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Use Oracle Business Intelligence Training to Uncover New Insights and Make Faster, More Informed Business Decisions

“Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) 12c is a unique platform that enables customers to uncover new insights and make faster, more informed business decisions by offering agile visual analytics and self-service discovery together with best-in-class enterprise analytics. Instant mobile, highly interactive dashboards, powerful operational reporting, just-in-time alerts, content and metadata search, strategy management, native access to Big Data sources, sophisticated in-memory computing, and streamlined systems management combine to make Oracle BI 12c a comprehensive solution that reduces the total cost of ownership and increases return on investment for the entire organization.”1  Benefit from Oracle BI Training Options Take advantage of your Oracle BI software investment by investing in training options that can provide your employees with the know-how they need to optimize the software for your business goals. By engaging with Oracle University training content, you can discover how to benefit from multiple BI training choices, including: 1. Learn Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) from Oracle BI Enterprise Edition delivers a robust set of reporting, ad-hoc query and analysis, OLAP, dashboard, and scorecard functionality with a rich end-user experience. With Oracle BI Enterprise Edition training, learn how to analyze, build, modify and administer dashboards so you can unlock the power of your organization's information. BI Enterprise Edition (BI EE) Courses 2. Learn BI Publisher from Oracle BI Publisher provides a single, web-based platform for authoring, managing, and delivering interactive reports, dashboards, and documents. Through Oracle BI Publisher Training, you can develop the skills to design highly formatted documents and reports, and then publish them to a wide range of destinations. BI Publisher Courses 3. Learn BI Applications from Oracle BI Applications are complete, prebuilt BI solutions for CRM and ERP systems that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence throughout your business. Gain the skills to install, design, customize, and configure Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications and Oracle Business Intelligence Warehouse. BI Applications Courses Find out more about our complete portfolio of Oracle Business Intelligence learning options and start your journey to unlocking the power of your data. One Solution for All Your Oracle Business Intelligence Training Needs One convenient and easy way to get this training is to purchase an Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription, which gives you one full year of 24/7 access to Oracle expert instruction and other content, hands-on labs, and instructor Q&As. You will learn how to: Discover new insights for exploring more data, improving operations, and reducing costs Enhance collaborative decision-making and storytelling Improve business strategies, processes, and customer engagement Take a BI Certification Exam Becoming Oracle Certified will advance your career. The Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription gives you a chance to take the following exam to demonstrate your knowledge and validate your expertise to employers and peers: Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Foundation Suite 11g Essentials | 1Z0-591 Learn today’s best strategies for turning raw data into actionable insights that will help your organization reach new heights. Sign up today for the Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription. ----------------------- 1. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/overview/index.html 

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Get the Most out of Your Oracle Investment with Training from the Unlimited Product Learning Subscription

For a fraction of the costs of separate product learning subscriptions or individual courses, the Oracle Unlimited Product Learning Subscription gives you access to the most comprehensive digital training solution offered by Oracle University. Often times administrators, developers, and end-users play multiple roles within an organization and can’t afford to take the numerous training classes they need to stay up-to-date on all of the product areas they cover. This also applies when you'd like access to several courses within a learning path like Oracle Database or Java to fulfill Oracle certification requirements. To support individual professionals who need access to more than one class, Oracle University developed the Unlimited Product Learning Subscription. This subscription provides students with access to all product digital training for a nominal fee for an entire year. If you are part of an Oracle User Group, we have just released the Oracle User Group Champions program that provides an additional 25% off an already amazing deal. 5 Reasons You Should Invest in the Oracle Product Learning Subscription You will have access to the total Oracle Product Training Library. You can take lessons, use this for a reference, or just listen to what the experts have to say. Invest once and learn continually. Content is continually updated to support the new Oracle new product rapid release model. Instead of waiting to take another class when new content comes out, it will be added to your subscription. This is an all-inclusive package. Certification exams and skill checks are available as part of the package – so you can study, refer back to content that you need to brush up on, test your knowledge, and take the certification exams available in your subscription. Access Oracle new feature content. New content is coming out; get access to learn about all of the new features right from the individual learning subscriptions that make up the Unlimited Product Learning Subscription. If you want to dive into the new features related to Java, Oracle Database, E-Business Suite, or any other Oracle product, you don’t have to look any further. This course content will be included and available for you to access as soon as it is available. Numbers talk–over 20,000 students have subscribed to Oracle Learning Subscriptions. Here is your chance to get access to something that will pay off in the long term, will help you support your employer's business goals, and will help you keep up-to-date on some of the highest ranking technology in the industry. You should never compromise your outcomes when it comes to getting training from the source. Related Content Oracle Learning Subscriptions Help You Keep Pace with Evolving Product Capabilities Why Digital Learning Must Be a Priority for all Professionals Digital Transformation: How to Develop Skills for this Inevitable Change

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Spotlight on Java SE 11: Oracle University Courses, Learning Subscriptions, and Certifications

Oracle University is thrilled about what we have to offer within our Java curriculum. This spotlight post is on Java SE 11. The best way to learn Java SE 11 is through investing in an Oracle Learning Subscription. Subscriptions combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs, and more into one training solution and can be accessed 24x7x365 for 12 months. Benefit from continuously added content as it becomes available in your subscription. Preview the suggested Java offerings below: Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Java is the #1 programming language for developing applications across conventional and cloud environments. It provides the basis for enterprise applications on a wide range of devices and platforms. The entire range of Java training is covered in the Unlimited Product Learning Subscription. Java Programming Learning Subscription Updated to Include Java SE 11 The Java Programming Learning Subscription covers Java SE 8 and Java SE 11, the long-term support releases, and most widely used versions of Java SE. The curriculum in this learning subscription also offers training on Java EE 7, which is the platform for enterprise Java applications. This learning subscription will fully empower you with an understanding of the Java programming language, new features, and best practices for using it to develop applications. Core Java Learning Subscription NEW The Core Java Learning Subscription provides Java SE 11 training for programmers who are new to the language and looking to learn the latest release. It's also ideal for Java programmers who have some experience and want to take advantage of the new features and upgrade their skills. Watch the Java 11 New Features video that comes with your subscription. In this video, Java experts will guide you through all of the changes and new features of Java SE 11. Learn about new Java SE features, including the Java module system, JShell, convenience methods, new techniques for working with streams, Lambda Expressions, and managing deprecated APIs. Java 11 Upgrade Learning Subscription NEW The Java 11 Upgrade Learning Subscription is designed for Java SE 8 developers who have taken the Java SE: Programming I and Java SE: Programming II courses and are looking to leverage and benefit from the new features of Java SE 11. If you are trained on Java SE 6 or Java SE 7, then we recommend you consider taking the Core Java Learning Subscription to benefit from comprehensive training and develop in demand knowledge. Oracle is known for their quality training that is delivered in a variety of formats, including Classroom, Live Virtual Training, and Training On Demand. Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your Java programming skills and learn how to develop successful applications. This spotlight is on the following Java courses: Java SE: Programming I Ed 2–now On Java 11 Java SE: Programming II Ed 1–now On Java 11 Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Become a Certified Java SE 11 Developer Explore our featured available Oracle Certification offerings below. The latest features in Java SE 11 bring significant enhancements to the way you write code. With the Java SE 11 Developer Certification, you acquire more than experience in the latest Java features. The benefits of Oracle Certification will pave your way to a successful career in Java. 5 helpful tips that will kick start your software development career. https://t.co/8wHRwA98qy pic.twitter.com/7FCtNAfhhN — Java Certification (@javacert) November 7, 2017 How to Get Java Certified Option 1 - Take the following Oracle training and Oracle Certification exams: Take training: Java SE: Programming I Ed 2  +  Java SE: Programming II Ed 1 Then take Oracle Certification Exams: Java SE: Programming I (1Z0-815) + Java SE: Programming II (1Z0-816) Option 2 - Take the following Oracle training and Oracle Certification upgrade exam within the Core Java Learning Subscription Gain access to all core Java SE 11 training and certification materials with this new Learning Subscription Get one free attempt at each of the certification exams aligned to the Java SE Programmer 2019 learning paths Why Get Java Certified? According to Certification Magazine Salary Surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019: 73% of certification holders reported experiencing a great demand for their skills after getting certified 65% of certification holders reported that getting certified had made a positive impact on their professional image 72% of certification holders reported receiving a salary increase after becoming certified Get certified as Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer! Show employers and peers you have the latest skills and knowledge of the technology. Download the Java SE 11 Training and Certification Guide. #Java #JavaDeveloper #OracleCertification https://t.co/wby5dMflYL pic.twitter.com/WjiJWvwK26 — Java Certification (@javacert) March 21, 2019 Jump to the top of the Java development curve with Java SE 11 training and certification.  What's New in Java SE 11?   Related Content Boost Your Career Opportunities as a Java Developer Why is Java the Most Popular Programming Language? 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Oracle Global HR Cloud Training: Don’t Get Left Behind

Oracle Global Human Resource (HR) Cloud is a single global human resources solution used to engage employees, align common HR processes, and promote a culture of compliance. These applications are updated quarterly with new and improved features. This means your team always has something new to learn. The Oracle Global HR Cloud Learning Subscription is a learning solution with constantly changing content, ensuring you don’t get left behind as your cloud applications change. This innovative digital learning solution enables success at every stage of the cloud lifecycle.  It helps technical and core team members, such as implementers, administrators and super users, attain the deep knowledge your organization needs to be successful with your cloud applications. Learn how to: Get started with Global HR Cloud Optimize the setup of your cloud applications to meet your specific business needs Effectively manage and maintain your cloud applications Leverage the enhancements to your evolving cloud applications Be a Continuous Learner The Global HR Cloud Learning Subscription provides unlimited access to a comprehensive set of high quality training videos delivered by Oracle experts for 12 months.  Learn through step-by-step demonstrations, and applied learning focused on use cases Practice with hands-on labs using live cloud environments Be a continuous learner, as the training content is constantly changing every month to remain aligned with each product release Get certified: all relevant Oracle Cloud implementation certification exams are included This makes the Global HR Cloud Learning Subscription an ideal way to build skills, stay up-to-date, and get certified on Oracle Global HR Cloud. Training Coverage The Global HR Cloud Learning Subscription includes training for the following cloud services: Absence Management Benefits Compensation Core HR HR Help Desk Profile Management Time and Labor UK Payroll US Payroll   Key Features and Benefits of Oracle HR Cloud Training Constantly changing content: new and updated titles are added to this learning subscription each month enabling you to stay current with your evolving applications Courses: access a comprehensive set of high quality digital training videos delivered by Oracle experts 24/7 for 12 months  New titles: new and updated titles are added to your learning subscription each month enabling you to stay up-to-date with your evolving cloud applications Role-based learning: attain the skills you need to excel in your job Use cases:  provide applied learning through practical scenarios Learning paths: get guidance on the recommended sequence of training to achieve a desired learning objective Hands-on labs: practice what you learn with hands-on labs using live cloud environments Access instructors: get answers to your questions from Oracle experts Certification exams: pass an exam to validate your skills and earn an industry recognized credential Individual reporting: track your learning progress and achievements through your personalized dashboard Company level reporting: track your organization’s subscriber activation and consumption through the Training Administration Portal Watch this video to see how Oracle Learning Subscriptions work.   Related Content: Global Human Resources Training: Oracle University's Approach to Cloud Enablement Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

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Helpful Hints: Which Payment Methods Can You Use to Buy Training Online?

When making any sort of online purchase in 2019, you typically have a lot of options when it's time to pay. Though payment methods vary from online store to online store, some of the most common payment methods include: Credit cards Mobile payments Bank transfers eWallets Prepaid cards Direct deposits Purchase orders Some online payment methods are global payment solutions, while other online payment methods are targeted toward customers purchasing in a specific country.  Note these trends and statistics regarding preferred payment methods in Germany, India, and China, for example:   “Contrary to the traditional ‘cash being king’ mind set, our study reveals a definite shift in consumer preference to more convenient methods of payments,” said Jörg Brand, General Manager, Germany DACH at First Data: https://t.co/GtQ8uaM0Db #eCommerce pic.twitter.com/tq6IMUML3F — petercavicchia (@petercavicchia) April 21, 2019 RuPay cards e-commerce transactions increased by 2X from 25 million to 54 million in the last 1 year@RuPay_npci #Rupay #transaction #ecommerce #paymentshttps://t.co/IDFyGdmbNp — Entrackr (@entrackr) April 19, 2019 The world's largest #ecommerce market is #China with ~1 billion #onlineshoppers @StatistaCharts via @MikeQuindazzi >>> #fintech #digital #mobile #ai #iot #onlineshopping #payments >>> https://t.co/eycF6kOa2F pic.twitter.com/GEoqPAsPTj — Rohit Sharma (@RohitSharma_MI) April 15, 2019 Ways to Pay via the Oracle University Web Store   When you're purchasing training and/or certification products from the Oracle University web store, it's important to note that not all methods are valid in all countries. List of Countries where Each Payment Method is Valid Guide to acronyms: LC = Learning Credit PO = Purchase Order POEF = Purchase Order Exemption Form EPO = Electronic PO EFT = Electronic Funds Transfer OCP = Oracle Certified Professional BB = Boleto Bancario BWTJP = Bank Wire Transfer Japan *Please note that these payment types are accepted in the following countries, as listed below. Depending on whether you self-identify as a corporate, private, or partner user within that country, payment types may vary. AMERICAS Argentina - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Brazil - BB, check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO Canada - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Carribean - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Central America - check, EPO, LC, PO, POEF Chile - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Colombia - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Ecuador - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Mexico - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO Peru - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF United States - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Venezuela - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF APAC and JAPAN Australia - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire China - check, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Hong Kong - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire India - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Indonesia - check, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Korea - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Malaysia - check, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire New Zealand - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Phillipines - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Southeast Asia Others** - check, credit card, EPO, LC, PO, POEF, wire Pakistan - check, EPO, LC, PO, wire Vietnam - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Singapore - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Taiwan - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Thailand - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Japan - BWTJP, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP **Includes: America Somoa, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Guam, Sriklanka, Tahiti EMEA Austria - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Croatia - credit card, EPO, LC, PO, POEF, wire  Cyprus - check, credit card, EPO, LC, PO, wire Czech Republic - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF Denmark - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Iceland - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Egypt - EPO, LC, PO, wire Baltics --> Estonia - credit card, EFT, EPO Finland - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire France - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Germany - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Greece - check, credit card, EPO, LC, PO, wire Hungary - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Ireland - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Israel - check, EPO, LC, PO, wire Italy - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Luxembourg - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Netherlands - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Norway - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Poland - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Portugal - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Romania - EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Serbia, Republic of Montenegro - EPO, LC, PO, wire Slovakia - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Slovenia - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Albania - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Macedonia - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire South Africa - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Spain - check, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Sweden - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Switzerland - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Liechtenstein - check, credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Turkey - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Armenia - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Azerbaijan - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Georgia - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Kyrgyzstan - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Tajikistan - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Turkmenistan - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Uzbekistan - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire United Kingdom** - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire African Ops*** - EPO, LC, PO, POEF, wire Kenya - EPO, LC, PO, POEF, wire Middle East**** - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Qatar - check, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Baltics --> Latvia - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Latvia --> Malta - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, POEF, wire Baltics --> Lithuania - credit card, EFT, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Bulgaria - EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire CIS --> Kazakhstan, Mongolia - BWTJP, credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire CIS --> Russia - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, wire CIS --> Ukraine - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire CIS --> Belarus, Moldova - credit card, EPO, LC, OCP, PO, wire Saudia Arabia - check, credit card, EPO, LC, PO, POEF, wire **Includes: Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales ***Includes: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo-Brazza, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Gaban, Ghana, Guinee, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritus, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe ****Includes: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Need Help Making a Payment Online? Reach out to one of our Oracle University representatives. They can answer any questions you have to help you successfully complete your purchase.  Related Content Helpful Hints: How to Buy an Oracle Certification Exam Voucher Online Helpful Hints: How to Purchase Training and Certification via the OU Web Store Using Your Credit Card - It's Easy

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How to Speed Up the Oracle ERP Cloud Adoption Curve

In my role as a cloud adoption specialist for Oracle University, I work with various sized companies who are either in the process of moving to the cloud or just about to get started. I have been with Oracle University for 17 years now, working with customers, both internal and external, to understand help identify training requirements, and help to build a solution that will meet timelines, budgets, and training needs. Based on past experience, I’ve found a couple of key areas that typically hang people up during their implementations. This blog provides some best practice recommendations to improve implementation and to speed up product adoption. My work is not done when the deal is closed and signed. In fact, speaking from an organizational point of view, that’s only the beginning. Oracle is deeply invested in ensuring that clients have successful implementations. The reason for this is very simple: if an ERP Cloud implementation is unsuccessful, users won’t make the best use of the application, time and money is wasted, and sooner or later management will start looking for alternatives. Optimizing your cloud investment – some ideas: Get Company-Level Buy-In Make sure you have senior management’s full support, and that support is made public and vocal. The company leadership’s backing can make a real difference in for an ERP Cloud implementation. Since senior officers usually only address high-level issues, it reiterates for employees that this is a company priority that demands their commitment and support. Granted, getting senior management to vocalize their support in the move to ERP Cloud is a challenge in itself. It helps to highlight the importance of their endorsement to the project’s success. So in a way, we come full circle: company leadership need to endorse Oracle ERP Cloud implementation to accelerate its success, and employees need to hear their managers’ support in order to pick up the pace and dive deeper into the learning process. Oracle CEO @MarkVHurd says the #cloud is critical to helping companies worldwide achieve their 4 main priorities: increase revenue, boost cash flow, decrease spending, and manage risk. Where do you stand? @forbes https://t.co/ancAZsSoyg pic.twitter.com/cV79Vh4brv — Oracle ERP Cloud (@OracleERPCloud) April 16, 2019 Invest in User Experience and Ease of Use Research shows that the #1 need in an ERP system expressed by manufacturers is ease of use, and it’s safe to assume that manufacturers are not the only group of users concerned with ease of use in their ERP applications.    Image source: Aberdeen Group This makes for an interesting challenge because ERP systems are required to carry out complex actions and are based on a massive amount of data input and calculation. Let’s face it: no ERP in the world can ever be as easy to use as some ecommerce platforms which are designed for minimum actions. From the users’ perspective, learning how to use new software can trigger quite a bit of apprehension. There is a lot of learning and memorizing involved, even if it is “just” a move to ERP Cloud. It becomes apparent that manufacturers are adamant about ease of use as a means to cross the “Onboarding Bridge”. If the first meeting with the new ERP application goes smoothly, employees are more likely to settle into a comfortable routine of using the software. For this purpose, I’d like to recommend Oracle University’s Guided Learning. Guided Learning is a set of step-by-step guides created for Oracle ERP Cloud by Oracle experts. They are extremely helpful both with onboarding and with long-term retention, as they can be accessed anytime from anywhere, guiding users through actions that require multiple steps.   Keep Promoting the Product to Your Users You would think that since the organization has paid for the software license and implementation is in progress, the selling part of the process is over. Wrong. Success of an ERP deployment depends on users’ motivation to start using it. Is Oracle ERP Cloud going to make their jobs easier? Will it save them time? Will billing and accounting be easier now?   Will it give me enough information as I go through the business transactions? Figure out how your employees are going to benefit from ERP Cloud and tell them, over and over. They will only commit to learning if they are enthusiastic about the process and the results. So show your users what is in it for them. Sell them on the idea that Oracle ERP Cloud is going to improve their lives. Oracle University offers a full suite of training options: from free introductory training through Oracle LaunchPad; a subscription-based digital training library for more in-depth Oracle application and technology training, and Oracle Guided Learning for in-application guidance and enablement.      Related Content Introducing: Guided Learning for Oracle Cloud Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions Oracle ERP Cloud: The Perfect Partner for Your Business Modernization

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Retail Industry 2019: Planning and Optimization Are Essential

If you’re in the retail business, you already know the importance of planning. Without it, too many retailers fail each year because they do not effectively examine results and plan for the future.  “Planning helps an organization chart a course for the achievement of its goals. The process begins with reviewing the current operations of the organization and identifying what needs to be improved operationally in the upcoming year. From there, planning involves envisioning the results the organization wants to achieve, and determining the steps necessary to arrive at the intended destination--success, whether that is measured in financial terms, or goals that include being the highest-rated organization in customer satisfaction.”[1] Some of the challenges retailers often face include: Collecting and analyzing customer data Integrating both direct and online marketing to the customers Wanting to understand customer preferences better Determining how to best satisfy their customers As the retail industry becomes more competitive and saturated, companies hoping to stand out should think of stores less as places of commerce and more as places of experiences. From Brennan Wilkie, SVP of customer experience strategy @WeAreInMoment https://t.co/F1GJQdTmt5 pic.twitter.com/IqLTbpm7sp — Total Retail (@MyTotalRetail) March 1, 2019 Oracle Retail Customers Global leaders like Lenox, Hamley's, and Gap rely on Oracle Retail applications to run their businesses and are achieving solid results. One Brazilian shoe company attained 30% reduction in inventory levels leveraging best-practice financial planning processes. Plus, the company was able to improve margins and sell through by 81% in a single year. They accomplished this by leveraging Oracle Retail solutions for optimization and planning.[2] Online Retail Training Empowers Employees in Their Daily Jobs Specifically, Oracle Retail solutions give employees a chance to: Develop the skills to use this completely integrated suite of business applications, along with server and storage solutions Learn how to drive profitable growth through seamless cross-channel experiences Manage elasticity, markdowns, and promotional lifts in Item Planning Cloud Service Optimize sell-through and improve planning When accessing Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Planning and Optimization training content, your retail planning team can choose from multiple training topics based on the skills they need to learn on that particular day. Team members can take on demand training that walks them through the pricing analysis process for price optimization, performing “what-if” optimization analysis, managing store clustering, configuring a predictive retail application server solution, and more. Benefits of Oracle Retail Training for Financial Planners, Item Planners, Pricing Analysts, and More Training is designed for a variety of job roles within the retail industry. Each course within your subscription focuses on a specific topic to empower retail business leaders and employees to grow with today's challenges. Access easily digestible, on demand tutorials that deepen your understanding of the pricing analysis process for Regular Price Optimization, as well as Assortment Period Maintenance in Assortment Planning Shared Services. Learn how to configure a Retail Predictive Application Server solution, in addition to other granular topics based on your selected area of interest. Get a FREE preview of the Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Planning and Optimization now > Related Content Oracle Retail: Deliver Personal Offers Your Customers Want Use Machine Learning to Optimize Retail Performance Follow Oracle Retail on Twitter [1] https://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-planning-organization-1137.html [2] http://www.oracle.com/us/industries/retail/paqueta-retail-planning-info-3672704.pdf

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Why Does Java Remain So Popular?

Next year, 2020, will mark the 25th anniversary of the Java programming language. One of the most widely used programming languages, Java is used as the server-side language for most back-end development projects, including those involving big data and Android development. Java is also commonly used for desktop computing, other mobile computing, games, and numerical computing. The popularity of Java is further evidenced with 90% of all Fortune 500 companies using Java. So how popular is Java? Very. The TIOBE Programming Community publishes an index showing the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated several times per year. The top ten programming languages, per the latest report, are shown below. Note that Java has consistently held the number-one slot in the index since 2004! Top 10 Programming Languages Feb 2019      Feb 2018      Programming Language      Ratings      Change      1 1 Java 15.876% +0.89% 2 2 C 12.424% +0.57% 3 4 Python 7.574% +2.41% 4 3 C++ 7.444% +1.72% 5 6 Visual Basic .NET 7.095% +3.02% 6 8 JavaScript 2.848% -0.32% 7 5 C# 2.846% -1.61% 8 7 PHP 2.271% -1.15% 9 11 SQL 1.900% -0.46% 10 20 Objective-C 1.447% +0.32%     Why Do Software Developers Use Java? The portability of Java contributes to its wide use and popularity, but there are other reasons why software developers continue to choose Java. Since it is an object-oriented language; it’s robust, secure and relatively simpler and easier to learn than languages such as C and C++. Object-oriented languages make complex problems easier to solve and provide greater modularity. This is a natural and pragmatic approach for software design. Java objects encapsulate data and behavior so that code can be reused, which makes testing and troubleshooting easier. With Java, objects are created using classes that define the attributes (data) and behaviors (defined by methods coded in the class). Java features such as inheritance further contribute to simplified code. With inheritance, similar but different types of objects are simplified by inheriting common attributes and behaviors from the parent class. This allows reuse of the common code while allowing for differences. New @Java Collections Cheat Sheet! Print it out and never use the wrong collection again:  https://t.co/aECjPAxBQp pic.twitter.com/mudWbkkyZQ — Simon Maple (@sjmaple) April 20, 2016 How to Learn Java Programming If you’re a developer, you’ll find that time invested in learning more about the Java programming language is time well-spent. Consider training from the source with Oracle University’s Java curriculum. Then validate your new knowledge and skills by earning an Oracle Java Certification. At Oracle University, we have recently launched two new Java SE 11 courses: Java SE: Programming I This entry-level course is aimed at programmers who are new to Java and who need to learn its concepts, language constructs, and data types. Explore exception handling, lambda expressions, and modular programming. Java SE: Programming II This is a second-level course for people learning the Java language. It provides the additional key skills needed by Java programmers. This course uses today's main Java version for its practices (currently Java 11). How to Start a Career in Java Programming With booming demand across industries worldwide, professionals who not only learn Java, but are formally trained and certified, can set themselves up for a promising, challenging, and rewarding career.  All you have to do is take the first step to begin your Java journey! Related Content Boost Your Career Opportunities as a Java Developer Java Certification: Your Burning Questions Answered Plan Your Java Certification Path 40 Java Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

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5 Reasons to Try Oracle University Guided Learning

Are you currently using Oracle Cloud applications or thinking about implementing an Oracle solution? If so, we would like to introduce Oracle Guided Learning - the leading solution in the market to accelerate cloud adoption across your organization. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report, in modern workplace learning environments, Talent Developers are depending more on online learning solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse, multi-generational workforce. LinkedIn found the following: 68% of employees prefer to learn at work 58% of employees prefer to learn at their own pace 49% of employees prefer to learn at the point of need Oracle Guided Learning, in-application guidance, serves up the right guidance at the right time, making it easy for employees to navigate and learn in ways that are most comfortable for them. Let’s take a look at a 5 reasons why you should include Guided Learning as part of your cloud adoption strategy. Get Ready-Made Content Guided Learning comes with a vast library of ready-made guides, created by Oracle University's subject matter experts. That means you won't have to create guides by yourself, and your users will gain immediate access to the multiple guides relevant to their roles, on the Oracle SaaS applications with which they interact. Always Stay Up-to-Date with Oracle Cloud Software Oracle University Guided Learning is the only in-application learning solution that is always in sync with Oracle Cloud software. Guided Learning guides will be added as a new software release is published; they will always include new features, and they will always be updated on interface changes the minute these changes see the light of day. This is made possible because Guided Learning is the only Oracle Cloud learning solution developed in the same place where the product changes are planned -- Oracle Cloud. Encourage Productivity with Role-based Learning Perhaps the most appealing benefit of Oracle University Guided Learning – guides are tailored for roles, specific to Oracle Cloud applications. For instance, there are specific guides for HR managers working on HCM; guides for sales representatives updating their opportunities in Engagement Cloud, as well as for sales representatives who need to log expenses on HCM. In short - the guides already exist, and have been carefully developed by product experts who are closely familiar with Oracle Cloud products, as well as the wide range of Oracle users. Provide Lively, Dynamic Learning with Images and Videos As part of Oracle’s commitment to deliver only the most advanced technology, Guided Learning provides the option to add rich media to guides. This allows guides to include video, images, polls, forms, and any other form of rich media (“richer” than text). These colorful, dynamic additions to guides bring them alive and increase engagement for users. Guides can be customized to include content and media specific to organizations (for example: policy documents, HR notifications and so on). Reduce Support and Training Costs One of the greatest advantages of using Oracle University Guided Learning comes from being able to automate support. Guides can easily and swiftly replace support calls to Help Desk and IT, as they offer the same type of service: guiding users through complex or infrequent workflows and actions. Guided Learning does not aim to replace human support altogether, rather to take the load off support representatives with help processes that can be automated and save both users and support providers the time and energy involving a help desk call, therefore reducing overall cost. In #modernbusiness, offering only traditional #training environments would be like handing a new employee a pencil and a notepad in today’s technology-centered world, and then expecting modern results. Find out more about Oracle’s Guided Learning Solution: https://t.co/PYj8w63HSH pic.twitter.com/L4oHc1Uu34 — Oracle University (@Oracle_Edu) May 17, 2018 Would you like to learn more about Oracle University's Guided Learning plans? Contact an Oracle University sales representative for more details.     Related Content Learn by Doing Through Oracle Guided Learning Cloud Deployment: Why Are User Training & Guided Learning Solutions So Important?

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Trends and Predictions for Developers in 2019

2018 saw major changes in the development world and this year promises to be even more transformational. Which skills to learn? Let’s review some major milestones and stories from 2018 and see how they are shaping current events and driving predictions for the future of developers in 2019. Security and Performance With Google and Facebook each exposing the data of more than 50 million users in 2018 and with the materialization of vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre, security continues to be a major concern with no conclusive solution in sight - as last year’s issues at popular package manager NPM also demonstrated. In 2019, developers should increase their security training, learn HTTPS, and exercise caution when using potentially vulnerable third party libraries. Performance was also a major talking point for developers in 2018, as users began to change their habits in the mobile world: Apps are no longer downloaded as much as they used to be. Indeed, this year is predicted to see more user activity from mobile web browsing than from native mobile apps. To compensate for the comparatively poor performance of mobile internet connection speeds and processing, 2018 saw the emergence of innovative development strategies and best practices to enhance web performance. Oracle’s Siddhartha Agarwal predicts that, due to security concerns, a hybrid application deployment approach will emerge in 2019 to balance security and performance needs. The approach - which will be driven by Cloud service providers - will combine the high performance and efficiency of running in containers with a lightweight virtual machine for increased security and isolation. Moving from Legacy to the Cloud Agarwal points out that, while Cloud-native is now the default choice for new in-house enterprise development projects, the vast majority of legacy tech stacks are not Cloud-native. He therefore predicts new technologies to emerge in 2019, designed to modernize and containerize legacy apps in order to manage them similarly to Cloud-native apps. This trend will enable experienced developers to build on existing skillsets. Furthermore, developers this year will partner with a platform engineer - an emerging role akin to a system administrator for the Cloud - who will manage and monitor resource availability and security for Cloud-native application development and deployment. What’s the key to being a modern developer, building both back-end and front-end logic and interfaces?@GeraldVenzl#OOW18 https://t.co/QnzwxuHtRi pic.twitter.com/3ntbbllt4V — Oracle Magazine (@oraclemagazine) December 21, 2018 Developments in JavaScript In the dynamic world of JavaScript, there was a big push in 2018 towards popularizing static typing. However, none of the contenders to date - including Microsoft’s TypeScript - is likely to supersede JavaScript as the web’s go-to language. Additionally, Node.js and Express.js are expected to dominate in 2019, having become the principal and standardized way to write backend API servers; while 2018 also saw a significant rise in the popularity of learning GraphQL - which will continue to be a hot topic within the developer community. Last year, React, Angular and Vue focused heavily on improving both the CLI experience and rendering performance - and are all now viable options for building fast front-end applications. With this trend continuing in 2019, it is well worth learning about these libraries. Other significant web development stories in 2018 included the adoption and stability around CSS grid; Microsoft’s switch to a Chromium-based browser; the release of Babel 7.0 to better align the JavaScript ecosystem; the increased prevalence of Progressive Web Apps; and the improved Web Component adoption by the five major browsers. Simplify with Serverless, but Remember the Fundamentals IT innovations and progressions in 2018 have simplified developers’ lives, increasing their focus on application logic and away from operations. The rise of serverless architecture, Cloud-based autonomous databases, infrastructure-as-a-service and the launch of module bundlers such as Webpack 4 and Parcel enable today’s developer to spend less time worrying about tooling, configurations, patching, provisioning, tuning, and scaling. Argawal predicts that the economics of serverless will drive both its popularity and its innovation in 2019. Expect serverless to rapidly expand into other business areas and an open standard to take shape as developers spread their workloads across several Clouds and select those which avoid vendor lock-in. While managed services and innovations are certainly burgeoning, it is still highly recommended to enhance fundamental skillsets such as system design and good architecture. Learn about data structure and algorithms Boost your SQL knowledge Learn how to build relational databases in a scalable way Computer science fundamentals don’t change and will keep you in good stead for years to come. Keep up with Innovations In 2019, developers will also increasingly need to understand data science and to integrate its models into their workflows. Agarwal forecasts that by the end of the year, 80% of custom apps will include embedded intelligence as a first-class capability. Future software will need to make use of machine learning to anticipate user needs, so why not boost your skills through machine learning APIs? Argawal also predicts that the prevalence of bots flooding the market will drive the need for intelligent interfaces which can select the right bot for the right task. Blockchain will also feature heavily in 2019, particularly in regulated industries where trust and transparency are key. Developers will be querying data from an external blockchain ledger and can already embed features that call out to a particular Blockchain Cloud service. In 2019, the development world will grow faster than ever before. With technologies such as blockchain, chatbots and machine learning becoming mature enough for real-world projects, developers should be burning with excitement about the opportunities ahead. Seize these through training and validate your knowledge and skills with official certifications. Related Content Are You Developing Your Skills in the Rapidly Developing World of Development? The Future of Cloud Development: What's Next for Java Developers? What Has Changed in Web Development?

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Keep up with New Releases of Oracle Siebel

Oracle Siebel CRM is the world's most complete on-premises customer relationship management solution. Thousands of customers and millions of users count on it every day to deliver business value and great customer experiences. These solutions are used to design, develop, and support customer relationship management applications. Siebel delivers solutions for deployment, diagnostics, integration, productivity, and mobile services as well. Under the new Siebel CRM Continuous Release Model introduced in 2018, Oracle is updating the software more frequently. In fact, nine updates took place between 2018 and early 2019. This faster pace allows companies to be more agile and innovative with their use of Siebel CRM than they might have been with the older annual release cycle, but it also means some effort is required to stay abreast of the steady stream of new capabilities included with each release. A Convenient Way to Stay Up-to-Date with Siebel New Releases How do you keep up with the new features as they are released? One cost effective, efficient way to do so is to purchase an Oracle Siebel Learning Subscription. Each user receives 24/7 access to the latest training courses and content for one full year This includes Oracle expert instruction with instructor Q&A and hands-on lab exercises where you can practice what you learn Learn how to use new features as they are released to install, configure, develop, and manage Siebel applications and clients Take a deep dive into Siebel architecture, and learn how to configure and extend the underlying database, manage and monitor the components and parameters, tailor the user interface to a Siebel application, and more. Take advantage of free Oracle Siebel resources – documentation, blogs, and websites – that may be of further interest. Stay relevant by reviewing content, including short topics that provide enhancements and introduce new features, that are added regularly to the learning subscription. Siebel Certification Exams Validate Your Expertise Each user of this learning subscription is allowed to take a Siebel Consultant certification exam, with an exam discount. This is a comprehensive, technical exam designed for implementation team members involved in installing, configuring, or administering Siebel CRM applications. Candidates are tested on data access control, data exchange mechanisms, work process, and business logic automation capabilities along with Siebel CRM application design and functionality. Passing the exam proves your knowledge about Oracle Siebel applications. Oracle plans to continue the faster cadence of software releases. Subscribe now to keep up with new Siebel features and functions! Related Content What is Siebel Open UI Essentials Training and Why Is It Important? Unlock the Potential: Siebel CRM Transformation Browse Siebel Training and Certification

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Bridging the Generation Gap from Instructive to Supportive Employee Education

Applying New Technological Paradigms to 21st Century Employee Education Quietly and almost unnoticeably, employee education practices which had been in use for decades have become obsolete. While existing practices may still be relevant to some employees, for a growing percentage of our workforce, including Millennials, Gen Z, and others, these practices have become less relevant and even a hindrance. By 2014, 36% of the workforce was comprised of Millennials. This means that over a third of your workforce grew up in a world where instant communication and accessible, affordable technology were a given, a thing to be taken for granted. When it comes to work-culture – the new workforce is different. Being constantly connected and used to immediate feedback, they bring a quick and vibrant rhythm to professional environments. They are digitally native, often preferring to communicate via Hangouts, chats, and instant messaging rather than over emails or phones. Chats are actually a good example of the Millennial pace: short, laconic, and efficient – i.e., bite-sized. In addition, their world is very quick and active – just like their use of instant messaging solutions, which allow them to chat with several people at the same time and accomplish more -- despite being unable to fully dedicate their full attention to one single task.   Navigating the Digital Terrain How do these demographic and technological changes affect employee education practices? To fully understand the implications, we must analyze the digital habits of our target audience: Information overload – New generations are used to consuming massive amounts of data on an hourly basis. Whether it is from multiple social channels, app notifications, content sources, or the data that drives their business decisions.   UI standardization – user interfaces for websites, web applications, and apps have been adapted to fit an easy, intuitive norm, to the point of standardizing icon format and product features. In an increasingly competitive digital market, the only way to ensure user quick adoption is to provide them with a product which doesn’t make them think.  Millennials and Gen Z, more than other generations, have been conditioned to certain UI trends that are friendly, intuitively familiar, and easy to navigate. Immediate response – in this hyper-informative environment, medium-term memory is a luxury new generations simply can’t afford. They develop micro-methods, work with productivity apps, and checklists and generally outsource their medium-term memory to apps like Trello. This means accessing information only when you need it and ignoring it when you don’t. What do these habits and norms imply about employee education methods in 2019 and onward? Catering to the education needs of these new employees requires a paradigm shift. For starters, we need to understand and respond to these needs more attentively. In today’s employment ecosystem, when employee churn rate in the US is pushing 15%, employers are working full force to engage employees during the onboarding stage. Education is a significant aspect of that effort. In a world where one doesn’t actually need to learn how to use new software, because it is designed to appeal to your intuition and familiarly recognized patterns, we cannot afford to waste resources on complex, in-depth instructive courses. PDF documentation and knowledge bases begin gathering dust while quicker, more agile solutions are gaining momentum.    Our new education and learning methods have to be quick, up-to-date, flexible, and above all – they have to provide exactly what the users need, when they need it, even before they are aware that they need it.    Why You Should Invest in Your Millennial and Gen Z Employees? Apart from being your major work force, it must be noted that these new age groups are very stable employees. Despite living very ADD lives, they are very much “here to stay” once they join your workforce. If you remove the hurdles to their entry and ongoing activity at work, you will find them among the most dedicated employees who wish to better their environment and to move the business forward.  This new generation thinks quickly, responds quickly, is productivity-driven, and its members seek to grow with you. In an “employee market”, where quality employees are hunted by recruiters, Millennials and Gen Zs are usually your best evangelists (as there are very few boundaries between their “work” and their “lives”.) They will drive your business forward and drag anyone who refuses to come with them, kicking and screaming, into the digitalized future. These are the people you want at the helm, so invest in them, and start with investing in their education. From Instructive Education to Supportive Education How can we manage this profound change in education methods? We need to understand that these new users are “conditioned” to approach new software interfaces in a natural way, rather than having to learn how to use it. They don’t feel a need to be trained in using software, and we waste valuable time (theirs and their colleagues’) by making them study it. What we need to provide them with is an agile, transparent experience for mastering new software, without actually teaching them how to use it. Rather than explaining how to use a new product, we should provide them with a platform that helps them navigate such a product and pick it up as they go along, as part of their work schedule, when they actually need to use each feature. Our guidelines for this change of approach should be: Quick Flexible Relevant   With that in mind, employers should commission a dynamic, visually communicative, and easy to handle education plan focusing on the following elements: Interactive – Users in 2019 expect software to talk back to them, at least enough to understand their specific needs and preferences. Interactivity is a critical element in keeping users engaged and allowing them to learn at their own pace. Contextual – Context in education is important, not only in terms of the software, but with regard to the user. More and more software is built on algorithms that learn user behavior and actions in order to customize the experience accordingly. Education programs can’t be any different. Context is also important to help users navigate their education by telling them where they are in the process and assisting with time management and productivity. Proactive – The shift from passive education to proactive education is also a product of technological advancement. Many software implementations are less successful than they could be because users don’t always activate the support mechanism. A proactive approach that identifies weak spots and offers assistance bypasses this challenge.  Measurable – Data-driven, analytics, Predictive Training...these are the elements at the core of every business that survived the 2008 financial crisis. The data from education – how successful an implementation is, how much resources are being invested, etc. – is immensely valuable to the big picture, and should be aggregated wisely, and segmented even more wisely. Bite-sized – Returning to the work culture and attention span of our target employees, the millennials – education should be regarded like chat conversations: concise, efficient, and accurate. Supportive education content can contain only “so much information”. There is no use in overwhelming users with stuff they won’t use instantaneously.     Invest in the Right Training Software Remember when we made the leap from the Stone Age corporate methods to a digital world (we no longer use a Rolodex to manage contacts, you’ve replaced your filing system with a CRM, and email has replaced the sticky notes on your desk)? For your Gen Z and Millennial employees, you need to make a new leap. Applying new technology - just as in the previous leap - is not a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Organizations need to change their education methodology to include new interactive education solutions with rich content; don’t expect your employee to remember their initial education (when they joined the firm) or to seek guidance in a PDF manual. Rather give them “how-to” videos which can be accessed when needed. Organizations need to make sure content is relevant and always available to their workforce; don’t expect an employee to dig through educational material that includes content that is irrelevant to them or to their concurrent needs; rather provide them with support that is user specific and relevant to their “here and now.” Using products such as Oracle's Guided Learning provides your employees with short, to the point, relevant, and interactive education. Not only will it substantially reduce time spent on education and allow you real, factual feedback and measurement of the education's value; it will actually keep your employees happy and sure of their position by providing an assistive work environment that meets their need, when they need it, with answers that are relevant to them and their roles.  Looking to the Future of Workforce Training In an interview for CLO Magazine, Kelly Palmer, CLO of LinkedIn, stated that “Learners today are overwhelmed by content. Learning technology should reduce their stress by curating and personalizing features to get them what they need exactly when they need it.” Kelly also stated that while LMS platforms can manage education, they are no longer sufficient as the platform which delivers the content itself. The market is responding in queue by delivering more and more adequate solutions. We see a rapid growth in education technologies which offer richer content, product specific guidance, and personalized education material. To remain competitive and reduce the time and cost spent onboarding their workforce, modern organizations have started to implement these new personalized education solutions. Doing so not only increases profit; it also puts them in a position to be considered attractive employers. Modern organizations are focused on ensuring employees don’t get frustrated and remain happy in their day-to-day interaction with the multitude of tasks they need to complete. Explore how Oracle University's Guided Learning can help you bridge the gap and bring your product adoption to the 21 century.      Related Content Introducing: Guided Learning for Oracle Cloud 10 Things to Know about Guided Learning for End User Adoption Oracle Guided Learning Starter Pack

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Stay Current with Your Evolving Oracle Financials Cloud Applications

Oracle Financials Cloud is updated each quarter with a host of enhancements and new features.  This presents customers with the challenge of staying on top of these changes over time. The Oracle Financials Cloud Learning Subscription is a learning solution designed to address this challenge. It helps technical and core team members stay up-to-date over the lifecycle of their financial applications. What is the Oracle Financials Cloud Learning Subscription? The Oracle Financials Cloud Learning Subscription provides unlimited access to content in the form of high quality training videos delivered by Oracle experts throughout the subscription period.  Learn through step-by-step demonstrations, real world examples, and use cases.  You can also practice with hands-on labs using live cloud environments.   Relevant Oracle Cloud certification exams are also included, enabling you to become Oracle certified. Since Oracle Cloud services are regularly enhanced with new features, it is critical to stay on top of those changes. The training content in the learning subscription is updated with each new product release enabling you to learn as needed and to stay current on your evolving financial cloud applications. This makes the Financials Cloud Learning Subscription an ideal way for technical and core team members to build skills, stay up-to-date, and get certified on Oracle Financials Cloud. What Are the Key Features and Benefits? Updated training content for each product release enables you to stay current on the key new product enhancements Role-based training enables you to learn exactly what you need to know for your job role Hands-on labs allow you to practice on live cloud environments Access to instructors enable you to get answers to your questions from Oracle experts Learning paths provide guidance on the recommended order of training courses Certification exams provide the opportunity to validate your skills with an industry recognized credential Individual dashboards allow you to track your learning progress and achievements Real time reporting is available for organizations at the micro and macro level Watch this video to get a quick tour of the latest features in our Oracle Learning Subscriptions. Which Cloud Services Are Covered? The Financials Cloud Learning Subscription includes training for the following cloud services: Accounting Hub Assets Expenses Financial Reporting General Ledger Payables and Cash Management Receivables and Collections Revenues Management Risk Management Which Learning Paths Are Included? Learning Paths provide insight as to what you can learn in the Financials Cloud Learning Subscription.  Here’s a list of the current learning paths: What’s New in Financials Cloud What's New in Risk Management Manage and Maintain Financials Cloud Getting Started with Financials Cloud Getting Started with General Ledger Core Team Getting Started with Payables Core Team Getting Started with Receivables and Collections Core Team Getting Started with Accounting Hub Core Team Getting Started with Revenue Management Core Team Getting Started with Risk Management Core Team Training Oracle Financials Cloud Assets Management Fundamentals Oracle Financials Cloud Expenses Fundamentals Become a Certified Financial Management – General Ledger Implementer Become a Certified Financial Management – Payables Implementer Become a Certified Financial Management – Receivables and Collections Implementer Become a Certified Financial Management – Revenue Management Implementer Become a Certified Financial Management – Accounting Hub Implementer Become a Certified Financial Management – Financial Reporting Compliance Implementer Which certification exams are included? This learning subscription provides you with one attempt to take each of the following Oracle Certification exams, at no additional charge, during the subscription period. Pass an exam and earn an Oracle Certification. Oracle Financials Cloud: General Ledger 2018 Implementation Essentials (exam #1Z0-1004) Oracle Financials Cloud: Payables 2018 Implementation Essential (exam #1Z0-1005) Oracle Financials Cloud: Receivables 2018 Implementation Essentials (exam #1Z0-1006) Oracle Revenue Management Cloud Service 2018 Implementation Essentials (exam #1Z0-1018) Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud 2018 Implementation Essentials (exam #1Z0-1019) Oracle Risk Management Cloud 2018 Implementation Essentials (exam #1Z0-958) Related Content New Features for Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

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From Java SE 8 to 12: the Latest Developments and How They Impact Your Code

If you are passionate about Java, this upcoming FREE live webinar is a great way to get up to speed with the latest developments:  From Java SE 8 to 12: The latest developments and how they impact your code. It will take place on April 17, at 13:00 CET / 17:30 IST and will last 1 hour. During this time, Vasily Strelnikov, webinar speaker and Java expert at Oracle University, will talk about the evolution of Java and runtime features that emerged between Java SE versions 8 and 12.  The session begins with an introduction to the Java Platform Module System (JPMS) that emerged in version 9 and continues with a variety of Java new features, such as: Local variable type inference Private interface methods Try-with-resources improvements Support for the HTTP/2 protocol API enhancements JVM management and performance enhancements There’s more! This webinar is also an opportunity for you to learn about the options you have in terms of the latest Java training and Oracle certification. Register today and get the latest Java insights Meet webinar speaker, Vasily Strelnikov Vasily has over 20 years of experience in Java and Java EE and has explored various areas of expertise in Oracle such as education, consulting, and development. He is the author of the Developing Applications for the Java EE 7 Platform course, the Java SE 8 Certification Preparation Seminar, and a coauthor of the Java EE 7, Java SE 8 and SE 11 Certification exams. Vasily is also an expert in Web services, Service Oriented Architecture, and integration technologies. Connect with him during this upcoming live webinar

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Learn to Get Data from One Database to Another

From time to time, IT staffers may find that the differences in their various databases present a problem. For example, they might need to replicate data from one database to another. How do you get data to cooperate and communicate between different data sources? One option is to use Oracle GoldenGate, a comprehensive software package that enables real-time data integration, transformations, transactional change data capture, and more. Oracle University offers training that shows you how to do this, and more, using this powerful tool. Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Fundamentals for Oracle Integrate your organization's disparate data across heterogeneous databases to improve decision-making. Configure and Implement Oracle GoldenGate More Efficiently By taking the above mentioned course, you'll learn to install Oracle GoldenGate and prepare the source and target environments. See how to use the Oracle GoldenGate command line interface (GGSCI) efficiently. You'll also develop the knowledge and skills to configure Change Capture (Extract), Change Delivery (Replicate), and Initial Load. You'll learn how to extract trails and files using Data Pump, create parameter files, and manage Oracle GoldenGate instances. Explore New Features in 12c Features new to 12c, such as Integrated Apply and Wallet, are highlighted along the way. This course is based on Oracle GoldenGate version 12.1.2. Please note that the labs are done in Linux. Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Advanced Configuration for Oracle Enrolling in this Oracle GoldenGate 12c training will help you develop your installation and configuration skills. By interacting with top Oracle instructors, you'll be able to ask questions as you solidify your understanding. Integrate your organization's disparate data across heterogeneous databases for improved decision-making. Become more efficient at configuring and implementing the more advanced features of Oracle GoldenGate used together with the Oracle RDBMS 12c. Once you've completed this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills to utilize the more advanced features of Oracle GoldenGate 12c, including: Integrated capture Integrated delivery Active-active replication Conflict detection and resolution DDL/DML replication Oracle GoldenGate event marker subsystem Advanced data manipulation and transformation techniques Advanced data mapping In addition, you will use a simulated Oracle RAC configuration to experiment with the Oracle GoldenGate Clusterware-aware facilities, which ensure seamless data replication in case of node failure. Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Troubleshooting and Tuning This Oracle GoldenGate 12c Troubleshooting and Tuning training teaches you how to gather and examine evidence; you’ll also learn to solve case problems, diagnose their cause, and find methods of resolution. Each of these practices challenges you to diagnose and troubleshoot the issue using GoldenGate software. By enrolling in this course, you'll develop deeper knowledge of Oracle GoldenGate 12c performance tuning methods. Expert instructors will teach you how to identify the causes of slow startups, evaluate lag statistics, and solve network and disk bottlenecks. Utilize all of the existing GoldenGate tools, such as GGSCI and Logdump, the health check scripts, and the Streams Performance Advisor (UTL_SPADV) to troubleshoot system issues occurring to both classic extract/replicate and integrated extract/replicate. Oracle GoldenGate training is just what you need to get your databases to work together. Sign up for a course today so you can master the necessary skills. Related Content Introduction to Oracle GoldenGate Oracle GoldenGate 12c Resources Oracle GoldenGate downloads

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eMBDS: the First Online Master Degree in Computer Science in Europe (Based on MOOCs*)

A Master in Computer Science can open doors to many new and exciting jobs. If you already have a bachelor’s degree or you're Oracle certified in this field, why not take your education a step further to develop better career opportunities and build your knowledge in this area. Oracle University is proud to be the key initial partner of eMBDS - the first online Master degree in Computer Science in Europe (based on MOOCs*) -  in partnership with Datum Academy and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. The Advantages of a Digital Training Degree In today’s fast-paced digital world, access to training that adapts to your schedule is paramount to keep up with the pace of the ongoing technology changes. Benefit from learning on-the-go and building new skills with the eMBDS Master degree program to achieve meaningful career goals. Earning this degree will allow you to connect with a top notch university and experience professional training from Oracle University. You benefit from taking courses online to limit time away from home and unnecessary costs as you gain knowledge and experience from key organizations. This transformational educational opportunity can drive your career forward. Oracle University Digital Training Oracle University created a quality digital training eMBDS Learning Subscription to support the eMBDS program. Through this program, students will access training to develop new skills, gain new industry insight, and take advantage of courses designed by Oracle experts that cover our large spectrum of offerings. The curriculum includes over 230 Oracle modules that cover Oracle Database, Java SE, Java EE, Big Data, and Mobile Development and are all accessible as part of this program.  Your Oracle Learning Subscription Includes: ✔ Learning Paths                                              ✔ Hands-on Labs ✔ Expert Webcasts                                           ✔ Courses ✔ Access to Instructors                                     ✔ Modules This Oracle Learning Subscription includes a robust platform with new features that will enhance your training experience, including: ✔ Easy-to-Follow Learning Structure: Arranged by learning paths, courses, and modules to meet your learning needs and help you build the skills that interest you, current, and future employers ✔ Role-Based Learning: Allows you to focus on the tasks you need to complete to competently perform your job on a daily basis ✔ Hands-on Labs: Improve your confidence as you practice pre-developed lessons in a safe environment ✔ Updated Content: Lets you know you're staying current with each new release, enabling you to stay up-to-date on key enhancements ✔ Dynamic Filtering: Provides you with a simple taxonomy of learning paths, courses, and modules with powerful filtering capabilities to help you quickly search topics to find what interests you ✔ Digital Learning: Affords you with 24/7/365 access to enable you to learn when and where you want to ✔ Access to Instructors: Full access to top Oracle instructors who can answer your questions as they pertain to your unique situation ✔ Favorites: Pick your favorite topics and add them to your favorites so you can easily revisit them as you need to reference the material About MBDS & eMBDS MBDS stands for Mobiquitous [Mobile and Ubiquitous], Big Data and Systems integration and is a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), focused on application development in the DATA economy. The Oracle platform has been the technology platform for MBDS academic courses since its inception in 1992. MBDS has been ranked among the top ten Masters degrees in Computer Science in France since 2007, with a strong focus on IT innovation. eMBDS is the online version of MBDS, which is a fully European accredited master’s degree, marketed by the start-up DATUM ACADEMY (MBDS spin-off) in close partnership with Oracle University. Key Benefits of eMBDS   First European online Master degree in Computer Science based on MOOCs Complete European/accredited Master degree in Data Economy (60 ECTS) Offers you a chance to build the deepest expertise from both an academic and professional perspective Job role-based learning paths Access to Oracle exclusive courseware and lab environments that provide real world training on Oracle Database Certification exams included: Oracle SQL, Oracle Database Administration, Java Programming, Big Data, and Mobile Development Interested in Applying? Visit Datum Academy to find out more. (Courses are available now.) *MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses are online courses with social networking among students and professors.

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March Highlights: Oracle University Courses and Certifications

Take time to look through our current portfolio of offerings for areas that interest you, sharpen your skills, enhance your resume, and advance your career. Oracle Learning Subscriptions combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, hands-on labs, and more into one easy solution. These offerings can be accessed 24x7x365. Preview these suggested offerings and benefit from continuously added content as it becomes available in your subscription: Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Java Programming Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription NEW Oracle IT Infrastructure Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Siebel Learning Subscription NEW Content & Certifications Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Learning Subscription PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription Oracle is known for quality training that is delivered in a variety of formats: Classroom Training, Live Virtual Class (LVC), and Training On Demand (TOD). Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments. The March Spotlight is on the following courses: Java SE: Programming I Ed 2 – Training now on Java 11 Java SE: Programming II Ed 1 – Training now on Java 11 Oracle Application Express Workshop I Ed 2 Oracle Application Express Workshop II Ed 2 Data Warehousing Concepts Oracle Database: Administration Workshop Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Fundamentals for Oracle Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Troubleshooting and Tuning Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Advanced Configuration for Oracle Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2 Installation Configuration (11.1.2.4) Siebel System Administration 15.5 Siebel Marketing: Marketing Manager Rel 15.5 Introduction to PeopleSoft for HCM Rel 9.2 Explore Featured Training and Certification for March 2019 Oracle’s certification portfolio is expanding to give IT professionals more choices. Explore the most recent certifications we have released: Featured Exams Professional Java SE 8 Developers need all the skills covered on both the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams. We want to help you present yourself as top in your field.   Follow these next steps >  The Path to PL/SQL Developer: SQL developers execute single query tasks, while PL/SQL developers deliver higher productivity, with the ability to execute entire blocks of code at once. Experience and knowledge: that's the difference between our Associate and Professional credentials. Step 1: pass the: Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 Step 2: prepare for Oracle Database: Advanced PL/SQL | Exam 1Z0-148 Oracle Certification Continues to Drive Success We continue to receive story submissions that detail your pathways to success through earning an Oracle Certification. These stories inspire and inform, with tales of long hours spent studying and preparing for exams, of the commitment to lifelong learning, and more. Read more: Java Certification Provides a Bright Future Featured Blogs Each new release of Java brings new features and enhancements, and certification is a great way to keep current. It's more than a piece of paper; it's building the latest knowledge and developing advanced skills that evolve right alongside Java technology.  Read more: Interview with Simon Roberts Explore Kaplan IT Training Find out how Kaplan IT Training’s exam preparation product fits into your study schedule. Adopt a comprehensive learning strategy that combines scientific, evidence-based design philosophy with a straightforward educational approach to learning. Experience an innovative new Learning Management System before you buy. Try a Free 5-Day Demo Looking for more course updates? Check out February 2019's newly released courses for more information.

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New Oracle Learning Subscription Teaches You How to Eliminate Data Silos for Better Analysis and Faster Decision-Making

If you ask anyone in IT whether data silos are a serious business problem, the answer is going to be yes. Having different types of data in multiple places within an organization inhibits insight and prevents cooperation and collaboration that are so critical in today’s competitive landscape. Oracle offers a suite of on-premises data integration technologies that provide an active integration platform for seamless batch and real-time integration, data replication, and data quality assurance. These technologies deliver an operational layer of data that supports business processes and sharing of data. The Oracle on-premises data integration technologies include Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle Enterprise Quality Manager. Learn How to Stamp Out Data Silos What’s the best way to learn how to use these Oracle products to achieve an integrated data environment? By purchasing the Oracle Data Integration Learning Subscription. You’ll learn how to efficiently take advantage of the full power of Oracle data integration technologies. This subscription gives you access to content 24/7 for a full year, and provides over 130 training modules and 150 hours of comprehensive technical training. All lessons are presented by Oracle expert instructors. You learn by watching and reading the lessons, and by practicing your new skills in a virtual computing environment that accurately mimics real-life implementations and environments. Integrate Your Organization's Disparate Data This training will help you understand how to integrate your organization’s disparate data across heterogeneous databases to facilitate sophisticated analysis and faster decision-making. You will learn how to implement best practices when administering and using the software. Browse some of the courses that are included in this subscription: Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Fundamentals for Oracle Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Advanced Configuration for Oracle Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Integrate Big Data Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Advanced Integration and Development Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Troubleshooting and Tuning And more! Take Advantage of Built-in Oracle Certification to Validate Your Expertise Earning an Oracle Certification helps you build a sense of trust with current and future employers that you can perform the job. Global companies are looking to hire experts they can trust. Become certified in Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Data Integrator 12c, as this subscription includes a chance to take a related certification exam. Get a FREE preview of Oracle Data Integration Learning Subscription to see how to make your data silos a thing of the past.  Questions about this Oracle Learning Subscription? Contact us to learn more. Related Content Oracle Learning Subscriptions Help You Keep Pace with Evolving Product Capabilities Why Digital Learning Must be a Priority for all IT Professionals

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Oracle Security Expert Seminars with Pete Finnigan: April and May 2019

As the world becomes more digitized, serious data security breaches are hitting the global headlines at an increasing rate. How can you ensure that your data is secure? Find out how from Pete Finnigan, a top Oracle data security expert. He will present the upcoming Expert Seminars that will take place in London. These seminars are designed to help you raise your security game and empower you with the confidence to overcome the database threats of the future. What Are Oracle Security Expert Seminars? Oracle Security Expert Seminars are exclusive events delivered by top Oracle experts who have years of experience working with Oracle products. Take this unique opportunity to learn from and engage with one of the world’s leading experts in Oracle Security – book your seat today! Learn more about and register for each of these seminars below. How to Perform a Security Audit for an Oracle Database April 29-30, 2019 This seminar will teach you how to perform a detailed security audit of an Oracle Database, while also appreciating possible solutions, the risks to your data, and how all of the data in the organization is secured. Explore how that data is processed and used from Oracle Databases. Hardening and Securing Oracle with Pete Finnigan May 1, 2019 This seminar will teach you how to perform simple, yet cost effective security measures where appropriate in your database. It focuses on structured hardening and locking down of key data and key activities in your databases, with free tools and examples to improve your ability to secure data in an Oracle Database. Coming Soon: Practical Audit Trail Design May 7, 2019  This seminar is designed to deepen your understanding of how to use the core audit features to best affect your own database using simple but structured ideas. - Registration will soon be made available - PL/SQL Secure Coding May 8, 2019  Discover how insecure PL/SQL coding can allow an attacker to steal data or abuse privileges. This seminar also includes a look at other issues, including encryption, critical data leakage, dangerous functions,and use of incorrect privileges. Appreciation of Oracle Security  May 9, 2019  Find out where the risks lie in processing and using the data in your organization's Oracle Database. This seminar will lay out all of the major areas of issues, along with possible solutions. About the Speaker: Pete Finnigan Pete is a prominent security assessment expert on Oracle Databases. He is the author of the SANS Oracle Security Step-by-step guide versions 1  and 2, a survival guide for Oracle security. The SANS step-by-step guide was also used as a basis for the center for Internet Security Oracle Security Benchmark, which along with the step-by-step is now used worldwide to secure Oracle Databases from intrusion. Pete is also the author of one of the SANS S.C.O.R.E security check list, 2004 for the Oracle Database, as well as one of the co-authors of the recent Oracle Expert Practices book, published by Apress. He also wrote the forward for Ron Ben-Natan’s book, How to Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g.

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Oracle Guided Learning Significantly Accelerates Cloud SaaS Adoption

As we all race to embrace digital transformation and its inherent benefits, we need to consider the impact on the organization and how to educate, empower, and support our employees throughout their transformational journey. As such, what’s required is a focus on change and user adoption. Throughout my 25+ years’ experience, change can evoke excitement, nervousness, or a little of both. While we say business is business and it’s not personal, change can impact our employees to varying degrees. Now, let’s apply that to your enterprise applications. You’ve decided to migrate to the Cloud -- maybe not everything -- but you are starting on your digital journey. Whether you’ve already selected an Oracle application or are considering one: you want the best solution, with minimal disruption and maximum ROI – as fast as possible. How to Minimize the Impact of Change Oracle University’s primary goal is to help you quickly realize the benefits of your new Cloud application. We do this by bringing together the industry’s leading experts in education, product development, and application knowledge to provide our customers with current, multi-modal learning tools and content. We enable not only the fundamentals of Cloud, but we also empower you with the skills and knowledge to leverage the full benefits that Oracle Cloud applications have to offer today and with every future Cloud release. Oracle Acquires Iridize to Strengthen its Capabilities We believe that in order to make it easy to use SaaS applications from day one, the best solution is to deliver in-application guidance that helps employees complete their day-to-day tasks and business processes, driving immediate competency and productivity. In the past, Oracle relied on third parties to round out its guided training solution. With the realization that this just was not enough, we reviewed the market, evaluating several applications, and confirmed that Iridize was one of the most advanced in-application enablement solutions in the market.  An Israeli company established in 2010 and boasting clients like Visa, DHL, and Xerox, Iridize was a pioneer of guided learning technology. Oracle’s own global sales teams had in fact been using Iridize when Oracle University decided to take things further. In October 2018 Oracle finalized the acquisition of Iridize and our new Guided Learning offering was launched shortly after. This offering now provides Oracle Cloud SaaS Application customers with an intelligent and innovative way to educate and enable their users in the Cloud. As a result, Oracle Cloud University gained the most advanced Guided Learning technology in the market, leapfrogging the established and emerging competition with a deeper, smarter, and harmonized product for Oracle SaaS. Now, with our combined brain trust, technological expertise, and expanded product development team, we are delivering a solution unmatched in the market today – Oracle Guided Learning. The Future Looks Bright Oracle University’s new and improved Guided Learning solution offers in-application guidance to accelerate your Oracle Cloud SaaS adoption. As a result of Oracle Guided Learning, an organization’s digital transformation can be embraced with confidence as you easily transition your workforce to the Oracle Cloud. You can now immediately bring your users up to speed with SaaS processes across time zones, languages, and roles in a predictable and measurable manner. Your employees will enjoy instant productivity and feel current with each Cloud release. Organizationally, you experience reduced support and enablement costs and with the confidence to thrive in an ever-changing world. Oracle Guided Learning is the unmatched answer to Oracle Cloud adoption.     Related Content 10 Things to Know about Guided Learning for User Adoption Learn by Doing through Oracle Guided Learning Learning by Falling off Your Bike? End-User Adoption in the Cloud

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New Features for Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

Oracle Learning Subscriptions are an ideal way to learn about your Oracle Cloud services. These digital training solutions are available for all Oracle Cloud services, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. This learning platform has been redesigned to simplify and enrich your experience.  To learn more, take a tour of the new platform features below. What is an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription? An Oracle Learning Subscription provides unlimited access to content in the form of high quality training videos. These videos are delivered by Oracle experts throughout your 12-month subscription period. Benefit from updates to the content with each new product release, enabling you to stay current on key enhancements. Opportunities to take related Oracle Cloud Certification exams are also included within your subscription. Passing these certification exams validates your expertise to current and prospective employers who are looking to promote or hire Oracle Certified candidates, potentially boosting your annual income. New Cloud Learning Subscription Platform Features The most noticeable enhancement to Oracle Learning Subscriptions is the new, easy-to-use interface that is designed to simplify and enrich your learning experience.  More specifically, the interface offers intuitive filtering and robust search capabilities that help you quickly find the training that interests you. The filtering system enables you to search by: Job role Cloud product or technology Other attributes, such as: ‘Getting Started’ with your cloud services ‘What’s New’ in the latest Oracle Cloud product release Use Case Solutions Certifications Enjoy a Simplified Learning Structure Each Cloud Learning Subscription also has a new structure that simplifies how you navigate your way through the training.  This structure lets you interface with your Oracle Learning Subscription in three ways to provide an experience that suits your immediate learning needs: Learning Paths guide you through a recommended sequence of training courses to help you build a specific skill set Courses enable you to jump right in and take a complete in-depth course, with hands-on labs focused on a specific subject  Modules allow you take a shorter training session on a specific topic Simple Learning Structure Other Key Features of Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions Updates for each product release enable you to stay current on key product enhancements Practices are lab exercises where you can watch someone perform the lab Hands-on labs allow you to practice on live cloud environments Access to instructors enables you to get answers to your questions from Oracle experts Certification exams provide the opportunity to validate your skills with an industry-recognized credential Progress reports help you keep track of your personal training so you can see the training videos you have watched and the certification exams you have taken to date Take a FREE tour of the latest features in our Oracle Learning Subscriptions by watching this video. Browse Related Cloud Content Maximize Your Cloud Investment with Oracle's Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription Extend Your Platform and Infrastructure Skills to the Cloud Read more about Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

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AI Predictions for 2019: Artificial Intelligence Boldly Goes Where No One Has Gone Before

Artificial Intelligence came a long way in 2018, and now increasing numbers of C-level executives are wondering what lies in store for AI in 2019, and how they can leverage it to their advantage. Gil Press, writing in Forbes magazine, cites predictions from 120 AI leaders across a wide range of fields. While each has their own unique perspective, there is an overwhelming consensus that this will be a watershed year. AI in 2019 is predicted to: Evolve into considerably more practical and personalized applications Have a major impact on IT security Rapidly permeate and enrich a wide range of industries and business functions - providing a noticeable competitive edge to early adopters and pioneers Increase the demand for highly skilled IT professionals substantially in a global labor market that is already short of AI talent Let’s take a closer look at what the experts say. AI Becomes More Practical, and Personal Where 2018 was the year of excitement and publicity in the AI sphere, specialists agree that 2019 will be the year that AI becomes practical, efficient, and personal. “2019 will be a pivotal year for AI in the workplace - the year we move from conversation to impact,” said Oracle’s GVP of HCM Strategy, Gretchen Alarcon. Ram Menon, Founder and CEO at Avaamo, agrees. “AI will get down to work beyond the hype and headlines. Practical AI will rule and augment workplace productivity in new and interesting ways.” Sean Byrnes, CEO and Co-Founder of Outlier and Yaron Hadad, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Nutrino, among many others, concur that this year AI is entering the age of real-world application. However, a large part of AI’s practicality in 2019 will be down to its ‘human’ touch. “Vendors will focus more on humanizing AI with empathy,” explains Dr. Rob Walker, Vice President of Decision Management and Analytics at Pegasystems. This is because customers demand to be seen as individuals and not simply data records. And it is this quality of empathy on which it will be judged, notes Rana el Kaliouby, CEO and Co-Founder of Affectiva. Most believe that AI will succeed in taking great strides in empathy and personalization in 2019. “This year, someone will finally know if that special someone really wants a fruitcake or power washer,” said Alan Conboy at Scale Computing. AI Advances across Industries and Functions AI’s footprint will greatly expand in 2019, with many predicting exponential growth in fields where it has already been tried and tested - such as automotive and finance. This is especially true in the healthcare sector, where giant leaps are predicted in disease prediction, prevention, diagnostics, and management - particularly in the areas of oncology, radiology, drug development, diabetes, and mental health. By combining data from various sources - including wearables, voice and video, and VR, AI will create a more holistic picture and help deliver more individualized care, wherever the patient happens to be. Across all industries, an AI boom is predicted in key business functions including HR, marketing, sales, customer service, and supply chain. There will be a widespread development of AI empathy in chatbots, while AI will continue to innovate within the IT industry itself. “We expect that by 2020, all development will be assisted by AI co-developers that understand developer intent, suggest next best patterns and detect problems before applications go into production,” forecasts Antonio Alegria, Head of AI, OutSystems. Re-evaluating Data and Security Considering 2018’s high-profile data breaches, increased data protection regulations, customer privacy concerns, and the prevalence of hackers, information security officers in 2019 must become experts in leveraging AI to repel all threats. These officers must add AI technologies to their arsenals of attack Nadav Zafrir, CEO at Team8 points out that automation enables attackers to use simpler tools to infiltrate networks - which poses extra problems due to the limited pool of skilled security talent on the labor market. Setu Kulkarni, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, WhiteHat Security, predicts that a new breed of security data scientists will emerge in 2019 - to prepare, process, and interpret the data so that AI can optimize and automate security in real time. Organizations are also likely to re-think their data and security strategies, as more data becomes available from more sources. Specifically, they will need highly skilled AI practitioners, who know how to ask the right security questions and how to leverage internal and third-party data sets and AI for specific business needs. AI Learning for All This year, humans and AI will work closer together than ever before. Both IT and non-IT staff must learn more about AI to maximize business opportunities. There will continue to be a lack of qualified AI specialists witin all markets; as a result, organizations must look to constantly develop AI talents of its own employees to bridge the skills gap. “In 2019, everybody is going to start learning AI,” says Aman Naimat, CTO, Demandbase. “There are only about 5,000 data scientists and we can’t rely on them to lead an industrial revolution. Everyone needs to have AI skills, from product managers to business analysts.” Johnny Ghibril, VP of Data Science & Solution Architecture at B.Yond agrees. “There is a shortage in talent that will affect everyone and strain companies’ ability to deliver.” Ghibril suggests that junior data scientists can help with the deficit, but that “the learning curve will be felt in 2019.” As artificial intelligence becomes an increasingly important part of our personal and professional lives, AI learning will spread throughout society itself in the year ahead. As Josh Feast, CEO and Co-Founder of Cogito puts it, “In 2019, society will push for the demystification of AI and demand a better understanding of what technology is being built.” It’s not easy to foretell the future, but at Oracle University, we predict boundless success in 2019 for all those trained and qualified in AI.

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Announcing Guaranteed to Run Live Courses from Oracle University

We want our customers to get the value they seek through live training, while having the confidence that our courses will run as scheduled. To deliver this, we have selected a number of courses that will run – guaranteed! Live training has many benefits that have led to its popularity among our customers. The results of well-known research performed by the National Training Laboratories in Bethel, Maine models retention rates in a pyramid across various teaching methods.   To create an effective learning environment in which someone can be exposed to new concepts, retain skills long term, and gain the best retention of the material presented, educators must pull all of these methods into a single experience. Oracle University's instructor-led training curriculum is designed to embody the strategies above to ensure students experience the maximum benefit from their Oracle training. Oracle University’s Approach to Scheduling As one can imagine, there is quite a bit of planning that must go into setting up a live training experience. We arrange a facility, reserve an instructor certified to teach the course, prepare PC terminals to practice the lab exercises, as well as a few other administrative items, like catering and delivering eKits. Oracle University Partnerships In addition to our own instructors, we contract freelance instructors and other training companies to help us deliver courses to smaller markets, and in local languages. To make these partnerships beneficial for Oracle University and its partner network, we need to make sure we have adequate student participation. Why Live Classes Sometimes Get Canceled Despite our best efforts to prepare for and promote classes, sometimes we just don’t have enough demand for a class in a particular location on a particular date, which may lead us to reschedule or cancel the class. When we do have to reschedule or cancel a class, we always personally reach out to student and work to put them into a class that will run, but this is not the best situation for a student who needs predictability. Announcing Guaranteed to Run Courses! You can now look for a new green flag within our online course catalog of Classroom and Live Virtual Classes that identifies a course as “Guaranteed to Run”, regardless of how many students have registered! This could result in a one-on-one (student and instructor) course, but we guarantee to be there, ready to teach you on the day and time the class is scheduled to start. In addition, all of our Classroom Training and Live Virtual Class training formats are covered by Oracle University’s 100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee. Still Can't Make it to Class? We've Got You Covered with Online Alternatives Oracle University provides five different training methods to learn about Oracle technologies. In addition to Classroom Training and Live Virtual Classes that are now part of the above “Guaranteed to Run” program, we offer industry-leading, digital training courses online and on demand, 24/7/365. Many of these online, self-study training options include the same structure as an in class experience, (lectures, labs, Q&A opportunities with instructors via email, and online proctoring of certification exams). The difference is that these learning opportunities are available to you anytime, anywhere through our quality, digital course delivery platform. Those methodologies are: Oracle Learning Subscriptions Training On Demand Self-Study Courses Please take a few minutes to explore our live and online course offerings. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback. ­

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February Highlights: Explore NEW Oracle University Courses and Certifications

With spring right around the corner, take some time to sharpen your skills, prove your capabilities, and advance your career. Oracle Learning Subscriptions combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs, and more into one easy-to-consume learning solution. These offerings can be accessed 24x7x365. Preview NEW Oracle Learning Subscriptions Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Oracle Business Intelligence Learning Subscription NEW Oracle IT Infrastructure Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Siebel Learning Subscription NEW Explore NEW Training Courses and Certification Exams for February 2019 Java SE: Programming I Ed 2 – Now On Java SE 11 Java SE: Programming II Ed 1 – Now On Java SE 11 Oracle Application Express Workshop I Ed 2 Oracle Application Express Workshop II Ed 2 Oracle Insurance Policy Administration v11 Configuration Oracle Utilities: C2M v2.6 Functionality for Implementers Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management EE Administration Oracle BI Publisher 12c R1: Fundamentals Ed 1 Oracle Database 18c: Managing Multitenant Architecture Ed 1 Oracle Database 12c R2: SQL Workshop I Ed 3 Oracle Spatial and Graph Essentials Ed 1 UNIX and Linux Essentials Ed 2 Learn. Practice. Prove.  Oracle’s Certification Portfolio is expanding to provide IT professionals with more choices. Test your knowledge by taking the Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional Certification Exam 1Z0-750 This exam brings back the popular Oracle Application Express (APEX) certification, updated for a modern audience. After you learn how to use this simple-to-manage, highly scalable tool with rapid browser-based development and self-service provisioning, you can share data and create web applications using only a web browser, even with limited programming experience. Prove you have the skills to build web applications, which includes Oracle APEX solutions, extending ERPs, opportunistic apps, and more. Featured Oracle Certification Exams Global IT companies are constantly looking for skilled developers with Java certifications that validate their expertise. According to Indeed.com, the average median salary for Java developers is $102,714 USD, annually.  Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900  Earn the Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer credential and validate your programming capability to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7. This certification is designed for intermediate to advanced level Java front end and back end application developers, architects, and software engineers who possess expertise utilizing Java EE 7 technology to create web-based user interfaces using JavaScript along with JSPs, JSFs, servlets and handle business logic. We’ve streamlined the certification path, removing prerequisites that may have been a barrier to pursuing this certification in the past. You're no longer required to earn two certifications – Oracle Certified Associate and Oracle Certified Professional -  in order to gain this credential. NEW Java Developer certification based on Java SE 11 technology – Coming Soon! Featured Oracle Certification Blogs The Top Way to Keep Your Best Employees How do employers keep their best talent? Invest in them! Certification increases job satisfaction by empowering employees with more technology-specific knowledge and skills to help them perform better. Learn more. If My Customer is a Hospital, I Save Lives through Education and Certification Getting trained and certified on technologies used by helping organizations allows you to impact people in many different ways. Change the way these helpful organizations work and interact with their employers and teams, while changing lives by helping provide access to clean water or social services people need to survive. Read more. Your Guides to Oracle Certification Confused about where to start with Oracle Database or Java Certification? Take a look at one of these helpful guides to get started down the right path for your career growth and development. Your Guide to Oracle Database Certification Your Guide to Getting Started with Java Certification

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Learn and Get Certified on Oracle Application Express Based on Oracle Database Technology

Attain a New Skill for Developing Applications with Oracle APEX Oracle Database software offers rapid web development tools that integrate with the Oracle Database and use the PL/SQL development language to simplify development. Take advantage of this technology and start learning what Application Express (APEX) can help you do. For the majority of applications, developers can simply use the built-in wizards and features, including Dynamic Actions to define rich, interactive web applications. Did you know if you have Oracle Database software then you already have Application Express (APEX)? Application Express has been a fully supported and no-cost feature of the Oracle Database Using Application Express as a platform, thousands of customers have created applications that range from small opportunistic solutions to enterprise-wide mission critical systems With Application Express training, you can learn how to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only your web browser With your new knowledge you can take the APEX certification exam that validates your ability to create applications See how you can take advantage of this fully-supported, no-cost feature of the Oracle Database and gain new skills along the way. NEW Oracle Application Express (APEX) Certification Learn about the new APEX certification, Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional Certification Overview Earning the Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional certification proves you are highly competent at developing apps using Oracle APEX. A certified individual has demonstrated fluency in and a solid understanding of the skills required to develop professional apps using Oracle APEX. This includes experience building robust, secure apps that utilize many of the solution's capabilities. This certification is for application developers with experience building web applications, which includes Oracle APEX solutions, extending ERPs, opportunistic apps, and more and requires you to take the following exam: Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications, exam 1Z0-750 Browse Recommended Training to Help Get You Started on Your Journey Oracle Application Express Workshop I Ed 2 This Oracle Application Express Workshop I Ed 2 training teaches you how to quickly and efficiently develop database-centric web applications using Oracle Application Express. Explore implementing security in your applications, managing application navigation, basic validation and debugging techniques used while developing an application in Oracle Application Express. Oracle Application Express Workshop II Ed 2 This Oracle Application Express Workshop II Ed 2 training will build on the knowledge learned in the 5-day Oracle Application Express Workshop I course. You'll examine topics that including learning how to use collections, add dynamic actions, create and customize plug-ins, and create and consume a RESTful Web Service. Oracle Application Express: Administration Ed 2 In the Oracle Application Express: Administration Ed 2 course, you will explore the different ways in which Oracle Application Express can be installed and will perform a full development environment installation on a multi-tenant architecture of Oracle Database 12c. Identify the three options of configuring a web server for Oracle Application Express, while installing and configuring the Oracle REST Data Services. Explore Application Express training and certification today and be on your way to developing apps using Oracle APEX. View Related Oracle APEX content Getting Started with Oracle APEX Learn how Oracle APEX is enterprise ready, from day one

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Need to Reduce Risks, Costs, and Complexity When Managing and Developing Critical MySQL Applications? Take MySQL Training

The MySQL team continues to improve MySQL products to help customers reduce risks, costs, and complexity when managing and developing their critical MySQL applications. There's a reason why MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, as well as the database of choice for the most innovative properties on the web, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Uber, and Booking.com. To fully understand and leverage these product enhancements, MySQL administrators need focused, targeted training. By diving into MySQL Enterprise Edition's advanced features, management tools, and high levels of MySQL scalability, reliability and uptime, MySQL administrators can feel confident they're doing everything they can to benefit their business. Benefits of MySQL High performance and scalability - MySQL empowers healthcare providers to deploy large installations that process high volumes of data Reduce Database TCO by 90% - MySQL is proven to save organizations millions of dollars in software licensing, maintenance, training, and administration costs, making it an ideal fit for budget conscious schools Zero administration - MySQL enables IT staff to focus their resources on high value projects Support for 20+ platforms, including Mac - ISVs have the flexibility to deploy applications on PCs and Macs Small footprint - MySQL is a good fit for deeply embedded applications with a footprint of less than 2 MB. MySQL runs transparently to the end user, so your customers are unaware that a database is embedded within your application. This is ideal for ISVs who distribute education software that needs to run on a mix of new and old hardware systems Developer flexibility - MySQL gives customers the flexibility to use the development language, software stack, and architecture of choice to leverage their existing skills and customize their applications to meet their unique requirements. Easy-to-use - MySQL is recognized for its superior ease of use. The fact that users can get MySQL up and running in minutes, rather than days, enables organizations to develop and deploy customized applications much faster Intuitive reporting - educators need to capture vast amounts of data to help them improve student performance and evaluate resource investments. Storing this data in a relational database, rather than a file system, offers the ability to use standard reporting and business intelligence tools to turn that data into actionable takeaways MySQL Enterprise Edition includes a comprehensive set of advanced features and management tools, including MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise Backup, and MySQL Enterprise Security to achieve the highest levels of scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. MySQL Training Through Oracle University MySQL training teaches you how to administer the MySQL Database and provides insight into some of its advanced functionalities. Oracle experts will teach you about the fundamentals of MySQL. Learn how to administer MySQL, develop for MySQL, and execute performance tuning. Take individual MySQL courses or subscribe to a constant stream of courses through the MySQL Learning Subscription. This twelve-month subscription gives you on demand access to the latest and greatest MySQL training in real-time. The MySQL subscription includes an attempt to take the Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator Certification Overview exam. To become an officially recognized Oracle Certified Professional, you must pass this exam. Once you pass, display your certification badge on your LinkedIn profile to validate your MySQL expertise and attract new career opportunities within your current or future organization. Subscribe to 12 Months of Continuously Updated Training Courses The MySQL Learning Subscription includes lessons on MySQL Security, InnoDB, Document Store, MySQL Cloud, MySQL Workbench, and more. As you start to peel back the onion, you will begin to understand the full potential of MySQL software. Experts will guide you through lessons and hands-on demonstrations. Access Free MySQL Resources to Learn More Learn MySQL with the Curriculum Team Blog Read MySQL white papers Watch MySQL demos

The MySQL team continues to improve MySQL products to help customers reduce risks, costs, and complexity when managing and developing their critical MySQL applications. There's a reason why MySQL is...

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Using Polls to Encourage Interaction and Involvement

One of the greatest challenges of digital learning is that communication with users is generally one way -- from creator to users. Oracle's Guided Learning solution makes it easy to bridge the gap between creators and users with a built-in polling tool. Now you can request your users’ feedback to improve your understanding of their preferences and challenges. Using Polls in Oracle Guided Learning Here are some of the ways polls can be utilized within the Oracle Guided Learning solution: To maintain important interaction with customers To encourage internal communications (i.e. "where would everyone like to have the company picnic?”) To verify understanding of the relevant materials To offer a multiple choice testing mechanism Whatever your goals may be, polls are a quick and easy feature you can use to collect valuable data. Start getting the information you need, when you need it. Easily create your own poll within Oracle Guided Learning by following an intuitive, step-by-step process. As with other Oracle Guided Learning features, a poll can be incorporated into any page, and the timing and fashion of its display can be determined according to various rules and variables. Want to see how polls can improve your interactions with application users? Get in touch with your Oracle University representative to give the feature a try.  

One of the greatest challenges of digital learning is that communication with users is generally one way -- from creator to users. Oracle's Guided Learning solution makes it easy to bridge the gap...

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Helpful Hints: How to Buy an Oracle Certification Exam Voucher Online

Did you know that learning new skills has seven tremendous health benefits, both inside and outside of the workplace?  As reported by Central Connecticut University, "Your brain chemistry changes. The white matter in your brain is called myelin, and it helps improve performance on a number of tasks. The more people practice a new skill they are learning, the more dense the myelin in their brain becomes, which helps them learn even better." Beyond boosting your brain power, your physical and mental well-being, and your IQ, when you learn new skills and actually certify these new skills, you validate - in an official, recognized way - that you possess the knowledge and experience the professional marketplace demands. To continuously adapt, evolve, and innovate, the professional IT marketplace relies on skilled professionals who invest in continuous education and well-respected IT credentials. Meet the Oracle Certification program. To earn a well-respected Oracle certification, you need to pass a related Oracle certification exam, or in some cases, multiple exams. To take an exam, you can either register for it and schedule your exam date, or you can buy a voucher to use when you feel ready.  If you're not quite ready for test day, but you know you want to get Oracle certified, buy a voucher to get the ball rolling. Buy a certification exam voucher online so you can take a certification exam when you're ready Take a related training course to increase your chances of passing your certification exam Redeem your certification voucher and take your certification exam For this "Helpful Hints" post, we'll show you how you can buy a certification exam voucher online. Step 1: navigate to the Oracle University web store   Step 2: under "Certification" > "Exams" within the top navigation menu, select "BUY AN EXAM VOUCHER"   Step 3: select the voucher type you'd like to purchase based on the type of certification you'd like to earn and select "Add to Cart" Wondering which voucher to choose? If you want to take a non-cloud certification exam --> select the first module If you want to take a cloud certification exam --> select the third module If you want to take a Java Masters exam --> select the middle module Step 4: proceed through checkout and purchase your certification exam voucher Still unsure about whether earning an Oracle certification is worth the investment? Watch the video below to get an introduction to the Oracle certification program in under three minutes. Need a few more data points? See exactly "Why Certification Matters."

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New Oracle Autonomous Database Training

The Oracle Autonomous Database is the world’s first autonomous data management in the cloud to deliver automated patching, upgrades, backups, and tuning - including performing all routine database maintenance tasks. It’s integrated with complete infrastructure automation, so there is no need to manage compute, storage, and network capacity.  Oracle Autonomous Database revolutionizes database management by fully automating the complete life cycle of the database. Oracle offers two versions of Autonomous Database: Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) Cloud Service Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADWC) Cloud Service For an overview of Oracle Autonomous Database, watch the video ‘Oracle Autonomous Database: How it Works’. Why is Oracle Autonomous Database Training Helpful?  Formal training from Oracle can quickly help you build the knowledge and skills you will need to be successful with Autonomous Database.  In addition to understanding the key features and capabilities of Oracle Autonomous Database, training will teach you how to: Provision a new ADWC or ATP instance Connect to the ADWC or ATP instance using SQL developer Load data into ADWC or ATP Use Oracle Machine Learning with ATP instance Perform administrative tasks with an ATP instance Scale-up and scale down ADWC or ATP instance Migrate your On-Premises Data Mart to ADWC. Migrate database objects and schema from an Oracle Database Cloud Service instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to ADWC and ATP What Training is Available to Help with the Transition to Oracle Autonomous Database? Oracle University offers the following NEW courses in our Live Virtual Class (LVC) format to help you learn about and transition to Oracle Autonomous Database: Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud Workshop This course teaches you how to provision an Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud Service instance on Oracle Cloud that is suitable for your workload and requirements. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to learn the details of Oracle Autonomous Database. It covers both Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. Migrating On-Prem Data Mart to Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud This course teaches you how to migrate your On-Premises Data Mart to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. It's ideal for DBAs working in a Data Warehousing environment who want to learn migration techniques to move data to the cloud. Learn how to quickly create departmental Data Marts using Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service. Using Oracle Machine Learning with Autonomous Database Learn to provision and use Oracle Autonomous Database and Analytics Cloud service instances with Oracle Machine Learning. Develop the ability to perform predictive analysis of data on Oracle Cloud. This is an ideal starting point for data scientists, developers, architects, business analysts and anyone who wants to know how Oracle Machine Learning and Oracle Autonomous Cloud Platform add value and transform their business. Another smart option is to subscribe to the Data Management Cloud Learning Subscription.  For a little more that the price of one Live Virtual Class, this learning subscription gives you access to all of our Oracle Data Management Cloud courses, including the Autonomous Database courses, in a high quality video format. Solidify and apply new knowledge through hands-on labs over a period of twelve months. Learn more about the Data Management Cloud Learning Subscription.

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SOA Training: Respond to Business Requirements Faster, Speed Time to Market, and Lower Costs

Oracle’s Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) was designed to provide services to the other components using application software through a communication protocol over the network. One might use this when interacting with Internet of Things (IoT)  technologies or services like retrieving a credit card statement online, to name a few. SOA can be used to help you connect to applications, mobile devices and IoT to deliver an integration strategy from application software you have today to a true cloud and on-premises hybrid strategy approach. This enables highly efficient project integration techniques with your business Infrastructure so you can respond to business requirements faster, attain higher connectivity to speed time to market, and experience lower costs through simplified practices. Take SOA Training Online Oracle University has developed a complete online offering, the Oracle SOA Learning Subscription which deep dives into this comprehensive, hot-pluggable software suite. Learn how to build, deploy and manage service-oriented architectures (SOA). Navigate the learning subscription through topic-specific learning modules, including: WebLogic Server security, virtualizing and securing services XML document structure XML parsing with JAXB Working with XQuery Using the administration console Using the REST adaptor Validating messages and error handling, transactions, surfacing KPIs in business architecture reports Testing and debugging composite applications Sharing functionality in the SOA Suite Service-oriented integration  And more Access 200+ Hours of Continuously Updated Content + Labs Use the dynamic search functionality to pinpoint topics that address your everyday business needs as you learn more about the SOA capabilities over the annual lifetime of your subscription. This subscription also comes with hands-on labs access to help you practice real scenarios to better your understanding of the functionality. SOA Certification Exam Included: Get Oracle Certified The Oracle SOA Suite 12c Essentials Certification Exam | 1z0-434  certification exam is included with this subscription. You can take the exam when you are ready to validate your SOA expertise. Preview the Oracle SOA Suite Learning Subscription to get an idea of how the learning modules can help you grasp and use the capabilities associated with SOA. Empower yourself through hands-on training. Related Materials: View SOA product information  White paper: Oracle SOA Suite 12c—A Detailed Look (PDF)

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IT Education Must Focus on Business Value, Latest IDC Report Finds

Global IT education is growing at 3.9% of the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) - in line with the overall IT services market - but training vendors must focus more on articulating and developing technology business value, according to an updated report from International Data Corporation (IDC). Over the past year, global economic growth has outperformed expectations, and software spending continues to rebound, particularly in the cloud; however, IT training is still growing more slowly than the IT market overall. This is partly because organizations are spending more on technologies requiring little or no training; for example, additional server stacks or more storage capacity. Also, companies are starting to move away from high-cost training modalities like classroom-based learning as they now recognize the benefits of individualized eLearning for IT skills development. Nonetheless, IDC reports that training vendors are still struggling with messaging - particularly the linkage between education and the achievement of organizational objectives. Training and technology companies must seek to promote the IT education value proposition in terms of adoption and business value, instead of merely project enablement and a successful go-live. Updated IT Education Forecasts by Region The need to define and communicate IT education as a driver for business success is particularly compelling in the US, where growth in IT training spend historically tracks a couple of percentage points behind growth in IT services overall. This contrasts with EMEA and Asia/Pacific regions, where growth in IT education outpaces IT services overall by a percentage point or two. In its latest report, IDC has positively revised its outlook for IT education growth in EMEA - projecting a 2% improvement in the CAGR for the forecast period through 2021. This change is largely driven by a 10% increase in spending expectations in Central and Eastern Europe. For Asia/Pacific, IDC has slightly lowered its growth forecast to 3.5% CAGR, predominantly due to reduced expectations in Japan. While the overall growth rate for IT education in each region remains fairly stable, it is growing the fastest in the Americas, at 5.1% CAGR. This is due to strong US spending on new technology, combined with the rapidly emerging market of Latin America - where growth in IT training now tracks several percentage points higher than IT services overall. IDC forecasts that by 2021, the Americas will account for more than half (50.3%) of all IT education spending worldwide. US IT Education Opportunities The largest training opportunity overall in the United States is in the application software category, which includes commercial, industrial, and technical programs designed to automate processes and increase individual or departmental productivity. However, the fastest-growing training opportunity in the US is in the application development software markets. This is driven by increasing customer demands to digitally transform their business operations and transition to the cloud. New development languages, environments, and tools (DLET) are emerging here, necessitating continuous skills evolution. And for the larger, more complex tool and platform offerings, strong certification programs are essential for building stronger platform adoption. Meanwhile, opportunities also abound in the system infrastructure software market, which is the most diverse, and which leverages the widest set of vendor-sponsored technical certifications. Strategies for Education Vendors Globally, there will be plenty of opportunities for IT training vendors in the coming years. Business demand for IT talent remains high; there is a continued scarcity of IT skills on all labor markets; and the IT education market itself is projected to total more than USD 20 billion by 2021. To fully leverage these opportunities, IT education vendors need to focus on establishing training as a value driver to the business impact of software adoption or system implementation. Specifically, they should seek to: Identify and communicate how training impacts the business value of the technology Articulate clearly the differences between skilled and unskilled IT professionals or business users Guide customers toward training programs which suit specific organizational objectives and which develop higher-skilled employee profiles Leverage adoption monitoring tools; and develop triggers for learning interventions In terms of content and delivery, training vendors should: Focus on high-growth content areas - including collaborative applications, structured data management software, and integration and process automation middleware. Continue to offer and expand learning flexibility and convenience Include a practice element within training courses - using live and simulated labs, and other activities that support the repetitive use of skills learned Champion digital learning - which is consistently seen as the appropriate method for delivering IT skills content Based on the above findings and recommendations of the latest IDC study, Oracle University is extremely well positioned to meet the world’s emerging IT education needs and to maximize the business value of enterprise technology. Please reach out to us so we can determine the solution to your training needs.

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January 2019 Highlights: Oracle University Courses and Certifications

Welcome to the new year! These types of fresh beginnings offer a chance to look at things through a fresh, new perspective - when it comes to life and when it comes to technology. In 2018, we saw a year of new and exciting technological perspectives and innovations across many Oracle product lines, taking existing features and functionalities to the next level, both on-premise and in the cloud. 2019 promises to do the same, according to David Cearley, Vice President and Gartner Fellow: “The continuing digital business evolution exploits new digital models to align more closely the physical and digital worlds for employees, partners, and customers.Technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future.” So how do you keep up with fast-paced technology enhancements coming in 2019, while still performing your day-to-day tasks that need to get done? You invest in easily accessible, on-demand product training that's available exactly when you need it. Consider investing in your professional skill development and productivity through an Oracle University Learning Subscription.  Subscriptions will teach you exactly how to utilize Oracle product enhancements to perform your job more effectively. Each subscription combines on demand technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, downloadable documents, labs, and more into one convenient learning solution. When you subscribe, you subscribe to 12 months of training content that's continuously updated and refreshed with each new product release. Instead of quickly trying to learn how to leverage these new features months after a product release, proactively learn how to use these new features in real-time through updated subscription content. When you become a subscriber, you become empowered to evolve your skills at the pace of technology, which is constantly changing. Preview the subscriptions below to get a feel for the types of training content you can consume. Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Hyperion and Essbase Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Policy Automation Learning Subscription (Complete Edition) NEW JD Edwards EnterpriseOne - Applications Learning Subscription NEW Primavera P6 Professional Learning Subscription NEW Primavera P6 Learning Subscription NEW Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Planning and Optimization NEW Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Brand Compliance and Supply Chain NEW Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Merchandise Operations NEW Retail Learning Subscription: Stores and Commerce NEW New Oracle Training Courses Oracle is known for quality training, delivered in a variety of in person and on demand formats. Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments within your day-to-day job to produce measurable results. The January Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Database 18c: Managing Multitenant Architecture Ed 1 Oracle Database 18c: Backup and Recovery Workshop Ed 1 Java SE: Programming I Ed 1 Java SE: Programming II Ed 1 UPK Knowledge Center Management Rel 12.1 Ed 1 TOD Oracle Agile 9.3.x Product Governance & Compliance Ed 1 TOD Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Ed 3 TOD Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Fundamentals for Oracle Ed 2 TOD Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Troubleshooting and Tuning Oracle Unified Directory 12c: Administration Ed 1 TOD Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware & RAC Admin Accelerated Ed 2 TOD Oracle Database 12c R2: ASM Administration Ed 2 TOD R12.2 Oracle Work in Process Fundamentals Ed 2 R12.2 Oracle Warehouse Management Fundamentals Ed 2 R12.2 Oracle Bills of Material and Engineering Fundamentals Ed 2 Oracle Database: SQL Workshop I Ed 3 Oracle Application Express Workshop I Ed 2 Oracle Application Express Workshop II Ed 2 Oracle OpenStack: Administration Essentials Ed 1 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration Ed 2 New Oracle Certifications Oracle’s Certification Portfolio is expanding to provide IT professionals with more choices. Here are two of the most recent certifications that have been released: Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications | 1Z0-750 Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional This new exam brings back the popular Oracle Application Express (APEX) certification, updated for a modern audience. With a simple-to-manage, highly scalable tool with rapid browser-based development and self-service provisioning, share data and create web applications using only a web browser, even with limited programming experience! How to Get Oracle Certified Are you confused about where to start with Oracle Database or Java Certification? Take a look at one of these helpful guides to getting started down the right path for your career growth and development. Your Guide to Oracle Database Certification Your Guide to Getting Started with Java Certification

Welcome to the new year! These types of fresh beginnings offer a chance to look at things through a fresh, new perspective - when it comes to life and when it comes to technology. In 2018, we saw a...

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Reduce per Application Administration Cost up to 25%, Lower Total Cost of Ownership, and More with Oracle WebLogic Server Training

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c R2 is the industry's best application server for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications and supporting the Oracle Applications portfolio. WebLogic Server Java EE applications are based on standardized, modular components and the WebLogic Server provides a complete set of services for those modules that handle application behavior details automatically, without requiring programming. Lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your Java infrastructure by up to 50 percent with Oracle WebLogic Server Multitenant. In addition, you can automate and manage platform scaling across multitenant-enabled Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, and Traffic Director for optimal resource usage. With a shared application platform, you can reduce per application administration costs by up to 25 percent. Over 10,000 customers are currently using the WebLogic Server in a variety of industries, including: software development, banking, advertising, and marketing. Oracle University training courses empower you to leverage new capabilities that the WebLogic Server supports, including: Multitenancy support Continuous availability Java EE 7 support JDK 8 Certification Docker Certification Runtime improvements Manageability improvements Standards support, supported configurations, and WebLogic Server compatibility Removed functionality and components The following WebLogic Server courses are available to help you get up to speed: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I This training teaches you how to install and configure Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. It gives administrators an overview of the basic concepts and architecture of WebLogic Server. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration II This course is a continuation of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I. It teaches you how to perform important administrative tasks, employing best practices that enable you to make the most of your WebLogic applications. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: JMS Administration Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: JMS Administration training shows you how to configure, manage, and monitor WebLogic JMS resources according to proven best practices. Interact with expert Oracle University instructors through a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises that will reinforce your learning. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Troubleshooting Workshop Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Troubleshooting Workshop training teaches administrators how to diagnose and troubleshoot Oracle WebLogic Server 12c problems and issues. Emphasizing hands-on practices rather than lectures, the course requires prior WebLogic Server 12c administration experience. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Performance Tuning Workshop Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Performance Tuning Workshop teaches you how to monitor the effects of a running Oracle WebLogic Server application on the overall system. Expert Oracle University instructors will teach you through interactive instruction, walking you through new concepts, while diving into real-world applications. Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Enterprise Manager Management Pack Enterprise Manager Cloud Control provides a central, consolidated, and intelligent IT management infrastructure across all application tiers. The WebLogic Server Management Pack enables Cloud Control users to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot WebLogic Server environments. This Enterprise Manager Management Pack training shows you how to integrate Cloud Control with the management life cycle of your WebLogic applications while adopting Oracle's best practices. Alternatively, you can purchase the 12-month Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription, which includes two free certification exam attempts. Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription This subscription offers the widest breadth of online tutorial content available. Explore installation, backup and recovery, upgrading, security, performance tuning, troubleshoot, and multitenancy within one training solution. New content will be introduced as it becomes available. Certification Exams Included with this Subscription Gain professional recognition for your expertise by earning and Oracle Certification.This learning subscription provides you with one attempt to take the following Oracle Certification exams, at no additional charge, during the subscription period. Pass the exams for 11g or for 12c and earn the corresponding Oracle Certification: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I (exam 1Z0-133) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: System Administration I (exam 1Z0-102)

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Oracle Recovery Manager Live Webinar: Your Questions Answered

Oracle expert instructor Gwen Lazenby held a free live webinar on November 28th for database administrators interested in learning about the lesser known, or underutilized functionalities of Recovery Manager that should be part of their operational toolkit. View the replay link of this event now > The session was also an opportunity for database administrators to raise questions, and below you will find the answers given by Oracle instructor and webinar speaker, Gwen Lazenby. Live Webinar Questions: Q: Can RMAN use a physical standby for recovery of corrupted blocks? A: If you are using Active Data Guard, then Automatic Block Repair can/will be used if a bad block is found in either your Primary or Standby databases. A copy of the good block will be shipped automatically from the other database.   Q:  Is the "Backup VALIDATE..." command now depricated? A: No, it will be around for a while.   Q: Please clarify if I can simulate the Recovery Advisor in a RAC environment by only shutting down the all but 1 instance/node A: I've never had an opportunity to try it like this, but here is a quote from the documentation (11g until the current release) – 'In the current release, Data Recovery Advisor only supports single-instance databases. Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) databases are not supported. If a data failure occurs that brings down all Oracle RAC instances, then you can mount the database in single-instance mode and use Data Recovery Advisor to detect and repair control file, SYSTEM data file, and data dictionary failures. You can also invoke data recovery checks proactively to test other database components for data failures. This approach does not detect data failures that are local to other cluster instances, for example, an inaccessible data file.’   Q: Can you switch database to copy if you performed backup as backupset? A: No, only copies can be switched to.   Q: How can you make a copy that doesn’t expire? A: Don't delete or move the backups files. Expired backups are backups within retention period, but have been moved (or maybe deleted) from the location they were backed up to. If you move them back, RMAN will mark them as available as you can switch to/restore from.   Q: Would it be convenient to store image copies for large databases considering that these take up a lot of space? A: You have to weigh up the cost of the extra storage space over the loss of revenue due to down time. Switching to an earlier copy of damaged file(s) could be much faster than restoring these files, and therefore reduce the amount of down time.   Q: Why did my list of copied items not update the time? A: Copy must be level 0 incremental if you want it to be recovered by a level 1 incremental using the recover copy command.   Q: Won’t Restore from Service take too long for large datafiles? A: If you have a local backup of the datafile, then that will probably be quicker. But if you have to restore from a tape, or another tertiary device, the network restore might be faster. Everyone's environment is different, so the Data Recovery Advisor might suggest an option that will work, but you might know a more optimal way of doing it in your environment.   Q: Can RMAN replicate a corrupt file to standby? A: If you mean when doing the duplicate or similar command to create the standby database, then if maxcorrupt=0 then no, RMAN will abort upon finding a corrupt block. If maxcorrupt>0 then there is a possibility that a corrupt block will be backed up and then restored as part of the duplicate command.   Q: Can datafile restore from tape be done to datafile copy and then switched to minimize downtime? A: Yes, If you have backed up a copy of a datafile  to tape as a backupset, then the copy can be restored and then you can switch to the copy, but you will probably find this takes longer than just restoring from the backupset into the database area directly.   Q: What is the future of all these functionalities in 18c? All of these functionalities will be in 18c, plus more.   Q:  Why doesn’t RMAN record my archivelogs as backed up if I backup archivelog as copy to backup location? A: They will be copies rather than backups, so you can try the 'list copy' command.   Q: If I alter datafile offline and then copy datafile from DG location, will this file be online or offline in DG location? A: If you are doing this manually (i.e. using o/s cp and copy commands), then you will need to take the DB file offline before you copy. If RMAN is doing it, there is no reason to take if offline.   About Gwen Lazenby, Senior Principal Training Solutions Specialist, Oracle University: Gwen has been working with Oracle Databases for over 20 years; first as a UNIX/Linux system administrator, then as a DBA and more recently she spent 14 years in the classroom as a Trainer for Oracle University. She has a particular interest In RMAN, Oracle Spatial and Graph, and Oracle Data Warehouse Technologies. She is an 11g and 12c Oracle Certified Master and also an Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture Certified Master.  

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The Next Data Breach is Just around the Corner. Is Your Organization Ready? Are Your Data Secure? How Can You Be Sure?

In the first half of 2018, more than 4.5 billion data records were compromised worldwide - an increase of 133% over the same period in 2017. Many of the targets were in the banking, healthcare, and social network industries - at companies where customers could expect that their data were secured with the highest levels of protection. According to digital security company Gemalto, North America is still the worst hit for data breaches - with the USA accounting for 72% of all records stolen. Indeed, the personal information of hundreds of millions of Americans was compromised during the June 2018 breach at marketing company Exactis. Meanwhile, Europe saw a 28% increase in the number of records breached - and the severity of attacks is increasing worldwide and across all sectors. Can your business afford a data breach? Calculating the cost of data breaches is not easy - it stretches far beyond costs incurred through ransomware. Facebook’s breach in March 2018 knocked more than 100 billion US dollars off the share price within days, while fines imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission could still cost the company trillions of dollars. Perhaps one of the biggest impacts of a data breach to a company’s bottom line comes from the loss of customer trust. In the retail industry - where 80% to 90% of people logging on to e-commerce websites are using stolen data - customers are switching brands to safeguard their information. Business Insider cites a recent study by KPMG showing that 19% of consumers would completely stop shopping at a retailer after a data breach, while as many as 33% would take an extended break. How would your own company fare if it suddenly lost one third of its customers overnight? While there are many factors affecting the overall cost to each business, a 2018 study shows that data breaches are becoming increasingly expensive year-on-year - currently averaging 3.86 million US dollars globally (up 6.4%), and 7.91 million US dollars in the USA. Some reports have estimated that the total annual cost of data breaches in 2020 will exceed 2 trillion US dollars. Trends in security spend With so much at stake, and the risks and costs only increasing, companies are investing more resources to counter data security threats. A 2017 Gartner report estimated the total global security budget for 2018 would be 96 billion US dollars - an 8% increase over 2017; while a previous IDC report forecasted spending on security related hardware, software, and services to reach more than 91 billion US dollars - a year-on-year increase of more than 10%. A significant rise in security spend for 2018 was certainly expected - not least due to stricter data privacy laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - however, the total figure may have exceeded all expectations. The more recent 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime study cites an increase of 27% in the average IT security budget. Learning to boost security  With data breaches continuing to topple both big and small names like dominoes, companies across all sectors are desperate to tighten the security around their data - and those that aren’t are almost certain to pay the price. There has never been a better time than now to enhance your business value by boosting your IT security knowledge. As the developer of the world’s number one database, Oracle has a vested interest in your cybersecurity and offers the highest level of training when it comes to protecting your data. Online security training empowers your team against threats Oracle Database Security training shows you how to address data privacy, protect against insider threats, and achieve regulatory compliance for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases Oracle Security Cloud Services training explains the business and technical essentials of Oracle Cloud Security solutions, teaches you about emerging cloud security standards, and helps you become a Cloud security administrator In view of the increasingly sophisticated attacks, it is essential to keep your security skills constantly up-to-date. Oracle University helps you achieve this by offering year-round training with Oracle Learning Subscriptions, which are continually updated so your knowledge stays fresh. The Oracle Security Learning Subscription provides IT professionals with 24/7 access to high quality digital learning content designed specifically to increase security expertise. The subscription format enables you to learn whenever and wherever you choose - and is particularly useful when security issues are critical and you need to rapidly dip into specific content The Oracle Cloud Security Learning Subscription is an ideal choice for cloud security administrators who are helping their organizations transition to the cloud. With a comprehensive set of learning paths, this subscription extends your existing skillset to the cloud by leveraging use cases based on real world examples and practical applications Enhance your security skill set with informative, engaging, and empowering training content taken through Oracle University. Your boss, CEO, shareholders, and, most importantly, your customers, will be eternally grateful.

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Learn How to Automate Collection, Processing, Exchange of Data, and More with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools and Technology Learning Subscription

Your wish to become an expert in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has been granted. Subscribing to the new Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools and Technology Learning Subscription puts the control in your hands through convenient access to training, with no travel required.   This online training option is ideal for configuration consultants, functional implementers, end users, and implementation consultants who are looking for hands-on training content developed by Oracle product experts. Get anytime access to over 400 videos and 95 hours of content on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, sorted by topic. Training content is continually refreshed so your expertise evolves right alongside the product.  Acquire the knowledge you need to competently perform your job role using this powerful product.  To learn more about the Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Learning Subscription, we spoke with Bonnie Cook, Director, JD Edwards Content and Communications Engineering. Q: Tell us about JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a powerful, fully integrated ERP software suite that provides more choice of databases and deployment options, including on-premises, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. With over 80 application modules, end-user reporting, and personalization capabilities, EnterpriseOne was designed for the digital economy, and includes powerful features for automating processes and providing Internet of Things (IoT) integration. Q: What are some surprising things customers might not know about JD Edwards? A:  The data that you entrust to your JD Edwards system - your financial records, inventory, manufacturing processes, project data - is the lifeblood of your business and a reflection of your enterprise. It’s important to keep your data accurate and up-to-date, to make business decisions based on that data, and to exchange that data in the ever-broadening digital economy. One of the most significant enhancements to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is the Orchestrator Studio, which automates the collection, processing, and exchange of data, putting you on the path to autonomous ERP. The Orchestrator Studio also simplifies how machine-to-machine (M2M) information is collected and acted upon in the context of an organization’s business processes. Q: Why did Oracle University develop this JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Learning Subscription? A: Oracle University has always been committed to providing training that helps customers excel and realize the maximum performance from Oracle products. Our most recent innovations address how we deliver training to more efficiently meet the needs of Oracle customers and partners. We know how busy they are and that they want training when it fits into their schedules. This Learning Subscription provides that flexibility. Q: How will customers use this Learning Subscription? A: This is web-based training that is accessible on most devices: laptops, tablets, and smartphones – anywhere you have a web browser. It includes lectures by experts who round out their discussions with white boarding, diagrams, and demonstrations. Filters in the learning subscription let you quickly access the exact modules that interest you. You can use skill checks that follow the modules to measure how much you’ve learned and identify what you need to review. Q: What types of customers would be interested in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Learning Subscription? A: End users, configuration consultants, functional implementers – anyone who uses JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to perform their day-to-day business tasks. Q: What are some skills customers can expect to gain by using this learning subscription? A: Customers will learn how to do things such as: Set up hover forms Manage user defined objects Create and enable Auto Suggest Design and create orchestrations for automation and integration Set up and manage environments Design forms and add logic Administer the software lifecycle Q: Is there any additional information that might be helpful to JD Edwards customers? A: Yes. Tapping into the power of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne lets you harness the power of your applications. And if you find that the personalization options in EnterpriseOne delivers don’t satisfy your business requirements, you can extend the software using the EnterpriseOne toolset. Visit LearnJDE, a content marketplace built and supported by the JD Edwards Content team, to learn more about JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The subscription was recently released with content for System Administration, CNC Administration, Development Tools Parts 1, 2, and 3.  Additional content will be added in the months to come. Preview this learning subscription now > 

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Black Friday Sale EXTENDED through Cyber Monday! Get 50% OFF the Java Learning Subscription

Oracle has just released new Java SE content for the Java Programming Learning Subscription which empowers Java developers to take lessons on Java 10 and 11, as well as previous versions. Java drives our digital world. Training empowers you to develop the skills to do your best work.  Oracle University is pleased to announce that beginning Thursday, November 22nd through midnight on Cyber Monday, November 26th, enjoy 50% OFF the Java Learning Subscription.  To take advantage of this limited time offer, place your order on the Oracle University web store, or if you need assistance, contact your local Oracle University representative. Step 1: View the Java Programming Learning Subscription   Step 2: If you have an Oracle account, ensure you're logged in using the "Log In" button If you're a new customer and do not have an Oracle account, select the "Create an Account" link before proceeding   Step 3: After you've successfully logged in, using the country-select menu, ensure your location is set to the United States, as this promotion is only valid in the US   Step 4: Select "Add to Cart"   Step 5: On the checkout page, enter the promotion code JAVA and hit "APPLY"   Step 6: See your savings! Confirm that the discounted subscription cost of $1,497.50 USD is displayed, versus the regular price of $2,995.00    Step 7: Place your order! Please note: this promotion is available in the US only. Order must be placed online by midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), Sunday, November 25th, 2018. To take advantage of this offer, customers must use the promotion code “JAVA” when placing their order. Standard Oracle University Terms and Conditions apply. Offer not valid for Oracle reseller orders.   Step 8: Once you receive your activation key code via email, use it to access your subscription content and begin learning         How to Learn Java: More about Java 10 and 11 within the Java Programming Learning Subscription Java is the #1 programming language for developing applications across conventional and cloud environments. It provides the basis for enterprise applications on a wide range of devices and platforms.  Bruno Borges, Oracle's Principal Product Manager responsible for developer engagement on the Oracle Cloud Platform, Java, and related technologies for application development, says: “Java is at the heart of our digital lifestyle. It's the platform for launching careers, exploring human-to-digital interfaces, architecting the world's best applications, and unlocking innovation everywhere—from garages to global organizations.” Learn how to program in Java! Access more than 90+ videos and 68 hours of content made up of targeted Java SE lessons As new content is developed, it will be added to the subscription so you always have access to the latest lessons, from Java tutorials for beginners, to Java object oriented programming,  to advanced Java concepts, and more. Java programmers can benefit from new topics and concepts, including: Modularity Runtime images Migration Enhancements to stream API JShell Convenience methods for collections Convenience methods for arrays Creating and using methods Data in a cart Describing classes Using inheritance Java programming and so much more…. Java Certification Exams Included with this Subscription Gain professional recognition for your expertise with an Oracle Certified Java Programming credential. This learning subscription provides you with one attempt at the following Oracle certification exams, at no additional charge, during the subscription period. Pass the exams for Java SE 8 and earn the corresponding Oracle certifications. Java SE 8 Programmer I (exam 1Z0-808) Java SE 8 Programmer II (exam 1Z0-809 Select the image below to take advantage of this limited time offer!

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Planning Your Yearly Budget? Don't Forget about Your Team's Training

Year-end budgeting is always a challenge - doing more with less while maintaining the best value from the technologies implemented in your organization. At the same time, providing knowledge consistently among employees to achieve a higher level of productivity requires regular and planned efforts.  There is a way to meet all these challenges.  Have you heard about Oracle University Learning Credits? Training your employees is essential for the success of any business, and Oracle University Learning Credits are one way to ensure you achieve this important KPI. These work like gift cards that you can use to train your team for up to 12 months from the time of purchase. The discount amount is based on the volume of your purchase: the more credits you get, the more you save. This is a great way to plan your training budget ahead, while easily managing, forecasting, and tracking training costs. See how easy it is to request and review a Learning Credits detailed report for your account. Why you should get Learning Credits for your team? Benefit from the flexibility of training your employees on your own schedule Save on future training costs using volume discounts Avoid the approval and purchase process each time your employees need Oracle training Use your organization's purchasing power to reduce training costs Plan and budget for organizational training needs Respond quickly to new or "last-minute" training requirements Enable all departments in your organization to take full advantage of group spending power If your organization is an Oracle Support customer, you might be eligible for additional savings What kind of Oracle training can you get using Learning Credits? The credits you purchase can be used for any Oracle University course or Learning Subscription with standard list pricing. Explore your possibilities and get the training that suits your team best: Classroom Training → One of the most popular training formats where your team gets hands-on practice working with Oracle products in an interactive setting Live Virtual Classes → Access Oracle training anytime, anywhere with demonstrations and hands-on labs included Training On Demand → Get streaming lectures on your team’s desktop or tablet, which they can fast-forward, pause, rewind and search Private Events → Benefit from customized team training, tailored to your specific business needs Cloud Learning Subscriptions → 24/7 access for 12 months to a comprehensive set of training videos with hands-on labs and Oracle certification exams included Product, Industry, and Solution Learning Subscriptions → Provides your team with digital training for a particular technology area, covering expert instruction and demonstrations for administrator, developer, and architect roles 🔔 If you are considering the option of purchasing Learning Credits, or would like more information about your current discount levels, get in touch with your local Oracle University Sales Representative.

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November Highlights - Oracle University Courses & Certifications

Improve Your Software Investments with Training and Certification from Oracle University Experts Preview Our New Oracle Learning Subscriptions!  Combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs, and more into one easy solution. Access digital course content 24x7x365. Preview the suggested offerings below to view available course content. Benefit from continuously added content throughout the year as it becomes available in your subscription. Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Learning Subscription - NEW Hyperion and Essbase Learning Subscription - NEW JD Edwards EnterpriseOne -Tools and Technology Learning Subscription - NEW Primavera P6 Learning Subscription - NEW Primavera P6 Professional Learning Subscription - NEW Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Planning and Optimization - NEW Oracle Retail Cloud Learning Subscription: Brand Compliance and Supply Chain - NEW Unlimited Product Learning Subscription - Best Value New Oracle University Training Released in November 2018 Oracle is known for quality training delivered via in-person and digital courses, in real-time and on demand. We stand behind our offerings with our 100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee. Let our experts guide you through curriculum to help you optimize your hardware and software investments. This November Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Database 18c: Managing Multitenant Architecture Ed 1 Oracle Database 12c R2: SQL Workshop I Ed 3 Oracle Spatial and Graph Essentials Ed 1 Oracle Identity Governance 12c: Develop Identity Provisioning Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Ed 3 Oracle BI Publisher 12c R1: Fundamentals Ed 1 Oracle Utilities: C2M v2.6 Functionality for Implementers Ed 1 Data Warehousing Concepts Ed 1 Java SE: Programming I Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features New Exam and Certification Oracle Risk Management Cloud 2018 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-958 Oracle Risk Management Cloud 2018 Certified Implementation Specialist This NEW exam combines skills from two existing exams: 1Z0-951: Financial Reporting Compliance 2017 Implementation Essentials – this is part of the Risk Management Capability The cloud version of functionality assessed in 1Z0-487 Oracle Advanced Controls Applications 2014 Essentials. This certification provides complete coverage of Risk Management Cloud and is validated against release 18c. Now Offering Over 30 Oracle PaaS Certifications - Find the One that's Right for You! We have over 30 Oracle PaaS Certifications available, spanning Data Management, Application Development, Integration, Business Analytics, Management Cloud, Content and Experience, and Security.  These exams may be purchased and taken as stand-alone certifications. Exam vouchers are also included, at no additional cost, as part of the associated Oracle Learning Subscription.   Take Your Oracle Certification Exam in Person or Online In addition to integrated training + certification, purchasing an Oracle Learning Subscription gives you a chance to take your exam online proctored.  This means training and testing anywhere, anytime and on your schedule.  View all exams and view all Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions. Oracle Certification Continues to Drive Success We continue to receive stories describing your pathways to success through Oracle Certification. These stories inform and inspire with tales of long hours spent studying and preparing for exams, a true commitment to lifelong learning. If you're on the fence about investing in Oracle training or certification, we hope their successes inspire and motivate you.  You are in good company! Read about Mala Gupta, founder of eJavaGuru.com, Java Champion, author, and international speaker. Learn how Oracle Certification provided Ian Baugaard a lifelong opportunity to learn and improve. View past blog posts: September Highlights Blog August Highlights Blog

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New Features for Oracle Database 18c Multitenant

A multitenant container database is a great invention because it can hold many pluggable databases. An existing database can simply be adopted with no application changes required. Oracle Database Release 18c includes the fourth major release of Oracle Multitenant and features number of enhancements. Oracle Multitenant fully complements other options, including Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard. Learn more about these new features in the Oracle Multitenant: New Features white paper, but here is a summary: Refreshable PDB Switchover The refreshable PDB switchover capability makes it possible to create and maintain replicas on a per-PDB basis with only two CDBs to manage Enhanced Integration with Data Guard Before 18c, certain forms of PDB creation could be complicated. This new release simplifies PDB provisioning operations in high availability configurations, protected by Oracle Data Guard Snapshot Carousel The snapshot carousel is a repository for periodic point-in-time copies of a PDB. This feature was designed for development environments that typically require multiple copies of databases at different points in time. The default maximum number of snapshots that can be retained is eight Dynamic Lockdown Profiles Changes to Lockdown Profiles are now dynamically propagated to all applicable PDBs, without the need to restart either PDB or CDB. The concept is to create a few “isolation stencils” centrally. There may just be one, which would apply to all PDBs CDB Fleet Management A CDB Fleet is a group of CDBs managed collectively. Since its introduction in 12.1, Multitenant has helped reduce operating costs by managing many PDBs as one. CDB Fleet extends this advantage by allowing many CDBs to be managed as one Ready to learn more about Oracle Multitenant? Oracle University offers courses about Oracle Database 18c, and multitenant-architecture topics are included. Consider signing up for one or more of the following courses: Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators  This course provides an overview of the Oracle Database 18c new features and enhancements related to multitenant architecture, security, RMAN, general database areas, performance, data warehousing and sharding. Oracle Database 18c: Administration Workshop  This course provides you with a firm foundation in administration of an Oracle database. In this course, you will gain a conceptual understanding of the database and its multitenant architecture and learn how to manage an Oracle database in an effective and efficient manner. Oracle Database 18c: High Availability New Features  You will learn about new software features and improvements found in Oracle Clusterware, Oracle ASM, Real Application Clusters, and Oracle Data Guard. Oracle Database 18c: Managing Multitenant Architecture During this four day course you will gain a conceptual understanding of the multitenant architecture and learn how to manage an Oracle multitenant container database (CDB) and its different types of pluggable databases (PDB) in an effective and efficient manner. Another great way to learn about Oracle Database 18c and multitenant architecture is to sign up for the Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription, which gives you one full year of continuous database training for a reasonable price. This is a great way to learn how to leverage the enhancements in multitenant. Check it out!

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ICYMI: Top 10 Cloud Learning Highlights from #OOW18

Written by: Lauren Gelfound, Sr. Marketing Manager, Oracle University Back in the day, Oracle OpenWorld was the only way to truly “meet” with customers, partners, experts, and users. Today, we are far more connected with virtual means, keeping us together more often and in far more convenient ways. However, when you bring the virtual and in-person together for a week, you can truly see the impact, especially when you look at the professional development and training aspects of the event.  Oracle University was pleased to bring the expert cloud training experience to Oracle OpenWorld this year. Here are our top 10 highlights: #1: Oracle University Theater   By far one of the most popular theater areas at #OOW18, the Oracle University theater offered 38 "How To” sessions over three days, geared toward all users and delivered by the well-known Oracle University instructors you have come to know and love. #2: CEO Mark Hurd's Keynote Address: Accelerating Growth in the Cloud - WATCH IT > Probably one of the best keynotes we have ever seen, Mark Hurd delivered on the exciting new areas Oracle will be venturing into with Cloud. #3: Stars Bar Located in Moscone West this year, the Oracle Support and Consulting groups included Oracle University in their stars bar, and the feedback was incredible. One attendee remarked, “I waited all year to walk up to this bar and ask my questions, I have a list, do you guys have time?” #4: Test Fest The best kept secret of #OOW18, Test Fest offered free Oracle Certification exams. for attendees in a multitude of product areas and categories. Hundreds of attendees left with a valuable Oracle credential in their pocket. Learn more about getting Oracle Certified. #5: Oracle University Customer Panels There's nothing like hearing from happy customers about the training solutions that are changing their businesses for the better. With names like IBM, Accenture, Vanderbilt University, and more, Oracle University was grateful to host two separate forums to hear their stories and provide the audience with best practices. #6: Platinum Education Session Learning more about the FREE training available to SaaS customers worldwide, those who attended this highly anticipated session were given free access to Oracle LaunchPad, Quick Start Live Events, and the Guided Learning Starter Pack. Get FREE ACCESS >  #7: SIGN IN to Oracle LaunchPad #OOW18 attendees were given free access to Oracle LaunchPad, Oracle University’s newest education platform providing FREE cloud training for Oracle SaaS products. Sign up here > #8: Oracle Code One Oracle Code One was the premier spot for developers this year with deep dives into emerging technologies such as blockchain, chatbots, microservices, and AI, and in-person connections with the global developer community.  View replays > #9: Welcome to Open World – Judith Sim  A really great way to kick off the largest tech event of the year. Just exciting to watch. WATCH IT > #10: SIGN UP for Guided Learning Starter Pack #OOW18 attendees got a close up look at Oracle Guided Learning technology, allowing users to "learn and do" at the same time. By building in your unique business processes, Guided Learning enables maximum efficiency while keeping current with new changes and features to the cloud.  Get your Guided Learning Starter Pack > While Oracle OpenWorld 2018 has come and gone, these highlights and educational experiences can inspire you to take the next steps toward Oracle Cloud mastery for yourself, for your team, and for your entire organization. Keep your learning and professional development moving forward! Explore Oracle University training. Ask a Question about Oracle Cloud Education

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New Oracle PaaS and IaaS Training

With the growing popularity of cloud technology, coupled with Oracle’s expanding set of PaaS and IaaS offerings, the demand for training on these cloud services continues to grow. Oracle University regularly releases new and uplifted training to keep up with these evolving technologies.  Our training courses are offered in the following ways: 1) You can attend a training course with a live instructor in person or over the Internet or 2) You can take a course from one of our eight Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions, each focused on a particular Cloud technology. These all-digital training solutions are designed for technical professionals seeking in-depth training on Oracle Cloud Services. You get 24/7 access for 12 months to a comprehensive set of learning paths, high quality training videos, hands-on labs, and certification exams.   New and Uplifted Live Training Courses The following is a partial list of new and uplifted courses, which we anticipate will be popular with our customers.  Database Cloud Oracle Autonomous Database Workshop   Oracle Cloud at Customer Workshop for DBAs Database Cloud Administration Migrating Your Oracle Database to the Oracle Cloud   Implementing Disaster Recovery Using Data Guard on DBCS Exadata Cloud at Customer Workshop for Administrators Database Backup Cloud Database Backup & Recovery Strategy for Oracle Cloud   Integration Cloud Services Rapid Development of SOA Applications using SOA Cloud   Business Analytics Cloud Oracle Analytics Cloud Essbase: Build, Manage Apps and Cloud New Courses in Our Learning Subscriptions The following represents a partial list of new courses sorted by the learning subscription in which they are included: New Courses in the Oracle Data Management Cloud Learning Subscription Implementing Disaster Recovery Using Data Guard on DBCS Getting Started with Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Workshop Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Workshop Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer Overview Getting Started with Oracle Cloud at Customer Migrating On-Premises Oracle Database to Exadata Cloud at Customer Oracle BigData Cloud At Customer Monitor Oracle Cloud at Customer Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Learn about Monitoring and Troubleshooting Oracle Cloud at Customer Bringing the Oracle Cloud to Your Data Center New Courses in the Application Development Cloud Services Learning Subscription Build Cloud Native Microservices Deploying PHP Applications to Oracle Application Container Cloud New Courses in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Learning Subscription   Kubernetes on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Bringing the Oracle Cloud to Your Data Center Migrating On-Premises Oracle Database to Exadata Cloud at Customer Getting Started with Oracle Cloud at Customer Migrate Your Oracle Database to the Oracle Cloud SC Monitor Oracle Cloud at Customer Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Learn about Monitoring and Troubleshooting Oracle Cloud at Customer

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A Peek Inside Oracle Database 18c: Administration Workshop

The latest generation of the world’s most popular database, Oracle Database 18c, builds upon key architectural, performance and distributed data innovations successfully established in Oracle Database 12c. Its unique, critical capabilities enable you to evolve your database, both on premises and in the Cloud, to meet your business and cost-control objectives. As with other databases, Oracle Database 18c requires one or more DBAs to administer it. According to Oracle, a DBA's responsibilities include many tasks, including: Installing and upgrading the Oracle server and application tools Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system Creating primary database storage structures (tablespaces) after application developers have designed an application Creating primary objects (tables, views, indexes) once application developers have designed an application Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers Enrolling users and maintaining system security Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database Planning for backup and recovery of database information If you’re a DBA, you can take training from Oracle University to sharpen the skills listed above as well as prepare yourself to take full advantage of the performance, reliability, security, and other features of Oracle Database 18c. So, what will you learn in the Oracle Database 18c Administration Workshop? You'll walk away from this DBA training course with a conceptual understanding of Oracle Database architecture. You'll learn how to manage an Oracle Database 18c effectively and efficiently, while acquiring new, in demand  DBA skills that empower you to: Manage an Oracle Database instance Configure the Oracle Network environment Create and manage storage structures Manage and move data Create and manage users Monitor the database and manage performance Create and manage Database Cloud Service database deployments The five-day course is offered in the classroom or as a Live Virtual Class. Deep dive into the architecture of an Oracle Database instance and database, while learning how to manage your database resources effectively. Gain experience creating database storage structures appropriate for the business applications supported by your database. In addition, you'll learn how to create users and administer database security to meet your business requirements. This course also provides basic information on backup and recovery techniques. To provide an acceptable response time to users and manage resources effectively, you'll learn how to monitor your database and manage performance. The course will be greatly benefit DBAs, data warehouse administrators, database designers, support engineers, and technical administrators. Check the class schedule and sign up today!

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Job Growth Continues for DBAs in 2018

If job security matters to you, it’s a very good time to be – or to become – a database administrator (DBA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, DBA jobs are projected to grow 11 percent by 2026, which is faster than the 7 percent average for all occupations.1 Increasing need for skilled DBAs Growth in the DBA occupation is being driven by the growing data needs of all sorts of companies. Database administrators are being asked to organize data and present it in a manner that is understandable for analysts and business decision-makers to understand. The same report states that the increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses who lack their own dedicated IT departments could increase the employment prospects of DBAs as well. The Labor Bureau also predicts a favorable job market that will see database administrators in high demand, with some firms finding it difficult to find qualified workers. Applicants who have experience with the latest database administration technology and techniques will face the best prospects. Database theory, design, queries, and structured query language are important competencies to have. What does a database administrator do? Being a DBA involves managing and maintaining complex databases and other software. Almost all businesses rely on one or more databases to manage and keep track of their commerce and other activities. According to CTS, today’s DBA duties depends on where he or she is in terms of professional level: “Senior DBAs often act as system architects, envisioning the combination of hardware and software required to meet an employer's needs. Mid-tier DBAs often partner with project teams tasked with digging into complex data for insight into company operations. Entry-level DBAs handle routine chores like archiving, optimizing and backing up large database storage volumes.”2 Database administration is a rewarding field but it takes a good amount of training to perform effectively. It's a great time to ensure your DBA skills are up to date, while expanding your skill set. Oracle Database training from Oracle University: Helps you learn the ins and outs of Oracle Database development Teaches you the skills you need to install, configure, design and troubleshoot database systems Demonstrates how you can help your company take full advantage of Oracle Database systems Check out available Oracle Database training today. 1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm#tab-6 2https://www.computertrainingschools.com/database-administration-training/#DA

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Database Developer Salaries Are Rising! Learn SQL & PL/SQL Now

The Job market and employment trends are always changing. Learn about newly trending developer application positions and needed in-demand skills to help you know how you can advance in your career or position yourself for a new job. In a recent Information Management article, “15 top paying applications development jobs for 2019,” David Weldon talks about top application technology jobs that run upwards of $200K per year based on information posted in the Robert Half Technology has published its 2019 Technology Salary Guide,  Mobile applications developer - $119,500 - $204,250 Applications architect - $112,250 - $192,500 Manager, application development - $106,250 - $183,250 Lead applications developer - $104,000 - $178,000 ERP technical developer - $95,750 - $162,000 Cloud computing analyst - $75,500 - $159,500 Project manager, application development - $93,000 - $157,500 ERP technical/ functional analyst - $91,000 - $155,000 CRM technical developer - $89,750 - $152,000 Developer/programmer analyst - $87,000 - $148,500 ERP business analyst - $84,250 - $144,250 CRM business analyst - $80,750 - $137,250 Business systems analyst - $78,750 - $136,000 Systems analyst - $77,000 - $131,500 Technical writer - $55,500 - $94,000 The 2018 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals by Robert Half reports salary information indicates that developer salaries are rising. “In today’s talent-short market, businesses are finding ways to consolidate technology-related skills and responsibilities. In some cases, two roles are being merged into one. This comes in reaction to the level of skill available in the market and the need for a greater sense of mindfulness regarding the ‘must-have’ requirements for a technology-facing role. Likewise, highly experienced professionals are in such short supply that it’s become common practice to seek those with low- to mid-level experience in order to develop the expertise in-house." Here are some salary ranges as identified by Robert Half: 2018 Applications Developer Salary Ranges for North America Development Manager: $108,800 - $228,900 Applications Developer: $52,300 - $121,000 Sounds like a promising time to become an Oracle Database application developer! To pursue this financially promising career, it's essential to learn the fundamentals of both SQL (Structured Query Language) and PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language). Learning SQL allows you to select and direct sets of data for user needs To create applications, it's important to learn PL/SQL SQL empowers you to apply queries to manage the database in a simplified way PL/SQL offers up-to-date features like exception handling, data encapsulation, overloading, and collection types PL/SQL also offers access to SQL, integration with Oracle serve,r and tools and security features Whether you're working on premise or in the cloud, Oracle University offers a wide range of of SQL and PL/SQL courses to help you become a skilled database developer for the Oracle Database 12c R2. If you're a beginner, these courses help you understand the basic concepts of these languages. If you're more experienced, you can benefit from learning advanced topics to further expand your skill set. These newly released Oracle courses are also listed as recommended courses for Oracle Database application certifications: Oracle Database developer courses: Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL Ed 2 Oracle Database: PL/SQL Fundamentals Ed 2 Oracle Database: SQL and PL/SQL Fundamentals Ed 2 Oracle Database: PL/SQL Fundamentals Oracle Database: Develop PL/SQL Program Units Ed 2 Introduction to SQL/PLSQL Accelerated Ed 2 Oracle Database developer certifications: Oracle Database SQL Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL Oracle Database: Advanced PL/SQL

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Learning Hyperion and Essbase – the Digital Way

What makes Essbase OLAP (online analytical processing) so good for business analysis, and what’s the best way to learn about it? Written by Elspeth Payne, Principal Product Curriculum Manager Essbase makes it relatively easy to track trends and inconsistencies. One way to look at it is to imagine a stop sign – an octagon. Each side has a dimension such as account, time, year, scenario (calculation), version, etc. Where they meet in the middle identifies the data you get. Planning has a 6-20 “side” range. Hyperion Financial Management has been expanded from ten to an unlimited number of “sides”. People who work in finance are accustomed to pivot tables. Pivot tables are arguably the most powerful and useful tool in Microsoft Excel, allowing you to summarize large amounts of data into a meaningful report.  A pivot table summarizes data from another table by applying operations like grouping then averaging or summing its data. A pivot table is more dynamic than a cross tab or contingency table. A pivot can have operations performed on it where a contingency table is static. These are sometimes seen as simplifications of a more complete and complex OLAP concept. You can pull data from Essbase very similarly to a pivot table, but you have the option of asking much more from your data. Exploring how Essbase can be applied is just one of the areas you can dive into through Oracle University's new digital learning solution. Subscribe to continuous Hyperion and Essbase Learning Oracle University now offers a Hyperion and Essbase Learning Subscription that gives you one year of access to continuously updated training on numerous topics, including: Installation and Configuration Hyperion Planning Hyperion Financial Reporting Essbase And more Hyperion and Essbase Training Access all of our recorded course content for the price of a couple of instructor-led courses, any time. View regularly updated features and recordings, in addition to in-depth digital course content. This subscription is launching with content that maps to several learning paths. We will add to this learning subscription quickly to ensure it's robust and easy-to-use. Topics are mostly recorded by expert instructors, giving you access to polished, professional instruction you expect from Oracle University. The lessons are organized by learning path and are searchable by your job role. You can tackle your problem du jour anytime, from anywhere. Take advantage of practice labs and skill checks, and feel free to send questions directly to instructors via email. You can expect an answer within one to two days. For instant problem solving, quickly search for the problem you’re trying to solve within the subscription – write a calculation script, prepare an Essbase function – without having to wait for a specific class date to roll around. Working with Hyperion and Essbase “People fear change and love spreadsheets.” – Eleanor Salerno, Oracle University Senior Principal Instructor I was chatting with Eleanor Salerno, an OU Senior Principal Instructor and Hyperion/Essbase guru. She reminisced about her work with Essbase before she came to Oracle, when she worked for a major beverage company. Back in the early 2000s, when modern, complex data analysis tools were just gaining traction in business, they used Essbase as a sales database, but it wasn’t limited to just dollar value data.  It was capable of managing 30-period rolling data spanning 2.5 years. One year they realized they had made a lot of money in a month when they never had before. They were able to analyze where and when the revenue had spiked and which products were involved. T hey could look at how many cases per day were moving out of certain warehouses, analyze sales and distribution patterns, look at maintenance and logistics – even evaluate a safety file once a month that tracked accidents, eliminating a month of spreadsheet development. They realized that a large event had moved to that month and had affected their sales significantly. They were able to calculate how much temporary help they needed in the months beforehand to prepare for the next year’s spike. Now, upgrades allow text lists and text or date values as part of the analysis, making Essbase even more flexible and discerning. We recognize that some customers are migrating to Oracle EPM Cloud, but many are not and we continue to serve our on-premises users. We look for features you may not know you have available, functions that can make your business analysis easier and more powerful, and record them as special topics.  Above all, if you have suggestions or a wish list, please let us know in the comments below. We appreciate your input and will do our best to meet your needs. Preview the Hyperion and Essbase Learning Subscription >

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Are You Up for the Oracle University Zip Labs Challenge at Code One?

In a few weeks, at Code One in San Francisco, California at the Moscone West Center, we invite you to join us at the Oracle University Zip Labs Challenge Booth. Compete to win a prize on the following days: Monday, October 22nd –  9:00 am through 4:30pm (2nd floor) Tuesday, October 23rd – 9:00 am through 4:30pm (2nd floor) Wednesday, October 24th – 9:00 am through 4:30pm (2nd floor) What is the Oracle University Zip Labs Challenge? The Oracle University Zip Labs Challenge is a collection of 10-20 minute labs. Zip Labs guide you through a sequence of steps to accomplish a specific task within the Oracle Cloud Platform. Experience new Oracle technology by participating in any of the following labs: Virtual Machines: Creating a VM in OCI Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW): Provisioning, Connecting to SQL, Machine Learning Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP): Provisioning, Connecting to SQL, Scaling Great Technology. Great Learning. Great Prizes. Work through labs developed by product experts. As you complete labs and related quizzes to test your knowledge, you’ll earn points to boost your leader board standing. Climb higher on the leader board throughout the day as you compete with other contestants. At the end of each day, the top five winners receive a fabulous prize.  Head to the 2nd floor of Moscone West to take on the Oracle University Zip Labs Challenge. Drop by to showcase your skills, learn something new, and satisfy your curiosity. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Take Advantage of Dynamic and Self-Directed Java SE Learning Content

The Java programming language has been around for a while now, but remains the world’s number-one programming language for developing applications across conventional and cloud environments. Java provides the basis for enterprise applications on a wide range of devices and platforms. This means that Java is, of course, everywhere. When you shop online, when you use your cell phone, when you access corporate applications, Java is likely to be doing its work. And Java is changing quickly these days, with new releases of the Standard Edition coming out every few months. With Oracle University’s Java Programming Learning Subscription, you and your team members can benefit from multiple training areas incorporated within this comprehensive, online learning subscription. You’ll be able to access online tutorial content – for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced SE 7 and SE 8 programmers to those wanting to explore the capabilities of SE 10 and beyond– and anyone who needs to learn skills like performance tuning or how to effectively use Lambda expressions. “Millions of people learn Java each year, so a Java Programming Learning Subscription makes sense,” says Glenn Maslen, Senior Manager, Curriculum Product Management, Oracle University. “With learning subscriptions, Oracle University makes all of our expert training content available in a convenient package. A big added benefit is that the subscription isn’t static – we continue to add new content all the time. So you’ll see new topics offered within the subscription after new Java releases come along.” “You can access the content anywhere you can use a web browser,” he adds. “Many of the courses in the subscription are our Training On Demand titles, with video lectures and hands-on exercises. The learning subscription format also provides regular skill checks where you can test your knowledge and track your progress through a learning path. Then, when you’re ready, you can register for certification exams, right from within the subscription.” “A big added benefit is that the subscription isn’t static – we continue to add new content all the time.” The subscription includes individual courses and exercises that cover specific tasks, plus certification exams that validate the skills you acquire. Designed to fit the needs of a wide range of people, including those who need to learn Java from scratch, the subscription includes training on the language’s basic concepts. Also, programmers who have learned a bit about Java, for example, from Oracle’s MOOCs, can round out their skills. Right now, Java SE 7, SE 8  and SE 10 topics are included in the subscription, with Java 11 content coming very soon. Topics include: How to program using the Java Standard Edition Using interfaces and Lambda expressions Connecting to databases with JDBC Building multi-threaded applications There are cloud-related topics, too, for people looking to work in a cloud environment. You’ll also learn how to use the Java Mission Control and Flight Recorder tools to perform profiling and troubleshooting. Certification Exams Included with this Subscription Gain professional recognition for your expertise with an Oracle certification. This learning subscription provides you with one attempt at the following Oracle certification exams, at no additional charge, during the subscription period. Pass the exams for Java SE 8 and earn the corresponding Oracle certifications. Java SE 8 Programmer I (exam 1Z0-808) Java SE 8 Programmer II (exam 1Z0-809) You will also enjoy much more content on new Java releases, for both novices and experienced programmers, coming in the months ahead. It’s worth checking out the Java Programming Learning Subscription, where you will find engaging topics that teach you Java programming skills and keep you engaged as new topics are added.

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10 Things to Know about Guided Learning for End User Adoption

This post has been updated in October 2018 to include product updates for the Guided Learning Solution. End user adoption is the primary determinant of success for any cloud implementation.  If users do not know how to properly use the enterprise applications or the business processes they were designed to support, they will never realize the value of their investment. This lack of understanding makes it difficult to remain competitive in the marketplace. When an organization invests in new cloud technology to add efficiency, manage data and control costs, growing the team’s expertise with real-time training can help maximize business results attributed to that cloud implementation. Consider the implementation challenges many organizations face, listed below. Cloud Implementation Challenges • A key reason cloud implementations fail has to do with user adoption • Covering a large number of widely distributed end users is complex • Modular product releases on the cloud creates a need for an adaptive learning solution • Traditional learning is disconnected from the actual products • User training on version changes is complex and requires a lot of effort • No way to integrate organization policies; need management communication To help overcome these implementation challenges, Oracle University offers a customized, scalable solution to impact and train any number of users, in any location. The Guided Learning Solution provides in-application guidance that lets users learn by doing and accelerate adoption. Review the following aspects of this solution as you evaluate how embedded learning could benefit your organization: 1. What is Guided Learning? An embedded learning solution inside the actual live application that gives you continuous access to learning Includes coverage for standard and custom work flows and is available for all user roles Features customizable pop-ups that can be displayed to reinforce training for new users; can highlight significant updates, including process changes 2. Why should you use Guided Learning? You can activate a large number of end users in different roles during a cloud deployment Enable just-in-time, context-sensitive learning that's personalized for your organization Incorporate company-specific customization as blended learning Enable rapid learning across a distributed workforce Embed company policies, personalized videos and contextual training as part of the product to encourage user awareness Get automatic updates with new releases 3. When can you use Guided Learning? Early on during your cloud deployment to encourage and support end user adoption Post implementation for business user roll out 4. Who will use Guided Learning? Functional leads – communicating the policies, vision and core process compliance and process owners and communicating change Cross functional teams – get contextual training for role-based process flows End users - process training and adoption Power users - become familiar with the process IT teams – for overall success of the cloud projects, teaming up with OEM, SI, OU (product, technical implementation, user roll out) 5. Where can Guided Learning be used? This comprehensive blended training solution can be used within existing and new cloud deployments to encourage adoption. SAAS deployments: HCM Cloud Talen Management Cloud Financials Cloud Procurement Cloud Sales/Engagement Cloud Supply Chain Management Cloud CPQ Cloud Project Management Cloud 6. Can you customize the process flows? Yes, we can work with customers to understand the process flow changes and customize accordingly within the product. 7. How are change requests managed? Every product release includes considerable process flows changes. This will be managed by working with the customer implementation team. 8. Who will maintain the solution? Currently will be developed and maintained by Oracle University New Content developed and maintained by Oracle University 9. Can the platform be used to train power and IT users? Guided Learning can be customized to contain any of your unique company specifications within the application, to train multiple job role areas. For employees who need additional training, we can provide a blended solution for customers to train the IT, power, end and functional users. 10. What are the pricing inputs? Please contact the education sales representative at your region for the exact pricing and inputs. Guided Learning Starter Pack: Free initial flows in-application to try Guided Learning for 30 days Standard Guided Learning Flows  Custom flow is priced (per flow) for development Custom flow annual maintenance flows developed and subsequently maintained  Oracle University provides subscription based learning to help professionals learn anytime, anywhere. Enjoy flexible learning, with hands-on labs included, while encouraging user adoption. Follow these Next Steps to Learn More > Request a Guided Learning Starter Pack to try this solution for FREE > Explore Cloud Learning with END USER adoption > Get more information about the Guided Learning solution

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How to Excel in Enterprise Performance Management

Oracle University’s Cloud training is at the forefront of modern education, enabling you to rapidly master the emerging technology platforms and services which are critical to meet the business challenges of tomorrow. To gain the crucial edge over the competition, today’s business leaders need to closely monitor their organization’s performance and recommend direction using informed decision-making and fact-based planning. Agility here is key; there is simply no time for disparate spreadsheets and manual processes across numerous departments. Organizations must instead leverage automated, collaborative processes – and many are turning to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud in order to: Drive agile plans across finance and lines of business Rapidly analyze profitability and cost management Accelerate the financial close And more.... Learn to boost EPM value Whether or not your company gets the fastest and best business value from your technology investment depends almost entirely on your staff’s knowledge of the product. It is therefore vital to your company’s competitiveness to ensure that all your teams – functional and technical – get the right training at the right time. Oracle University is dedicated to helping you fulfill your business objectives, and has created a variety of learning programs across the full range of Oracle EPM Cloud products to drive your performance management success. In addition to world-renowned classroom-based courses and Training On Demand, Oracle University offers a state-of-the-art digital learning solution which is highly suited for the SaaS environment – the Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription. Flexible learning supports agility The Oracle EPM Cloud Learning Subscription gives you a full 12 months access to a wealth of online training videos covering the entire Oracle EPM Cloud portfolio. The format enables you to learn: By your job role or by technical topic Anytime and anywhere As much, as often, and as long as you need The training content is easily searchable. It is continually updated with the release of new Oracle EPM Cloud product features, ensuring that you always have immediate access to the most up-to-date knowledge. In addition to providing online video content, the Oracle EPM Cloud Learning Subscription is a comprehensive educational tool that enables you to: Practice your learning with hands-on lab environments Test your knowledge with skills assessments Follow your training success through individual and company progress reports Learn interactively by asking an instructor or by connecting with other industry professionals through Oracle Cloud Customer Connect Whether you are an implementer, consultant, system administrator, functional leader, project team member, or super-user – the Oracle EPM Cloud Learning Subscription gives you everything you need to support your business before, during, and after your implementation. At Oracle University, we believe that excellence in enterprise performance begins with excellence in employee performance. Reach your peak with an Oracle Cloud education. Take a look at the recent webcast on Oracle EPM Cloud Training to learn more about Oracle Cloud enablement. About the webcast presenter As an Oracle University Enterprise Learning Strategist, D.J. Hoelscher is an adviser for training solutions to ensure full enterprise excellence in using Oracle's applications. He has been working with Oracle products and education for almost 10 years, and, with a comprehensive understanding of the full Oracle Product Suite, has been a trusted adviser to thousands of Oracle customers for their training needs. Hoelscher’s experience covers education planning, project team, IT, and end user training, custom training solutions and development, education delivery, product implementations, custom development, project management, and solution architecture.

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Why Digital Learning Must Be a Priority for All IT Professionals

No other industry undergoes change as quickly and as often as IT - nor has as much impact on our personal and professional lives. While progressions in other support functions such as finance and HR can offer greater efficiencies for businesses, advances in IT can change the very nature of business itself - and, indeed, our lifestyles. AI, big data, cloud computing, blockchain, database automation; innovations in IT are coming thick and fast, and all across the technology stack. How can today’s IT professionals keep pace with an industry in a state of perpetual evolution? The time for IT learning is always now Not only are there more technologies to learn, more quickly, but in today’s fast-paced and always-on business world it is increasingly difficult to find the necessary time to keep skills up-to-date. Developing and maintaining existing systems, managing new projects, IT planning, implementations, upgrades, optimizations - not to mention all the day-to-day tasks in between - combine to overwhelm today’s IT workers and keep them from engaging in dedicated learning time. Yet each day that you are not learning about the latest technologies is a day when your knowledge and skills become more obsolete. Your market value and career prospects are inextricably linked to your ability to keep up with the latest technologies. Whatever you are working on right now, make sure you’re working on your knowledge development. The classroom no longer cuts it for IT Traditional classroom-based training has many benefits, but it is not suited for a paradigm of continual learning or for the busy working schedules of today’s IT employees. Classroom learning sometimes needs to be scheduled months in advance depending on course availability and employee working priorities. Also, group training sessions run at a set pace which is unlikely to be the optimum learning speed for you. Many parts of the course may not even be relevant to your specific job role in your organization. With business and IT needs rapidly changing, can you be sure that you will use all your classroom training immediately after the course delivery? Will you need to refresh some learning in the near future - for example, immediately before implementations and upgrades or when solving an emerging business issue? The limitations of one-off group classroom learning make it highly impractical for many IT professionals today. Digital learning for the digital age Digital training is rapidly gaining in popularity as it is ideally suited to meeting the continual learning needs of time-pressed IT staff. It allows you to learn Only what you need, when you need it - without having to sit through an entire course or spend time traveling offsite to do so At your own pace - pause and repeat segments as often as you need On your own schedule - take your training in chunks and spread it over several days or weeks as your work calendar allows An increasingly significant advantage of digital learning is its location flexibility. Learn from the comfort of your desk, staff training room, or home office. Perhaps you’re frequently on the move, traveling between business locations or client project sites? Or how about on your daily commute? Wherever you are, your opportunity for digital learning is right there with you. Subscribing to the new paradigm To help you on your journey to excellence, Oracle University’s Learning Subscriptions offer the latest in digital training to meet all your learning requirements. Providing year-round access to high quality content delivered by Oracle experts, the subscription format is an extremely cost-efficient way for you to learn whenever and wherever you need. With structured programs designed for your specific job role or IT function, Oracle Learning Subscriptions are continually updated as the technologies evolve, ensuring you are always among the first to learn and apply the latest Oracle features and functionality. Furthermore, the always-available, highly-searchable HD videos are an ideal solution when you need that quick refresher or to dip into learning content to solve an immediate business problem. Take a closer look at Oracle University’s Technology Learning Subscriptions for the latest range of product, solution and industry training Cloud Learning Subscriptions for all things Oracle SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS The speed and breadth of IT innovation are only set to increase. Digital learning offers the only practical way for IT pros to stay on top of emerging technologies. Treat yourself to a continual education with Oracle Learning Subscriptions.

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Make the Most of FREE Training Opportunities at Oracle OpenWorld, October 22-25, 2018

They say luck can sometimes be defined as the moment when preparation meets opportunity. For IT professionals building the stepping stones of their career, Oracle OpenWorld is the one place where they can find both. On the one hand there’s the event itself – a unique opportunity to network with industry thought leaders and uncover exciting paths in your professional development – and on the other, there’s the training component – a chance to prepare yourself for your next challenge through Oracle training and certification. And because nothing says training quite like Oracle University, here’s a sneak peek into what we have planned for you. Explore in-depth product training during Deep Dive Sessions Oracle’s training division is preparing for another great turnout at OpenWorld this year by offering FREE dedicated deep-dive sessions for all participants who want to connect, learn, and prepare themselves for a successful career journey in IT. During each four-hour session, expert instructors will lead in-depth, immersive training experiences to help you develop in-demand technical skills using the latest technologies. One of the deep dive highlights is the Java Secure Coding Best Practices session, led by one of Oracle’s top Java instructors - Joe Boulenouar. If you’re thinking about signing up, preview all of the deep dives you can add to your schedule. Save your seat today and stay tuned with upcoming announcements on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Meet us at the Oracle Stars Bar If you’re looking for a chance to get in touch with Oracle’s industry experts, the Stars Bar is the perfect place to network and get information from the source. This is where you’ll find support experts across Oracle’s product portfolio and learn about the latest features designed to accelerate your success. Interested in other Oracle University activities at OpenWorld? Here is a sneak peek into where you can find us at the event. Don't miss all of these opportunities to empower your IT career. We look forward to seeing you at OpenWorld 2018 on October 22-25th! About Joe Boulenouar, Instructor and OpenWorld Session Leader Joe Boulenouar holds advanced graduate degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. As a senior Technical Specialist with Sun Microsystems, Joe has expertise in Java technology, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) technology, SOA, Web services, and the Sun Java middleware products, and has trained many companies in their use. Joe has also architected and designed many Java EE applications for Sun clients. While at Sun, he won numerous awards including Technical Specialist of the Year, and STARS. He is active in the fields of Distributed Systems and Artificial Intelligence and has numerous publications in his fields of research.

They say luck can sometimes be defined as the moment when preparation meets opportunity. For IT professionals building the stepping stones of their career, Oracle OpenWorld is the one place where they...

How Can Finance Departments Ensure Fast & Smooth Adoption of New Cloud Technologies?

The efficiency and effectiveness of the finance department is extremely important to global organizations. In the fast-paced business world, companies must maintain competitiveness by reducing costs, streamlining and automating financial processes, and enhancing operational and strategic decision making through timely and accurate financial data – available anytime and anywhere. To experience the best financial results from your technology investment, it is vital to ensure a fast and smooth adoption - by your technology and functional teams, as well as by your end-user community. Cloud Enablement Training Will Ease Your Transition To avoid unnecessary costs and lost of competitiveness while transitioning to your new platform, it's crucial to invest in cloud enablement training. In the evolving world of technology platforms and services, Oracle University’s Cloud training is at the apex of modern learning - providing you with the expert knowledge you need to meet these kinds of business challenges.  Oracle University provides you with everything your organization needs to excel with Oracle Financials Cloud, no matter the employee’s role or how often he or she will be using the system. Let's dive into two of Oracle University's learning methods designed to enable your Oracle Financials Cloud success. Oracle Financials Cloud Learning Subscriptions are an effective way to prepare your project teams for implementation, ensuring their knowledge stays current throughout the application life cycle. Whether you are an implementer, a functional or technical leader, a system or service administrator, or a super-user, Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions enable you to learn by job role, or by module capability, with year-round 24/7 access to high-quality training content. Oracle Guided Learning sits directly on top of your application. It provides role-based learning directly at the point of use, acting as an always-available guide to walk users through each process step, i.e. processing an invoice or setting up a line of credit.    It delivers context-sensitive, just-in-time training that ensures all your users hit the ground running and never get stuck on a task. Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions and Oracle Guided Learning have been specifically designed to accelerate your technology adoption, and ensure that your finance department always operates at the very peak of competitiveness. Cloud Enablement Training through Oracle University To learn more about Oracle University’s approach to cloud enablement, check out our recent webcast on Oracle Financials Cloud Training. About the Webinar Presenter Paul Scott originally joined Oracle Consulting in 1997 as an implementation consultant focusing on implementing the primary financial and procurement applications including data conversions and report development. In 2000, Paul moved to Oracle University as an instructor and taught the same applications he implemented. In 2001, he joined the eBusiness Curriculum Solutions group as part of the Instructor Center of Excellence (ICE) team, and participated in the planning and development efforts that revamped the curriculum strategy to the current model that is used today. Since 2006, Paul has continued with Oracle University as a Principal Sales Consultant. Although his specialty is curriculum related to eBusiness Suite, his knowledge expands across all of the applications footprints. Learn more about Oracle University cloud training solutions.

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September Highlights - Oracle University Courses & Certifications

As we welcome the beginning of summer fading into fall, Oracle University welcomes new and exciting changes. We launched our new online store this month, along with new training and certification offerings. Our team of Oracle product experts continuously evolves our online and classroom training courses right alongside our products - and September is no exception. Need Real-Time Digital Training with Each Product Release? Meet the Oracle Learning Subscription. Your subscription combines technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one easy solution, for one year.  Stay up-to-date with each product release in real-time. Training content is continuously added to your subscription throughout the year. Preview now! Java Programming Learning Subscription – NEW - with Java 11 content available PeopleSoft Applications Subscription – with new content and certification added PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription – with new content added Unlimited Product Learning Subscription - Best Value Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments. The September Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Unified Directory 12c: Administration Ed 1 Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Fundamentals for Oracle Ed 2 Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c for Developers Ed 1 UNIX and Linux Essentials Ed 2 Oracle Database 18c: Backup and Recovery Workshop Ed 1 Oracle Database 18c: High Availability New Features Ed 1 Oracle Database 12c R2: SQL Workshop I Ed 2 TOD Oracle Agile 9.3.x Product Quality Management Ed 1 TOD SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications Ed 2 Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts Ed 2 Java SE: Programming I Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Browse our new, modernized Certification web store to quickly purchase vouchers and register for exams. The Oracle Certification web pages within the Oracle University web store have moved to the Oracle Commerce Cloud (OCC) platform. OCC is a modern SaaS solution designed to ignite business innovation and rapid growth for online businesses. The solution emphasizes simplicity, allowing online businesses to quickly launch feature-rich, responsive storefronts across all devices.  Oracle Database Certifications: Access New Tools As Oracle Certification offerings have grown and expanded, we now offer more certifications to serve more technologies. While expanding the breadth and depth of the program has benefited candidates, it may have also caused some confusion for candidates concerning our core technologies. Oracle Database Certification candidates now have access to step-by-step help when choosing the right certification. New Oracle Certification Releases Oracle Certified Professional , Java EE 7 Application Developer Certification If you create web-based user interfaces using JavaScript along with JSPs, JSFs, servlets and handle business logic, you will want to pursue this certification, Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer by taking the Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900 exam. Please note that the Oracle Certification team streamlined the certification content in this certification path by removing prerequisites that may have been a barrier to you pursuing this certification in the past. Increase your chances of passing your exam by purchasing the best test prep on the market, straight from Oracle University. Preview the Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Java EE 7 Application Developer to see how it will boost your confidence so you feel ready on exam day. MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator Certification MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and top companies need skilled database administrators. Earning this certification should be on your radar! Become an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator by taking the MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | 1Z0-888 exam. Earning this credential gives top companies reason to have more confidence in your abilities and trust you to administer their databases to keep their business running smoothly. Check out the updated MySQL Learning Subscription for training and certification offered in one convenient product. While September is full of new releases, the past few months at Oracle University have also been action-packed. Lean more about new training and certification offerings that have recently become available: August Highlights Blog July Highlights Blog

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Improve Performance through Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Training

“Oracle is a leader in the Data Integration market and the Data Integration solutions provide continuous access to timely, trusted, and heterogeneous data across the enterprise to support both analytical and operational data integration".1 Capabilities within Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition 12c include: Superior productivity with a new flow-based declarative user interface. The enhanced user experience is simple yet powerful and comprehensive; the ability to seamlessly reuse mapping logic speeds up development and overall time to solution Improved parallelism functionality increases Oracle Data Integrator’s already high performance architecture High performance E-LT capabilities integrated with Oracle GoldenGate to enable faster and more efficient loading and transformation of real-time data into a data warehouse or Big Data system. Customers can now easily configure and deploy real-time data warehousing solutions without impacting source systems or batch window dependencies.” [1] Oracle Data Integrator is an all-inclusive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven integration processes and SOA-enabled data services. Oracle Data Integrator's Extract, Load, Transform (E-LT) architecture leverages disparate RDBMS engines to process and transform the data.                        Take Oracle Data Integrator 12c Training Learn how this technology helps you learn how to optimize performance, scalability and lower overall solution costs. Oracle University has just released the Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration course. Taking this course will teach you how to centralize data across databases using your new skills to perform data integration, design ODI Mappings, and set up ODI security. In addition, Oracle Data Integrator can interact with the various tools of the Hadoop ecosystem (such as Hive, Hbase, HDFS, Oozie, etc), allowing administrators and data scientists to farm out map-reduce operations from established relational databases to Hadoop. They can also read back into the relational world the results of complex Big Data analysis for further processing. This course was created by in-house experts who can help you learn about all the administrative capabilities available in Oracle Data Integrator 12c. Discover how you can expand your skills and empower your organization to make the most of its data with the Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration course. [1] Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition  

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Maximize Your Business Outcomes with Oracle Database 18c [Webinar]

Over successive database releases, Oracle has introduced innovative features that have helped administrators deliver a superior level of service to their end users. Now, with its latest generation, Oracle Database 18c, you are able to evolve your database, both on premises and in the Cloud, whilst meeting your business and cost control objectives. But with database technology moving forward in such giant leaps, you might wonder how you can take full advantage of these technical advances. To help you stay ahead of the curve, Darron Knox, VP Oracle University, has joined forces with Willie Hardie, VP Oracle Database Product Management, to host an exclusive live webinar to offer you key takeaways for getting incremental value from Oracle Database 18c for your business. Join this open conversation on September 18th at 8:00 AM PDT to gain insight about the direction of the Oracle Database, straight from the source. Key talking points: New release and update model for the Oracle Database Maximizing your investment in Oracle Database 18c The Autonomous Database Cloud explained Register for this webinar today! Learn how to maximize your business outcomes with Oracle Database 18c. Speakers Willie Hardie Vice President Oracle Database Product Management Willie Hardie has been in IT for more than 30 years, and has specialized in relational database technologies for more than 25 years. He has worked with Oracle Database since version 5, and is a regular speaker at Oracle Events and User Group Conferences. Darron Knox Vice President Oracle University Darron Knox is responsible for Oracle's technical training services group (Oracle University), focusing on enabling customers and partners to get the most utility from Oracle's technologies. His team is specifically focused on training customers and partners on Oracle's on premises solutions, in addition to training for Oracle's industry vertical solutions, and programming languages like Java, SQL and PL/SQL.

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Introducing the NEW Oracle University Web Store! Enjoy Simplified Navigation, One-Page Checkout and More

The global Oracle University team is proud to bring you a new and improved online web store. We are excited to move to the powerful Oracle Commerce Cloud Platform. Explore the new store now! This powerful technology "provides out-of-the-box features that let companies quickly customize their sites, manage inventory, and show relevant content to shoppers, no matter what device they are using." Simplified navigation and a streamlined, one-page checkout are two of the many improvements you'll experience and enjoy as you browse. Our curriculum, business, design and development teams worked together to deliver a fresh, modern online experience. As you navigate the new online store, you'll find relevant Oracle training and certification even quicker than before, regardless of the device you're using to browse. Enjoy simplified, more intuitive navigation to locate the courses and certifications that will modernize your skill set, boost your productivity and validate your expertise.     Utilize quick filtering to drill down to the specific product you're looking for within seconds. You'll find our product catalog easier to explore within the new online store.   Get what you need and be on your way with a new and improved one-page checkout. Experience flexible, responsive design that delivers a seamless online experience, regardless of the device you're using.      Take advantage of powerful search capabilities to find what you need from anywhere within the store. Sort by product category, training format, certification level and more. We're excited to deliver these new, modern features to our customers through this revamped web store, but rest assured that we'll keep evolving. Our global team strives to offer you the highest quality Oracle training and certification products through a comprehensive and easy-to-use online web store. We invite you to explore the new store and let us know what you think in the comments below. We value and appreciate your feedback! Explore the new store now!

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Discover Cloud Learning and Development Opportunities at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Written by: Lauren Gelfound, Sr. Marketing Manager, Oracle University In the 'Age of Cloud,' Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies and is the gold-standard of technology user conferences in the industry today. This enormous convergence of leading technologists and subject matter experts creates an experience that cannot be matched anywhere else. At the intersection of today’s most trusted products and tomorrow’s cutting edge technologies, Oracle OpenWorld 2018 stands poised and ready to provide the most unique event to date. So what can you expect this year? A portfolio of keynotes, cloud product demos, and collective learning sessions that will excite and amaze, YES! But what you will also get is a free-flowing forum for new ideas, inspiration, and a new climate for learning and professional development. Because at the very heart of Oracle OpenWorld, it is the people that set this event apart from the rest. This year, Oracle OpenWorld will leave you with a deeper understanding of not only the products themselves, but of your place, and your potential, in this ever-changing industry. To accomplish this objective, Oracle OpenWorld partnered with its premier Oracle training organization, Oracle University, to develop a series of “DEEP DIVE” training sessions throughout the week. Led by the expert Oracle instructors, these deep dive sessions will allow students attending Oracle OpenWorld to immerse themselves in popular topics relevant to both technical administrators and implementers. Take a look at these FREE topic sessions offered to Oracle OpenWorld attendees: Deep Dive: Application Integration on Oracle Cloud Deep Dive: HCM Cloud: Getting Started with the New Onboarding Experience Deep Dive: Big Data and Big Data Cloud Service: Run your big data workload from anywhere with ease of access to your data with Big Data SQL and SQL Developer Deep Dive: An Introduction to Workflow Approval Processes in Financials Cloud Deep Dive: Oracle Database 18c New Features: Continuing Database Innovations Deep Dive: Java Secure Coding Best Practices Registration for these sessions is extremely limited and seats will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. If you are planning to make Oracle OpenWorld 2018 part of your plan this October, make sure you leverage all that is offered. Make training part of your Oracle OpenWorld plan. Still need to register? Don't miss the cloud business and technology event of the year!  Register now!

Written by: Lauren Gelfound, Sr. Marketing Manager, Oracle University In the 'Age of Cloud,' Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies and is the gold-standard of technology...

Empower End User Adoption and Accelerate Your Supply Chain with Oracle SCM Cloud Training

In today’s fast-paced and tightly integrated business world, each and every delay in the supply chain creates knock-on effects which can end up seriously disrupting your operational success, impacting your bottom line.  To minimize delays and other hiccups, many companies are turning to advanced platforms such as Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud to streamline and automate processes. With these platforms and services implementations comes a new way of working, new skills to learn, and new processes to master to reap the full dividends of the latest technologies. Unless all technical and functional employees who interact with your new system are properly trained, small mistakes can sometimes also have widespread knock-on effects, causing delays and confusion further down the line. For example, if your implementation project team is not fully versed in the system’s capabilities, this can lead to kick-off delays, and result in a deployment which is not fully optimized for your specific business processes. Similarly, if your end users are unfamiliar with a particular new process step, supply chain targets can be missed, costs increased, and reporting data skewed. How can you ensure smooth implementation and adoption? To minimize delays in both the technical deployment and future supply chain operations, staff training must be at the heart of your technology project. But with your diverse and multi-functional employees requiring different training at different times and frequencies, how can you ensure everyone gets the training they need? Oracle University's Cloud training is at the forefront of modern learning, helping you excel in a world of rapidly fluctuating technology platforms and services. Oracle has developed a range of learning programs suited to individual job roles throughout the whole Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud lifecycle. From system integrators, technical professionals, and administrators right through to your end user community, Oracle University training ensures that each staff member hits the ground running and maximizes the productivity of your supply chain. Oracle University courses are delivered in different modalities to suit the learning styles and time constraints of your individual employees. Some staff may learn best in a face-to-face group training environment away from the office Others prefer learning through digital courses in shorter chunks Still others need ad hoc knowledge refreshment directly at the point of use; for example, when setting up an inventory item Take the Best Cloud Computing Courses Online In addition to Oracle University classroom-based courses, Live Virtual Classes and Training On Demand, Oracle offers two digital learning solutions designed to support and ensure an optimized, problem-free cloud deployment - with rapid user adoption: Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions and Oracle Guided Learning. Evolve Your Skills with Each Release through Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions These subscriptions provide year-round access to a vast range of high-quality video content, targeted towards your system integrators, project team members, power users, and system administrators who need to understand everything there is to know about Oracle SCM Cloud. The learning subscription format provides your functional and technical leaders with the flexibility to learn at a time and place of their choosing, repeat courses as needed, schedule lab environments, and interact with Oracle instructors. For professionals requiring accreditation, the cloud learning subscription also includes one free certification exam voucher. When you're ready, you can take and pass one of many Oracle Cloud Certification exams to prove you have expertise that's in demand. Learn How to Use Oracle SCM Applications through Embedded Guided Learning As an always-available educational tool that sits directly in your Oracle SCM Cloud application, Oracle Guided Learning provides just-in-time support to your end users during each process step. Because employees learn at the point of use, Oracle Guided Learning significantly accelerates adoption and is ideal for bringing large numbers of users across different supply chain departments rapidly up to speed. Guided Learning is also beneficial for user acceptance testing, new hire onboarding, and for those employees who may only use the system periodically. As a fully-embedded learning coach, it ensures that all your users are productive from go-live, that they never get stuck on a task, and that your business-critical supply chain never stops. To learn more about how Oracle University learning solution can maximize your technology investment, check out our webcast replay on Supply Chain Management Cloud Training. About the webcast presenter Lori Burke is an Enterprise Learning Strategist with Oracle University. Lori has been working with customers to accelerate the adoption of Oracle's applications and technology through learning for nearly 20 years. Oracle University is committed to your supply chain success. With the right learning solution in place, you can be sure of an optimized, on-schedule technology deployment, and a fully functional user community right from the get-go.

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Why is Service-Oriented Architecture Important?

According to Techopedia, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) references a set of principles and methodologies applied by software engineers to design and develop software in the form of interoperable services.[1] Why is Service-Oriented Architecture important? The rapid growth of cloud-based applications in the enterprise, combined with pressure to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing the complexity of integrating applications.  To meet the challenges these complexities bring, Oracle offers Oracle SOA Suite 12c, a complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c does the following: Speeds time to integration Improves productivity Lowers TCO Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. With easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support, enjoy reduced development and maintenance costs and lower complexity. The functional components of Oracle SOA Suite are grouped in four broad categories: connectivity, service virtualization, orchestration and analytics. This is a robust and complex solution so it makes sense to look into taking training on best methods and practices. Get Training on Oracle SOA Suite Learning about Oracle SOA Suite can build your skills and boost your take-home pay. A recent search on Indeed.com found 222 open jobs in the U.S. for Oracle SOA Suite professionals. Salaries range between $95,000 and over $180,000 per year. Ready for the challenge of application integration? Oracle University offers a number of Oracle SOA Suite courses, including the following: Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications NEW  Learn to design and develop SOA composite applications for application integration with services. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: System Architecture and Administration  Learn to install and configure Oracle SOA Suite 12c in a clustered environment based on the Oracle Enterprise Deployment Guide reference model. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts NEW  Gain familiarity with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts and technologies, as well as capabilities of core components of Oracle SOA Suite. Get Certified as an Oracle SOA Specialist Customers looking to deploy the Oracle SOA Suite need qualified specialists to implement this powerful solution. This is where you come in. By investing time into earning an Oracle Certification, you'll develop the skill set to take full advantage of the breadth and depth of the SOA Suite. When you pass your certification exam and officially earn the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Certified Implementation Specialist Certification, you validate your expertise to current and future employers, increasing your global marketability. Learn more about SOA Certification from this related blog post, "Earn the Certification That Makes You an Integration Super Hero." [1] https://www.techopedia.com/definition/24591/service-oriented-architecture-soa  

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Boost Your Career Opportunities as a Java Developer

From its beginnings more than 22 years ago Java has gone from strength to strength, and today it still occupies the most popular and also most in-demand position for programming languages. Widely viewed by the developer community as the most reliable language, Java enables developers to create software that is compatible with different operating systems. In addition, its stability, depth of features, predictability and strong community have made it a business favorite the world over. There are currently estimated to be more than 9 million Java developers in the world, with its popularity and usage continuing to grow – providing strong indications of Java’s importance in the years ahead and the need for highly trained Java programmers to support the future business world.  Java’s flexibility to span industries Compared to other languages, Java is not only easy to learn, but also easy to use, write, compile, and debug. Its simplicity has helped increase its global prevalence. Java is currently leading the pack in both the Android mobile application development market and the enterprise back-end market. Career opportunities in Java span a wide variety of roles and industries. All of the 500 companies on the Fortune 500 list use Java to a great extent: building application servers, web applications, unit tests, mobile applications, desktop applications and enterprise applications. Yet this doesn’t begin to cover the incredible range of things you can do with Java. For example, many developers use Java to create games and tutorials and, due to its compatibility, Java often figures into cross-language development, meaning that your Java experience can be extremely useful even if you’re not writing pure Java applications. Looking for a really exciting career using Java? Well, how about exploring space with NASA? The agency uses Java for various space missions and also a number of interesting applications, including World Wind, a software development kit (SDK) that lets you zoom in from outer space and examine any location on earth. Want to go into the movie business? Special effects firms such as Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) rely on Java for all sorts of software-based wonders, including sequencing animation scenes. Perhaps you’re interested in saving people’s lives and improving healthcare? Projects like Doctor Online rely on Java for medical chatbots and application modules which enable faster, smoother doctor-patient interactions and empower doctors to make house calls virtually. Java also plays a key role in high performance applications like self-driving cars and is used to build many of the world’s most popular video games and wearable technology applications. In the cloud, Java is useful not only for creating new applications or moving existing applications to the cloud, but its proven ability to work anywhere fits perfectly into the modern mix of cloud, mobile, and desktop applications. These applications need to function the same way no matter where they happen to be running. The Internet of Things also leverages Java in various industrial and domestic smart devices, for example for tracking inventory or measuring the temperature and humidity. Java is now so popular and widespread that there is no shortage of ways for you to find fun and fascinating work. Building your Java career and salary Across all domains, corporations are scurrying to attract top IT talent - and Java developers in particular. The demand for trained and certified Java professionals has substantially increased salaries for jobs associated with Java.  According to Indeed.com, the average annual Java developer salary in the USA is now more than USD100,000, and growing. And far from tying you down to a specific job role, developing Java programming skills is paramount for other business critical positions, such as a web developer, database administrator, Java architect, and IT or project manager. The future looks bright for Java talent. Upskilling for personal and professional success While people who code in Java invariably find jobs almost immediately, the more education and certifications you have, the more appealing you appear to an employer. This not only means higher salary prospects for you, but a wider choice of positions and fields of work. Oracle University’s Java curriculum has a variety of training formats to suit the needs and preferred learning method of any Java developer. Get trained by an instructor and interact with fellow developers in a classroom or via Internet in a virtual classroom. Or if you prefer self-study, the Java Programming Learning Subscription will give you year-round access to hours of high-quality learning content that is constantly updated. You can also validate your skills through Oracle with Java certification, further increasing your job and career prospects. The time is ripe to up-skill, and take full advantage of the Java career opportunities that await you.

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August 2018 Highlights - Oracle University Courses & Certifications

Looking to excel in your current role, while creating opportunities for new career paths? Take empowering, hands-on IT training and earn well-respected IT certifications through Oracle University. Preview Our New Oracle Learning Subscription Combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one easy training solution. These offerings can be accessed 24x7x365. Benefit from continuously added training content that evolves with each product release as it becomes available: Hyperion and Essbase Learning Subscription - Coming Soon! Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription Linux Learning Subscription Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription Unlimited Product Learning Subscription - Best Value Oracle in known for quality training that's delivered in a variety of formats: Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes, and Training On Demand. We stand behind our offerings with a 100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee. Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments. The August Spotlight is on the following courses: Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management EE Administration Oracle Insurance Policy Administration v11 Configuration JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Administration Rel 9.2 Ed 1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Admin Accelerated Rel 9.2 Ed 1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 1 Rel 9.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 2 Rel 9.2 Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1 Oracle Database 18c: Administration Workshop Oracle Database 18c: High Availability New Features Ed 1 Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Advanced Integration and Development Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Ed 3 Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications Ed 2 Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts Ed 2 New Certification Releases Oracle Certified Professional , Java EE 7 Application Developer Certification If you create web-based user interfaces using JavaScript along with JSPs, JSFs, servlets and handle business logic, you will want to pursue this certification, Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer by passing the Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900 exam. ***Please note: the Oracle Certification team streamlined the certification content in this certification path by removing prerequisites that may have been a barrier to you pursuing this certification in the past. Prepare for your exam, boost your confidence and increase your chances of passing by taking the Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Java EE 7 Application Developer. MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator Certification MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and top companies need skilled database administrators. Earning this certification should be on your radar! Become an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator by passing the MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | 1Z0-888 exam. Earning this credential gives top companies reason to have more confidence in your abilities and trust you to administer their databases to keep their business running smoothly. Get a FREE preview of the updated MySQL Learning Subscription for training and certification offered in one convenient product. Additional 2018 News about Oracle Training and Certifications Every month, new things are happening at Oracle University, including exciting changes to our online web store, as well product releases and new curriculum. Review past highlights to learn more: July 2018 Highlights June 2018 Highlights

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Increasing DBA Value Through Automation and Training

The efficient management and flow of business information to, from, and within a data warehouse are becoming increasingly critical in the data-driven economy. From strategic business decision making to operational sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and HR reporting, data underpins the very core of everything a modern business thinks and does. Indeed for many companies, especially in the service industry, data is often the only real asset they have. How managers and analysts use that data can be a matter of business survival. Companies that are first to spot potential business opportunities and that can respond to even slight changes in the market the fastest, are those most likely to succeed. So given the extreme value placed on data, and in a world of exponentially increasing data volumes and sources, what value does the DBA have? Too many hats, not enough heads While the DBA is surely one of most influential roles in any company, it is also one of the most challenging. To deliver the best business value, DBAs need to focus on strategic, business-oriented tasks, such as data modelling, optimizing access, and generally seeking out ways to get more value from company data. The challenge is finding time to do that while the more generic infrastructure responsibilities tend to take precedence – creating storage indexes, provisioning, patching, upgrades, backups, security, scaling, server processor utilization; the list seems endless. The performance and operational management of the data warehouse are certainly important; when it slows down or goes down, it won’t take long for managers to come asking why their operational dashboards and reports are not up-to-date or not available. But when DBAs spend too much time and resources on generic tasks, business innovation, agility, and competitiveness can suffer as a result. Wanted: database administrators (no juggling skills required) Innovations such as the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud are set to radically enhance the role of the DBA. As a fully-managed service, it makes data warehousing fast, easy, and extremely elastic, giving you everything you need to rapidly and efficiently design, load and analyze your data in the cloud. Gone are the worries about performance and operational management. Configuration, tuning, provisioning, backups, patching, failover, upgrades – these are all automated from now on. There is compute or storage scaling on demand. And storage indexes are generated automatically based on inbound queries. No manual tuning or intervention is required. Freed from the burden of having to manage multiple, labor-intensive chores, DBAs can focus on the more interesting, valuable, business-specific tasks like: Integrating new data sources Application tuning Data life-cycle management The future of DBAs is less juggling, more focus: fewer tasks, much higher value. Excelling in a world of database automation No matter how data warehouses evolve over the years to simplify administration, there is one hat that DBAs will always need to be wearing: the learning hat. DBAs who stay current with the latest trends and technologies will always be able to add the most business value and hence be the most in demand. Oracle Database new features courses Oracle University creates a New Features course for each major release of the Oracle Database to help you stay ahead. The course, traditionally delivered through Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes, and Training on Demand, is now available as a Learning Subscription – giving you year-round access to dozens of hours of high-quality learning content that is constantly updated. The Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription is the most efficient and effective way of staying up to speed with all the latest Oracle Database releases. Follow targeted learning paths designed specifically to empower database administrators: Engage with digital learning content specific to your search query: As the importance, volume, and type of data continue to grow – against a backdrop of increasing automation – differentiate yourself from the competition. Keep your skills white hot, and your value sky high, and get started with Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription.

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Learn Oracle PeopleSoft Applications in One Comprehensive Training Subscription

What's keeping you from becoming a true expert in PeopleSoft? Have you found it difficult to access all of the training you need in one convenient location? Overcome this hurdle with the new Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription. This annual subscription offers 434 videos and 95 hours of training content about PeopleSoft Applications, diving into individual subject areas within topic-based channels. This online training option is ideal for configuration consultants, functional implementers, end users and implementation consultants. Get Training that Coincides with the PeopleSoft Release Schedule “A big misconception is that PeopleSoft has had no new releases since the 9.2 upgrade. The reality is that PeopleSoft now has many more releases than before, usually five or six in a year.” As these new PeopleSoft product features become available with each new release, your learning subscription is refreshed with new training content that empowers you to leverage these features. As a result, your expertise evolves right alongside the product. The PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription was released in April of this year with content for PeopleTools I & II, Fluid User Interface and Application Engine. This month, we’ve added Query Reporting Tools, PeopleSoft LifeCycle Management, and Update Manager. Additional new content will continue to be added in months to come. To learn more about what the Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription offers you and your business, we spoke with Nita Brozowski. She became an Oracle University product manager approximately three-and-a-half years ago and now works with PeopleSoft and Business Intelligence products on the applications side. Q: Tell us about PeopleSoft Applications. A:  Oracle is a leading provider of e-business application software purely over the Internet, and these applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements. PeopleSoft Applications empower the user, are easily adaptable, and provide comprehensive business and industry solutions. They enable organizations to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and realize a lower cost of ownership. Q: What are some surprising things customers may not know about PeopleSoft? A: A big misconception is that PeopleSoft has had no new releases since the 9.2 upgrade. The reality is that PeopleSoft now has many more releases than ever, usually five or six per year. And customers don’t need to do a full upgrade to get to the new features they need. Q: That’s because of selective adoption, correct? A: Yes, that’s right. With selective adoption, customers can take the features they want when they want them, without having to do an upgrade. PeopleSoft is now delivered on a single code line, with single releases continuously throughout the year on “PeopleSoft Images.” Customers are free to decide what features to upgrade.  Q: Why did you develop this PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription? A: Oracle University has always been committed to providing training that helps customers excel and get the best performance from Oracle products. Recently, we’ve been innovating how we deliver this training so it meets the needs of Oracle customers and partners. We know how busy they are and that they want to get training when it fits their schedules; this learning subscription provides that flexibility. Q: How will customers use this learning subscription? A: This web-based training is accessible on most devices -- laptops, tablets, and smart phones – anywhere you have a web browser. You watch lectures led by experts who round out their discussions with white boarding, diagrams, and demonstrations, and then you can request an environment and try it for yourself by following the activities in the Student Guide (eKit). Filters in the Learning Subscription allow you to quickly view the exact training modules you need. Skill checks allow you to measure how much you’ve learned and identify areas that need further review. Q: Which types of customers would be interested in the PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription? A: End users, configuration consultants, functional implementers – anyone who uses PeopleSoft Applications to do their day-to-day business. Q: What are some skills customers learn using this learning subscription? A: Customers will learn how to do things like: Manage global employees Record and process absences Maintain employee payroll data Process on-cycle and off-cycle payrolls Manage application and reporting security And much, much more using the very intuitive PeopleSoft applications Q: In terms of career development, what are some advantages customers experience by utilizing this subscription? A: Subscribing gives you the opportunity to earn a highly-respected Oracle Certification. The PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Implementation Essentials 1Z0-631 exam is included in this subscription. After engaging with subscription training, validate your knowledge by passing a certification exam. You'll use the included certification exam voucher to take the exam. Watching subscription content increases your chance of passing and officially earning the title of PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Certified Implementation Specialist. Once certified, share your digital certification badge with your management and your team members. You can also include it within your resume and on your social media accounts to attract new career opportunities. Q: Is there any additional information that might be helpful to PeopleSoft Applications customers? A: Yes. Leveraging the power of Oracle PeopleSoft Applications allows you to take advantage of enhancements that deliver faster performance and harnesses the power of PeopleSoft applications. These applications are enabled by a powerful technology foundation in PeopleTools that delivers extensibility and common capabilities like reporting, workflow, search, integration, and security. Visit the PeopleSoft Information Portal, built and supported by the Oracle PeopleSoft Product team, to learn more about PeopleSoft applications and how they address your most complex business requirements. These powerful applications help your organization: Effectively execute in the face of complexity Easily adapt to a changing workforce Make informed decisions Lower costs by doing more with less Gain agility while minimizing disruptions to your organization Customers can build and configure PeopleSoft applications quickly and easily with PeopleTools. If you're ready to advance your career and increase your value in the PeopleSoft Application market through certification, preview the PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription now!

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Keep up with New Features in Oracle Database 12c and 18c

No doubt about it: there’s a mind-bending amount to learn about all the Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 18c new features that are now being released at regular intervals. With the Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription there’s a convenient way to take the training you need to keep up with the release updates. We spoke with experts from Oracle University about the value of this training subscription for Oracle Database customers who want to learn how to utilize these new features. Together, these three experts have an astounding 90 years of combined experience with Oracle education! Frank Fu, Master Education Sales Consultant Joel Goodman, Master Principal Database Certification Team Leader Raza Siddiqui, Senior Manager, Curriculum Product Management The learning subscription will cover new features for both Oracle Database 18c and Oracle Database 12c. Can you tell us a bit about that? JG: Oracle Database 18c is the most recent version of the Oracle Database server and introduces a new release cycle. Each calendar year will have a release based on the year, with four quarterly release updates. Those updates will also have revisions created to patch the two most recent quarterly updates. Read more: new features in Oracle Database Release 18c and new features in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2). You can also access a white paper on Oracle Database 18c, and another white paper on Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Can you give some examples of new features covered in this Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription? JG: Sure. When RAC and Data Guard are used together, then multiple standby instances can perform REDO APPLY. Runaway SQL statements can be cancelled. Rapid Home Provisioning is now extended to the Exadata infrastructure. A new Automatic In-Memory feature automatically determines which objects will be managed in the column store. PDBs are now easier to back up, duplicate and move. What issue(s) can a customer solve by signing up for this learning subscription? FF: Outdated knowledge can hamper the potential productivity that can be gained by using the new features in a new release. It's quite often that we see customers using the new release of the database just as they had in the past, just because they haven’t learned about new, better and easier ways to get things done. “Experienced DBAs don't need to learn everything starting from scratch again when Oracle launches a new release of the product. They just need to find out what's new in that release.” How will customers use this learning subscription? JG: Customers will use the learning subscription to learn new features of either Oracle Database 18c or Oracle Database 12c. The learning subscription is a good solution for those who plan to upgrade soon or have recently upgraded. RS: The learning subscription is organized into separate Learning Paths – each specifically designed for DBAs, advanced DBAs, and systems integrators who are experienced with: Oracle Database 11g and prior versions Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Each learning path contains suitable training to bring you up-to-date and current with the latest available database release. The learning subscription is structured such that it will continue to be updated with new content as it becomes available. FF: Experienced DBAs don't need to learn everything starting from scratch again when Oracle launches a new release of the product. They just need to find out what's new in that release. Some of the new features might be used immediately in the production system for security, productivity, simplicity, and so on. The learning subscription content will include information on upcoming new features, and DBAs need to know about them so they can plan for them. Now that Oracle is launching new database releases twice per year, the Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription will keep subscribers up-to-date, all the time. Why did you develop this learning subscription for customers? FF: The Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription gives access to any new features updates for a whole year, which mean the subscriber can learn about new features that might be useful to their system anytime during the year and keep their knowledge up-to-date. JG: Yes, the new release cycle for Oracle Database requires more continuous learning and the subscription facilitates this very nicely. RS: Our rationale is two-fold. First, we wanted to release a learning subscription focused on providing a skills-upgrade training path. Second, with Oracle’s new yearly product release cycle, a learning subscription makes it easier for customers to keep abreast of incremental changes as they become available. Ready to learn more? Check out what’s available with the Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription.

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Take FREE Introductory Oracle SaaS Training: Register for a Quick Start Live Event

Start learning about your Oracle Cloud SaaS applications by attending a free Quick Start Live Event.  These events are ½ day, live sessions delivered online by an expert Oracle University instructor.  Quick Start Live Events are intended for anyone in your organization working with SaaS applications. Each session introduces the business and technical essentials for a particular SaaS product line.   Events are designed to accelerate success and increase adoption of your Oracle SaaS applications. Take FREE Oracle SaaS Training At Oracle, we are committed to your success.  Quick Start Live Events are part of our new SaaS Support Services that give customers access to high-quality, free, live, introductory training.  Quick Start Live Events are currently available for the following SaaS applications: Financials Cloud HCM Cloud Marketing Cloud Sales Cloud Sessions include lectures and demonstrations that cover: Fundamental concepts General functionality Product features Essential processes and key tasks Introductory skills for administrators, business users, and implementers Real world best practices Watch this video to learn more. Register Now Quick Start Live Events for a specific SaaS application run approximately every two weeks on a pre-set schedule.  Registration is required.  See the Quick Start Live Event schedule and register for an event today!

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The 4 Stages for Learning Any New Skill

In the 70s, author Martin M. Broadwell developed an interesting theory that made people see learning in a different light. He believed that regardless of which new skill you decide to learn, there are four stages you must go through to achieve it. The idea was later refined by Broadwell’s employee who completed that being aware of these stages helps you better accept that learning can sometimes be a slow and even uncomfortable process. In today’s ever-changing world of technology, we are constantly struggling with the challenge of having to learn new skills. For some individuals, the obstacle for achieving them comes about at an early stage of the learning process, when they need to determine which current actions require improving. Stage 1: you don’t know what you don’t know Broadwell called it the “unconscious incompetence”, and referred to it as the moment when you are not aware of how your current status could be improved. If you want to become a professional pole vaulter, for example, and you’re not able to master the perfect take-off even after months of training, it’s because of a few reasons you’ve probably overlooked. Maybe you’re not getting enough speed, or something stops you from getting sufficient kinetic energy during the vault; regardless of the limitations, at this stage of the learning process you’re unable to acknowledge them, hence the stumbling block to make any improvements.   Before trying to learn a new skill, you must first recognize your own deficit. However, being aware of your mistakes and accepting change can be difficult to take in. And for those who fail to admit that to themselves, learning gets stuck at this very stage. Stage 2: you know there’s something you don’t know American educator John Holt believed that the true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do. His idea backs up Broadwell’s theory in a surprising way. During the second stage of the learning process, while you might not still be able to understand how to do something, you manage to recognize there’s a deficit. Most importantly, you start seeing the value of the new skill in addressing that deficit. That is called “conscious incompetence”. If you carry that effort forward, despite that mistakes may occur along the way, it’s just a matter of time until you get to the next stage of achieving your goal.   Stage 3: you’ve figured out what you didn’t know   How some of Isaac Newton’s revelations about gravity were prompted by an apple falling onto his head may be a mere legend, but it says something about how the learning process works. The third stage, or as Broadwell named it, “conscious competence”, is when you know exactly what you’ve done wrong and you’re determined to see what happens when you adjust that. Even if proving you’ve achieved the new skill does require focus and heavy conscious involvement in execution, this is the moment when the first benefits of learning will finally start to show. Stage 4: you’ve fully mastered what you didn’t know It’s true to say - we first make our habits, and then our habits make us. This also concludes the process of learning through a fourth and final stage - “unconscious competence”. Practicing a new skill long enough until it becomes second nature is what will enable you to master it. And before you know, you’ll be handling the skill with such ease that you’ll be able to start working on another, and soon enough, to teach others how to do the same. Remember that an expert in anything was once a beginner, too. Of course, many of the theories about learning are easier said than done. But given the challenges the Information Age has laid ahead for us, they have certainly become useful to look into. Learning is a process of keeping abreast of change, and our most pressing task is to find out how we can be the most effective with this process. Broadwell might have put together a valuable theory in this sense, but it’s up to us to make the most of it.

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Linux Experts Are in Demand: How to Improve Your Linux Skills

According to The Linux Foundation, Linux is history’s largest open source software project. It is used in almost every sector, including financial services, government, education, and even film production. Other notable facts about Linux OS: More than 80% of new smartphones sold run Android, based on the Linux kernel. All of the top 500 supercomputers in the world run on Linux. Most of the global markets run on Linux, including the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The majority of consumer electronics devices use Linux for its small footprint. More than 75% of cloud-enabled enterprises use Linux as their primary cloud platform. Linux is the go-to infrastructure supporting the world’s eCommerce leaders, including Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Walmart, and others. How to Learn Linux for SysAdmins The demand for skilled Linux professionals continues to increase as more and more applications run on the platform. With this continued job market demand, now is a great time to gain more experience and improve your skills to advance your career. The Linux Learning Subscription could be the easiest, most cost-effective way to stay current with what it takes to work optimally with Linux. Take advantage of over 375 videos and 175 hours of training content on Linux system administration. This annual subscription gives you access to high-quality, online training available whenever it’s convenient for your schedule. Build your expertise as you complete modules on core and advanced skills, with learning paths available for system administrators, system integrators and implementation consultants. Filters in the subscription let you quickly go to the exact modules you need.  Get a preview of the key Linux topics covered in this online learning solution. Expert-led lectures are also available within this subscription. Apply new knowledge as these experts round out their discussions with whiteboarding, diagrams, and demonstrations. Hands-on Linux Training Subscribers can request an environment and try out what you’ve learned, which allows for teams to apply new skills with hands-on experience in a controlled environment. Skill checks after the training modules measure what you’ve learned and identify areas where you need more review. Get Linux Certified This subscription also prepares you to take certification exams that demonstrate your knowledge and keep your credentials current. Each subscription includes one free attempt at the following certification exams during the subscription period: • Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (exam 1Z0-100) • Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration (exam 1Z0-105) A Member of the Linux Community Oracle has a solid history of supporting and investing in Linux and has been shipping Oracle Linux for over 10 years. Oracle is the fastest-growing Linux provider, with over 4 million users from a vast array of enterprises.  Oracle uses Linux throughout the company’s own infrastructure, for business operations and as part of key products, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems. Because of its wide adoption throughout the company, Oracle comprehensively tests Linux across the full product stack on an ongoing basis. Oracle works closely with the Linux community and has contributed enterprise and cloud features including Oracle Clustered File System v2 (OCFS2) and Btrfs (B-tree file system). By developing enhanced capabilities and contributing code, Oracle’s engineering teams continue to make the Linux experience better for all. Oracle University: Committed to Customers Oracle University is dedicated to providing training that helps you excel and get the best performance from Oracle products. We know how busy you are and that it’s important to get training when it fits your schedules; this Linux Learning Subscription provides that flexibility. If you are ready to advance your career and increase your value in the Linux market, we encourage you to check out the Linux Learning Subscription and take advantage of all the value it offers.

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Dog Food Tastes Pretty Good: My Experience Adopting Oracle Cloud as an End-User

I don’t know about you, but for me, every December is when I try to wipe my work slate clean so that next year, once and for all, I become the good corporate citizen I aspire to be. Come year end, nasty chores that have snuck out of sight for months meet a determined procrastinator at last. I read and delete corporate messages, I complete mandatory training, and I verify my file back-up settings. “And don’t forget to put in your expenses!” My wife’s daily reminder slowly rose in insistence as Christmas crept nearer. December 21st, I took an envelope full of receipts, opened our Expense Report tool, then read this message: Hmmm… done with expenses for now, I thought and went on to clean up my old email. There I found three corporate messages in growing states of alarm telling me that expenses had to be submitted by December 15th. Why the curfew, you ask? We were transitioning Expenses to the Cloud, that’s why. Yes, much like many other organizations worldwide, Oracle is moving systems and processes into the Cloud. In January, I returned to our Employee Self Service Cloud, with a dual purpose: get my Berlin trip reimbursed and learn from my experience as a first-time user in this part of the Oracle Cloud. After all, getting Cloud users up and running is our core business. It would be instructive to be a newbie for a change. Well, this eat-your-own-dogfood expenses episode was quite positive. An intuitive process altogether, it took me half the time it used to take, pre-Cloud. No more submitting paper receipts in envelopes... there’s innovation for you. Any snags? A few. For instance, the system claims I used a non-corporate credit card, even though I did not. Also, when I tried to find my submitted report I did not know where to look at first. Now this is where Guided Learning would have helped me a lot. Guided Learning is Oracle University’s tool for quick end-user adoption in the Cloud I wrote about briefly before. Guided Learning sits in the live application, and as an end user you invoke it only if you have a question. The tool then walks you stepwise through the Cloud application up to the completion of the process. Think of it as a satnav for Cloud end users, who are gently informed where to take a left, or a right, or go straight, till they safely reach their destination. So, Guided Learning helps novel users quickly find their way with little effort. Moreover, it keeps them from learning stuff they don’t need to know. Don’t take my word for it; we have a live customer, Fujitsu, speaking to the power of the solution. Simply put, Guided Learning can relieve you from having to ramp up extensive help desks at ‘go-live’ time. It also does a great job with every new user and every next Cloud release. Check it out here. Most of all, Guided Learning eases the transition to a new system for users that have something else on their minds. Instead of having to massage away resistance, the organization can focus on getting the full value out of the novel Cloud technology. If at this point you wonder why Oracle has not yet implemented this solution in house, that makes two of us. I guess corporate just doesn’t want to overfeed the dogs. PS: But, Toine, why publish this obvious winter tale now, in July? I’m glad you asked. Turns out I really have two major ‘clear my desk’ events every year, the other being about now. My January article drifted to the bottom of the pile, only to be rediscovered today. But that’s good, because now I can report to you that we still need to submit paper receipts (I found out the hard way). Dutch tax auditors simply insist.

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Oracle Cloud at Customer - 7 Facts to Know

The On Premise architecture governance is within the data center of the customer or partner. It has been the  standard for hosting the application, data and middleware solutions and supporting various non functional parameters such as scalability, load balancing, fault tolerance. The public cloud era provided the managed service where customer on click using automated API can provision and maintain solutions hosted by the service provider.   With the evolving adoption of cloud, there are some challenges related to how the flexibility of cloud can be extended to the data center with regulation, standards, privacy and security restrictions across geography. Oracle Cloud at Customer is a solution that provides this flexibility to bring cloud to the customer data center. This can be extended into multiple product lines: Exadata Cloud at Customer and Big Data Cloud at Customer. Cloud enables innovation. Line of business users now have to be able to innovate on behalf of their teams and are being held accountable to get things done quickly. As a result, there are changes across companies – not just for IT, but for all aspects of the business – from finance to HR to operations. 1. What are the challenges we solve through Cloud at Customer? These are challenges that customers are trying to solve. Some customers want to look at a private Cloud because they have specific business needs and requirements. Customers have data sovereignty constraints and they need to ensure they keep their data on premise – or you can’t use someone else’s data center.  We see this a lot with financial customers and healthcare customers, for example. These customers need complete isolation of their infrastructure and can’t share their infrastructure with other customers. These customers may need to comply with security frameworks such as SOX, HIPAA, etc. These regulatory frameworks can’t be available in the public Cloud and can only be in an environment that complies with their specific regulations.  Additionally, customers want control. Customers may need to maintain full control of their data as well as their systems.  Customers want to use their own firewalls, load balances, VPNs and their businesses are set up such that they need to deliver on specific SLAs and the benefits need to be realized in their own data centers.  Finally, customers want to make sure they are not dealing with any latency issues.  They need to connect with back-end mainframes or databases. For example, as their traffic goes from private to public, there might be certain Service Level Agreements (or SLAs) the customers need to meet so that latency is very low or they want dedicated infrastructure within their own data center. They could be working in a country where their data center is not located.  This is where having a Cloud on their premises makes a lot of sense.  2. What are some use cases about Cloud at Customer? Secure Oracle Cloud behind your firewall Development and Testing in Oracle Cloud and production environment on Oracle Cloud At Customer (continuous integration, continuous deployment) Burst from your premises to the Oracle Cloud for flex capacity on demand Modernize web app server and DB deployment, simplify operations - modernize web app server and DB deployment, simplify operations 3. What are the building blocks for cloud at customer? Common Control Panel • All Cloud Services managed through shared Control Plane to optimize cost and scale • Ability to flexibly add compute and storage capacity as needed in granular increments Compute, Block and Object Storage and Oracle PaaS as required Exadata Cloud at Customer Configurations - Full Rack, Half rack, Quarter Rack 4. What are the various cloud operations? Different cloud operations include Monitoring, Incident Management and Resolution, Patch Management, Backup and Restoration and Cloud Support. 5. What are the roles and responsibilities? Different roles as part of Oracle documentation Oracle Cloud Ops Not Oracle Oracle Cloud Ops Not Oracle Hardware faults, Availability, Capacity None None Monitoring of customer assets (guest OS, apps etc) inside VMs Incident Management and Remediation Root Cause Analysis Spare Parts and Field Dispatch Onsite Diagnostic Assistance (e.g., network troubleshooting) Support for any incidents related to the underlying platform or subscription Incident Management and resolution for customer assets inside VMs Proactive patching of Hardware and IaaS/PaaS control stack None Staging of patches (e.g. Oracle DB patch set) Patching of tenant instances Testing Required activities to maintain service availability None None Snapshots / Backup & recovery of customer’s IaaS and PaaS assets using Oracle native or 3rd party capability Response & resolution of SRs related to infrastructure or  subscription Submit SRs via MOS Support in resolving any issues related to the underlying platform or subscription Submit SRs via MOS 6. How is Cloud 2 Customer Secure? C2C Security Two factor authentication: Installation and provisioning Monitoring and incident management Change management 7. What are the OS images provided? Oracle Linux images provided: 6.4 UEKR3/4 6.6 UEKR3/4 6.7 UEKR3/4 6.8 UEKR3/4 7.1 UEKR3/4 7.2 UEKR3/4 CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian SLES, Windows Contact your education sales representative within your country to learn more about skilling on the new cloud PaaS Oracle Cloud Infastructure. Start learning the cloud solution through training on IAAS and PAAS for professionals. About the Author: Sudhir Menon is seasoned and experienced techno-management professional with 22 + years of diverse experience across Consulting, Industry Solution, Architecture, and Technology Management. He is very passionate about architecture and has diverse experience in managing customer and building solutions specific to industry mapping to the business needs. He has Strong Consulting experience in building IOT, Analytics, Cloud and Middleware Solutions for large customers. He is currently doing research around IOT and Analytics and building next generation solutions. Working as Solution Consultant in Oracle University and also focusing on end user adoption solution. You can reach him @sudhir.g.menon@oracle.com

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July Highlights - Oracle University Courses & Certifications

Advance your career with training and certification from Oracle University! Preview Our New Oracle Learning Subscriptions Combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one easy online learning solution. These digital training offerings can be accessed 24x7x365 throughout your one-year subscription. Subscribing lets you access continuously added course content as it becomes available: Ask your instructor any questions that come up as you train on your own time: And schedule your labs when it's most convenient for you: Preview the suggested offerings below to sample our training content.  Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription – NEW Java Programming Learning Subscription – NEW Linux Learning Subscription – NEW Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription – NEW Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription – NEW Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription – NEW Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments. Whether you prefer to learn via Oracle University Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes or through Training On Demand, we stand behind our offerings.  Learn more about our 100% student satisfaction guarantee >  The July Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1 Oracle Database 18c: High Availability New Features Ed 1 OFSAA 8.x Financial Services Data Foundation (FSDF) Ed 1 Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management EE Administration Ed 2 Oracle Insurance Policy Administration v11 Configuration Training Oracle Access Management 12c: Administration Essentials Ed 1 Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Ed 3 UNIX and Linux Essentials Ed 2 MySQL for Database Administrators Ed 4 MySQL Performance Tuning Ed 4 Primavera Unifier: uDesigner Fundamentals Rel 17 Ed 1 Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Advanced Integration and Development Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration Ed 3 Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications Ed 2 Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts Ed 2 New Certification Releases for July 2018 You may have noticed that the long-awaited Java EE 7 Application Developer exam (1Z0-900) was released in June. Did you notice that Oracle Certification streamlined this certification path, removing prerequisites that may have been a barrier to you pursuing this certification? This change in certification path better aligns the certification with the job role and gives you a faster path to Oracle Certification and all its benefits. Certification: Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer Exam: Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900 Read the latest blog posting on PL/SQL: Modern PL/SQL Developer Certification Launches Certification: Oracle Database PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional Exam: Oracle Database: Advanced PL/SQL | 1Z0-148 New MySQL Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Certification Certification: Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator Exam: MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | 1Z0-888 Cloud Certification Exam: Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Associate | 1Z0-937 Certification: Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Certified Associate Check out our June 2018 Highlight and next month's August 2018 Highlight (coming soon!) to learn more about recently released training courses and certifications.

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Coming Soon! The Oracle University Web Store is Getting a New Look

We're very excited to announce that in the coming months, the Oracle University web store will be undergoing an exciting transformation. Our international design and development team has been working hard to update and improve our web store from the ground up. So, what can you expect to see? Fresh, modernized page design that offers a clean and fluid store experience Optimized experience across all device types More powerful internal search capabilities, with new left-hand side navigation Quick action icons to easily get you where you need to go Improved training and certification paths to guide you toward achieving your career goals Closely integrated training and certification offerings that empower you to get Oracle Certified A cleaner, shorter checkout process so you can get in and get out We're thrilled to move to a powerful new e-commerce platform that utilizes the latest Oracle Commerce technology.  Oracle Commerce Cloud is a modern SaaS solution designed to ignite business innovation and rapid growth for online businesses. The solution emphasizes simplicity, allowing online businesses to quickly launch feature- rich, responsive storefronts across all devices. At the end of the day, our goal is deliver the best possible customer experience online. And our work is never done! We strive to make finding training and certification products within our web store simple and fast so you can focus on what's important - your business and your career. As we roll out these exciting new changes, we'll be asking for your feedback to ensure we never stop improving. Be on the lookout for a new and improved Oracle University web store!

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Engage Your Employees with Impactful Talent Management Training

Oracle University’s Cloud training delivers unparalleled learning solutions for the modern business, ensuring your talent has the tools to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. More and more organizations are recognizing the unique capabilities of Oracle Talent Cloud to recruit new talent, manage and evaluate employee performance and set employees up for individual and company-wide success. While Oracle Talent Cloud certainly has the power, scope, and flexibility to empower employees, this solution can only truly be a catalyst for change if your workforce knows how to use it. Is Your Workforce Fully Trained to Leverage its Features? Training begins with your technical and implementation teams. If your new talent platform is not deployed correctly and optimally for your business, then no amount of functional or technical expertise at the user level will overcome their daily frustrations. Instead of improving employee productivity, engagement, and talent success, such implementations can end up having the reverse effect. Similarly, if your technology deployment transpires smoothly and to the specifications required by your organization, but your business community is not well versed in using the system, this can also lead to untold problems. Business users - from ad hoc users to dedicated human resources teams - will experience user frustrations. They may encounter skewed data, unmet targets, and human resources will have spend a lot of time trying to catch up. Empower Your Workforce with Oracle Talent Cloud Training To prevent these costly issues, Oracle University has developed a comprehensive set of learning programs and technologies to optimize your Oracle Talent Cloud experience. They are designed specifically to ensure that everyone in your company gets the training they need when they need it – whether a deployment technician, a system administrator, a recruitment or human resources professional, or a regular employee. Oracle University recognizes that your unique workforce needs different types of training at different times. So in addition to offering a wide range of role-based courses, Oracle provides a variety of learning modalities intended to suit your team’s learning styles and schedules – and optimize your training budget. Structured courses include: Training On Demand that offers 90-day access to high-definition video content, enabling busy, time-constrained IT and HR professionals to take and repeat chunks of training when schedules allow Live Virtual Classes broadcast in real-time for learners with travel or budgetary limitations Classroom Training that offers a traditional, in-person learning experience In addition, Oracle offers two innovative solutions which are ideal for Oracle Talent Cloud learning: Cloud Learning Subscriptions Subscribe for access to year-round learning on Oracle Talent Cloud. Engage with role-based learning paths, get 24/7 access to training content, access highly searchable videos, participate in hands-on labs, and interact directly with Oracle’s expert trainers. Oracle Talent Management Cloud Learning Subscriptions empower HRIT and functional leaders to effectively evaluate, implement, and maintain Oracle Talent Cloud without needing to schedule or pay for expensive individual classes. Oracle Guided Learning This embedded learning and support tool that sits directly within your Oracle Talent Management application. It provides a step-by-step, walk-through guide for your end users while they are using the system – bringing your staffing and HR teams rapidly up to speed. Guided Learning also provides an always-available support mechanism for your multi-functional end users who may only use the platform occasionally, for example during the annual appraisal cycle or when raising a staffing requisition. Whatever your employee’ role in using Oracle Talent Cloud, and however and whenever they use it, Oracle University has a solution to ensure success. The war for talent is increasingly tough. Armed with Oracle University Talent Cloud Training, your battle is already half won. Watch the Training Solutions for Oracle Talent Management Webcast About the WebCast Presenter George Wickey joined Oracle in 2012 as a result of the Taleo acquisition. Presently he works as a Senior Solutions Consultant in Oracle University, helping companies to drive widespread successful end user adoption of Oracle Cloud applications through the use of Oracle University learning products and services. His areas of expertise include Human Capital Management and Business Intelligence. Over his 20-year software career, George has served in diverse roles across verticals including presales consultant, consultant, and technical instructor. He has previously been employed by Anheuser-Busch Companies, Business Objects, SAP, Lawson, and Taleo.

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What’s the Best Way to Learn about Oracle WebLogic Server?

Daniel Milne is a Principal Curriculum Product Manager for Oracle University. Below, read an interview with him where he answers questions about the Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription and explains its benefits. This comprehensive subscription offers unlimited 24/7 access to a portfolio of digital learning solutions on Oracle WebLogic Server, for 12 months. Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Can you share a little about your background? A: Sure. I am the Oracle University Product Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server and related technologies. We offer a broad curriculum of courses on WebLogic Server, but also on data integration products such as Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle Enterprise Data Quality. Q: Tell us a little bit about the product covered by this Learning Subscription. A: Oracle WebLogic Sever is the industry-standard server for enterprise Java application deployments. It’s very sophisticated, actually, with many built-in tools for administering user access, monitoring deployments to various domains (for example, for development and production), disaster recovery, and so on. Q: What are the key points Oracle customers should know about WebLogic Server? A: Our expert instructors who present training in the Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription can answer that better than I, but I’d say that if customers want reliable high-availability, security, and performance for their customer- and employee-facing applications, WebLogic Server – properly administered – delivers just that. Q: Why did you develop the Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription? A: Oracle University has always been committed to providing training that helps Oracle customers excel and get the best performance from Oracle products. Recently, we’ve been innovating in how we deliver this training so that it meets the needs of Oracle customers and partners who want to get the training, but in a way that fits their busy schedules. This Learning Subscription provides that flexibility. Q: How will customers use this Learning Subscription? A: This is web-based training that is accessible on most devices, laptops, tablets, and smart phones – anywhere you have a web browser. You watch lectures by instructors and technology experts who round out their discussions with whiteboarding, diagrams, and demonstrations. When you’re ready, you go to a virtual environment to try what you have learned. Let me explain further. Every course in the Learning Subscription includes a virtual environment, where you perform lab exercises that let you practice the actual things you will do when administering WebLogic Server in real life. Take WebLogic Quizzes You're also able to take many quizzes in the training sessions to test and demonstrate your comprehension. Preparing for these quizzes prepares you to pass the certification exam provided in the Learning Subscription. Q: What types of customers would be interested in the Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription? A: People who administer and implement WebLogic Server would of course be interested, but also Java EE developers and systems architects – basically anyone who will work with WebLogic Server or who will tune and troubleshoot applications deployed on WebLogic Server. Q: Which versions of WebLogic Server are covered? A: Right now, the Learning Subscription covers versions through Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1. An update, 12.2.1.3 or 12.2.1 Patch Set, was released in August 2017. The Patch Set has product maintenance and bug fixes. Version 12.2.1.3 has a few new features, such as Secured Production Mode, but PS3 contains all of the features supported in WebLogic Server 12.2.1.0.0, 12.2.1.1.0 (PS1) and 12.2.1.2.0 (PS2). The Learning Subscription covers more than just WebLogic Server 12c. It also includes extensive WebLogic 11g training because we still have a huge customer base using that version. Q: What skills will customers learn using this Learning Subscription? A: There are too many to list, but customers will learn such vital skills as how to install, configure, and administer WebLogic Server; troubleshoot and tune WebLogic Server; create and use domain templates; configure JDBC features; configure and Coherence, and so on. Q: Does this Learning Subscription include certification? A: Yes, the Learning Subscription includes the exam for Oracle Certified Associate WebLogic Server 11g or 12c certifications. Oracle Certifications are a great way to validate your expertise and broaden your professional network. Q: Is there any additional information that might be helpful to WebLogic Server customers? A: Yes. Utilizing the advantages of the WebLogic Server is a must when your applications and services need the highest quality of service, state of the art database integration, and superior management capabilities. This Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription offers the widest breadth of online tutorial content available. Explore installation, backup and recovery, upgrading, security, performance tuning, troubleshoot, and multitenancy within one training solution. New content will be introduced as it becomes available. Q:  Do you have any additional material about WebLogic Server that might be helpful? A: Yes. Check out the WebLogic Server Blog, Oracle’s official blog. If you want to learn more about what’s new in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0, this page is helpful. Also visit Dirk Nachbar’s Oracle Fusion Middleware & Application Server blog for a first look at version 12.2.1.3.0 Preview Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription to find out more!

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Are Your Development Skills Keeping Pace with Oracle’s 2018 Software Predictions?

In January this year, Oracle’s Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Oracle Cloud Platform made 10 software predictions for 2018. The forecasts gave developers insight into ways to advance their skills and careers, as they come under increasing pressure to create applications faster and more efficiently - without compromising security or performance. Now, halfway through the year, let’s review those 10 predictions against recent data, and assess what lies ahead for developers wishing to be at the forefront of emerging technology and business demands. B2B transactions leveraging blockchain to go into production; developers to implement many blockchain use cases across financial services and manufacturing supply chains in 2018. The most prominent use of blockchain is still in cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has lost ground since the beginning of 2018, although it is still more than three times its value at this time last year – while the benefits of blockchain technology are being capitalized upon across the financial services industry. Multiple conferences are taking place across the globe to share and examine the latest finance use cases to advance full-scale production blockchain projects. These projects are transforming the finance industry’s landscape. So too with manufacturing supply chains, where blockchain’s potential to become the universal supply chain operating system is gaining traction. Blockchain has also been trialed in other sectors such as travel – SITA, Amadeus, and Lufthansa being notable examples. However, as with any new technology, the knowledge gap is the main impediment between the possible and the potential. Chatbots to routinely have real conversations with customers and employees. Chatbots are becoming increasingly prevalent, with the market now forecast to grow at a CAGR of 27% through 2025. And while their competence has developed greatly since their scripted-response beginnings, they still suffer from an image problem, with most customers preferring to interact with a live person. Nevertheless, executives continue to invest in chatbot potential to deliver more personalized interactions for both customers and employees. They're already leveraging chatbots from the very beginning of the employee journey – to interview and interact with job applicants. The button disappears: AI to become the app interface. AI becomes the UI, meaning that the synchronous, request-response model of using apps and services gradually disappears. Instead, intelligent apps will initiate interactions, knowing what to do, when, why, where, and how. User experience communities concur, assessing that – as artificial intelligence reduces the need for typing and clicking – the user interface will eventually vanish, and we’ll have computing capabilities that fit organically and seamlessly into the contexts of our lives. At this stage in the evolution, Oracle’s previous recommendation still holds true: developers need to understand which data is really important to their business application, and which business decisions would most benefit from this kind of proactive AI – and then start experimenting. Machine learning takes on practical, domain-specific uses. With machine learning (ML), context is critical, meaning that ML must be tuned and trained in a domain-specific environment to be effective. Developers would therefore need to become more knowledgeable about domain-specific use cases to understand which data to gather, which kinds of ML algorithms to apply, and which questions to ask. This is becoming increasingly true. ML is already used across dozens of incredibly diverse fields, and the list is expanding, with every indication that ML implementations are set to double in 2018 compared to 2017. DevOps moves toward NoOps. With business leaders putting pressure on developers to deliver new innovations faster, the DevOps model must free up more time for developers, who are spending 60% of their time on the ops side of the equation. In 2018, developers would insist on cloud services to help the pendulum swing back to the dev side. The pendulum certainly seems to be swinging: according to a recent report by Gartner, the cloud application infrastructure services (PaaS) market is set to increase worldwide by 26% in 2018 to USD 15 billion, reaching more than USD 27 billion in 2021. Open source as a service (OpenSaaS) accelerates open source innovation. Implementing and maintaining open source innovation (e.g. Kafka, Kubernetes, Cassandra) is often too complex. Developers would increasingly look for cloud services to deliver high-speed innovation from open source and  take care of the operational and management aspects of these technologies. Today, open source is rapidly becoming the norm for enterprise software, with Gartner predicting that 70% of new apps in 2018 will be run on open-source stack. And there are growing numbers of OpenSaaS providers poised to deliver on the market need to combine fast, trouble-free innovation with minimized costs. This demand also extends to the public sector - according to Andrew Hoppin, former CIO for the New York Senate, OpenSaaS is “the future of government innovation.” Serverless architectures go big in production. For developers, stringing serverless functions together to execute complex transactions creates new challenges. Cloud services and open source tools would flourish by helping developers to easily manage the programming, composition, debugging, and lifecycle management of serverless functions, and to deploy and test them on any environment. The key would be choosing a serverless platform that provides maximum portability. There have been major new steps in the serverless landscape, such as the Fn Project. While serverless services, and our understanding of how to use them, have certainly progressed from their infancy stage, there are some suggestions that they are now in their teenage years – with the most exciting advances just around the corner. The only question about containers becomes “Why not?” Containers would become the default for dev/test work and commonplace for production applications. A recent survey suggests this trend is continuing, with a substantial increase in container expertise among IT services providers – half of whom said that container adoption is being driven by end customers. But acquiring the right level of skills is still an issue, with 74% identifying skills gaps as an inhibitor. Nevertheless, the application container market is exploding, according to technology market research firm 451 Research, which estimates that “2018 container spending will be USD 1.6 billion with a 31% compound annual growth rate through 2022.” Software and systems to become self-healing, self-tuning, and self-managing. Cloud-based systems management services will aggregate large amounts of data (across logs, performance metrics, user experience, and configuration, etc.), apply lots of compute capacity, and leverage machine learning to ease systems monitoring, automatically alert developers of anomalies, and pinpoint the cause of problems for a specific transaction. Developers would need to think about how to leverage this automation when writing their applications. Interest and expertise in this area continue to boom, as was recently evidenced in Sweden at the 13th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, and the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. Highly automated security and compliance efforts to become a new ally of developers. The advent of comprehensive security and compliance regimes based on machine learning, and delivered as SaaS, will align with the fast pace of development. With GDPR and similar mandates driving continuous compliance assessments, such automated protections will be required in some cases. GDPR, which became enforceable on 25th May this year, caused multiple headaches for developers, data protection officers, and compliance professionals across all industries – and not least in the IT security sector. Developers must therefore continue to leverage automated security technologies to ease such burdens. In conclusion then, we have witnessed many exciting advances in software development since the start of this year. You don’t have to be an oracle to predict them all, but by keeping your Oracle development skills updated in the latest software trends, you will always be ready for the development challenges of tomorrow.

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Challenge Yourself with Training and Certification from Oracle University Summer Time is Here!  Combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one easy solution. These offerings can be accessed 24x7x365. Preview the suggested offerings below to see available training and  benefit from continuously added content as it becomes available in your subscription. Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription – NEW Oracle PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription – NEW Oracle WebLogic Server Learning Subscription – NEW Unlimited Product Learning Subscription - Best Value Oracle Database Upgrade Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking Learning Subscription Oracle Banking Platform Oracle Banking Digital Experience MySQL Learning Subscription Oracle Utilities Learning Subscription Oracle Retail Learning Subscription: Planning and Optimization (End User Edition) Primavera P6 EPPM Cloud Learning Subscription (End User Edition) Oracle is known for their quality training that is delivered in a variety of formats, Classroom, Live Virtual Training, and Training On Demand. We stand behind our offerings with a 100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee. Let our experts guide you through curriculum that will help you optimize your hardware and software investments. The June Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 1 Ed 1 TOD Java Performance Tuning Ed 1 TOD R12.x Oracle Project Management Fundamentals Ed 1 TOD Oracle Identity Federation 11g R2: Administration Ed 2 TOD Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration Ed 6 TOD Siebel Scripting Rel 15.5 Ed 1 TOD Developing Applications for the Java EE 7 Platform Ed 1 TOD Configuring and Deploying an Oracle ATG Web Commerce Site Rel 10.2 Ed 1 TOD Introduction to Oracle Policy Automation Ed 2 TOD JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Product Data Management Rel 9.2 Ed 1 TOD JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Forecast Management Rel 9.2 Ed 1 TOD JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Dev Tools I/II Accelerated Rel 9.2 Ed 1 TOD JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Administration Rel 9.2 Ed 1 TOD Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Advanced Integration and Development Ed 2 TOD Explore our featured available training and certification offerings for June 2018! New Oracle Certifications Certification: Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer Exam: Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900 Certification: PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Certified Implementation Specialist Exam: PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-631 Certification: PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.5x Certified Implementation Specialist Exam: PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.5x Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-632 Certification Really Does Matter From a higher salary to expanded skills and improved performance, the benefits of certification remain strong. If you're considering Oracle Certification, or just need the final push to begin your certification path, read this now!

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Autonomous System: the New Paradigm Shift

The new paradigm of computing is moving into automation of process, systems and application logic and building autonomous capabilities. The examples of driverless cars and drones draw us towards autonomous systems where decision making uses AI and executes actions based on the context. The human thinking automation and building autonomous capabilities is quite complex, given the dynamically changing environment and need for constant optimization of responses. The autonomous decision systems should have a strategy to collect continuous data, analyze and make decisions on the behalf of the human intervention. This is quite complex in terms of the predictability. So the 2 A's (Automation and Autonomous) will become more refined going forward, creating systems which are self-running and self-optimized. Let's take a look at how the database system evolved. In the past, it involved highly intensive labor of creating, managing, upgrading and maintaining the data management system. Being a DBA would involve writing complex queries to manage and maintain various versions of the database for decades.  Cloud Computing automated the key tasks of a DBA, like installation and patching. This helped the DBA  evolved into a new role of an architect or data science professional, focusing on the business problems of customers rather than mundane, repetitive tasks.  The current trend with AI and machine learning creates a new dimension of computing which can be used to train the database to learn and automate more complex tasks. For example, the modern database today would defend itself from a malicious attack. A middleware system can fine tune some system parameters based on the load on the web server. In a nutshell, autonomous systems should define ways where we can train or rehearse certain design patterns in database middleware logic, which would help the system to control itself. Given the future AI system will become a defacto standard on software engineering and development, the trend will be popular in the future. Some of the salient features of autonomous systems: Automating business logic proactively and more prescriptive based on dynamic scenario; i.e. a log file analysis, would help the system fine tune some intrinsic parameters Self-tuning based on inputs in the system; the system identifies, protects and also takes corrective actions to tune the system when there is common attacks Can be product-specific or industry-specific and can help automate key tasks which need manual intervention today; autonomous system management will need more highly skilled labor to define architectural parameters Reduce overhead on administrators and operations team and help them move to new, innovative roles Autonomous systems need continuous optimization parameters based on context The autonomous system can be applied to all layers of software, data, platform and application. The operational tasks are automated using a machine learning algorithm. What’s the difference between automated versus autonomous? With automation the customer gets to decide when and where to push the button to automate the task, but they are also on the hook if something goes wrong. Customers can choose to just use automation or hand over all management to the system to make decisions based on context and take corrective actions when something goes wrong. Here are a few examples of how Oracle has built autonomous capabilities into the cloud: 1) Autonomous Database Oracle Vision for Autonomous Database Self-driving User defines service levels - database makes them happen Self-securing Protection from both external attacks and malicious internal users Self-repairing Automated protection from all downtime The autonomous database removes monotonous tasks done by DBAs, including: Configuration and tuning of systems, network and storage Database provisioning, patching Database backups, H/A, disaster recovery Database optimization And focuses on new areas like data science, and the following business objectives: End-to-end service level management Application related tuning Data security and data lifecycle management Architecture, planning, data modeling 2) Autonomous Data Warehouse Autonomous Data warehouse cloud can be used for: Data Warehousing OLTP JSON Documents, Simple Key-value Operations, IoT Graph Analytics to fine tune itself based on the context. 3) Platform as Service Oracle Platform as Service would define the following as some paradigms for autonomous systems: Self-driving: eliminates human labor to provision, secure, monitor, backup, recover, troubleshoot and tune Self-securing: automatically applies security updates with no downtime Self-repairing: automation eliminates administrator errors Oracle Platform as Service creating new autonomous systems, such as: Self learning Chat-bots Automated data warehouse and data management Predictive orchestration Automated data discovery Automated code generation The Oracle Cloud Platform as Service and Infrastructure as Service teams are building autonomous capabilities into their products. It's important to understand the products and also leverage these capabilities for the business. Contact your Oracle University education sales representative to learn more about the new cloud PaaS, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and autonomous platform and database training. Explore the cloud solution on IAAS and PAAS for professionals. 

The new paradigm of computing is moving into automation of process, systems and application logic and building autonomous capabilities. The examples of driverless cars and drones draw us towards...