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Oracle Releases All-New Oracle Linux Curriculum Based on Customer Input

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Written with help from Antoinette O’Sullivan, Director of Training and Documentation for Linux and Virtualization, and Craig McBride, Oracle Curriculum Developer and Senior Manager

Customer feedback helps Oracle University build learning products that resonate with current daily tasks people need to perform.

Based on recent customer feedback, we used customer contributions to create an all-new Linux course curriculum.

The new courses are the result of the team improving, updating, and expanding the Oracle Linux curriculum based on customer responses and latest technologies. Our goal is to empower students with a comprehensive set of administration skills that extend the use and create new skills for end-users on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and on-premises platforms.

This curriculum also offers extended training on key components of the Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment.

What Customers Had to Say and How Oracle University Responded

Customers: realized there was too much content in our previous courses, and students were finding it difficult to get through all the material.
Oracle: if we created three courses instead of two, it would be more realistic to cover the material in five-day increments, allowing customers to absorb the lessons at a better pace.

Customers: wanted Oracle to teach additional topics that instructors and previous students had requested.
Oracle: creating three courses allowed us to include these extra lessons and provide a better overall experience for end-users.

Customers: wanted us to provide content on a newer environment.
Oracle: developing new courses allowed us to update the student environment to a new version of Oracle Linux and UEK (OL7 Update 5 with UEK R4). Oracle was also able to leverage the University Cloud Infrastructure for two of the three new courses.

Problem Solved: New Linux Courses Incorporate Customer Input

We are excited to announce the all-new Oracle Linux three-course curriculum that was made possible with the advice of our end-users, Oracle’s commitment to quality training, and our in-house experts who strive to showcase the value that Oracle brings.

This comprehensive training solution covers the latest Oracle Linux implementations. Take this course to develop your skills to use the Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle Linux System Administration I

What's New in Course I:

  • New content on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • New lesson on IPv6
  • New content in boot lesson on UEFI, Secure Boot and GPT
  • New modular yum configuration approach described in package management lesson
  • New content on software collections library in package management lesson
  • Updated capabilities and use of Ksplice

Oracle Linux System Administration II

What's New in Course II:

  • Environment for this course is Oracle University Cloud Infrastructure
  • New content in Kickstart lesson on PXE process
  • New content in advanced networking lesson on multi-factor authentication, two-factor authentication, port address translation, LACP, vPC, and IPsec
  • New lesson on Kerberos and IPA authentication

Oracle Linux System Administration III

What's New in Course III:

  • Environment for this course is also Oracle University Cloud Infrastructure
  • Major update of old Docker lesson to "Oracle Container Runtime for Docker"
  • New content on Oracle Container Register (OCR) in Docker lesson
  • Six brand new lessons never offered in any previous Oracle Linux course:
    • Oracle Linux Container Services for Use with Kubernetes
    • OpenSCAP
    • Linux Auditing System
    • OpenSSL
    • Introduction to Linux Internals
    • Using Gluster Storage

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