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Oracle offers free training and certification for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle has announced it will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ( OCI ) training and OCI certification testing for free globally .

The new programme includes Oracle ’ s entire expert-created OCI learning curriculum for all skill levels and various IT roles . Through this programme , learners have access to all OCI courses , delivered digitally , on-demand and available in 13 languages . Oracle is also offering Oracle Autonomous Database and other certification exams free for a limited time .
Organisations are increasingly choosing to run their mission-critical workloads on OCI because of its ability to run any cloud workload with faster migration , lower cost to operate and on a more secure , globally available platform . As OCI customer adoption continues to grow , Oracle has increased investment in programmes that provide support to customers and increase access to relevant , hands-on cloud skills training to help them get the most out of the Oracle Cloud .
Oracle ’ s new training programme enables people to gain valuable cloud expertise that can be applied to any industry , enabling them to enhance their value and grow their careers .
“ Throughout the pandemic , we ’ ve seen the IT skills gap become wider and more prominent than ever before due to our heightened reliance on high-tech and cloud skills . This gap not only impacts the people looking for meaningful careers but also companies seeking qualified professionals ,” said Damien Carey , Senior Vice President , Oracle University . “ By providing free training on arguably the fastest growing cloud technology in the industry , Oracle is helping individuals build the skills they need for successful careers and making it easier than ever for our customers to maximise the value of their Oracle Cloud investment .”
Oracle ’ s new programme will include :
• Access to the entire digital OCI training catalogue which includes courses for all levels and multiple roles , accessible anytime and anywhere with 13 languages supported
• Hands-on labs through the Oracle Cloud free tier to enable practice in a live environment
• An end-to-end Oracle certification experience – from preparation courses and practice exams to testing and credentialing
• Live sessions taught by Oracle experts who cover best practices and provide personalised feedback
• Career resources to support those who are seeking new job opportunities
• Free OCI , Oracle Autonomous Database and other certifications will be available exclusively from Oracle University through December 31st , 2021 . p
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