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Lesson 2 Prerequisites
Objective Verify that you have the right background for this course.

Oracle Database Backup Recovery Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the 1) Windows operating system, 2) basic SQL syntax, and the following Oracle database concepts:
  1. Oracle 11g,12c,13c database architecture
  2. Tables
  3. Tablespaces
  4. Files used in tablespaces

If you do not feel comfortable with one or more of these topics and techniques, you may want to consider taking the first course in this series as well as the course on Oracle database administration.

Oracle Database provides efficient, reliable, secure data management for high-end applications such as high-volume (OLTP) on-line transaction processing environments, query-intensive data warehouses, and demanding Internet applications. Oracle also offers several additional optional database products that enhance the capabilities of Oracle Database for specific application requirements. In the next lesson, you will learn what you need to take this course.

IT Challenges

According to a recent survey of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), the majority of Oracle customers feel they spend too much time and budget maintaining their existing Oracle database environments, which limits their ability to invest in innovation. Specifically, many Oracle customers would like to invest more time and budget in areas such as migrating or upgrading databases, database consolidation, researching new Oracle database features, or upgrading their hardware.
So what is driving this amount of time and budget spent maintaining Oracle vs. investing in innovation? The reality for over 90% of Oracle customers today is that they are managing more than Oracle environments. Many have Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint or SQL Server, SAP landscapes, big data and file environments and have built silos of IT infrastructure for these environments. IT silos limit the ability to pool and share IT infrastructure and operational resources and ultimately lead IT to spend the majority of its time and budget maintaining their existing environments.