Getting access to a rich library of resources is sure to magnify your marketing efforts and introduce you to new and innovative ways to utilize the technology available. It's important to make sure you are taking advantage of everything available so you can maximize the time you spend learning! Here are a few of the offerings to ensure you explore!
Oracle Marketing Cloud applications follow a quarterly release schedule signified by the year and quarter. For example, the release for the first quarter of 2019 is the 19A release, while the release for the second quarter of 2019 is the 19B release.
The Oracle Marketing Cloud education teams work closely with Product Development teams to provide training that helps end-users stay up-to-date with all changes and enhancements to the application. Make sure you're always visiting the subscription around release time to stay in-the-know!
Learning paths are collections of content, often presented in a suggested order, tied to a specific goal. Make sure to check out the offered learning paths in your subscription to guide you toward a personalized learning experience!
Live Virtual Classes
As long as your organization has the LVC + Digital pass, your subscription includes the option to attend classes with a live, expert instructor. These classes provide the ability to ask questions in real time, get hands-on experience with demonstrations and exercises led by the instructor, and network with industry peers. It's also a great idea to sign-up for classes at the same time with your coworkers, and use it as an opportunity to explore new features and advanced marketing techniques together!
To sign-up for a live virtual class:
- Filter by Live Virtual Class (LVC) under the Display By section.
- Select a course you are interested in.
- Click the Attend a Live Event button in the upper left, select a date and time you prefer, and click Enroll.
All courses that are taught as live virtual classes are also recorded, so that you can watch them on your time if you can't make a class. To ensure you get the same hands-on experience as attending the live virtual classes, you also have the option of reserving a lab environment and practicing the exercises while you watch the course. To sign up for a lab, simply click the Lab button in the Resources section. Labs are always supported by exercise guides, which are accessible via the Student Guides button.
Accreditations and Certifications
Included in your subscription is the chance to pursue two types of recognitions - accreditations (e.g. the Eloqua Master or Eloqua Luminary) and certifications (e.g. Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service 2019 Implementation Essentials).
Accreditations, like the Eloqua Master, enable marketers to demonstrate their proficiency with the application. Each year, subscribers can take the required training and pass the associated exam to earn a badge, which can then be added to collateral, like LinkedIn or a resume, to signify their achievement and skill with the application.
Included in the cost of the subscription is a first free attempt at the certification exam, along with correlated content to prepare for the exam. To learn more about the benefits of Oracle Certification and the process for taking your exam, visit the Certification homepage on the Oracle University website.
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