Back to School
By Tim Dexter-Oracle on May 20, 2008
Theres a new version of the Enterprise release training now available, its a 3 day instructor led course, looks pretty good if you're just starting out with BIP.
There is also the 5 day E Business Suite course being run all over the place, fancy a trip to Alaska? I hear Anchorage is a great place to visit. Alternatively pack the kids and get to Orlando, they can check out the mouse while you use your nouse!
There is also the PeopleSoft training course for XMLP
Its a one day affair but boy do they pack stuff in for it - I mentioned it in more detail here. You can also study from the comfort of an armchair at home using the CD-ROM option.
Last but not least is the JD Edwards training
Its a self study course rather than instructor led but again looks to be good. I have also heard rumor of hands-on labs for JDE XMLP at OpenWorld this year - more news as I get it.
All the courses are introductions to the various flavors of XMLP/BIP, I have no doubt that there will be a Siebel CRM course coming soon. But thats it, introductions to get from a 'noob' to an intermediate but no further, after that its time to hit the docs and the forums for answers. I did enquire as to the possibility of an Advanced class but its a no no ... historically they have not been worth it for OU, just could not get the numbers of folks to fill the classes.
I have talked about doing a regular 'public' session on XMLP/BIP where we can take things a bit further and look at more advanced features, case studies, etc but you guys are just too quiet - I got maybe one or two emails saying 'yes please!' - any one else out there interested?
If you cant email then get over the mix.oracle.com and click - they are currently allowing you to vote for or suggest sessions for OOW08. I have posted the idea of providing an 'Advanced Publisher Techniques' session but its currently languishing in 50-60th place - get over there and vote for it - https://mix.oracle.com/ideas/27984-advanced-techniques-for-bi-publisher
Even if we dont get to the top we can maybe do a session in the 'unconference' on some of the more advanced stuff or maybe one of you could, I'll stand at the back and clap and cheer loudly!