Oracle has recently announced that it is offering free access to its online cloud courses and cloud certifications while several employees are expected to be in during coronavirus lockdown. This database company aims to help IT professionals gain highly sought after skills during this coronavirus pandemic lockdown which is enforcing remote or reduced working.
The courses and certifications, offered by Oracle, will cover cloud infrastructure and autonomous databases and will be available for people until 15 May. Users can also access Oracle Single-Sign-On account, which is also free and can have access to seven learning paths by Oracle.
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Additionally, Oracle is offering its users, developers, technical professionals, architects, students and professors access to more than 50 hours of online training and six certification exams.
Raghu Viswanathan, the VP of education products and delivery at Oracle University said, “As our customers adapt to a rapidly evolving digital landscape, Oracle is stepping up its efforts to help build critical technical cloud skills they need to ramp up innovation.”
He further added, “We believe that certifications help professionals develop in-demand skills, shorten turnaround times for customer projects, enhance their expertise and advance their careers while improving their overall job performance.”
The free access offered by Oracle will combine an extensive library of materials for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and autonomous database, as well as will cover topics like machine learning, data science and multi-cloud environments.
Besides, the company is offering access to high-quality video content produced by experts. These will include recorded demos of hands-on labs and machine learning translations for languages, which will be available anywhere and anytime.
Apart from Oracle, other tech companies are providing similar offers and services for free during this coronavirus lockdown, in an effort, change the way we live and work. Microsoft has also offered its teams a free service to the NHS and RingVPN, which has made the first 90 days of its service free of charge.