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Lesson 1

Introduction to Oracle Networking Topology

Welcome to Oracle Network Topology, the first course in the two-part Oracle Network Administration Certification Series.
This course is designed to introduce you to the networking tools and concepts associated with Oracle, the industry-leading database software.
Network Topology focuses on the general concepts associated with
  1. Oracle networking,
  2. Oracle's network interface, Oracle Net, was formerly known as 1) Net8 when used in Oracle8, and 2) SQL*Net when used with Oracle7, which are legacy versions of Oracle.
    You can use Oracle Net over a wide variety of network protocols, although TCP/IP is by far the most common protocol today. Features associated with Oracle Net, such as shared servers, are referred to as Oracle Net Services.
  3. client- and server-side configuration.

The second course, Network Configuration Management, delves into the technical details of configuring and using many of Oracle Net's components, including
  1. Oracle Names,
  2. the Oracle Enterprise Manager,
  3. the Shared Server, and
  4. the Connection Manager.
In addition, Network Configuration Management covers security and troubleshooting in the network environment.

Learning Objectives

After completing the first course in this series, you will 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 Oracle Net establishes a server connection
  5. Create a network that utilizes the Transparent Network Substrate (TNS)
  6. Configure the listener using the Oracle Net Manager
  7. Start and stop the Net listener using the Listener Control utility (LSNRCTL) (Used in Oracle 9i, has since been deprecated)

    Desupport of Oracle Net Listener Password

    In Oracle Database 12c, the Oracle Net Listener password feature is no longer supported. This does not cause a loss of security because authentication is enforced through local operating system authentication.
  8. Set up multiple listeners on the same node
  9. Install the Oracle Net client software
  10. Use the host-naming method to test Oracle Net connectivity
The next lesson outlines the prerequisites for this course.