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Lesson 3Managing Database Objects Requirements
ObjectiveDescribe what you need to take this course.

Managing Database Objects Requirements for Oracle DBAs

Managing database objects as an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) involves a combination of technical skills, knowledge of database theory, and an understanding of the Oracle Database Management System. Below are some of the key requirements and areas of expertise typically expected of a DBA in this context:

Education and Background

  1. Formal Education: Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is recommended.
  2. Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Certified Master (OCM), or other industry-recognized certifications can be beneficial.

Technical Skills

  1. SQL and PL/SQL: Proficiency in SQL and PL/SQL for querying and manipulating data.
  2. DDL and DML: Understanding of Data Definition Language (DDL) for creating, altering, and dropping database objects and Data
  3. Manipulation Language (DML) for inserting, updating, and deleting data.
  4. Performance Tuning: Skills in optimizing SQL queries, indexing, and partitioning.
  5. Backup and Recovery: Knowledge of RMAN (Recovery Manager) and Data Pump for backups and disaster recovery.
  6. Data Modeling: Understanding of ER diagrams, normalization, and denormalization concepts.
  7. Security: Implementing and managing user privileges, roles, and auditing.
  8. Patch Management: Applying Oracle patches and updates.
  9. Storage: Managing tablespaces, data files, and disk allocation.
  10. Networking: Basic understanding of Oracle Net Services for configuring database connections.


  1. Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM): Familiarity with the Oracle management console for monitoring and administration.
  2. Command Line Tools: Knowledge of SQL*Plus, RMAN, and Data Pump utilities.
  3. Scripting: Basic shell scripting abilities for automation.

Conceptual Knowledge

  1. ACID Properties: Understanding of the ACID properties (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) of database transactions.
  2. Concurrency: Knowledge of locks, deadlocks, and concurrency control.
  3. High Availability: Understanding of Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters), Data Guard, and GoldenGate for high availability and data replication.

Soft Skills

  1. Problem-Solving: Ability to troubleshoot issues effectively.
  2. Communication: Clear and concise communication skills for documenting and explaining procedures.
  3. Teamwork: Ability to work effectively in a team, often coordinating with network administrators, developers, and other staff.

Continuous Learning

  1. Stay Updated: Oracle frequently releases new versions and updates. Staying current with the latest features and best practices is essential.
  2. Online Forums and Communities: Participate in online Oracle DBA communities, webinars, and forums to learn from peers and experts.
These are general guidelines and may vary depending on the organization's specific needs and the complexity of the database systems being managed.

Software Requirements for Course

For the fullest learning experience, which includes all of the exercises, we recommend you have the Oracle12c database server software. If you do not already have this software, or have access to a running installation, you can download a version of Oracle from Oracle's online store. The cost for this is minimal. Oracle supplies the trial version for several different platforms. We have designed this course to provide value for students who do not have access to the software. You will find simulations in many of the lessons that enable people who do not have software to practice working with an Oracle12c database.

Internet Resources

There are a number of Internet-based resources that every DBA should know about. These include helpful Web sites and Usenet newsgroups.
You should also join the Oracle Technology Network . This on-line resource has all the current Oracle documentation as well as free downloads of trial versions of many Oracle products.


If at all possible, try to have access to an Oracle11g, 12c or 13 documentation.
Download Oracle 12c database for Windows from the following link Oracle12c download for Windows. Any Oracle12c download for Windows will contain the complete documentation set in HTML form.
You can complete this course without the manuals, but you will not go very far as a database administrator without them. If you do not like reading the manuals online, you can download the corresponding Oracle PDFs from the internet.
In addition to the manuals, the course page lists recommended books for Oracle database administrators.

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