Oracle Course Info
Oracle Course Description
What is Oracle?
Oracle is the largest vendor of database systems in the world with the largest market share for both MS-Windows and Unix based databases. Oracle is also the second largest independent software company in the world. All 10 of the world's largest Web sites- from Amazon.com to Yahoo! - use Oracle.
Oracle Level 1 SQL Course Description
Students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model, a conceptual representation of an organizations information. Students implement their database design (data model) by creating a physical database using SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Internships may be available for students who excel in this course.
Oracle Level 2 PL/SQL Course Description
The PL/SQL course covers PL/SQL, a procedural language extension to SQL. Through an innovative project-based approach, students learn procedural logic constructs such as variables, constants, conditional statements and iterative controls. Students have the opportunity to sit for the second of two exams required to earn the Oracle Certified Associate certification.
Oracle Curriculum Overview
Oracle curriculum enhances the rigor and relevance of academic programs by integrating the technical subject matter and professional skills that employers are demanding and in the 21st century workplace. A strong emphasis is placed on students demonstrating employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, resume building and interviewing, group collaboration and project management. Students also learn and apply higher-order thinking skills that mirror the level of excellence
expected in higher education. Using the latest online learning technologies, students demonstrate valuable skills that will give them an advantage in pursuing these types of future careers and more: database administration, computer engineering, consulting, technology manager, software engineer, systems analyst, information systems manager and project management.
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An Alum in the Spotlight - David Magnotti
I applied at the new Microsoft Store, thinking that being hired was a longshot. But, with the Microsoft certifications I achieved in high school through my business and information technology classes, including Edison Academy, I was able to catch the attention of Microsoft's HR department and get hired. Edison Academy not only has provided me with invaluable knowledge, but it's also given me something to quantify my knowledge to get ahead in my career field. The certifications I earned in high school include Adobe Certified Associate, Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Specialist, Microsoft Certified System Administrator, CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician, Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate. I have been studying at Northern Virginia Community College as a full-time student, and have plans to graduate in 2013 with a Computer Science's associates degree and transfer to a four year university.
David Magnotti - Product Advisor for Microsoft and Owner of Noble Ox Technology LLC
Patrick Kuesters, Instructor
Mr. Kuesters has been with Edison Academy since 2007 where he started teaching Network Administration. Since then he has added the A+ and Oracle curriculums to his responsibility. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and an MBA from University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Education from University of Virginia; soon to start another Masters of IT at George Mason. In addition to his daytime responsibility Mr. Kuesters also teaches for FCPS Adult Education (ACE). Mr. Kuesters has held many different positions at several different companies thus, giving him a wide array of knowledge and experience in finance, business, retail, computers and education. In his career he has worked for several large corporations such as: Nordstrom, Verizon, AARP, Fannie Mae, ASIS, University of Phoenix and even NAVSEA.
Oracle iLearning Curriculum Website
Oracle Application Express Online Database
Potential Career Opportunities