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Course level: Practitioner Certificate Course (PCOLM)
Here, you will master seven critical areas of Oracle software license management. We use a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises to help you relate the material everyday situations. Each module presents Oracle handouts and practical tips for applying the concepts. At the completion of this course you'll understand Oracle products, purchasing, metrics, contracts, licenses, compliance programs, preparing for an audit and much more.
Course outline in detail
Here are the seven critical areas of Oracle software license management covered in this course:
Understanding Oracle. A brief history of Oracle covers company culture, business model and an overview of products.
Metrics. Learn how to measure usage and basic licensing models. This module includes worksheets and a license metric exercise using sample Oracle agreements, terms and conditions.
Contracts. This module orients you to the Oracle license and services agreement (OLSA), standard terms and conditions, developer licenses, the Unlimited License Agreement and Enterprise License Agreement.
Technical Prerequisites. This module addresses cores, CPUs and sockets, virtualization, partitioning and disaster recovery considerations.
Licensing and Compliance. This module begins with an understanding of Oracle's audit programs and covers common compliance mistakes.
Oracle-specific Software Asset Management. This module focuses on the renewal contract and deployment report, assessing entitlement, comparing deployment and entitlement, and tools for identifying installations and managing Oracle licenses. We'll conduct a gap analysis in class.
Advanced Concepts. This module looks at managing your relationship with Oracle, preparing for an audit and internal considerations for those responsible for purchasing and deploying Oracle products.
Course preparation and resources
Oracle licensing concepts combine business and technical elements. We suggest you review the following materials to prepare for class:
Oracle Software Investment Guide, pgs. 1-30 (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/sig-070616.pdf)
Oracle Software Technical Support Policies, pgs. 1-4 (http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/057419.pdf)
Oracle Optimization – Start Here (http://oracleoptimization.com/start-here/)
Database Editions (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/product-editions-066501.html)
Database Licensing (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/databaselicensing-070584.pdf)
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