Monday Nov 16, 2015

Oracle DBAs: Are You Ready for the Future?

The role of the DBA is changing. It will become even more critical as companies scale their database footprint to address the growing big data demands according to a recent 2015 IOUG Survey on Database Manageability Report. Learn more by reading a summary of key findings from the report.

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Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

Oracle Cloud “Platform as a Service” Training - Available Now!

Designed for administrators, developers, architects and business analysts who focus on database and middleware cloud products and technologies, the Oracle Cloud Learning - PaaS subscription builds on your existing knowledge. Develop the new skills you need for Platform-as-a-Service environments.

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Thursday Oct 22, 2015

More Ways to Learn at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2015

Your OOW week is going to be jam-packed with education about the latest products and best practices, but the learning shouldn’t end here. Oracle University will be onsite at the conference and is not only offering opportunities for you to learn on site; we also want to make sure you know how you can keep learning with Oracle after the conference is over.

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Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Oracle Linux, Virtualization and Private Cloud Appliance Cloud Foundation Training Now Available - Enroll Now!

As you transition to the Cloud, it's crucial to have the core knowledge and skills to clearly understand Oracle’s Linux and Virtualization direction.Oracle University offers training options to help you navigate through the range of Linux and Virtualization products.

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Thursday Sep 24, 2015

Transitioning to Oracle Sales Cloud - A Recipe for Minimizing the Impact to Revenue

Is your organization about to implement Oracle Sales Cloud, but you're concerned about the impact downtime and lost productivity could have on bookings? Here are some useful tips to facilitate the transition and minimize any negative impact to revenue.

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Friday Sep 18, 2015

Transition to the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c

Looking to migrate to Oracle Database 12c? Great news: we offer training courses designed to help expand the skill set and expertise of any database administrator managing consolidation in data centers, database operations and engineered systems. For a full Database Cloud Service experience, view the recently released Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription.

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Monday Sep 14, 2015

Oracle ERP Cloud - A Learning Solution for Your Entire Team

Is your organization implementing one or more Oracle ERP Cloud applications? Are you unsure whether you or your team should invest in training for these applications? If so, is training available that's right for your team? Oracle University can help.

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Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training Now Available! Explore this New Engineered System

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview Seminar introduces essential concepts for administration and operation of the virtualization environment, hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance. Learn how hands-on training helps you manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). 

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Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

Embracing the Cloud? Don’t Overlook the Importance of Training

Lack of training is often cited as a serious obstacle to successful transition to the cloud. In Sept.2014, a survey by IDC discovered that 56% of respondents from European IT departments have trouble finding qualified staff to support cloud projects, and 61% struggle to provide employees with the skills they need to work with cloud service providers.

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Thursday Jul 16, 2015

Learning Solutions for Oracle HCM Cloud Applications

Many organizations are transitioning to Oracle HCM Cloud applications to leverage the benefits of cloud technologies. These technologies help find and retain the best talent, while increasing global agility. When implementing your HCM cloud applications, empower your staff with the proper training to ensure successful adoption of your applications.

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Monday Jul 06, 2015

Oracle DBaaS Market Expected to Boom – What All DBAs Need to Do to Prepare!

As the benefits of Database as a Service (DBaaS) extend beyond those of the "as-a-service" delivery mode, allowing access to a broad range of external data sources to power business processes and augment in-house systems of record, the DBaaS market is expected to grow rapidly in the following years.

Recent Findings Show that Major Growth is Expected in the DBaaS Space

  • According to 451research, with an expected enterprise adoption rate to reach over 70% in 2016, it has become clear organizations are making DBaaS a priority for their business plans.
  • According to MarketsandMarkets, the adoption is expected to grow steadily and shall have a persuasive existence across all the major verticals. Improved customer experience at lower cost, on a 'pay as you go' revenue model, will be the major 'pull' factor.
  • By 2017, the DaaS market share will increase to 29%, becoming the most important form of private cloud as Oracle Research states in a recent article.

As the migration to DBaaS becomes a “must have” for every enterprise that wants to stay ahead of the game, so is having the right skills to implement it within your organization to guarantee optimal results.

Which skills are needed to gain good results when migrating to DBaaS?

Database administrators still need to be trained in core administration skills when moving to the Oracle Cloud. They will need to understand:
  • The overall architecture of the Oracle Database Cloud,
  • How to migrate to the cloud,
  • How to create an administer an instance,
  • How to configure connections,
  • How to back up and recover databases in the cloud,
  • How to use Cloud DBA tools.

Database Administrators can struggle when transitioning to the Cloud when:

  • They are unfamiliar with overall capabilities provided,
  • They are not familiar with Cloud DBA Tools,
  • They don't know how to administer Oracle Database Cloud security measures,
  • They cannot maximize performance and scale the database environment,

Transitioning to the Cloud - a "Challenging Mission" - Not Anymore!

DBaaS represents a paradigm shift in IT, from merely “keeping the system up & running” to higher tuning and development work – helping customers move their businesses forward.

This type of role can be more rewarding and provides new opportunities. Moving to the Oracle Cloud requires new skills to fully understand all that is needed when performing Oracle Database administrator tasks in the Cloud.

Oracle University helps database administrators upgrade their skills

Learn more
- Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription – Oracle Database Cloud Service - Complete Edition will help you gain the skills you need for a successful DBaaS Cloud experience at it relates to your job.

What do you think? Do you already run an DBaaS project? What has been your experience?

Please leave your comments and questions below.

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


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
  - 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
* *
Enterprise Resource Planning

 Financials Cloud
* *
 Procurement Cloud
* *
 Project Portfolio Management Cloud
* *

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 >


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