System Administration course, learn core linux system administration skills while getting experience of Oracle Linux features such as the unbreakable linux network (ULN), the unbreakable enterprise kernel (UEK), and Ksplice.

You can take this live-instructor led, 5-day class as a:

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

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vienna, Austria

 24 June 2013

 German

London, England 

 20 May 2013 

 English

 Hamburg, Germany

 13 May 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 14 June 2013

 German

Warsaw, Poland 

15 July 2013 

 Polish

Bucharest, Romania 

 27 May 2013

 Romanian

 Madrid, Spain

 6 May 2013

 Spanish

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 27 May 2013

 Turkish

Beirut. Lebanon 

13 May 2013 

 English

 Nairobi, Kenya

 17 June 2013

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

29 April 2013 

 English 

Ottawa, Canada 

 4 November 2013

 English

Belmont, CA, United States 

23 September 2013 

 English

Irvine, CA, United States 

18 November 2013 

 English

Sacramento, CA, United States 

19 August 2013 

 English

San Francisco, CA, United States 

15 July 2013 

 English

Denver, CO, United States 

19 August 2013 

 English

Chicago, IL, United States 

13 May 2013 

 English 

Schaumburg, IL, United States 

26 August 2013 

English 

Roseville, MN, United States 

17 June 2013 

English

Edison, NJ, United States 

28 October 2013 

English 

New York, NY, United States 

17 June 2013 

English

Beaverton, OR, United States 

12 August 2013

English

San Antonio, TX, United States 

15 July 2013

 English 

Reston, VA, United States 

12 August 2013

 English 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

 6 May 2013

 Brazilian Portugese

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

10 June 2013

  Brazilian Portugese

Jakarta, Indonesia

17 June 2013

 English 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 27 May 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand 

 26 August 2013 

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 13 May 2013

 English

  Canberra, Australia

20 May 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

  24 June 2013

 English

For register for this course or get more information on the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Note, Coming Soon - the Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration course which will cover Linux Containers, Cgroups, Btrfs, DTrace and more!

For information on other Oracle University courses, see April 2013 Oracle University Round-Up: New Training and Certifications.

Thursday Mar 21, 2013

Harness Oracle Linux Performance with System Administration Training

Harness the performance, scalaibility and reliability of Oracle Linux by taking the Oracle Linux System Administration training course.

In this 5-day class you will:

  • Use Ksplice to update the kernel on a running system
  • Prepare Oracle Linux System for Oracle Databases
  • Install Oracle Linux and load and configure the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
  • Install software packages from Unbreakable Linux Network and other repositories
  • Configure system logging
  • Load kernel modules and configure kernel module parameters
  • Perform User and Group administration
  • Create filesystems
  • Maintain swap space
  • Use Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Configure RAID devices
  • Configure Networking and Networking services (DHCP, DNS)
  • Configure File Sharing services (NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH)
  • Configure Directory and Authentication Services (NIS, LDAP, Winbind, Kerberos)
  • Perform Security Administration (SELinux, iptables, chroot, TCP wrappers)


You can take this live instructor-led class as a:

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

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vienna, Austria

 24 June 2013

 German

 London, England

 20 May 2013

 English

 Dortmund, Germany

 8 April 2013

 German

 Hamburg, Germany

 13 May 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 24 January 2013

 German

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 27 May 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 13 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 27 May 2013

 Romanian

 Istanbul, Turkey

 27 May 2013

 Turkish

 Tokyo, Japan

 1 July 2013

 Japanese

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 27 May 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 8 April 2013

 English

 Singapore

 15 April 2013

 English

 Gabarone, Botswana

 24 April 2013

 English

 Nairobi, Kenya

 15 April 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 24 June 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

 29 April 2013

 English

 Beaverton, IL, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 13 May 2013

 English

New York, NY, United States 

 17 June 2013

 English

Reston, VA, United States 

15 April 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 8 April 2013

 English

 San Antonio, TX, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Schamburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Southfield, MI, United States

 22 April 2013

 English

For more information on this course or other Linux courses, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.
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