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Course Content

1. Introduction

Types of Databases
Duties of a DBA, Classifications of DBA
Oracle Versioning and versions history
Grid ? Advantages of Grid Computing
What is Instance? What is Database? What is Database Server?
Users the DBA interacts with
Supported OS
Introduction to Linux OS
Linux File Layout structure

2. Installation of Linux OS

OS Users
Installation process
Disk layout
Different mount points used by oracle
Swap Area
Creation of User groups
Oracle needed file layout

3. Installation of Oracle Software

Fulfilling prerequisites for installation
Setting up environment
Post Installation scripts
Changes done to the OS files after installation is complete./etc directory, /home/oracle
directory, global inventory, oracle home

4. Database Creation

Database files introduction
Table spaces and Schemas
Control files introduction
PFile Introduction, Creation and default parameters(10g/11g)
Instance States
Database Creation Manually and Using DBCA

5. Background processes and Different stages of Database

Instance Start, Mount and Open states
Dynamic views related to database
Oracle memory layout
Background processes
Instance states more detailed
How to look for background processes

6. Database objects and Tablespaces

Introducing putty and VNC server(How it works in realtime environment)
Sys owned objects. Data Dictionary
User Created objects
Sys Tablespaces
User Tablespaces
Dictionary Managed Tablespace, Locally managed tablespace. Bigfile tablespace
Managing tablespaces
Managing datafiles
Datafiles layout, Internal organization
Tables and Fragmentation

7. Threads and Redo log groups

Archive log, No Archive log
Threads and Groups concepts
Multiplexing Redo logs
Log switching
Different stages of Log files
Processes related to online Redo logs
Adding Threads, Groups
Dropping Threads, Groups

8. Oracle Memory architectureDifferent components of memory(10g/11g)

Dedicated Server and Shared Server
SGA and PGA, Differences between them
Different Stages of a query
Parsing: Hard parsing and Soft parsing
Different stages during an update statement
Checkpointing Indexes Different types of Indexes
Views related to indexes
Index reorganization
Statistics collection on indexes

9. Networking and Remote ConnectionsTNS

Listener.ora file
Tnsnames.ora file

10. Views and Materialized views

Types of views
Database links
Materialized views
Refreshing materialized views
Processes related to materialized views
Problems with materialized views refresh

11. Users, Privileges, Roles and Responsibilities

Security and Passwords(10g/11g)
User Creation
Creating Roles
Assigning Privileges, Roles and Responsibilities
Dropping users
Revoking privileges
Password file
Remote sys connect

12. Pfile and spfile

Types of parameters(static and dynamic)
Managing spfile
Creating pfile from spfile and vice versa
Changing parameters dynamically

13. Control files

Details stored in control files
Creating, Backing up and Recreating control files
Scenarios when a control file needs to be created
Changing the Instance name and Database name

14. Backups

Types of Failures
Types of backups
Logical Backups using ImpDP, ExpDP(Data Pump)
Transportable tablespaces
Physical backups
Cold Backups and Hot Backups
Generation of redo during hot backups
Fuzzy blocks

15. Recovery

Complete recovery using cold backups
Complete recovery using hot backups
Partial recovery using cold backups
Partial recovery using hot backups
Different scenarios in performing recoveries
UNNAMED datafiles during recovery

16. Cloning Databases

Cold cloning
Hot cloning

17. RMAN(1)

RMAN tool introduction
Catalog mode No-Catalog mode
Configurations of RMAN
Hot backups using RMAN
Backing up Databases, Archivelogs and Controlfiles
Channels and Multiple copies
Tuning RMAN backups process
Retention policies
Incremental backups, Cumulative backups

18. RMAN(2)

Restoration using RMAN
Recovery using RMAN
Cloning databases using RMAN
Migrating databases using RMAN
Restoration from Incremental Backups and Cumulative Backups

19. Automatic Storage Management(ASM)

Striping and Mirroring
RAID concepts
ASM concepts and file systems
Background processes used by ASM
CSS daemon
Creating Disk groups and Redundancy
RMAN backups in ASM
Migrating a NON-ASM database to ASM
ASMCMD command-line tool
md_backup and md_restore

20. Patching and Upgrades

Patches and Patch sets
Upgrading within releases

21. Database Migrations between releases

Migration from 10g to 11g

22. Data Guard

Standby databases
Physical Standby databases and Logical Standby databases
Different modes of Protection and Availability
Creating Standby databases
Managing Databases in a Data Guard Environment
Switchover and Failover
Data Guard Broker

23. Performance Tuning

Categories of tuning
Areas of tuning
SQL Tuning
Memory Tuning
Disk I/O tuning
Tools used for tuning
Waits and Contention
Latches and Spins
Locks and Lock Resolution
AWR reports, ADDM reports
Oracle Database Replay

24. Oracle Enterprise Manager and Grid Control

Maintaining everything for OEM
Data Guard from OEM
AWR Reports and ADDM
Tuning from OEM