Partnering with LinkedIn Learning to extend access to critical cloud skills training

August 30, 2022 | 3 minute read
Damien Carey
Senior Vice President, Oracle University
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Oracle University collaborates with LinkedIn Learning

Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant shift from the “Great Resignation” to the “Great Reshuffle" where companies have struggled with challenges in hiring and retaining talent while their customers increasingly demand experiences that are in-line with today’s digital consumer economy.

According to a Korn Ferry report, an estimated $8.5 trillion in annual revenues will be unrealized by 2030 if the talent shortage is left unchecked, making closing the growing skills gap critical to supporting continued economic growth and innovation now and in the future.

In addition, LinkedIn Learning’s 2022 Workplace Learning Report found, between upskilling and reskilling and digital skilling/digital transformation, 72% of L&D leaders see skills as a top focus area this year. As demand for roles requiring tech skills to support innovation continues to increase, addressing these critical skills gaps by upskilling employees and hiring new talent will be crucial.

Oracle is dedicated to supporting expansion of our skills-based training and certification to more learning communities across the globe. This commitment to providing access to Oracle Cloud training will help make it easier for job seekers to learn in-demand tech skills and will support our customers with finding and hiring qualified candidates to support their continued innovation.

Partnering with LinkedIn Learning

To meet the above challenges, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with LinkedIn Learning to make Oracle’s skills-based training and cloud certification preparation available to their 850M+ members.

By supporting learners to gain hands-on experience with Oracle Cloud in the connected LinkedIn ecosystem, professionals can validate skills gained and connect to relevant job opportunities in the market. With organizations turning to LinkedIn to support their hiring needs, this will make it increasingly easier for our customers and partners to find qualified candidates to support their digital transformation and on-going innovation.

"As we strive to create more equal access to opportunity through skills, certifications have emerged as key, with the number of people on LinkedIn adding certifications to their profile 44% over the last two years,” said Hari Srinivasan, VP of Product for LinkedIn Talent Solutions. “Expanding access to certifications with partnerships like this is an important way we can help our members develop and showcase the skills they need to accelerate their careers.”

Expanding access to Oracle Cloud skills training

With access to the portfolio of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training, we are building a powerful foundation to support the increasing demand for these critical cloud roles with a commitment to expand access to more Oracle Cloud training content in the future.

LinkedIn Learning users will gain access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Professional, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Operations Associate, and Oracle Autonomous Database Administration training courses.

Taught by Oracle experts, this digital training covers product demonstrations, best practices, hands-on labs, and certification preparation questions to prepare for Oracle exams. These courses are refreshed to ensure content keeps pace with the innovation of our Oracle Cloud technology.

I’m excited for Oracle to be partnering with LinkedIn Learning with the goal of upskilling employees to drive company innovations and create a smarter workforce. To learn more about the new partnership, visit Oracle’s LinkedIn Learning page for details.

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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