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In the 1990s, the Internet changed everything

In this decade, cloud computing is doing the same. From business processes to security requirements to computing practices, organizations are transforming–and they’re transforming quickly. Flexibility, agility, and scalability are key words for systems and for employees.

A recent IDC study predicted nearly 14 million cloud computing jobs would be created worldwide between 2011 and 2015. Demand for cloud computing experts continues to far outstrip supply, creating a huge opportunity for students who develop the right skills. The best students will do more than that; to become tomorrow’s leaders, they will become agile, adept learners and cloud innovators.

What’s Happening?

Private cloud? Public cloud? Hybrid cloud? Saas, PaaS, IaaS? What does it all really mean, and what does it all mean for what you need to know? Explore upcoming Oracle Academy events supporting cloud learning, and gain the latest insights into the world of cloud computing.


Solid foundational skills and knowledge are critical to adaptability. People who boast demonstrated skills and a strong understanding of Java programming and database computing will thrive in traditional on-premise computing environments and in the cloud. Oracle Academy courses in Java, database design, and SQL and PL/SQL programming provide this foundational knowledge.


Hands on access to technology is critical to developing computing and programming skills, and the advent of cloud computing makes this access easier–you get updated, supported, maintained environments to work in without a lot of system administration work. What better way to learn about cloud computing than to work in the cloud?

As Oracle Academy members, individuals and institutions have access to fully hosted and managed Oracle Application Express (APEX) environments. APEX is a feature of the Oracle Database that enables users to design, develop and deploy database-driven applications using only a web browser. You can focus on your project because many development tasks are managed for you–like security, authentication, session state management and more–and you can share your application by simply providing your project URL.

Learning Resources

For Individual members interested in self-study and for educators who wish to leverage a flipped classroom model, Oracle Academy offers engaging learning resources that offer insight into cloud computing.

Oracle Academy’s Ask the Oracle Experts series offers insights into a variety of technology topics, including cloud computing. By listening to a combination of hour-long webcasts and shorter podcasts which are archived for download and on-demand learning, students and educators alike can explore topics like the Oracle social cloud, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and more. Ask the Oracle Experts is a monthly series, and webcasts are recorded live. We invite you to join us!

Additionally, Oracle offers a wide variety of cloud computing resources. Resources we’d especially like to highlight for academic learners include:

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