Since January of this year, I have been involved in Oracle’s Fresh Talent program, featuring other Oracle partners from around Europe and a team of specialists who have been walking us through Oracle Cloud and preparing us for the Oracle training paths exams.
I am pleased to say I have just passed the first exam Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2020 Certified Associate. This exam explores the terminology and core concepts of Oracle’s Cloud platform. The fresh talent course has given me an excellent understanding of the above, both through presentations and hands-on labs which explore the key concepts using the Oracle’s Free tier cloud account.
I found the online sessions, Q&A and hands-on labs provided by the Fresh Talent course a much easier way to ingest the information then the stand-alone videos provided by Oracle. A key help for me was working through some of the past questions with the course to see not only what the correct answers are, but also why they are the correct answer and why the other answers are incorrect. This deeper dive into the exam material really helped me to not just remember the information, but also understand it.
This is only the first step and there are further examinations ahead along further sessions with Fresh Talent to assist with those examinations. I look forward progressing further.