This course makes use of optional On Your Own exercises.
An On Your Own exercise is a good way for you to practice the skills you have learned.
The exercise is not scored.
It is an optional hands-on exercise that you can do if you have access to an Oracle database. (Database support and tutor support is not
provided for On Your Own exercises.)
If you want to perform the optional hands-on On Your Own course exercises, you will need the following hardware and software (Please note that
this setup is optional and is not required to take the course).
I recommend that you work with a real Oracle server during this course even though this is not specifically required. If you have an Oracle
database available to you now, go to the Resources page and download the sample database script and instructions on how to install it on your
database. To run the database script and populate the database with data, you will need access to Oracle8i. You may also wish to install Oracle
Enterprise Manager because many of the courses reference this tool.
You cannot use another brand of database for practice because the majority of this course covers Oracle's own extensions to SQL, such as the Decode function.
If you want to look into ordering a trial version of Oracle8i Enterprise Edition Server, Oracle Enterprise Manager, or Personal Oracle8i, go to
the OracleStore Web site
You can also download Oracle8i
from Oracle's Web
Oracle requires you to register and allows you to download the software for free.
You can purchase all of this software online by visiting our Software Store[[Software Store page]]. You can reach the Software Store at any time
by clicking the Resources button on the toolbar, then clicking the software link at the top of the Resources page.
file on the Resources page contains several files that you need to complete the course project exercises:
The House-O-Pets course project schema: a database diagram and a document listing of all the tables and data you need to work the course
projects without any database software
Sample data for the optional On Your Own exercises: the SQL file will help you create the sample database for the course project
Click the Exercise link below to download the files you will need to complete the course project exercises and the On Your Own optional exercises.
Download Course Project - Exercise