Oracle Looks To Augment Talent Pool and Close Skills Gap by Offering Free Training for Program

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

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Austin-based Oracle has announced it is making its learning curriculum available for free for users worldwide. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and OCI certification* testing is a new program designed for all skill levels and various IT roles. The program will offer learners access to all OCI courses, delivered digitally, on-demand, and available in 13 languages. Oracle also announced it will make Oracle Autonomous Database and other certification exams free for a limited time.

As a result of continued consumer growth for OCI, Oracle has increased its investment in programs to lend support to customers and augment access to relevant, hands-on cloud training and get the most from Oracle Cloud.

"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," Damien Carey, senior vice president, Oracle University said in a press release.

"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 maximize the value of their Oracle Cloud investment."

Customers will be able to benefit from free OCI, Oracle Autonomous Database, and other certifications available exclusively from Oracle University through December 31, 2021, and free OCI digital training available on an ongoing basis.

Through Oracle’s new training program, users will gain valuable cloud expertise applicable to any industry, enabling them to enhance their value and improve career growth potential. The free training and certification will also help expand the IT talent pool, offering greater ease for acquiring or developing skilled professionals needed for innovation.

For more information, visit the Oracle press release via PR Newswire/Cision.