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 education.oracle.com.  Courses can be taken in the classroom or online. Choose your learning method based on your schedule.

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

New Oracle University Courses for June 2014 - Just Released!

-Written by the Oracle University Marketing team 

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 June


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

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

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

Best of Oracle University in April

Another busy month has passed!

Here at Oracle University, we're working to deliver the information you need to make the best investment in your education. We hope this content will help you select the most relevant training courses and certifications to advance your skill set and open new doors for your career.

Curious to see what our community of students is reading and sharing? Check out our most popular links below:


Here are a few other links to explore: 

Join our communities to stay plugged into the newest Oracle University releases.

-Kate Jones, Oracle University Marketing Manager

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

DBA and Developer Guide to MySQL


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

MySQL is the most trusted and depended-on open source database platform in use today. 9 out of the 10 most popular and highly-trafficked websites in the world rely on MySQL, primarily due to its ubiquity across heterogeneous platform and application stacks.

MySQL is well-known for its performance, reliability and ease of use. MySQL 5.6 builds on the momentum by delivering across the board improvements that enable innovative DBA and developers to create and deploy the next generation of web, embedded and Cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications on the latest generation of development frameworks and hardware platforms. 

Building the Next Generation of Web Applications and Services

At a glance, MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL, with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel, including:

  • Improved InnoDB storage engine for better transactional throughput.
  • Improved Optimizer for better query execution times and diagnostics.
  • Better application availability with online DDL/schema changes.
  • Better developer agility with NoSQL Access, with Memcached API to InnoDB.
  • Improved replication for high performance, self-healing distributed deployments.
  • Improved security for worry-free application deployments.
  • Improved performance schema for better instrumentation.
MySQL Course and Certification Exam Releases

The MySQL for Database Administrator and MySQL for Developers course releases are aligned with newly GA release of MySQL 5.6 Developer and MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator OCP certification exams.

Invest in hands-on training and study to pass certification exams that will validate your expertise.

Friday Apr 25, 2014

Top 20 Training on Demand Courses - Enroll Now!

Oracle Training On Demand is continuing to grow in popularity. If you haven’t considered exploring this flexible training format yet, now's the time!

We now offer over 150 titles available in our Oracle Training On Demand format. Students from all over the world are loving the flexibility that it provides. It lets you take courses any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. It's the perfect way to learn at your own pace, as your schedule allows.



Here are the top 20 Oracle Training On Demand courses that people have taken so far in 2014.  
Click on any of the course titles to preview the course content:

20. Implementing Endeca Commerce Core Technologies Rel 3.1
19. Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
18. Oracle Database 11g: Data Guard Administration
17. Java SE 7 Fundamentals
16. MySQL for Database Administrators
15. Architect Enterprise Applications with Java EE
14. Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop
13. Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM
12. Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications
11. Oracle Data Integrator 11g: Integration and Administration
10. Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning 
9. Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
8. Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
7. Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration
6. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I
5. R12.x Oracle E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers 
4. Java SE 7 Programming
3. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
2. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
1. Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators

Get started today!

Friday Mar 28, 2014

Get Trained & Certified to Become an Oracle Solaris System Administrator

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

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome system administrator (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running.

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programs

If you're interested in exploring this role, Oracle Solaris 11 training and certification programs help Oracle Solaris system administrators quickly embrace what is new with Oracle Solaris.

By taking Oracle Solaris 11 training, you'll be able to gain the skills you need. Oracle University offers a complete range of options to choose from, with expert instructors who can answer your questions.


Complete Oracle Solaris 11 Curriculum Now Available

Oracle Solaris Certifications

Oracle Solaris system administrators are highly valued. Several independent salary surveys have shown that the average annual salary for engineers with Oracle Solaris knowledge and experience is more than US$80,000. (Sources: Dice.com Salary survey, Simply Hired Salary Calculator).

Through enrolling in training courses and studying to pass certification exams, administrators and developers can quickly obtain the skills needed to manage mission-critical cloud deployments.

View the Oracle certifications below to learn more.

Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Just Released! New Courses for March 2014

-Written by the Oracle University Curriculum Team


At Oracle University, we work hard to make sure our training and certification portfolio is current. Our goal is to offer training on our latest product releases, with new courses rolling out every week.

With our all-new monthly round-up of course releases, you'll get a quick summary of our newest courses, along with our hottest upcoming course releases.

Top New Course Releases for March

1.    Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administration
2.    Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware Administration
3.    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Enterprise Manager Management Pack 
4.    Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Performance Tuning Workshop 
5.    Oracle Coherence 12c: Administer and Troubleshoot Clusters 
6.    Oracle BI Applications 11g: Implementation using ODI 
7.    Oracle Linux System Administration
8.    Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration for Experienced UNIX/Linux Administrators
9.    Taleo (TEE): Foundation of Oracle Business Intelligence for Taleo Enterprise
10.  Fusion Applications: HCM Payroll Implementation (US)
11.  Fusion Applications: HCM Security
12.  Fusion Applications: Project Financial Management Implementation
13.  Oracle Policy Modeling Essentials Rel 10.4

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

Explore all of Oracle's training and certifications at education.oracle.com.  Every course we offer can be taken in the classroom or online. Choose your learning method based on your schedule.

View the past round-ups for other recent course releases: February, January

Friday Feb 21, 2014

February 2014 Oracle University Round-Up


If you’re like most of us, you’re interested in finding ways to save money. This month we have released new Oracle Training and Certification packages that can save you up to 20%.

These discount packages are new this month:

We also have many new training courses. Here’s a sampling.

PeopleSoft 9.2 and PeopleTools 8.53 - More Training

We continue to release PeopleSoft and PeopleTools courses to meet your business needs.

Oracle Sales Cloud - New Training Now Available

Prepare your team to implement, customize and reap the benefits of Oracle Sales Cloud applications.

Primavera Unifier (Skire) - New Training On Demand Courses

The following Primavera Unifier (Skire) courses are now available in our Training On Demand format. Get access to courses taught by top Oracle instructors when it fits your schedule - whenever you want, wherever you want.

Siebel - New Open UI Training

Learn how to use the new browser-independent framework to customize Siebel client-side application logic and rendering using standard web development techniques.

New Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Hyperion Training

Oracle Database 12c New Releases

The list of courses for Oracle Database 12c continues to grow. Here are some new courses and an update on certification.

Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administration - learn to use Oracle Data Guard to protect the database against planned and unplanned down times.

Oracle Database 12c Certification

Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professionals (OCP) can upgrade to the new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z1-060). This is an opportunity for candidates certified on earlier versions of the databases to upgrade to the latest version with only one exam.

We look forward to hearing from you in the comments section and hope to see you in class!

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

Oracle University Learning Paths Help You Get Where You’re Going


-Written by the Oracle University Marketing Team

Does figuring out which training course to take sometimes feel like walking through a maze? Any journey goes more smoothly when you know where you're headed.

Oracle University offers learning paths that map to different job roles. These easy-to-follow roadmaps help you decide which training makes the most sense for you now, and for your where you're aiming to go. 

Learning Paths Recommend Specific Courses to Build Your Skill Set

These learning paths help you select a recommended sequence of training courses designed to maximize your skills. As you become more and more proficient and progress down the learning path, you'll acquire a skill set that not only helps you more effectively complete tasks in your daily job; you'll also become more marketable when interviewing for new opportunities

  • Courses early in the learning path cover fundamental concepts and baseline skills.
  • Later courses deep dive into more advanced, expert-level topics.
  • By keeping a learning path in mind as you plan your educational activities, you can easily determine which courses will best meet your requirements based on your current skill level.

Develop Advanced Skills & Create New Career Opportunities

Ready to accelerate your career growth?

Invest time elevating your skill set through training with expert Oracle University instructors. Earn well-respected credentials of expertise through our certification program to stand out to current and future employers.

Explore Oracle University's training and certification offerings today to see which learning path is right for you.

Thursday Jan 30, 2014

PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management Training Now Available

By Jim Vonick, Senior Product Manager, Oracle University

Who Should Consider PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management Training?

If you’re performing an upgrade or a new rollout, proper training should be incorporated into every PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management implementation plan.

Are you part of a project team in charge of implementing PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials for your company? Or perhaps you're a partner implementing for your customer. In either case, investing in focused, hands-on training will maximize the impact of this financial management solution.

Courses vary based on your role in the implementation and ongoing use of the application.

PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial training is designed for these job roles:

  • Configuration or functional implementers -  dedicated business users who will manage the implementation project. They need to understand the business requirements associated with setting up the application.
  • Implementation consultants (Oracle partners)
  • Super users
  • Business analysts
  • Financial reporting apecialists
  • Administrators

When Should You Enroll in PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management Training?

Training is critical at the start of a new implementation. Oracle University courses deep dive into configuration training on the core application modules being implemented. Training should be considered during the planning stages of a project so you can begin to align the expertise within your company, as well as that of any consultants who may be assisting you.

How Will PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management Training Help You?

Enrolling in PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management training courses will help you understand the functionality most relevant to complete your end-to-end business processes; you'll also walk away with the ability to identify any additional development work that may be necessary to customize applications. Furthermore, you'll develop the skills to ensure proper integration between different modules within the overall business process.

Watch this short video to get an overview of all PeopleSoft training. Courses are available for more PeopleSoft Financial Management applications. Accelerated courses, which include content from two courses, are ideal for more experienced team members.

New Features Course:

Functional Training Courses:

 Accelerated Courses:

Ready to ensure a smooth, rapid and successful implementation of your PeopleSoft applications in support of your organization’s financial management processes?

Invest in courses that will teach you step-by-step how to implement, use and maintain your applications. You'll develop a deeper understanding of the application and configuration options to help you make the right implementation decisions for your organization.

Want to Learn More? 

Browse Oracle University's selection of PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management training courses today.

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014

New Performance Tools for Java 7

By Michael Williams, Principal Curriculum Developer

Have you ever wished for an easy way to monitor your application's performance and analyze the application's performance over time? With the release of Java 7 u40, your wish has just come true. 

Two tools are are now bundled with the Java JDK. Both tools have been around for a while as part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, but now have been ported to the Hotspot JVM.

Java Mission Control

Java Mission Control is a live monitoring and analysis tool for Java 7. This tool lets you monitor live data coming from a running JVM. Mission Control has a modern, customizable user interface which allows you to chart only the data you're interested in. In addition, the triggers feature lets you notify specific personnel about key events that occur in your application. Finally, Mission Control can load recordings from Java Flight Recorder for detailed analysis.

Oracle Java Flight Recorder

Oracle Java Flight Recorder is a tool for recording key information about your application over time. Much like an airline flight recorder, Java Flight Recorder stores key telemetry from your application as it runs; it then loads recordings into Mission Control for detailed analysis. Recordings can be run continuously on your applications with minimal impact on performance.

Java Performance Tuning with Mission Control and Flight Recorder Training

Interested in learning more about these tools?

Oracle University has released the new Java Performance Tuning with Mission Control and Flight Recorder course. This course deep dives into Oracle Mission Control and Flight Recorder, along with other interesting performance-related information, including:

  • Details about how garbage collection works in the JVM.
  • A detailed review of the garbage collectors available in Hotspot, including the new G1 garbage collector.
  • Profiling your application using NetBeans and other tools.
  • Detecting and troubleshooting common performance issues like memory leaks and contention issues.
  • Tuning guidelines for each of the Java garbage collectors.

Sound interesting? If so, sign up today! 

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

The Benefits of Digital Training

As the world becomes more and more digital, technology is changing the face of IT education. In the past, students signed up for classes and went to education centers to learn. While today's students can still go to a classroom if they prefer, it's becoming more and more popular to take training on digital devices, including desktops, laptops and tablets. Plus, it's now possible to access lab environments and classroom materials on those same machines.

 “eLearning is considered the ‘primary’ delivery method of IT training for about 45% of enterprises.”

International Data Corporation (IDC)

Digital Learning Advantages

The move to digital training (or eLearning) has many advantages. Students have essentially grown up using computers, so going digital is a simple switch from the traditional classroom. Anytime, anywhere, training fits into a busy schedule and gives students the luxury of making progress at their own rate. Travel is no longer required, helping save time and money. When done right, the move to digital learning provides more people with greater access to the best instruction from top instructors, with content that is fresh, thorough and up to date. 

Three Ways to Go Digital

Oracle University offers our top classroom training courses in digital formats that you can access from your home, office or any convenient location. Choose from three delivery options, depending on your preference: Oracle Training On Demand, Live Virtual Class or Self-Study Courses.

Training On Demand gives you all the benefits of classroom training, including access to hands-on labs, without having to travel or be dependent on course schedules. 

  • Get the complete classroom experience in a streaming video format.
  • Access content as often as you want for 90 days.
  • Learn at your own pace with options to pause, fast forward and replay.
  • Take classes on your own schedule and remotely via mobile devices.
  • Select the lessons you want to view or search for topics to review. 
Live Virtual Class Training brings the best of Oracle University's traditional instructor-led training and labs directly to you via a highly interactive, online learning environment.
  • Delivered by live instructors with full access to lab environments.
  • Classes available in multiple time zones and languages.
  • Extended lab access for 24 hours a day for the duration of the class.
  • Live support available 24 hours a day, before and after class.
  • Can be customized for your business or delivered as one of Oracle University's Private Events.

Self-Study Courses include interactive, multimedia training that you can download.

  • You can access as many times as you wish for an unlimited time. 
  • These courses can also be purchased in multi-course bundles for maximum convenience. 
  • Learn and study anytime, anywhere.

Digital Training Can Help You Become Oracle Certified

Furthermore, qualifying courses taken in the Training On Demand and Live Virtual Class formats satisfy Oracle certification requirements, which makes preparing for your certification exams even easier. Oracle University also offers Certification Discount Packages in these formats.

To save money on high-quality digital training courses delivered to your laptop, phone or tablet, explore a wide variety of Oracle University discount packages today.

-Oracle University Marketing Team

Friday Dec 27, 2013

What Did We Learn this Year? Top 13 Courses of 2013

It was a good year for training at Oracle University.

Customers rallied to courses offered in the convenient, flexible and available-24/7 Training On Demand format. In fact, nearly all of the courses on this list of top sellers are offered via Training On Demand; these courses are also available in other training formats as well, including Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes, Self-Study Courses and Private Events.

Here are the top 13 most popular courses, worldwide, of 2013: 

  1. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I
  2. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
  3. Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning DBA
  4. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
  5. Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
  6. Oracle 11g: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Accelerated
  7. Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop
  8. Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
  9. Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators
  10. Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration
  11. Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
  12. Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications
  13. Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications

We wish you a 2014 filled with learning, job growth and personal success!

-Oracle University Marketing Team

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

Top Reasons to Learn Oracle from Oracle

How much do you know about Oracle University?

Oracle University delivers training and certification not only to Oracle customers, but also to our partners and employees. We're building Oracle expertise inside and outside of Oracle - worldwide.

Oracle University prides itself on delivering best-in-class training content that has been developed in close collaboration with the Oracle product experts, delivering it through expert instructors. Each instructor averages more than 12 years of experience teaching. Their primary goal is to help you become an Oracle expert within your organization. 

Regardless of where you and your teams are in the world, Oracle University can help you build expertise with our unmatched training portfolio. Learn when and where you need to - utilizing Classroom Training, Live Virtual Classes or Training On Demand.

-Kate Jones, Oracle University Marketing

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