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Why Digital Learning Must Be a Priority for All IT Professionals

No other industry undergoes change as quickly and as often as IT, nor has as much impact on our personal and professional lives. While progressions in other support functions such as finance and HR can offer greater efficiencies for businesses, advances in IT can change the very nature of business itself - and, indeed, our lifestyles. AI, big data, cloud computing, blockchain, database automation; innovations in IT are coming thick and fast, and all across the technology stack. How can today’s IT professionals keep pace with an industry in a state of perpetual evolution? The Time for IT Learning is Always Now Not only are there more technologies to learn, more quickly, but in today’s fast-paced and always-on business world it is increasingly difficult to find the necessary time to keep skills up-to-date. Developing and maintaining existing systems, managing new projects, IT planning, implementations, upgrades, optimizations - not to mention all the day-to-day tasks in between - combine to overwhelm today’s IT workers and keep them from engaging in dedicated learning time. Yet each day that you are not learning about the latest technologies is a day when your knowledge and skills become more obsolete. Your market value and career prospects are inextricably linked to your ability to keep up with the latest technologies. Whatever you are working on right now, make sure you’re working on your knowledge development. The Classroom No Longer Cuts Costs 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. Check out these fascinating statistics about eLearning, courtesy of the eLearningindustry: Experience the following benefits of digital learning: 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 Consume course content at your own pace - pause and repeat segments as often as you need Develop new skills 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. Digital learning also enables you to learn five times more material for every hour of training. Because of the way the materials are presented, you get to consume information in smaller, more digestible chunks, making it easier to consign things to memory and understand how concepts interact with each other. 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. This subscription format provides one year of access to high-quality content delivered by Oracle product experts. It's an extremely cost-efficient way for you to learn anytime, anywhere. Subscribing to the New Paradigm 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. If you're working toward earning an Oracle Certification, you can immerse yourself in the topic. 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 continual education with Oracle Learning Subscriptions. Editor's Note: This post was originally published on October 2, 2018, and has been revamped and updated. 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Use Oracle Business Intelligence Training to Uncover New Insights and Make Faster, More Informed Business Decisions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Speed Up the Oracle ERP Cloud Adoption Curve

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

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Retail Industry 2019: Planning and Optimization Are Essential

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

If you’re in the retail business, you already know the importance of planning. Without it, too many retailers fail each year because they do not effectively examine results and plan for the future.  “Pl...

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Why Does Java Remain So Popular?

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

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5 Reasons to Try Oracle University Guided Learning

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

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Trends and Predictions for Developers in 2019

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

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Keep up with New Releases of Oracle Siebel

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

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Bridging the Generation Gap from Instructive to Supportive Employee Education

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

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Stay Current with Your Evolving Oracle Financials Cloud Applications

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

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

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

If you are passionate about Java, this upcoming FREE live webinar is a great way to get up to speed with the latest developments:  From Java SE 8 to 12: The latest developments and how they impact your...