Friday Oct 10, 2014

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Administration Training Now Available

Written by Bob Eliasen, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer, Oracle Curriculum Development Team

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance delivers leading performance and superior efficiency in enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) environments, accelerating business functions, and reducing complexity.

This first application-engineered storage system provides unique integration points with Oracle Database which automates storage tuning and data lifecycle management, reduces capacity requirements, and lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The New Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Administration Class introduces you to Oracle's ZFS Storage ZS3-2 and ZS3-4 Appliances.

During this four day class, multiple lessons with hands-on practices teach you how to configure a ZS3-2, define storage to host systems utilizing many different protocols and observe analytics in action.

Learn To:

  • List the functions and features of the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.
  • Identify the components and architecture of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.
  • Install and configure the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.
  • Upgrade the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance software and hardware.
  • Troubleshoot the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.
  • Perform common tasks on the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

Thursday Oct 09, 2014

Are You Using Siebel Open UI?

By Susan Korbey, Senior Manager, Oracle University Education Consulting

What is Siebel Open UI?

Siebel Open UI is Oracle's next-generation browser client for Siebel desktop and mobile applications. 

It uses the same back-end architecture as the traditional user interface (UI), but changes the way the user interface (UI) is rendered. 

It's a new approach to the graphical user interface (GUI) that helps you transform the look and feel of your current application to fit your interface requirements. 

There are many customizations and modifications that will benefit both your internal and external audiences. For example, Siebel Open UI can reference a third-party resource, incorporate it with Siebel CRM data, and then display this data in the client.

This is but one example of the many useful aspects of Siebel Open UI. 

The Siebel Open UI can co-exist with former, traditional Siebel clients, allowing customers to run both as needed. 

The Siebel Open UI:

•    Uses open, web standards to render the application.

•    Uses HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript.

•    Is downloaded to the client as needed to render the page/view.

•    Does not use ActiveX.

•    Does not require Internet Explorer (IE).

•    Runs on any standards-compliant platform.

There are many benefits to using the Open UI interface, including native browser support, mobile device support, enhanced user experience and a large community of developer resources.

If you're new to Siebel Open UI, we recommend enrolling in the following training to help you understand the architecture. You'll also get the hands-on experience you need to address common customization requirements.

Take the following courses:

•    Siebel Open UI Advanced JavaScript API (3 Days)

•    Siebel Open UI Foundations (2 Days)

You can also take the Siebel Open UI Essentials (5 Days) course, which is a bundled course consisting of both the Siebel Open UI Foundations and Siebel Open UI Advanced JavaScript API.

Monday Oct 06, 2014

New Innovative Learning Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite

Free Video Series

Check out the following series of free instructional videos:

These videos are part of the new Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream, an innovative learning solution designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your skills.

Benefit from Continuous Learning, 24/7, 365

The Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream is changing how professionals stay up-to-date on both the technical and functional aspects of your E-Business Suite applications.

As your business needs change and your E-Business applications evolve, your team could benefit from ready access to knowledge and skills to help you get the most out of your applications. 

Attending a course helps you develop new skills, but it may not be the best solution if continuous learning is the goal.

What is the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream?

Here's what you get with an Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream subscription:

  • Hundreds of instructional videos delivered by Oracle experts
  • Continuously refreshed content
  • Access to top Oracle instructors to get answers to your questions
  • Live monthly webinars on the hottest topics
  • Ability to request videos that interest you

Watch Instructional Videos at Your Convenience

You get hundreds of short instructional videos, including how-to's, tips and tricks, best practices, product overviews and release updates, all delivered by Oracle subject matter experts.

With fresh content added weekly, this innovative learning solution is designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your skills by learning  advanced topics that span the entire set of E-Business Suite applications.  And if you don't see a topic you're interested in, you can request that a new video be created.

Sample Titles

  • Oracle Advanced E-Business Suite Architectures
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching
  • What's New in Service, Asset Management and Logistics?
  • General Ledger Entry Reconciliation
  • Oracle Receivables - Use of Balance Forward Billing Feature
  • Best Practices in Warehouse Management
  • R12 Functional Changes in Oracle Inventory Management
  • Oracle Product Data Hub - Role Based Security
  • Analytics Driven Manufacturing
  • Budgetary Control in Purchasing

Find Out More

- Check out the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream

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

Friday Sep 19, 2014

Expand Your Mind and Expand Your Cluster with High Availability Training

Written by Peter Fusek, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer, Oracle Curriculum Development Team

Flex Clusters, a new feature of Oracle Clusterware 12c, blows away the previous cluster size limits and lets you:

  • Manage large pools of application resources, with high-availability and fail-over protection. 
  • Efficiently support multiple highly available databases and applications running in a single cluster. 

You will see how when you attend Oracle Database 12c: High Availability New Features Training.

Take control with no surprises....learn about policy-based cluster management and what-if command evaluation. These new features of Oracle Clusterware 12c make cluster management easier, more flexible and more reliable.

Consolidate more databases on each cluster...if you use ASM, Flex ASM is a game changer. If you don't then you should use.... 

Flex ASM, a new feature of Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c. It removes the requirement to run ASM on every cluster node. Users are transparently protected from ASM failures; organizations can consolidate more databases (or do more work) on each cluster.

You can boost application availability and transact with certainty, without re-engineering your applications. 

Application continuity, a new feature of Oracle Database 12c, makes recoverable outages (node failures, process failures, instance failures, transient network failures, transient storage failures, etc.) from applications and end users.

It replays the transactional and non-transactional work that constitutes a database request, while guaranteeing transactions are executed once and only once. 

Best of all, application continuity can be leveraged by many existing applications, without changing a line of code.

Get started with Oracle Database 12c: High Availability New Feature training today.

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Just Released - New Oracle University Courses for September

- Written by the Oracle University Marketing Team

At Oracle University, we work hard to ensure our training and certification portfolio is current.  Here is a summary of what we expect to be popular new releases.  Courses can be taken in the classroom or online.

Top New Courses for September

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at

Friday Sep 05, 2014

Oracle Certification Discount Package Enhancements and New Releases

Written by Kate Jones, Senior Marketing Manager

Oracle training goes hand-in-hand with Oracle Certification to help students validate their newly acquired skills and for that reason, we offer Oracle Certification Discount Packages that bring them both together so it is easier for you to order.

What is a Certification Discount Package?

Our Certification Discount Packages provide you with the recommended preparation training and the certification exam voucher(s) at a discounted price. We also include the e-Practice exams where we have them available. Here is a summary of some recent package enhancements:

  • All Upgrade Edition packages which are intended to help you upgrade your certification to the latest version or release now include a 20% discount.
  • Several new packages for Oracle Database 12c have been recently released
  • We offer even more Training On Demand, Self-Study and Exam Prep Seminar packages for maximum flexibility. These packages tend to be our most popular too.

Other New Package Releases:

View all of our packages >

Have a question about our Certification Discount Packages? Ask it here.

Thursday Sep 04, 2014

Top 20 Training On Demand Courses

Oracle University’s Training On Demand (TOD) courses are a convenient way to expand or brush up on your skills. You'll experience robust and interactive learning with our top instructors, with 24/7 access to courses.

This 24/7 access to courses is searchable. You can search for a course topic, start and stop at any point based on your schedule.

Training On Demand is also modular, allowing you to focus just on the specific lessons you need. If you're a busy professional, this is an ideal way to learn from anywhere with an internet connection.

Do you have a team with 10 or more users that needs training?

Get unlimited access to all Training On Demand courses - purchase an Unlimited Learning Subscription

This Unlimited Learning Subscription provides continuous Oracle training for an entire team, for one full year.

Here is a list of the top-selling 20 Training On Demand courses over the past six months.

Note that courses 1 and 2 are actually tied for first place!

1.    Oracle Data Integrator 11g: Integration and Administration
2.    Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
3.    Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
4.    Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators
5.    Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I
6.    Taleo Enterprise Edition Library
7.    Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration
8.    OTM 6.0 Core Competence
9.    Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
10.  Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop
11.  Java SE 7 Programming
12.  Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM
14.  Taleo Business Edition Library
15.  XML Publisher for PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools Rel 8.50 
16.  Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning
17.  Oracle Database: Program with PL/SQL
18.  Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with ADF I
19.  Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
20.  Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Essential Concepts

Purchase a Training On Demand course today and learn at your own pace!

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

New Digital Training for August 2014

By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

Getting the knowledge you need quickly can be instrumental to the success of your projects.

Oracle University is committed to delivering more online training to help you get the information you need, right when you need it.

Here’s a summary of what’s new this month:

Training On Demand

Our Training On Demand courses give you hands-on product training that enables in-depth learning.  Preview each course before you buy.

New Releases

•  Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop – Updated
•  PeopleSoft PeopleTools I Rel 8.53
•  PeopleSoft PeopleTools II Rel 8.53
•  PeopleSoft Query Reporting Rel 8.53

    Oracle Learning Streams

    Our all-new Oracle Learning Streams provide customers with one year of access to continuously updated video content. Make connections with instructors through live "Meet the Expert" events, forums and live webinars.

    Recently Added Videos for Oracle Database

    Preview all Videos

    Automatic Storage Management

    AVDF Users and Roles : Administrator and Auditor

    Managing Oracle Database In-Memory

    Provisioning of a New PDB Using EM Cloud Control

    Recently Added Videos for Oracle Middleware

    Preview all Videos 

    BPM 12c - Business Architecture

    Mastering BPM Security Architecture - Episode 1: Overview

    Mastering BPM Security Architecture - Episode 2: Performance Tuning Active Directory

    BPM Business Rules - Episode 5: Testing and Troubleshooting Business Rules font-family: Arial,sans-serif;">

    Give your team unlimited access to all of our Training On Demand courses and Oracle Learning Streams for a full year with the Unlimited Learning Subscription

    Contact your Oracle Education Account Manager today to learn more.

    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    Learn About the Latest Middleware 12c (12.1.3) New Features with Oracle Middleware Learning Stream

    So you recently attended an Oracle WebLogic Server class and now Oracle Middleware 12.1.3 has been released.

    How do you learn about the new WebLogic Server 12c 12.1.3 features that come as part of the Middleware 12.1.3 release?

    Oracle University has the answer for you.

    The Oracle Middleware Learning Stream offers you continuous learning, even after class is over:

    • Enjoy flexible training. Learn when you want, where you want for 1 whole year.
    • Learn from and connect directly with Oracle product experts.
    • Gain an edge in the market by continuously developing your skills.
    • Select from a vast range of titles in a digital video format from our constantly growing collection.
    Oracle Fusion Middleware technology is constantly changing. It's important to have the knowledge and skills you need to stay ahead of the curve.

    The Oracle Middleware Learning Stream helps you stay ahead of the curve by giving you fresh content, delivered by some of Oracle's top Middleware experts. You also have frequent opportunities to connect live with Oracle Middleware instructors.

    Featured Oracle Middleware Learning Stream Content

    Take a moment now to preview all the Oracle Middleware Learning Stream content.

    For a Limited Time - Save 50%

    For a limited time, save 50% when you order Oracle Learning Streams with any other Oracle Classroom, Live Virtual Class or Training On Demand course. Now there is no reason for learning to stop when class is over!

    Learn More

    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

    Top 10 Oracle Self-Study Training Courses for July 2014

    By Cindy Taylor, Oracle University Senior Education Consultant for Self-Study Products

    Summertime is here.

    For many of us, that means catching up on projects and tackling other items on our list while it's a bit quieter around the office. With this in mind, we thought the timing was just right to share our latest top 10 list of Self-Study Courses. 

    Self-Study is the perfect supplement to other Oracle training and can be downloaded for offline viewing so you could even take your training from the beach...if you wanted to that is. 

    Top 10 Self-Study Courses

    10.  Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM 
    9.    Oracle BI 11g: Introduction to End User Tools
    8.    R12.x Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals
    7.    Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I Release 2
    6.    R12 Oracle Using and Maintaining Approvals Management
    5.    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I
    4.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
    3.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Introduction to System Administration
    2.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
    1.    Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators

    View all Oracle Self-Study training

    Save on your certification preparation with Oracle Self-Study Certification Discount Packages

    Monday Jul 28, 2014

    Your Oracle Solaris 11 Learning Path: for Newbies and Experts

    By Karen Sutherland, Oracle University Senior Practice Manager

    Oracle Solaris 11.2 has certainly been the talk of the town over the past few months.

    You may now be thinking about how to get more hands-on experience with Oracle Solaris 11

    Whether you've been working with Solaris for many years or you have minimal experience and are just getting started, Oracle University has the hands-on training you need to develop your skill set. 

    Learn To:

    •    Perform introductory system administration tasks.
    •    Configure zones and virtual networks.
    •    Use various troubleshooting techniques and tools to analyze and resolve system faults.
    •    Plan for and deploy a private Infrastructure as a Service cloud.
    •    Develop plans for deploying Oracle Solaris Zones server virtualization technology.
    •    Practice server virtualization.

    Start by finding the learning path that's right for you:

    View online version of learning paths

    You may also be happy to hear that according to this 2014 IT Career Finder report, Solaris skills are amongst some of the highest paying in the industry in 2014. Solaris “commands a six-figure salary: $104,710 on average.”  Not too shabby.

    What’s also great about Oracle University’s curriculum for Oracle Solaris is that it's aligned with our certification program. If you're thinking about earning an Oracle certification in the future, we recommend purchasing one of many certification discount packages to save money.

    These discount packages give you the opportunity to save up to 20% when you purchase your training together with your 6-month certification exam voucher.

    Get started today!

    View all Oracle Solaris training

    Friday Jul 25, 2014

    Support Your Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines) Deployment through Training

    by Jim Vonick, Oracle University Market Development Manager

    With the recent acquisition of BigMachines, Oracle has added a Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solution to your portfolio of cloud applications.

    During an Oracle CPQ Cloud deployment, the immediate goal is to accelerate the implementation and adoption of your application so your business can successfully automate its entire Quote-to-Cash process.

    Implementation team members, including system administrators, need the knowledge and skills to ensure a smooth and rapid implementation of the Oracle CPQ Cloud application. During set-up, it's important to optimize the configuration for your business. To do so, team members need to understand the foundation and available options so the decisions made during set-up best align with the business.

    Initial deployment: enhance the as-delivered application

    During the initial deployment, or possibly at some later time, you may also choose to enhance the as-delivered application to meet your unique use cases.  This requires a deep understanding of the application and knowledge of how to use the Oracle BigMachines Markup Language (BML).  Furthermore, you may want to integrate the Oracle CPQ Cloud applications with other applications.

    To meet these objectives, training is recommended to support your Oracle CPQ Cloud deployment.  Oracle University now delivers training for BigMachines. Our courses are developed in collaboration with the BigMachines product team, which assures the training content is relevant and accurate.

    Training for administrators and implementers

    • Oracle BigMachines Yellow Belt for the Business User (Coming Soon): learn the basic structure and components of the application and how to communicate business requirements to administrators before, during and after the implementation.
    • Oracle BigMachines Blue Belt: learn how to use the BigMachines application to meet advanced use cases.  Note that this course is a bundle of the Blue Belt Advanced BML, Advanced Configuration, Advanced Commerce and Advanced Document Engine courses.
    • Oracle BigMachines Advanced BML: learn how to use the BigMachines Markup Language (BML) to write functions that accomplish complex use cases on your Oracle BigMachines site.
    • Oracle BigMachines Blue Belt Advanced Commerce: learn how to use BML and other advanced modification techniques to extend functionality of the point-and-click interface within Commerce; this will help you meet your complex business requirements.

    Learn More: Oracle CPQ (BigMachines) Training

    Friday Jul 18, 2014

    New Digital Training for July 2014

    By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

    Oracle University now gives you two great ways to get your training content in a digital format:

    1. Oracle Training On Demand: offers hands-on product training for in-depth learning

    2. Oracle Learning Streams: provides users with one year of access to continuously updated video content and live connections with instructors through live Meet the Expert events, forums and live webinars

    We release fresh digital content to help you quickly and successfully adopt Oracle technology. 

    Here’s a summary of what’s new this month:

    Training On Demand

    New Releases

    Oracle Learning Streams for Oracle Database

    Recently Added Videos

    Preview all Videos

    Data Discovery and Modeling

    Oracle Exadata Storage Availability Best Practices: Beyond Traditional Storage

    Index Management and Gather Statistics

    How to setup Multiple Physical Standby Databases using active data guard

    Clustered File Systems

    Oracle Learning Streams for Oracle Middleware

    Recently Added Videos

    Preview all Videos 

    Pipeline Templates with Oracle Service Bus

    Oracle Data Integrator 12c Overview

    Partitioning SOA Repository for Performance

    What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Demo

    Oracle B2B 12c Real-time visibility and Business Dashboards

    Give your team unlimited access to all of our Training On Demand courses and Oracle Learning Streams for a full year with the Unlimited Learning Subscription

    Contact your Oracle Education Account Manager today to learn more.


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