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This class will develop the key fundamental skills necessary to be an Oracle DBA. Students will design & create a server using the Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), configure logical & physical structures, set up database & user security, add users..

Course Outline
This class will develop the key fundamental skills necessary to be an Oracle DBA. Students will design and create a server using the Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), configure logical and physical structures, set up database and user security, add and administer users, and monitor and tune main server areas. Each student will create a toolkit of administration scripts for database management and tuning by the end of this class.

Audience Non-Oracle database administrators, application developers, and system administrators.

Contents: 1. Overview of Oracle Database
  • The Oracle Database vs. The Oracle Instance
  • Instance Memory Structures
  • Background Processes
  • Server Processes
  • Datafiles
  • Blocks, Extents, and Segments
  • Control Files
  • Redo Logs
  • The Oracle Architecture
  • SYS and SYSTEM Users

2. Starting and Shutting Down an Oracle Database
  • SYSDBA and SYSOPER System Privileges
  • Oracle Database Startup
  • Oracle Database Shutdown
  • Altering Database Availability
  • Suspending and Resuming a Database
  • Quiescing a Database
  • Tracking Database Activity - The Alert Log
  • Data Dictionary Views for Startup and Shutdown
3. Using The Oracle Data Dictionary
  • Introducing the Data Dictionary
  • DBA, ALL, and USER Data Dictionary Views
  • V$ Dynamic Performance Views
  • Using Oracle Documentation to Locate Data Dictionary Views
  • Combining Data Dictionary Views
4. Oracle Database Users and Schemas
  • Users and Schemas
  • Oracle Default Database Users
  • Oracle Sample Schemas
  • Creating Users
  • Altering and Dropping Users
  • Data Dictionary Views For Users
5. Oracle System Privileges
  • Overview of System Privileges
  • Granting and Revoking System Privileges
  • Data Dictionary Views for System Privileges
  • Roles
  • Creating and Removing Roles
  • Data Dictionary Views for Roles
  • Predefined Roles
  • User Group PUBLIC
6. Parameter Files
  • Oracle Database Parameters
  • The Parameter File (PFILE) and the Server Parameter File (SPFILE)
  • Dynamic vs. Static Parameters
  • Determining Current Parameter Settings
  • Benefits of SPFILEs over PFILEs
  • Creating an SPFILE from a PFILE and Back Again
  • Understanding Scope
  • Session-Level Parameters
  • Data Dictionary Views for Parameters
7. Datafiles and Tablespaces
  • Datafiles Overview
  • Tablespaces Overview
  • SYSTEM and SYSAUX Tablespaces
  • Creating Tablespaces
  • Dictionary- and Locally Managed Tablespaces
  • Locally Managed Tablespace Extent Allocation
  • Temporary Tablespaces
  • Temporary Tablespace Groups
  • Default Tablespaces
  • Tablespace Quotas
  • Dropping and Altering a Tablespace
  • Renaming a Tablespace
  • Renaming or Relocating Datafiles
  • Bigfile Tablespaces
  • Data Dictionary Views for Datafiles and Tablespaces
8. Control Files
  • Control Files Overview
  • Database Parameters for Control Files
  • Backing Up Control Files
  • Restoring Control Files from Multiplexed Copies
  • Restoring Control Files from Backups
  • Moving Control Files
  • Data Dictionary Views for Control Files

9. Oracle Physical Structures — Online Redo Logs
  • Redo
  • Redo Log Files
  • Database Parameters for Redo
  • Sizing the Redo Log Files
  • How Many Redo Log Groups?
  • Creating Redo Logs
  • Removing Redo Logs
  • Renaming Redo Log Files
  • Forcing Log Switches
  • Archiving Redo Logs
  • Configuring Archive Log Mode
  • Database Parameters for Archiving
  • Data Dictionary Views for Redo Logs
10. Oracle Physical Structures — Undo Segments
  • Undo Overview
  • Database Parameters for Undo
  • Creating Undo Tablespaces
  • Altering and Dropping Undo Tablespaces
  • Switching Undo Tablespaces
  • Undo Advisor
  • Data Dictionary Views for Undo
11. Segment Space Management
  • Blocks, Extents and Segments
  • Segment Space Management
  • Fragmentation
  • Coalescing Fragmented Space
  • Row Migration and Chaining
  • Manual Segment Space Usage
  • Automatic Segment Space Management
  • Data Dictionary Views for Physical Objects
12. Tables
  • Tables Overview
  • Physical Properties of Tables
  • Creating Tables
  • Table Storage and Logging
  • Altering Tables
  • Dropping Tables
  • The Recycle Bin
  • Temporary Tables
  • Clustered Tables
  • Indexed-Organized Tables
  • Creating an IOT
  • Data Dictionary Views for Tables
13. Indexes
  • Indexes
  • B-tree Indexes
  • NULL Values and Indexes
  • NULL Values and Unique Indexes
  • Creating Indexes
  • Monitoring Index Usage
  • Dropping Indexes
  • Rebuilding and Moving Indexes
  • Coalescing Indexes
  • Bitmap Indexes
  • Special Index Types
  • Index Key Compression
  • Data Dictionary Views for Indexes
14. Constraints
  • Integrity Constraints
  • Constraint Names and Syntax
  • Constraint Checking
  • Managing Primary Key Constraints
  • Managing NOT NULL Constraints
  • Managing Check Constraints
  • Managing Foreign Key Constraints
  • Data Dictionary Views for Constraints
  • Views
  • Creating and Replacing Views
  • Data Dictionary Views for Views
  • Security Through Views
  • Altering and Dropping Views
  • Dependencies and Views
  • Updating Data Through Views
16. Object Privileges
  • Object Privileges
  • Granting and Revoking Object Privileges
  • Revoking and the GRANT OPTION
  • Data Dictionary Views for Object Privileges
17. Synonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Private and Public Synonyms
  • Creating and Dropping Synonyms
  • Security and Synonyms
  • Object Precedence
18. The Optimizer and Statistics
  • Optimizer Overview
  • Optimizer Statistics
  • Data Dictionary Views and Statistics
  • Collecting Statistics
  • Removing Statistics
  • Automated Statistics Collection
19. Oracle Net Services
  • Oracle Networking Explained
  • The Net Configuration Assistant
  • Configuring the Listener — GUI
  • Configuring the Listener — Manually
  • Configuring the Client — GUI
  • Configuring the Client — Manually
20. Data Pump
  • Oracle Data Pump Architecture
  • Configuring for Data Pump
  • Command-Line Utilities
  • Exporting With expdp
  • Importing With impdp
  • Interactive Mode
  • Attaching to a Running Job
  • Parallel Data Pump
  • Data Dictionary Views for Data Pump

21. SQL*Loader and External Tables
  • SQL*Loader
  • SQL*Loader Control File
  • Loading Data with SQL*Loader
  • Conventional vs. Direct Path Loads
  • External Tables Overview
  • Creating an External Table
  • Creating a Writable External Table

22. Back Up Your Database
  • Physical Backups vs. Logical Backups
  • Offline Backup Basics
  • Oracle Offline Backup Steps
  • Other Backup Considerations
  • Advanced Backup Concepts
  • RMAN
23. Recover Your Database
  • Offline Recovery Basics
  • Restoration Using Offline Backups for a NOARCHIVE Database
  • Restoring Other Files
  • Other Recovery Considerations
24. Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • OEM Architecture and Physical Structure
  • Installing OEM When Using DBCA
  • Using EMCA to Install OEM
  • Managing OEM
  • Removing OEM
  • Troubleshooting OEM
  • Securing OEM
  • Starting OEM
  • Introducing the OEM Home Pages
  • Using OEM — Managing the Job Scheduler
  • Using OEM — Using Metrics, Alerts, and Thresholds
  • Automatic Workload Repository
  • The Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor — ADDM
  • OEM and Advisors
  • The SQL Access Advisor
25. Appendix A – Installing Oracle Software
  • Optimal Flexible Architecture
  • OFA Directory Layouts
  • The Oracle Universal Installer
  • OUI Installation Modes
  • Preparing To Install Software
  • Starter Database
  • Installing the Oracle Software
  • Deinstalling Oracle Software
26. Creating a Database Using the DBCA
  • The DBCA
  • Select a Database Template
  • Specify the Database Name
  • Set System Account Passwords
  • Specify File Locations
  • Install Sample Schemas
  • Security Settings
  • Automatic Maintenance Tasks
  • Specify Storage Parameters
  • Create Your Oracle Database
  • Oracle Net Configuration Assistant
  • Configure the Listener
  • Set TCP Parameters
  • Removing a Database with the DBCA
27. Manual Database Creation
  • Manual Database Creation
  • Prepare the System
  • Creating the Parameter File
  • The CREATE DATABASE Statement
  • Manually Create the Database
  • Finalizing the Creation
  • SQL.BSQ File
  • Creating the Service on Windows

28. Auditing the Database
  • Auditing Explained
  • Data Dictionary Views for Auditing
  • Audit Trail, OS, and DB
  • Statement Auditing
  • Privilege Auditing
  • Object Auditing

Prerequisites & Certificates

Introduction to Oracle 11g, or at least six months working in an Oracle technical environment. An understanding of relational database concepts, SQL, and PL/SQL programming skills are required. A solid understanding of Oracle schema is recommended.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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