This course includes several features to help you make the most of your learning experience.
Quizzes and exercises
At regular intervals throughout the course, you will find multiple-choice quizzes and exercises providing hands-on practice with Oracle related concepts and procedures.
These learning checks will enable you to assess what you've learned and plan your progress through the course accordingly.
You will also have the opportunity throughout this course to use three Java applets: the Simulation, the Slideshow, and the MouseOver.
The Slideshow presents a series of images you can flip through using forward and back navigation buttons. We'll be using Slideshows to illustrate procedures and processes associated with Oracle9i, 10g, and 11g.
Whenever you see this graphic within the course, an applet that explains the components of a window, dialog box, or code snippet will be displayed.
Move your mouse cursor over any sections enclosed in a red box to display pop-up explanations of a particular feature, button, or line of code.
The MouseOver and Slideshow applets used in this course are always followed by a link to a non-applet transcript. So even if your browser doesn't support Java, you won't miss any information.
Occasionally in this course, you will need to examine images, code, or output that are larger than our standard lesson pages. When this is necessary, you will see a View Example or View Code button in the left margin.
Click this button to open a new Web browser window and view the image, code or output. Try it now by clicking the View Example button to the left.
On Your Own exercises
This course makes use of On Your Own exercises. An On Your Own exercise is a good way for you to practice the skills acquired. An On Your Own exercise is an optional hands-on exercise that you can do if you
have access to the optional hardware and software for this course.
Key terms associated with Oracle are defined in the course glossary.
The terms are italicized and underlined in the lesson text. Clicking a glossary term opens a pop-up window with the definition.