Over 42,000 Oracle professionals certified in India

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 30 August 2007, 19:30 IST
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Hyderabad: As part of its ongoing commitment to enhance the skills of IT professionals in the country, Oracle today announced that Oracle University, one of the largest corporate training organizations in the world, has trained and certified over 42,000 Oracle Professionals in India since it began operations in the country in 1995. Oracle University offers training and certification programmes to Indian students through its own six classrooms across India ? in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, and through the classrooms of over 325 Authorised Training Partners such as NIIT, SQL Star and New Horizons. ?Oracle Certified Professionals have the proven skills and training to maintain projects on time and on budget, leading to a quicker return on investment for customers,? says Parag Bhayani, an Oracle Certified Professional at Infosys. ?Infosys collaborates with Oracle University and certifies their large pool of Oracle professionals on various OCP certificates like E-Business Suite and Oracle Database.? ?In fact, according to a recent survey conducted among Oracle certified professionals, over 88 % of respondents think they are better qualified to manage more complex issues and projects because they are Oracle-trained and certified," says Alok Tandon, Director ? Education, Oracle University in India. In order to make Oracle training and certifications more accessible to working professionals and also to bridge the demand - supply gap of Oracle Certified Professionals, Oracle has designed the partner-driven Workforce Development Program. Over 90,000 students in India passed through the WDP program in the last year (June 06-May 07). As part of this program, in the past 12 months, Oracle University partnered 100 engineering colleges across the country including Symbiosis Institute, Pune Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India, Thapar Institute of Technology and Maharashtra Institute of Technology. Through this program, students get trained and certified on the latest Oracle technologies on campus while continuing to pursue their engineering degrees. Oracle University is the premier provider of Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Retek, and Siebel training, and one of the largest corporate training organizations in the world, providing education solutions in more than 400 training locations, 70 countries, and 9 different languages.