The word "oracle" conveys many meanings, mostly of the religious and mystic kind. To some, it is a shrine of worship. To others, it is a soothsayer's divine allegory, or a recurring motif in Hollywood films. But to the truly technically savvy, the word comes to mind first and foremost... as a proper noun: "Oracle" is the world's largest database and enterprise software vendor, founded in 1977. Since then, Oracle has made many strides in making its features adaptable to enterprise needs. Its most current offering, Oracle 11g, is positioned as a lean, mean database that can lower costs, cluster and consolidate enterprise application databases into scalable private clouds and storage partitions, as well as securely protect information.
With so many possibilities to streamline operations, many companies and industries are increasingly seeking professionals who can exploit Oracle database competencies. One way to gain the knowledge and hands-on practice for a career is to consider an online program in Oracle. Because online programs can be taken using the same medium which IT professionals work (computers), it is the optimal, flexible learning platform for students.
To foster a curriculum grounded in real-world scenarios, many of these courses may include simulations, live labs and proprietary software. Whether you simply want a basic understanding, or an advanced certification such as the Oracle 10g Administrator Certified Master (OMA), you could explore operating systems, networks, software, security, and project management — as well as Oracle's suites, features, extensions and standalone tools. Gain leading-edge techniques that employers demand, along with various IT certifications.
The beauty of Oracle courses are brevity and range of choice. Many of them can be taken individually and selected on the basis of your personal knowledge base. For example, if your specific area of interest is database objects, you may wish to enroll in an Oracle course dedicated to database objects. If you'd like to learn how to create tables and indexes within Oracle, there is also a course for that which can be completed in half a day. To get an overview of the challenges facing network administrators and to describe the Oracle products that are available for simplifying the monitoring and maintenance of the network environment, you may wish to take a course dedicated to giving an overview on networking.
To demonstrate the methods used to make physical backups using both the operating system and the Recovery Manager. more >
To explain tablespace creation and maintenance, and to discuss extent allocation and block-space utilization. more >
To demonstrate Additional Recovery Methods. more >
To introduce the student to the importance of developing, testing, and updating a backup and recovery strategy. more >
To discuss types of failure and to demonstrate a number of recovery scenarios. more >
To demonstrate the startup and shutdown procedures and show how to create a database. more >
To introduce the data dictionary and to discuss the maintenance issues associated with redo log files and control files. more >
To describe the database architecture and introduce the administrative tools used by the database administrator to troubleshoot an Oracle8i database. more >
To demonstrate how to manage users and resources using profiles and password management. more >
To explain tablespace creation and maintenance and to discuss extent allocation and block-space utilization. more >
To describe the creation and maintenance of rollback segments and to introduce the use and configuration of National Language Support (NLS). more >
To describe Oracle8i datatypes and introduce the student to Oracle tables and indexes. more >
To introduce the student to declarative constraints and the different methods available to load data into an Oracle database. more >
To familiarize the student with privileges and to demonstrate the benefits of using roles in controlling access to the database. more >
To demonstrate how to configure a multithreaded server (MTS) and Connection Manager, and to discuss Java support within the database. more >
To review the Oracle architecture with a view to formulating a backup and recovery strategy and to explore types of failure. more >
To provide a practical approach to using RMAN and to explain its terminology. more >
To show how to use Recovery Manager (RMAN) for server-managed backup and recovery processes. more >
To explain how to use additional recovery methods, such as a standby database, Export and Import utilities, and LogMiner. more >
To give an overview of the challenges facing network administrators and to describe the Oracle products that are available for simplifying the monitoring and maintenance of the network environment. more >
To demonstrate and compare the various naming methods that can be employed in a network environment. more >
To explain the use of tracing and logging in determining network-related errors, and to discuss network security. more >
To review the backup and recovery strategies associated with archiving mode, operating system backup, and minimizing the database downtime. more >
To describe how to use Oracle Optimizer for SQL tuning and to explain data access methods. more >
To explain database resource management concepts and to describe how to manage a multithreaded server (MTS) environment. more >