Friday Mar 28, 2014

Get Trained & Certified to Become an Oracle Solaris System Administrator

Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome system administrator (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running.

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programs

If you're interested in exploring this role, Oracle Solaris 11 training and certification programs help Oracle Solaris system administrators quickly embrace what is new with Oracle Solaris.

By taking Oracle Solaris 11 training, you'll be able to gain the skills you need. Oracle University offers a complete range of options to choose from, with expert instructors who can answer your questions.

Complete Oracle Solaris 11 Curriculum Now Available

Oracle Solaris Certifications

Oracle Solaris system administrators are highly valued. Several independent salary surveys have shown that the average annual salary for engineers with Oracle Solaris knowledge and experience is more than US$80,000. (Sources: Salary survey, Simply Hired Salary Calculator).

Through enrolling in training courses and studying to pass certification exams, administrators and developers can quickly obtain the skills needed to manage mission-critical cloud deployments.

View the Oracle certifications below to learn more.

Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Just Released! New Courses for March 2014

-Written by the Oracle University Curriculum Team

At Oracle University, we work hard to make sure our training and certification portfolio is current. Our goal is to offer training on our latest product releases, with new courses rolling out every week.

With our all-new monthly round-up of course releases, you'll get a quick summary of our newest courses, along with our hottest upcoming course releases.

Top New Course Releases for March

1.    Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administration
2.    Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware Administration
3.    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Enterprise Manager Management Pack 
4.    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Performance Tuning Workshop 
5.    Oracle Coherence 12c: Administer and Troubleshoot Clusters 
6.    Oracle BI Applications 11g: Implementation using ODI 
7.    Oracle Linux System Administration
8.    Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators
9.    Taleo (TEE): Foundation of Oracle Business Intelligence for Taleo Enterprise
10.  Fusion Applications: HCM Payroll Implementation (US)
11.  Fusion Applications: HCM Security
12.  Fusion Applications: Project Financial Management Implementation
13.  Oracle Policy Modeling Essentials Rel 10.4

This is just a sample of what we expect to be popular new releases.

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at  Every course we offer can be taken in the classroom or online. Choose your learning method based on your schedule.

View the past round-ups for other recent course releases: February, January

Thursday Mar 13, 2014

Top 10 Oracle Certifications and How to Earn Them

As 2014 swings into full gear, we're continuing to see a rising demand for skilled Oracle professionals in the job market. 

Whether you're an Oracle DBA or a Java developer, you should know that your skills are highly sought after! Certification is one proven way for professionals like you to validate your knowledge and gain credibility that will lead to better opportunities. 

And with the increasing demand for Oracle DBAs and Java Developers, we're also seeing a rise in the related Oracle Certifications. See for yourself in our top 10 certification list below.

Top 10 Oracle Certifications Worldwide*

1.    Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Associate
2.    Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Professional
3.    Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional
4.    Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert
5.    Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate
6.    Oracle Database 11g: Administrator Certified Associate
7.    Oracle Database 11g: Administrator Certified Professional
8.    Oracle Database 10g: Administrator Certified Associate
9.    Oracle Database 10g: Administrator Certified Professional
10.  Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional – One of our fastest growing!

Recommended Resources to Prepare for an Oracle Certification Exam

  • Test your knowledge with Kaplan SelfTest Practice Exams: empower yourself to put your best foot forward on exam day. 
  • Take the Recommended Training: ensure you have the knowledge you need, along with hands-on experience.  
  • Refresh Your Skills with our Exam Prep Seminar: take our exam prep seminars to refresh your existing knowledge prior to taking the exam.

If you would benefit from training, consider a Certification Discount Package and save up to 20%.

  • Includes the training course, plus a certification exam voucher that you have up to 12 months to use.  ePractice exams are also included in many of our packages.
  • If you need a refresher on the exam topics, choose from standard training packages or Exam Prep Seminar packages.
  • Available in Classroom, Live Virtual Class, Training On Demand and Self-Study formats.
  • New packages have just been released for Oracle Database 12c, MySQL 5.6, Exadata Administration, Oracle Database Cloud.

View all resources, a list of available testing centers, FAQs and more at

*Data based on exams delivered in past 6 months. Credentials not listed in order.

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Equip Yourself with Oracle Database 12c Security Training

By Diana Gray, Snr. Product Marketing Manager

With more than 500 new features, Oracle Database 12c is designed to give Oracle customers exactly what they’ve told us they need for cloud computing, big data, security and availability.

Why Oracle Database Security?

With Oracle, customers can deploy reliable data security solutions that require no changes to existing applications, saving time and money.  

From the outset, Oracle has delivered the industry's most advanced technology to safeguard data at the source - the database. Oracle provides a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats and enable regulatory compliance for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

Oracle's powerful preventative and detective security controls include database activity monitoring and blocking, privileged user and multi-factor access control, data classification and discovery, transparent data encryption, consolidated auditing and reporting, secure configuration management and data masking.

Enroll in Oracle Database 12c: Security Training

In this NEW Oracle Database 12c: Security training course, discover how you can use Oracle Database features to meet the security, privacy and compliance requirements of your organization as you learn to:

  • Configure strong authentication for database users using PKI and Kerberos.
  • Control data access using virtual private database and Oracle Label Security.
  • Analyze application privileges and reduce the attack surface using Oracle Database Vault Privilege Analysis.
  • Reduce risk of data exposure using Oracle Advanced Security Data Redaction, Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Data Masking,
  • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
  • Configure network encryption to protect information in transit.
  • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
  • Protect against application bypass using Oracle Database Vault Realms.

Questions or comments about Oracle Database 12c Security Training? We'd love to hear from you in the comments section below. 


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