Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration

2 Day Course
Hands On
Code O12CEA

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The Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course is designed for Database Administrators of small sized databases who need to carry out basic system administration tasks on Oracle Database 12c database.

The Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course is also suitable for support staff and personnel who are required to carry out occasional administration or troubleshooting tasks. The Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course is not aimed at delegates who are full time Database Administrators. The focus is on using Enterprise Manager Express and SQL Developer to teach delegates how to manage the database. The usage of SQL*Plus is also covered.

Full time Database Administrators should attend the Oracle Database 12c Administration course.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Installing Oracle Database 12c Software
  • Creating an Oracle database
  • Administering an Oracle database with Enterprise Manager Express, SQL Developer and SQL*Plus
  • Configuring the Oracle Network Environment
  • Creating and Managing Database Storage Structures
  • Managing Schema Objects
  • Managing Users
  • Maintaining Database Security
  • Backing up, Restoring and Recovering the Database
  • Monitoring the Performance of the Database Using Advisors

Target Audience

The Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course is aimed at Database Administrators of small sized databases who need to install the Oracle Database 12c software, create, monitor and support an Oracle Database 12c database.

The Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course is also suitable for support staff and personnel who are required to carry out occasional administration or troubleshooting tasks. It aims to gives delegates practical experience in installing Oracle Database 12c software, configuring the database, performing basic monitoring of the database and in carrying out basic administration tasks.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

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Introduction (8 topics)

  • Oracle product overview
  • Oracle Support services
  • Relational database concepts
  • Oracle architecture
  • Oracle 12c Multitenant architecture
  • Overview of the Oracle Cloud
  • Database administration tasks
  • Database administration responsibilities

Install the Oracle Database Software with the OIU (7 topics)

  • Installation planning
  • Understand system requirements and operating system pre-requisites
  • Oracle flexible architecture
  • Environment variables
  • Use Oracle Universal Installer to install Oracle software (OUI)
  • The Oracle Inventory
  • De-install Oracle Database softare

Create a Database with the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) (5 topics)

  • Select a storage method
  • Select a CDB or non-CDB database
  • Select a database type based on workload
  • Select a character set for the database
  • Create a database using the DBCA

Administer a Database (4 topics)

  • Administrative tools available to a DBA
  • Use SQL*Plus and SQL Developer to manage a database
  • Administer the database using Enterprise Manager Express
  • An overview of Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Configure the Oracle Network Environment (9 topics)

  • Overview of network configuration
  • Oracle Net Listener configuration and management
  • Oracle Net Naming methods
  • Tools for configuring and managing the Oracle network
  • Configure local naming for client connections with Net Manager
  • Start and stop the Oracle listener
  • Configure the listener with EM
  • Use TNSPING to test Oracle Net connectivity
  • Connect to the database

Manage an Oracle Instance (10 topics)

  • Oracle Instance
  • Instance management
  • Memory structures
  • Background processes
  • Database authentication methods
  • Initialization parameters
  • Password file
  • Shut down the database
  • Start up the database
  • View alert log and trace files

Database Storage Structures (8 topics)

  • Oracle database structures
  • Control files
  • Redo log and archive redo log files
  • Tablespaces and data files
  • Create tablespaces
  • Manage tablespaces
  • Manage undo and use the Undo Advisor
  • Use Enterprise Manager Express and SQL Developer to view the storage structure of the database

Manage Users (6 topics)

  • Database administration accounts
  • User accounts
  • Create and administer user accounts
  • Lock and unlock user accounts
  • Change a user's password
  • Administer privileges and roles

Manage Schema Objects (10 topics)

  • Create schema objects
  • Create a new table
  • View the attributes and contents of a table
  • Understand data integrity
  • Define constraints
  • Create indexes
  • View index attributes
  • Create views
  • Create synonyms
  • Create sequences

Backup, Recover and Restore a Database (9 topics)

  • Oracle backup strategy
  • Overview of backup, restore and recovery
  • Backup and recovery configuration
  • Configure ARCHIVELOG mode
  • Overview of backup and recovery operations
  • Overview of scheduled backups
  • Configure backup settings
  • Configure recovery settings
  • Perform recovery

Performance Monitoring (5 topics)

  • Overview of self-monitoring architecture
  • Monitor an Oracle database
  • Automatic Workload Repository
  • Automatic Database Diagnostics Monitor (ADDM)
  • Additional monitoring


Delegates wishing to attend the Oracle Database 12c Essential Administration course should have an understanding of relational database concepts and basic operating system knowledge. They should also have a working knowledge of Oracle SQL, this can be gained by attendance on the pre-requisite course.

This course is run on a Linux operating system, a basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux is recommended but is not essential.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $1,395

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