Major tasks to be considered within this course are:
• Software installation and the creation of new databases.
• An in-depth exploration of the database architecture, including memory, process and data structures, and the management of those structures.
• Management of database files.
• Specialized facilities intended to maximize performance of enterprise-scale transactional applications, such as the shared SQL and PL/SQL cache, the result cache, the database buffer cache, and other similar components.
• Management of security policies and procedures, including administration of user accounts, roles, privileges and profiles.
• Utilization of advanced self-tuning and self-management capabilities, including the use of Oracle-Managed Files, database Advisors and other components of the Management Framework.
• Performance monitoring, problem troubleshooting, and resolving lock and conflict issues.
• Using the Oracle Enterprise Manager and SQL interfaces for administration tasks.
• Control over database support services, including the Database Control, Oracle Net and others.
• A primer on backup and recovery structures and strategies.
• Operating system-specific considerations for various platforms, especially Linux and MS Windows Server.