Friday May 30, 2014

What's Hot in our Community Right Now

Here’s a look at what our Oracle University community members are reading and sharing the most this month:

Join our communities to stay plugged into the newest Oracle University releases.

-Kate Jones, Oracle University Senior Marketing Manager

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Experience Oracle Database 12c

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

Developing your skills with Oracle Database 12c may not be as hard as you think. Oracle’s expert curriculum developers designed curriculum offerings that can help you determine where you are and where you want to go.

By looking at our Oracle Database 12c Solution page, you can quickly identify what you’ve taken in the past and what you still might require.

Getting up to speed on this new technology is key to being able to access a platform that totally embraces the cloud. These new enhancements will make your job easier as you begin to understand how the new features work together.

Get started with Oracle Database 12c by taking the newly released  Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators Self-Study Course

After you download the software, see which training and certifications are available. Add well-respected credentials of expertise to your portfolio of learning through Oracle University.

Wednesday May 21, 2014

Oracle Commerce, ATG and Endeca - Which Training Should I Take?

 by Jim Vonick, Oracle University Market Development Manager

Oracle Commerce Release 11 makes strategic headway in unifying and enhancing ATG and Endeca Commerce technologies. ATG and Endeca Commerce are the leading commerce, content and experience technologies on the market.

But what about available training? 

Does it matter which courses you take if you're an Oracle Commerce 11, ATG Web Commerce or Endeca Commerce customer? 

Take Oracle 11 Commerce Training

There is currently one course that's specifically developed for Oracle Commerce Release 11.

This course, Oracle Commerce: Managing Your Site Using Business Tools Rel 11, is ideal for business users. Training built specifically for Oracle Commerce 11 will continue to become available over the coming months.

Since Oracle Commerce combines ATG Web Commerce and Oracle Endeca Commerce, specific courses from the existing ATG and Endeca Commerce do apply to Oracle Commerce Rel 11 customers. 

Oracle University has created a guide to help you select the best courses so you can simplify your Oracle Commerce 11 implementation or upgrade. 

View the Oracle Commerce: A Guide to Select the Right Training. 

Enroll in ATG and Endeca Training

If you're an ATG or Endeca customer, please note that all of the existing curriculum will maintain its current course titles. Since each course either includes "ATG" or "Endeca" in the title, this will give you some assurance that you're looking at the right courses. 

ATG Web Commerce Courses

If you're implementing or upgrading to ATG Web Commerce Rel 10.1 or 10.2 (or even prior releases), we recommend that you attend the current ATG training. Please visit the ATG training page on the Oracle University website. From there, you'll see three job role categories from which you can select.

Select the job role that best identifies what you need to learn. 

  • ATG Business Users
  • ATG Developers
  • ATG System Administrators 

Endeca Commerce Courses

If you're implementing Endeca Commerce 3.1 or 3.1.2 and are interested in training, consider taking one of the existing Oracle Endeca Commerce courses. Training is available for:

  • Implementation Team Members
  • Developers
  • Business Users 
Please feel free to leave comments or ask questions about any of these courses below. We welcome your feedback!

Friday May 16, 2014

Why Learn Oracle from Oracle

By Kate Jones, Oracle University Market Development Manager

Oracle University has been in the Oracle training business for over 30 years. We're committed to delivering a superior training experience to all of our students.

We emphasize hands-on learning to ensure our customers are as successful as they can be using Oracle technology.

Monday May 12, 2014

Oracle University: Top 10 Hot Products Sold Online in April

By Justin Collins, Oracle University Global Web Marketing Director

April proved to be a very busy month for Oracle University (OU) sales online.

More and more customers are experiencing the ease and benefit of purchasing OU products online, anytime, through our portfolio of country training websites (or as I prefer to call them, "Oracle Training Stores").

As a result, for last month supported by some new product releases, a broad set of products made it into the top 10 hottest products sold list. Many of these courses are available through traditional classroom, Live Virtual Class and also Training On Demand formats, so they lend themselves perfectly to any learning situation.

1. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop 1
2. Oracle Database 12c: Program with PL/SQL
3. Oracle Database 12C: New Features for Administrators.
4. Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop.
5. Oracle Database 12c: Introduction to SQL
6. Java SE7 Programming
7. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
8. Oracle Database 12c: Administration Workshop
9. Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.12: Create & Manager
10. Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create & Manage apps

At Oracle University, we are so confident in the quality of our training and believe you will be too. All course titles are backed by our unique Oracle University 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Lastly, If you haven't tried purchasing an Oracle University product online, give it a try - it's quick and easy!

If you have any comments, ideas or feedback on how we can make the online purchasing experience even better, please email me directly at

Happy training! 

Friday May 09, 2014

Oracle University Instructor Insight Preview: Oracle Solaris 11 Training Courses

What can you expect to learn when you enroll in one of Oracle University's top Solaris 11 training courses?

Mike Lanker, an experienced Oracle University instructor with over 30 years of experience, gives you an in depth preview in this Instructor Insights blog post.

Friday May 02, 2014

The Coolest Features Available with Oracle Hyperion – Are You Using Them?

Oracle Hyperion EPM brought many new enhancements that make it even easier to use.

We spoke to some of our Oracle University instructors to get their thoughts on which enhancements you’ll find most beneficial.  If you're not currently using these enhancements, now's the time to reap the benefits!

Hyperion Planning

    • Flexible Custom Dimensions allow you to manage members in dimensions distinctly by Plan Type if you desire; so the properties of Account “X” in Plan1 do not have to be the same as in Plan2. The Dimension Editor provides a drop-down to manage members by “All” Plan Types, or one specific plan at a time.
    • New Task List Types, such as Copy Version and Job Console, allow for easier navigation through the system.
    • Task List Dashboard and Report Page allow you to generate Gantt Charts, pie charts and other graphical representations and reports of the Task Lists based on more robust features like Task List Type, Assigned User and Due Dates.
    Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition
    • FDMEE integration with other source systems.
    • “Fish” icon retained – option to replace with custom icon now available.
    • You can have non-contiguous periods in multi-load files.
    • Custom Scripts are now an option; Custom Scripts are mainly used to perform tasks like importing data into auxiliary tables, copying files, sending an email from FDMEE, etc.
    • FDMEE now supports loading ICP transactions into ICT Module.
    • Ability to validate target members from mapping tables.
    Data Relationship Management
    • The Data Governance functionality, now covered in this course, allows a broad group of people to "propose" changes to hierarchies and go through a process of reviewing, checking and approving changes.  
    • Dynamic Scripting - you can now choose between traditional formula expressions using DRM native functions, or developing java script formulas for derived properties and validation rules in DRM. 
    Financial Reporting
    • The new print engine that does not require a 3rd party PDF generator product like Adobe or GhostScript.
    • Users now have the ability to format annotation text.
    Hyperion Financial Management
    • Select members from drop-down list in Data Forms.
    • Open data grids in Smart View.
    • Improvements to the POV: POV settings are now “sticky.” Reorder and hide dimensions in the POV bar for grids and forms. Define which dimension follow user POV in grids.

    Oracle University now offers courses for Oracle Hyperion EPM to help you make the most of these new features:

    •    Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications (
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications (
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create Rules Using Calc Mgr( – Coming Soon!
    •    Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management EE Administration (
    •    Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2 Administration (
    •    Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (
    •    Oracle Essbase 11.1.2: Calculate Block Storage Databases (
    •    Oracle Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2 for Planning (
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (
    •    Oracle Hyperion PSPB 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications ( – Coming Soon!

    -Oracle University Enterprise Performance Management Training Delivery Team


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