Celebrating a Milestone with One Million OCI Trained and Certified Professionals

November 16, 2023 | 4 minute read
Rohit Rahi
Vice President, OCI Global Delivery, Oracle University
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We are excited to share a momentous achievement: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has now reached a remarkable milestone of one million trained and certified professionals.

“It’s exciting to be honored for this milestone in the growing momentum of OCI. My OCI certifications make a big difference in the value and expertise I bring to clients, and for my career goals." -Darpan Aggarwal, Infosys – the 1 millionth OCI learner, certified

If you are among these dedicated learners who have invested time in mastering OCI concepts or earning certifications, our heartfelt gratitude goes to you. Your unwavering commitment has played a pivotal role in reaching this significant accomplishment in the ever-evolving realm of cloud computing.

Alvin Toffler, a renowned futurist, once said, "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

This observation is particularly relevant in the dynamic landscape of cloud technology, where constant innovation introduces new features and services. Organizations adopting digital and cloud solutions recognize the paramount importance of skilled cloud professionals. However, cloud skills gaps remain a persistent challenge, prompting organizations to explore solutions such as hiring new talent and implementing upskilling and reskilling initiatives.

In this context, we are delighted to see the tremendous momentum we have gained in the market with a thriving community of over one million trained and certified professionals on OCI. A recent customer survey conducted by market research firm Context Consulting highlighted OCI as the exclusive major cloud provider favorably chosen by customers for its availability of skilled resources.



Source: Cloud Services Market Research (Context Consulting, March 2023)

To democratize OCI knowledge and provide everyone with the opportunity to build and enhance their technical skills, we have been offering free certifications and training, a commitment we plan to continue in the future.

Empowering learners with free OCI Certifications

OCI, as a comprehensive cloud platform, caters to various roles within organizations. Our learning content is meticulously structured to support these roles, offering job-based and solution-based courses and certifications for a wide range of professionals, including cloud architects, security engineers, cloud operators, developers, DevOps engineers, data scientists, AI/ML engineers, data engineers, and database administrators. These courses and certifications are organized into three distinct tracks, covering core infrastructure and platform services, artificial intelligence, and data management.

Notably, OCI is the only cloud provider offering free entry-level certifications for Cloud, AI, and Data Management roles.

You can attain OCI Foundations, AI Foundations, and Data Management Foundations certifications without incurring any cost. This means you can earn industry-recognized certifications and showcase your credentials to your professional network and potential employers without spending a dollar. We are proud to have hundreds of thousands of learners who have already obtained these foundational certifications.