Oracle Database 11g: Administration I Training

Course #:WA1807

Oracle Database 11g: Administration I Training

This course allows the student to gain the skills necessary for day-today administration of an Oracle database. This course is the starting point for Oracle database administrators and also sets the foundation for advanced administrator training and certification.


Major tasks to be considered within this course are:

  • Software installation and the creation of new databases.
  • An in-depth exploration of the database architecture, including memory, process and data structures, and the management of those structures.
  • Management of database files.
  • Specialized facilities intended to maximize performance of enterprise-scale transactional applications, such as the shared SQL and PL/SQL cache, the result cache, the database buffer cache, and other similar components.
  • Management of security policies and procedures, including administration of user accounts, roles, privileges and profiles.
  • Utilization of advanced self-tuning and self-management capabilities, including the use of Oracle-Managed Files, database Advisors and other components of the Management Framework.
  • Performance monitoring, problem troubleshooting, and resolving lock and conflict issues.
  • Using the Oracle Enterprise Manager and SQL interfaces for administration tasks.
  • Control over database support services, including the Database Control, Oracle Net and others.
  • A primer on backup and recovery structures and strategies.
  • Operating system-specific considerations for various platforms, especially Linux and MS Windows Server. 


The primary target audience for this course is Oracle database administrators. Oracle web server and application server administrators, as well as others who must manage an embedded repository database using Oracle database technology will also find this information useful. This course is also recommended for technical consultants, support engineers, project managers and other technical management and support personnel.


Many students taking this course have familiarity with system administration and administration of other non-Oracle databases, and this is helpful though not mandatory. Specific course prerequisites for this course are:

Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals
Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL


Five days

Outline of Oracle Database 11g: Administration I Training

1. Enterprise edition installation

  • Identify system requirements
  • The optimal flexible architecture (ofa)
  • Oracle_base
  • Oracle_home
  • Configure the installation environment
  • Enterprise edition installation
  • Dbca

2. The administrator interface

  • Enterprise manager tour
  • Using em sql worksheet
  • Duties of a database administrator
  • Exploring the oracle database architecture: general

3. The oracle enterprise architecture

4. Exploring the oracle database architecture: instance memory

  • What is an oracle database instance?
  • More about the system global area (sga)
  • About the pga
  • Managing memory

5. Exploring the oracle database architecture: instance processes

  • Instance background processes
  • Sql execution processes

6. Creating an oracle database

  • Create a new database
  • Configure an existing database
  • Drop a database
  • Manage dbca templates
  • Manually create a database

7. Managing the database instance

  • Configuring a linux environment
  • Starting & stopping database control
  • Starting & stopping the database listener
  • Starting & stopping the database instance
  • More about the database files

8. Manage database storage structures: tablespaces

  • About tablespaces
  • Tablespace management
  • Drop tablespace
  • Alter tablespace

9. Manage database storage structures: advanced tablespaces

  • More about temporary tablespaces
  • About temporary tablespace groups
  • More about permanent tablespaces
  • More about bigfile tablespaces
  • More about the sysaux tablespace

10. Manage database storage structures

  • Data files & temp files
  • Managing data files
  • Managing temp files
  • Enable oracle-managed files (omf)

11. Managing undo data

  • About undo space management
  • Configure automatic undo management
  • Undo_management
  • Undo_tablespace
  • Undo_retention
  • Guarantee undo retention
  • Monitor undo space
  • Use the undo advisor

12. Network environment: oracle shared servers

  • Shared servers architecture
  • Configure shared servers
  • Monitor shared servers

13. Security: implementing database security

  • Database system privileges
  • Database object privileges
  • Administrator auditing of database activity
  • Enhanced default security settings

14. Security: administering user security

  • Create & manage database accounts
  • Grant & revoke database privileges
  • Resource limits via profiles
  • Alter profile
  • Drop profile
  • Password management via profiles
  • About role-based security
  • With admin option
  • Alter user...default role
  • Set role
  • Enhanced default security settings

15. Moving data: sql loader

  • Loader concepts
  • Control file options
  • Load methods
  • Using the em interface

16. Moving data: export & import

  • Manage directory objects
  • About the data pump architecture
  • Data pump export
  • Data pump import
  • Data pump data dictionary views
  • Using the em interface

17. Database maintenance & performance management

  • The management & advisory framework
  • Manage the automatic workload repository
  • Automatic database diagnostic monitor
  • Use metrics & alert thresholds
  • Automatic maintenance tasks

18. Managing concurrency & locks

  • About latches & locks
  • Manage & monitor latches
  • Manage & monitor locks
  • V$LOCK

19. Backup & recovery concepts & configuration

  • About database backup & recovery structures
  • Managing redo data
  • Managing archival data
  • Automatic crash recovery
  • Creating a basic backup strategy
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.