Friday Aug 31, 2012

Attending OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld? Then join us at Test Fest!

You’re officially invited to join the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialist “Test Fest” as part of our first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld conference. Our Specialist “Test Fest” will be taking place from Monday, October 1st - Thursday, October 4th 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, and we want you there.

Pre-register today to:

  • Get recognized for your skills, with an OPN Specialist accreditation
  • Take exams that are free of charge for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees
  • Help your company get Specialized in a higher level of the OPN Program

Check the list of current exams  and study materials, and make sure you pre-register soon using the Schedule Builder tool to reserve a seat in one of the 10 sessions being offered on a first come, first serve basis. Upon arrival to the testing room, you must show proof of valid OPN Membership and have your valid Pearson Vue  account ID. For questions, please email the OPN Communications team.

Test Fest Schedule


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Monday - Oct 1

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday - Oct 2

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday - Oct 3

10:30 AM - 12:30PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM - 5:30PM

Thursday - Oct 4

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!
The OPN Communications Team

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Thursday Aug 30, 2012



Dear partner

You can now register for Oracle's EMEA Hardware Sales Training Roadshow: "Hardware and Software - Engineered to be sold together!"

The objective of this one-day, face-to-face, free of charge training session is to share with you and your Oracle peers the latest information on Oracle's products and solutions and to ensure that you are fully equipped to position and sell Oracle's integrated stack.

Please find the agenda, schedule details and registration information here.

The seats are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. We recommend you to register yourself as early as possible and reserve your seat.

Register Now

We hope you will take the maximum advantage of these great learning and networking opportunities and look forward to welcoming you to your nearest event!

Best regards,

Giuseppe Facchetti
Partner Business Development Manager,
Servers, Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Storage Partner Sales Manager
Oracle EMEA

Hands-On Hardware Training

Oracle University is pleased to inform you of numerous hands-on hardware courses scheduled throughout EMEA.

These courses are for OPN members and Oracle staff only and include: Exadata, SPARC M-series and more, all of which will offer you the necessary information, skill development, and practical application required to set up, configure, operate and maintain Sun hardware.

Here are a few examples:

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2, X2-8: Install and Maint

This course introduces the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and X2-8 as well as storage expansion units, including their functions and features. Find out more

SL3000 Service Course for Mentors

After this course, you will have the necessary information, skill development, and practical application to set up, configure, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the SL3000 library, including a variety of cartridge tape drives. Find out more

SPARC M-series Support Readiness Training

Benefits of taking this course include being able to compare and contrast the key features of the SPARC M-series servers as well as their architectural features. Find out more

Sun Fire High-End Server Maintenance and Administration

This course provides you with the skill set necessary to identify the features and architecture specifics of the Sun Fire 15K/12K and Sun Fire 25K/20K servers. Find out more

To find similar courses view the Server Administration learning paths

If the scheduled dates do not suit you, please let us know  and we will try to accommodate your request!

And don’t forget: your OPN discount is applied to the standard prices shown on the website.

For more information and assistance, contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

Oracle University Boot Camps for OPN Members only

To address the need for fast delivering training programs that are focused on improving your business, Oracle University has scheduled OPN Only Boot Camps in close cooperation with Oracle Alliances and Channels. They are available for gaining knowledge and skills in the Database, Engineered Systems, Server and Storage Systems, Fusion Middleware, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, E-Business Suite, Siebel, CRM On Demand, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Oracle Transport Management and Demantra. They can be taken either In Class or from your desktop/laptop as a Live Virtual Class. Check out the current schedule and book online.

Remember that your OPN discount is applied to the standard prices shown on the website.

For more information, assistance in booking and to request new dates, contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Get ready for Java certification with Training On Demand

Are you an experienced Java Programmer eager to achieve certification? Oracle University just made it easier for you to pass your
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer exam. Take a look at the new Training On Demand Java Exam Preparation Seminar Value Package. It consists of

· Java SE 6 Programmer: Certification Exam Preparation Seminar: To accelerate your exam preparation and supplement your understanding of the exam objectives - you can access it 24 hours a day for 90 days.

· Certification Exam Voucher – valid for 12 months

· A Free Certification Retake – valid for 12 months

For more information and assistance contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

invitation: Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld

Come for the content—stay for the contacts.

September 30—October 4, 2012
Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld premiers this year with a dedicated program of keynotes and sessions created to enhance the opportunities for partners to learn from and network with Oracle executives and experts. The new program also provides more informal opportunities than ever throughout the week to meet up with the people who are most important to your business: customers, prospects, and colleagues.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld Highlights

Sunday, September 30

Global Partner Keynote: Start the week by gaining insight from senior executives into Oracle's partner vision, strategy, and resources—all designed to help build and strengthen market opportunities for partners.

Regional General Sessions: Regional Oracle Alliances and Channels team members will meet with partners from around the world to discuss opportunities and challenges unique to each region: Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Japan; Latin America; and North America.

Monday, October 1 – Thursday, October 4

PartnerNetwork Sessions: Oracle's top product and sales leaders will discuss Oracle's strategic direction in 25 targeted and in-depth sessions specific to partners. Many sessions will be focused by partner type: SI, ISV, and channel. Others will focus on one of the most critical partner success factors—business development.

Networking: The Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge is the place where partners can meet formally or informally with colleagues, customers, prospects, and other industry professionals. Partners can visit the OPN Video Blogging room to record and share ideas; at the OPN Information Station, they will find consultants available to answer any questions that come up.

Access to Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne

In addition to partner-specific sessions and networking, attendees of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld get access to many Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne activities during the week.

  • Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne keynotes
  • Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Exhibition Halls
  • Executive Solution sessions
  • Scene and Be Heard Theater
  • Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception (September 30)
  • Lunch in the Howard Street Tent (October 1 through October 4)
  • It's A Wrap! closing event (October 4)
  • Oracle OpenWorld Conference Materials

If you have any questions regarding partner activities at Oracle OpenWorld, contact the Oracle PartnerNetwork team at

Friday Aug 03, 2012

invitation: Oracle Optimized Storage Strategy - Executive Keynote Replay

Oracle Optimized Storage: Solutions for Simplifying IT

Even in the most advanced data centers, outdated and inefficient storage management techniques are stifling business innovation.

But now you can deploy Oracle’s optimized storage, the industry’s most advanced, easy-to-use, and cost-effective enterprise storage solutions.

View this important online, on-demand launch webcast featuring Mark Hurd and John Fowler to learn how Oracle can help you take on the biggest enterprise storage infrastructure challenges — including reducing costs and increasing data management efficiency.

Register NOW

Thursday Aug 02, 2012

OPN Only Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Implementation Boot Camp – Now available!

Oracle University is pleased to announce the availability of our new OPN Only Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Implementation Boot Camp. Find more details!

This Boot Camp gives data center administrators the tools to use Oracle Exalogic to standardize and consolidate their infrastructure
and to also increase application performance. In addition to learning how to identify, manage, and monitor all Exalogic hardware components, you create a typical Fusion Middleware configuration that takes advantage of the unique networking and storage characteristics of Exalogic, including the InfiniBand fabric.

You will learn how to:
· Describe the installation process for an Exalogic machine
· Connect to and manage all Exalogic hardware components
· Prepare Exalogic for a Fusion Middleware deployment
· Create a WebLogic domain that is optimized for Exalogic
· Connect Exalogic to a database cluster

Please note: your OPN discount is added to the standard price shown on the website. To find other Exalogic offerings, view the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Learning Paths.

Get in contact with your local
Oracle University team for more details, Boot Camp dates and scheduling requests.


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