There's nothing like the advice of a local when you're navigating new territory, so take a moment to see what Firuze Ciftci of Dow Chemical has to say when it comes to the Oracle Content Marketing Smart Start, something she now knows well from her own experience.



Nora O'Leary-Roseberry: How did the Oracle Content Marketing Smart Start help you get started?


Firuze Ciftci: They (the courses) made me clearly understand how it (the tool) can support us. It was helpful to have an idea about the tool and what it can do and how it can do it.


Nora O'Leary-Roseberry: What did you like best about the courses?


Firuze Ciftci: They were really engaging and exploratory. The graphics and the way they put everything in a story made me understand it more clearly and kept me engaged in the sessions. Michael Kirsner-Oracle (the trainer) also really enjoys the trainings so it's hard to get bored, you really learn about the tool and enjoy the training.


Nora O'Leary-Roseberry: What would you say to someone at the beginning of the implementation process?


Firuze Ciftci: Start with the Smart Start trainings and build your knowledge upon the exercises in the tool. Explore as much as you can, create fictional scenarios to work on. Keep informed about enhancements because there are a lot of enhancements being done by the team, it's good to follow and keep yourself updated about the releases and new features in the tool because it's evolving so fast. Exploration within the tool is really beneficial for building knowledge from the Smart Start trainings.


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