Month: July 2018

Webinar Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Migrating to AWS Aurora, Monitoring AWS Aurora with PMM

Migrating to AWS Aurora

Please join Autodesk’s Senior DevOps Engineer, Sanjeet Deshpande, Autodesk’s Senior Database Engineer, Vineet Khanna, and Percona’s Sr. MySQL DBA, Tate McDaniel as they present Migrating to AWS Aurora, Monitoring AWS Aurora with PMM on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, at 5:00 PM PDT (UTC-7) / 8:00 PM EDT (UTC-4). Amazon Web Services (AWS) Aurora is one […]

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Stay Up-to-Date with Oracle Certification

Stay informed with newly released exams, get information on current promotions, and learn about new program announcements. Here is what’s currently featured!

 

New Exams and Certifications

NEW MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator | 1Z0-888: Passing this exam proves your ability to install and optimize MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases.

Java EE 7 Application Developer | 1Z0-900: The Oracle Java EE 7 Application Developer exam validates programming capability to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7. Be the first to become certified and prove you have what it takes to develop and deploy applications using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7.

The certification path has been streamlined, removing prerequisites that could have been a barrier to pursue this certification.

Oracle Database Advanced PL/SQL | 1Z0-148: Passing the exam validates your knowledge of subjects such as complex datatypes, dynamic cursors, external procedures, security features and considerations, and performance related features such as caching, parallel execution and profiling.

This exam is an updated version of Oracle Database 12c: Advanced PL/SQL. This version is not tied to a specific version of Oracle Database. Removing the version from this exam and certification title better aligns with the SQL certification track and modern defined job role.
 

Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Associate | 1Z0-937: The Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2018 Associate exam is designed for Cloud Content and Experience professionals who possess expertise implementing Cloud solutions. This certification validates understanding of the Content and Experience services and capacity to configure them. Up-to-date training and hands-on experience supporting or leading C&E implementations, or equivalent practice is recommended. This exam is available to all candidates.

Explore all Oracle Certifications.

NEW Learning Subscriptions – Integrated Training and Certification
 

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Upcoming Webinar Tuesday, 7/31: Using MySQL for Distributed Database Architectures

Distributed Database Architectures

Please join Percona’s CEO, Peter Zaitsev as he presents Using MySQL for Distributed Database Architectures on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4). Register Now   In modern data architectures, we’re increasingly moving from single-node design systems to distributed architectures using multiple nodes – often spread across multiple […]

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Oracle Certification Provides Ian Baugaard Lifelong Opportunity to Learn and Improve

Written by Ian Baugaard

My certification journey began way back in 2002, two years after I finished my tertiary education and was driven largely by a desire to improve my skills and give me the ability to set myself apart from the crowd in the career market.

On a side note, the latter objective has (over time) become less important than the former. Nonetheless, the fact that I had achieved the Oracle 9i Database Certified Professional certification definitely played a role in me landing my dream job at the largest (and best) telecommunications company in South Africa.

Related:  Shang Shibo Achieves Amazing Results With OCM After First Doubting Its Value

As I went on upgrading my certification to 10g and then 11g, it became clear that the true value of certification was in expanding our horizons by showing just how little one really knows! Technology changes. It’s a fact of life and if we keep on doing things the way they’ve always been done, we stagnate and stop growing. Several features which were exposed during the preparation of the exams have subsequently been implemented in the workplace.

Finally I was left with the ultimate test, the Oracle Database Certified Master exam…a combination of skill, preparation and how well one copes under the pressured gaze of Father Time. There were all sorts of the horror stories lying in wait, from those who have long since disappeared because of NDA violations, but they just fuelled the fire. After two gruelling days, I awaited the final result for three weeks…nervous because I thought I had tried to be too smart for my own doing. My results were positive, much to my relief. It truly is the pinnacle certification for any Oracle Database professional and I cannot recommend it highly enough as a test of yourself and your abilities.

Related: Liu Denfeng Gives Advice on Beginning Your Own Exciting Journey to OCM Certification

Over the next 18 months I continued the path to learn more and more about the various new features in Oracle Database 12c, focusing on RAC, Oracle GoldenGate and Dataguard. I will also say that I failed the latter examination on first attempt. I did not have the training material and built my own course from the online documentation as represented by the exam objectives. This was no excuse, as the current structure of examinations provide an excellent balance of what the documentation says and putting you in real-world scenarios where you have to apply yourself to the situation presented. And ultimately it presented me with another learning opportunity, which I dutifully grabbed and passed on the second attempt. And it doesn’t stop there. The drive into the cloud is gaining momentum and along with Oracle Database 18c, there are many more unknown paths to venture down and learn from!

So in closing, certification most definitely has value. It’s so much more than the PDF produced upon completion. It’s an opportunity to learn and improve oneself and that is a journey we should all constantly be on. I’ll end off with a quote from our former president Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Let’s all change the world in our own small way…

Create YOUR Oracle Certification success story!

Great Tips for Passing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Architect Certification

I recently spoke with Gregory Hyman, Principal Program Manager – Certification from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team.  He’s posted some great tips on LinkedIn and the Oracle.com Blog that I want to share.

Prepare to Pass the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Associate Architect certification (1Z0-932)

Check out Greg’s tips here:

Integrated Online Learning and Certification – Train and test where you are and on your schedule

Did you know the new Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Learning Subscription provides your exam for FREE? 

Or Already Ready to Test? 

  • Join the more than 2 million who have earned an Oracle Certification digital badge! 
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Here’s my post back in March announcing the two new OCI exams, highlighting their difference.

Choose the certification for you; Classic or Bare Metal: 

An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Associate Architect  (1Z0-337) has the knowledge required to specify, architect, implement applicable Oracle Infrastructure as a Service services/solutions. Certified individuals are able to explain, deploy, configure, and utilize Oracle Infrastructure as a Service. This certification covers topics such as: the Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solution, Service Subscription, Compute Cloud and Dedicated Compute Cloud Service Deployment, and more.

An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Associate Architect  (1Z0-932) possesses strong foundation knowledge in architecting infrastructure using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. It validates deep understanding of OCI services to spin up infrastructure. Topics include: Cloud computing concepts (HA, DR, Security), regions, availability domains, OCI terminology and services, networking, databases, load balancing, IAM, DNS, FASTCONNECT, VPN, Compartments.

Did you know the new Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Learning Subscription provides 24×7 all Digital Training + Certification Learning Paths that Include both exams for FREE?  Or click here to purchase your exam voucher.  Join the more than 2 million who have earned an Oracle Certification digital badge!  

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Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.16-2.14 Is Now Available

MongoRocks

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.4.16-2.14 on July 27, 2018. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. Percona Server for MongoDB is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 3.4 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 3.4 protocols and drivers. […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 46: OSCON Recap, Google Site Reliability Workbook

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community. OSCON happened last week and was incredible. It is true there was less of a database focus, and a lot more topics covered. In fact, you’d have found it hard to find database content. There was […]

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