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  • Learn about installation of the Oracle database software package
  • Create and configure your very own Oracle database
  • Discover how the Oracle database architecture provides a platform for high-performance, high availability databases
  • Learn how to manage an Oracle instance, including startup and shutdown concepts
  • Optimise performance and perform crucial database tasks including offline, online, and incremental backups as well as data migration
  • Learn how to restore and recover an Oracle database from media failure, including point-in-time recoveries

Oracle Database Server is the most widely used relational database in the world today. This book gives you the essential skills to master the fundamentals of Oracle database administration and prepares you for Oracle DBA certification.

"OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide" prepares you to master the fundamentals of Oracle database administration using an example driven method that is easy to understand. The real world examples will prepare you to face the daily challenges of being a database administrator.

Starting with the essentials of why databases are important in today's information technology world and how they work, you are then guided through a full, customized installation of the Oracle software and creating your own personal database.

We then examine fundamental concepts of Oracle, including architecture, storage structures, security, performance tuning, networking, and instance management. Finally, we take an in-depth look at some of the most important concepts in the daily life of an Oracle DBA - backup, recovery, and data migration.

"OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide" provides you with the skills you need in order to become a successful Oracle DBA, both for certification and real life tasks.

  • Prepare for Oracle Database Administration I certification
  • Learn real world skills in database administration
  • Written in an example driven format with step-by-step real world examples
Page Count 582
Course Length 17 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781849687300
Date Of Publication 22 Feb 2013


Steve Ries

Steve Ries has been an Oracle DBA for 16 years, specializing in all aspects of database administration, including security, performance tuning and backup and recovery. He is a specialist in Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and has administered Oracle clustered environments in every version of Oracle since the creation of Oracle Parallel Server. Steve is the author of OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real-World Certification Guide, Packt Publishing. He holds five Oracle certifications as well as a Security+ certification. He currently consults for the Dept. of Defense, US Marine Corps, and holds a high-level security clearance. Additionally, Steve has been an adjunct instructor of Oracle technologies at Johnson County Community College for 9 years, where he teaches classes that prepare students for the Oracle certification exams. He was also a speaker at the 2011 and 2012 Oracle Open World conferences. Steve is a two-time, award-winning technical paper writer and the creator of the blog.