Wednesday Apr 06, 2016

New Courses and Certification Exams for April - Just Released!

On a monthly basis, we offer new releases to meet your training needs. Explore Oracle University's new courses and certifications for April today! It's a great time to expand your skill set and validate your knowledge to gain an edge in the job market.

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Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

New Courses and Certifications for March - Just Released!

Each month at Oracle University we release a variety of new courses and certifications to make sure we offer a robust portfolio that meets your needs. The following is a sample of new courses and certifications we anticipate will be popular.

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Monday Feb 29, 2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Learning Java

If you're a programmer now, or you want to become one, you've probably heard of Java. Explore ten reasons why you should consider learning this powerful programming language.

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Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Oracle's Safra Catz Visits India - What Does this Mean for IT Professionals?

Earlier this month, Oracle global chief Safra Catz announced a $400 million expansion of our India facility during her trip to India. So what does this mean to the average IT professional? Learn more about Oracle’s commitment to growth and increased demand for Oracle professionals in India and the region.

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Friday Jan 29, 2016

Oracle Certification & Training: February 2016 New Offerings - Just Released!

Every month, Oracle University releases a variety of new certifications and courses. Each is accessible in multiple formats so you can enjoy a certification and training portfolio that fits with your schedule. Explore February’s recently released certifications and individual courses today!

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Monday Aug 17, 2015

Oracle Solaris Curriculum and Certification Guide - Let Us Help You Advance Your Career

The Oracle Solaris Curriculum and Certification Guide outlines the various learning opportunities Oracle University offers. Choose from hands-on, interactive training - offered in both classroom and digital formats - that's tailored to your learning path and career.

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Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

Make the Most of Your Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Experience with Preconference Training by Oracle Experts

Will you be in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne? If so, you'll want to take this opportunity to turbo-charge your knowledge and get trained by Oracle experts such as Craig A. Shallahamer, Cary Millsap, Steven Feuerstein, Simon Roberts and more.

Oracle University and Java University Preconference Training sessions give you a full-day of accelerated training by Oracle experts on Sunday, October 25th.

Sessions run from 9am to 4pm, with a one-hour lunch break, at Golden Gate University (just a few blocks from the Moscone Center).

When you add Oracle University or Java University to your conference pass during registration, you can choose one of the following full-day sessions to attend:

Oracle University Sessions

  • Go Faster: Make Oracle Work for You, with Craig A. Shallahamer
  • Thinking Clearly About Performance, with Cary Millsap
  • The Best of Oracle PL/SQL, with Steven Feuerstein
  • API Gateway: Overview
  • Building Private Cloud Solutions with Oracle Exalogic 12c
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Enterprise Content Management Meets the Cloud
  • Business Intelligence 11g Analytics Overview
  • Certification Exam Cram: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Oracle Certified Professional
  • How to Implement Mobile Security with Oracle Mobile Security Suite
  • How to Set Up and Use a NoSQL Database Cluster to Store and Retrieve Big Data
  • Managing Oracle Coherence 12c Clusters with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
  • Oracle Big Data: Acquire, Organize, and Analyze Data Sets with Engineered Systems
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Deploy Secure, High-Availability Management Systems
  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine: One-Day Overview
  • Oracle Identity Manager: Governance Workshop
  • Oracle Cloud: Introduction to Database as a Service
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g: Administration
  • Using Data Mining Techniques for Predictive Analysis

Java University Sessions

  • Architect and Design Secure Robust Enterprise Java Applications for the Cloud and Beyond
  • Creating Engaging Games with Java FX 8: A Case Study
  • JavaScript for Java Developers: Develop Web Applications
  • Recommended Practices for Java Performance Tuning
  • Stay Current with Java SE 8: Java Oracle Certified Professional Exam Cram
  • The Latest and the Greatest of RESTful Web Services
  • Using the Power of JSF 2.X, HTML5, WebSocket, and JSON
  • Using the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions and Streams

What's More? Receive a free 30-day Oracle Learning Streams subscription trial when you attend the Oracle University Preconference Training event. Terms and Conditions apply.

Learn more by visiting the Oracle University and Java University pages and add a session to your conference pass today!

Thursday Jun 18, 2015

Oracle Database Certification - Find the Path to Your Successful Career

Written by Eva Chase, Senior Global Marketing Manager, Oracle Certification



The May 2015 edition of Certification Magazine describes the current climate for those with a career in database management. It explores how these professionals are expected to manage massive amounts of data.

“Database managers (often referred to as database administrators) are key in ensuring that the information is organized, stored and protected in secure database systems.” 

-Mary Kyle, freelance writer and certified Project Manager Professional

Mary goes into great detail about the job responsibilities and skills modern-day database administrators need to excel, as these jobs are evolving with the growing economy.

Projected job growth is expected to rise 15% from now until 2022, bringing numerous opportunities in the job market for the following positions:

  • Database architects
  • Database designers
  • Database analysts
  • Database developers
  • Database administrators (DBAs)
  • Data warehouse specialists (especially in the areas of data mining or business intelligence)

At Oracle, we know these roles and the skills required to fill them. We’re excited about what’s coming into play for DBAs and the associated roles.

We offer training and certification designed to prepare you for these types of database career paths. Securing an Oracle Database Certification prepares you with the skills and capabilities needed to get hired.

Oracle certifications are highly regarded in the tech industry. Oracle University has certified close to 2 million people to date!

View our Oracle Certification website and start by identifying your Oracle Database Certification career path.

Oracle Certified Professionals not only get hired; they also gain confidence that they can excel on the job.

Join our community of DBA certified professionals. We can help you prepare for your exams with Oracle Database training options.

Discount packages for Oracle certifications & training are also available.

Monday May 18, 2015

It's the 20th Anniversary of Java - Are Your Java Skills Circa 1995?

Java has continued to evolve since launching in 1995, but have your skills kept up?

20 years, 592,000+ Certified Java Programmers and 9 Million Java Developers later, Java Developers have never been in more demand than they are today.

According to Dice.com, in January 2015,

“Java was named one of the top 10 skills hiring managers search for when in the market for cloud candidates, according to our November report.”

Do you have the latest Java skills hiring managers are seeking?

Today, job postings frequently call for developers to have experience with Java EE, JSON, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, Web Services, SOAP and HTML5, just to name a few.

If you don’t have these present-day skills, you should consider taking action to develop them. Oracle University offers a variety of instructor-led, online and self-paced courses to get you up to speed for 2015 and beyond.

Check out these popular Java courses you can take to advance your knowledge:

With the increasing demand for Java, Java certifications are also becoming a differentiator to highlight and validate your expertise working with the latest Java technologies. Our new Java SE 8 certification is now available:

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer beta exam – Available at a Reduced Price!

Other popular certifications:

View the entire Java training curriculum - visit  education.oracle.com/java.

Celebrate Java's 20th Anniversary! oracle.com/java20    Twitter #Java20

Monday Mar 16, 2015

Taleo Enterprise Edition: Continuing Education

Written by Jim Vonick and Kristine Kukich

System Administrators have a continuous need to understand the new tools and functionality released within Taleo Recruiting, Taleo Onboarding (Transitions) and Taleo Performance, as well as the need to report on these activities.

Oracle University provides many ways for your team to keep their skills current, check their knowledge and become the system advocate within your organization.


Learn More About the Tools and Functions

Oracle University provides over 150 instructional videos in the new Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream. Topics covered go beyond those covered in our traditional courses. With new videos added continuously, this subscription-based learning service is designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your knowledge.

Watch for some of the more complex topics, including Taleo Connect Client (TCC) and Dynamic Approval Routing (DAR). Upcoming topics include integration techniques and best practices.

In addition, each subscription lets you request specific videos that interest you. You will also have access to a Taleo product expert to help answer your questions.

Preview the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream.


Learn and Test Your Skills through the Taleo ACE Program

Meet with one of our experts and test your knowledge be enrolling in the courses list below.

Designed for business users and system administrators, these courses are packed full of items you may already know, combined with topics with which you may be less familiar. At the end of your session, test your abilities via practical examples and quiz questions to see if you're a Taleo ACE.

  • Taleo (TEE): Taleo ACE Recruiter (TAR) - helps you develop additional knowledge and skills around business user recruiting functionality. Check in using real world examples and expand your knowledge in this 3-day session.
  • Taleo (TEE): Taleo ACE System Administrator - recruiting expands your skill set to include DAR, eOffers and evaluations, in addition to exploring more details around best practices optimizing your environment. This course is 5 days of intensive activities built around real world scenarios taken from our experiences with various global clients.

Training Courses Beyond the Fundamentals

So you know the fundamentals and you're ready to either tackle advanced topics. Or possibly you're upgrading from legacy Onboarding to Onboarding (Transitions). Here are a few courses to consider.

See all available Taleo Enterprise Edition Training Courses.

Thursday Feb 19, 2015

How Oracle Certification Can Help Your Career

What can a certification do for you? And more importantly (as far as the writers here are concerned), what can Oracle Certification in Java or Oracle Database do for you? There are many opinions on this topic and, rightfully so, opinions vary so we’re happy to share some findings from recent studies that show the increasing value of certifications in a marketplace where demand for skilled Java and Oracle Database continues to rise. 

Learn more about Oracle’s certification exams and view the certification paths at certification.oracle.com.

Tuesday Nov 04, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Oracle Database Certification to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 12c is on its way to becoming “the new black” of the Database world, but can you demonstrate your expertise with this groundbreaking database release?

Let's take a closer look.

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Oracle Database Certification

5. Enterprises are adopting the latest release of the world’s #1 Database to manage critical and complex workloads. Release 12.1.0.2 includes the anticipated Oracle Database In-Memory feature,which accelerates the performance of Oracle Database applications.

4. Developing Oracle Database skills leads to higher average salaries for DBAs, according to the 2015 Robert Half International Salary Guide for North America.

3. There is now only ONE exam you need to pass to upgrade your OCP certification(s) to the latest release (no matter which release you're certified on). Yes, you heard us right! Only ONE exam.

2. Oracle recently announced new requirements for re-certification. Get ahead of your expiration date by upgrading your certification today.

1. Purchase an Upgrade Certification Discount Package to save 20% on the training, ePractice exams (where available) and exam vouchers to earn your Oracle Database 12c certification.

Upgrade Your Certification Today - Start by Viewing  Exam Details

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Friday Sep 05, 2014

Oracle Certification Discount Package Enhancements and New Releases

Written by Kate Jones, Senior Marketing Manager

Oracle training goes hand-in-hand with Oracle Certification to help students validate their newly acquired skills and for that reason, we offer Oracle Certification Discount Packages that bring them both together so it is easier for you to order.

What is a Certification Discount Package?

Our Certification Discount Packages provide you with the recommended preparation training and the certification exam voucher(s) at a discounted price. We also include the e-Practice exams where we have them available. Here is a summary of some recent package enhancements:

  • All Upgrade Edition packages which are intended to help you upgrade your certification to the latest version or release now include a 20% discount.
  • Several new packages for Oracle Database 12c have been recently released
  • We offer even more Training On Demand, Self-Study and Exam Prep Seminar packages for maximum flexibility. These packages tend to be our most popular too.

Other New Package Releases:

View all of our packages >

Have a question about our Certification Discount Packages? Ask it here.

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

New Oracle University Courses for July 2014 - Just Released!


Written by Jerilyn Stiles, Oracle University Curriculum Product Manager

At Oracle University, we work hard to make sure our training and certification portfolio is current.

Here's a quick summary of our hottest new courses.

Top Course Releases for July

1) Oracle Database 12c: RAC Administration

2) Shell Programming

3) Oracle Linux System Administration TOD

4) Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators

5) Fusion Applications: HCM Compensation (Training On Demand)

6) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Administration Accelerated Rel 9.x

7) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 3 Rel 9.x

8) Taleo (LRN): Learn Configuration and Reporting Essentials

9) Java SE 8 New Features

10) Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.x: Cloud Management

This is just a sample of what we expect to be popular new releases.

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at education.oracle.com.  Courses can be taken in the classroom or online. Choose your learning method based on your schedule.

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