Announcing the OCI 2023 Certified Security Professional Certification and Course

June 8, 2023 | 4 minute read
Saurabh Patil
Senior Training Lead and Evangelist, OCI Delivery Team
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We are excited to share that the OCI 2023 certified Security Professional certification and course is now available. This certification is designed specifically for security professionals and solution architects who want to learn how to use OCI core security services to build secure cloud environments for applications and resources on OCI.

What's new in the OCI 2023 Certified Security Professional?

  • Hands-on Performance (HPE) Exam: The certification exam now includes a hands-on performance section with two challenges to be completed using the provided OCI environment. This allows you to showcase your practical hands-on skills. This exam also includes multiple-choice questions, though there are fewer multiple choice questions than before. You can read more about hands-on performance exam here.
  • New Exam Prep lessons for HPE Exam: A completely new Exam Prep section has been introduced to assist you in preparing for the hands-on performance-based exam. It includes walkthroughs on 7 scenarios to  help you get prepared for the performance-based exam format . Each scenario has a certain number of tasks to be completed and we walk through these tasks for each of the scenarios. You should pay special attention to these and ideally perform these tasks using the lab guides available with the course. Here is the link to the exam prep lesson.  
  • Coverage of recently launched services: The certification now covers all the latest services such as Threat Intelligence, Cloud Guard Threat Detector, Network Firewall, and Organization Management. Additionally, new demos have been included to provide a better understanding of these services.
  • Enhanced Hands-on Labs: A new set of hands-on labs has been added to the course, providing you with a better practice experience to reinforce your learning. We have 16 labs available and these labs guides are available within the respective modules in the course. Ideally, you should watch lessons and demos and perform labs in your own tenancy. That will really help reinforce your learning on a particular topic.
  • Improved course structure: The entire course has been revamped to ensure that it is organized into smaller and more manageable modules. In our experience, shorter modules allow for more effective learning and comprehension.
  • Expert Tips: Expert tips have been incorporated to provide guidance beyond the course content. These tips will help you make the most out of your learning experience and gain valuable insights.
  • Ask your Instructor (AYI): If you have any questions or need clarification during the course, utilize the "Ask Your Instructor" feature. It is a widget within the course using which you can ask questions and receive a response within 24 hours from the instructors.

Updated Security Professional Course

In 2023 course, you'll learn about different modules that cover important aspects of cloud security. These modules include Identity and Access Management, Infrastructure Security, Database Security, Security Posture Management, Security Operations, and more. The security services discussed in this course are essential for protecting your organization's cloud workload. By completing this course, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to easily adopt and secure your cloud infrastructure, data, and applications on OCI.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Design and build a secure framework for core OCI components like compute, network, and storage. 
  • Assess and strengthen the security posture and implement secure solutions.
  • Automate certificate deployment to integrated services to avoid manual errors.
  • Implement threat protection using threat intelligence data.
  • Manage Oracle Database security and compliance requirements.
  • Identify, evaluate, and respond to security events and incidents.

Oracle MyLearn: the training platform

Oracle MyLearn is an all-inclusive platform designed to meet your training and certification needs in one place. With a wide range of resources and features, MyLearn offers a seamless learning experience that takes you from training to certification.

To help you make the most of this platform, here are some valuable tips:

Take notes and read along: While going through the course, jot down important points or refer to the transcripts available in 16 languages if you prefer reading.

Break it up: Remember to schedule regular breaks and keep yourself active. Don't spend too much time glued to your computer screen.

Test your skills: After completing each module, make use of the skill checks provided. These checks help you track your progress and ensure you're absorbing the material effectively.

Prepare for the exam: Before diving into the certification exam, take advantage of the exam preparation resources available. This will boost your confidence and familiarize you with the exam format.

Practice makes perfect: Prior to the certification exam, make sure to take the practice exam. This allows you to evaluate your knowledge, identify any weak areas, and focus your efforts on improvement.

Get started today

Check out the following to get started on your journey to learn:

We sincerely hope that you will find the updated course to be valuable and informative. At OCI, we are always working to improve by delivering valuable training, incorporating feedback, and analyzing user data.

Your feedback matters! Take a moment to rate the course and leave a detailed review. Your specific comments will help us understand what we're doing right and how we can make improvements.

Thank you for reading, and best of luck with the course and your certification exam!


Saurabh Patil

Senior Training Lead and Evangelist, OCI Delivery Team

Saurabh D. Patil Ph.D. is a Senior Training Lead for OCI at Oracle University, specializing in content creation and certification for OCI Security Professional.

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