When it debuted in early November, Oracle's Solaris 11 promised to mark a turning point in the company's Unix-based operating systems, which had not undergone an extensive overhaul in almost a decade. But, while it presented a big change to the companies that use this database software, it also meant that those looking to secure jobs working with this Oracle would need to undergo further training.
On November 29, Oracle followed up the unveiling of Solaris 11 by announcing training and certification programs aimed at helping IT professionals prepare for the changes. The company also used the platform of this press release to tout the software's new features. For example, Oracle says Solaris 11 will allow its customers faster access to cloud computing services and change how applications can be run in these modes – applications can be run in public, private or hybrid modes.
According to the company, the training courses that will be offered through Oracle University will include an up-to-date curriculum for new applicants, along with refresher courses that will serve the needs of system administrators that are experienced operators of the Solaris 10 system.
Despite the challenges of this education process, the company remains upbeat about how Solaris 11 will affect businesses.
"Solaris 11 is a great upgrade opportunity for our channel partners," Charlie Boyle, a senior director of Solaris product marketing, in an interview with IT news source CRN.
As a result, novice individuals that are looking to become an Oracle certified associate in Solaris may benefit by taking classes that can prepare them to quickly pass their exams so that they start applying for jobs in the workforce.