Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

Staying Relevant in India’s IT Industry

Written by Ekta Siva

As one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with a GDP growth of 7.4% in 2014, India's rapidly expanding IT market continues to be a great place for graduates and IT professionals alike.

Nasscom research predicts nearly a quarter of a million jobs will be added to the IT industry this year in India.


Companies are continuing to gear up their resources to meet the local and export demands.

India's Job Prediction by PeopleStrong, published as a part of the India Skills Report 2015, captures the hiring trends based on data shared by top employers in the industry. It predicts an increase of almost 18% in the hiring numbers compared to 2014.

  • So which are the hottest areas?
  • What can you do to place yourself to reap the benefits of this sector? 
  • What are employers looking for?
  • How can you make yourself more marketable? 

The large number of graduates flowing into the job market has heightened competition for employment.

While the good news is that the industry is still expanding, IT professionals need to continuously upgrade their skills and expand their expertise to climb the corporate ladder.

Earning Oracle Certifications has proven to be one way professionals are doing this.

Research suggests that the certification process demonstrates a level of expertise that potentially allows you to command a higher salary and more senior level positions.

For example, research conducted by PayScale shows the salary range DBAs can expect after earning the OCP certification. 

In addition to job availability and salary scale, IT professionals need to explore the support infrastructure available to them. The AIOUG, India's Oracle User Group, is a strong and active organization that brings Oracle professionals together for continuous learning, problem solving and education. 

Such support is important for those new to the marketplace as well as industry veterans, as it provides a backbone for support for your entire career!

As the IT industry continues to witness rapid expansion, IT professionals need to keep up with industry developments and align themselves with the direction of growth.

Investing in hands-on, continuous training is critical to stay relevant in an ever-changing and dynamic industry.

Selecting a career partner like Oracle is a smart choice for IT professionals. Oracle stays at the forefront of technology both through internal development, R&D and acquisitions. 

Being Oracle certified will not only give you credibility; it also gives you the earning and staying power in India's highly competitive market.

Visit the Oracle Certification website to explore available certifications. Get started today!

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

DBA and Developer Guide to MySQL


Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University

MySQL is the most trusted and depended-on open source database platform in use today. 9 out of the 10 most popular and highly-trafficked websites in the world rely on MySQL, primarily due to its ubiquity across heterogeneous platform and application stacks.

MySQL is well-known for its performance, reliability and ease of use. MySQL 5.6 builds on the momentum by delivering across the board improvements that enable innovative DBA and developers to create and deploy the next generation of web, embedded and Cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications on the latest generation of development frameworks and hardware platforms. 

Building the Next Generation of Web Applications and Services

At a glance, MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL, with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel, including:

  • Improved InnoDB storage engine for better transactional throughput.
  • Improved Optimizer for better query execution times and diagnostics.
  • Better application availability with online DDL/schema changes.
  • Better developer agility with NoSQL Access, with Memcached API to InnoDB.
  • Improved replication for high performance, self-healing distributed deployments.
  • Improved security for worry-free application deployments.
  • Improved performance schema for better instrumentation.
MySQL Course and Certification Exam Releases

The MySQL for Database Administrator and MySQL for Developers course releases are aligned with newly GA release of MySQL 5.6 Developer and MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator OCP certification exams.

Invest in hands-on training and study to pass certification exams that will validate your expertise.

Friday Feb 21, 2014

February 2014 Oracle University Round-Up


If you’re like most of us, you’re interested in finding ways to save money. This month we have released new Oracle Training and Certification packages that can save you up to 20%.

These discount packages are new this month:

We also have many new training courses. Here’s a sampling.

PeopleSoft 9.2 and PeopleTools 8.53 - More Training

We continue to release PeopleSoft and PeopleTools courses to meet your business needs.

Oracle Sales Cloud - New Training Now Available

Prepare your team to implement, customize and reap the benefits of Oracle Sales Cloud applications.

Primavera Unifier (Skire) - New Training On Demand Courses

The following Primavera Unifier (Skire) courses are now available in our Training On Demand format. Get access to courses taught by top Oracle instructors when it fits your schedule - whenever you want, wherever you want.

Siebel - New Open UI Training

Learn how to use the new browser-independent framework to customize Siebel client-side application logic and rendering using standard web development techniques.

New Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Hyperion Training

Oracle Database 12c New Releases

The list of courses for Oracle Database 12c continues to grow. Here are some new courses and an update on certification.

Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administration - learn to use Oracle Data Guard to protect the database against planned and unplanned down times.

Oracle Database 12c Certification

Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professionals (OCP) can upgrade to the new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z1-060). This is an opportunity for candidates certified on earlier versions of the databases to upgrade to the latest version with only one exam.

We look forward to hearing from you in the comments section and hope to see you in class!

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Why You Should Know and Use MySQL


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MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Whether you're a fast growing web property, technology ISV or large enterprise, MySQL can help you deliver high performance, scalable database applications in a cost-effective manner.

MySQL Courses from Oracle University Have a Proven Track Record

To make the MySQL Database even better, the MySQL Curriculum team works with MySQL Product Managers to bring you the most insightful and relevant information about the latest features being developed. By taking validated MySQL training from the source, you'll acquire the skills you need to administer or develop on MySQL.

Most Popular MySQL Courses Oracle University Offers:

  • MySQL for Beginners: If you're starting out with MySQL, start here to gain essential skills using the MySQL database. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

  • MySQL for Database Administrators: This is a core course for DBAs who want to install and configure the MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

  • MySQL for Developers: In this course, innovative developers will learn how to create and deploy the next generation of Web, embedded and cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications using MySQL. You'll perform lab work with Java and PHP, connect to MySQL databases and execute queries and stored routines.
  • MySQL Performance Tuning: Raise your level of performance tuning skills with MySQL. This course teaches you how to manage, optimize and tune a MySQL Server. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Why Stop There? Get MySQL Certified with Oracle University

CNN Money's Best Jobs in America survey cited that almost two-thirds of IT hiring managers indicate that they highly value certifications in validating IT skills and expertise. Taking MySQL training from Oracle University will help provide you with the training you need to prepare to earn a number of Oracle MySQL Certifications.

Oracle certifications are highly recognized by the industry and are designed to help you get the credentials you need to better meet the growing needs of your employer and customers.

View available MySQL Certifications for DBAs and Developers to get started. 

If you're thinking about pursuing a certification, along with one of our training courses, consider purchasing a MySQL Certification Discount Package and save up to 20%! 

-Diana Gray, Oracle University Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

March 2013 Oracle University Round-Up: New Training & Certifications

Oracle University Monthly Round-Up

Our March round-up includes new and hot courses for Oracle Big Data, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Plus, we have two new certification beta exams for Solaris 11 and Java EE 6 Enterprise Architecture. 

For those not familiar with the Oracle Certification beta process, this means you can take the exam for just $50 USD during the beta period. You won’t want to miss out on this chance to take a discounted certification exam.

Featured Training for Database & Related Technology

Our Big Data and Oracle NoSQL Database courses aren’t brand new, but they are certainly hot. 

Training Courses:

Certifications:

Discount Packages:

Featured Training & Certification for Java and Fusion Middleware

Hone your Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting and tuning skills with our newly updated course. Begin your path to earning a Java Enterprise Architecture certification, or get up-to-speed on the latest Oracle Business Intelligence release to support the success of your BI implementation.

Training Courses:

Certifications:

Discount Packages:

Featured Training for Oracle Applications

New training is available for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. You can start taking advantage of the usability and productivity enhancements, as well as enabling access for mobile users.

Training Courses:

Explore this month's featured training courses and certifications to expand your skill set and gain an edge in a competitive IT marketplace.

-Kate, Oracle University Market Development Manager

Wednesday Feb 06, 2013

February 2013 Oracle University Round-Up: New Training & Certifications


There is never a dull moment around here at Oracle University. We release new training courses, as well as new certifications, every month.

To make things easier on you, we’ll begin featuring these monthly “Round-Ups”, or shall I say “Muster” for you Australians out there. That’s just cowboy speak for a gathering of all-things-new.

New Training & Certification for Database & Related Technology

MySQL 5.6 is now available. It’s simply a better MySQL. We’re excited to offer new training and certifications to help you validate your knowledge of this latest release.

Training Courses:

Certifications:

New Training & Certification for Java & Oracle Fusion Middleware

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.0 is now available. Our updated training courses can help you achieve blazing fast application performance. We’re also offering a variety of Java SE 7 courses to prepare you to use Java 7 in light of the end of public updates for Java SE 6. 

Training Courses: 

Certifications: 

Certification Discount Packages:

New Training & Certification for Oracle Applications

Oracle Fusion Applications implementation training is now available in our Training On Demand format. Training On Demand provides complete classroom training led by top instructors, with access to hands-on labs from your desktop. Learn when you want, where you want - at your own pace.  

Training Courses: 

New Training & Certification for Operating Systems, Virtualization & Oracle Systems 

Oracle recently released Oracle Solaris 11.1, which provides a number of performance enhancements as well as new features. Oracle Solaris 11.1 further expands on the virtualization capabilities across the system. 

Training Courses:

Certifications: 

Certification Discount Packages 

So there you have it – Oracle University’s first of many monthly round-ups. Stay tuned for more Oracle University training and certification releases throughout the month!

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