A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Friday, July 14, 2006

Oracle 11i E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers

I’ve recently written a couple of posts on the new certification track for Oracle Applications that has just been released. I’ve ordered the Oracle 11i e-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers Self-Study CD Course which is designed for the first exam (Exam #1Z0-200) in the Financials certification track. The course consists of two CD-ROM’s produced by Thomson Netg and wanted to let you know my first impressions of the course material.

I have to say that I’m quite impressed with the training material. Unfortunately, I don’t have any other material of a similar nature (from an Oracle perspective) to compare it with. However, I’ve found it to be a very good introduction to the high level concepts relating to implementation. In particular, although I’ve been implementing Oracle E-Business Suite for about 5 years now I’ve pretty much stuck to the functional side of things and I found that this provides you with a good understanding of the technical architecture and concepts. Course Topics are as follows:

Oracle 11i e-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers Part 1

Oracle E-Business Suite Essentials Part1

Oracle 11i Architecture

  • Business and Technical Architecture

Shared Entities and Integration Points

  • Shared Entities and Suite Products

Multi-Org Fundamentals

  • Multi-Org: Introduction
  • Multi-Org: Application

Oracle 11i System Administration

  • Application Security Overview
  • Defining Users
  • Creating Responsibilities
  • Menus and Forms

Oracle 11i e-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers Part 2

Oracle E-Business Suite Essentials Part 2

Flexfields Fundamentals

  • Flexfields: Concepts
  • Value Sets
  • Key Flexfields
  • Descriptive Flexfields

Workflow Fundamentals

  • Workflow: Introduction
  • Workflow: Components
  • Workflow: Business Event System

Alerts Fundamentals

  • Alerts: Introduction

At the end of each course topic there are self assessment questions which are helpful in determining whether you’ve learnt enough to be ready for the exam. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this CD based learning to anyone who wants to learn more about Oracle Financials. If you would like to ask me any further questions about the content please add your comments. BTW, I’m not prepared to burn copies of the CD for anyone so please don’t ask!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Update to Oracle’s Project Management Methodology (AIM3.1) released

I just learnt from one of the readers that a new release of AIM, Oracle’s project management methodology, has been released. You can download AIM3.1 from the AIM Foundation page if you are a member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) i.e. you will need to be log in to access the page and once you’ve downloaded the zip file you will need to e-mail Oracle (at the address specified on the AIM foundation page) for the password to open the file. There’s nothing much to this new release though, it’s pretty much an updated front end or GUI which has support for the newer versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox. Enjoy