Monday May 18, 2015

It's the 20th Anniversary of Java - Are Your Java Skills Circa 1995?

Java has continued to evolve since launching in 1995, but have your skills kept up?

20 years, 592,000+ Certified Java Programmers and 9 Million Java Developers later, Java Developers have never been in more demand than they are today.

According to, in January 2015,

“Java was named one of the top 10 skills hiring managers search for when in the market for cloud candidates, according to our November report.”

Do you have the latest Java skills hiring managers are seeking?

Today, job postings frequently call for developers to have experience with Java EE, JSON, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, Web Services, SOAP and HTML5, just to name a few.

If you don’t have these present-day skills, you should consider taking action to develop them. Oracle University offers a variety of instructor-led, online and self-paced courses to get you up to speed for 2015 and beyond.

Check out these popular Java courses you can take to advance your knowledge:

With the increasing demand for Java, Java certifications are also becoming a differentiator to highlight and validate your expertise working with the latest Java technologies. Our new Java SE 8 certification is now available:

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer beta exam – Available at a Reduced Price!

Other popular certifications:

View the entire Java training curriculum - visit

Celebrate Java's 20th Anniversary!    Twitter #Java20

Friday Apr 24, 2015

New PeopleSoft and Siebel Training On Demand Courses

Due to growing demand, many of our most popular PeopleSoft and Siebel courses are now available in our convenient Training On Demand (TOD) format.

With Training On Demand, you get access to a complete class taught by one of our top instructors in a high quality streaming video format.

You also get access to a dedicated lab environment for hands-on practice. 

New Siebel TOD Courses

See all of the available Siebel courses in our Training On Demand format.

New PeopleSoft TOD Courses

PeopleSoft Financial Management

PeopleSoft Human Capital Management

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management

PeopleSoft Tools and Technology

Explore all of the available PeopleSoft courses in our Training On Demand format.

Monday Apr 20, 2015

Training On Demand - Using Oracle Database Vault with Oracle Database 12c

Written by Maria Billings, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer

Do you want to advance your career, but never know beforehand when you might have time for training?

Try Oracle University’s Training On Demand or TOD curriculum. You can watch recorded classroom and hands-on sessions in smaller or larger increments as it fits into your schedule.

For Database Vault

  • Do you sometimes need to prove that you couldn't possibly have seen confidential information, although you are a highly privileged DBA?
  • Did you know that the Oracle Database 12c has a Database Vault option already installed, ready to be enabled, if your organization decides to use it?
  • What is Database Vault?

Database Vault TOD Training is composed of several components, including realms, rule sets, command rules, secure application roles and factors that can be highly customized or simply used out-of-the box.

A realm, for example, is a zone of protection for tables, roles, and packages. A realm protects the objects in it from users exercising system privileges, such as SELECT ANY TABLE. So, any such privileged user must be defined as a realm participant (or have a realm-participating role that is granted to him or her) to access the protected objects.

If you are not a realm participant or owner, you can show that a query of a realm-protected table will result in the "ORA-01031: insufficient privileges" error. In short, you can prove you couldn't have possibly seen the confidential content.

The course "Using Oracle Database Vault with Oracle Database 12c" TOD training goes into all the necessary details to show you:

  1. How to reduce the attack surface for potential security breaches through limiting privileges.
  2. How to perform security analysis and report security vulnerabilities.
  3. How to configure and maintain Database Vault elements.
  4. How to implement best practices, which begins by identifying YOUR security requirements.

You can then see samples of building and documenting security implementations, and you view or discuss sample use cases, such as the workflow of an application DBA, dual key security, dynamic auditing, and so on.

Monday Apr 06, 2015

Just Released - New “Training On Demand” Courses for April 2015

Written by Diana.H.Gray

What is Training on Demand?

Training On Demand offers expert training from Oracle's top instructors in a sophisticated streaming video recording available for 90 days, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Watch this demo to see how Training On Demand works.

What is included?

  • Online access to a comprehensive student eKit
  • White boarding and training labs for hands-on experience
  • Oracle University instructor Q&A
  • No travel required
  • A full-text search leads to the right video fragment in a matter of seconds.
  • Counts as a hands-on requirement for Oracle Certification

The Benefits of Training On Demand

  • Accessible for 90 days, 24x7. The ideal training solution to bridge the summer season
  • Access to Training On Demand is available within 24 hours from your booking
  • Start, stop, pause, jump or rewind sections of the course as needed
  • Save valuable time and money by taking advantage of unscheduled free time to develop your staff's skills at their own pace

Just Released - New Training on Demand Courses      


1. MySQL for Developers

2. Using Oracle Key Vault

3. Oracle Database 12c: Security

4. Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning

5. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications

6. Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration

7. Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (

8. PeopleSoft Inventory Rel 9.2

9. PeopleSoft Purchasing Rel 9.2

10. Siebel 8.1.x BI Publisher Reports

11. R12.2 Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals

For additional "Training On Demand" courses, go here.

Friday Mar 27, 2015

Virtual Compute Appliance & Related Training Offerings

To modernize your data center or migrate to private cloud  - or ensure faster time to market deploying your application services in a pre-wired, virtualized infrastructure for development, QA, or production - you should have a look at the Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA).

Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment for virtually any x86 application and workload. Customers can go from power on to production in about an hour and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just a few minutes.

-Virtual Compute Appliance is Oracle’s newest engineered system made possible by Oracle’s unique ability to engineer hardware and software together.

-This new engineered system is built, designed and tested for rapid and repeatable deployment of business-critical application workloads.

-It's comprised of a full-stack virtual environment, including Oracle VM Server for x86 designed for application-driven virtualization.

The hardware and virtualization layer are both fully integrated with a fast InfiniBand fabric to provide the needed throughput for enterprise workloads.

The entire system arrives pre-wired and configured – customers can go from dock to data center “power on” in an hour and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just minutes.

Oracle University offers training for the Virtual Compute Appliance in addition to x86 and ZFS Storage Appliance Training. Discover how to get the skills you need and learn more about this powerful product.

Virtual Compute Appliance: Overview

This Virtual Compute Appliance training teaches you how to manage Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) and the Oracle VM environment. Expert Oracle University instructors will deep dive into creating and deploying virtual machines, as well as the Oracle VM features that are pre-configured in VCA.

Explore related training:

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

Just Released in March - New Oracle University Courses

Here's a list of some newly released courses that we believe will be popular with customers like you.

Courses are typically available in a classroom at an Oracle Learning center, as a Live Virtual Class that is delivered online or as a private training event for your organization.

  1. PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management/Update Manager Accelerated Rel 8.54
  2. R12.x Oracle Production Scheduling
  3. Oracle CPQ Cloud Yellow Belt for the Business Users
  4. Oracle Communications ECB Configuration and Administration
  5. Oracle Identity Governance 11g R2: Develop Identity Provisioning
  6. Oracle Identity Governance 11g R2: Essentials
  7. Perl Programming
  8. Virtual Compute Appliance: Overview
  9. Oracle Linux 7: System Administration

Monday Mar 16, 2015

Taleo Enterprise Edition: Continuing Education

Written by Jim Vonick and Kristine Kukich

System Administrators have a continuous need to understand the new tools and functionality released within Taleo Recruiting, Taleo Onboarding (Transitions) and Taleo Performance, as well as the need to report on these activities.

Oracle University provides many ways for your team to keep their skills current, check their knowledge and become the system advocate within your organization.

Learn More About the Tools and Functions

Oracle University provides over 150 instructional videos in the new Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream. Topics covered go beyond those covered in our traditional courses. With new videos added continuously, this subscription-based learning service is designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your knowledge.

Watch for some of the more complex topics, including Taleo Connect Client (TCC) and Dynamic Approval Routing (DAR). Upcoming topics include integration techniques and best practices.

In addition, each subscription lets you request specific videos that interest you. You will also have access to a Taleo product expert to help answer your questions.

Preview the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream.

Learn and Test Your Skills through the Taleo ACE Program

Meet with one of our experts and test your knowledge be enrolling in the courses list below.

Designed for business users and system administrators, these courses are packed full of items you may already know, combined with topics with which you may be less familiar. At the end of your session, test your abilities via practical examples and quiz questions to see if you're a Taleo ACE.

  • Taleo (TEE): Taleo ACE Recruiter (TAR) - helps you develop additional knowledge and skills around business user recruiting functionality. Check in using real world examples and expand your knowledge in this 3-day session.
  • Taleo (TEE): Taleo ACE System Administrator - recruiting expands your skill set to include DAR, eOffers and evaluations, in addition to exploring more details around best practices optimizing your environment. This course is 5 days of intensive activities built around real world scenarios taken from our experiences with various global clients.

Training Courses Beyond the Fundamentals

So you know the fundamentals and you're ready to either tackle advanced topics. Or possibly you're upgrading from legacy Onboarding to Onboarding (Transitions). Here are a few courses to consider.

See all available Taleo Enterprise Edition Training Courses.

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

New - Oracle Linux 7 System Administration Training Available

Oracle introduced Oracle Linux 7, an open source operating platform that gives customers and partners the capabilities, tools and features to innovate, collaborate and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based and virtual environments.

As with previous releases, Oracle Linux 7 is easy to download, free to distribute and is the only major enterprise Linux distribution that publishes all bug fixes and security errata publicly. Oracle Linux 7 provides more flexibility and choice than other commercial Linux distributions.

With extensive testing for demanding workloads such as Oracle Database, a flexible free-to-use and paid support model, and strong uptake, Oracle Linux is the best general-purpose open source operating platform for the modern data center.

Get the most out of Oracle Linux 7 by taking the new Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training course.

This course helps you develop a wide range of skills, including:

  • Installation
  • Using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
  • Configuring Linux services
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting and preparing your system for the Oracle Database

In this 5-day instructor-led course, you'll learn exactly how to handle typical issues faced by administrators.

Expert Oracle University instructors will help you explore the kernel development model and Linux distributions. Furthermore, you'll hear about Oracle's comprehensive solutions and Oracle's contribution to the Linux community.

You can take this course from your own desk as a Live Virtual Class offering, or go to an education center to attend an in-person Classroom Training event.

You can influence the schedule for this new course by registering your interest in an event on

Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Oracle E-Business 12.2 Training - Support Your Deployment

As enterprises continue to migrate and adopt Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, we continue to see strong demand for training. Courses are available in both traditional classroom and our popular online Live Virtual Class formats.

Here are some key training opportunities you may want to consider.

Online Patching

One of the most significant new features of Oracle E-Business Suite Rel 12.2 is 'Online Patching'. This allows you to apply patches while the system is still running, which reduces the patching and maintenance downtime.

Such a significant transition does, however, require an understanding of the new patching model, the terminology, and the tools that underpin the online patching operation. The following course will help you meet this objective.

Application Administration

System administrators need to understand the concepts and functions  critical to their job role as it pertains to your applications. The following course covers implementing and managing the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Oracle Workflow

Oracle Workflow Manager allows system administrators to define and manage business processes. You can route relevant information to decision makers, automate processes, deliver electronic notifications to users in a given workflow, and monitor your processes as they are implemented.  The following course will teach you how to design, administer, and manage workflow processes.

Oracle Financials

Training for the Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Management is designed to help implementers and end users set up, use, and manage their financial applications.  The following course provides a deep dive into implementation considerations for setting up and using Oracle Subledger Accounting. You'll walk away with the knowledge to create and translate journal entries to the General Ledger.

The next course is for those who need to know how to set up and use Oracle Receivables to manage receivables processing.

Order Management

If you're looking to learn how to perform the steps to setup Oracle Inventory in support of Oracle Order Management, including how to create subinventories, units of measure and items, then you should take the following course.

Inventory Management

Effective inventory management is critical to any successful manufacturing operation. The following course will show you how to setup, define, and perform inventory transactions, while reflecting the logical flow of the processes involved in inventory management.

Learn More

Learn more about all of the available training for the Oracle E-Business Suite.

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

Monday Dec 22, 2014

New Oracle Commerce Rel 11.1 Training

With the recent availability of Oracle Commerce 11.1, Oracle continues to make strides in unifying and enhancing the leading web commerce, content and experience technologies on the market.

Courses built on Oracle Commerce 11.1 will continue to become available over the coming months. 

Given that Oracle Commerce combines ATG Web Commerce and Endeca Commerce Technologies, specific courses from the existing ATG and Endeca Commerce curriculum also apply to Oracle Commerce Release 11.1 customers. 

The following is a summary of the recommended training.  At the bottom are learning paths to further guide you.

Oracle Commerce Business User Training

Oracle Commerce Developer Training

The following courses are designed for developers focused on Guided Search and Experience Manager in cases where ATG Commerce may not be implemented.

Oracle Commerce System Administrator Training

Training on Prior Releases of the Oracle Commerce, ATG, or Endeca Commerce

We recommend that customers who are following a learning path on a previous release of the curriculum and intend to take another course or are implementing a prior release of the products, should contact their Oracle University representative to get specific recommendations on how best to meet your training needs.

Oracle Commerce Service Center Training

Due to the highly customized nature of the Oracle Commerce Service Center product, no formal training courses are currently available.  Custom training, however, is available through Oracle University as a private event. Contact your Oracle University representative for details.

See all available Oracle Commerce training.

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:

Thursday Dec 11, 2014

New Oracle University Courses for December 2014 - Just Released!

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 December:

  1. Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrator
  2. Parallel Processing in Oracle Database 12c
  3. Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration
  4. Oracle Commerce: Customizing the Commerce Platform Rel 11.1
  5. Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Administration
  6. PeopleSoft Integration Tools I Rel 8.53
  7. PeopleSoft Integration Tools II Rel 8.53

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at

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


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