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Lesson 2Prerequisites
ObjectiveVerify that you have the necessary background for this course.
In order to get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the UNIX operating system, PL/SQL coding techniques, and the following Oracle database concepts:
  1. Oracle tables and tablespaces
  2. Oracle instances
  3. The Oracle data dictionary


In addition, you should be able to:
  1. Identify networking business trends and problems
  2. Describe Oracle’s networking solutions
  3. Develop an Oracle network topology
  4. Define the procedure by which Net8 establishes a server connection
  5. Create a network that utilizes the transparent network substrate (TNS)
  6. Configure the listener using the Net8 Assistant
  7. Start and stop the Net8 listener using the Listener Control utility (LSNRCTL)
  8. Set up multiple listeners on the same node
  9. Install the Net8 client software
  10. Use the host-naming method to test SQL*Net connectivity
If you do not feel comfortable with one or more of these topics, techniques, or procedures, you may want to consider taking the
  1. Oracle Network Topology and
  2. Basic SQL

In the next lesson, we will outline what you need to realize the full potential of this course.