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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:

Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller


Course Overview

Class Dates:

From April 1st to May 1st, 2013

Course Basic Prerequisites:


Student should have already successfully completed Oracle
Database 11g: Introduction to SQL, Oracle Database 11g:
Administration I before taking this course.
Course Objective:
For students to acquire sufficient knowledge and experience
from this course that will assist the students in the preparation for
taking the Oracle11G Database Administration Exam (1Z0-053) as
part of the requirements to achieve the Oracle 11G DBA OCP
certification offered by Oracle.
Course Components:
The course consists of the Oracle DBA material Oracle
specifically requires in addition to other relevant material. Each
class has been carefully crafted with the use of both lecture and
lab. The labs, which are interspersed with the lectures, allow the
students to actually get some hands-on experience using Oracle
and doing any homework assignments, tests and their projects.
Grades:
Students will be given 2 tests. These tests will be very
similar to the types and style of test questions Oracle uses. Each
test will count for 50 percent, for a total of 100 percent, of the
students overall grade and each test will receive a numeric grade
ranging from 100 to 0. Each test score will then be multiplied by
0.50 and then added together to come up with the students overall
test score.

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Other Matters:
Instructor reserves the right to alter the syllabus at anytime
without any prior written notice.
Instructor does not guaranty that every item as listed in the
syllabus will be covered during the semester.
The course description as advertised in the NYU SPCS
course catalog may be different than what is covered during the
semester this course is taken.

Required Books:
Oracle University Student E-Kit, Oracle Database 11g:
Administration Workshop II (Associated Test is 1Z0-053
for OCP)

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II


Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 1 Database Architecture and ASM, and Configuring for Recoverability


Class Date: April 1, 2013
Location of Session 1: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 1: 3.5 Hours
Objectives and Topics:
* Oracle Database Architecture Overview
* ASM General Architecture
* Creating an ASM Instance
* Using Enterprise Manager to Manage ASM Users
* ASM Storage Concepts
* The ASMCMD Utility
* Purpose of Backup and Recovery Functionality
* Typical Backup and Recovery Tasks
* Oracle Backup and Recovery Solutions
* Using Recovery Manager (RMAN)
* Using a Flash Recovery Area
* Flash Recovery Area Space Management
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II. Chapters 1-2

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 2 - Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog, Configuring Backup


Specification
0Class Date: April 3, 2013
Location of Session 2: Woolworth, Room 335A

Lecture 2: 3.5 Hours

Objectives and Topics:


* RMAN Repository Data Storage: Comparison of Options
* Storing Information in the Recovery Catalog
* Registering a Database in the Recovery Catalog
* Recovery Catalog Resynchronization: Concepts
* Using RMAN Stored Scripts
* Backing Up and Recovering the Recovery Catalog
* Using a Virtual Private Catalog
* Using RMAN to Create Backups
* Configuring Persistent Settings for RMAN
* Using Enterprise Manager to Configure RMAN Settings
* Control File Auto-backups
* Managing Persistent Settings
* Configuring Devices for Backup
* Configuring and Allocating Channels for Use in Backups
* Configuring Backup Optimization
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II. Chapters 3-4

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 3 Using RMAN to Create Backups, Performing User-Managed


Backup and Recovery
Class Date: April 8, 2013

Location of Session 3: Woolworth, Room 335A


Lecture 3: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Creating an Oracle-Suggested Backup
* Creating Backup Sets & Image Copies
* Creating a Whole Database Backup
* RMAN Backup Types
* Monitoring Block Change Tracking
* Creating Duplex Backup Sets
* Archival Backups: Concepts
* Encrypting Backups
* Restoring and Recovering
* Causes of File Loss
* Critical Versus Non-critical
* Recovering from a TEMPFILE Loss
* Re-creating Indexes
* Recovering from a Lost Index Tablespace
* Authentication Methods for Database Administrators
* Recovering a Read-Only Tablespace

Reading Assignments and Other Homework:


Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II Chapters 5-6

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 4 - Using RMAN to Perform Recovery, Using RMAN to Duplicate a


Database
Class Date: April 10, 2013
Location of Session 4: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 4: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Using RMAN RESTORE and RECOVER Commands
* Performing Recovery Using Enterprise Manager
* Recovery Using Incrementally Updated Backups
* Perform a Fast Switch to Image Copies
* Restoring and Recovering the Database on a New Host
* Performing Disaster Recovery
* Using RMAN to Create a Duplicate Database
* Creating a Duplicate Database
* Creating an Initialization Parameter File for the Auxiliary
Instance
* Allocating Auxiliary Channels
* Understanding the RMAN Duplication Operation
* Using EM to Clone a Database
* Cloning a Running Database
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II Chapters 7-8

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 5 - Performing Tablespace Point-in-time Recovery, Monitoring and


Tuning RMAN
Class Date: April 15, 2013
Location of Session 5: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 5: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Tablespace Point-in-Time Recovery (TSPITR) Concepts
* Tablespace Point-in-Time Recovery: Architecture
* Understanding When to Use TSPITR
* Determining the Tablespaces for the Recovery Set
* Using Enterprise Manager to Perform TSPITR
* Understanding TSPITR Processing
* Troubleshooting RMAN TSPITR
* Parallelization of Backup Sets
* Monitoring RMAN Sessions
* Interpreting RMAN Message Output
* Using the DEBUG Option
* Tuning RMAN
* RMAN Multiplexing
* Comparing Synchronous and Asynchronous I/O
* Tape Subsystem Performance Rules
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Chapters: 9-10

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 6 Exam & Monitoring and Managing Storage


Class Date: April 17, 2013
Location of Session 6: Woolworth, Room 335A

Test 1: 1 Hour
Covers from Session1 to Session 5 material.

Lecture 6: 2.5 Hours


Objectives & Topics:
* Flashback Technology
* Transactions and Undo
* Guaranteeing Undo Retention
* Preparing Your Database for Flashback
* Flashback Drop and the Recycle Bin
* Using Flashback Technology to Query Data
* Possible Workflow
* Flashback Transaction Wizard
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Chapters: 11

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II


Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 7- Additional Flashback Operations, Diagnosing the Database


Class Date: April 22, 2013
Location of Session 7: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 7: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Flashback Table
* Enabling Row Movement on a Table
* Enabling Row Movement on a Table
* Flashback Database Architecture
* Configuring Flashback Database
* Performing Flashback Database Using EM
* Flashback Database Considerations
* Flashback Data Archive
* Automatic Diagnostic Workflow & Repository
* Location for Diagnostic Traces
* Viewing the Alert Log Using Enterprise Manager
* The Support Workbench and Oracle Configuration Manager
* Create a Service Request
* Package and upload diagnostic data to Oracle Support
* Incident Packaging Configuration
* Health Monitor Overview & Data Recovery Advisor
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Chapters: 12-13

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 8 Managing Memory, Managing Database Performance, Using the


Segment Advisor
Class Date: April 24, 2013
Location of Session 8: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 8: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Oracle Memory Structures
* Automatic Memory Management Overview
* Oracle Database Memory Parameters
* Auto Memory Parameter Dependency
* Automatic Shared Memory Management: Overview
* Automatic PGA Memory Management
* Using the Memory Advisor to Size the SGA
* Memory Tuning Guidelines for the Library Cache
* Tuning Activities
* Performance Planning & Performance Tuning
Methodology
* Instance Tuning
* Troubleshooting and Tuning Views
* Automatic Workload Repository
* SQL Tuning & SQL Advisors
* Using the SQL Tuning Advisor
* SQL Access Advisor: Overview
* Space Management: Overview
* Proactive Tablespace Monitoring
* Thresholds and Resolving Space Problems
* Monitoring Tablespace Space Usage
* Shrinking Segments
* Space Reclamation with ASSM
* Automatic Segment Advisor
* Minimum Compatibility Level
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Chapters: 14-16

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 9 Managing Resources, Automating Tasks with the Scheduler,


Administering the Scheduler, Globalization
Class Date: April 29, 2013
Location of Session 9: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 9: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
* Database Resource Manager: Overview
* Database Resource Manager Concepts
* Accessing Resource Plans
* Default Maintenance Resource Manager Plan
* Creating Consumer Groups
* Resource Allocation Methods for Resource Plans
* Resource Allocation Methods for Resource Plans
* Monitoring the Resource Manager
* Simplifying Management Tasks
* Key Components and Steps
* Creating an Event-Based Schedule
* Creating Complex Schedules
* Creating Job Chains
* Advanced Scheduler Concepts
* Job Classes
* Windows
* Prioritizing Jobs Within a Window
* Remote Jobs
* Installing the Scheduler Agent
* Dictionary Views Supporting Remote Jobs
* Globalization Support Features
* What Every DBA Needs to Know
* Understanding Unicode
* Database Character Sets and National Character Sets
* Language- and Territory-Dependent Parameters
* Linguistic Searching and Sorting
* Case- and Accent-Insensitive Search and Sort
* NLS Data Conversion with Oracle Utilities
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
Chapters: 17-20

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Course: INFO1-CE9339001 Oracle Database 11g:


Administration II
Semester: Spring 2013

Instructor: Marc S. Paller

Session 10 Final Exam


Class Date: May 1, 2013
Location of Session 10: Woolworth, Room 335A
Lecture 10: 3.5 Hours
Objectives & Topics:
Any unfinished topics.
Test 2: 1 Hour
Covers from Session 6 until end.
Reading Assignments and Other Homework:

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