Wednesday Jul 01, 2015

A New Training Strategy for Your SaaS Applications

A recent Gartner survey revealed that Software as a Service (SaaS) deployments are becoming "mission critical" for organizations around the world.

One rationale for migrating to SaaS is the reduction in deployment time. This allows an organization to quickly realize the benefits of the transition. When implementing a cloud application, however, businesses can easily overlook the skills staff need to execute a successful migration.

Technical professionals responsible for configuring, integrating and administering an Oracle Cloud application need to get up to speed quickly to ensure that business requirements are met.

As with any new application, business users, who will be regularly working with a cloud application, need to learn how to access and use the application to perform their jobs.

And when product updates are made to your cloud application your team needs access to the latest product information, so they can readily leverage the new features and functionality.

Introducing Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

To help your organization address these real-world challenges that teams face, Oracle University has designed a specialized method of learning: Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions.

These subscriptions are comprehensive online learning solutions that provide relevant and timely content about your Oracle Cloud applications for all job roles in your organization that interact with your applications.

SaaS Learning Simplified

Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions provide the training you need, when you need it, all in one place. This makes it easier for your entire organization to learn about your Oracle Cloud applications.

With each subscription you get:

  • 12 months of 24/7 access to a comprehensive set of training videos and product demonstrations delivered by Oracle product experts.
  • End-to-end training that spans the entire life cycle of your Oracle Cloud applications.
  • Practice labs with all 'Complete Edition' subscriptions.
  • Continuous updates for product enhancement and new product releases.

Two Editions for All Job Roles in Your Organization

Complete Editions
know End User Editions

With each 'Complete Edition' subscription you'll learn all about your Oracle Cloud applications throughout their entire life cycle - from implementing and managing your applications to getting the most out of new features in the latest release.

Who it's designed for:

implementers, functional configurators, application administrators, system administrators, developers and technical consultants

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With each  'End User Edition' subscription, you'll develop an understanding of your applications, while learning how to access them to perform your job. This training is entirely role based with all key tasks recorded in short, easy to digest videos.

Who it's designed for:

business users who use Oracle Cloud applications while performing their jobs


 Learn To
 Complete Edition
 End User Edition
  - get started using your Oracle Cloud applications * *
  - implement and configure your applications
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  - administer and manage your applications *
  - complete tasks and perform business transactions using the application * *
  - create and publish reports * *
  - develop hybrid cloud and on-premises solutions *
  - collaborate effectively with team members using Oracle Social Network *
  - learn about new features as they become available * *

Subscriptions are available for the following Oracle Cloud SaaS offerings:

 Oracle Cloud Application
 Complete Edition
 End User Edition
Human Capital Management Cloud


 Global HR
* *
 Talent Management
* *
Customer Experience Cloud


 Sales Cloud
* *
 Service Cloud
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Enterprise Resource Planning


 Financials Cloud
* *
 Procurement Cloud
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 Project Portfolio Management Cloud
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Preview Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions here.

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions - Complete & End-User Editions


Oracle University's New Offering - Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

Oracle Cloud promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies, especially for Java and database developers, architects and administrators.

Java and database developers, architects and administrators can leverage their existing skills and gain new knowledge to rapidly build and deploy rich applications.

Learn how to extend Oracle Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) applications using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), which is based on the industry’s #1 database and application server.

In other instances, IT professionals need to acquire new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles.

Technical professionals, including implementers and application administrators who work with Oracle SaaS applications, need to learn all about the application throughout its entire lifecycle - from implementing and using their applications to learning how to take advantage of new features on the latest release.

Companies considering a move to cloud computing should educate their IT professionals about the potential opportunities as soon as possible. Doing so builds staff capabilities and skills ahead of migrating to the cloud platform.

Chief information officers who want to generate more business value from IT have to be on the front line of cloud skills education to build their own competence, as well as of the competence of their IT staff.

Oracle University offers simple solutions for technical professionals to build their cloud skill set:

The move to cloud solutions opens up new opportunities for both types of IT professionals. Key technical skill sets become more critical to career success.

Oracle University’s Cloud Learning Subscriptions help you transition to the Cloud while you develop the skills to take advantage of all the Oracle Cloud has to offer.

Learn to implement, develop, use and migrate to the Oracle Public Cloud using an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription. The Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription provides 24/7 access to learning assets delivered by Oracle product experts on demand. 

Get started with an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription today.

With an Oracle Cloud Learning subscription, IT professionals get 12 months of 24x7 access to end-to-end on demand, video based learning delivered by Oracle product experts.

Preview the Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions today and accelerate your journey to Oracle’s Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Simplify Your Journey to Oracle Cloud

Written by Diana Gray and Jim Vonick

The transformation to public cloud computing can be a challenge for your entire organization, whether you're a technical professional figuring out how to implement and administer your cloud solution, or a business learning how to use a new cloud application. 

Introducing Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions

Oracle University has just made it easier for your entire organization. Now you can get the Oracle Cloud training you need, when you need it, all in one place with an  Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription.

SaaS and PaaS Learning Subscriptions

Learning Subscriptions are available for the following Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.

Complete and End User Editions

There are two editions of Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions. Each edition makes timely and relevant content available for the appropriate job roles associated with your cloud application or platform service.


Complete Editions - for technical professionals, implementers, administrators, developers, architects and IT managers
End User Editions - for business users who use Oracle applications on a day-to-day basis

With an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription You Get

  • 12 months of 24/7 access to a comprehensive set of training videos and product demonstrations delivered by Oracle product experts
  • End-to-end training that spans the entire lifecycle of your Oracle Cloud application or platform service - from learning about and migrating to the cloud to using and optimizing your application service
  • Practice labs are available in the Complete Edition of the SaaS learning subscriptions
  • Continuous updates for product enhancements and new product releases, giving you access to the latest product information as soon as it's available

Preview Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions Now >

Wednesday May 20, 2015

New Oracle ERP Cloud Training

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud applications incorporate rich financial and operational features to help you streamline and manage your business.

The Oracle ERP Cloud team created the following training to help you accelerate implementation and adoption of your applications.


Oracle Financials Cloud Implementation

The goal of the Oracle Financials Cloud implementation training is to equip you with the knowledge and skills so you can perform a smooth and rapid implementation of your financial applications. This training will help you better understand the configuration options so you can make improved decisions during your implementation. You'll walk away with the skills to optimize the setup and effectively manage your financial processes in General Ledger, Payables and Receivables.

Recommended Training

Oracle Financials Cloud - Financial Reporting

With training, business analysts and reporting specialists can develop a deep understanding of how to best use Financial Reporting to run the finance side of your business. You'll learn how to create financial reports, use Business Intelligence Publisher templates and data models, create dashboards and reports, and analyze data.

Recommended Training

Oracle Procurement Cloud Implementation

Oracle Procurement Cloud training covers the key options and tasks you need to understand to successfully configure your application in a way that maps to your business needs.  You'll also learn how to administer your application and perform key transactional tasks.

Recommended Training

Oracle Project Portfolio Management

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud training focuses on setting up the Project Financial Management and the Project Execution Management offerings. Learn how to optimize the configuration to enable necessary collaboration between team members and give the business insight to efficiently plan, create and manage projects, tasks and resource within your organization.

Recommended Training

Tuesday May 12, 2015

FREE LIVE WEBINARS - Oracle Database Cloud: Use Case Webinar Series


Mark your calendars & REGISTER NOW for this exciting free offering.

Oracle Product Development will be presenting, in a dedicated webinar series, 4 NEW Use Case Scenarios that explore the Oracle Database Cloud. These webinars will highlight key Oracle Database Cloud topics, followed by Q&A opportunities from expert presenters.

Join these sessions starting on Wednesday, June 3rd and continuing every other Wednesday for 8 weeks. The Oracle Database Cloud: Use Cases Webinar Series will benefit customers transitioning to the cloud as well as those who are currently using the cloud.

See details below.

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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Using Oracle Public Cloud to Host Your Application

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar 

Are you intrigued by the possibility of getting out of the business of “Managing All of Your IT Platforms” so you can focus on your core business?

Learn from Oracle development experts, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, as they provide useful insight about how to get started hosting an application in the Oracle Public Cloud.

This webinar will discuss considerations for hosting either a new or existing application in the cloud, and highlight important choices and tasks you'll encounter in the process. Bob and Sanjay will provide additional information, giving you the jump start you need to make Using the Public Cloud to Host Your Application a reality.

This is the first in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015


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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Quickly Deploy, Test & Develop in the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, June 17th, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

One of the best ways to get started leveraging the benefits of the Oracle Public Cloud is to use it as an environment to easily deploy, test and develop your operations. This webinar will review “tips and tricks” to quickly get your developers and testers “up and running” and productive in the cloud environment. Find out which tools are available to help with your migration and get detailed information to help your transition process.

This is the second in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015

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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Backing Up Your Database to the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, July 1st, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

Whether your production database is already in the cloud or on premises in your data center, backing up your data is key. Using the Oracle public cloud is an effective way to protect your data off-site and in the event of a complete site outage. Learn how to easily set up your backup using Oracle's simple tools. This session’s expert speakers, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, will help you gain insight into how this off-site backup can help you resume operations or restore your data in the event of a disruption.

This is the third in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

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Oracle Stream: Evaluating New Oracle Database 12c Features Using the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Sohan DeMel and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, July 15th, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

Oracle Database 12c provides hundreds of new features that  boost your application performance and employee productivity. You can quickly deploy the latest Oracle Database release in the Oracle Public Cloud. This session’s experts, Sohan DeMel and Sanjay Singh, will discuss how you can easily evaluate these new features and how they can benefit you. Listen to this webcast to explore evaluating and getting started in the Cloud.

This is the fourth in a series of 4 webinars highlighting use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015


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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Oracle Open World, 2014 – Free Behind the Scenes Videos

Written by Diana Gray, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Each year Oracle hosts the Oracle OpenWorld Conference .

This year, attendees were introduced to more than 2,500 sessions, including keynotes and general sessions covering diverse business and technology topics.

But you might not be aware of what happened behind the scenes and what you can access for free.

Oracle University asked Oracle professionals from around the world if we could tape their technical sessions to be used as part of our new Oracle Learning Streams product line.

This product line gives customers hundreds of titles related to a particular technology area for an annual subscription fee.

We want to give customers like you free access to the Oracle Open World Sessions to show you the type of information you can enjoy with your subscription.

Go here to view the following technology Streams that have launched:

Access over 75 titles for free. More free titles to follow soon!

Here is a sneak peak of a few topics:

Featured Database Sessions

Featured Middleware Sessions

Featured E-Business Suite Sessions

Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Oracle HCM Cloud Applications - A New Continuous Learning Solution

Free Instructional Videos

Explore the following free instructional videos covering Oracle HCM Cloud applications.

These videos are part of the new Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream.

What is the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream?

The Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream is a new subscription-based learning service designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your knowledge of your Oracle HCM Cloud applications, including Global HR, Talent Management and Workforce Management.

As your business needs change and your Oracle applications evolve, your team will benefit from instant access to critical knowledge that helps you to stay up-to-date.  Oracle Learning Streams are available for individual users or teams.

Each subscription provides one year of unlimited access to:

  • Hundreds of instructional videos delivered by Oracle subject matter experts.  This is an ever growing collection with new and refreshed video titles continuously added.  
  • Topics covered:
    • Best practices
    • How-to's
    • User transactions
    • Tips and tricks
    • Product overviews
    • Product enhancements
    • Advanced topics
  • Live monthly webinars on hot topics
  • Opportunities to connect live with instructors online in 'Meet the Expert' sessions or over email; get answers to your questions
  • Key features and functionality to enhance your learning experience:
    • Robust video search capabilities
    • Ability to request new videos on topics of interest
    • Ability to build your own learning queue

Who Will Benefit?

The Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream is ideal for HR professionals and technical team members of all experience levels.  HR professionals will appreciate the user transaction videos. 

For technical professionals, access implementation, configuration, administration, integration and security videos.

Sample Titles

You can preview two minutes from any title in the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream

Here are some titles to give you a flavor:


Find Out More

- Check out the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream

- Find out how to subscribe to an Oracle Learning Stream by visiting: education.oracle.com/streams

Friday Mar 01, 2013

Are You Ready for the Brave New Cloud World?

Cloud computing is being embraced by more organizations worldwide, both large and small.  As growth predictions emerge, we're seeing a clearer picture about what the near future of IT will look like.

•   Market Trends says that Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud-based business application services will grow from $13.4 billion in 2011 to $32.2 billion in 2016, a five-year CAGR of 19.1%.

•    Gartner is predicting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are growing from $7.6B in 2011 to $35.5B in 2016, a CAGR of 36%. 


Impact of Cloud on Jobs

Despite this tremendous growth, finding IT professionals with the right skills is proving to be a challenge for hiring managers. Here are some more stats to wrap your head around:

According to IDC:

- “Cloud-related skills represent virtually all of the growth opportunities in IT worldwide and will grow by 26% annually through 2015.” 

- “ …IT managers consistently report that while the  economy represents a challenge to filling cloud-related positions, finding applicants with the appropriate expertise, certification or training is a much bigger issue.”  

So even though you might not feel an immediate need to become a cloud expert, given these trends, it's a good idea to start thinking about developing skills that will be in demand in the near future.

Developing Cloud-Ready Skills

So which skill areas do you need to develop to position yourself for success in this brave new cloud world? 

•   Enterprise architecture – Becoming an expert to drive the design and implementation for the cloud solution will be a must.

•   Application development – In a cloud world, this means knowing how to build high performing, cloud-enabled applications that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.

•   System administration – This role is definitely not going away, but it's definitely evolving from its traditional sense. The new focus will be on network, OS, virtualization and application administration.   

•    Network security – Security is named as one of the top concerns with cloud. Securing the cloud network will be a key area where resources will be required.

•    Data integration and analysis – Cloud is helping to create a data explosion that requires expertise in designing and managing analytical systems and processes that have big data in mind.

•    Project management - Given the complexity that comes with cloud transformations, possessing solid project management skills will be critical.

Is Oracle Cloud on Your Horizon?

If your organization is considering a transition to Oracle Cloud products or services, then it would be logical to consider training for Java development and architecture, OS administration and virtualization, to name a few. We also recommend exploring training on Oracle's cloud technology to give yourself an edge in an ever-changing IT marketplace.

Which Skills Are Critical for the Cloud-Enabled World?

In the face of all of these changes, which other skills are essential for organizations to have on staff to support a successful cloud transformation? 

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

-Kate, Oracle University Market Development Manager

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

What Are the Hottest IT Skills in 2013?

New Year, New Skills

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and think about where you want to go in the next 365 days, both personally and professionally. Here at Oracle University, we can’t really help you with the personal resolutions; however, if you’re thinking about a career change or want to position yourself for success within your company, then we can definitely lend a hand.  

Having the right skills on your resume at the right time can be critical to your success.  Below, check out the hottest IT skills that will help you gain an edge in the marketplace in 2013.

Get Your Head in the Cloud

It should come as no surprise that “Cloud” is one of the hottest buzz words in the tech world right now.  And with that popularity comes an increased demand for the skills that will help organizations make the move to the cloud.Investing in cloud training in 2013 will expand your skill set to include cloud deployment and implementation, making you a more marketable candidate for potential jobs. Beyond the cloud, you should be thinking Big Data/Analytics and Java/Mobile Application Development.But remember, just getting the technical skills alone isn’t all you need to widen your career prospects and potentially increase your salary.  Rich Milgram, CEO of career network Beyond, put it this way: 

“Learning a technology is the easy part. Having the mindset to apply it, having the mindset and logic process it, being thorough and detail-oriented while doing so, these are the critical skills.”

The Industry’s Top Skills and Top Jobs Compiled

Around this time of year, many industry publications and career sites run surveys that indicate which jobs or skills are hot.  These lists are a great place to start when considering which skills you want to develop and put into practice in 2013.   

1. Programming and Application Development
2. Project Management
3. Help Desk/Technical Support
4. Security
5. Business Intelligence/Analytics
6. Cloud/SaaS
7. Virtualization
8. Networking
9. Mobile Applications and Device Management
10. Data Center

Careerbuilder: Top Jobs in 2013

1. Software Developers
2. Systems Analysts
3. Network and System Administrators
4. Information Security Analysts
5. Computer Programmers
6. Database Administrators

CyberCoders: Top Technical Skills and Associated Job Types of 2013

1. JSON / Web Developer
2. Objective-C / Mobile Developer
3. Saas/Software / Engineer, Developer
4. Cloud / Cloud Engineer, Developer
5. XCode / Mobile Developer
6. SharePoint / Developer
7. ERP / Account Manager, Analyst
8. HTML 5 / Front End Developer
9. T-SQL / Data Analyst
10. iOS / Developer

Build Your 2013 Training Plan

Kicking off 2013 by developing a new technical skill is a great way to set the tone for the year. Start building your training plan for 2013 through Oracle University  by exploring Oracle Cloud Training, Java Application Development Training and Business Intelligence Training to give yourself the edge you need in a competitive marketplace.

Which IT skills would you like to improve upon in 2013? We would love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments section.

-Kate, Oracle University Market Development Manager
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