Oracle - Database Administration Course

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Length: 5 days

Price: $2,850/person (USD)

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Live Instructor Teaching

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Courseware: Digital

Free 6 Month Online Retake

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included?: Yes

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Live Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location

Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
@ Your Organization

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.


Course Overview

This 5-day Oracle DBA training course will provide you with a solid understanding of restricting and sorting data, walks you through using conversion functions and conditional expressions, and addresses displaying data from multiple tables, manipulating data, database maintenances, and database backups and recovery. You will also… explore the Oracle database architecture and discuss preparing the database environment, create an Oracle database, and manage the Oracle instance. This class will also focus on administering and implementing user security.

Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.

Course Notes

Versions That Can Attend: Oracle 12c, 18c & 19c
Course Taught With: Oracle 12c

Knowledge Prerequisites

Oracle SQL & PL/SQL


Course Topics

Section 1 Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1

Chapter 1 Introducing Oracle Database 12c RDBMS 3
Relational Database Management Systems 4
Characteristics of a Relational Database 5
Oracle’s Implementation of RDBMS and ORDBMS 8
The Oracle Database 12c 9
Oracle Database 12c Implementations 9
Connecting to Oracle Database 13
Database Management Tools 14
Oracle Database 12c in the Cloud 19
Familiarizing SQL*Plus 19
Summary 30
Exam Essentials 31
Review Questions 32

Chapter 2 Introducing SQL 35
SQL Fundamentals 36
Oracle Datatypes 38
Operators and Literals 42
Writing Simple Queries 46
Using the SELECT Statement 46
Filtering Rows 51
Sorting Rows 62
Sorting NULLs 64
Limiting Rows 67
Using Expressions 68
Accepting Values at Runtime 72
Using Ampersand Substitution Variables 73
Saving a Variable for a Session 75
Using Positional Notation for Variables 77
Summary 78
Exam Essentials 78
Review Questions 80

Chapter 3 Using Single-Row Functions 89
Single-Row Function Fundamentals 90
Functions for NULL Handling 91
Using Single-Row Character Functions 95
Character Function Overview 95
Character Function Descriptions 96
Using Single-Row Numeric Functions 108
Numeric Function Overview 108
Numeric Function Descriptions 109
Using Single-Row Date Functions 119
Date Format Conversion 119
Date Function Overview 120
Date Function Descriptions 121
Using Single-Row Conversion Functions 131
Conversion Function Overview 131
Conversion Function Descriptions 133
Using Other Single-Row Functions 154
Miscellaneous Function Overview 154
Miscellaneous Function Descriptions 155
Summary 167
Exam Essentials 168
Review Questions 169

Chapter 4 Using Group Functions 175
Group Function Fundamentals 176
Utilizing Aggregate Functions 177
Grouping Data with GROUP BY 178
Group Function Overview 182
Group Function Descriptions: Part 1 184
Group Function Descriptions: Part 2 194
Limiting Grouped Data with HAVING 207
Creating Superaggregates with CUBE and ROLLUP 208
Nesting Functions 215
Summary 218
Exam Essentials 218
Review Questions 219

Chapter 5 Using Joins and Subqueries 227
Writing Multiple-Table Queries 228
Inner Joins 229
Cartesian Joins 239
Outer Joins 240
Other Multiple-Table Queries 245
Using Set Operators 247
The UNION Operator 248
The UNION ALL Operator 249
The INTERSECT Operator 250
The MINUS Operator 250
Putting It All Together 250
Using Subqueries 252
Single-Row Subqueries 253
Multiple-Row Subqueries 254
Subquery Returns No Rows 256
Correlated Subqueries 258
Scalar Subqueries 259
Multiple-Column Subqueries 267
Subqueries in Other DML Statements 268
Summary 269
Exam Essentials 270
Review Questions 271

Chapter 6 Manipulating Data 281
Using DML Statements 282
Inserting Rows into a Table 283
Updating Rows in a Table 289
Deleting Rows from a Table 294
Merging Rows 297
Understanding Transaction Control 299
Savepoints and Partial Rollbacks 302
Data Visibility 304
Summary 306
Exam Essentials 307
Review Questions 308

Chapter 7 Creating Tables and Constraints 319
Database Objects Overview 320
Schema Objects 322
Using Sequences 324
Built-in Datatypes 325
Character Datatypes 325
Numeric Datatypes 329
Date and Time Datatypes 330
Date Arithmetic 334
Binary Datatypes 336
Row ID Datatypes 337
Creating Tables 338
Naming Tables and Columns 339
Specifying Default Values for Columns 341
Adding Comments 348
Creating a Table from Another Table 348
Modifying Tables 350
Adding Columns 350
Modifying Columns 353
Renaming Columns 354
Dropping Columns 354
Hiding Columns from Table 356
Dropping Tables 357
Renaming Tables 357
Making Tables Read-Only 358
Managing Constraints 361
Creating Constraints 362
Dropping Constraints 367
Enabling and Disabling Constraints 367
Deferring Constraint Checks 369
Summary 373
Exam Essentials 374
Review Questions 375


Section 2 Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration 381

Chapter 8 Introducing Oracle Database 12c Components and Architecture 383
Oracle Database Fundamentals 385
Relational Databases 385
Oracle Database 12c Objects 386
Interacting with Oracle Database 12c 388
Oracle Database 12c Architecture 391
User and Server Processes 394
The Oracle Instance 396
Oracle Storage Structures 410
Summary 424
Exam Essentials 425
Review Questions 426

Chapter 9 Creating and Operating Oracle Database 12c 431
Oracle Database 12c Software Installation 432
Planning the Oracle Database 12c Software Install 433
Using the Oracle Universal Installer 440
Using DBCA to Create an Oracle 12c Database 447
Invoking the Database Configuration Assistant 447
Configuring an Oracle Database Using the DBCA 472
Deleting an Oracle Database Using the DBCA 472
Managing Database Templates Using the DBCA 473
Working with Oracle Database Metadata 475
Data Dictionary Views 476
Dynamic Performance Views 477
Managing Initialization-Parameter Files 479
Locating the Default Parameter File 484
Modifying Initialization-Parameter Values 485
Starting Up and Shutting Down an Oracle Instance 490
Starting Up an Oracle Database 12c Instance 491
Shutting Down an Oracle Database 12c Instance 495
Monitoring the Database Alert Log 497
Summary 503
Exam Essentials 504
Review Questions 506

Chapter 10 Understanding Storage and Space Management 511
Understanding the Physical and Logical Storage 512
Contents of a Data Block 514
Managing Tablespaces 516
Identifying Default Tablespaces 516
Creating and Maintaining Tablespaces 516
Obtaining Tablespace Information 531
Managing Data Files 534
Performing Operations on Data Files 535
Using the Oracle Managed Files Feature 539
Querying Data File Information 544
Managing Space 547
Automatic Space Management Features 547
Monitoring Tablespace Free Space 551
Using Segment Advisor 554
Avoiding Out-of-Space Errors 559
Summary 562
Exam Essentials 563
Review Questions 565

Chapter 11 Managing Data Concurrency and Undo 569
Managing Data Changes Using DML 570
Understanding “Change” 571
Differentiating Undo and Redo 572
Configuring and Monitoring Undo 576
Managing Data Concurrency 584
Understanding Locks and Transactions 585
Maximizing Data Concurrency 587
Detecting and Resolving Lock Conflicts 590
Summary 595
Exam Essentials 595
Review Questions 597

Chapter 12 Understanding Oracle Network Architecture 603
Introducing Network Configurations 604
Single-Tier Architecture 605
Two-Tier Architecture 605
n-Tier Architecture 606
An Overview of Oracle Net Features 607
Connectivity 608
Manageability 608
Scalability 609
Security 611
Accessibility 613
Configuring Oracle Net on the Server 613
Understanding the Oracle Listener 614
Managing Oracle Listeners 618
Dynamically Registering Services 634
Oracle Net Logging and Tracing on the Server 635
Configuring Oracle Net for the Client 637
Client-Side Names Resolution Options 637
The Host Naming Method 638
The Oracle Easy Connect Method 639
The Local Naming Method 641
Troubleshooting Client-Side Connection Problems 646
An Overview of Oracle Shared Server 648
Dedicated Server vs. Shared Server 648
Advantages and Disadvantages of Shared Server 650
Oracle Shared Server Infrastructure 651
Configuring the Oracle Shared Server 653
Managing a Shared Server 658
Understanding Database Resident Connection Pooling 661
Configuring DRCP 662
Comparing Connection Architectures 663
Communicating Between Databases 666
Introduction to Database Links 666
Creating Database Links 667
Summary 669
Exam Essentials 670
Review Questions 672

Chapter 13 Implementing Security and Auditing 677
Creating and Managing User Accounts 678
Configuring Authentication 679
Assigning Tablespaces and Quotas 681
Assigning a Profile and Account Settings 684
Removing a User from the Database 686
Managing Default User Accounts 687
Granting and Revoking Privileges 687
Granting Object Privileges 688
Granting System Privileges 692
Role Privileges 701
Applying the Principle of Least Privilege 705
Controlling Resource Usage by Users 711
Implementing Password Security Features 714
Auditing Database Activity 718
Managing Statement Auditing 720
Managing Privilege Auditing 724
Managing Object Auditing 725
Using SQL Developer for Audit Management 727
Purging the Audit Trail 729
Managing Fine-Grained Auditing 732
Implementing Unified Auditing 735
Summary 745
Exam Essentials 746
Review Questions 747

Chapter 14 Maintaining the Database and Managing Performance 753
Proactive Database Maintenance 754
Managing Optimizer Statistics 755
Gathering Performance Statistics 775
Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitoring 782
The Advisory Framework 793
Monitoring Server-Generated Alerts 798
Understanding Automatic Diagnostic Repository 801
Managing Performance 806
Sources of Tuning Information 807
Tuning Memory 812
Automatic Shared Memory Management 813
Automatic SQL Execution Memory Management 815
Managing Memory Using EM Cloud Control 817
Summary 819
Exam Essentials 820
Review Questions 821

Chapter 15 Using Backup and Recovery 825
Understanding and Configuring Recovery Components 827
Understanding Control Files 827
Understanding Checkpoints 831
Understanding Redo Log Files 832
Understanding Archived Redo Log (ARCHIVELOG) Files 839
Understanding the Fast Recovery Area 844
Performing Backups 848
Understanding Backup Terminology 848
Backing Up the Control File 850
Backing Up the Database 851
Using RMAN to Perform Backups 852
Managing Backups 861
Understanding Types of Database Failures 864
Statement Failures 865
User-Process Failures 865
Network Failures 866
User-Error Failures 866
Instance Failures 867
Media Failures 868
Performing Recovery Operations 868
Understanding Instance Startup 868
Keeping an Instance from Failing 870
Recovering from Instance Failure 870
Tuning Instance Recovery 871
Recovering from User Errors 873
Recovering from the Loss of a Control File 881
Using the Data Recovery Advisor 883
Recovering from the Loss of a Redo Log File 884
Recovering from the Loss of a Non-System-Critical Data File 886
Recovering from the Loss of a System-Critical Data File 892
Table Recovery Using RMAN 893
Summary 894
Exam Essentials 895
Review Questions 897

Chapter 16 Controlling Resources and Jobs 903
Resource Management with the Resource Manager 904
Functions of the Resource Manager 904
Understanding Resource Manager Components 905
Configuring the Database Resource Manager 911
Accessing and Creating Resource Plans 916
Updating and Deleting Resources 924
Monitoring the Resource Manager 927
Task Automation with Oracle Scheduler 930
Scheduler Architecture 930
Using Oracle Scheduler 934
Relating Tasks with Job Chains 943
Scheduling Jobs on Remote Systems 947
Prioritizing Jobs with Oracle Scheduler 948
Summary 951
Exam Essentials 951
Review Questions 952

Chapter 17 Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c 957
Determining the Database Upgrade Method 958
Using Direct Upgrade 959
Migrating to Oracle Database 12c 961
Preparing for a Database Upgrade 963
Running the Pre-Upgrade Information Tool 964
Preparing the Oracle Home 974
Reducing Upgrade Downtime 975
Upgrading the Database 976
Using Database Upgrade Assistant 976
Performing a Manual Upgrade 987
Completing the Post-Upgrade Tasks 991
Migrating to Unified Auditing 994
Downgrading to an Earlier Release 995
Summary 997
Exam Essentials 997
Review Questions 999

Chapter 18 Using Grid Infrastructure and Data Movement Tools 1005
Tools for Moving Data 1006
Migrating Data Using Data Pump 1008
Data Pump Architecture 1009
Using Data Pump Clients 1012
Using the Data Pump Wizard 1033
Upgrading an 11g R2 Database to 12c
Using Full Transportable Export 1037
Loading Data with SQL*Loader 1039
Specifying SQL*Loader Command-Line Parameters 1040
Specifying Control File Options 1042
Populating External Tables 1046
Loading External Tables Using Data Pump 1046
Loading External Tables Using Loader 1048
Introducing Grid Infrastructure 1050
Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure 1051
Managing Oracle ASM Storage 1061
Using Oracle Restart 1068
Summary 1076
Exam Essentials 1077
Review Questions 1078

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What Are the Available Class Formats?

This course is taught by a live instructor and is available in two class formats:

  1. Live Online for Individuals
  2. Onsite/Online for Private Groups

What Is the Oracle Relational Database Management System?

The Oracle Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is a powerful and versatile database system developed by Oracle Corporation. It is one of the most popular databases used in the enterprise sector, providing organizations with a secure, reliable platform to store and manage their data.

The Oracle RDBMS uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to communicate with stored data and enables businesses to access their data quickly and efficiently. Oracle's RDBMS comes with a variety of features that make it easier for businesses to manage, analyze, and report on their data. It also offers advanced security controls that enable organizations to ensure the safety of their data from unauthorized access or misuse. Oracle Relational Database Management System can be used in different industries, including banking, finance, healthcare, retail, and more. It is also essential for organizations dealing with large volumes of data or those that require access to their databases from multiple locations. With its scalability and flexibility, the Oracle database system ensures businesses have the necessary tools for managing and analyzing their data efficiently.

What Is Oracle SQL?

Oracle SQL (Structured Query Language) is a powerful database language used to manage data stored in Oracle databases. It enables users to query, insert, update and delete data from the database. With Oracle SQL, users can create tables, views, sequences, and other objects necessary for organizing large amounts of data. It provides support for advanced programming constructs such as stored procedures, functions, and triggers. Oracle SQL is a powerful language that offers scalability, reliability, and performance for data-driven applications. As one of the most popular database languages in the world, Oracle SQL provides an easy-to-use platform to store and manage large amounts of data.

With its comprehensive set of features and capabilities, Oracle SQL is the perfect solution for enterprise data management. When used in conjunction with other Oracle products, it can help create an efficient and secure environment for any organization. As technology continues to evolve, so does Oracle SQL. With new features and enhancements being added regularly, Oracle SQL will continue to be a robust and reliable platform for managing data-driven applications.

What Are Oracle SQL Single-Row Functions?

Oracle SQL single-row functions are a powerful set of commands that allow the manipulation and retrieval of data from Oracle databases. Single-row functions can be used to perform calculations, aggregate data, and manipulate strings. They are easy to use and provide immediate feedback on their results.

Single-row functions can also be used to retrieve information from a database, such as extracting the subtotal from a query or finding the maximum value of a set of data. These functions can also be used to create custom reports, select specific groups of records from multiple tables, and perform complex calculations on numbers and dates.

Using single-row functions can save time for busy IT professionals, allowing them to work quickly and efficiently on their projects. With the ability to immediately access information from databases without having to write complex queries, Oracle SQL single-row functions are an invaluable resource for all Oracle users.

What Are Oracle SQL Group Functions?

Oracle SQL group functions are a collection of functions that operate on sets of data, often referred to as groups. These functions work by performing an operation on each item in the group and then returning a single result. Common operations include calculating an aggregate value such as a sum, count, or average; grouping data into categories; ordering items according to criteria; comparing items in the group to other external data sources; and formatting results for easier consumption.

Group functions are an essential part of any Oracle SQL query and can be used to create a wide range of useful reports. They provide power and flexibility, allowing users to quickly manipulate data into meaningful formats that uncover insights or answer questions about their businesses. SQL group functions can make complex data analysis easier and more effective. With the right Oracle SQL query, users can quickly find answers to difficult questions that would take hours of manual effort to answer. Group functions are an invaluable tool for any business intelligence or analytics toolbox.

What Are Oracle SQL Using Joins and Subqueries?

Oracle SQL is a powerful database language used to manage data in relational databases, enabling users to store and retrieve information. Using joins and subqueries, Oracle SQL enables complex queries that can access multiple tables and manipulate the data in sophisticated ways.

A join is an operation that combines two or more tables into a single result set. It can be used to combine information, compare data and create powerful reports. Joins can also provide a way to sum up or average data across multiple tables.

Subqueries are SQL queries within another query that allows developers to extract data from multiple tables at once. Subqueries can return single rows or multiple rows depending on the type of operation. Subqueries can also combine data from several tables to create complex reports and queries.

Using Oracle SQL, developers can generate more accurate and comprehensive results with fewer lines of code. With joins and subqueries, developers can execute powerful queries quickly and easily. This makes Oracle SQL an invaluable tool in the database management arsenal. With the power of Oracle SQL, developers can create robust databases that support complex operations and queries.

What Are Oracle SQL Commands to Manipulate Data?

Oracle SQL commands allow users to manipulate data stored in the Oracle Database. These commands are powerful and versatile, enabling users to make changes to data quickly and easily. Manipulating data can be done by creating, updating, deleting, or retrieving it from the database. Additionally, users can modify existing rows of data or create new ones with complex queries.

By utilizing Oracle SQL commands, users can access a wide range of data manipulation and analysis capabilities. With these tools, users can ensure that their data is accurate, organized, and up-to-date while making sure it remains secure. Using Oracle SQL commands also increases the efficiency of data management by enabling users to quickly make changes to the database structure and contents, or to perform complex queries.

Oracle SQL commands are essential for developers and database administrators who need the ability to control data in their databases. With these tools, users can make changes to the database structure and content, as well as perform other operations on the data. Oracle SQL commands offer a flexible way for users to manage their databases, enabling them to respond quickly and accurately to any changes in the data or the business environment.

What Are Oracle Database Tables and Constraints?

Oracle database tables are used to store and manage information within a database. Tables contain columns and rows of data, which can be searched and sorted through to find specific information. Oracle database constraints are rules that allow users to control the data they input into their tables. These constraints ensure that only valid data is entered into the database and help to prevent errors and potential misuse of the system. Common constraints include primary key, foreign key, check, not null and unique constraints. Primary key constraints are used to ensure that each row in a table has a unique identifier; foreign keys help to establish relationships between tables; check constraints allow users to define specific conditions regarding the data allowed in a particular column; not null constraints prevent users from inserting a null value into the table; and unique constraints limit the insertion of duplicate values.

Oracle database tables and constraints help ensure that your data remains structured, organized, and secure. By implementing these features into your database, you can easily keep track of your information and protect it from unauthorized access or misuse. With Oracle database tables and constraints, you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure.

What Are Oracle Database Components and Architecture?

Oracle Database is the most widely used relational database management system (RDBMS) in the world. It is a complex system, composed of several components working together to store and provide access to data stored in a database. Understanding Oracle Database components and architecture is essential for the proper implementation and maintenance of the system.

At its core, Oracle Database is composed of two components: the Oracle database server and the Oracle instance. The database server runs the database software, accepts requests from clients, and manages data stored in the database. The Oracle instance is an area of memory used to store information about the database, such as its configuration settings, current user sessions, locks on objects within it, and other information.

In addition to the core components, Oracle Database also includes several other components, such as the Oracle Network Services, which allow clients to connect to a database server; the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), used for backing up and restoring databases; and the Oracle Scheduler, which can be used for scheduling tasks.

Oracle Database is architected for scalability and flexibility. Its components can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, and its architecture is designed to meet the needs of modern businesses. This allows organizations to use Oracle Database for a variety of purposes, including mission-critical enterprise applications, as well as web and mobile solutions, analytics, and data warehousing.

What Is Creating and Operating an Oracle Database?

Creating and operating an Oracle Database involves understanding the databases, tables, columns, and other data objects that make up a database. It also requires knowledge of how to create, modify and administer these objects to store data efficiently. It necessitates understanding the security protocols needed to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access. An understanding of the tools and techniques needed to optimize the performance of a database is essential.

Understanding how to create and operate an Oracle Database is essential for any organization that needs reliable data storage and retrieval. With the right tools and knowledge, businesses can ensure their databases are secure and perform optimally. With dedicated personnel and the right resources, a database can be created and maintained with ease.

What Is Oracle Database Storage and Space Management?

Oracle Database storage and space management is a feature of the Oracle database system that helps to ensure efficient storage utilization. This feature enables users to optimize the use of storage space within their databases, as well as manage how data is stored, accessed, and maintained. Oracle Database storage and space management give organizations the ability to quickly identify and correct any performance or storage issues, as well as identify any potential problems before they arise. This feature also helps to ensure that the databases are available and secure at all times.

Oracle Database storage and space management allow administrators to control how data is stored, accessed, and maintained while ensuring superior performance and scalability. With this feature, organizations can increase their storage capacity with minimal effort and cost. Users can easily identify and manage the storage space within their databases with the built-in storage manager. This helps to ensure that data is properly organized and managed, while also providing improved performance and scalability. By using Oracle Database storage and space management, organizations can quickly optimize their database performance while ensuring that data is securely and efficiently stored.

What Is Oracle Database Data Concurrency and Undo?

Oracle Database data concurrency and undo are features offered by Oracle Database that help ensure high-quality data consistency, accuracy, and availability across a wide variety of applications. The data concurrency feature ensures that any changes to the data occur consistently so that multiple users can access it simultaneously without corrupting or overwriting one another's changes. The undo feature ensures that all prior changes made to a database can be rolled back in the event of an unexpected error or inconsistency. Both features work together to help ensure data integrity and reliability while allowing multiple users to leverage the same data simultaneously.

Oracle Database provides these features as part of its overall suite of advanced data management technologies, making it a powerful and effective tool for managing the complex data needs of today’s organizations. These features can help reduce operational costs and improve user experience by allowing multiple users to access large amounts of data without worrying about errors or inconsistencies. Oracle Database offers a variety of other features that make it even more capable in terms of data management, such as scalability, security, backup and recovery tools, and more. With its comprehensive suite of features, Oracle Database can be the ideal choice for organizations that need reliable data management solutions to power their core business applications.

What Is Oracle Database Network Architecture?

Oracle Database network architecture is a comprehensive solution designed to provide reliable and secure access to Oracle databases. It enables efficient communication between multiple systems, allowing for the sharing of data and applications across an enterprise. With Oracle Database network architecture, businesses can securely connect their networks and enable remote access, ensuring that all users can access the same information from any location. It also provides a secure platform for communication, ensuring that transactions and data exchange are encrypted to protect sensitive corporate data. Oracle Database network architecture is designed to be highly scalable and reliable, with features such as high availability, load balancing, and failover capabilities. This ensures that the system can handle large volumes of traffic with minimal latency or disruption. The architecture can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of a business. Oracle Database is an essential tool for organizations wanting to maximize their database performance and ensure reliable access to critical data.

What Is Oracle Database Security and Auditing?

Oracle Database security and auditing is a critical component of any organization's data security strategy. It provides organizations with the ability to monitor, identify and respond to potential threats from internal or external sources. Security and auditing allow organizations to track user activity to detect changes that may indicate unauthorized access or malicious activity. Organizations can use security and auditing to proactively protect their data assets by deploying secure configurations, patching vulnerabilities, and enforcing policies for access control. By using a comprehensive approach to database security and auditing, organizations can ensure that their data is kept safe and secure from unauthorized access or malicious activity. This approach also helps organizations meet regulatory compliance and audit requirements. Security and auditing also provide organizations with the ability to quickly respond to suspicious activity or data breaches, helping to minimize any potential damage that may occur.

Security and auditing provide organizations with the necessary insight into system performance and user behavior to ensure that their data is secure. A comprehensive approach to security and auditing is essential for any organization to protect its data assets. By leveraging the latest technologies, organizations can gain visibility into their data and take proactive steps to keep it safe at all times.

What Is Oracle Database Maintenance and Performance Management?

Oracle Database maintenance and performance management is an integral part of keeping your Oracle Database running efficiently and securely. It involves both proactive and reactive tasks to ensure that the database is continuously monitored, maintained, and fine-tuned for optimal performance. Proactive tasks include regular backups, index maintenance, table reorganization, optimization of queries, patching of security vulnerabilities, and monitoring of disk usage. Reactive tasks include data recovery, restoring lost or corrupted indexes, troubleshooting database errors, and tuning queries to improve performance.

With proper maintenance and performance management in place, organizations can maximize their return on investment through better utilization of resources and improved overall system stability. By taking a proactive approach to database maintenance and performance management, organizations can avoid costly downtime and other related issues. This helps to ensure that the database is running optimally and securely for all users.

What Are Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Features?

Oracle Database backup and recovery features provide a comprehensive set of tools to protect your critical data. Oracle provides multiple ways to back up your databases, including physical backups, logical backups, and snapshot backups. You can also use Oracle's recovery manager (RMAN) to automate database backup operations and control the storage resources used for them. With RMAN, you can also automate the restoration of damaged files and data. Oracle provides hot backups, which allow for the backup process to run without taking the database offline, and incremental backups that only back up changes since the last full or incremental backup.

With Oracle Database Backup and Recovery features, you can quickly restore your databases from a variety of sources in case of disasters, hardware or software failures, and user errors. Oracle also offers specialized database backup and recovery services for businesses that need additional protection for their data. These services provide advanced features such as automated backups with intelligent scheduling, pre-backup checks, automatic archiving of database files, and more. With Oracle Database Backup and Recovery features, you have peace of mind knowing that your data is safe and secure.

What Are Oracle Database Resources and Jobs?

Oracle Database resources and jobs are the components that make up an Oracle database. These can include data files, user accounts, tables, indexes, stored procedures, and more. Database administrators must develop a skillset to manage these resources and keep them running smoothly on an ongoing basis. This includes creating backups for data recovery, tuning queries for maximum performance, and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.

Database jobs are tasks that are scheduled to run regularly, such as nightly backups or weekly maintenance scripts. They can also be used to automate repetitive processes, such as data loading or report generation. Database administrators are responsible for ensuring these jobs run successfully and efficiently.

A good understanding of the Oracle database is essential for database administrators to be successful. They must be able to understand the database structure, optimize queries and troubleshoot potential issues. Database administrators need to stay up-to-date on any new technologies and features that are released to ensure their databases always remain secure and efficient. With these skills, they can keep their Oracle databases running smoothly and support their organization’s mission.

What Is Upgrading Oracle Database From Previous Versions?

Upgrading Oracle Database from previous versions is a process of updating the existing database to a newer version. It involves migrating data, objects, and applications to the new version, verifying their compatibility, and implementing any post-upgrade steps required for functionality. This upgrade process can help businesses keep up with advancements in technology while minimizing disruption to users.

Upgrading allows organizations to take advantage of newer features, such as improved scalability and performance. However, all steps in the upgrade process must be followed correctly to ensure a successful transition, including proper testing and evaluation before going live. By following best practices, organizations can ensure their Oracle Database upgrade is completed successfully and with minimal downtime.

What Are Oracle Database Grid Infrastructure and Data Movement Tools?

Oracle Database grid Infrastructure is a suite of software products that help manage and move data in an organization. It provides the tools to easily manage, access, store, protect, and move large amounts of data within an enterprise.

Data Movement Tools allow users to quickly replicate data between databases or other sources using a variety of techniques such as replication and migration. This data can be moved across different systems, both on-premises and in the cloud. It allows organizations to distribute workloads across multiple machines, which helps improve performance and scalability.

The infrastructure also provides storage management tools to help manage large amounts of data. Oracle Database Grid Infrastructure is a comprehensive solution that enables enterprises to easily move their data and resources within their IT infrastructure. It provides a secure and reliable platform for data management and access, making it easier to store, protect, analyze, and move data.

With its advanced capabilities, enterprises can maximize the value of their data assets. Oracle Database Grid Infrastructure is an essential part of any modern IT environment. By leveraging Data Movement Tools, organizations can create a more efficient and secure environment for data storage, management, and access. This helps businesses to maximize their investments in enterprise technology while also increasing their agility in responding to changing market conditions.

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How can I learn Oracle database?

A: There are a few different ways that you can learn Oracle database. One option is to take classes online through Certstaffix Training. We offer both individual online and group onsite face-to-face classes so you can choose the best option for your needs.

Another way to learn about Oracle databases is to find resources online or in books. This can be a more independent way of learning, but it may take longer to grasp all of the concepts. Whichever route you decide to take, make sure you have a good foundation in SQL querying before diving into Oracle databases.

Browse our Oracle and SQL Querying courses available or contact us to find out more.

How long does it take to learn Oracle database?

A: There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the amount of time it takes to learn Oracle database will vary depending on your prior experience and level of expertise. However, most students can expect to spend at least a few weeks or months studying and practicing before they feel confident using the software.

If you're new to databases or programming in general, you may want to consider taking an introductory course or two before diving into Oracle. Once you have a basic understanding of concepts like SQL and PL/SQL, you'll be better prepared to tackle the more advanced topics covered in Oracle training courses.

If you're already familiar with other database systems, you may be able to pick up Oracle fairly quickly. However, even experienced database users will need to spend some time getting used to the specific syntax and features of Oracle. The best way to learn is by doing, so be sure to find an Oracle course or tutorial that includes plenty of hands-on exercises.

With dedicated study and practice, most students should be able to learn Oracle databases within a few months. However, it's important to keep in mind that this is a complex piece of software with many different features and functions. It may take years to become a true expert in Oracle databases.

Is Oracle and SQL same?

A: No, Oracle and SQL are not the same. Oracle is a database management system (DBMS), while SQL is a standard query language for databases. While both can be used to manage data in a database, they serve different purposes. SQL is used to query, insert, update, and delete data in a database, while Oracle is used to manage the database itself.

Browse Certstaffix Training's available SQL Querying and Oracle Database courses or contact us today to learn more.

What are the top Oracle skills?

A: If you're looking to become an Oracle database administrator, or even just use Oracle databases more effectively, there are a few key skills you'll need to master.

First and foremost, you'll need to be familiar with SQL, the standard language for interacting with databases. Oracle's version of SQL, called PL/SQL, is a bit different from the standard, but learning the basics will still give you a good foundation.

Next, you'll need to know how to design efficient database schema. This involves understanding how data is related and how it can be normalized to reduce redundancy.

Finally, you should have a solid understanding of performance tuning. This includes knowing how to configure Oracle databases for optimal performance and troubleshooting performance issues when they arise.

If you have these skills, you'll be well on your way to becoming an Oracle database expert.

Where Can I Learn More About Oracle?

Oracle Blogs

Oracle User Groups

Oracle Online Forums

Explore Oracle Database Training Classes Near Me:

Certstaffix Training provides Oracle classes near me or online, depending on the number of students involved. We offer online courses for individual learners, as well as in person classes at your office for corporate groups. Our trainers are highly experienced professionals with the expertise necessary to help you gain a thorough understanding of Oracle concepts and tools. With our courses available online for individuals or in person for corporate groups, it's easy to develop your Oracle skills. Start learning today and see how Certstaffix Training can help you reach your goals.



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