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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

Friday Feb 22, 2013

Top 7 Reasons to Learn Java SE 7 Now


Have you updated to Java SE 7? If you haven’t, check out the top 7 reasons to do so below.

7.  More companies are now running Java SE 7.

The end of the publicly available release of Oracle JDK 6 was February 19, 2013 so more companies will be running Java SE 7. If you haven’t downloaded Java SE 7 yet, now may be the perfect time to do so.

6.  Java SE 6 and Java SE 5 updates require Oracle Support.

As of February 19, all new Java SE 6 and Java SE 5 security updates, patches and fixes are now only available through My Oracle Support; thus requiring a commercial license with Oracle.

5.  Stay current with automatic updates.

Oracle started auto-updating Windows 32-bit, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) users from JRE 6 to JRE 7 in December 2012.

4.  Java skills are in high demand.

Java skills are in high demand, so being familiar with the latest version keeps your skills current, giving you an edge in the job market.

3.  Improved features will make your life easier.

Java SE 7 is new and improved. Get a hands-on introduction to the new features (Fork/Join, NIO, diamond notation) with the Java SE 7 New Features course.

2.  Java SE 7 training is now available.

Oracle University's Java SE 7 New Features course is available in a traditional classroom environment and as a Live Virtual Class (LVC) event. It is also available in the new Training On Demand (TOD) format, giving you the flexibility to take the training  any time, from anywhere in the world.

1.  Earn valuable IT credibility with a Java SE 7 certification.

Earn well-respected credentials by becoming certified in the newest version of Java SE 7. If you're certified in Java SE 6, you can combine your Java SE 7 New Features training with your certification upgrade and actually save 20%. If you're getting certified for the first time, other Java SE 7 certification discount packages are also available. 

Now that you know the top seven reasons to learn Java SE 7, take a look at the Java SE 7 learning paths to help you get started!

- Jerilyn, Oracle University Curriculum Product 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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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!

Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Introducing Our New Oracle University Web Store

Hopefully you’ve noticed a recent change at Oracle University. We’ve listened to our customers’ feedback and after extensive design consultations, we’re rolling out our brand new Oracle University website design (or as I like to refer to it, a “Web Store”) design.

Our new web store is designed to make our site easier to use, improving your access across different browsers & devices.

Explore a Global Change

Countries hosting the new store design  include: US, Canada, UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, Africa Operations, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

New Oracle University Homepage

The new OU web store is split into three core areas:  

  1. Get Training.

Within the “Get Training” section, you’ll see an improved, simplified layout and classification of our products into clear product family categories. This saves you time by making it easier to find the right products.

  1. Get Certified.

You now have access to key certification info, supported by the certification finder tool. Browsing and finding the right certification & exam offerings is now easier

  1. Get Connected.

We post our latest updates, offers & news via Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & blogging accounts. If you prefer to have a regular training schedule sent to you automatically, and tailored to your exact requirements, consider signing up for the FREE personalized catalog. It’s quick & easy!

We are also expanding the country coverage of the new store design. Exciting content, tools & payment enhancements are currently in development, including:

1. A New Certification Section

With over 1.3 million Oracle Certified individuals and counting, the demand for customers to get both trained & certified has never been higher. To make getting Oracle certified even easier, we’re creating new certification store content, improving exam learning paths & enhancing the certification finder tool.

2. Improved In Store Search

To make it easier for our customers to find our products, we’re improving our in store search system by optimizing the search engine, algorithm and results display to ensure you get the right search results every time, based on your search terms.

3. Expanding Credit Card Payment Capability

Having a breadth of payment choices within the checkout is a must in today’s day & age, so we’re working hard to expand our existing Credit Card capability into as many countries, as quickly as possible. This makes it even easier for you to purchase an Oracle University product online.

We’re Listening: Your Feedback Really Does Count!

We’re on a mission to make the Oracle University Web stores the best in the industry, so we take your feedback very seriously! We would love to hear what you think of our new store design, as well as any other constructive feedback on how we can improve the Oracle University web store experience.

Simply add your comments to the post, or alternatively please email your feedback to me directly. We’re listening!

-Justin, Oracle University Global Web Marketing Manager

justin.collins@oracle.com

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