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Announcing Guaranteed to Run Live Courses from Oracle University

Darron Knox
Vice President, 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:

Please take a few minutes to explore our live and online course offerings. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback.


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Comments ( 1 )
  • Rohith Narasimha Friday, February 15, 2019
    Very good initiative.
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