MCT494 - Oracle 11g: Administration II

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Subject Title
Oracle 11g: Administration II

Subject Description
Students gain deeper understanding of backup and recovery, effective memory management, performance evaluation and tuning and controlling system resource usage. This course will help prepare you for Oracle Exam IZO-053.

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. Backup and recover a database (and its parts) with RMAN (command-line and Enterprise Manager).
2. Use flashback technology to view past states of data and to revert either objects or the entire database back to a past state.
3. Use an appropriate and flexible memory configuration for your database.
4. Identify burdensome database sessions and poorly performing SQL.
5. Configure the Oracle Database for optimal recovery.
6. Configure the database instance such that resources are appropriately allocated among sessions and tasks.
7. Schedule jobs to run inside or outside of the database.
8. Use compression to optimize database storage and duplicate a database.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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Prerequisite(s)
MCT492 or equivalent experience    

Topic Outline

Core Concepts and Tools of the Oracle Database

  • The Oracle Database Architecture: Overview
  • ASM Storage Concepts
  • Connecting to the Database and the ASM Instance
  • DBA Tools Overview

Configuring for Recoverability
  • Purpose of Backup and Recovery (B&R), Typical Tasks and Terminology
  • Using the Recovery Manager (RMAN)
  • Configuring your Database for B&R Operations
  • Configuring Archivelog Mode
  • Configuring Backup Retention
  • Configuring and Using a Flash Recovery Area (FRA)

Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog
  • Tracking and Storing Backup Information
  • Setting up a Recovery Catalog
  • Recording Backups
  • Using RMAN Stored Scripts
  • Managing the Recovery Catalog (Backup, Export, Import, Upgrade, Drop and Virtual Private Catalog)

Configuring Backup Settings
  • Configuring and Managing Persistent Settings for RMAN
  • Configuring Autobackup of Control File
  • Backup optimization
  • Advanced Configuration Settings: Compressing Backups
  • Configuring Backup and Restore for Very Large Files (Multisection)

Creating Backups with RMAN
  • RMAN backup types
  • Creating and Using the following:
  • Backup Sets and Image Copies
  • Whole Database Backup
  • Fast Incremental Backup
  • Configure Backup Destinations
  • Duplexed Backup Sets
  • Archival Backups

Restore and Recovery Task
  • Restoring and Recovering
  • Causes of File Loss
  • Automatic Tempfile Recovery
  • Recovering from the Loss of a Redo Log Group
  • Recovering from a Lost Index Tablespace
  • Re-creating a Password Authentication File
  • Complete and Incomplete Recovery
  • Other Recovery Operations

Using RMAN to Perform Recovery
  • Complete Recovery after Loss of a Critical or Noncritical Data File
  • Recovering Image Copies and Switching Files
  • Restore and Recovery of a Database in NOARCHIVELOG Mode
  • Incomplete Recovery
  • Performing Recovery with a Backup Control File
  • Restoring from Autobackup: Server Parameter File and Control File
  • Restoring and Recovering the Database on a New Host

Monitoring and Tuning RMAN
  • Monitoring RMAN Jobs
  • Balance Between Speed of Backup Versus Speed of Recovery
  • RMAN Multiplexing
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous I/O
  • Explaining Performance Impact of MAXPIECESIZE, FILESPERSET, MAXOPENFILES and BACKUP DURATION

Diagnosing the Database
  • Data Recovery Advisor (DRA)
  • Block Corruption
  • Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR)
  • Health Monitor
  • The ADR Command-Line Tool, ADRCI

Using Flashback Technology I
  • Flashback Technology: Overview and Setup
  • Using Flashback Technology to Query Data
  • Flashback Table
  • Flashback Transaction Query
  • Performing Flashback Transaction Backout

Using Flashback Technology II
  • Oracle Total Recall
  • Flashback Drop and the Recycle Bin

Performing Flashback Database
  • Configuring Flashback Database
  • Performing Flashback Database Operations
  • Monitoring Flashback Database

Managing Memory
  • Oracle Memory Structures
  • Oracle Database Memory Parameters
  • Using Automatic Memory Management
  • Automatic Shared Memory Management
  • Using Memory Advisors
  • Using Data Dictionary Views

Managing Database Performance
  • Tuning Activities
  • Using Statistic Preferences
  • Optimizer Statistics Collection
  • Monitor the Performance of Sessions and Services
  • Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)
  • Describing the Benefits of Database Replay

Managing Performance by SQL Tuning
  • SQL Tuning and SQL Advisors
  • Using SQL Tuning Advisor
  • SQL Access Advisor
  • SQL Performance Analyzer Overview

Managing Resources
  • Database Resource Manager: Overview and Concepts
  • Accessing and Creating Resource Plans
  • Creating Consumer Group
  • Specifying Resource Plan Directives, including:
  • Limiting CPU Utilization at the Database Level
  • Instance Caging
  • Activating a Resource Plan
  • Monitoring the Resource Manager

Automating Tasks with the Scheduler
  • Simplifying Management Tasks
  • Creating a Job, Program, and Schedule
  • Using Time-Based, Event-Based, and Complex Schedules
  • Describing the Use of Windows, Window Groups, Job Classes, and Consumer Groups
  • Multi-Destination Jobs

Managing Space in Blocks
  • Free Space Management
  • Monitoring Space
  • Compressing Data
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Managing Space in Segments
  • Segment Creation on Demand
  • Additional Automatic Space-Saving Functionality
  • Shrinking Segments
  • Segment Advisor
  • Managing Resumable Space Allocation

Managing Space for the Database
  • Using 4 KB-Sector Disks
  • Transporting Tablespaces
  • Transporting Databases

Duplicating a Database
  • Purpose and Methods of Cloning a Database
  • Using RMAN to Create a Duplicate Database
  • Cloning a Database from a Backup
  • Duplicate a Database Based on a Running Instance
  • Targetless Duplicating a Database

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 materials 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)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) 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 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