Announcing Oracle Learning Explorer: Free Training & Accreditation

August 19, 2020 | 2 minute read
Damien Carey
Senior Vice President, Oracle University
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Companies across the globe continue to contend with a growing IT skills shortage. Regardless of the current job market, the demand for strong IT skills has not slowed down. Organizations are still struggling to recruit the IT talent they need to deliver innovation, modernize their technology, and ensure their data and transactions are secure.

One of the primary factors causing this skill gap is the rapidly changing technology landscape. Companies need to be able to shift and adapt to new technology trends and standards, which are constantly changing to keep pace with the speed of the cloud. This trend shows no signs of slowing, in fact, the rate of technological innovation will only increase, further raising the need for IT professionals that can manage the ever-expanding scope of data and latest security protocols. 

While the IT skills shortage is certainly a challenge, it’s also an opportunity. Companies can invest in a culture of continuous learning to upskill their existing staff, and job seekers can learn new IT skills to make themselves more marketable.

At Oracle University, our mission is to enable our customers to be successful, and they simply can’t be without a strong and skilled workforce that’s proficient on the latest Oracle technologies.

We want to play our part in increasing the collective IT knowledge in the marketplace by educating more professionals to become IT experts. For this reason, I’m very happy to announce the launch of Oracle Learning Explorer, a free new program that will empower professionals across the globe to start their journey towards acquiring IT skills.

Introducing: Oracle Learning Explorer

Oracle Learning Explorer is the best way to start building your functional knowledge of Oracle’s Cloud solutions – solutions used by Fortune 500 companies across the world that employ hundreds of thousands of professionals.  

Program overview:

  • Free entry-level training organized by real-world job roles
  • Learning paths for Oracle Cloud Applications, Infrastructure, Autonomous Database, & more
  • A complimentary quiz to test and validate knowledge
  • Over 50 Explorer badges to showcase accreditation

We hope this program will help companies and professionals alike get started on the path to strengthening their IT knowledge base to better compete, perform, and grow.

Start learning for free today. Become an Oracle Learning Explorer:

Damien Carey

Senior Vice President, Oracle University

Damien Carey is Senior Vice President of Oracle University.  Oracle University is one of the world’s largest IT training businesses, delivering modern learning solutions to the Oracle customer and partner ecosystem globally. Damien has transformed Oracle University into a customer focused and technologically innovative organization. Through this innovation, Oracle University is delivering modern, digital, just in time training with tangible business outcomes. His focus is on helping customers adopt Oracle Cloud services, enabling their organizations quickly and easily.


Damien began his career at Oracle in 1995 and has held a variety of leadership roles in Finance, Consulting and Education. Prior to joining Oracle, he spent 2 years with Qantas Airways, partnering with The Boston Consulting Group on the Australian Airlines post- merger activities and preparing Qantas Airways for IPO. Prior to that, Damien spent 3 years with The Shell Company working in all facets of the downstream oil industry, from refinery, terminal operations and transportation management to retail and distributor development.

Damien was a member of the Australian Army NORFORCE unit whilst completing his Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance at Charles Darwin University.

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