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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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 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.

Friday Jul 03, 2015

Are These the Reasons You Avoid Digital Learning?

Written by Ekta Siva

We all live in a fast paced world where business and life happens at a record pace.

Balancing work, family and having a social life all fight for our time and energy, leaving even less time for upgrading our professional skill set.

Logically, this would mean online learning makes the most sense, as it can be experienced from the comfort of your home and/or office.

Online learning gives you the freedom to learn at your own pace.

Educational institutions and training organizations have all identified this need for flexible learning in our modern, fast-paced and digitally connected world. There are various ways to take training courses online to meet this need, but many still hesitate to learn this way.

Why is this?

Let's take a look at the top 5 reasons people avoid digital learning.

1. Online learning makes me feel disconnected.

Many feel that learning from your home or office can make you feel isolated or disconnected in an online course. The view is that the comfort of a classroom environment is missing. In reality, this isn't the case, as learning platforms used today can be highly interactive. You can easily connect with other students, faculty and other support resources. As long as you're committed to attending online sessions and participating in the discussions, you can have a very connected learning experience, from the comfort of anywhere with an internet connection.

2. It doesn't fit my learning style.

This mindset is common, as people expect the learning environment to feel a certain way and conform to a set of rules. Many online training courses are not static; they are fluid and combine many different opportunities to learn. Interactive lectures, case studies and hands-on demonstrations are incorporated into many online courses to work with various learning styles.

3. Instructors are not available for help.

This can apply during a class if you don't feel confident to "raise your hand" or engage in hands-on practice labs. It's important to remember that online courses tend to be smaller than the average university lecture hall, inviting more interactivity. Interactive online tools give you access to student support groups, experts and information; in reality, you have tons of expert support that's available whenever you need it!

4. It's difficult to stay motivated.

How do you stay motivated to keep learning? The key is picking the right course and the right learning platform. Pick a relevant course which teaches you the skills you're looking to develop and can immediately utilize in your daily job. Being able to see the real-world applications right away will keep you motivated.

5. I don't have the right technology and connections to learn online.

There are system and bandwidth requirements that will help you get the most out of an online course. The best way to tackle this is working with your chosen learning provider before beginning the course. Getting the right infrastructure will help you get the most out of your courses.

Now that we've identified some of the common reasons people avoid digital learning to grow their skill set, let's take a look at some of the key benefits you can experience by learning online.

  • Easy access from your home or office
  • No geographic restrictions
  • 24/7 access to technology experts
  • Learn on your own time, at your own pace
  • Eliminate costly and time-consuming travel to learning centers

Those in the IT industry know that without constant skills upgrading, the rapid pace of development in the industry will leave them behind.

Give online learning a try - you just may be surprised at the results!

Digital learning from Oracle University provides an excellent venue for continuous online learning - at your own pace!

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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 Mar 03, 2015

FREE Webinar: Software in Silicon - Register Now

Join us on March 18, 2015 for a FREE Webinar on "Software In Silicon" hosted by Oracle experts, Angelo Rajadurai and Mike Mulkey.

Oracle ISV Engineering is offering an exciting opportunity to learn about the NEW offering for developers who want early access to the revolutionary Software in Silicon technology in the forthcoming Oracle SPARC M7 processor running Oracle Solaris 11.

What Will You Learn? 

By listening to this webinar, you'll learn how to:

  • Use the NEW Software in Silicon Cloud to dramatically improve reliability and security.
  • Accelerate application performance in today’s market. 
  • Software in Silicon implements accelerators directly into the processor to deliver a rich feature-set that enables quick development of more secure, robust, reliable, and faster databases and applications.

With the Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud, developers can have a secure environment in which to test and improve their software, as well as exploit the unique advantages of Oracle's Software in Silicon technology.

Angelo Rajadurai, Software Engineer with ISV Engineering, will provide an explanation of the technical details of the Software In Silicon features. He will also conduct a demonstration illustrating how developers can use the Software in Silicon Cloud to test these features on their applications today.


Register Now >

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Streams - Now Available

Free Instructional Videos

Check out the following free videos from the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream.


PeopleSoft Human Capital Management

PeopleSoft Financials

This is just a small sample of the over 150 instructional videos in the new Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream. In addition to these free videos, you can preview 2 minutes from any video.

What is the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream?

It's an innovative, subscription-based learning solution that offers over 150 instructional videos on critical and advanced topics spanning the suite of PeopleSoft applications, including:

  • PeopleTools
  • Financials
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

Here's what you get with a one year subscription:

  • Over 150 instructional videos delivered by Oracle experts, including best practices, tips and tricks, product overviews, implementation and configuration, integration and coexistence, upgrade and migration, and release updates
  • New and refreshed titles that are continuously added
  • Live webinars focusing on hot topics
  • Access to top Oracle instructors to get answers to your questions
  • The ability to request videos on topics that interest you

Who Can Benefit from Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Streams?

This learning solution is ideal for professionals of all experience levels who are looking to stay up-to-date on the technical and functional aspects of PeopleSoft solutions. It is available for individual users or teams.

Find Out More

Preview the Oracle PeopleSoft Stream.

Learn More about Oracle Learning Streams.

Friday Feb 20, 2015

Exadata X5 & Related Product Knowledge - Just a Click Away with Oracle Streams

With so many new Oracle products being introduced, how can you get a quick overview of these new products to learn how they fit into the big picture?

Did you know that Oracle unveiled the sixth generation of its high-performing, low-cost platform for running Oracle Database, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5?

Oracle Exadata's architecture features:

  • Scale-out database servers
  • Scale-out intelligent storage servers
  • High-speed InfiniBand networking
  • 50 percent faster processors
  • 50 percent larger maximum memory capacity
  • Faster and larger flash increase overall performance

Oracle also introduced an all-flash storage server that uses ultra-fast PCIe flash drives, the latest Non-Volatile Memory Express flash protocol, and InfiniBand scale-out to achieve breakthrough performance and price per I/O.

Oracle Exadata X5-2,Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 engineered systems can be configured with extreme flash storage servers.

To find out more about these products, explore Oracle Systems Learning Stream online videos to develop the knowledge you need just-in-time.

Gain access to over 280 online videos that will increase over time as more exciting knowledge about Oracle’s latest developments becomes available.

Learn about the Exadata Database Machine, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle SuperCluster and so much more by viewing the new Oracle Systems Learning Stream.

Access additional Oracle Streams by visiting today.

Monday Feb 16, 2015

Now Available - Oracle Systems and PeopleSoft Learning Streams

More Videos. More Choices. More Experts.

Two new Oracle Learning Streams are now available:

Oracle Learning Streams are innovative, subscription-based learning solutions that are changing how professionals stay up-to-date on Oracle products and technologies.

This is done through ready access to hundreds of instructional videos and live webinars delivered by Oracle experts, along with access to top instructors that can answers your questions.  New videos are added regularly to each Learning Stream. You can  also request videos on topics that interest you.

Oracle Systems Learning Stream

The Oracle Systems Learning Stream includes over 280 instructional videos on several layers of the Oracle stack, including Oracle Servers, Storage, Operating Systems (i.e., Linux and Oracle Solaris), Virtualization products and related technologies. 

Oracle subject-matter experts advise on product direction, performance, optimization, and troubleshooting on core Oracle products.

This learning solution is for system administrators, architects, support engineers and developers who need to learn about Oracle Infrastructure products, how they work together, what new features are available, and what they are capable of.

Preview the Oracle Systems Learning Stream.

Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream

The PeopleSoft Learning Stream is ideal for both technical and business professionals, who need to stay current on the technical and functional aspect of your PeopleSoft solutions.

It includes over 150 instructional videos on critical and advanced topics for PeopleTools, Financials, Human Capital Management, Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management.

Preview the Oracle PeopleSoft Learning Stream

Find Out More

Learn more about all of the available Oracle Learning Streams.

Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

New Online Training - Over 50 Titles Released in November and December

Here's a look at a few of our popular online video training titles that have recently been released.

Develop the skills you need anytime with Oracle Training On Demand and Oracle Learning Streams subscription services.

Top Training On Demand Titles

Hands-On Technical Training You Can Take Anytime, Anywhere

Oracle Database 12c: Fundamentals for Developers and System Administrators

Primavera P6 Advanced Rel 8.3

Top Oracle Learning Streams Titles

Continuous learning direct from Oracle’s Experts covering product enhancements, tips and tricks, best practices and more.

Database Learning Stream:

Database Patching Best Practices II with Eleanor Meritt and David Price

Database Learning Stream:

Running 11g and 12c on Exadata with Barb Lundhild, Exadata X-Team Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

SOA Suite Enterprise Scheduler Service (ESS) with Jay Kasi, Product Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

Oracle Exalogic Runbook with Albert Leigh, Director Product Management

E-Business Suite Stream:

How to Create a Workflow Without Using the Quick Start Wizard with Philip Canon, Senior Principal Instructor

E-Business Suite Stream:

Testing Oracle E-Business Suite: Best Practices from Oracle Development with Prashanti Madiredd, Senior Director Quality Assurance

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Commonly Used Fast Formulas Broken Down with Yasmine Hill,
Associate Consultant

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Oracle Fusion Applications Security Management Directions with Nigel King, Vice President Applications Functional Architect

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:

Friday Dec 05, 2014

Free Oracle E-Business Suite Video Series

Explore the latest features, strategies & roadmaps for Oracle E-Business Suite with the following series of free instructional videos. 

Over 20 FREE videos covering key E-Business Suite products are now available.

Take a look!

Examples of Free Titles

  • What's New in Logistics - Oracle Yard Management
  • Oracle E-Business Suite: Operational Efficiency
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials: Strategy and Roadmap
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Order Management and Warehouse Management: Update and Roadmap

Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream

These videos are a part of the new subscription-based learning service called the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream

This innovative continuous leaning solution is designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your technical and functional skills working with your E-Business Suite applications.

Find Out More

- Learn more about the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream

- Find out how to subscribe to an Oracle Learning Stream by visiting

Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

New Online Training for November

By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

Here's a look at the latest online video training titles now available from Oracle University.

Develop the skills you need anytime with Oracle Training On Demand and Oracle Learning Streams subscription services.

New Training On Demand Courses

Oracle Database 12c: Fundamentals for Developers and System Administrators

Fusion Applications: HCM Payroll Implementation (US)

Oracle Coherence 12c: Administer and Troubleshoot Clusters

Year-End Payroll
- U.S.

New Videos Available with an Online Learning Subscription

Oracle Database Learning Stream

What's New and Best Practices for Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting

In-Database MapReduce: Near Real-Time Analytics with Hadoop and SQL

Best Practices for Application Performance, Scalability, and Availability

Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: A New Era in Data Protection

Preview all Database Videos

Oracle Middleware Learning Stream

Working with SOA Suite - Episode 1: Build, Deploy and Test a SOA Composite Application

New EM Error Hospital in SOA Suite 12c: Highlights

Components of a Continuous Delivery System

Oracle Automated Testing Suite with Enterprise Taxation and Policy Management: Discussion & Demo Part 2 of 2

Preview all Middleware Videos

Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream

Oracle E-Business Suite CRM Service 12.2 Update

R12: IBY: Understanding What the Oracle EBS Payments (IBY) Module Is and What It Does

Understanding Work Order Closure Process

Manage Your Project Acquisition Plan with Oracle Project Procurement

Preview all E-Business Suite Videos

Oracle HCM Learning Stream

Creating a Custom Line Manager Role

Understanding Global Transfers

Fusion HCM - Understanding Lookups

Fusion HCM - Understanding Checklists

Preview all HCM Videos


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