Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Spotlight On: Oracle Systems Learning Stream

Online Training to Support Your Infrastructure Professional Development

Systems Learning Stream

Oracle University has released the

New Oracle Systems Learning Stream

 Ask yourself:

  • Are you up to speed on "Software in Silicon"?
  • Are you familiar with the Virtual Compute Appliance?
  • Are you using SPARC M6-32 or FS1 software?
  • What's new with the Exadata  X5 release?
  • Do you know what the experts are saying about Linux?
  • Do you know how to build an Oracle Key Manager Cluster setup?
  • Have you heard of the new Engineer System, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance?
  • How do you scale SAM-QFS?
  • Which systems provide optimization for the cloud?
  • What is the latest information available on ZFS Storage Appliance?
  • Would an overview of the Oracle Enterprise Manager help you?
  • Which Oracle products can increase performance in your Data Center?

Learn the answers to these questions by accessing our recently released training option: Oracle Learning Streams

The Oracle Systems Learning Stream covers multiple products, including: Engineered Systems, Servers, Storage, Operating Systems, Virtualization and more.

Plus, the content is coming straight from Oracle experts.

Learn More: The Oracle Systems Learning Stream

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Streams - Now Available

Free Instructional Videos

Check out the following free videos from the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream.


PeopleSoft Human Capital Management

PeopleSoft Financials

This is just a small sample of the over 150 instructional videos in the new Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream. In addition to these free videos, you can preview 2 minutes from any video.

What is the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream?

It's an innovative, subscription-based learning solution that offers over 150 instructional videos on critical and advanced topics spanning the suite of PeopleSoft applications, including:

  • PeopleTools
  • Financials
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

Here's what you get with a one year subscription:

  • Over 150 instructional videos delivered by Oracle experts, including best practices, tips and tricks, product overviews, implementation and configuration, integration and coexistence, upgrade and migration, and release updates
  • New and refreshed titles that are continuously added
  • Live webinars focusing on hot topics
  • Access to top Oracle instructors to get answers to your questions
  • The ability to request videos on topics that interest you

Who Can Benefit from Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Streams?

This learning solution is ideal for professionals of all experience levels who are looking to stay up-to-date on the technical and functional aspects of PeopleSoft solutions. It is available for individual users or teams.

Find Out More

Preview the Oracle PeopleSoft Stream.

Learn More about Oracle Learning Streams.

Friday Feb 20, 2015

Exadata X5 & Related Product Knowledge - Just a Click Away with Oracle Streams

With so many new Oracle products being introduced, how can you get a quick overview of these new products to learn how they fit into the big picture?

Did you know that Oracle unveiled the sixth generation of its high-performing, low-cost platform for running Oracle Database, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5?

Oracle Exadata's architecture features:

  • Scale-out database servers
  • Scale-out intelligent storage servers
  • High-speed InfiniBand networking
  • 50 percent faster processors
  • 50 percent larger maximum memory capacity
  • Faster and larger flash increase overall performance

Oracle also introduced an all-flash storage server that uses ultra-fast PCIe flash drives, the latest Non-Volatile Memory Express flash protocol, and InfiniBand scale-out to achieve breakthrough performance and price per I/O.

Oracle Exadata X5-2,Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 engineered systems can be configured with extreme flash storage servers.

To find out more about these products, explore Oracle Systems Learning Stream online videos to develop the knowledge you need just-in-time.

Gain access to over 280 online videos that will increase over time as more exciting knowledge about Oracle’s latest developments becomes available.

Learn about the Exadata Database Machine, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle SuperCluster and so much more by viewing the new Oracle Systems Learning Stream.

Access additional Oracle Streams by visiting today.

Thursday Feb 19, 2015

How Oracle Certification Can Help Your Career

What can a certification do for you? And more importantly (as far as the writers here are concerned), what can Oracle Certification in Java or Oracle Database do for you? There are many opinions on this topic and, rightfully so, opinions vary so we’re happy to share some findings from recent studies that show the increasing value of certifications in a marketplace where demand for skilled Java and Oracle Database continues to rise. 

Learn more about Oracle’s certification exams and view the certification paths at

Monday Feb 16, 2015

Now Available - Oracle Systems and PeopleSoft Learning Streams

More Videos. More Choices. More Experts.

Two new Oracle Learning Streams are now available:

Oracle Learning Streams are innovative, subscription-based learning solutions that are changing how professionals stay up-to-date on Oracle products and technologies.

This is done through ready access to hundreds of instructional videos and live webinars delivered by Oracle experts, along with access to top instructors that can answers your questions.  New videos are added regularly to each Learning Stream. You can  also request videos on topics that interest you.

Oracle Systems Learning Stream

The Oracle Systems Learning Stream includes over 280 instructional videos on several layers of the Oracle stack, including Oracle Servers, Storage, Operating Systems (i.e., Linux and Oracle Solaris), Virtualization products and related technologies. 

Oracle subject-matter experts advise on product direction, performance, optimization, and troubleshooting on core Oracle products.

This learning solution is for system administrators, architects, support engineers and developers who need to learn about Oracle Infrastructure products, how they work together, what new features are available, and what they are capable of.

Preview the Oracle Systems Learning Stream.

Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream

The PeopleSoft Learning Stream is ideal for both technical and business professionals, who need to stay current on the technical and functional aspect of your PeopleSoft solutions.

It includes over 150 instructional videos on critical and advanced topics for PeopleTools, Financials, Human Capital Management, Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management.

Preview the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream

Find Out More

Learn more about all of the available Oracle Learning Streams.

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Just Released - New Oracle University Courses for February 2015

Each month Oracle University releases numerous new courses to make sure our training portfolio is current. 

Courses are typically available both in the classroom and online.  Here's a quick summary of some of the courses that we anticipate will be popular with customers.

Top New Courses for February

  1. Using Oracle Database Vault with Oracle Database 12c
  2. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall: Install & Configure
  3. Oracle Commerce: Implementing Guided Search Rel 11.1
  4. PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Rel 8.54
  5. PeopleSoft Pivot Grids Rel 8.54
  6. PeopleSoft Update Manager Rel 8.54
  7. JavaScript and HTML5: Develop Web Applications
  8. Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Advanced Integration and Development

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Oracle Customer Experience Training - What's Available? Who's it for?

Many companies are turning to Oracle Commerce Experience (CX) solutions to provide their customers with consistent, personalized experiences whenever a customer engages with its brand.

Typically, these same companies are also looking to accelerate the deployment and adoption of their Oracle CX solutions. Subsequently, we get a lot of questions about which training is available for the Oracle CX solutions. 

The following provides a quick guide to available training and for which job roles the training is intended.

Oracle Commerce Training
  • Administrators - Learn how to manage your Oracle Commerce production environment and become more efficient at supporting your Oracle Commerce applications.
  • Application Developers - Develop the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience to extend the Oracle Commerce platform and customize Guided Search.  Deliver personalized content using Experience Manager.
  • Business Users - Learn how to take control of the merchandising process, including the product catalog, pricing, promotions and profile management to make every selling interaction relevant to every customer.

Browse available Oracle Commerce courses, which includes ATG and Endeca courses.

Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines) Training

  • Administrators - Develop the skills to successfully implement and maintain an Oracle CPQ Cloud site, and then build on that foundation by exploring details for three main areas: Configuration, Commerce and the Document Engine. 
  • Business Users - Get introduced to the Oracle CPQ system, including how the application is set up and how to communicate business requirements to administrators before, during and after implementation.

See the available Oracle CPQ (BigMachines) courses.

Oracle Sales Cloud Training

  • Application Developers - Learn how to modify, customize and extend the as-delivered Oracle Sales Cloud applications.
  • Implementers and Consultants - Develop the skills to ensure a smooth, rapid implementation of Oracle Sales Cloud. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of the foundation and configuration options of Oracle Sales Cloud so you can make better decisions during your implementation that align with your business requirements.

See the available Oracle Sales Cloud courses.

Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Training

  • Administrators - Learn the fundamentals to help get oriented. Become familiar with the initial setup tasks to get you started and the core functionality to help you enhance and maintain your system.
  • Business Analysts - Learn how to leverage Oracle Service Cloud Analytics to benefit your business.

See the available Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) courses.

Oracle Marketing (Eloqua) Cloud

  • Administrators - Learn database integration, system integration, user management and database security for your Oracle Marketing Cloud solution.
  • Marketing Professionals - Learn marketing best practices as well as Eloqua-specific product knowledge.

Explore available Oracle Marketing Cloud (Eloqua) courses.

Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Oracle E-Business 12.2 Training - Support Your Deployment

As enterprises continue to migrate and adopt Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, we continue to see strong demand for training. Courses are available in both traditional classroom and our popular online Live Virtual Class formats.

Here are some key training opportunities you may want to consider.

Online Patching

One of the most significant new features of Oracle E-Business Suite Rel 12.2 is 'Online Patching'. This allows you to apply patches while the system is still running, which reduces the patching and maintenance downtime.

Such a significant transition does, however, require an understanding of the new patching model, the terminology, and the tools that underpin the online patching operation. The following course will help you meet this objective.

Application Administration

System administrators need to understand the concepts and functions  critical to their job role as it pertains to your applications. The following course covers implementing and managing the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Oracle Workflow

Oracle Workflow Manager allows system administrators to define and manage business processes. You can route relevant information to decision makers, automate processes, deliver electronic notifications to users in a given workflow, and monitor your processes as they are implemented.  The following course will teach you how to design, administer, and manage workflow processes.

Oracle Financials

Training for the Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Management is designed to help implementers and end users set up, use, and manage their financial applications.  The following course provides a deep dive into implementation considerations for setting up and using Oracle Subledger Accounting. You'll walk away with the knowledge to create and translate journal entries to the General Ledger.

The next course is for those who need to know how to set up and use Oracle Receivables to manage receivables processing.

Order Management

If you're looking to learn how to perform the steps to setup Oracle Inventory in support of Oracle Order Management, including how to create subinventories, units of measure and items, then you should take the following course.

Inventory Management

Effective inventory management is critical to any successful manufacturing operation. The following course will show you how to setup, define, and perform inventory transactions, while reflecting the logical flow of the processes involved in inventory management.

Learn More

Learn more about all of the available training for the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

It's A New Year - Take Advantage of What MySQL Has To Offer

Written by Diana Gray, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager

If you've been thinking about migrating to the cloud in this year, here's another area Oracle has worked to simplify – making it even easier to get up to speed!

Now is the time to develop the skills you need.

MySQL: Simplified Management Capability

Oracle is helping customers simplify management of complex IT environments by extending Oracle Enterprise Manager capabilities to MySQL databases.

With this new offering, customers can manage complex deployments of Oracle technologies that include MySQL, either on-premises or in a cloud.

Existing users of Oracle Enterprise Manager can now easily add MySQL to their environments and gain the skills they need by taking Oracle training courses.

MySQL: A Natural Choice for the Cloud

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database.

With its proven ease-of-use, performance, reliability and scalability, MySQL has become the leading database choice for Web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including:

  • Google
  • Yahoo!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Wikipedia

This list also includes thousands of mid-sized companies.

MySQL’s leadership for web-based applications created the foundation for MySQL to become ubiquitous in the cloud. The vast majority of cloud computing providers either offer MySQL-based services or deliver offerings integrating with MySQL.

MySQL Training from the Source to Support your Migration to the Cloud

Oracle University provides expert-developed training options to ensure you get the most out of MySQL when moving to the Cloud.

Featured Training and Certification Options:

MySQL for Database Administrators

·   MySQL for Database Administrators

·   Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certification

MySQL for Developers

·   MySQL for Developers

·   Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Just Released - New Oracle University Courses for January 2015

Each month Oracle University releases numerous new courses to make sure our training portfolio is current.  Courses are typically available both in the classroom and online.  Here's a quick summary of some of the courses that we anticipate will be popular with customers.

Top New Courses for January

  1. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications
  2. Oracle Identity Governance 11g R2: Develop Identity Provisioning
  3. Parallel Processing in Oracle Database 12c
  4. Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database for Exalytics
  5. Oracle Commerce: Platform Fundamentals for Developers Rel 11.1
  6. Taleo (TEE): Native Reporting with BIP for Taleo Enterprise
  7. UPK Content Development Rel 12.1
  8. Primavera P6 Advanced Rel 8.4

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at

Monday Jan 26, 2015

IT Skills in Demand for 2015; Salaries Rise

A recent review of industry articles about in demand skills and salaries for IT professionals revealed some refreshing news!

Show Me the Money

IT salaries are on the rise. The staffing firm Robert Half recently completed a survey showing an anticipated 5.7% overall increase in the average starting salary for newly hired IT workers, versus a 3.8% average increase for other workers.

As salaries increase, so does the number of available IT jobs. CareerBuilder reports that 54 percent of companies surveyed expect to hire new IT employees, specifically those who are versant with cloud, mobile technology, security and big data.

Other publications are enthusiastic about opportunities in IT.

InfoWorld published an article claiming that "IT job growth is expected to outpace the overall economy, and those with the right skills stand to benefit handsomely."

The article pays special attention to the growth in demand for Java skills, and notes that a recent search on the job site Dice revealed 443 Java-related jobs in the San Francisco area alone!

InfoWorld's list of hot IT jobs for the year includes Java programmers, security experts, enterprise architects and data architects.

Top 10 IT Skills for 2015

If you're going for a promotion or a new job this year, you might as well brush up on the skills in highest demand.

Computerworld published a list of the 10 hottest IT skills for 2015, and the leader in IT certification learning solutions - Pearson IT Certification - also published a similar list.

Here's what 194 IT executives said they are looking for in 2015:

1. Programming/app development: 48% plan to fill slots in this area in 2015. The highest demand will be for programmers versed in the Java programming language.

2. Project management: 35% plan to hire project managers in the coming year who can work with solutions, such as Oracle Agile, that help them successfully manage projects.

3. Help desk/technical support: 30% of respondents will be looking to fill help desk or tech support positions to keep systems and applications running smoothly in 2015.

4. Security/compliance governance: 28% of IT execs plan to hire staff who able to keep data and systems safe - and to reduce vulnerabilities - in an increasingly complex world.

5. Web development: 28% want to hire web development professionals to support the growth in e-commerce and the ongoing need for businesses of all sizes to have a web presence.

6. Database administration: 26% of respondents hope to add more database professionals; those who are certified in Oracle Database or MySQL will have an edge.

7. Business intelligence/analytics: 24% are aiming to hire specialists in business intelligence and/or analytics for 2015. In a separate survey by Talent International, over 95% of respondents said that business intelligence is gaining importance.

8. Mobile apps/device management: 24% of the responding IT execs plan to hire specialists in this category and report having difficulty finding enough people with these skills.

9. Networking: 22% hope to hire additional networking professionals this year, especially those who can work on wireless networks.

10. Big data: 20% of execs, in a wide range of industries, will be filling positions in this category.

What's Your Training Plan?

Whether you're hoping to progress in your current position or move into a new one, we think that 2015 is a great year to be an IT professional.

Maybe it's time to explore Oracle University's training courses in high-growth areas including Java , Oracle Database,Business Intelligence and more.

Let us know if you agree that this year is a fine time to be in IT. We'd love to hear from you!

Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Oracle Open World, 2014 – Free Behind the Scenes Videos

Written by Diana Gray, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Each year Oracle hosts the Oracle OpenWorld Conference .

This year, attendees were introduced to more than 2,500 sessions, including keynotes and general sessions covering diverse business and technology topics.

But you might not be aware of what happened behind the scenes and what you can access for free.

Oracle University asked Oracle professionals from around the world if we could tape their technical sessions to be used as part of our new Oracle Learning Streams product line.

This product line gives customers hundreds of titles related to a particular technology area for an annual subscription fee.

We want to give customers like you free access to the Oracle Open World Sessions to show you the type of information you can enjoy with your subscription.

Go here to view the following technology Streams that have launched:

Access over 75 titles for free. More free titles to follow soon!

Here is a sneak peak of a few topics:

Featured Database Sessions

Featured Middleware Sessions

Featured E-Business Suite Sessions

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON: In-Memory Training as part of Oracle Database 12c New Features Course

Written by Dominique Jeunot, Oracle Database Curriculum Developer

Why wait?

Develop the additional skills you need and benefit from all that Oracle Database 12c has to offer.

In-Memory Database Logo

"With Oracle Database In-Memory, you decide what data goes into memory - with no limits or restraints from software. The rest of your data is stored in less-expensive Flash or on disk. Oracle Database In-Memory works seamlessly with them all,"Jeff Erickson, Oracle Product Management.

Database-In Memory Training: What Will I Learn?

Dominique Jeunot, Oracle University Curriculum Developer, elaborates on the New Oracle Database In-Memory feature:

"The Oracle Database In-Memory option is a solution for accelerated database-driven business decision-making to real-time speeds. Unlike specialized approaches that are restricted to particular workloads or applications, the unique approach of Oracle Database In-Memory leverages a new in-memory column store format to speed up analytic, data warehousing, and reporting, while also accelerating transaction processing (OLTP) workloads."

Dominique was instrumental in helping develop our recently launched Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators Ed 2 course.

In this course, you'll learn about the new and enhanced features and options of Oracle Database 12c. Expert instructors will teach you how these features and options strengthen security, manageability and overall performance.

Learn To:

  • Manage the Oracle multi-tenant container database and pluggable databases. 
  • Configure Heat Map and use Automatic Data Optimization.
  • Benefit from Online Datafile Move.
  • Understand the new temporal capabilities, as well as in-Database Archiving with Row-archival.
  • Enforce security with the Unified Auditing, the new administrative privileges, Privilege memory Caching and the automatic Big Table caching features.
  • Benefit from optimizer enhancements, including Adaptive Execution Plans and SQL Plan Directives, Real-Time ADDM and Compare Period ADDM.
  • Use enhanced features of Resource Manager in multi-tenant container databases and pluggable databases.

Additional Oracle Database 12c Training can be found at

Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

New Online Training - Over 50 Titles Released in November and December

Here's a look at a few of our popular online video training titles that have recently been released.

Develop the skills you need anytime with Oracle Training On Demand and Oracle Learning Streams subscription services.

Top Training On Demand Titles

Hands-On Technical Training You Can Take Anytime, Anywhere

Oracle Database 12c: Fundamentals for Developers and System Administrators

Primavera P6 Advanced Rel 8.3

Top Oracle Learning Streams Titles

Continuous learning direct from Oracle’s Experts covering product enhancements, tips and tricks, best practices and more.

Database Learning Stream:

Database Patching Best Practices II with Eleanor Meritt and David Price

Database Learning Stream:

Running 11g and 12c on Exadata with Barb Lundhild, Exadata X-Team Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

SOA Suite Enterprise Scheduler Service (ESS) with Jay Kasi, Product Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

Oracle Exalogic Runbook with Albert Leigh, Director Product Management

E-Business Suite Stream:

How to Create a Workflow Without Using the Quick Start Wizard with Philip Canon, Senior Principal Instructor

E-Business Suite Stream:

Testing Oracle E-Business Suite: Best Practices from Oracle Development with Prashanti Madiredd, Senior Director Quality Assurance

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Commonly Used Fast Formulas Broken Down with Yasmine Hill,
Associate Consultant

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Oracle Fusion Applications Security Management Directions with Nigel King, Vice President Applications Functional Architect


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