7 MUST-READ Books for Oracle Career Growth

Knowledge is power but sourcing that knowledge can be a challenge! The internet provides an overabundance of information that can be overwhelming to sift through. Fortunately, print media is far from dead, and the experts at ShipERP have pored over countless resources to bring you our list of MUST-READ books for Oracle Career Growth!

If you’re looking to develop strategies that optimize your company’s Oracle software projects to ensure smooth and efficient workflows, this list is for you. Of course, we’ve also sprinkled in some tried-and-true materials that anyone can use to further their career (and no, How to Win Friends and Influence People didn’t make the cut this time).


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Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud

With a tongue-in-cheek title and prologue to match, Look Smarter Than You Are provides a down-to-earth, step-by-step guide to help you build an enterprise resource planning cloud application. Armed with the tools and knowledge from this book, you’ll be equipped to transform your existing budgeting application into a world-class application that will substantially cut your planning and forecasting times. It also promises to help you reduce your plan cycle time and increase timeliness of information for business.


The CIO’s Guide to Oracle Products & Solutions

The CIO’s Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions is the go-to, quintessential guide for all things Oracle. It provides management-level guidance on how to successfully navigate and manage the full range of Oracle products. The book presents management best practices and user/developer lessons learned in using Oracle products and services. Supplying both conceptual and technical views, the text focuses on what CIOs need to do to orient (or reorient) their organization toward using Oracle products and services. While geared toward CIOs, the book also provides readers with access to a bevy of helpful resources, including:

  • Cloud procurement best practices
  • Cloud migration tips
  • Sample project procurement plan templates
  • And more!

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SQL QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data with SQL 

The need to warehouse, access, and understand the contents of massive databases—quickly and efficiently—has never been more pressing than in the age of big data! Developers and project managers alike can expand their mastery of database management to better understand development team needs and make decisions with deeper data-driven analysis. While this book is for beginners, it offers the same college-level material that promises to teach you exactly what you need to know to successfully leverage the SQL programming language to enhance your career. (All wrapped up in an approachable and easily understandable package!)


Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter 

In this acclaimed Wall Street Journal bestseller, author and leadership expert Liz Wisemen explores two leadership styles. She persuasively shows how “Multipliers” can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations by:

  • Getting more done with fewer resources
  • Developing and attracting talent
  • Cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation 

In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman identifies five disciplines that distinguish “Multipliers” from “Diminishers.” The kicker: these five disciplines aren’t based on innate talent; they’re skills and practices that anyone can learn to use—even lifelong and stubborn “Diminishers.”


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Oracle Database 12c DBA Handbook 

Straight from the Oracle Press, this handbook represents the most complete and current Oracle DBA Resource. Not much else to say about this one—it’s the must-have book for Oracle.


Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer’s Guide

Rounding out our list of Oracle-specific books, Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer’s Guide is for readers with a basic knowledge of Oracle Databases and the fundamentals of PL/SQL. While the book follows the same structure as the Oracle Certification exam, it isn’t limited to those objectives. The easy-to-understand material is also supported by feature demonstrations and case illustrations! By the time you finish with this one, you’ll have gained a profound understanding of:

  • Key SQL and PL/SQL features of Oracle Database 12c
  • Multitenant architecture and Database In-Memory option for Oracle Database 12c
  • Advanced concepts like external procedures, securing data using VPD, SecureFiles, and code tracing & profiling
  • And much more!

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Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others

The world has changed drastically, but our leadership style hasn’t. This book—dubbed “the defining leadership book in the 21st century” by Admiral William McRaven (author of Make Your Bed)—addresses what author Stephen M.R. Covey sees as a leadership crisis. Coming from a belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential, Covey offers a bold solution: a shift from a “command and control” model to a leadership style of “trust and inspire.”

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