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CPQ Cloud Training - Enhancements to the Curriculum for 2017 R1

Jim Vonick
Senior Product Manager

Oracle University recently updated the Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) Cloud curriculum to cover the new features and capabilities for 2017 Rel 1.  As a part of this update, the curriculum structure was simplified and some course titles were changed to better help you identify the right course for you.

 The following is intended to explain the changes and to help you select the appropriate training.

Training Audiences

Courses are available for 4 job roles:

  • Business users
  • Sales business users (i.e., sales managers, representatives and the sales support team)
  • System administrators
  • Integrators

2017 R1 New Features Training

If all you need is an understanding of the new features in the Oracle CPQ Cloud 2017 R1 release, take  Oracle CPQ Cloud New Features 2017 R1.

New to CPQ Cloud Training

For those who have not previously taken a CPQ Cloud course, the following table shows the progression of courses designed for specific job roles.  Click on a course title to learn more about that course.

New to CPQ Cloud Training

For those who have not previously taken a CPQ Cloud course, the following table shows the progression of courses designed for specific job roles.  Click on a course title to learn more about that course.

Table 1: CPQ Cloud Learning Paths

Business Users Sales Users System Administrators Integrators
Oracle CPQ Cloud Introduction Oracle CPQ Cloud Introduction Oracle CPQ Cloud Administration Rel 2017 R1 Oracle CPQ Cloud Administration Rel 2017 R1
 
  Using Oracle CPQ Cloud Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration Rel 2017 R1 Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration Rel 2017 R1
     
      Oracle CPQ CLoud Implementing Subscription Ordering

Already Familiar with CPQ Cloud Training

The following discussion is intended to help guide those, who have already taken an Oracle CPQ Cloud Yellow or Blue Belt course, or are familiar with the Yellow and Blue Belt curriculum nomenclature.

Business and Sales Users

The course titles for Business and Sales Users have not changed.  Take the appropriate course per Table 1.

System Administrators

The familiar Oracle CPQ Cloud Yellow Belt and Blue Belt courses have been consolidated and the course titles have changed.  First, the ‘Yellow Belt’ and ‘Blue Belt’ designations in the course titles have been changed to ‘Administration’ and ‘Advanced Administration’.

Second, the Blue Belt courses have been consolidated into a single ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration 2017 R1’ course.  Furthermore, this course has been enhanced:

  • ENHANCED: BML scripting section
  • NEW: BOM Mapping has been added to the Advanced Configuration section
  • NEW: Deal Negotiations has been added  to the Advanced Commerce section
  • NEW: advanced BML functionality regarding integration techniques

Please see the following table and list of FAQs below the table to help answer your questions.

Table 2:  CPQ Cloud Curriculum Changes

Original Course Titles   New Course Titles
Oracle CPQ Cloud Yellow Belt Rel 2016 R1 Oracle CPQ Cloud Administration Rel 2017 R1
   
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud Blue Belt Rel 2016 R1
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud Blue Belt Advanced BML Rel 16.1
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud Blue Belt Advanced Commerce Rel 16.1
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud Blue Belt Advanced Configuration Rel 16.1
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud: Advanced Document Designer Rel 16.1
Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration Rel 2017 R1

 

FAQs for System Administrators

Q. I have already taken the ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Yellow Belt’ course, what should I take next?

A. Per Table 2 above your next course is ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration 2017 R1’.

Q.  If I have already taken the ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Blue Belt’ course, should I take the ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Advanced Administration 2017 R1’ course?

A. It's not necessary.

Integrators

We recommend that Integrators take the same set of courses as those for administrators, as well as the course ‘Oracle CPQ Cloud Implementing Subscription Ordering’.

Delivery Methods

Oracle University provides multiple methods of delivery for its training courses:

  • Instructor-led Classroom Training (ILT) provides a live instructor who delivers the course in a lecture/lab format in a public Oracle classroom or in a private customer setting.
  • Live Virtual Classes (LVC) provide a live instructor who delivers the course material in a lecture/lab format in a virtual classroom.  This method is available for private customer offerings as well.
  • Training-On-Demand (TOD) provides a video offering of an instructor delivering the lecture and lab material.  Students can stream this material for a period of 3 months for just-in-time training access.  Students also receive live access to a lab environment to complete the labs for the course.  Questions during the course period are emailed to an instructor who delivers the answers in a timely fashion.

As an alternative to individual training courses, consider the Oracle CPQ Cloud Learning Subscription. This all-digital solution offers 24/7 access to all Oracle CPQ Cloud training courses and additional training topics (outside the courseware).  The subscription can be licensed for individual users or at a corporate level for all team members seeking training on CPQ Cloud.  This learning subscription aligns skill-based learning, skill checks and hands-on labs to job roles, so that you can achieve the skills required to competently perform your job using CPQ Cloud. 

Furthermore, as your CPQ Cloud applications are enhanced with each new product release, training in the learning subscription is updated to help you keep pace with the changes.

Learn more about the Oracle CPQ Cloud Learning Subscription

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