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Course Description

The principal responsibility of a database administrator (DBA) is to make enterprise data available to its users. DBAs must work closely with the developers to ensure that their applications make efficient use of the database, and with system administrators to ensure that physical resources are adequate and used efficiently.

Course Information

  • Duration: 30 hrs
  • Timings: Week days 1-2 Hours per day (or) Weekends: 2-3 Hours per day
  • Method: Online/Classroom Training
  • Study Material: Soft Copy

Course Content


  • Introduction to database management systems and databases
  • What is a database?
  • Popular database management system (DBMS) software and why Oracle DBMS.
  • History and Current trends of DBMS and Database Administration.
  • Oracle database market share and about its current competitive landscape.
  • Tasks of a Database Administrator.
  • Relational Database Model and Installing Oracle database software (11g R2)
  • Designing a relational database using Entity-Relationship Modeling.
  • Understand pre-requisites for a successful Oracle RDBMS software installation.
  • Installation of Oracle 11g R2 database software.
  • Installation of Oracle 12c database software (Latest Release).
  • Oracle Database Architecture
  • Planning for an Oracle database creation.
  • Creating an Oracle database using the MANUAL method.
  • Creating an Oracle database using the Graphical Tool (Database Configuration Assistant).
  • Startup and Shutdown of a database.
  • Components of an Oracle database and detailed architecture.
  • Advance Startup and Shutdown Scenarios.
  • Oracle database memory and process architecture.
  • Oracle database job scheduler API
  • Database storage
  • Tablespaces and allocation types.
  • Create tablespaces.
  • Create data files with fixed size and autoextend option.
  • Control files and producing a trace output to view its contents.
  • How to rename datafiles in a control file.
  • Redolog File architecture and best practices.
  • Enabling Archivelog mode for a database with automatic archiving.

Temporary tablespaces and temporary tablespace groups (11g R2 new feature).


  • Introduction.
  • Oracle listener configuration (Dynamic and Static Listeners).
  • Dynamic Service Registration and Naming Methods configuration in sqlnet.ora.
  • Oracle database connections from other computers.
  • Using Oracle netca (Network Configuration Assistant) for network configuration file tnsnames.ora.
  • Oracle listener administration and TNS_ADMIN environment variable.
  • Database Links.
  • User Administration and Security
  • How to create database users.
  • How to set database profile limits for a user for efficient resource management.
  • Unlocking a user account and enabling password management.
  • Oracle database authorization using object and system privileges
  • Oracle database authorization using database roles
  • How to audit Oracle database connections in standard and XML mode.
  • How to audit Oracle DBA commands (SYS Operations).
  • Used Managed (Manual) Backup and Recovery
  • Introduction and planning for a robust Backup and Recovery Strategy.
  • How to take an Oracle database backup in offline mode (COLD BACKUP).
  • Hot to take an Oracle database backup in online mode (HOT BACKUP).
  • How to clone a database using Cold Backup.
  • How to clone a database using Hot Backup.
  • How to recreate source database from a user-managed backup (Media failure scenario) RMAN Backup and Recovery
  • Advantages of RMAN method compared to manual method.
  • Database backup using RMAN in normal and compressed mode.
  • Oracle database backup metadata.
  • Database backup using RMAN catalog.
  • Querying the RMAN metadata.
  • How to clone a database using RMAN duplicate (11g R2 new feature: Backup-based duplication).
  • How to restore and recover a database using its backup in the event of a media failure.
  • Oracle database backup retention policies and backups to Tape/offsite.
  • Fast Recovery Area for better management of backups and archive log files.


  • Introduction to Oracle versions and how to understand a version.
  • How to upgrade from a previous release to latest releases.
  • How to upgrade from one patchset to another patchset within a release. What is slip-streaming?
  • What are one-off/interim patches?
  • Learn about Oracle Interim Patch Installer (OPATCH).
  • Oracle Data Movement Utilities
  • Oracle database logical backups.
  • Business use cases of logical backups compared to physical backups.
  • Data Pump Export modes.
  • Data Pump Import to import data from an export backup.
  • Advanced features in Oracle Data Pump Export.
  • Oracle Database Performance Tuning
  • How to handle performance issues in the real world.
  • V$ views for performance monitoring and analysis.
  • How to size the Oracle database memory structures for optimal performance.
  • Oracle database wait events.
  • Explain Oracle UNDO management internals and sizing.
  • Explain Oracle TEMP space internals and sizing.
  • SQL Query tracing using TKPROF.
  • Database-wide tracing for Oracle Errors (Event Tracing).
  • Index Monitoring and internals of index maintenance by Oracle.
  • Statistics data collection for Oracle database optimizer.
  • Real world life of an Oracle DBA
  • Type of Oracle errors like Valid errors and internal exceptions (ORA-00600 and ORA-07445 errors).
  • Monitoring Oracle databases.
  • How to work with Oracle Support to create Service Requests.
  • Parlance and terminology used by Oracle DBAs.
  • Working with Oracle Forums for issues.
  • Productivity tools required when you join the workplace.
  • Scheduling JOBS and scripts through UNIX/LINUX crontab utility.
  • Oracle Database High Availability (RAC, DataGaurd)
  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM): Install and setup
  • Introduction and benefits of Oracle ASM.
  • Oracle ASM software installation and configuration (Grid Infrastructure)
  • Partitioning Disks in LINUX.
  • Oracle ASMLib Utility for managing ASM Disk Storage.
  • Oracle ASMCA (ASM Configuration Assistant).
  • ASM Parameter file, ASM Instance and working with DISKGROUPS.
  • Querying ASM Information.
  • Creating Database Files using ASM.
  • Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM): Mirroring Disks
  • Understanding ASM Disk Redundancy (Mirroring)
  • Learn about the three levels of ASM redundancy
  • How Oracle manages ASM Disk failures
  • Replacing a failed disk with a new disk
  • ASM Disk Rebalancing operations
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Components of a RAC environment.
  • Storage, network and hardware requirements.
  • Pre-requisites for RAC installations.
  • Installation and configuration of Clusterware.
  • How to validate the configuration and install.
  • The Grid and RAC installation.
  • RAC Databases
  • Creation of RAC database and instances.
  • Differences in RAC database versus single instance.
  • Database and instance parameters.
  • How to change parameters.
  • Connection information for high availability (TAF, FAN, and FCF).
  • Single client access name (SCAN).
  • Managing RAC Databases
  • Database services and SRVCTL.
  • Using restart utility.
  • Adding and removing a node to the RAC environment.
  • Backup of databases and parameter files.
  • Rolling Patches of RAC environment grid and database.
  • Testing and Monitoring RAC
  • Clusterware testing.
  • Failover testing and validations.
  • Troubleshooting configuration and failures.
  • GV$ views.
  • Monitoring interconnects and performance.


  • Using standby databases in HA environments.
  • Active Standby features.
  • Decisions for syncing standby databases.
  • Requirements for different sync options.
  • Getting the requirements and parameters set for primary and standby databases.
  • Create standby database.
  • Managing Data Guard Environment
  • Configuring Data Guard broker(DGMGRL).
  • Validating the configuration.
  • Commands for managing Data Guard environment.
  • Failing over to standby.
  • Recreating Primary.
  • Monitoring syncing the standby.


  • Creating a repository Database for the OEM console.
  • Installing the OEM 12C software
  • Installing the software for the target agents for multiple flavors
  • Adding and deploying the agents
  • Identifying the targets
  • Configuring the target to be monitored through OEM 12C console

Key Features

  • Career oriented training.
  • One to One live interaction with a trainer.
  • Demo project end to end explanation.
  • Interview guidence with resume preparation.
  • Support with the trainer through E-mail.

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