While every Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) professional should aspire to get OIC certified, in this blog post I offer some compelling reasons as to why you should expand your skills and become certified on OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) as well.
Since your OIC instance is provisioned as a platform service within your OCI tenancy, it makes sense for you to better understand the underlying core infrastructure (such as Compute, Networking, Storage, etc.) that facilitate OIC’s runtime capabilities. In addition, many organizations that started with just OIC are now leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to extend other application and integration solutions into the cloud (such as lift-and-shift projects).
In short, being aware and becoming more skilled in OCI will improve your ability to offer advice for application integration initiatives or to innovate with modern cloud solutions.
Now that the OIC platform runs in your OCI tenancy, integrating and leveraging other OCI services is not only easy, but it becomes essential for designing and implementing more robust application integration solutions. Here are some examples of OIC use cases involving OCI services:
Since there are hundreds of OIC integration solutions that leverage one or more OCI services, becoming more familiar with OCI is essential in your quest to become a more proficient OIC solutions architect or Integrations designer.
In addition, for a limited time until February 28, 2022, the certification exams are also free of charge. For the OIC professional, I recommend two OCI certifications:
You can also create an Oracle Cloud Free Tier account leveraging its 30-day free trial along with the always-free OCI cloud services.
Good luck as you continue your learning journey!
David has been working for Oracle since 1999 with experience in application architecture and
middleware product solutions. He has earned numerous Oracle certifications and now
provides training solutions for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform services, specializing
in Oracle Integration Cloud.