Announcing OCI 2023 Observability Professional Certification

June 14, 2023 | 4 minute read
Tijo Thomas
Principal Training Lead and Evangelist, Oracle University
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We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Observability Professional Certification. This certification caters to Cloud Professionals such as Developers, Cloud Operations Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), DevOps/SecOps Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Database Administrators and Cloud Architects.

If you are interested in learning more about the OCI Observability and Management Platform, this course is right for you.

OCI Observability & Management Platform

Observability refers to the ability to understand the internal state of a system and help you to determine why the system is in a specific state. This is achieved through instrumenting the different pillars of observability – Metrics, Traces, Logs and Events.

There are a wide range of use cases you can achieve through these observability pillars, whether you are a Developer or DevOps Engineer looking to accelerate code delivery; a Security Operations Engineer seeking to harden the security perimeter of the network; a Database Administrator who wants to manage Cloud and On-Premises Databases from a single pane of glass; or a Site Reliability Engineer who needs to quickly troubleshoot incidents, you can leverage a reliable, unified, easy-to-use unified Observability platform.

OCI Observability & Management (O&M) Platform consists of a set of cloud services that enables you to monitor, analyze, and manage applications and infrastructure environments with full-stack visibility, prebuilt analytics, and automation capabilities.

This integrated platform aggregates all the observability data for holistic analysis and applies operations-optimized Machine Learning algorithms that can identify anomalous system behaviour, rapidly isolate and remediate performance problems, and prevent outages by providing accurate forecasting of impending issues.

The O&M platform is comprised of the following services: 

OCI 2023 observability and management services

Certification Details

Our goal with this certification and the related course assets is to help you develop a deeper understanding of each OCI O&M service and become proficient in building a complete observability solution with a unified view across the entire infrastructure, applications and software stack.

Each module in the course consists of micro-lessons that are mapped to individual learning objectives that explain both fundamental concepts and advanced features along with the use cases. Most of the lessons contain demos that illustrate key concepts and provide hands-on familiarity with the O&M services.

The course also includes skill checks for you to continuously validate your knowledge, hands-on lab instructions to gain familiarity with services, and a practice exam and an exam prep session so you take the exam (and ace it) with confidence!

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  •  Understand the terminologies of Observability compared to traditional monitoring.
  • Configure environments to be monitored proactively.
  • Automatically respond to any Cloud resource changes in real-time.
  • Diagnose issues quickly from centrally managed log data.
  • Quickly identify patterns and root causes from log data with Advanced Analytics.
  • Monitor applications with deep visibility into the end-user experience.
  • Monitor distributed components of an entire application stack.
  • Monitor and administer Oracle Databases seamlessly across boundaries.
  • Analyze capacity, forecast usage and performance of infrastructure and database resources.

The course objectives are listed below, each are covered in depth within the course.

OCI 2023 observability and management learning path

Certification Exam Tips

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of this learning platform and prepare for the exam: 

  1. First, if you are new to OCI, I would recommend you to gain a fair understanding of OCI Core Services – Compute, Storage, and Networking. Our OCI Foundations learning path is a great resource. However, if you are familiar with these services, you can go straight into the O&M course.
  2. Play through the video course – this course is designed as a collection of micro-lessons, each ~10 minutes in duration, so take the time to understand concepts in smaller chunks. You should also watch the demos and run through the skills checks available in each module.
  3. Jot down notes on topics that seem pertinent (we have transcript for the videos available in 16 languages, so you can follow along in your language of choice)
  4. Schedule breaks each hour and move around (don’t stay stationary in front of your computer)
  5. Use the hands-on labs instructions to get familiar with the product; there is no better way of learning than performing hands-on tasks.
  6. Take the exam prep prior to taking the certification exam.
  7. Assess your exam readiness by taking the practice exam.

Get Started

To get started, review the OCI O&M learning path

You can access OCI O&M blogs to learn more,

Our team is constantly integrating feedback and improving our content, so if something is broken or can be improved, let us know.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with the certification exam!

Tijo Thomas

Principal Training Lead and Evangelist, Oracle University

Tijo Thomas is a Cloud Evangelist at Oracle University focused on building training materials for OCI services and delivering course content towards OCI Certifications. He specializes in Observability and Management (O&M), Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS), and core OCI services.


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