Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

Top Oracle Training and Certifications for Developers

From PL/SQL tuning and SQL development, to Java, to Oracle application and BI report development, all of these skills are being sought after right now in the job marketplace.

Taking the time to get formal training will help you become a better developer and will validate your skill set among the competition.

Oracle University has many training and certification options to choose from. Here is a list of what’s popular for developers right now:

Top 10 Training Courses for Oracle Developers

  1. Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
  2. Oracle Database 12c: Program with PL/SQL
  3. Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
  4. Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
  5. Java SE 7 Fundamentals (Java SE 8 version just released)
  6. Java SE 7 Programming (Java SE 8 version just released)
  7. PeopleSoft PeopleTools I / II Rel 8.53 Accelerated
  8. Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with ADF I
  9. PeopleSoft PeopleTools I Rel 8.53
  10. Oracle Database 12c: SQL and PL/SQL Fundamentals

Top 5 Certifications for Developers

  1. Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Associate
  2. Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Professional
  3. Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional
  4. Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert
  5. Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Save When You Train and Certify with Oracle

It’s a no brainer.

If you're going to get Oracle trained and certified, take advantage of lower prices by purchasing courses and exam vouchers together in one Certification Discount Package.

Tuesday May 07, 2013

Oracle’s Workforce Development Program Gives Back to Veterans

The Oracle Workforce Development Program is a worldwide program offered by Oracle University. It gives individuals in the community more options to develop the knowledge and experience with Oracle technologies that will position them for success in their careers. Oracle’s Workforce Development program enables educational institutions and training partners to offer authorized Oracle training content as a part of existing certificate, diploma and degree programs. This makes it easier for more people to develop Oracle skills and earn credentials that will lead to career advancement.

Oracle University Provides Benefits for Military Veterans

On April 30, a new public-private partnership was announced by First Lady Michelle Obama that will enable thousands of service members to earn industry-recognized IT certifications before they transition from military service. Oracle was on site for this announcement at the White House - including Oracle University’s own Michelle Cross, who manages the Workforce Development Program for North America.

View the official Fact Sheet to read more about what Oracle University is doing to help veterans transition into the workforce. 

First Lady Michelle Obama at the event:


Oracle University's Michelle Cross at the White House:

Oracle Workforce Development Program Benefits Include:

● Access to the latest Oracle training courses, including Database Administration, PL/SQL, Java, Linux, Primavera Project Management, Oracle Applications, JD Edwards, Siebel, PeopleSoft, eBusiness Financials, Solaris, Clinical, HR and SCM

● Comprehensive, lab-based, hands-on practice with Oracle software & hardware

● Flexible options to attend training – weekend and evening classes, Live Virtual classes, On Demand and more

● Validation of skills through industry recognized Oracle Certifications

● Expert assistance in choosing courses and educational paths

● Access to resources like eLance and oDesk to help Oracle Certified Professionals find work

Find a Workforce Development Partner In Your Area

To learn more and find a partner near you, visit workforce.oracle.com.

-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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