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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

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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

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....

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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.

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...

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. ­

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...

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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

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,...

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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...

Using Polls to Encourage Interaction and Involvement

Written by Nadav Almog 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.

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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.

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...

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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

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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.  

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...

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.

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...

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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 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. ----------------------- 1. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/overview/index.html 

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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

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...

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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!

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...

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

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...

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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!

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...

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.

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...

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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

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...

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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

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...

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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!

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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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Take FREE Introductory SaaS Training with Oracle LaunchPad

At Oracle, we are committed to your success.  As part of our new SaaS Support Services, customers can access high-quality, free, online, introductory training through Oracle LaunchPad.  Training is available for administrators, implementers, business users, and anyone interested in learning more about their SaaS applications.  A Quick and Easy Way to Learn about Your Cloud Applications Oracle LaunchPad is a quick and easy way to start learning about your cloud applications.  You have access to thousands of topics built on a modern, easy-to-navigate platform with powerful filtering that allows you to search and learn about specific cloud topics of interest.  The training is task-focused with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions.  Learn the essentials and best practices for Oracle Cloud SaaS applications.  It is designed to accelerate adoption and to help you take advantage of the continuous innovation within Oracle Cloud Applications.   The training covers: HCM Cloud ERP Cloud Sales Cloud Marketing Cloud Training for the following Oracle Cloud SaaS applications will soon be available in Oracle LaunchPad: Supply Chain Management Cloud Service Cloud CPQ Cloud Key Features With Oracle LaunchPad you get a host of features to keep you engaged: 24/7 online access Thousands of topics for multiple Oracle Cloud SaaS applications Multiple Ways to Learn: By Cloud Application By Product Area within a Cloud Application By Job Role By Level Powerful filtering to help you quickly find topics of interest Learning paths designed for administrators, implementers, and business users to guide you through your cloud learning experience - training is grouped into modules sorted by specific skills and topics  Quizzes to check your level of understanding Practices to reinforce your learning Gamification allows you to earn points and accumulate badges as you learn Personalized dashboard to track your progress and set your learning preferences Social sharing to quickly share content with others through email and social media Updated regularly to help keep you current Start learning now:  education.oracle.com/launchpad

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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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June Highlights - Oracle University Courses and Certifications

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. 

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Oracle CX Cloud Training: Your Fastest Path to Full Implementation

Oracle University’s Cloud training is at the apex of modern learning, meeting the needs of today’s businesses in a world of continually evolving technology platforms and services. When moving to the cloud, you want your implementation completed within a minimum time frame and with minimum business disruption. But how do you measure these? Can any software system be considered fully implemented if it is not yet fully adopted? From a technical standpoint, your SaaS platform may be deployed rapidly and without any negative impact on business operations. But what will the result be, if your customer-facing employees are stuck on a particular process task, confused, or generally not comfortable using the new platform? The likelihood is that staff productivity and morale, operational efficiency, and the bottom line will all be adversely impacted. This is not only undesirable, but particularly ironic, considering that many companies choose the cloud specifically to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and minimize employee frustrations. User adoption, then, is critical to meeting your cloud objectives, and is inextricably linked with implementation success. The fundamental question to ask, therefore, when moving to the cloud, is, “How do I ensure the shortest time and minimum business interruption for both the technical implementation and the user adoption?” It’s all about having the right cloud enablement plan Oracle University is committed to your cloud success, and has developed a comprehensive range of learning solutions designed to accelerate and ensure problem-free cloud enablement at both the technical and operational levels. Among these are Oracle’s instructor-led Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes and Training On Demand. Our Cloud Learning Subscriptions and in-app Guided Learning solutions are particularly popular and are highly suited for cloud enablement.  Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions give you anytime anywhere access to high-quality training content, with learning paths based on each person’s job role and user experience. The learning subscription format enables employees to rapidly find what they need – through highly searchable video content – and to learn at their own pace and according to their own schedules. Oracle Guided Learning is an innovative education solution that sits directly within the app itself, delivering role-based training at the point of use by providing users with a walk-through guide for each process step. The Guided Learning format ensures that your employees never get stuck, regardless of how, when, where, or how often they use the application. A non-disruptive "Guided Learning" icon is embedded inside the live application. Tasks are displayed based on the role of the user and their location within the application. Both solutions are demonstrated to accelerate adoption in a smooth, seamless way. These solutions are specifically designed for the new cloud paradigm – where software release cycles are becoming shorter, and applications are being continually updated with new features and functionality Both solutions are instantly updated as the cloud software evolves – enabling your users to seamlessly adopt all the latest technologies, and your business to continually operate at the peak of competitiveness To learn more about Oracle’s approach to cloud enablement, check out the recent webcast: Oracle CX Cloud Training: Your Fastest Path to Full Implementation, presented by David Dodds. About the Webcast Presenter David Dodds has 17 years of experience with Oracle University in various Sales Consulting and Education Delivery roles. His background prior to joining Oracle includes positions in financial management and Higher Education administration. At Oracle University, David has served as a Delivery Practice Manager, Custom and End User Training Practice Manager, and Education Sales Consultant. Did you enjoy the webcast replay? Be sure to check out our previous webcasts: Next Generation Data Management Cloud Training Solutions for Oracle Global Human Resources Learn more about Oracle University cloud training solutions.

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Java Programming Career Opportunities Projected to Grow 17% through 2024

Written with insight from Glenn Maslen, Senior Manager, Curriculum Product Management The future is looking bright for beginners who would like to become Java programmers. From 2014 to 2024, career opportunities for Java programmers are expected to increase 17%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) According to Payscale, Java developers earned a median salary of $72,936, as of January 2017 Computer software developers who develop applications should see a projected 19% growth in job opportunities during this 10-year time period The BLS reports the median salary for computer software engineers who develop applications in 2015 was $98,260 High demand and high pay seem like two good reasons to learn Java, right? If the above mentioned statistics and projections caught your attention, consider enrolling in Oracle University's Java SE: Programming I training course to develop the skills employers look for in new hires. Become a Java Programmer by Taking Hands-On Training This Java programming course teaches programmers who are new to Java all about its concepts, language constructs, and data types. Expert Java instructors will explore exception handling, lambda expressions, and modular programming. It's designed for programmers who will apply these language skills to develop programs using the latest versions of the JDK, such as Java 10. View the New Java 10 Features Local-Variable Type Inference Consolidate the JDK Forest into a Single Repository Garbage-Collector Interface Parallel Full GC for G1 Application Class-Data Sharding Thread-Local Handshakes Remove Native-Header generation Tool (javah) Additional Unicode :Language-Tag Extensions Heap Allocation on Alternative Memory Devices Experimental Java-Based JIT Compiler Root Certificates Time-Based Release Versioning Java is on a rapid-release development cycle. Oracle University will release training as course content is made available. This course will deep dive into the latest Java Programming content, including: Key features of the Java language Java classes Introduction of data, associated with Java Working with objects and doing more with arrays Manipulating and formatting data in your program Creating and using methods And more… When it comes to Java, there is no one who teaches it better than Oracle University. Take your Java training from the source by enrolling in Java SE: Programming I. Learn Oracle from Oracle and gain valuable insight to begin a highly promising Java programming career.

Written with insight from Glenn Maslen, Senior Manager, Curriculum Product Management The future is looking bright for beginners who would like to become Java programmers. From 2014 to 2024, career...

What is Siebel Open UI Essentials Training and Why Is It Important?

Written by Elspeth Payne, Principal Product Manager for Oracle University One of our most popular courses, Siebel Open UI Essentials Ed 2, is now available as a digital online, Training On Demand (TOD) course!  TOD training easily fits into your busy schedule and can be taken in segments. Explore Siebel Open IU Essentials Training This Siebel Open UI Essentials training introduces you to: Open UI user interface Architecture Administration You can then dive into the application programming interface (API) to control the look and behavior of the Siebel application. Duncan Ford from Oracle Siebel Engineering is a Siebel enthusiast.  In a recent conversation, he said, “This course promises to equip attendees with a solid understanding of how Open UI works; essentially the keys to the kingdom for Siebel user interface control. While the Siebel UI has for many years been customisable, the level of control you had was limited in many ways which developers had no ability to work around. The Open UI project’s aims were to release the chains around the user interface in order to free it from the grasp of Internet Explorer and MS Windows.” By investing in this course, you'll walk away with the ability to use the JavaScript API. Develop skills to write code to address common customization requirements, including using external, third party libraries Learn when and where to add code (the hooks into the framework) and methods to use for obtaining desired outcomes Expert Oracle instructors demonstrate how to use the new architecture through a series of examples Dive into these Siebel Open UI Essentials training topics: Understanding Siebel Open UI architecture Administering Siebel Open UI customizations Customizing applets and the overall look and feel of the application using the Siebel Open UI JavaScript API Making List applet and non-applet customizations Using Siebel Tools in conjunction with the JS API to customize Siebel Open UI behavior Making simple customizations in themes, cascading style sheets, and Open UI desktop applications Calling a Siebel Business Service and adding custom user properties to object definitions Debugging common coding problems Using Siebel Tools to customize Siebel Open UI behavior Migrating customizations Duncan continued: “There’s no question that Siebel is becoming a niche product and that Open UI has created a strong demand for those capable of understanding and modifying it. Demonstrating ability in this area should make it very easy to raise your value to customers and partners that continue to use what it is still considered today as the most complete CRM system available.” “Imbued with the knowledge from this course, there should be no customization requirement that remains outside the control of the attendee, although it will take much follow up practice to fully grasp, through experience, the lessons learned. Ideally attendees should already have a good feel for the nuts and bolts of Siebel configuration, but this isn’t an absolute requirement. More useful would be a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as this is the primary toolkit which UI developers will work with every day. Once the course is complete, attendees will have covered all the tools required to create responsive Siebel user interfaces that work on almost all browser/device combinations.” What You Should Know Before Taking Siebel Open UI Essentials We recommend you have a background in Siebel Tools when you take this Siebel Open UI Essentials Ed 2 course. You’ll use Siebel Tools in conjunction with the JSAPI to customize Siebel Open UI behavior. Please note this course does not teach JavaScript, CSS or HTML. This bundled course is a combination of Siebel Open UI Foundations and Siebel Open UI Advanced JavaScript API. Having this bundled together provides you with extra value. Get started today!

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DBA's Journey to the Cloud

By Sharath Bhujani, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager: Database and Systems If you are a part of the Information Technology tribe, then you know the new meaning of the word “Cloud” by now. If you are an experienced Database Administrator (DBA), you might be wondering “how to become a Cloud DBA”. This blog will try and answer some of the key questions you might have about this topic. After reading this post, you will be able to carve out a learning path for yourself and plan your journey to Oracle Cloud. The Future is Bright for DBAs With more and more organizations moving to cloud, there has been a lot of debate about the future role of DBAs. As DBAs, it is best for us to debate this in a positive light, as cloud solutions can open up new possibilities. If you don’t have to perform mundane tasks, you will have time to innovate and do more. Now is the opportunity for DBAs to evolve the role by moving from being data custodians to taking on strategic roles within organizations. If you have been following the history of “computing,” you will have noticed its direct correlation with the evolution of database systems. Something that has remained unchanged since the beginning of database systems is the fact that we still store, sort, search, and seek data in order to derive information. What is really changing is WHERE we store the data and HOW we access it. Since I am a DBA at heart, I need to add this: what is also changing is the type and amount of data being stored - the Big Data. Hence, the easiest way to answer these lingering questions around “how to become a Cloud DBA” is to identify where we are, get clarity about where we need to be, and grab the opportunity. Skilled Cloud DBAs Are in Demand Cloud is already a part of our life, however, what remains unchanged is the need for skilled DBAs. Databases will move to the cloud, but organizations will still need experienced DBAs to make those judgment calls and decide the best course of action for a given situation. Oracle Cloud Oracle Cloud offers the best-in-class services designed specifically to: Increase IT agility and efficiency Reduce operational expenditures Increase data security for organizations around the world Cloud services are offered across SaaS (Software as a Service), DaaS (Data as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a service). Explore various cloud services offered across these areas. Pay specific attention to “Platform (PaaS) > Data Management” services, as DBAs needs to watch this space closely to stay on top of things. The advantage of going to a Cloud service provider like Oracle is that users can leverage a familiar tool set and a intuitive user experience on a standardized and secure enterprise-grade cloud platform, built with the same software and architecture with which they are already familiar. On Oracle Cloud, experienced DBAs can do what they have been doing with much ease using cloud tooling. DBAs can still find time to innovate and evolve their roles. For instance, think about all the activities you would perform to install database software, create a database, and get it into an operational mode. More importantly, think about the time you would spend to get this done. Now take a look at a similar scenario on Oracle Cloud. When you log into your account and place a request for a Database Cloud Service instance, this is what Oracle Cloud does behind the screen before provisioning a fully functional database instance: This is just one example that illustrates that cloud services are feature-rich and simplify tedious and time-consuming tasks. With technology like AI and Autonomous Database at our disposal, Oracle Cloud has a lot to offer. DBAs can devote their time to other aspects of the cloud, such as data securing, auditing, compliance, governance, and transformation. DBAs should play a key role in transforming organizations.  Speak to your management, business users and analysts to develop an understanding of their requirements and expectations about moving to the cloud. Moving to the cloud requires a lot of planning - DBAs need to help organizations with considerations while choosing which applications to move to the cloud and what kind of workloads can move to the cloud. DBAs should help formulate a migration strategy. Create Your Learning Path to Become a Cloud DBA Now that we have identified where we are and where we need to be, let's take a look at how to get there. Skills sets! You will need all the DBA skills you have acquired as well as some new cloud based skills. This is all it takes to become a Cloud DBA. Though you may find yourself in unfamiliar territory when you get started, you will feel very much at home once you complete this journey. You can complete this journey by earning an Oracle Cloud certification. Oracle University has specifically designed Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions to assist you with every aspect of this journey. Learning subscriptions are available for each technology area; the training in each subscription is updated with each product release. The Data Management Cloud Learning Subscription is the place to be for DBAs.  Purchasing a subscription gives you access to digital training content that will empower you to become a skilled, certified and sought after cloud DBA. “Become a Cloud DBA” is a great learning path to get started The “Database Administration on the Oracle Cloud” course within this subscription will teach you everything you need to know about administering an Oracle Database in the cloud Key activities you will perform + things you will learn when you subscribe: Develop an overall understanding of Oracle Cloud services Create a database deployment on Oracle Cloud Use the Database Cloud Service Console Configure network access to your cloud database Manage the Compute node users and storage Backup, recover, scale up and patch your database deployment Secure your cloud database Use Oracle Database REST APIs Delete database deployment Get Started Start by revisiting and refreshing your core DBA skills, if required, as this is your foundation. The stronger your foundation, the more you will thrive when you move to the cloud. Gather all the database administration tricks, as you will need them, alongside an understanding of the new cloud tooling and cloud console. Get started transforming your role as a DBA. Explore what Oracle Database 18c and Oracle Autonomous Database has in store for DBAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqk5zZCylXo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDgm4MAMckM

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The Power of Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Training Now Available!

Written with expert insight from Dominique Jeunot, Oracle Database Curriculum Developer Learn How to Fully Utilize the Latest in Oracle Database Technology Oracle Database is the world’s most popular database and is widely regarded in the industry as providing the fastest, most scalable, reliable and cost effective database technology. Oracle Database 18c Increase the value of your Oracle Database 18c software purchase by taking training that saves you time, demonstrates the new features of the product, offers you expert insight and helps you develop the skills you need to leverage the capabilities – so you get more out of your investment. “Oracle Database 18c is the latest generation of this technology and is designed with new Multitenant Architecture functionality that works intrinsically well with the Oracle Database your Data Center runs-on, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Database and Engineered Systems, allowing In the Cloud, On-Premises and Hybrid Cloud environment deployments.”1 Oracle Database 18c continues to innovate as the first Oracle Database product that will follow an annual release model.  This results in a simplification of the releases with a product that introduces new changes more frequently. A new naming convention is also introduced that reflects the year in which the product launched so you can readily identify when the release was made. Customers can experience the latest features and product enhancements, taking advantage of new and unique capabilities. Oracle Database 18c Training Oracle University is committed to helping business of all sizes and their employees learn Oracle from Oracle. Our training courses fully utilize the latest database technology for secure and cost-effective deployment of transactional and analytical workloads. Let our experts teach you how to leverage the new features released in Oracle Database 18c within your business. According to a recent Oracle white paper introducing Oracle Database 18c, “Oracle Database 18c brings new functionalities and enhancements to features previously released in Oracle Database 12c R2: Multitenant Architecture for solid cost savings and agility In-Memory Column Store brings substantial performance gains for real-time analytics Native Database Sharding for high availability of a vast number of web applications Many more critical capabilities for enhanced database performance, high availability, security, analytics leveraging Data Warehousing and application development2 Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1 training explores:  Leveraging Multitenant Enhancements Manage application PDBs fleet Manage PDB snapshots carousel (see video below) Benefit from dynamic container map Understand lockdown profile inheritance and create and use static and dynamic lockdown profiles Use refreshable copy PDB switchover (see video below) Managing Security Create and use a schema only account Isolate PDB keystores Export and import database links Configure encryption of sensitive data in Database Replay files Explain direct Active Directory Services integration Using RMAN Enhancements Reuse preplugin backups before and after a non-CDB conversion as a PDB or a PDB migration to another CDB Clone active PDB into another CDB using DUPLICATE and duplicate an on-premises CDB to Cloud as encrypted Applying General Database Enhancements Manage private temporary tables Use the new Data Pump Import option of the DATA_OPTIONS parameter Online modification of partitioning and subpartitioning strategy Merging of partitions and subpartitions online Generate batched DDL by using DBMS_METADATA_DIFF package Improving Performance Configure Automatic In-Memory Use IMEs window capture Describe the new SQL Tuning Set package Describe the concurrency of SQL execution of SQL Performance Analyzer tasks and Result Set Validation Handling Enhancements in Big Data and Data Warehousing Query inlined external tables and manage in-memory external tables Use analytic view new query capabilities Create and use polymorphic table functions Describing Sharding Enhancements Describe the user-defined sharding method Understand support for PDBs as shards Describe Oracle GoldenGate enhancements for Oracle Sharding support Query system objects across shards Describe improved multi-shard query enhancements Additional Database 12c Courses & Info Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1 Database New Features Guide   How Training + Certification Keeps the DBA Relevant Managing PDBs is a part of leveraging multitenant enhancements. View these videos to find out more: Patrick Wheeler, Senior Director, Oracle Product Management, talks about the application of the Pluggable Database (PDB) Snapshot Carousel feature in this video.3 This video reviews the simple setup for refreshable PDB switchover.3 Questions? Please leave a comment below. _______________________________________________________________________ Oracle Database Licensing Information User Manual Oracle White paper, which Introduces Oracle Database 18c Oracle Featured product videos: PDB Snapshot Carousel feature in this video, refreshable PDB switchover video

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See How Easily You Can Learn Linux with this New Digital Solution

Written with insight from Antoinette O’Sullivan, Director of Training and Documentation for Linux and Virtualization Operating systems, containers, and virtualization are the fundamental building blocks of modern IT infrastructure. Operating on your choice of hardware—in your data center or in the cloud – the Linux Operating System provides the reliability, scalability, security, and performance for demanding enterprise workloads. The open source Linux kernel, in conjunction with tools, applications, and services bundled along with it, make up the efficient operating system called Linux.   Learn How to Administrate Linux If you're looking for reasons to learn Linux, the future earning potential for Linux professionals is looking bright. According to an annual tech survey performed by Dice, salaries for Linux professionals in the United States come in at over $100,000 annually, higher than the average $92,000 for tech pros nationally. To capitalize on this demand for Linux professionals, it's essential to develop in depth Linux administration skills. Why Purchase Oracle University's Linux Learning Subscription? Consuming the training content within the Linux Learning Subscription will help you understand and administrate the Linux Operating System. Identify with other key building blocks present in today's IT infrastructure.                 The knowledge you gain through this subscription can help transform your IT department from a cost center to a source for modernization. Subscription Linux Training: Features & Benefits Take training any time, starting and stopping as needed: it’s tough to take time away and dedicate multiple days to learning; this subscription lets you access continuously updated digital content 24/7 for 1 year, when your schedule allows. Go above and beyond general knowledge; develop marketable Linux expertise that dives deeply into specific areas: dynamically filter to view subscription content that's laser focused on individual areas of Linux. Simply choose a topic-based channel and start learning. Get targeted training that will empower you to get hired: view content that is custom designed to train you for specific job roles that work with Linux. Stay on top of the latest Linux releases, in real-time: interact with new course modules as they're released and watch expert webcasts. Beyond administrating the Linux Operating System itself, the Linux Learning Subscription includes one year of continuous access to content covering topics like Docker, Oracle Ksplice, OpenScap and the Linux Auditing System. Take Linux Training Online Watch on demand video courses to learn OpenStack, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) and Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux). Topics like Kubernetes will be available soon, as will others as they are developed. Subscription content is not only relevant to Oracle Linux administrators, but also to Red Hat and CentOS administrators as well. Learn more about these key topics, dive into Linux capabilities that enhance your business outcomes and interact with Linux instructors as you develop the skills you need. Key Linux Topics You'll Explore within this Subscription Docker Containerization is a key topic for IT departments today when virtualization and portability are key. According to a Linux.com article, “Docker is a tool that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that can run on any Linux server. This helps enable flexibility and portability where the application can run, whether on premises, public cloud, private cloud or bare metal.” Building on top of capabilities provided by the Linux kernel, a Docker container does not require or include a separate operating system. It relies on the kernel's functionality and uses resource isolation for CPU and memory and separate namespaces to isolate the application's view of the operating system. Because Docker containers are lightweight, a single server or virtual machine can run several containers simultaneously. Docker can be integrated into various infrastructure tools, including OpenStack, Kubernetes and Oracle Container Cloud Service. Oracle Ksplice Security is a key concern for all enterprises. Oracle Ksplice updates select, critical components of Oracle Linux customers’ installations with all the important security patches, without any need to reboot. To adapt the varying requirements of different IT systems, Ksplice can be used with online and offline clients and on the cloud. OpenSCAP  OpenSCAP is an open source project that helps utilities implement the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) - a set of standard security specifications for computer systems. OpenSCAP tools automate the auditing of your system based on a specific security policy. Oracle Linux includes key OpenSCAP packages. Auditing The Linux Auditing System allows you to configure security rules and then record violations of these rules. Linux Auditing tracks user activity and system operations on your system. To reap the benefits of the Linux Auditing System, you should first learn how it fits into an overall approach to security and how to test rules for their impact on system performance. Take a few minutes to preview this one-year Linux Learning Subscription. Let easily consumable, topic-based videos created by Linux experts empower you with the knowledge and skills to get your job done - or get the job you want! Questions? Please leave a comment below.

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Taking a Driver’s Education for the Self-Driving Database

Just as autonomous cars are changing the role of drivers, the Oracle Autonomous Database is changing the role of database administrators (DBAs). It's empowering them to spend more time improving business processes and application development, for which new skillsets must be developed. When driving a car, you know that your focus must be on the road at all times. After all, you never know what is just around the next corner - it could be a large pothole, a jack-knifed truck, a stray dog or a pedestrian stepping out to cross the road. To ensure a safe and trouble-free journey, you must also pay attention to numerous other aspects of your car - for example, monitoring your speed to ensure you are always within the safety limits, checking your engine’s temperature to prevent overheating, and occasionally, dealing with the screaming kids in the back seat. Like the traditional car driver, traditional database administrators must juggle a variety of responsibilities. Broadly speaking, these can be split into two categories: Generic database and infrastructure tasks, such as provisioning new database systems, upgrading or patching existing databases, and performing backups. Strategic tasks which are more application-focused and business-oriented, such as optimizing data access, helping development teams to execute projects faster, improving the end user experience, and finding ways to get more value from the organization’s data. What does the Oracle Autonomous Database offer? Frequently, DBAs are so tied up with the first generic set of technical tasks, they cannot find the necessary dedicated time to address their more business-driven duties. This is where Oracle Autonomous Database provides unprecedented value. It combines the flexibility of the cloud and the power of machine learning to deliver data management as a service. Just as driverless cars free you up to focus on the more personal, less robotic tasks of the journey, Oracle Autonomous Database releases you from the mundane, generic database chores - opening up a new world of database administration possibilities. In essence, you simply define the service level that you need, and Oracle Autonomous Database makes it happen. It’s just like typing an address into your car’s satnav system, and sitting back, knowing that you will arrive safely and on time at your chosen destination. Traditional DBA Roles are Transforming With the emergence of autonomous databases, the traditional DBA role will transform to focus on more strategic aspects of the IT landscape, such as data modelling, security, application tuning, and data lifecycle management. DBAs will also cooperate more closely with both development teams and business lines, helping them to maximize use of database technologies to accelerate business-critical software projects. Future DBAs will therefore need to become experts in fields where they may currently be only scratching the surface. Business leaders and development teams will be looking to DBAs to advise on which database service the organization needs - both now and in the future - and to architect a full solution. DBAs will need to be intimately familiar with the full scope of modern database features and functionality. Becoming such a database guru means you must keep your skills constantly updated as the technology continues to evolve. To support you throughout your journey to excellence, Oracle University has developed specific training to enable you rise to the business challenges of tomorrow.  Oracle Database New Features courses For each significant release of the Oracle Database, Oracle University creates a New Features course. These are generally available in three formats designed to suit your particular learning preference and circumstances: Classroom Training, Live Virtual Class training, and Training On Demand. Check out our New Features courses for Oracle Database 12c R2: Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 1 Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 2 Oracle Database Upgrade Learning Subscription As the Oracle Database moves to a continuous release paradigm, right now is an ideal time to subscribe to the Oracle Database Upgrade Learning Subscription. The learning subscription format enables you to stay current with all new features as soon as they are released and to maintain your certification credential. This is a must-have solution for both new and experienced Oracle DBAs. Whichever learning method you choose, you can be sure that your future database skills will be highly sought after - and rewarded - as we continue our journey to autonomous systems. Never stop learning. Constantly retool for new technologies and stay current with the newest database releases to differentiate yourself from other candidates seeking DBA jobs. Learn more about the future of DBA role: view the infographic.

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Learn about the Technical Architecture for Oracle Database 12c R2

Oracle Database 12c R2 is built on a Multitenant Architecture,*1 which allows a single instance of software to run on a server and serves multiple tenants. With this multitenant architecture, a software application is designed to provide every tenant a dedicated share of the instance - including its data, configuration, user management, tenant individual functionality and non-functional properties.*2 Oracle Database 12c R2 Technical Online Poster Oracle’s curriculum development team created a new Oracle Database 12c Online Technical Architecture Poster. This help you understand the technical architecture of Oracle Database 12c R2. Discover the many features of this software. Navigate 29 slides with architectural diagrams for Container Databases, In-Memory, System Global Area (SGA), Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) and more.  This is a great tool for Oracle DBAs. Use this as a reference for understanding terminology and frameworks for Oracle Database 12c R2. New High Availability Oracle Database 12c R2 Courses For additional architectural information, view our new High Availability (HA) Oracle Database 12c R2 training courses. Learn about the Oracle Database HA Architectures for ASM, RAC and Clusterware, along with the Exadata Cloud Service. Expert instructors will guide you through installation and configuration tasks along with additional administration skills needed for monitoring, managing and troubleshooting these products.   Oracle Database 12c R2: ASM Administration Ed 2 - 2 Day Event This training teaches you about Oracle ASM architecture. Expert Oracle University instructors will help you develop a deeper understanding of both standard ASM and Flex ASM applications. In this course, you will be introduced to Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Oracle Database 12c R2: RAC Administration Ed 2 - 4 Day Event This course will teach you about Oracle RAC database architecture. Expert Oracle University instructors will deep dive into Global Resources and Cache Fusion. Get introduced to Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware Administration Ed 2 - 4 Day Event This course will explore general cluster concepts and Oracle Clusterware architecture. Work with expert Oracle University instructors through interactive instruction and hands-on exercises to reinforce your learning. Begin exploring Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Get started today learning more about the architecture of Oracle Database 12c R2, which is critical for the skill-set of every Oracle DBA.   *1 Source: Oracle Database Concepts Website. *2 Source: Multitenancy Wikipedia Website

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May Highlights - Oracle University Courses & Certifications

It's May - spring has more than officially sprung! Here Oracle University, we're excited to announce the launch of new training courses that will teach you how to make the most of your Oracle technology investment. And if you want to validate your product knowledge and make yourself more marketable with an Oracle Certification, you'll be glad to know we're always rolling out new associate, professional and master credentials. Boost your skill set throughout the year through an Oracle Learning Subscription. Year-long subscriptions combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one easy solution. These offerings can be accessed 24x7x365. Unlimited Product Learning Subscription Best Value Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription New! 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 Primavera P6 EPPM Cloud Learning Subscription (End User Edition) Whether you purchase a year-long subscription or a standalone training course, investing in product-related training through Oracle University will help you become more productive during your daily job. You'll master Oracle products you use every day to become more efficient, while building in demand skills that make you more marketable. The May Spotlight is on the following courses: Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1 Oracle Database 12c R2: RAC Administration Ed 2 Oracle Database 12c R2: ASM Administration Ed 2 Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware Administration Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Oracle Linux 7: System Administration Ed 2 MySQL Performance Tuning Ed 4 Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers Ed 2 Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration II Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Troubleshooting Workshop Siebel Fundamentals Rel 15.5 Ed 1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets Accounting Rel 9.2 Ed 1 PeopleSoft Query Rel 8.55 /BI Publisher Power Rel 8.53 Combo PeopleSoft PS / nVision for General Ledger Rel 9.2 PeopleTools Server Admin Rel 8.54 Delta/Oracle SES Configuration Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop Oracle Insurance Policy Administration Configuration I v11 Database Administrator Certification Exams Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration | 1Z0-072 Java Programmer Certification Exam Java SE 8 Programmer I | 1Z0-808 Oracle Cloud Certifications Spring into a new certification with a number of new Oracle Cloud exams! Check out the robust Cloud Learning Subscriptions offerings that integrate 24X7 all digital training and certification exams for maximum benefit. Exam: Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise 2018 Associate Developer | 1Z0-927 Certification: Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise 2018 Certified Associate Developer Exam: Oracle Management Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-930 Certification: Oracle Management Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Cloud Security 2018 Associate | 1Z0-933 Certification: Oracle Cloud Security 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-935 Certification: Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Analytics Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-936 Certification: Oracle Analytics Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Learning Subscription: Business Analytics Cloud Services Cloud Learning Subscription Get started today!

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Prepare to Migrate Your Database to Oracle Cloud

Written by Sandeep Arora, Principal Certification Exam Developer Oracle provides various methods and tools to migrate an on-premises database to Oracle Cloud.   The migration is simplified because Oracle Database Cloud Service offers the same standards, functionality and products as Oracle’s on-premises database.  This reduces the capital expenditure, operations cost, and provisioning time.  Knowing how to migrate your database to the cloud, planning the migration, and understanding the factors that influence the selection of a migration strategy are critical. Why Migrate to Oracle Cloud? Oracle Cloud enables the development, extension, connection and security of cloud applications, along with data sharing. Benefits of migrating to the cloud include: quick deployments, flexibility, scalability, increased productivity with lower costs and enhanced security features. More importantly, Oracle products work better on Oracle Cloud. Management of the database is straightforward in the cloud. In a few steps, you can provision and start using your database in the cloud. Traditional or On-Premises Oracle Cloud * Specify and procure hardware * Request database deployment via the Cloud * Configure hardware * Adjust capacity as demand changes * Deploy hardware * Not applicable * Add hardware and reconfigure stack as demand grows * Not applicable * Deploy database * Not applicable * Manual scheduling of backups * Automatic scheduling of backups * Manual database recovery * Automated recovery using Database Services console * No by default encryption * Default encryption for user-defined tablespaces   What Can Be Migrated to Oracle Cloud? You can migrate a Standby Database, Non-Production Database, Production Database, non-CDB Databases, CDB Databases, Pluggable Databases, Tablespace, Schemas, and Objects to Oracle Cloud. How to Migrate Your Database to Oracle Cloud? There are various ways to migrate on-premises databases to Oracle Cloud. Some of them are: Using Database Backup Cloud Service Data Guard Physical Standby Cloning a Remote PDB or Non-CDB Transportable Tablespace / Database Data pump import and export Plugging in a Non-CDB Planning Your Migration The following are points to consider when planning your migration: Discovery: check database version, size, OS, endian, DB links and business dependencies Analysis: identify and classify all objects, installed options, compression and partitioning, invalid objects Planning: check cloud readiness and develop a migration plan Migration: perform database migration by using the appropriate migration strategy as per the requirement Validation: validate migrated objects and row counts How to Choose a Cloud Migration Strategy There are multiple factors which should be taken in to consideration before you start the migration.   Your migration strategy will depend on the following: Data Size: knowing the size of the data will help determine which shape of the deployment is required for the migration Application Down Time: straight forward migration strategy may not provide the benefits of minimal outage. To address this issue, you can take advantage of an advanced migration method that uses Data Guard or Golden Gate Network Connectivity: FastConnect can be used to migrate to Oracle Cloud. It offers improved speed and security compared to migrating data over the Internet Business Criticality: to maintain the availability of the production databases, pre-production and dev or testing databases must be migrated to Cloud first Data Complexity: some migration methods have limitations for particular data types, which should be taken into consideration before selecting the migration strategy Extend Your DBA Skills to the Cloud With a move to the cloud, Oracle DBAs will need to rely on their existing core skills, as well as extend their skill set depending on the deployment options and specific Oracle Database Cloud service that is used.  Furthermore, cloud DBAs will also need to develop an understanding of some new tools.   If you'd like to become a cloud DBA or want to explore migration types and strategies, Oracle University offers two types of training: 1) Oracle Data Management Cloud Learning Subscription This comprehensive, digital learning solution will teach you all about migrating your database to the cloud and will teach you how to become a Cloud DBA. You'll learn how to use Database Cloud Service, Database Backup Cloud Service, and additional Oracle Data Management Cloud Services. This subscription includes: 24/7 access to complete sets of high quality training videos taught by top Oracle experts Lab access for hands-on practice Relevant Oracle Cloud certification exams to validate your expertise All of the training within this learning subscription is updated with each product release, thereby providing a continuous learning experience. This feature enables you to stay up-to-date with the changes and quickly leverage new features to benefit your organization. Learn More 2) Individual Courses The following courses may interest you. They are delivered in our Live Virtual Class format by expert instructors. Take live, interactive digital training in real-time, with deep-dive labs over the Internet.  Migrating Your Oracle Database to the Oracle Cloud Oracle Database Cloud for DBAs Database Backup and Recovery Strategy for Oracle Cloud Implementing Disaster Recovery Using Data Guard on DBCS Whether you subscribe to a year's worth of constant refreshed training or take a single course online, Oracle University will help you prepare to effectively migrate your database to the cloud.

Written by Sandeep Arora, Principal Certification Exam Developer Oracle provides various methods and tools to migrate an on-premises database to Oracle Cloud.   The migration is simplified because...

Global Human Resources Training: Oracle University’s Approach to Cloud Enablement

Oracle University’s Cloud training is at the forefront of modern education, enabling you to master the rapidly evolving technology platforms and services which are critical to meeting tomorrow’s business challenges. Today’s technology – particularly cloud technology – is now so central to organizational success that it is often perceived as a company’s greatest asset. But there is and always has been a much greater one – its human resources. After all, how can you even select the right technology without first having the right people to select it? Recruit, Onboard, Develop & More Recognizing the fundamental need to effectively recruit, onboard, develop, manage, reward, empower, and engage their workforces, innovative companies have invested in advanced technologies like Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud to support their HR business processes. However, in order to ensure technology success – from deployment through to adoption and management – it is essential to maintain the ‘people first’ approach. This means prioritizing another core human resources process: learning. Human Resources in the Cloud Training Oracle University has developed a range of learning solutions for Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud to suit every need. From deployment technician to end user,  from single courses to continuous learning, and from classroom training to cloud-based adoption programs, we support you throughout the entire software lifecycle. To see how Oracle University Cloud learning enables both your technological and personal success, check out our latest webinar focusing on Training Solutions for Oracle Global Human Resources. FREE Webcast - Training Solutions for Oracle Global Human Resources This one-house webcast introduces you to common learning scenarios and training programs suited to the needs of your multi-functional workforce and provides an overview of Oracle’s learning solutions for Oracle Global Human Resources, including: Oracle University Courses – in person, live virtual, or Training On Demand classes Cloud Learning Subscriptions – interactive year-round learning, anytime, anywhere Guided Learning – just-in-time, in-app learning for your end users About the Webinar Presenter George Wickey joined Oracle in 2012 as a result of the Taleo acquisition. Presently he works as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Oracle University, helping companies 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. Watch the webcast replay here, presented by George, to learn how training can maximize your Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud investment. At Oracle University, the success of your human resources is our first priority. Did you enjoy the webcast replay? Be sure to check out our previous webcast on Next Generation Data Management Cloud. Learn more about Oracle University cloud training solutions.

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Deploy and Manage Pluggable Databases in the Oracle Public Cloud

Written by Eugene Simos, Oracle University Expert Instructor Using the DBAAS facility to create or migrate Oracle pluggable databases to the Oracle Cloud is a straightforward operation. In this post we will explore the possibilities to create pluggable databases on a DBAAS instance, and import /clone an encrypted pluggable from another database which is running as an IAAS VM simulating an “on site” configuration. For this purpose, a DBAAS service has been created to the Oracle Cloud. In a previous post, we used the cli command to provision such an instance. For this simple case, manual steps from the Cloud Console have been performed to create the following setup: As we need to access a remote db for the cloning scenario, a firewall rule has been set up for the DBAAS listener as: This initial provisioning has created the following dbaas layout: The fist pluggable pdb is created as follows: The next step is to configure the encryption set keys and test the new pluggable configuration: Check the value of the created TDE key with our pluggable: Now create a new pluggable from “scratch”: Creating a new TDE key is resolving the encryption issues: For the next step, we will clone an encrypted pluggable from a remote site to our DBAAS instance: The encrypted pdb is created; however, it is in restricted state: There are violations related to different patch levels between the source and the target cloned db: The violations are corrected with the following script: Set up new TED keys: Connect as an existing user to this pluggable and execute a simple request from the encrypted tables: The creation of a new pluggable needs an update to the tnsnames.ora of the dbaas instance: About the Author: Eugene Simos is based in France and joined Oracle through the BEA-Weblogic Acquisition, where he worked for the Professional Service, Support and Education for major accounts across the EMEA Region. He worked in the banking sector, ATT and Telco companies giving him extensive experience on production environments. Eugene currently specializes in Oracle Fusion Middleware, teaching an array of courses on Weblogic/Webcenter, Content,BPM /SOA/Identity-Security/GoldenGate/Virtualisation/Unified Comm Suite) throughout the EMEA region.

Written by Eugene Simos, Oracle University Expert Instructor Using the DBAAS facility to create or migrate Oracle pluggable databases to the Oracle Cloud is a straightforward operation. In this post we...

What’s New from Oracle JD Edwards?

Written by: Robert Monahan, Vice President, Product Management – Oracle JD Edwards Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle University held a free live webinar on April 3rd for customers interested in keeping up with the latest enhancements in EnterpriseOne Release 9.2. This interactive session focused on the new features and benefits for EnterpriseOne and how customers can extend their business value using this platform. The webinar was also an opportunity for participants to raise questions and get their answers from the source. If you missed the event, below you will find the top questions answered. View the complete webinar recording Q&A session from the free live webinar: Extending Your Business Value on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2 Q: How many JD Edwards customers are there in North America and worldwide? A: While Oracle does not publish specific users by product line, Oracle JD Edwards currently has thousands of global customers running their business with the JD Edwards products.   Q: What is the price of the JD Edwards Orchestrator?            A: The JD Edwards Orchestrator is included as part of your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools license. Therefore all customers and users are licensed to the use of the Orchestrator.   Q: Will the JD Edwards Orchestrator help replace existing middleware used for integrations? A: The Orchestrator will not replace any of the existing integration methods Oracle JD Edwards currently supports, such as Business Services or Z-tables. Those continue to be supported. The Orchestrator is an addition to our current JD Edwards integration tools. Likewise, the JD Edwards Orchestrator does not replace other Oracle integration tools such as the Integration Cloud Service product. Each product has its own integration purpose. It is all about having multiple integration tools to give customers the option to use the tool that best meets their needs.    Q: Is JD Edwards Orchestrator licensed separately or included in enterprise license for customers? A: The JD Edwards Orchestrator is not licensed separately. It is included as part of your JD Edwards Tools license (either JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Core Tools and Infrastructure or Oracle Technology Foundation for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne).   Q: Is this Object Tracking available for older releases from Xe as well? A: Object Tracking is available with JDE Tools Release 9.2, Update 2. Tools Release 9.2 is only compatible with Applications Releases 9.2, 9.1, and 9.0.   Q: Is there any training regarding Server Manager? A: Yes, and if you are interested in this topic, you can find more information on the LearnJDE.com website available here.   Q: What are the steps taken to improve data security in Cloud applications in wake of recent data breaches worldwide? A: Oracle continually researches and delivers security patches for all of our supported products. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne delivers security patches through maintenance packs and Updates to the JDE Tools product.  Interested in further details on this topic? View the full webinar recording here. About the Author Robert Monahan is the Vice President of Product Management for the Oracle JD Edwards product organization. He is responsible for the product roadmap requirements definition, new product pricing and packaging, as well as product releases. Mr. Monahan has over 30 years of experience with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World products. During this time, he has worked in roles such as Product Support, Development, Consulting, Quality Assurance, Product Management, and Product Strategy organizations. Prior to joining Oracle JD Edwards, Mr. Monahan has held several research positions within Chevron. Mr. Monahan holds a bachelor's degree from LaSalle University and an MBA from Regis University.

Written by: Robert Monahan, Vice President, Product Management – Oracle JD Edwards Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle University held a free live webinar on April 3rd for customers interested in keeping up...

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Oracle University Courses & Certifications: April Highlights

Spring into action!   Combine technology lessons, expert videos, best practices, demonstrations, labs and more into one subscription solution. Oracle Learning Subscriptions can be accessed 24x7x365. Preview new subscriptions to view digital content sorted by channel: Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription 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 Learning Subscription Oracle Banking Digital Experience Learning Subscription Oracle Utilities Learning Subscription Primavera P6 EPPM Cloud Learning Subscription (End User Edition) Oracle in known for quality digital or in-person training. We back up all of our offerings with a 100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee. Let our experts guide you through curriculum that helps you optimize your hardware and software investments. The April Spotlight is on the following courses: Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers Ed 2 Oracle Linux 7: System Administration Ed 2 Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Ed 6 Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration Ed 6 MySQL Performance Tuning Ed 4 Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers Ed 2 Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration II Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Troubleshooting Workshop Siebel Fundamentals Rel 15.5 Ed 1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets Accounting Rel 9.2 Ed 1 PeopleSoft Query Rel 8.55 /BI Publisher Power Rel 8.53 Combo PeopleSoft PS / nVision for General Ledger Rel 9.2 PeopleTools Server Admin Rel 8.54 Delta/Oracle SES Configuration R12.x Oracle HRMS iRecruitment Fundamentals New Certification Releases - Validate Your Expertise to Current & Future Employers Spring into a new certification with a number of new Oracle Cloud exams! Check out the robust Cloud Learning Subscriptions offerings that integrate 24X7 all digital training and FREE certification exams for maximum benefit. Exam: Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise 2018 Associate Developer | 1Z0-927 Certification: Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise 2018 Certified Associate Developer Exam: Oracle Management Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-930 Certification: Oracle Management Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Cloud Security 2018 Associate | 1Z0-933 Certification: Oracle Cloud Security 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-935 Certification: Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Exam: Oracle Analytics Cloud 2018 Associate | 1Z0-936 Certification: Oracle Analytics Cloud 2018 Certified Associate Learning Subscription: Business Analytics Cloud Services Cloud Learning Subscription Certification Really Does Matter From a higher salary to increased skills and 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. You will be ready to schedule your first exam by the time you get to the end.

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FREE Webcast: Next Generation Data Management Cloud Training

In today’s ever-evolving world of technology platforms and services, Oracle University’s Cloud training is at the forefront of modern learning – empowering you with the expert knowledge you need to deal with emerging business challenges. This month’s FREE webinar – Next Generation Data Management – introduces you to key Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) concepts. These include best practices for running database on cloud and developing a platform strategy for data management. Data Management Cloud Training Webinar: What to Expect > We take you through Oracle Database Cloud’s various offerings, as well as its advantages over on-premises setups – for example, automated provisioning, enhanced data security, and increased choice and deployment flexibility. > We’ll show you how to subscribe to, activate, and begin working with Oracle Cloud Services. > Learn how to create your very own database instance in the cloud. > Explore real-world use cases in data management; see how Oracle’s customers take advantage of various data management cloud services – for example, Compute Bursting to meet fluctuating data processing needs. > Finally, we’ll show you how you can build real competency in next generation data management through Oracle’s flexible, role-based cloud learning programs and associated certifications. About the speaker The webcast is presented by Susan Jang, a Senior Cloud Team Lead at Oracle University with over 15 years of experience as a technical trainer. Susan has developed numerous Oracle University courses and Learning Subscription sessions, and has deep experience working in and delivering training for Oracle Database, Oracle distributed systems, Oracle Security, Oracle Big Data, and Oracle PaaS and IaaS. Check out the recent Next Generation Data Management Cloud webcast to learn how the right cloud enablement plan can include training for you and your team. Learn more about cloud training solutions from Oracle University.

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PeopleSoft PeopleTools Training: New Digital Subscription Offers Real-Time Learning

Co-Authored with Nita Brozowski, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, PeopleSoft Training Get comprehensive training in real-time as new features are released through the new Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools Leaning Subscription. Oracle’s new training platform allows end users to take training at the learning path, course or module level. This easy to follow learning structure helps you quickly find the course topics that interest you so you can watch them on demand. Features of PeopleSoft PeopleTools Training  Dynamic filtering via controls at the top of the window allow you to search for topics that interest you. Select from the filters to display content by user role, product version or content type. Better application experience and operational efficiency in response to customer feedback. Improvements to PeopleSoft Tools that boost developer and end user productivity, as noted here. Introducing the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface PeopleSoft’s user experience has undergone an amazing change with the introduction of the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface. PeopleSoft applications are now responsively designed to enable users to access them across multiple devices, from smartphones to laptops, desktops and tablets. It's so much more than a mobile solution. PeopleSoft Fluid is an integrated user interface. No matter which device you use, you're presented with fundamentally the same user interface and experience. Learn about Fluid Use Interface and other popular PeopleSoft PeopleTools features within this newly-released subscription. Benefits of PeopleTools Training With PeopleTools training from Oracle University, your team will learn how to develop applications that incorporate PeopleSoft data. Empower your users with access to PeopleSoft information and analytic content. PeopleTools provides the underlying technology for all PeopleSoft applications. All PeopleSoft applications are built, deployed, and maintained using PeopleTools, which comprises over 400 tools, utilities, and technologies. From your developer to your system administrator to your implementer and business analyst, all of your team members can benefit from multiple training topic areas incorporated within this comprehensive subscription. Topics covered include: Application development PeopleTools administration Reporting setup PeopleTools and other third-party application integration PeopleTools upgrade process And more Oracle Digital Training -  Learning Subscriptions Oracle’s Product Learning Subscriptions provide you with immediate access to our digital curriculum. Access your learning subscriptions for an entire year, 24/7. This allows you to get trained on the latest product information as it becomes available, engage with Oracle experts, and track your progress. Preview the PeopleSoft PeopleTools Leaning Subscription today! We welcome your questions and comments in the space below.

Co-Authored with Nita Brozowski, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, PeopleSoft Training Get comprehensive training in real-time as new features are released through the new Oracle PeopleSoft...

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Need to Develop Applications? Learn How through Oracle’s NoSQL Database for Developers Training

Written by Brian Pottle, Oracle Senior Principal Curriculum Developer Dive into the concepts required to create applications for the Oracle NoSQL Database with the recently released Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers course from Oracle University. You will learn how to use the versioning feature of the Oracle NoSQL Database and how to execute atomic operations. Following that, you can view the consistency and durability policies and see how to implement consistency and durability for the KVStore. What is NoSQL? NoSQL is a whole new way of thinking about a database. It's like a database that does not follow the traditional relational database management system (RDMS) structure.  The NoSQL grouping supports key-value stores, document store, BigTable, and graph databases. It provides high performance with high availability, and offers a rich query language and is easily scalable. This two-day Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers course is designed to provide Big Data application developers with an understanding of how to implement Oracle NoSQL Database, version 4.5. This NoSQL Training will teach you how to: Use the Oracle NoSQL Database APIs as a developer for data loading and access. Access the KVStore from a Java application to store and manipulate data in a KVStore. Access JSON data using the Table API, and use the SQL for Oracle NoSQL Database API. The two features highlighted in the last bullet are new to this release of Oracle NoSQL Database. For more information on course topics and available schedules, explore Oracle NoSQL Database for Developers.

Written by Brian Pottle, Oracle Senior Principal Curriculum Developer Dive into the concepts required to create applications for the Oracle NoSQL Database with the recently released Oracle NoSQL...

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New Java Training Goes Beyond SE 9 & SE 10: Hear from Instructor Joe Boulenouar

Joe Boulenouar, Senior Principal Instructor for Java, shares his insight on Oracle’s new Java SE course. This course is relevant to both current and future releases of Java, including SE 9, SE 10 and beyond. Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Ed 1 NEW Written by Joe Boulenouar, Senior Principal Java Instructor for Oracle University Java students have been waiting for the new module system which became available with the Java SE 9 release. This modular system is built into the Java language and is usable at all levels: applications, libraries and the JDK itself. It addresses reliability, maintainability and security. With modularity, developers can do a better job building and maintaining libraries and big applications for both standard and enterprise editions. Along with the modularity being introduced, there are several additional features I think you will find valuable. This class also introduces the following features: The new jlink tool. Jlink is used to create a custom platform-specific runtime image optimized for your application. This helps avoid shipping your application with a fully loaded JDK installation. An interactive Read Evaluate Print Loop (REPL) with jshell. We can launch jshell from the console and start entering and executing Java code. With jshell we can at any time explore an API, language features, prototype ideas and incrementally write more complex code. Many convenience methods for collections and streams to empower developers, reduce boilerplate code, improve readability, improve performance and get the same amount of work done by typing less code. A new way of packaging application code so that it can support multiple JDK versions in a single JAR. It is called a multi-release JAR.  Private methods in interfaces. The advantage of this new feature is that private interface methods are more secure. They cannot be called from elsewhere. They limit the risk of exposing sensitive information. They lead to more predictable, maintainable and readable code.  An improved Javadoc. Javadoc enhancements include a simplified Doclet API, Javadoc search, support for generating HTML5 output, and support for documentation comments in module systems. A new HTTP client API that implements HTTP/2 and WebSocket. It can replace the legacy HttpURLConnection API. I will share all of these exciting new features with you and welcome you to join the classes I'm teaching. For available schedules, view this course description: Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features Ed 1 and look for the class that works best for you. I am looking forward to meeting you. If you have any questions I can answer, please ask them in the comments section below. Thank you! About the Instructor 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 research in the fields of Distributed Systems and Artificial Intelligence and has numerous publications in his fields of research.

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Increase LVM Partition Size for Your Oracle IAAS VM Server

Written by: Eugene Simos, Oracle University Expert Instructor There are several situations where you need to increase the size of your filesystems and maintain your original Linux directory structure. For example, you need to increase the size of the /u01 ../uX In this case, this can be achieved very easily by associating extra disks to your cloud instance and then using the LVM to resize your logical volumes. In this post, we will walk through the steps to increase the size of a Linux VM in the Oracle public cloud by creating and associating an additional disk to our system. Here are the steps: The initial disk size is 100Gb; we will add an extra 40Gb disk then we will use this 40Gb disk to increase the file system: We create a new storage volume, from the web console of the Oracle public IAAS storage configuration: Attach it to your instance: Log to your instance as root, execute the command fdisk –l to get the configuration of your disks: The new disk appears here as xvdc: Get the configuration of your cloud linux image by executing the commands pvs, vgs, lvs. We have 1 physical volume, 1 volume group, 2 logical volumes lv_root, lv_swap. We need to extend the lv_root volume. Execute the command fdisk /dev/xvdc: Then enter n, p, 1,  <enter> : Then convert the partition to lvm by entering t, 8e: Write the new partition info: w Create a new physical volume. First gat again the disks info by executing the fdisk –l. Then execute the command pvcreate /dev/xvdc1: The execution of the command pvs show now 2 physical volumes: Now we should extend the vg as following: The command pv scan shows now 2 pv volumes: The command lvdisplay show the lv of our cloud server , we need to extend the lv_root: Then we extend the lvg lv_root as lvextend /dev/vg_main/lv_root   /dev/xvdc1 and resize the file system as: resize2rs /dev/vg_main/lv_root The new size is seen by executing again the command lvdisplay of df -h: The newly added volume has increased the size of the file system of our cloud instance. About the Author: Eugene Simos is based in France and joined Oracle through the BEA-Weblogic Acquisition, where he worked for the Professional Service, Support and Education for major accounts across the EMEA Region. He worked in the banking sector, ATT and Telco companies giving him extensive experience on production environments. Eugene currently specializes in Oracle Fusion Middleware, teaching an array of courses on Weblogic/Webcenter, Content,BPM /SOA/Identity-Security/GoldenGate/Virtualisation/Unified Comm Suite) throughout the EMEA region.

Written by: Eugene Simos, Oracle University Expert Instructor There are several situations where you need to increase the size of your filesystems and maintain your original Linux directory structure. Fo...

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5 Things to Expect from Modern DBA Roles

Database technology is moving forward in giant leaps. This makes DBAs across the world wonder how these technical advances will affect their job prospects. Through data findings covering the changes of DBA roles worldwide, Oracle University has identified a few key takeaways that DBAs need to consider when taking on the challenge of developing a career in this ever-evolving domain. For a quick overview, check out the full DBA infographic here. How will DBA employment change by 2026? Talent shortage within today’s IT industry continues to be an issue for employers, and will perpetuate as technology demands keep increasing. According to a 2016 Gartner survey, an estimated 1 million computer programming jobs in the US are expected to go unfilled by 2020. So how will DBAs be affected? Current DBA salaries across the globe can be an indicator for a good career prospect, but what trumps the financial aspect is that DBA roles will continue to be an important part for companies making extensive use of a database. Such employers will keep searching for a dedicated professional to ensure the company’s database remains in proper working order - the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sources already confirms that DBA employment is expected to have increased by 11% in 2026. What will be the biggest priority for DBAs? Today’s DBAs are compelled to rise above the quantitative nature of their role to a more qualitative outlook at how database expertise can help the overall business, and the market demand in this sense will continue to rise. As automation has brought an end to numerous of the repetitive tasks that DBAs were once responsible for, modern DBAs need to focus on learning how to become true advisors of the business. A DBA can deliver more value by understanding the company’s business model and advising on what data is most valuable to the business, Jeff Erickson explains in Three Ways To Energize Your DBA Career In The Cloud. More and more businesses have started transitioning to a hybrid IT strategy, while 92% of IT professionals believe adopting Cloud technology is important to the long-term success of their company, according to this recent SolarWinds survey. This means that those who want to pursuit a career as a DBA will have to make a priority out of preparing to manage the migration and database implementations in the Cloud sooner or later. What is the greatest challenge to be expected within a DBA role? As technology environments become more complex, so do the skills required to perform a DBA role. The task of maintaining these roles exclusively at a DBA level is getting difficult, and will ultimately turn into a challenge that every modern DBA needs to face at some point in their career. Both development and DBA teams need to start working even more closely than before and agree that customer experience is the foremost key performance indicator of an application. Only by partnering and exchanging knowledge can they altogether deliver best of breed performance tuning opportunities to improve the overall customer satisfaction level. This brings us to the upcoming point, which is the importance of learning new skills and taking continuous DBA training within a modern DBA’s everyday work. How will training impact the role of a DBA?   The next generation of DBAs will have a more significant role than ever. However, in order to conquer the challenges yet to come, the training component within their professional development can no longer be overlooked. To rise above the market demand, businesses need to become as effective as possible when it comes to enabling their staff to acquire new skills. Gartner highlighted that untrained users take up to 22.5 hours to achieve the same skill level that it takes a trained employee 5 hours to achieve. As modern DBAs will need to focus more on innovation, rather than mundane tasks, proper training ultimately becomes the only ace up their sleeve to remain at the cutting edge of their profession.  DBAs preparing for a career involving the Oracle Database - a complex database that is not easy to learn a trade - need to equip themselves with a detailed know-how in order to be successful in this particular field. But with the new Oracle Database 12c R2, Oracle University has turned the tables and has made acquiring such skills significantly easier. The Oracle Database New Features Learning Subscription is the newest digital training solution that helps DBAs effectively and easily upgrade existing databases to the latest release, and any following releases as the Oracle Database continues to evolve.  What will employers be looking for in a DBA role? It is becoming clear both for companies and employees that newly acquired skills will be the ultimate differentiator within the next job interview. One in four IT workers are worried that their skills could become obsolete, according to a recent FastCompany publication. This concern also arises from the fact that hiring managers will always be looking out for top qualified professionals, and as their business demand increases, the hiring compromises they are willing to make will get smaller and smaller. So then how can modern DBAs validate their skills to employers? A CompTIA report outlined that 92% of employers agree that IT certifications help ensure credibility of IT employees. Moreover, 88% of IT professionals say they would recommend certification to a colleague when discussing a career or advancement in their field, confirms the Pearson VUE Certification Survey from 2016.               Oracle Certification has therefore become a powerful tool for DBAs to validate their expertise, and its utility will continue to rise proportionally with employment expectations. This is why Oracle University has invested in helping DBAs worldwide differentiate themselves from other candidates through the Database Upgrade Learning Subscription. It comes along with the opportunity to take two Oracle Database 12c R2 upgrade certifications exams. Obtaining an Oracle certification can be a competitive advantage indeed, but that’s not all to the success of the next generation of DBAs. When thinking about the dynamics of such jobs, and what is to be expected in terms of career prospects on a long term, only one fact remains crystal clear: technology doesn’t stand still, and neither should you.

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Extend Your Platform and Infrastructure Skills to the Cloud

Businesses are choosing Oracle PaaS and IaaS solutions for a variety of reasons, including improved agility to innovate faster, ability to scale easily, and cost effectiveness.  Organizations moving to the cloud will need to rely heavily on the skills of their employees to be successful.  To be effective in the cloud, your employees need to be trained in the cloud.   This means employees cannot rely solely on their existing core skills to work in the cloud.  Typically, they’ll have one of the following training needs: Reskill to the cloud Learn new cloud skills Learn new cloud technologies Stay current on the latest features as your cloud services evolve Get Cloud certified Changing Job Roles Due to changing tool sets, processes, and responsibilities, many traditional job roles will need reskilling when moving to the cloud, including: Database administrators System administrators Network administrators Developers Architects Some new cloud job titles that will likely be needed are; DevOps Cloud DBAs Big Data Cloud administrators Cloud Service administrators Cloud architects Cloud, Mobile, IoT and Polyglot developers Enable Your Business Transformation to the Cloud Here's an innovative way to ensure your team of technical professionals has the necessary cloud platform and infrastructure skills: empower them with an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription. Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions are digital solutions that offer 24/7 access to complete sets of high quality courses, hands-on labs using live cloud environments, and Oracle certification exams.  Courses and certifications are often grouped into learning paths to provide you with step-by-step guidance.  Learn through use cases based on real world examples and practical applications taught by top Oracle experts.  To better help meet your learning objectives, you have the option to learn by: Job role A specific cloud technology Solution ('use case') Finally, this solution meets all five of the training needs identified above. This means each of your team members will benefit from access to a learning subscription. New PaaS/IaaS Learning Subscriptions New learning subscriptions are available for the following platform and infrastructure services: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Become a cloud infrastructure administrator or architect.  Learn about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), OCI Classic, Ravello and a host of new technologies. Data Management Cloud Services: Become a cloud DBA, Big Data cloud administrator, or cloud developer.  Learn about the following Cloud Services: Database, Database Backup Cloud, MySQL, Big Data, Exadata, Exadata Express, Autonomous NoSQl Database, Event Hub and Data Hub. Application Development Cloud Services: Become a cloud application developer or administrator.  Learn about Application Development Cloud Services, including Java, Developer, Mobile, Application Container, Visual Builder, Application Builder, Messaging and Blockchain. Business Analytics Cloud Services: BI analysts, data scientists and administrators will learn how to set up, manage and use Business Analytics Cloud Services, including Analytics Cloud, BI, Data Visualization and Essbase. Integration Cloud Services: Become a cloud application or data integration specialist.  Explore Oracle Integration Cloud , IoT, SOA, Data Integration and Process Automation. Oracle Management Cloud Services: Cloud IT administrators, Business analysts, and DevOps practitioners will learn about Management Cloud Services, including Application Performance Monitoring, Infrastructure Monitoring, Log Analytics, Orchestration and IT Analytics. (Coming Soon) Oracle Security Cloud Services: Become a cloud security specialist.  Learn about Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Identity, and configuration and compliance, and security monitoring and analytics. (Coming Soon) Learn more about Oracle PaaS and IaaS Learning Subscriptions.

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Oracle Product Learning Subscriptions Help You Keep Pace with Evolving Product Capabilities

Oracle University understands that learning takes place over time. As Oracle products are constantly evolving, how do you keep up with the changes? Engage with Oracle Product Learning Subscriptions Each Oracle Product Learning Subscription provides you with a series of on demand courses about a particular product or technology. Oracle University regularly updates this course content over the course of the year-long subscription. Benefits of Oracle Learning Subscriptions You'll become familiar with the product through lessons, expert topics, demonstrations and hands-on labs.  Instead of having to purchase each course separately, you purchase the subscription of your choice. As new content is made available, it's added to your subscription, keeping you up-to-date with the latest technology releases. How do you get the most out of the Oracle Products you’ve purchased? You learn from the experts who are developing the products, getting expert tips and tricks only they can give you. You understand all the capabilities of the products to optimize your return on investment today and tomorrow. You train your staff to confidently use new features and functionalities, reducing the amount of service requests they will need to submit. Are Learning Subscriptions available for all Oracle Products? We do not have learning subscriptions for all Oracle Products. We build them for the most popular products, as well as for products that change rapidly due to new development release cycles.   Oracle wants you to get the most out of the products you purchase. One of the best ways to do this is through investing in Oracle University product training. You can use your learning subscription as a product reference to quickly look up specific topics. You can also reach out to Oracle experts through online tools embedded within your subscription. Some subscriptions, like our Oracle Systems Learning Subscription, cover multiple products. Oracle Unlimited Product Learning Subscription If you're supporting more than one Oracle Learning product, you may want to look at purchasing our Oracle Unlimited Product Learning Subscription. Access many of our Oracle Product Learning Subscriptions for an entire year. If a new product Learning Subscription is developed within that time frame, you will have access to that as well.  This is an ideal training solution for those looking to purchase additional Oracle products throughout the year. Preview Now You can preview all of our Oracle Product Learning Subscriptions to see for yourself what's included. Oracle Certifications Some of our newer product learning subscriptions include vouchers to take an Oracle Certification exam as part of the subscription. Certifications will be included if they support the curriculum. The Oracle Database Upgrade Learning Subscription and MySQL Learning Subscription are two examples of subscriptions that do include certification vouchers. Any Questions? We'd love to answer any questions you may have about Oracle Product Learning Subscriptions. Please use the comment section below to join the discussion, as we're eager to get back to you with the answers you need. To talk to someone directly, please reach out to your Oracle Sales representative.

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Your Most Important DevOps Skill is Your Ability to Learn

Take a quick scan of IT job advertisement sites and you'll notice there isn’t much demand these days for programmers of Fortran, COBOL, or even C languages. As businesses responded to the rising demand for graphical user interfaces in the nineties, object-oriented programming (OOP) became the dominant methodology, and languages such as Java, Delphi, and Visual Basic took over. Those developers who did not keep up with technologies soon lost out to up-and-coming software engineering graduates who had even just a few months experience of OOP development. Since then, the pace of business has only accelerated. Driven by the constant need to be one step ahead of the competition in a business world now dominated by cloud, organizations have put increasing pressure on their IT departments – demanding continually faster and more frequent software release cycles. But the challenges facing developers and operations staff today extend far beyond keeping up with the latest technologies. They involve learning cross-discipline skillsets, and an entirely new working culture, as the emergence of the DevOps organization disrupts traditional IT roles. Successful DevOps means cultural, organizational and technical change To meet the pace of software changes smoothly and drive continuous delivery, businesses have recognized the need to closely integrate development and operations teams into a single unit – the DevOps paradigm. This is not quite as simple as it sounds, not least due to the conflicting nature of these departmental roles. Culturally speaking, IT operations professionals seek organizational stability, whereas developers are primarily focused on change. Also included in a DevOps organization are software testers whose motivation has traditionally been risk reduction. Whether a DevOps team will succeed or not depends largely on these employees’ ability to collaborate across previous cultural boundaries. When making hiring and team-building decisions, therefore, CIO’s will likely favor cross-functional IT professionals – although such recruitment will itself not be an easy task, considering most administrators don’t code and most developers don’t have an understanding of the underlying infrastructure. Learning to diversify IT pros wishing to thrive in the new DevOps environment must therefore look to broaden their technical, functional, and personal skill sets beyond what they have traditionally known or indeed been comfortable with. While there is still no universally accepted definition of DevOps, and no formal career path, it is widely recognized that each role within the DevOps structure is collaborative, fast-paced, and experimental. Not all programmers like constantly interacting with colleagues. Not all managers can keep their teams working at the accelerated pace needed for a continuous delivery cycle. And perfectionists may not enjoy the experimental aspect of a DevOps culture where teams work to incorporate security and quality assurance into the process. Nevertheless, these are the types of changes that all DevOps personnel need to accept for the model to succeed. DevOps is rewarding, from paycheck to prestige For those willing to rise to the challenge and embrace DevOps, the rewards extend beyond an enviable paycheck – currently among the highest in the IT field. For some, it is all about the prestige of being involved in the entire software delivery cycle. Others enjoy being the catalyst that breaks down traditional barriers and merges development and operations silos. Still others relish streamlining processes and optimizing how business-critical applications are deployed and run. Continuous DevOps learning A successful career in DevOps, however, begins with learning a vast array of skills – with the goal of achieving a holistic view of one’s business and its software product development. For these individuals the learning never stops. Indeed, while some consider the only constants in a DevOps career are change and uncertainty, many agree the main skill you will need to thrive in this environment is the desire to always be learning. With the right approach and skill sets, you will enjoy a successful and rewarding career in DevOps, whether your current focus is development, testing, operations, automation, infrastructure, or platform. Your first step must be to identify your existing skills, and map out those areas that need improvement. Your second step is to get trained. Whatever your learning needs are, Oracle University has a course to accelerate your DevOps career. And if you’re new to DevOps, why not kick-start your career today with an Introduction to DevOps on Oracle Cloud? Did you like this article? You might also be interested in... Keeping Pace with the Top 10 Learning Trends 10 Future Job Roles & the Importance of Cloud Competency & Certification

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Sports vs. Business: How Training Impacts Both

Training is an investment both for athletes and companies. Making an investment means devoting effort or available resources, given that the final benefits considerably improve the current status. On the other side of the spectrum, not making an investment implies a thorough analysis on the benefits you're missing out on. Much like in sports, when you integrate training into your company’s routine, it will take some time before your gains become noticeable. Excluding training from an organization's culture might strike as a harmless item that can slip your mind, but for companies battling for the golden medal, it is the equivalent of competing in a marathon and losing your breath after the first mile. According to LinkedIn, organizations with neglected learning cultures experience high talent turnover, struggle to keep customers, and ultimately fall behind competitors. When it comes to the consequences of such a business model, the first ones affected are the people behind the brand. From complications caused by lack of information, to losing workforce, disengaged employees end up costing companies between $450 and $550 billion annually, the Empowered to be Engaged Report confirms. No matter how you look at it, employees leaving their jobs can become a company’s worst muscle cramp. Hiring new ones may be an alternative, but it remains an insufficient one, given that the average time it takes to fill a given position is 42 days; this is just one of the staggering employment data outlined in the Human Capital Benchmarking Report for 2016. Even if time is not an issue for a business struggling to hire the best talent, the costs stemming from these gaps can always become a competitor’s biggest advantage. Needless to say, LinkedIn confirms that the cost of replacing an employee is 50% to 250% of their annual salary, plus benefits. To understand the true role that a culture of learning can have within a business, let’s have a look at some of the benefits. Overlooking the organizational culture and still expecting great results as a company is as easy as trying to build muscle mass without a proper diet. CED Magazine found that 7 out of 10 employees say job-related training and development opportunities directly influence their decision to stay with a company. Therefore training can be seen as a trigger for employee motivation; it is the energy bar that keeps employees invigorated in the long run. As they receive enough guidance and resources to tackle the challenges within their roles, employees will have a good reason to commit, which will eventually reflect in business savings. This is why companies investing $1,500 or more per employee per year on training average 24% higher profit margins than companies with lower yearly training investments, The Huffington Post clarifies. Similar to exercising with different types of muscles depending on the purpose of your workout, a company’s staff requires training that is highly specific to their business objectives within each job. For 70% of workers, training is essential to developing skills that directly relate to their role. This would further require training solutions rich in constantly-updated and tailor-made content that help nurture the company’s in-house experts. However, a strong learning framework doesn’t stop at building technical skills; it culminates with career progression opportunities. One such example is the technical certification, which 88% of IT professionals say they would recommend to a colleague when discussing a career or advancement in IT. In an industry affected by talent shortage, an investment in training will pay the best interest. But even knowing that the outcome is truly worth the challenge, being patient to notice results requires a great deal of motivation, which can be a show-stopper for many. After all, in business, just like in sports, it's all about the choices we make. Sources: Oracle University Impact of Training (view full infographic here)

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Increase Your Development Effectiveness! Get Modular with Java SE 9 Training

Modularity was established in Java SE 9, so learning about modularity will be applicable to developers moving to Java SE 9 - and to ongoing future releases. Java SE 9 modularity offers developers new tactics for creating modular and maintainable applications. With Oracle’s New Java SE 9 course, Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features, Java developers not only learn about the benefits of modularity; they'll also learn about the designs needed to construct modular and dependable applications. New Courses Available Now The Java SE 9 Module system lets developers create and support collections of information and large applications by providing Java program components. These allow more flexibility and security when developing applications. Learn how to use the module system to design applications with explicit dependencies and encapsulation at the JAR level, ensuring more reliable configuration, improved security and enhanced performance. You'll also get a chance to experiment with new features that ease development. These include convenience methods that make your code more readable and succinct, and JShell, an easy way to test code snippets and APIs. The following topics will be introduced in the course to help you when working with the Module System: Projects Before Modularization Module-info.java: Introduction Creating a Truly Modular Project Compiling Modular JAR Files Accessibility Between Classes Readability Between Modules What Is Readable from the Competition Module? The Effects of Exporting Develop the skills you need to increase efficiencies throughout your development lifecycle. Explore Java SE: Exploiting Modularity and Other New Features training.

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Enhance Your Guests' Experience & Improve Speed of Service with Oracle's Hospitality Simphony Learning Subscription

Having started my career in Restaurant Management, I know how important it is to have computer technology that supports the many services required throughout your establishment. There are different technical requirements for hosting people as they enter the front doors: Updating menus Taking multiple orders Exchanging money and credit Offering discounts or promotions and more You want a learning solution that supports each individual's job function and supports all the varying aspects of working in a restaurant. The Oracle Hospitality Simphony Learning Subscription provides training for Simphony implementers, administrators, restaurant managers and staff seeking Oracle Hospitality Simphony training. There are several channels you can learn from: These channels allow people in different roles within the restaurant to take the specific training they need to perform their jobs - exactly when they need it. Watching topic-based channels in this subscription will help you: Take advantage of Simphony to elevate the guest experience, enhance operational efficiency, and improve the bottom line Configure Simphony efficiently with an understanding of the decision points in the Oracle Hospitality Simphony point of sale Design your menu within the Simphony Point of Sale using strategies that offer flexibility needed to optimize your speed-of-service and guest experience Leverage Simphony features to optimize efficiency and increase table turns Add employees, configure discounts and dynamically display your orders to better meet your business needs Configure hardware, such as workstations and printers, within Simphony and ensure that each piece of hardware is performing the correct job Leverage the newest Simphony release, including overviews and configuration walkthroughs of new features and other key changes If you're using the Oracle Hospitality Simphony Learning platform, getting the right training is key to achieving success in your fast-paced environment. Preview the Oracle Hospitality Simphony Learning Subscription today.

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