MCT492 - Oracle 11g: Administration I

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Subject Title
Oracle 11g: Administration I

Subject Description
Students gain a conceptual understanding of Oracle database architecture and how its components work and interact with one another. Topics include database creation, performance monitoring, database security, user management and backup/recovery techniques. This course will help prepare you for Oracle exam IZO-052.

Credit Status
 This subject is part of the Oracle Database Administration Recognition of Achievement Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Monitor performance.
2. Describe Oracle Database Architecture.
3. Install Oracle Grid Infrastructure.
4. Install and configure Oracle Database 11g.
5. Configure Oracle Net services.
6. Monitor and administer undo data.
7. Manage the database storage structures.
8. Create and administer user accounts.
9. Perform basic backup and recovery of a database.
10. Manage users and schemas.
11. Manage data concurrency.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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MCT490 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Exploring the Oracle Database Architecture

  • Oracle Database Architecture Overview
  • Oracle ASM Architecture Overview
  • Process Architecture
  • Memory Structures
  • Logical and Physical Storage Structures
  • ASM Storage Components

Installing your Oracle Software
  • Tasks of an Oracle Database Administrator
  • Tools Used to Administer an Oracle Database
  • Installation: System Requirements
  • Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
  • Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure
  • Installing Oracle Database Software
  • Silent Install

Creating an Oracle Database
  • Planning the Database
  • Using the DBCA to Create a Database
  • Password Management
  • Creating a Database Design Template
  • Using the DBCA to Delete a Database

Managing the Oracle Database Instance
  • Start and Stop the Oracle Database and Components
  • Use Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Access a Database with SQLPlus
  • Modify Database Installation Parameters
  • Describe the Stages of Database Startup
  • Describe Database Shutdown Options
  • View the Alert Log
  • Access Dynamic Performance Views

Manage the ASM Instance
  • Set up Initialization Parameter Files for ASM Instance
  • Start up and Shut Down ASM Instances
  • Administer ASM Disk Groups

Configuring the Oracle Network Environment
  • Use Enterprise Manager to Create and Configure the Listener
  • Enable Oracle Restart to Monitor the Listener
  • Use Tnsping to Test Oracle Net Connectivity
  • Identify when to use Shared Servers and when to use Dedicated Servers

Managing Database Storage Structures
  • Storage Structures
  • How Table Data Is Stored
  • Anatomy of a Database Block
  • Space Management in Tablespaces
  • Tablespaces in the Preconfigured Database
  • Actions with Tablespaces
  • Oracle Managed Files (OMF)

Administering User Security
  • Database User Accounts
  • Predefined Administrative Accounts
  • Benefits of Roles
  • Predefined Roles
  • Implementing Profiles

Managing Data Concurrency
  • Data Concurrency
  • Enqueue Mechanism
  • Resolving Lock Conflicts
  • Deadlocks

Managing Undo Data
  • Data Manipulation
  • Transactions and Undo Data
  • Undo Data Versus Redo Data
  • Configuring Undo Retention

Implementing Oracle Database Auditing
  • Describe DBA Responsibilities for Security
  • Enable Standard Database Auditing
  • Specify Audit Options
  • Review Audit Information
  • Maintain the Audit Trail

Database Maintenance
  • Manage Optimizer Statistics
  • Manage the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)
  • Use the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM)
  • Describe and use the Advisory Framework
  • Set Alert Thresholds
  • Use Server-Generated Alerts
  • Use Automated Tasks

Performance Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Managing Memory Components
  • Enabling Automatic Memory Management (AMM)
  • Automatic Shared Memory Advisor
  • Using Memory Advisors
  • Dynamic Performance Statistics
  • Troubleshooting and Tuning Views
  • Invalid and Unusable Objects

Backup and Recovery Concepts
  • Part of Your Job
  • Statement Failure
  • User Error
  • Understanding Instance Recovery
  • Phases of Instance Recovery
  • Using the MTTR Advisor
  • Media Failure
  • Archive Log Files

Performing Database Backups
  • Backup Solutions: Overview
  • Oracle Secure Backup
  • User-Managed Backup
  • Terminology
  • Recovery Manager (RMAN)
  • Configuring Backup Settings
  • Backing Up the Control File to a Trace File
  • Monitoring the Flash Recovery Area

Performing Database Recovery
  • Opening a Database
  • Data Recovery Advisor
  • Loss of a Control File
  • Loss of a Redo Log File
  • Data Recovery Advisor
  • Data Failures
  • Listing Data Failures
  • Data Recovery Advisor Views

Moving Data
  • Describe ways to Move Data
  • Create and use Directory Objects
  • Use SQL*Loader to Move Data
  • Use External Tables to Move Data
  • General Architecture of Oracle Data Pump
  • Use Data Pump Export and Import to Move Data

Working with Support
  • Use the Enterprise Manager Support Workbench
  • Work with Oracle Support
  • Log Service Requests (SR)
  • Manage Patches

Mode of Instruction
The primary mode of learning will be a combination of lecture and hands-on classroom instruction. Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion, and question and answer period.

Prescribed Texts
The following will be provided:
Oracle's ebook

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
This subject is part of the Oracle Database Administration program. Those students choosing to pursue their Oracle Database Administration Recognition of Achievement  program are required to write a final exam at the completion of this subject. A mark of 70% of higher is required in the exam in order to apply this subject to the Recognition of Achievement. 

Approved by: Denis Gravelle