New Training Resources Help Partners Leverage Oracle Database 11g to Expand Their Businesses
Partners across the globe are ready to leverage new Oracle Database 11g partner enablement programs to help them to innovate solutions and services faster to further grow their businesses. Nearly 300 Oracle partners, across various partner segments, participated in the Oracle Database 11g beta program and are touting manageability and change assurance, grid consolidation, Oracle Real Application Testing and information life cycle management, as well as the additional resources that will help them continue to innovate at a rapid pace.
Resources for Partners
The foundation for partners’ success with Oracle is Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), a worldwide partner ecosystem of more than 19,500 companies, a management portal, an interaction center for partner support, and a global business program. As a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, partners have access to development, education, support, sales and marketing resources, as well as specialized Product Focus Areas and Initiatives to streamline their enablement on Oracle products and facilitate go-to-market opportunities, market expansion, and revenue growth. Membership in the Database Product Focus Area provides easy access to the most current information, tools and resources available to facilitate incorporating Oracle Database 11g and associated options in third-party solutions.
“We’ve worked closely with Oracle Development to ensure that a host of partner education and enablement programs for Oracle Database 11g are immediately available to our partner community, ” said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Oracle. “A combination of online resources and physical events, including seminars, provides an introduction to new capabilities as well as deep technical training to help partners understand how to leverage these new features to drive more innovation into their solutions and services.”
Oracle Database 11g Partner Enablement Programs Available Now
To support the growing partner ecosystem around Oracle Database 11g, several enablement opportunities are available immediately for Oracle PartnerNetwork members.
Oracle University Training Courses: Oracle University courses that provide training on the new functionality in Oracle Database 11g are now available in all geographic regions. OPN members receive a 25 percent discount off standard rates. Visit oracle.com/education for details.
Introductory Webcast Series: A webcast series entitled “Start Selling Oracle Database 11g” will be available for partners beginning July 18th. The same classes offered to Oracle internal sales teams, these sessions will be offered live and on demand to partners. Partners can register for this series on the Education page under Featured Training on the Oracle PartnerNetwork Portal at http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com/.
Oracle Database 11g Worldwide Partner Readiness Roadshow Series: In person, 2-day sales and pre-sales technical training sessions, delivered by the Oracle Platform Technology Solutions organization, are scheduled around the world to quickly bring partners up-to-date on the latest innovations available with Oracle Database 11g. A schedule of dates and locations for these events can be found on the Event Calendar on the Oracle PartnerNetwork Portal at http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com/.
Guided Learning Paths and Assessments: New Guided Learning Paths for Oracle Database 11g will be available in September to assist partners in determining what training is needed for an individual’s specific role and focus area. Assessments test an individual’s knowledge of the course material to help ensure the partner staff is enabled in the product area.
“Oracle Database 11g is proving to be particularly valuable to our partners, as they look to drive new, secure and compliant applications faster into the market,” said Willie Hardie, vice president, Database Product Marketing at Oracle. “Oracle Database 11g provides an excellent opportunity for our partners to take advantage of new capabilities like Oracle Real Application Testing, Total Recall and Advanced Compression and maintain a competitive advantage in their solutions and services.”
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