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.

    Thursday Jul 10, 2014

    What You Need to Know about OBIEE

    Written by Laura Garza, Principal Oracle University Instructor

    Did you know that over 200 hundred new features were released with Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite

    Some of the key enhancements include:

    • A visualization recommendation engine

    • New performance tile and waterfall visualizations

    • Enhancements to the Oracle BI Summary Advisor

    • Smart View integration with Oracle BI

    Oracle University’s top Business Intelligence courses have just been updated for Oracle BI These courses teach you how to use these new features to improve your analysis of structured and unstructured data, while delivering enhanced data-driven visualizations.

    Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards

    •    Learn how to create a performance tile view.
    •    Learn the ins and outs of setting up the Map View, importing background maps and images.
    •    Learn how to create a dashboard prompt base off a hierarchical column.
    •    Select recommended visualization views to help display your analysis.
    •    Learn how to interface with Smart View.
    •    Learn how to create BI Mobile applications. 

    Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories

    •    Explore the Summary Advisor tool – specific to Oracle Exalytics.
    •    Learn how to set up Usage Tracking via Fusion Middleware.
    •    Use the new BI Utility, which lets you generate an XML representation of the BI Repository Metadata.
    •    Expose yourself to the basics and benefits of Oracle Exalytics.

    Register for an in-person or Live Virtual Class today

    If you can’t find a date or location that works for you, please let us know!

    Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

    New Oracle University Courses for July 2014 - Just Released!

    Written by Jerilyn Stiles, Oracle University Curriculum Product Manager

    At Oracle University, we work hard to make sure our training and certification portfolio is current.

    Here's a quick summary of our hottest new courses.

    Top Course Releases for July

    1) Oracle Database 12c: RAC Administration

    2) Shell Programming

    3) Oracle Linux System Administration TOD

    4) Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators

    5) Fusion Applications: HCM Compensation (Training On Demand)

    6) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Administration Accelerated Rel 9.x

    7) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 3 Rel 9.x

    8) Taleo (LRN): Learn Configuration and Reporting Essentials

    9) Java SE 8 New Features

    10) Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2.x: Cloud Management

    This is just a sample of what we expect to be popular new releases.

    Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at  Courses can be taken in the classroom or online. Choose your learning method based on your schedule.

    Thursday Jul 03, 2014

    Going to Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne? Boost Your Expertise by Attending Preconference Training

    Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne this year? If so, you'll want to make the most out of your week in San Francisco.

    Oracle University’s Preconference Training events on Sunday, September 28th should be on your list.

    These Oracle University and Java University events give you an opportunity to deep dive into a full day of accelerated training from the Oracle experts. 

    Sessions run from 9am to 4pm, with a one-hour lunch break at Golden Gate University (just a few blocks from the Moscone Center) on Sunday, September 28th.

    When you add Oracle University or Java University to your conference pass during your registration, you can choose one of the following full-day sessions to attend:

    Oracle University Sessions

    •    Certification Exam Cram DBA

    •    Getting Started with Oracle's Access Portal

    •    How to Build and Test Oracle WebCenter Portal Applications and Associated Components

    •    In-Memory Column Store and Other In-Memory Caching New Features

    •    Optimizer Master Class with Tom Kyte

    •    Oracle Access Management Suite 11g Release 2 for Mobile and Social

    •    Processing Your Big Data with Oracle

    •    Oracle Business Intelligence 11g: Analytics Overview

    •    Oracle Database 12c: Security

    •    Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c High-Availability Deployments

    •    Oracle Exadata Database Machine: One-Day Overview

    •    Oracle Identity Governance Suite: Upgrading, Diagnostics and Tuning

    •    What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

    Java University Sessions

    •    Architect and Design Secure Robust Enterprise Java Applications for the Cloud and Beyond

    •    Develop Java Oracle Embedded Applications Using Raspberry Pi (Internet of Things)

    •    Diving into Ruby on Rails

    •    Diving into Scala

    •    Java EE 7 from an HTML 5 Perspective: HTML5, WebSocket, JSON, and JSF

    •    Java 8 Lambda Expressions

    •    Java Performance Tuning

    •    JavaScript for Java Developers: Develop Web Applications

    •    The Latest and the Greatest RESTful Web Services

    Learn more about these sessions by visiting the Oracle University and Java University pages.

    Add them to your conference pass today!

    Friday Jun 20, 2014

    Experience Pays for Oracle Database Administrators

    Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University

    In these economic times, it's important to know where you stand in your occupation and where new opportunities might avail themselves to you.

    From time to time, it's wise to review industry data to see how your profession is trending when it comes to salary and job requirements. Doing so will help you ensure that you're on the right path to making the most of your career.

    According to a recent study featured on Salary.comsalaries for Oracle database administrators depend on a number of factors:

    • Experience
    • Education
    • Location
    • Industry
    Overall, the data indicates that becoming an Oracle database administrator can be very lucrative for professionals.

    While Oracle Database administrators skills change depending on your job and expertise, many are responsible for administering, maintaining, developing and implementing policies and procedures. They're also responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of the company’s Oracle Database. They implement data models and database designs, data access and table maintenance codes, resolve Oracle Database performance issues, database capacity issues, replication and other distributed data issues.

    If you're in this field and looking to make the most of it, explore the robust training and certification offerings Oracle now has developed for Oracle Database 12c.

    Oracle University wants to help you make the most of your career by providing you with up-to-date information from our leading experts.

    It’s up to you to seize training opportunities that will help you gain the skills you need to accelerate your career – so take advantage of our new offerings!

    Friday Jun 13, 2014

    Keep Learning After Your Oracle Training Class is Over - Save 50%!

    Written by Amit Kumar, Senior Director Oracle University Digital Training 

          Every training class you take about the latest Oracle application or technology moves you closer to developing the skills you need to succeed. But after class is over, how do you keep up with today’s accelerating pace of innovation?

    To   To keep with the very latest technological advances, you need an ongoing and flexible training solution.

    •       One that lets you learn during your own downtime.
    •       Knowledge that’s easy to access.
    •       Interactive lessons where you connect with experts.
    •       A simple way to increase your knowledge, on your own time and at your own pace.
    The new Oracle Learning Streams is the flexible training solution you're looking for.

    Continuously Learn with Oracle Learning Streams

    Over time, Oracle Learning Streams help you develop the depth and breadth of knowledge that will give you the tools to become an expert in your field. By taking advantage of comprehensive and frequently updated information, you can keep learning continuously, at your own pace, when it's convenient for you.

    Sign up today and get 12 months of unlimited access to:

    •    Hundreds of videos delivered by Oracle experts for fresh and continuous product learning
    •    Live connections with Oracle's top instructors
    •    Robust video search capability to find exactly what you’re looking for
    •    Features that allow you to build your own custom learning queue and request new content

    Oracle Learning Streams are now available for Oracle Database and Oracle Middleware. 
    Take a moment to preview the content now. 

    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!


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