Announcing General Availability of OCI 2024 Networking Professional Certification

February 13, 2024 | 3 minute read
Sergio Castro
Principal OCI Instructor and Consultant
Orlando Gentil
Principal OCI Instructor, Oracle University
Rohit Rahi
Vice President, OCI Global Delivery, Oracle University
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We are thrilled to announce the general availability of the OCI 2024 Networking Professional Certification. This general availability follows a successful beta release, during which we gathered invaluable feedback that helped us refine and perfect the current course curriculum and exam. 

The Journey from Beta to General Availability (GA)

In September 2023, during Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas, we launched the beta exam for this Certification. Our beta exam was taken by a diverse group of participants from various sectors of the IT industry. Their feedback was instrumental in shaping the GA course structure, content, and supporting materials. We are grateful to our beta testers who provided detailed insights, enabling us to tailor the certification to meet the real-world demands of networking professionals.

What's New?

We launched a beta version of the course along with the beta exam last year. However, the beta version had limited learning material coverage. The GA course offers an extensive and comprehensive learning path tailored to enhance your expertise and practical skills for OCI networking services. This learning path includes:

  • Extensive Course Material: With over 60+ new lessons, the certification covers a wide range of topics, ensuring a thorough understanding of OCI networking services, principles and practices.
  • Practical Demos: course includes 40+ demos, providing real-world applications and insights into OCI networking scenarios. These demos are designed to illustrate complex concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Hands-on Labs: course includes 18 dedicated labs in an OCI environment, simulating real-life challenges and tasks. These labs are crucial for developing hands-on experience, a key component for mastering OCI networking skills. Our lab environment will be available by early March 2024. 
  • Exam Preparation: The combination of lessons, demos, and labs ensures a well-rounded preparation for the certification exam, equipping you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to excel. The certification learning path also includes exam preparation material and a sample practice exam.

Who Should Enroll?

The OCI Networking Professional Certification is intended for networking professionals and cloud architects designing and implementing scalable networking solutions on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The target candidate for this certification is expected to have at least twelve months of hands-on experience with OCI (24 months is recommended) and familiarity with general Networking concepts. The certification exam validates networking professionals’ ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Plan and design OCI networking and connectivity solutions
  • Design and optimize hybrid and multicloud networking architectures
  • Implement and operate secure OCI networking and connectivity solutions
  • Migrate various types of workloads to OCI
  • Troubleshoot OCI networking and connectivity issues

How to get started?

This certification course and exam would have not been possible without the help of a great group of OCI Networking Services PMs, solution architects and cloud engineers. The following experts contributed to this project:

Kam Agahian, Paul Cainkar, Misha Kasvin, Jody Davis, Lilian Quan, Raffi Shahbazian, Tim Sammut, Catalin Andrei, Atefeh Yousefi Attaei, Troy Levin, Shawn Moore, Ionut Neubauer, Radu-Lucian Nistor, Andrei “Bogdan” Stoian, Ben Woltz, Sunil Chaudhari, Kristin Fiore, Pragnesh Panchal, Prateek Raj, Anjana Singh, Bhavesh Vadhiya, Aditya Kulkarni, Darshan Jinendra Kumar, and Sheila Ray.

We are really excited to launch the OCI 2024 Networking Professional Certification and committed to providing an exceptional learning experience to you to lead the future of networking.

Join us on this journey and be part of the next generation of OCI networking experts.

Sergio Castro

Principal OCI Instructor and Consultant

Sergio Castro joined Oracle America in 2017. He currently is a Principal Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) instructor and consultant at Oracle University. He has 8 years of cloud computing experience, and 27 years of overall IT experience. He is an OCI Certified Architect, Professional; and AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Associate.

Orlando Gentil

Principal OCI Instructor, Oracle University

Orlando Gentil is an Oracle training lead and vastly experienced IT professional. He has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years. Though Orlando has worn many hats throughout his career, Linux and IT infrastructure have been constants, and at Oracle that was put to work on as pre-sales, technical marketing, and now at Oracle University.

Rohit Rahi

Vice President, OCI Global Delivery, Oracle University

Rohit Rahi, Vice President, Oracle University, leads Oracle Cloud Infrastructure global delivery, training, and certifications. He has been part of the core team that launched Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in 2016. Previously, he worked at AWS and Microsoft Azure in various roles.

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