OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide

Learn how to become an Oracle-certified Database Administrator

OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849687300
Paperback582 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone who needs the essential skills to become an Oracle DBA, pass the Oracle Database Administration I exam, and use those skills in the real world to manage secure, high performance, and highly available Oracle databases.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing the Oracle Relational Database System
Understanding the RDBMS
Introducing the Oracle product family
Interpreting Oracle Database versioning
Understanding the role of the DBA
Examining the tools of the Oracle DBA
SQL*Plus
Introducing the Companylink database
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 2: Installing the Oracle Database Software
Planning an Oracle installation
Reviewing the installation prerequisites
Using the Oracle Universal Installer
Installing the Oracle Database software
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 3: Creating the Oracle Database
Planning for a database creation
Creating an Oracle database using DBCA
Examining a manual database creation
Examining Windows Services in Oracle
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 4: Examining the Oracle Architecture
Understanding the Oracle RDBMS
Examining the Oracle instance
Examining the Oracle database components
Exploring Oracle Real Application Clusters
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 5: Managing Oracle Storage Structures
Examining Oracle's physical space paradigm
Managing tablespaces
Using advanced tablespace management techniques
Using Oracle Managed Files
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 6: Managing the Oracle Instance
Understanding database startup and shutdown
Setting database initialization parameters
Understanding the data dictionary
Exploring the static data dictionary views
Understanding database diagnostic information
Understanding the Oracle Support model
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 7: Managing Security
Understanding the fundamentals of database security
Creating and managing user accounts
Understanding privileges
Understanding role-based security
Understanding profiles
Understanding key security parameters
Understanding auditing
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 8: Managing Concurrency
Understanding the lifecycle of a transaction
Managing undo data
Managing serialization mechanisms
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 9: Configuring an Oracle Network
Understanding Oracle networking concepts
Understanding the listener
Using Oracle name resolution
Understanding database registration
Using database links
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 10: Managing Database Performance
Understanding object-level tuning
Managing the Automatic Workload Repository
Understanding Oracle's Advisory Framework
Understanding Oracle Memory Management
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 11: Understanding Backup and Recovery Concepts
Understanding the redo-based architecture
Understanding Flash Recovery Area
Understanding instance recovery
Understanding the categories of database failure
Introducing the Data Recovery Advisor
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 12: Performing Database Backups
Creating user-managed backups
Understanding Oracle Recovery Manager
Performing RMAN offline backups
Performing RMAN hot backups
Automating database backups
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 13: Performing Database Recovery
Understanding the recovery process
Performing RMAN complete recoveries
Performing incomplete recoveries
Using the Data Recovery Advisor
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 14: Migrating Data
Understanding external data access
Loading data with SQL*Loader
Migrating data with Oracle Data Pump
Summary
Test your knowledge

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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.

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing the Oracle Relational Database System
Understanding the RDBMS
Introducing the Oracle product family
Interpreting Oracle Database versioning
Understanding the role of the DBA
Examining the tools of the Oracle DBA
SQL*Plus
Introducing the Companylink database
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 2: Installing the Oracle Database Software
Planning an Oracle installation
Reviewing the installation prerequisites
Using the Oracle Universal Installer
Installing the Oracle Database software
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 3: Creating the Oracle Database
Planning for a database creation
Creating an Oracle database using DBCA
Examining a manual database creation
Examining Windows Services in Oracle
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 4: Examining the Oracle Architecture
Understanding the Oracle RDBMS
Examining the Oracle instance
Examining the Oracle database components
Exploring Oracle Real Application Clusters
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 5: Managing Oracle Storage Structures
Examining Oracle's physical space paradigm
Managing tablespaces
Using advanced tablespace management techniques
Using Oracle Managed Files
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 6: Managing the Oracle Instance
Understanding database startup and shutdown
Setting database initialization parameters
Understanding the data dictionary
Exploring the static data dictionary views
Understanding database diagnostic information
Understanding the Oracle Support model
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 7: Managing Security
Understanding the fundamentals of database security
Creating and managing user accounts
Understanding privileges
Understanding role-based security
Understanding profiles
Understanding key security parameters
Understanding auditing
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 8: Managing Concurrency
Understanding the lifecycle of a transaction
Managing undo data
Managing serialization mechanisms
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 9: Configuring an Oracle Network
Understanding Oracle networking concepts
Understanding the listener
Using Oracle name resolution
Understanding database registration
Using database links
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 10: Managing Database Performance
Understanding object-level tuning
Managing the Automatic Workload Repository
Understanding Oracle's Advisory Framework
Understanding Oracle Memory Management
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 11: Understanding Backup and Recovery Concepts
Understanding the redo-based architecture
Understanding Flash Recovery Area
Understanding instance recovery
Understanding the categories of database failure
Introducing the Data Recovery Advisor
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 12: Performing Database Backups
Creating user-managed backups
Understanding Oracle Recovery Manager
Performing RMAN offline backups
Performing RMAN hot backups
Automating database backups
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 13: Performing Database Recovery
Understanding the recovery process
Performing RMAN complete recoveries
Performing incomplete recoveries
Using the Data Recovery Advisor
Certification objectives covered
Summary
Test your knowledge
Chapter 14: Migrating Data
Understanding external data access
Loading data with SQL*Loader
Migrating data with Oracle Data Pump
Summary
Test your knowledge

Book Details

ISBN 139781849687300
Paperback582 pages
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