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Oracle 18c DBA Fundamentals​ Course Outline

Module 1: Oracle Database Architecture 

  • Oracle Database Server Architecture
  • Oracle Database Instance Configurations
  • Connecting to the Database Instance
  • Oracle Database Memory and Process Structures
  • Logical and Physical Database Structures
  • Multitenant Architecture
  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Overview

Module 2: Introduction to Oracle Database Cloud

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service Architecture
  • Features and Tooling
  • Automated Database Provisioning

Module 3: Creating Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) Deployments 

  • Input to the Creation Wizard
  • SSH Key Pairs
  • Database File Storage

Module 4: Accessing an Oracle Database 

  • SQL*Plus
  • SQL Developer
  • Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service Tools

Module 5: Managing DBCS Database Deployments 

  • Managing the Compute Node
  • Managing Network Access to DBCS
  • Scaling a Database Deployment
  • Patching a Database Deployment

Module 6: Managing Database Instances 

  • Initialization Parameter Files
  • Starting Up Oracle Database Instances
  • Shutting Down Oracle Database Instances
  • Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR)
  • Alert Log and Trace Files
  • Dynamic Performance Views
  • Data Dictionary Views

Module 7: Oracle Net Services

  • Oracle Net Listener Overview
  • Connecting to an Oracle Database Instance
  • Naming Methods
  • Oracle Net Services Administration Tools
  • Configuring Communication Between Database Instances
  • Comparing Dedicated and Shared Server Configurations

Module 8: Administering User Security

  • Managing Oracle Cloud Users, Privileges, and Roles
  • Managing Oracle Database Users, Privileges, and Roles
  • User Authentication
  • Creating and Assigning Profiles
  • Assigning Quotas to Users
  • Applying the Principal of Least Privilege

Module 9: Creating PDBs

  • Methods and Tools to Create PDBs
  • Creating PDBs from Seed
  • Cloning PDBs
  • Unplugging and Plugging in PDBs
  • Dropping PDBs

Module 10: Creating Master Encryption Keys for PDBs

  • Encryption in Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Overview of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • CDB and PDB Master Encryption Keys
  • Creating and Activating an Encryption Key

Module 11: Creating and Managing Tablespaces

  • Table Data Storage
  • Creating, Altering and Dropping Tablespaces
  • Viewing Tablespace Information
  • Implementing Oracle Managed Files
  • Moving and Renaming Online Data Files
  • Tablespace Encryption by Default in DBCS

Module 12: Managing Storage Space

  • Oracle Database Space Management Features
  • Block Space Management
  • Types of Segments
  • Deferred Segment Creation
  • Space-Saving Features
  • Table and Row Compression
  • Shrinkable Segments
  • Resumable Space Allocation

Module 13: Managing Undo Data

  • Transactions and Undo Data
  • Storing Undo Information
  • Comparing Undo Data and Redo Data
  • Comparing Local Undo Mode and Shared Undo Mode
  • Configuring Undo Retention
  • Temporary Undo

Module 14: Moving Data

  • Oracle Data Pump
  • SQL*Loader
  • External Tables
  • Migrating to Oracle Database Cloud Service

Module 15: Backup and Recovery Concepts

  • Categories of Failure
  • Instance Recovery
  • Complete Recovery
  • Point-in-time Recovery
  • Flashback Technology

Module 16: Backup and Recovery Configuration

  • Configuring and Monitoring the Fast Recovery Area
  • Multiplexing Control Files
  • Multiplexing Redo Log Files
  • Archive Redo Log Files
  • Configuring ARCHIVELOG Mode

Module 17: Creating Database Backups

  • Backup Terminology
  • Using Recovery Manager (RMAN)
  • RMAN Backup Types
  • Automatic Backups on Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
  • On-Demand Backups on DBCS

Module 18: Performing Database Recovery

  • Database Recovery Advisor
  • Recovering Data Files in NOARCHELOG Mode
  • Recovering Data Files in ARCHIVELOG Mode
  • Recovery Options in Database Cloud Service (DBCS)

Module 19: Monitoring and Tuning Database Performance

  • Performance Planning Considerations
  • Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)
  • Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM)
  • Advisory Framework
  • Managing Metric Thresholds and Alerts
  • Monitoring Wait Events, Sessions, and Services
  • Performance Tuning Methodology
  • Managing Memory Components

Module 20: SQL Tuning

  • SQL Tuning Process
  • Oracle Optimizer
  • Optimiser Statistics
  • SQL Tuning Advisor
  • SQL Access Advisor
  • SQL Performance Analyser

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There are no prerequisites for this course.


This course is for IT Professionals and Database Administrators who wants to learn about databases and Oracle Technologies.

Oracle 18c DBA Fundamentals​ Course Overview

Oracle 18c describes how to create, configure, and administer an Oracle database. This course gives knowledge on the architecture of an Oracle Database instance and database, enables delegates to manage their database resources effectively. This course describes how to create oracle database cloud service (DBCS) deployments, how to access an oracle database and manage DBCS database deployments. In this course delegates will learn how to manage database instances. They will also learn about oracle net services: oracle net listener, connecting to an oracle database instances, naming methods, oracle net services administration tools, configuring communication between database instances, and comparing dedicated and shared server configurations.

In this 3-day course, delegates will acquire knowledge of how to manage oracle cloud and database users, privileges, and roles. They will also learn about user authentication, creating and assigning profiles. This course describes creating PDBs: methods and tools to create PDBs, creating PDBs from seed, cloning PDBs, unplugging and plugging in PDBs and dropping PDBs. This course teaches delegates how to create master encryption keys for PDBs and Creating and managing table spaces. They will also learn how to manage storage space, manage undo data, and moving data.

This course explains backup and recovery concepts and configuration. Delegates will learn how to configure and monitoring the fast recovery area, multiplexing control files, multiplexing redo log files, archive redo log files, and configure ARCHIVELOG mode. They will also learn about SQL tuning: SQL tuning process, oracle optimiser, optimiser statistics, SQL tuning advisor, SQL access advisor, and SQL performance analyser. 

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is for IT Professionals and Database Administrators who wants to learn about databases and Oracle Technologies.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 3 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Oracle 18c DBA Fundamentals certification in the United Kingdom starts from £3495
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