Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Top 10 Oracle Self-Study Training Courses for July 2014

By Cindy Taylor, Oracle University Senior Education Consultant for Self-Study Products

Summertime is here.

For many of us, that means catching up on projects and tackling other items on our list while it's a bit quieter around the office. With this in mind, we thought the timing was just right to share our latest top 10 list of Self-Study Courses. 

Self-Study is the perfect supplement to other Oracle training and can be downloaded for offline viewing so you could even take your training from the beach...if you wanted to that is. 

Top 10 Self-Study Courses

10.  Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM 
9.    Oracle BI 11g: Introduction to End User Tools
8.    R12.x Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals
7.    Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I Release 2
6.    R12 Oracle Using and Maintaining Approvals Management
5.    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I
4.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
3.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Introduction to System Administration
2.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
1.    Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Your Oracle Solaris 11 Learning Path: for Newbies and Experts

By Karen Sutherland, Oracle University Senior Practice Manager

Oracle Solaris 11.2 has certainly been the talk of the town over the past few months.

You may now be thinking about how to get more hands-on experience with Oracle Solaris 11

Whether you've been working with Solaris for many years or you have minimal experience and are just getting started, Oracle University has the hands-on training you need to develop your skill set. 

Learn To:

•    Perform introductory system administration tasks.
•    Configure zones and virtual networks.
•    Use various troubleshooting techniques and tools to analyze and resolve system faults.
•    Plan for and deploy a private Infrastructure as a Service cloud.
•    Develop plans for deploying Oracle Solaris Zones server virtualization technology.
•    Practice server virtualization.

Start by finding the learning path that's right for you:

View online version of learning paths

You may also be happy to hear that according to this 2014 IT Career Finder report, Solaris skills are amongst some of the highest paying in the industry in 2014. Solaris “commands a six-figure salary: $104,710 on average.”  Not too shabby.

What’s also great about Oracle University’s curriculum for Oracle Solaris is that it's aligned with our certification program. If you're thinking about earning an Oracle certification in the future, we recommend purchasing one of many certification discount packages to save money.

These discount packages give you the opportunity to save up to 20% when you purchase your training together with your 6-month certification exam voucher.

Get started today!

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Friday Jul 25, 2014

Support Your Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines) Deployment through Training

by Jim Vonick, Oracle University Market Development Manager

With the recent acquisition of BigMachines, Oracle has added a Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solution to your portfolio of cloud applications.

During an Oracle CPQ Cloud deployment, the immediate goal is to accelerate the implementation and adoption of your application so your business can successfully automate its entire Quote-to-Cash process.

Implementation team members, including system administrators, need the knowledge and skills to ensure a smooth and rapid implementation of the Oracle CPQ Cloud application. During set-up, it's important to optimize the configuration for your business. To do so, team members need to understand the foundation and available options so the decisions made during set-up best align with the business.

Initial deployment: enhance the as-delivered application

During the initial deployment, or possibly at some later time, you may also choose to enhance the as-delivered application to meet your unique use cases.  This requires a deep understanding of the application and knowledge of how to use the Oracle BigMachines Markup Language (BML).  Furthermore, you may want to integrate the Oracle CPQ Cloud applications with other applications.

To meet these objectives, training is recommended to support your Oracle CPQ Cloud deployment.  Oracle University now delivers training for BigMachines. Our courses are developed in collaboration with the BigMachines product team, which assures the training content is relevant and accurate.

Training for administrators and implementers

  • Oracle BigMachines Yellow Belt for the Business User (Coming Soon): learn the basic structure and components of the application and how to communicate business requirements to administrators before, during and after the implementation.
  • Oracle BigMachines Blue Belt: learn how to use the BigMachines application to meet advanced use cases.  Note that this course is a bundle of the Blue Belt Advanced BML, Advanced Configuration, Advanced Commerce and Advanced Document Engine courses.
  • Oracle BigMachines Advanced BML: learn how to use the BigMachines Markup Language (BML) to write functions that accomplish complex use cases on your Oracle BigMachines site.
  • Oracle BigMachines Blue Belt Advanced Commerce: learn how to use BML and other advanced modification techniques to extend functionality of the point-and-click interface within Commerce; this will help you meet your complex business requirements.

Learn More: Oracle CPQ (BigMachines) Training

Friday Jul 18, 2014

New Digital Training for July 2014

By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

Oracle University now gives you two great ways to get your training content in a digital format:

1. Oracle Training On Demand: offers hands-on product training for in-depth learning

2. Oracle Learning Streams: provides users with one year of access to continuously updated video content and live connections with instructors through live Meet the Expert events, forums and live webinars

We release fresh digital content to help you quickly and successfully adopt Oracle technology. 

Here’s a summary of what’s new this month:

Training On Demand

New Releases

Oracle Learning Streams for Oracle Database

Recently Added Videos

Preview all Videos

Data Discovery and Modeling

Oracle Exadata Storage Availability Best Practices: Beyond Traditional Storage

Index Management and Gather Statistics

How to setup Multiple Physical Standby Databases using active data guard

Clustered File Systems

Oracle Learning Streams for Oracle Middleware

Recently Added Videos

Preview all Videos 

Pipeline Templates with Oracle Service Bus

Oracle Data Integrator 12c Overview

Partitioning SOA Repository for Performance

What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Demo

Oracle B2B 12c Real-time visibility and Business Dashboards

Give your team unlimited access to all of our Training On Demand courses and Oracle Learning Streams for a full year with the Unlimited Learning Subscription

Contact your Oracle Education Account Manager today to learn more.

Thursday Jul 10, 2014

What You Need to Know about OBIEE

Written by Laura Garza, Principal Oracle University Instructor

Did you know that over 200 hundred new features were released with Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite

Some of the key enhancements include:

• A visualization recommendation engine

• New performance tile and waterfall visualizations

• Enhancements to the Oracle BI Summary Advisor

• Smart View integration with Oracle BI

Oracle University’s top Business Intelligence courses have just been updated for Oracle BI These courses teach you how to use these new features to improve your analysis of structured and unstructured data, while delivering enhanced data-driven visualizations.

Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards

•    Learn how to create a performance tile view.
•    Learn the ins and outs of setting up the Map View, importing background maps and images.
•    Learn how to create a dashboard prompt base off a hierarchical column.
•    Select recommended visualization views to help display your analysis.
•    Learn how to interface with Smart View.
•    Learn how to create BI Mobile applications. 

Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories

•    Explore the Summary Advisor tool – specific to Oracle Exalytics.
•    Learn how to set up Usage Tracking via Fusion Middleware.
•    Use the new BI Utility, which lets you generate an XML representation of the BI Repository Metadata.
•    Expose yourself to the basics and benefits of Oracle Exalytics.

Register for an in-person or Live Virtual Class today

If you can’t find a date or location that works for you, please let us know!

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

New Oracle University Courses for July 2014 - Just Released!

Written by Jerilyn Stiles, Oracle University Curriculum Product Manager

At Oracle University, we work hard to make sure our training and certification portfolio is current.

Here's a quick summary of our hottest new courses.

Top Course Releases for July

1) Oracle Database 12c: RAC Administration

2) Shell Programming

3) Oracle Linux System Administration TOD

4) Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators

5) Fusion Applications: HCM Compensation (Training On Demand)

6) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Administration Accelerated Rel 9.x

7) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 3 Rel 9.x

8) Taleo (LRN): Learn Configuration and Reporting Essentials

9) Java SE 8 New Features

10) Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.x: Cloud Management

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

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

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Going to Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne? Boost Your Expertise by Attending Preconference Training

Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne this year? If so, you'll want to make the most out of your week in San Francisco.

Oracle University’s Preconference Training events on Sunday, September 28th should be on your list.

These Oracle University and Java University events give you an opportunity to deep dive into a full day of accelerated training from the Oracle experts. 

Sessions run from 9am to 4pm, with a one-hour lunch break at Golden Gate University (just a few blocks from the Moscone Center) on Sunday, September 28th.

When you add Oracle University or Java University to your conference pass during your registration, you can choose one of the following full-day sessions to attend:

Oracle University Sessions

•    Certification Exam Cram DBA

•    Getting Started with Oracle's Access Portal

•    How to Build and Test Oracle WebCenter Portal Applications and Associated Components

•    In-Memory Column Store and Other In-Memory Caching New Features

•    Optimizer Master Class with Tom Kyte

•    Oracle Access Management Suite 11g Release 2 for Mobile and Social

•    Processing Your Big Data with Oracle

•    Oracle Business Intelligence 11g: Analytics Overview

•    Oracle Database 12c: Security

•    Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c High-Availability Deployments

•    Oracle Exadata Database Machine: One-Day Overview

•    Oracle Identity Governance Suite: Upgrading, Diagnostics and Tuning

•    What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

Java University Sessions

•    Architect and Design Secure Robust Enterprise Java Applications for the Cloud and Beyond

•    Develop Java Oracle Embedded Applications Using Raspberry Pi (Internet of Things)

•    Diving into Ruby on Rails

•    Diving into Scala

•    Java EE 7 from an HTML 5 Perspective: HTML5, WebSocket, JSON, and JSF

•    Java 8 Lambda Expressions

•    Java Performance Tuning

•    JavaScript for Java Developers: Develop Web Applications

•    The Latest and the Greatest RESTful Web Services

Learn more about these sessions by visiting the Oracle University and Java University pages.

Add them to your conference pass today!


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