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From: RONALD BICH Owner <ronaldjbich@q.com>
Subject: [misc] Re: Looking for Available Training
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Date: Wed Jan 13 08:03:43 2016

I wanted to thank Tim for the reminder on the OTN session at TD2013!   This is a great deal.


One more question for folks out there.   I am seriously considering taking the Oracle Java SE 6 Associate Certification Value Package at a cost of about $1100 for the self study course which includes the following:

  • ePractice: Java Standard Edition 5 and 6, Certified Associate Exam (QUANTITY: 1)
  • Java EE Platform Overview for Managers Self-Study Course (QUANTITY: 1)
  • OU Java, Solaris, and other Sun Technology Retake Exam eVoucher (QUANTITY: 1)
  • Fundamentals of the Java Programming Language, Java SE 6, Self-Study Course (QUANTITY: 1)
  • For anyone out there that has taken this certification I would appreciate your feedback.  Also for any hiring managers out there I would appreciate your feedback on whether or not you consider a certificate in your hiring decisions.  


    One last item for any Oracle employees and/or associates dealing with Oracle OTN, are you aware of any available discounts for taking certifications that I may qualify for?   Being unemployed my funds are limited so I want to direct them towards a positive outcome and thought it wouldn't hurt to ask if there were any discounts available.


    Thanks everyone for your help, it is very much appreciated!



    From: "RONALD BICH Owner" <ronaldjbich@q.com>
    To: "Misc" <misc@rmoug.org>, "Techies Mail" <techies@rmoug.org>
    Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:15:58 PM
    Subject: Looking for Available Training

    I am looking into adding to my skills to increase my marketability on the job market as a developer.   Two areas that I have noticed that are in demand on the job market is Java and ADF.   So I wanted to run some questions by everyone on the RMOUG Misc and Tech list to get some help from my professional peers on getting training.  


    Below I have a couple of questions, rather then polute both of these email lists with responses can you please send your responses to my email ronaldjbich@q.com.   For anyone else that may be interested in copies of the responses I get you can send me your email and I will forward them to you.


    Thanks for your help.




    There appear to be a lot of jobs asking for both Java and ADF experience so I am targeting training on both of these technologies.  However any suggestions on other technology skills that are in demand on the job market with quick training and at reasonable cost that I could obtain in the next month would be greatly appreciated.


    1) Are there certifications available for training in both Java and ADF?

       a) if so what is the associated cost and do they improve your marketability?


    2) Can anyone recommend where to get great training at a reasonable cost?  (I am currently unemployed so I hope to maximize both)

    Training can be local here or online and would need to be obtainable in the next month as I hope to be employed soon.

    Specificly I am looking for training that would start at an entry level for an experienced Oracle UI/Database Developer.   Specific skills I have are listed below:

       5+ years in Forms, Reports, PL/SQL, TOAD, SQL

       1 - 2 years in Financials, Designer, Data Warehousing, SQL Developer, Discern Visual Developer, HTML/CSS, JSP, and other misc areas