Friday May 09, 2014

Oracle University Instructor Insight Preview: Oracle Solaris 11 Training Courses

What can you expect to learn when you enroll in one of Oracle University's top Solaris 11 training courses?

Mike Lanker, an experienced Oracle University instructor with over 30 years of experience, gives you an in depth preview in this Instructor Insights blog post.

Friday May 02, 2014

The Coolest Features Available with Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3 – Are You Using Them?

Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3 brought many new enhancements that make it even easier to use.

We spoke to some of our Oracle University instructors to get their thoughts on which enhancements you’ll find most beneficial.  If you're not currently using these enhancements, now's the time to reap the benefits!

Hyperion Planning

    • Flexible Custom Dimensions allow you to manage members in dimensions distinctly by Plan Type if you desire; so the properties of Account “X” in Plan1 do not have to be the same as in Plan2. The Dimension Editor provides a drop-down to manage members by “All” Plan Types, or one specific plan at a time.
    • New Task List Types, such as Copy Version and Job Console, allow for easier navigation through the system.
    • Task List Dashboard and Report Page allow you to generate Gantt Charts, pie charts and other graphical representations and reports of the Task Lists based on more robust features like Task List Type, Assigned User and Due Dates.
    Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition
    • FDMEE integration with other source systems.
    • “Fish” icon retained – option to replace with custom icon now available.
    • You can have non-contiguous periods in multi-load files.
    • Custom Scripts are now an option; Custom Scripts are mainly used to perform tasks like importing data into auxiliary tables, copying files, sending an email from FDMEE, etc.
    • FDMEE now supports loading ICP transactions into ICT Module.
    • Ability to validate target members from mapping tables.
    Data Relationship Management
    • The Data Governance functionality, now covered in this course, allows a broad group of people to "propose" changes to hierarchies and go through a process of reviewing, checking and approving changes.  
    • Dynamic Scripting - you can now choose between traditional formula expressions using DRM native functions, or developing java script formulas for derived properties and validation rules in DRM. 
    Financial Reporting
    • The new print engine that does not require a 3rd party PDF generator product like Adobe or GhostScript.
    • Users now have the ability to format annotation text.
    Hyperion Financial Management
    • Select members from drop-down list in Data Forms.
    • Open data grids in Smart View.
    • Improvements to the POV: POV settings are now “sticky.” Reorder and hide dimensions in the POV bar for grids and forms. Define which dimension follow user POV in grids.

    Oracle University now offers courses for Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3 to help you make the most of these new features:

    •    Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create Rules Using Calc Mgr(11.1.2.3) – Coming Soon!
    •    Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management EE Administration (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2 Administration (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Essbase 11.1.2: Calculate Block Storage Databases (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2 for Planning (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (11.1.2.3)
    •    Oracle Hyperion PSPB 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications (11.1.2.3) – Coming Soon!

    -Oracle University Enterprise Performance Management Training Delivery Team

    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.

    Monday Apr 28, 2014

    New Oracle University Courses for April 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 April

    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. 

    View past blog entries for other recent courses releases:  March, February, January 

    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!

    Thursday Apr 17, 2014

    Utilize Oracle Linux – A High Performance Operating System


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

    Oracle Linux is a high-performance operating system.  It is free to download and distribute, and includes source code, binaries, patches and updates.

    The code has been optimized for database servers and is used in the following Oracle systems:

    Enroll in Oracle Linux System Administration Training

    Oracle University provides industry-leading training courses and certification exams to help you develop and validate the skills that hiring managers are seeking.

    Through hands-on training with expert Oracle University instructors, you'll gain the knowledge to deliver extreme performance, advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems.

    • UNIX and Linux Essentials training designed for users and administrators who are new to the Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Linux operating systems. This course will help you develop the basic UNIX skills to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system.
    • Oracle Linux System Administration training comes in multiple modalities. This course covers a range of skills including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, preparing the system for the Oracle Database, monitoring and troubleshooting.
    • Oracle Linux Advanced Administration training  helps you become more knowledgeable about many of Oracle Linux’s advanced features and functionally.

    Preview New Oracle Linux System Administration TOD Training

    Looking to gain an edge over your peers in a competitive job market?

    Pursuing Oracle Linux Certifications will help you stand out in the crowd. Not only will you learn how to implement and administer the Oracle Linux Operating System; you'll also demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning and increase your chances of being hired.

    Get started today!

    Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

    How Do I Identify which Virtualization Technologies I Need?


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

    At Oracle, the answer to this question really depends on what your goals are.  Each virtualization technology provides key components to build a complete cloud infrastructure and help you deploy your business applications to the cloud.

    So how do you identify which virtualization technologies you need?

    Get Started:

    1. Identify what your most demanding needs are for creating a dynamic data center.
    2. Then review our list of courses to see how you can develop expertise in Server, Network and Desktop Virtualization technologies.

    Enrolling in training courses through Oracle University will expand your understanding of these technologies. Our expert instructors not only review the course material; they also help answer questions you might have about your own environment.

    Featured Training: Server Virtualization

    Oracle Virtualization Certification

    Passing the Oracle VM 2.0 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification exam signifies that you're a professional who is skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle VM technologies. Studying to earn this certification will help you develop the following skills, which are highly valued in the job marketplace:

    -Installing and Configuring Oracle VM Server

    -Understanding the Oracle VM Agent and Oracle VM Manager

    -Leveraging Oracle VM Templates

    This Oracle certification exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

    For more information about the Oracle certification program, visit our newly redesigned Oracle Certification website.

    Thursday Apr 10, 2014

    New Oracle University Certification Web Store - Now Live!

    Oracle University is excited to announce the launch of the redesigned Oracle Certification Web Store!

    Take a few of our new pages for a test drive to see what you think:

    What can you expect to see?

    With the global launch of this new and improved certification web store, enjoy a simplified user experience that helps you find certification vouchers and training courses quickly and easily.

    Get validation that certifications are a good investment by viewing our new salary survey page with feedback from real students who have become Oracle Certified.

    You'll also have access to new, in depth information about the benefits of adding an Oracle Certification to your skill set within a more modern, interactive design. Below, you'll find a few samples of what our new store offers: 

    Search for certifications using our new exam finder


    Access quick links that make it easier to find what you need

    Learn more about how certifications can elevate your career

    Browse all of our certifications in just a few clicks

    Get easy access to tools that help you prepare to pass your exam

    These are just a few examples of the new features we've launched. As always, we welcome your feedback. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

    Get started today by exploring what our new Oracle certification web store has to offer! 

    Friday Apr 04, 2014

    2014 Looks Bright for Oracle DBAs, Developers and Analysts

    We know it.  You know it.  The IT landscape is going through a lot of change. As a result, hiring managers are on the hunt for new talent who can support this transformation.

    According to a recent survey by Robert Half International, CIOs are more optimistic about hiring in 2014 than they were in 2013.


    Source: Robert Half International

    This is good news, especially for individuals who have the skills that hiring managers are seeking.  

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for DBAs to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022; Oracle DBAs in particular appear to be well positioned. 

    John Reed of Robert Half International observed that “the market for Oracle DBAs is strong right now and I would anticipate it would at least maintain that level if not increase in values over the next 12 to 18 months.”

    Research from Foote Partners also supports the growth for DBAs as well as developers and analysts. David Foote stated that in 2014 “the winners will be database developers, architects, analysts and technical specialists, especially if they know Apache HBase, NoSQL or prescriptive tools and analytics.”

    Cloud Architects, Solution Architects, Administrators & Integrators in High Demand

    No surprise that demand continues to rise for cloud architects, solution architects, administrators and integrators.  And the growth of mobile devices continues to generate demand for experienced and certified mobile developers.

    Salary trends in the US also support good growth for these hot jobs:


    Take a closer look at what’s hot in some of these recent industry reports:

    •    2014 Salary Guide from Robert Half International
    •    8 hot IT skills for 2014
    •    Which Tech Jobs Will Win, Which Will Lose in 2014
    •    Increasing Demand for Oracle DBAs
    •    8 Hot IT Jobs for 2014
    •    Dice.com December 2013: Special Edition, Hiring Survey

    •    Hot IT Job Skills in 2014: Mobile, Web Development and Big Data 

    Oracle University Offers Flexible Training & Certification Options

    If you're thinking about making a career change, now may be the time. Brush up your skills with Oracle training.

    Short on time? Take advantage of the flexibility of Training On Demand or Self-Study Courses. To gain an edge in the job market, validate your expertise by studying to earn an Oracle Certification in Oracle Database, PL/SQL, SQL or Java.

    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

    Thursday Mar 13, 2014

    Top 10 Oracle Certifications and How to Earn Them

    As 2014 swings into full gear, we're continuing to see a rising demand for skilled Oracle professionals in the job market. 

    Whether you're an Oracle DBA or a Java developer, you should know that your skills are highly sought after! Certification is one proven way for professionals like you to validate your knowledge and gain credibility that will lead to better opportunities. 

    And with the increasing demand for Oracle DBAs and Java Developers, we're also seeing a rise in the related Oracle Certifications. See for yourself in our top 10 certification list below.


    Top 10 Oracle Certifications Worldwide*

    1.    Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Associate
    2.    Java SE 7 Programmer Certified Professional
    3.    Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional
    4.    Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert
    5.    Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate
    6.    Oracle Database 11g: Administrator Certified Associate
    7.    Oracle Database 11g: Administrator Certified Professional
    8.    Oracle Database 10g: Administrator Certified Associate
    9.    Oracle Database 10g: Administrator Certified Professional
    10.  Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional – One of our fastest growing!

    Recommended Resources to Prepare for an Oracle Certification Exam

    • Test your knowledge with Kaplan SelfTest Practice Exams: empower yourself to put your best foot forward on exam day. 
    • Take the Recommended Training: ensure you have the knowledge you need, along with hands-on experience.  
    • Refresh Your Skills with our Exam Prep Seminar: take our exam prep seminars to refresh your existing knowledge prior to taking the exam.

    If you would benefit from training, consider a Certification Discount Package and save up to 20%.

    • Includes the training course, plus a certification exam voucher that you have up to 12 months to use.  ePractice exams are also included in many of our packages.
    • If you need a refresher on the exam topics, choose from standard training packages or Exam Prep Seminar packages.
    • Available in Classroom, Live Virtual Class, Training On Demand and Self-Study formats.
    • New packages have just been released for Oracle Database 12c, MySQL 5.6, Exadata Administration, Oracle Database Cloud.

    View all resources, a list of available testing centers, FAQs and more at certification.oracle.com.

    *Data based on exams delivered in past 6 months. Credentials not listed in order.

    Friday Mar 07, 2014

    Equip Yourself with Oracle Database 12c Security Training


    By Diana Gray, Snr. Product Marketing Manager

    With more than 500 new features, Oracle Database 12c is designed to give Oracle customers exactly what they’ve told us they need for cloud computing, big data, security and availability.

    Why Oracle Database Security?

    With Oracle, customers can deploy reliable data security solutions that require no changes to existing applications, saving time and money.  

    From the outset, Oracle has delivered the industry's most advanced technology to safeguard data at the source - the database. Oracle provides a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats and enable regulatory compliance for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

    Oracle's powerful preventative and detective security controls include database activity monitoring and blocking, privileged user and multi-factor access control, data classification and discovery, transparent data encryption, consolidated auditing and reporting, secure configuration management and data masking.

    Enroll in Oracle Database 12c: Security Training

    In this NEW Oracle Database 12c: Security training course, discover how you can use Oracle Database features to meet the security, privacy and compliance requirements of your organization as you learn to:

    • Configure strong authentication for database users using PKI and Kerberos.
    • Control data access using virtual private database and Oracle Label Security.
    • Analyze application privileges and reduce the attack surface using Oracle Database Vault Privilege Analysis.
    • Reduce risk of data exposure using Oracle Advanced Security Data Redaction, Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Data Masking,
    • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
    • Configure network encryption to protect information in transit.
    • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
    • Protect against application bypass using Oracle Database Vault Realms.

    Questions or comments about Oracle Database 12c Security Training? We'd love to hear from you in the comments section below. 

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