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Explain, Exemplify, Empower

This is my 3e-Approach to teaching (and posting):

Explain complex technical topics in an easy understandable way

Exemplify whenever possible with reproducible demonstrations

Empower the recipients to make use of the shown topic themselves effectively and efficiently

Why you won’t waste your time here:

As Senior Principal Instructor, I got promoted to the highest internal grade (IC5) that an instructor of Oracle University can reach.

Elections to the Leadership Circle – a corporate award for the best instructors worldwide, based on customer feedback – in 2009, 2012 and 2013 show that attendees were very pleased with my teaching.

The highest available Oracle Certification also indicates that I probably know what I’m talking about.

On the other hand, you are of course not supposed to follow blindly my claims. When I say “Don’t believe it, test it!”, that means two things:

Don’t believe me (or any other expert, for that matter) just because I say it is so or so – I could be wrong. Although I will always state things after the best of my knowledge and even provide examples about it, an Oracle Database is a very complex and also rapidly evolving animal, so it could be wrong in spite.

Also don’t believe something about Oracle Databases yourself unless you have tested that belief. Good examples: Don’t believe your backup is working. Test it – before you actually need it. Don’t believe your Performance Tuning task was successful, test it by comparing the present state with a baseline you took before the tuning activity. Don’t believe that things behave in the same way now like you were used to know from an older version.

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  1. #1 by Kamran Agayev A. on May 8, 2009 - 08:01

    Hi Uwe Hesse
    You have a good career. I’m proud of you
    Being OCP+OCM and Instructor in Oracle University is every Oracle DBA’s wish. Also mine
    Good luck in the future

  2. #2 by Albert Spijkers on July 21, 2009 - 14:07

    Hallo Uwe,

    I am a Oracle OCP 9i, 10g and 11g myself. Not yet an Oracle certified Master yet. I enjoy your website/blog role.

    Kind Regards,
    Drs. Albert Spijkers
    DBA consulting
    Director
    Tel. : 06-26839051
    http://www.dbaconsulting.nl
    info@dbaconsulting.nl

  3. #3 by Prasanna Kumar Sahu on November 26, 2009 - 15:13

    Hi Uwe Hesse

    This is Prasanna from Bangalore (india). nice to see u. your profile is marvelous .just now i start my career in oracle. SO i want to be touch with u always.

    Thanks & Regard
    Prasanna (OCP 9i and 10g)
    Trimax Data Center service pvt ltd
    080- 66561066

  4. #4 by Govind on August 31, 2010 - 17:49

    Wow!! I am impressed with your profile. I like to touch base with you

  5. #5 by OracleRaj on May 11, 2011 - 14:17

    Great….. Your blog is really helpfull.

  6. #6 by cra on June 13, 2011 - 12:22

    IC5 means Individual Contributor 5 at Oracle, not International Career level. IC = Individual contributor, M = Manager.

  7. #7 by Uwe Hesse on June 15, 2011 - 17:46

    Let me guess: You are from Oracle HR, right? :-)

  8. #8 by Abb on July 26, 2011 - 15:50

    I thought IC6 the highest level in Oracle for Individual Contributor?

  9. #9 by Uwe Hesse on July 27, 2011 - 03:07

    Maybe, but not in my Line of Business – at Oracle University, it stops at IC5. And even those are hard to find; not sure I ever met an IC6 in other LOBs :-)

  10. #10 by Radha Narayanan on June 1, 2012 - 21:02

    Hi, I have about four years of working experience with oracle databases 8i,9i and 10g with a bank – I would like to become an oracle faculty member like you – what should i do for that

  11. #11 by Uwe Hesse on June 3, 2012 - 08:40

    Hi, you may try jobs.oracle.com and/or apply at the Oracle HQ in your country to become an Oracle University Instructor. Apart from the required qualifications that you may or may not fulfill, chances are very limited to get hired. I see no vacancies for OU Instructors worldwide, unfortunately…

  12. #12 by Tanel Poder on September 18, 2012 - 15:14

    So, IC5 is like a black-belt in Oracle Corp, right ;-)

  13. #13 by Uwe Hesse on September 18, 2012 - 15:38

    More or less that is true, regarding this quote: “By reaching Black Belt level, one had, in fact, completed only the necessary requirements to embark upon a relentless journey without distance that would ultimately result in self-mastery.” from http://www.gojuryu.net/articles.php?article_id=43
    Thanks for stopping by, Tanel :-)

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