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  • Oracle® Certification Program Candidate Guide Oracle Database 10g™ Administrator Certified Associate Oracle Database 10g™ Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 10g™ Administrator Certified Master November 2005
  • Contents Oracle Candidate Certification Guide ™ Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate ™ Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional ™ Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master November 2005 1 The Benefits of Oracle Certification 2 Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Paths 3 Preparing for the Oracle Database 10g Tests 4 Registering for Your Tests 5 Taking Your Tests 6 After You Are Certified 7 Special Testing Opportunities Test Content Checklists Visit the Oracle Certification Program website at http://www.oracle.com/education/certification/
  • 1 The Benefits of Oracle Certification The demand for Oracle technical After OCA, by becoming an Oracle professionals is growing at an incredible Certified Professional (OCP) you pace. But individuals, experienced or new demonstrate your understanding of the to the profession, need to know what full range of skills required by Oracle skills make them attractive to employers. professionals in your chosen job role. The Employers look for ways to distinguish OCP is in high demand in today's employees and prospective employees marketplace, and the demand for new who have the solid foundation of skills OCPs grows with each new release of an needed for effective performance. Oracle product. An Oracle certification helps raise your visibility and increases The Oracle Certification Programs help your access to the industry's most the IT industry make these distinctions by challenging and rewarding opportunities. establishing a standard of competence in key entry level and professional job roles. “Oracle’s certification strength in a An Oracle certification is a valuable, declining economy is due in part to industry-recognized credential that the fact that more complex, high-level signifies a proven level of knowledge and certifications appear to be less ability. Each higher level of Oracle vulnerable” 2 certification brings a higher standard of The Oracle Certified Master (OCM) is benchmarked skill and ability, which leads the highest credential an Oracle to greater opportunities and higher professional can earn in the Oracle remuneration. Certification Program. An Oracle DBA “Technical certifications have evolved Certified Master is a top-level Oracle from a hiring tool to a screening tool: expert who has in-depth knowledge of the If you don’t have them, you aren’t Oracle database technology and industry experience managing mission-critical viewed as a serious candidate.”1 Oracle database systems and applications. Benefits to th e Techni cal An OCM is considered an expert within Prof essiona l an organization, among peers, and across An Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) the industry. credential demonstrates that you have a The true value of earning an Oracle solid understanding of the foundation certification credential is increased skills of a given job role that can be opportunity. With more opportunities applied at an apprentice or entry level. come career growth, greater stability, and By earning your OCA designation you higher remuneration. improve your chances of getting entry- level job opportunities. The OCA is the stepping stone to starting a successful career as an Oracle Professional. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 1
  • “Given the key importance of data as an 1 Source: Information Week, Employers Raise the Bar on Certification, 2002 organizational asset, it should come as 2 Source: IDC Certification Report and Forecast 2002 - 2006 no surprise that DBAs remain in high 3 Source: CertMag, Certified Expert: Working as a Database demand and that related training Administrator, January 2003 certification programs are popular even in this time of economic trouble... By the numbers, Oracle leads the DBMS/DBA certification area.” 3 Benefits to th e IT Employer The Oracle Certification Programs are also valuable to hiring managers who want to hire right candidates for critical IT positions. For companies that send employees through annual IT training, certification helps ensure a return on the training investment by validating the knowledge and understanding gained in training sessions. Companies can also combine certification with an employee development program to enhance employee loyalty and performance on the job. Hiring certified professionals can have a direct impact on a company's success. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 2
  • 2 Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Paths and requires candidates to first earn the 10g O ra cl e D a tab a s e 1 0g C er tif i cat io n: Ov erv iew OCA credential and then to pass only one additional exam and to have met the hands- The expertise of Oracle database on course requirement. Oracle Database 10g administrators (DBAs) is integral to the OCPs have the skills to set up and manage success of today's increasingly complex critical Oracle Database 10g functions and system environments. Their critical work to keep the database running at maximum requires a broad understanding of the efficiency. In order to gain hands-on and architecture and processes of the Oracle classroom experience, all OCP candidates database, as well as plenty of hands-on are required to complete one Oracle experience in solving problems. The best University hands-on course from Oracle DBAs know they stand between optimal University or one of its authorized partners. performance and an event that could bring This training is the best preparation for the their company to a standstill. OCP exam and will add both book and “Currently, Oracle skills remain the practical learning to all those who become most sought-after database skills in the certified. The OCP credential will provide IT marketplace.” 1 the candidates with the recognition that will O ra cl e D a tab a s e 1 0g lead to increased opportunity and more Adm in is tra to r Cert if ied rewarding careers. A sso ciate ( OCA) View the chart on Page 5 for a list of the The Oracle Database 10g Administrator required tests and the course Certified Associate (OCA) credential is the requirements to earn the Oracle first step toward success as an Oracle Database 10g OCP credential. database professional. It is designed to O ra cl e D a tab a s e 1 0g C er tif ied provide a foundation in the administration Master (OCM) of Oracle Database 10g. This entry-level qualification requires completion of only The Oracle Database 10g OCM credential is one exam. The OCA credential is a building for the Oracle database guru—the senior block (and a prerequisite) in the process to database professional with both classroom receive the Oracle Certified Professional and on-the-job experience. The (OCP) and Oracle Certified Master (OCM) prerequisites are that the candidates earn an credentials. Oracle Database 10g OCP credential and complete the advanced-level coursework. O ra cl e D a tab a s e 1 0g The final stage requires that the candidates Adm in is tra to r Cert if ied prove their skills through an intensive, two- Prof essiona l (OCP) day, hands-on practical examination. The second and most recognized tier of the Currently, the Oracle Database 10g OCM Oracle Certification Program is the Oracle practicum and the credential requirement Database 10g Administrator Certified are under development. Further details will Professional. The Oracle Certified be available in late 2005 Professional credential is an advanced qualification for Oracle Certified Associates November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 3
  • Upg rad ing Yo ur Cu rr en t OC P Ca ndidate Qualif ications D BA C re d e nt ia l to O ra cl e Database 10g Most candidates for DBA certification combine up-to-date training with some level Oracle9i to Oracle Database 10g of on-the-job experience. There is no Upgrade Path (1 test): “typical” candidate. Many of the questions Candidates certified as Oracle9i DBA OCP on the OCP exams are based on real-job may pass the exam “1Z0-040 Oracle scenarios. In addition to the appropriate Database 10g New Features for training, you will need hands-on experience Administrators” to upgrade their with the software. Trial software versions certification to Oracle Database 10g. and hands-on labs are included in most Oracle University training products. Oracle8i to Oracle Database 10g Upgrade Path (1 test): Candidates certified as Oracle8i DBA OCP 1 Source: IDC Certification Report 2002 may pass exam 1Z0-045 Oracle Database 10g New Features for Oracle8i OCPs to upgrade their certification to Oracle Database 10g. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 4
  • Re qu ire d Exam s an d S el ecte d Ha nd s- On Co urs es fo r th e Ora c le Da tabase 10g C e rti f i ca tio n P a t hs Oracle customers and business partners demand hands-on experience on all aspects of Oracle's database from their Oracle Certified Professionals. E x a m s R e q u ire d Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional Administration I Administration II Exam # 1Z0- 042 Exam # 1Z0- 043 Option DBA Assessment Exam # 1Z0 - 041 November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 5
  • O ra cl e Da tabas e 10g Ha nd s- On Cou rs e R equ i reme nt To earn the Oracle Database 10g Certified Professional credential, all new DBA OCP candidates are required to pass the exams listed on page 5 and attend one instructor-led inClass or instructor-led online course from the list below. Oracle University's rigorous certification training and lab-based focus will ensure that all Oracle Certified Professionals obtain real hands-on experience using the Oracle Database 10g technology and tools. Oracle Database 10g: Administration Oracle Database 10g: Real Application Clusters Workshop I Migrate from SQL Server to Oracle Database Oracle Database 10g: Administration 10g Workshop II Oracle Database 10g: Implement Streams Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle Database 10g: SQL Tuning Workshop Administrators Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL DBAs A c cep ted Hand s -On R e q u ire m e nt E x e m p ti o ns Requirement Training F a ci l it ie s All new Oracle Database 10g Certified Professional candidates will not receive Candidates must attend their approved their certification until they have course through one of these providers: completed the exam requirements, met the hands-on course requirement and • Oracle University Training Center submitted the Hands-on Course • Oracle Authorized Education Center Requirement Form. • Oracle Authorized Education Partner DBA Certified Professionals who have • Oracle Academic Initiative earned their DBA OCP credential on a • Oracle Internet Academy previous release (Oracle7.3, Oracle8, • Oracle Workforce Development Oracle8i, and Oracle9i) are not required to Program meet the hands-on course requirement and should not submit the Hands-on Course Requirement Form. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 6
  • O CP Ha nd s-On Cou rs e • Oracle Database 10g Administrator Requirement Fo rm Certified Professional All Oracle9i and Oracle Database 10g Who Should Complete the Oracle DBA OCP candidates who are required to University Hands-On Requirement meet the hands-on course requirement Form? will be required to submit the new Hands- On Course Requirement Form. • ALL candidates in the Oracle9i or Oracle Database 10g DBA OCP track Submitting the Hands-on Course who have attended their approved Requirement form will accomplish two hands-on course. tasks related to your certification: • It will trigger a request for Oracle to • Oracle Academic Initiative students verify your attendance of an approved • Oracle Internet Academy students hands-on course. • After your attendance has been • Oracle Workforce Development verified by Oracle, the form will Program students generate a permanent record in Oracle Who Should NOT Complete the OCP and Prometric's certification Hands-On Requirement Form databases, showing that you have met • Candidates who are upgrading their the requirement. The record will existing OCP DBA credential from a become part of your personal previous version. certification history, identifiable as “OCP Hands-On Course • Candidates who are required to attend Requirement.”. a hands-on course but who have not To eliminate any delays with your OCP yet attended it. DBA certificate, submit your form as soon as you have attended one of the approved courses to meet the DBA OCP hands-on requirement. If you are not sure whether you are required to meet the hands-on course requirement, view the requirements for the certification path you are pursuing. How to Submit the Oracle University Hands-on Course Requirement Form Oracle OCP candidates will not receive their certificates until their OCP Hands- on Course Requirement Form has been verified. Select the OCP Track you are pursuing to view instructions on submitting your Hands-on Requirement Form. • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 7
  • How to Submit the Oracle OCP Go to http://oracle.prometric.com Hands-On Course Requirement Form: and either sign in (if you already Submit the form only AFTER you have an account) or select First have attended your approved hands-on Time Registration to create a course. new account. You will need to provide your Prometric Testing ID Before you start, locate the following: and your correct mailing and e-mail Your Prometric Testing ID addresses during the setting up of (found on all Oracle exam score your new account. reports). Select Take Test from the menu Your registration confirmation and enter the keycode e-mail from Oracle University for ”10gcourse” in the Private Tests your hands-on course. If you do box. not have your course confirmation Complete the requirement form. e-mail, you will need your hands- NOTE that there are two steps to on course information: Course this form; please make sure to Title, Course Date, Course complete both steps by following Location, and Course Facility all instructions on your screen. Name (the name of the company If you have any questions regarding the or institute you took your hands-on Oracle OCP Hands-On Course course from). Requirement or about how to enter your information, please contact Oracle at ocpreq_ww@oracle.com. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 8
  • O CP D BA Upg rade Ce rt if icat io n Pa ths Follow the paths shown below to upgrade your current Oracle DBA OCP credential to Oracle Database 10g. Single Release Upgrade Path Generally, one exam is required for OCPs to upgrade to each new release of an Oracle DBA track. For example, one exam upgrades the Oracle7.3 credential to Oracle8, one exam from Oracle8 to Oracle8i, one exam from Oracle8i to Oracle9i, and one exam from Oracle9i to Oracle 10g. Oracle7.3 DBA Oracle8 DBA Oracle8 Oracle8i New Features for New Features for Administrators Administrators Exam # 1Z0-010 Exam # 1Z0-020 Oracle8i DBA Oracle9i Oracle9i DBA New Features for New Features for Administrators Administrators Exam # 1Z0-030 Exam # 1Z0-040 Bridged Release Upgrade Exams OCPs with older credentials may skip intervening releases and upgrade to a current technology with a single exam. For example, one exam upgrades Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 DBAs directly to Oracle9i, and another exam upgrades Oracle8i DBAs directly to Oracle Database 10g. Oracle7.3 DBA Oracle8 DBA Oracle9i DBA Oracle9i DBA OR New Features for Oracle 7.3 and Oracle 8 OCPs Exam # 1Z0-035 Oracle8i DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs Exam # 1Z0-045 November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 9
  • 3 Preparing for the Oracle Database 10g Tests Oracle recommends that you prepare for provide you a dynamic learning the Oracle Database 10g exams by environment. combining learning and prep offerings Instructor-Led Online from Oracle University with your own practice and experience. Start by reviewing Receive live instruction at your home or the topics covered on the exam in the office and save time and travel expenses Test Content Checklist in this guide. Then with Instructor-Led Online training. look over the following preparation Expert Oracle instructors deliver the same methods for a combination that suits your quality training as in our classrooms, background. during 4 hours of daily online instruction. Lea rn O ra cl e f rom Ora c le Self-Paced Online There are a variety of options that allow Learn at your own pace with a 90-day complete flexibility to meet the needs of subscription to Oracle University courses your schedule and budget. From intense delivered over the Internet. Leverage a in-class experiences with lots of hands-on variety of content such as pre-recorded labs to interactive online learning, Oracle instructor videos, demonstrations, University offerings are the best way to product simulations and quizzes. Interact prepare to become an Oracle Certified with expert Oracle instructors, who will Associate or Oracle Certified Professional. assist you through the course material via These courses lay the foundation of online office hours knowledge you will need to pass the Oracle Certification exams and provide a Self-Paced CD-ROM venue for hands-on practice. Study at your own pace with highly Your local Oracle University interactive Oracle University courses on representative can advise you on the best CD-ROM. Reinforce your learning using option. For more information, visit the the latest in multimedia instruction Oracle University Web site at including video, animation, http://www.oracle.com/education/. demonstrations, assessments and hands- on practices. Self-Paced CD-ROM Pr epar ing wi th O ra cl e courses offer a convenient, U n ive rs i ty comprehensive, ongoing resource for you Instructor-Led inClass Training or your organization. Build the in-depth knowledge and hands- on experience that you need to succeed in your job role with our most popular and comprehensive training option. From in- class demonstrations led by expert Oracle University instructors, to realistic hands- on labs, Instructor-Led inClass courses November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 10
  • Additional Preparation Tools Test Content Checklist Practice Tests Use the Test Content Checklist in this guide to identify all the test topics for Oracle and Self Test Software have which you must prepare. Oracle may partnered to develop the highest quality make modifications to the Test Content practice tests available to individuals Checklist. Visit the OCP Website, to view seeking Oracle Certified Associate and the Exam Details List to download the Oracle Certified Professional status. To latest version of this guide or print out the purchase practice tests, visit the OCP exam objectives from the website before Web site at attending your exam appointments. http://www.oracle.com/global/us/educati on/certification/sts.html. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 11
  • 4 Registering for Your Tests Oracle Certification Program exams are S cheduling Your Exam offered at Oracle University Testing Prepare and Test at Oracle University Centers and through Prometric, the Oracle University locations in many world’s largest provider of testing to the countries offer both exam preparations information technology industry. and the exams themselves from one Many Oracle University locations now convenient location. Visit the OCP offer exams, and can serve as a convenient Website’s Exam Registration page to alternative for both preparation and exam schedule an exam at an Oracle University writing at one facility. Follow the location. registration directions shown below for Make sure that you have both the number scheduling exams at Oracle University or and title of the exam for which you are an Authorized Prometric Testing Center registering. (APTC). Regular exam fees are equivalent to $125 All exams are computerized. A brief US Dollars, plus any local taxes. The exam tutorial precedes each test to familiarize fee is payable to Oracle University. All you with the test delivery system. You discounts must be applied at the time of should attempt to answer every question paying your exam fee. on the exam because incomplete answers are scored as incorrect. A summary screen Valid identification will be required when allows for navigation throughout the you attend your test appointment. To exam, with functions for proceeding cancel or reschedule your test forward and back among questions. appointment, you must contact Oracle University. OU registration and Rev iew ing t he Can dida te Ag reem en t cancellation policies apply to exam registrations. Candidates pursuing Oracle certification must accept the terms of the Oracle Certified Associate - Professional Candidate Agreement before taking the tests. You will be presented with the agreement on screen before the test starts. You can also review the agreement before your appointment by visiting the Oracle Certification Program Web site at http://www.oracle.com/global/us/educati on/certification/canagreemt.html November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 12
  • T e s t w it h P ro m e tri c C hang ing or Ca ncel i ng You r App oi ntme nt w ith Prom etr i c APTC Online Registration Register online at http://prometric.com/ To cancel or reschedule your test appointment, you must call the Prometric Regional Service Center. The cancellation • APTC Telephone Registration- policy by region is: Call the Prometric Regional Service Center (RSC) serving your country • The Americas: One business day during normal business hours (a list of in advance RSCs is located on the last page of • Asia Pacific: By midday (Sydney this guide). time) the previous business day • Make sure that you have both the • EMEA: Two business days in number and title of the exam that you advance are registering for. Schedule your • Japan: Three business days in exam appointment Monday through advance Saturday during normal authorized Candidates who do not appear for the test Prometric testing center hours. Hours or who cancel less than one business day vary by location. prior to the test will not receive a refund. • When you register, ask the Prometric customer service representative for a list of valid forms of identification that you will need to present when you take your exam. You will not be allowed to take the test without valid identification. • Regular exam fees are equivalent to $125 US Dollars, plus any local taxes. The exam fee is payable to Prometric by any major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Switch Cards) at the time of registration. All discounts must be applied at the time of paying your exam fee. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 13
  • 5 Taking Your Tests T a ki ng a T e s t O bta in ing Yo ur Te st Re su lt s • Arrive at the testing location at least You will receive your score report 15 minutes prior to your scheduled immediately after the test. Beta exam appointment. score reports are sent to candidates following analysis and scoring of the beta • Sign the test log and present two exam. Candidates completing a beta forms of identification. One must be a version of a test can expect their score government-issued photo reports 10-12 weeks following the beta identification. Both forms of period. Your results are automatically identification must contain your forwarded to Oracle following testing. signature. Please keep a copy of all test reports for your records. • The test administrator will give you a brief orientation and escort you to a Retaking a Test computer terminal where you will take Candidates must wait 14 days before the test. You are not allowed to bring retaking a failed exam. There are no papers, books, bags, or calculators exceptions to this policy. into the room. If you do not pass an Oracle Certification • Remember to adhere to the exam on the first attempt, Oracle requirements set forth in Oracle encourages you to use the diagnostic Certification Candidate Agreement. feedback supplied with the score report to You must agree to the terms and review the areas that need further study. conditions in the agreement before If you receive a low score, an Oracle completing any Oracle Certification University training course may be exam. Any attempt to cheat, assist appropriate for you to gain more others, or remove exam content from knowledge. Otherwise, if you only require the testing room will not be tolerated skillset review in a few areas, we and may result in a zero score, recommend you consult Oracle University disallowance of OCP credential, Online Learning, where you will find each and/or even prosecution by law. topic area available as a short course module. Most modules are only 45 minutes. Visit Online Learning at http://www.oracle.com/education/oln/. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 14
  • 6 After You Are Certified Re ce iv ing Yo ur Ora c le indicate how you can begin to access the C er tif i cat io n We lcome K it OCP benefits that await you. This will You will receive your Oracle Certified include the access log in and password Associate or Oracle Certified Professional you will need to enter the OCP member certificate by mail from Prometric within online community. 30 days after successfully completing all The OCP Members site is available only the required exams and applicable course to Oracle Certified Professionals, not requirements. You should use your Oracle Certified Associates. certificate as verification of your Oracle Upg rade Y our C ert if i cat ion to Certification credential. O ra cl e Ce rt if ied Mas te r Oracle Database 10g OCP candidates who Oracle Certified Professionals are highly are required to meet the Hands-On recognized for their abilities to provide Course Requirement will not receive their intermediate to advanced level DBA skills certificate until their course requirement to the IT marketplace. In order to answer has been verified. Oracle Database 10g the growing need for more senior level OCP candidates may send their course DBAs as well as consultants and other information by completing the Webform. specialists, Oracle encourages those Select the “Hands-on Course Form” from looking to advance their careers to the Oracle Database 10g OCP path Web consider the Oracle Certified Master page. View the Hands-On Course Program. The OCM designation can help Requirement details on page 5 of this demonstrate that an Oracle professional is guide. truly at the top of the field, and has added If you do not receive your Welcome Kit, benefits, credibility, and tools to make send an e-mail to these experts even more successful. To fulfillment@prometric.com and provide find out more, see the OCP Website at your name, Prometric ID number, current http://www.oracle.com/education/certific mailing address, and daytime phone ation. number. Keep ing Ab rea st of New O ra cl e Ce rt if ied Prof es s iona l O ra cl e Te ch no logy Re lea se s Members Web Site Oracle is committed to keeping the Oracle Upon completion of your Oracle Certified Certification Program current with the Professional credential, you will receive latest technology. To ensure the value of information on how to obtain a copy of your Oracle Certified Professional the OCP logo in your Welcome Kit. The credential, you may find it advantageous logo may be used on business cards and to upgrade your certification to the latest resumes. release. You will also receive a letter of congratulations from Oracle that will November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 15
  • R e t irem en t o f a n O CP T ra ck Upda t ing Yo ur Demog raphi c I n f o rma ti o n Once Oracle announces the retirement of a track, you will have at least six months Visit the Prometric Web site at to pass the remaining exams in the retiring http://prometric.com/ to update your track. If you do not upgrade your demographic information. certification by the deadline, you will be Follow the steps below: required to complete all tests within the new track to obtain the latest credential. • Log in to the site with your email Consult the OCP Web site for current address and password. If you have testing requirements. never registered online before, select O ra cl e Ce rt if ica t ion Pr ogram the link to set up your online account. F ra ud ul e n t A c t iv i ty Pol i ci e s • In the left navigation bar under Oracle Corporation reserves the right to “Exam Services,” select “Update take action against any candidate involved Profile.” in fraudulent activities, including, but not limited to, fraudulent use of vouchers, • You may update your mailing address, cheating on an exam, alteration of score telephone numbers, and your e-mail reports, alteration of completion address. certificates, violation of exam retake Select “Next.” Your OCP Candidate policies or other activities deemed information is now updated. fraudulent by Oracle. If Oracle determines, in its sole discretion, that fraudulent activity has taken place, it reserves the right to take action up to and including, but not limited to, decertification of a candidate's OCP credentials, temporary, indefinite or permanent ban of a candidate from Oracle certification programs, notification to a candidate's employer, and notification to law enforcement agencies. If a candidate is found committing fraudulent activities, all fees previously paid to Oracle, or to Oracle's authorized vendors, will be forfeited and the candidate may be required to pay additional fees for services rendered. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 16
  • 7 Special Testing Opportunities Beta score reports are sent to candidates Sp ecia l Oppo r tun it i es : Be ta T e s ts following analysis and scoring of the beta test. Oracle will offer beta versions of OCP tests as new and updated questions are Visit the Oracle Certification Program developed. Beta tests are generally offered Web site at at a discount from the regular test price. http://www.oracle.com/education/certific Participating in betatests is a good way to ation/ to find beta opportunities. Oracle economize on your certification and to be provides detailed descriptions of each beta among the first professionals to be offer to help you decide if the tests are certified on a new track or product right for you. release. Visit the Oracle Certification Program Web site at http://www.oracle.com/education/certification/. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 17
  • Test Content Checklists The following test content checklists show the objectives covered in the OCP exams. November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 18
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle Database 10g: Administration I Exam #1Z0-042 I n sta ll ing O racle Da tabas e Manag ing Data 10g Sof tware Manipulate data through SQL using Identify system requirements INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE Use Optimal Flexible Architecture Use Data Pump to export data Install software with Oracle Universal Use Data Pump to import data Installer Load data with SQL Loader Identify and configure commonly used environment variables Create directory objects PL/SQL C rea ti ng an O ra cle Da tabas e Explain the Oracle database Identify PL/SQL objects architecture Describe triggers and triggering events Explain the instance architecture Undo Mana geme nt Use the management framework Monitor and administer undo Use DBCA to Create a database Configure undo retention Use DBCA to Configure a database Guarantee undo retention Use DBCA to Drop a database Use the Undo Advisor Use DBCA to Manage templates Describe the relationship between undo and transactions Manag ing S chema Ob je cts Create and modify tables Size the undo tablespace Mon ito r in g a nd Re so lvi ng Define constraints Lo ck Co nf li cts View the attributes of a table Detect and resolve lock conflicts View the contents of a table Manage deadlocks Create indexes and views Describe the relationship between Name database objects transactions and locks Select appropriate data types Explain lock modes within the Oracle Database 10g Create and use sequences November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 19
  • Exam #1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I (continued) Co nt ro ll in g th e Da tabas e O ra cl e Ne t S e rv i ce s Start and stop iSQL*Plus Use Database Control to Create Start and stop Enterprise Manager additional listeners Database Control Use Database Control to Create Oracle Start and stop the Oracle Listener Net service aliases Start up and shut down Oracle Use Database Control to Configure Database 10g connect time failover Describe startup and shutdown Use Database Control to Control the options for the Oracle Database Oracle Net listener Handle Parameter files Use the Oracle Net Manager to configure client and middle-tier Locate and view the Database alert log connections O ra cl e Da tabas e Se cur ity Use TNSPING to test Oracle Net Apply the principal of least privilege connectivity Manage default user accounts Describe Oracle Net Services Implement standard password security Describe Oracle Net names resolution features methods Audit database activity Backup and Recovery Co ncep ts Register for security updates Describe the basics of database backup, restore and recovery Describe the types of failure that may occur in an Oracle Database Describe ways to tune instance recovery Identify the importance of checkpoints, redo log files, and archived log files Configure ARCHIVELOG mode Configure a database for recoverability November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 20
  • Exam #1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I (continued) S torag e S tr uc tu re s P ro a c tive Mai nt e na n ce Define the purpose of tablespaces and Set warning and critical alert thresholds data files Collect and use baseline metrics Create tablespaces Use tuning and diagnostic advisors Manage tablespaces (alter, drop, Use the Automatic Database generate DDL, take offline, put on Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) line, add data files, make read- only/read-write) Manage the Automatic Workload Repository Obtain tablespace information from EM and the data dictionary Describe server generated alerts Drop tablespaces Da tabase Ba ckup s Describe the default tablespaces Create consistent database backups A d m in is te ri ng U se rs Back up your database without shutting it down Create and manage database user accounts Create incremental backups Create and manage roles Automate database backups Grant and revoke privileges Monitor the flash recovery area Control resource usage by users Describe the difference between image O ra cl e Sha red Serv er s copies and backup sets Identify when to use Oracle Shared Describe the different types of Servers database backups Configure Oracle Shared Servers Backup a control file to trace Monitor Shared Servers Manage backups Describe the shared server architecture Da tabase Recovery P e rfo rm a n ce Mon it o r ing Recover from loss of a Control file Troubleshoot invalid and unusable Recover from loss of a Redo log file objects Recover from loss of a system-critical Gather optimizer statistics data file View performance metrics Recover from loss of a non system- critical data file React to performance issues November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 21
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle Database 10g: Administration II Exam #1Z0-043 U sing Globa l ization S upport U sing R ecove ry Mana ger Objectives Use the RMAN BACKUP command Customize language-dependent to create backup sets and image copies behavior for the database and Enable block change tracking individual sessions Manage the backups and image copies Specify different linguistic sorts for taken with RMAN with the LIST and queries REPORT commands Use datatime datatypes D iagno sti c So ur ces Query data using case insensitive and Use the alert log and database trace accent insensitive searches files for diagnostic purposes Obtain Globalization support View alerts using Enterprise Manager configuration information Adjust thresholds for tracked metrics S e c ur ing t he Ora cl e L i st e ne r Control the size and location of trace Secure the listener files Remove default EXTPROC entry and R e cov e r in g f ro m N o n -C ri t ic a l add a separate listener to handle Losses external procedure calls Recover temporary tablespaces Co nfigu rin g R ecove ry Manager Recover a redo log group member Configure database parameters that Recover index tablespaces affect RMAN operations Recover read-only tablespaces Change RMAN default settings with Recreate the password file CONFIGURE Manage RMAN's persistent settings Start RMAN utility and allocate channels November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 22
  • Exam #1Z0-043 Oracle Database 10g: Administration II (continued) D a tab a s e R e cov e ry Dea l ing w it h Da taba se Co rr up tion Recover the control file Define block corruption and list its Explain reasons for incomplete causes and symptoms recovery Detect database corruptions using the Perform incomplete recovery using following utilities: ANALYZE EM DBVERIFY Perform incomplete recovery using Detect database corruptions using the RMAN dbms_repair package Perform incomplete recovery using Implement the SQL DB_BLOCK_CHECKING parameter Perform database recovery following a to detect corruptions RESETLOGS operation Repair corruptions using RMAN F las hba ck Da tabas e Au toma tic Da tabas e Determine which flashback technology Manag eme nt to use for each recovery situation Use the Database Advisors to gather Configure and sue Flashback Database information about your database Monitor the Flashback Database Use the SQL Tuning Advisor to improve database performance Use the Enterprise Manager Recovery Wizard to flashback database Use automatic undo retention tuning Manage (or maintain) the Flash Recovery Area Re cove r in g f rom U ser Er ro rs Recover a dropped table using Flashback technology Perform Flashback table operation Manage the recycle bin Recover from user errors using Flashback versions query Perform transaction level recovery using Flashback Transaction query November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 23
  • Exam #1Z0-043 Oracle Database 10g: Administration II (continued) Mon ito r in g a nd Mana gi ng Mon ito r in g a nd Mana gi ng S torag e Memory Tune redo writing and archiving Implement Automatic Shared Memory operations Management Issue statements that can be suspended Manually configure SGA parameters upon encountering space condition for various memory components in the errors SGA Reduce space-related error conditions Use Automatic PGA Memory by proactively managing tablespace Management usage Manag ing Re sou rce s Reclaim wasted space from tables and Configure the Resource Manager indexes using the segment shrink functionality Assign users to Resource Manager groups Estimate the size of new table and indexes Create resource plans within groups Use different storage options to Specify directives for allocating improve the performance of queries resources to consumer groups Au toma tin g Ta sk s wi th t he Rebuild indexes online S ch edu ler Au toma tic S to rage Manag eme nt Simplify management tasks by using the Scheduler Set up initialization parameter files for ASM and database instances Create a job, program, schedule, and window Execute SQL commands with ASM file names Reuse Scheduler components for similar tasks Start up and shut down ASM instances View information about job executions Administer ASM disk groups and job instances Use RMAN to migrate your database to ASM November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 24
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators - Exam #1Z0-040 I n sta lla t ion Au toma tic Mana geme nt Describe installation new features Use Automatic Database Diagnostic support Monitor Describe installation performance Use Automatic Shared Memory enhancements. Management S e rver Con f ig ura ti o n Use Automatic Optimizer Statistics Simplify instance configuration using a Collection subset of initialization parameters Use Automatic Undo Retention Use policy-based database Tuning configuration framework Manag eab il i ty In fra s tr uctur e View database usage statistics through Monitor and maintain the AWR EM Use the Active Session History (ASH) Load and Unload Da ta Monitor and manage server-generated Transport tablespaces across different alerts platforms Explain the automated tasks feature Explain Data Pump architecture Describe the advisory framework Monitor a Data Pump job App l ica t ion T un ing Use Data Pump export and import Use the new optimizer statistics Create external tables for data Use the SQL Tuning Advisor population Use the SQLAccess Advisor Define your external table properties Use the performance pages of Database Control November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 25
  • Exam #1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10g: New Features for ™ Administrators (continued) Sy st em Re sou r ce Spa ce Mana geme nt Manag eme nt Reduce space related error conditions Automatically switch a session back to through proactively managing the original consumer group at the end tablespace usage of the top call Reclaim wasted space from tables and Set idle time-outs for consumer groups indexes using the segment shrink Create mappings for the automatic functionality assignment of sessions to consumer Use the Segment Advisor groups Use the Undo Advisor Au toma tin g Ta sk s wi th t he s c hed ul e r Use sorted hash clusters Simplify management tasks by using Improv ed V LDB Support the Scheduler Create and maintain bigfile tablespaces Create a job, program, schedule and Create temporary tablespace groups window Assign temporary tablespace groups to Reuse scheduler components for users similar tasks Skip unuseable indexes View information about job executions and job instances Specify storage characteristics for index partitions in the table partition DML commands Create hash-partitioned global indexes Maintain hash-partitioned global indexes November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 26
  • Exam #1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10g: New Features for ™ Administrators (continued) Backup and Recovery Au toma tic S to rage E nha nceme nt s Manag eme nt Simplify file management for all Describe Automatic Storage recovery-related files Management Reduce restore time by applying Set up initialization parameter files for incremental backups to data file image ASM and database instances copies Execute SQL commands with ASM Simplify recovery after opening the file names database with the RESETLOGS option Start up and shut down ASM instances Speed backup times by creating faster Administer ASM disk groups incremental backups Use RMAN to migrate your database Minimize load requirements by to ASM specifying limits in backup time Mai nta in Sof twar e windows Understand the supported upgrade Save storage space through writing paths to Oracle Database 10g compressed backup sets F las hba ck A ny Er ro r Use new utility to perform pre-upgrade validation checks Configure and use Flashback Database Use simplified upgrade process that Recover dropped tables with the automatically determines components Flashback Drop feature to be upgraded Retrieve row history information with the Flashback Versions Query feature Start up the database using a new mode when upgrading Audit or recover FROM transactions Se cur ity with the Flashback Transaction Query feature Apply a column level VPD policy Recover tables to a point in time with Apply static and non-static policies the Flashback Table feature Share VPD policy functions Ge nera l S torag e E nha nceme nt Use the unified audit trails Create the SYSAUX tablespace Use fine-grained auditing for DML Relocate SYSAUX occupants statements Rename tablespaces Create a default permanent tablespace Copy files using the Database Server Use the Redo Logfile Size Advisor November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 27
  • Exam #1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10g: New Features for ™ Administrators (continued) M i s ce l laneo us New F e a ture s Provide greater flexibility by enabling resumable timeout at the instance level Use regular expression support in SQL and PL/SQL for string searching, matching and replacing Use additional linguistic comparison and sorting methods in SQL Use SQL to flush the buffer cache November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 28
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs - Exam# 1Z0-035 U si ng Par t it ion ing : I n trod u ct io n to Re cove ry Co ncep tua l Overv iew Manager Describe the general partitioning rules. Discuss the benefits of using Recovery I m p l e m e n t ing Part i ti o ned Manager Indexes Identify the types of backups Describe the different types of E nha nceme nt s to Netwo rki ng partitioned indexes Describe the concept of multiplexing Supporting C ommands and Gu ide l ine s for Par t it ion ed Describe the concept of connection Tab le s a n d Ind exe s pooling Describe restrictions that apply to Implementing Password certain operations Manag eme nt Para l le liz ing INSE RT , Implement password aging and expiry U PD A T E , a n d D E LET E O pt imi zer a nd Que ry O p era t ion s Improvements Enable parallel DML for a session Describe the features of optimizer plan Identifyin g New ROWID stability S tr uc tu re s Explain Top-N SQL queries Describe the new ROWID format Explain automatic parallel execution Managing Large Objects Summa ry Ma nagement Differentiate between internal and external LOBs Build and manage materialized views for Oracle Summaries Implemen ting O ra cle Adva nced Q ueu ing Build and manage dimensions Define the advanced queuing concepts Ind exe s and Ind ex -Organize d Tab le s U si ng A d d it io na l N e w Fea tures Describe a function-based index Implement reverse key indexes Par t it ioni ng I mprovem en ts Create and use index-organized tables Implement range, hash, and composite partitioning Describe partition-wise join November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 29
  • Exam #1Z0-035—Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs (continued) LOBs O ra cl e Se rve r S ecu ri ty Define LOBs from a DBA perspective Explain the new privileged connection O ra cl e U n ive rsa l I n sta ll e r: options M ig ra tion a n d U pg ra de Describe the new security features and Upgrade a database to Oracle9i their application: Secure Application D a tab a s e R e sou rce Manag e r Role, Global Context, Partitioned Fine- Grained Access Control, and Fine- Explain the features of the database Grained Auditing resource manager Ge nera l H igh Avai lab i li ty M a nag e a b il i ty Enha n ce m e n t s T echno logy Relocate and reorganize tables Describe fast-start time-based recovery Remove unused columns from a table limit Define temporary tables Explain the new Oracle Flashback feature Ava ilab i li ty an d R e cov e rab il i ty Enha n ce m e n t s Describe Resumable Space Allocation Implement duplex and multiple archive Describe the new Export/Import logs features Describe the functionality of LogMiner O ra cl e9 i LogMiner E nha nceme nt s Implement fast-start fault recovery Explain LogMiner new features: DDL Manage corrupt block detection and statement support, dictionary staleness repair detection, ability to use an online SQL* Plus, PL/SQL, and dictionary, and ability to skip log Nationa l Lang uage Support corruptions E nha nceme nt s Backup and Recovery Describe the use of PL/SQL for Event Describe new RMAN manageability Triggers, Autonomous Transactions, features: New backup enhancements and Native Dynamic SQL and new restore/recovery Da tabas e Se cu ri ty enhancements Implement fine-grained access control Describe new RMAN reliability features: Block media recovery (BMR) and Trial Recovery Describe other RMAN improvements November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 30
  • Exam #1Z0-035—Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs (continued) O ra cl e9 i Da ta Guar d Performance Improvem ents Explain the Oracle9i Data Guard Use the indexes monitoring feature architecture Describe the cursor-sharing Configure the physical Standby enhancements Database in no-data-loss mode Identify cached execution plans Initiate a Database Switchover Gather system statistics Operation R e a l A p p l i ca tio n C lu st e r s D a tab a s e R e sou rce Manag e r E nha nceme nt s Explain cache fusion Automatically detect long-running Configure a shared server-side operations initialization parameter file Automatically limit resource F il e Manag e m e n t consumption other than CPU and Explain the concept and benefits of DOP Oracle-Managed Files (OMF) O nl in e Op era tio ns Create and manage OMF files Explain online index rebuild new Use SQL syntax to remove associated functionality OS files when removing a non-OMF Describe online table redefinitions tablespace from the database Explain online analyze validate Create and alter default temporary tablespaces Describe the use of the Server Parameter File (SPFILE) Tab le space Ma nagem ent Segment Manag eme nt ( Pa r t I ) Explain the concept of Automatic Undo Management Use the automatic global index maintenance feature Create and maintain UNDO tablespaces Explain the use of external tables Create and properly use multiple block Use the new LIST partitioning method sizes within a database Explain the basics of metadata Memory Management Application Programming Interface Set parameters to enable automatic and Segment Manag eme nt ( Pa r t I I ) dynamic sizing of SQL working areas Explain and use the new Automatic Use new columns and views to gather Segment-Space Management information regarding SQL execution functionality memory management Create and use bitmap join indexes Describe the allocation and tracking of memory behind a dynamic SGA November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 31
  • Exam #1Z0-035—Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs (continued) E nt e r p r ise Manag e r Globalizatio n S uppo rt E nha nceme nt s Describe the new date and time data Generate HTML Reports types Create user-defined events Describe the Unicode enhancements SQ L Enhan cem en ts Use the Character Set Scanner Use ISO/ANSI–standard SQL syntax, Da tabase Wo rkspaces such as Joins, CASE expressions, Version-enable a table NULLIF, COALESCE, scalar subqueries, MERGE, and analytical Create and assign a workspace functions Identify other SQL enhancements, such as constraint enhancements, FOR UPDATE WAIT Use the enhancements to LOBs and PL/SQL November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 32
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i OCPs - Exam# 1Z0-045 O ra cl e Se rve r S ecu ri ty Da tabase Re source Manage r E nha nceme nt s Explain the privileged connection options Automatically limit resource Genera l H igh Avai lab i li ty consumption other than CPU and T echno logy DOP Explain the Oracle Flashback feature O nl in e Op era tio ns Describe online table redefinitions Describe Resumable Space Allocation O ra cl e LogMiner Describe the use of the Server E nha nceme nt s Parameter File (SPFILE) Explain LogMiner new features: DDL Segment Manag eme nt ( Par t I I) statement support, dictionary staleness Explain and use the new Automatic detections, ability to use an online Segment-Space Management dictionary, ability to skip log functionality corruptions Performance Improvem ents Backup and Recovery Describe the cursor sharing Describe new RMAN manageability enhancements features: backup enhancements, F il e Manag e m e n t restore/recovery enhancements Create and manage OMF files Describe new RMAN reliability Tab le space Ma nagem ent features: Block media recovery (BMR), Trial Recovery Create and maintain UNDO tablespaces Block media recovery (BMR), Trial Recovery Memory Management Set parameters to enable automatic and dynamic sizing of SQL working areas November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 33
  • Exam# 1Z0-045—Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i OCPs - (continued) Globalizatio n S uppo rt Au toma tic Mana geme nt Describe the Unicode enhancements Use Automatic Database Diagnostic Use the Character Set Scanner Monitor I n sta lla t ion Use Automatic Shared Memory Describe installation new features Management support Use Automatic Optimizer Statistics Describe installation performance Collection enhancements Use Automatic Undo Retention S e rve r Con f ig ura ti o n Tuning Simplify instance configuration using a Manag eab il i ty In fra s tr uctur e subset of initialization parameters Monitor and maintain the AWR Use policy-based database Use the Active Session History (ASH) configuration framework Monitor and manage server-generated Use DBCA to clone database alerts View database usage statistics through EM Explain the automated tasks feature Load and Unload Da ta Describe the advisory framework Transport tablespaces across different App l ica t ion T un ing platforms Use the new optimizer statistics Explain Data Pump architecture Use the SQL Tuning Advisor Monitor a Data Pump job Use the SQLAccess Advisor Use Data Pump export and import Use the performance pages of Create external tables for data Database Control population Define your external table properties November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 34
  • Exam# 1Z0-045—Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i OCPs - (continued) Sy st em Re sou r ce Improv ed V LDB Support Manag eme nt Create and maintain bigfile tablespaces Automatically switch a session back to the original consumer group at the end Create temporary tablespace groups of the top call Assign temporary tablespace groups to Set idle time-outs for consumer groups users Create mappings for the automatic Skip unuseable indexes assignment of sessions to consumer Specify storage characteristics for index groups partitions in the table partition DML Au toma tin g Ta sk s wi th t he commands S ch edu ler Create hash-partitioned global indexes Simplify management tasks by using Maintain hash-partitioned global the Scheduler indexes Create a job, program, schedule and Backup and Recovery window E nha nceme nt s Reuse scheduler components for Simplify file management for all similar tasks recovery-related files View information about job executions Reduce restore time by applying and job instances incremental backups to data file image Spa ce Mana geme nt copies Reduce space related error conditions Simplify recovery after opening the through proactively managing database with the RESETLOGS tablespace usage option Reclaim wasted space from tables and Speed backup times by creating faster indexes using the segment shrink incremental backups functionality Use sorted hash clusters Use the Segment Advisor November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 35
  • Exam# 1Z0-045—Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Oracle8i OCPs - (continued) F las hba ck A ny Er ro r Mai nta in Sof twar e Configure and use Flashback Database Understand the supported upgrade paths to Oracle Database 10g Recover dropped tables with the Flashback Drop feature Use new utility to perform pre-upgrade validation checks Retrieve row history information with the Flashback Versions Query feature Use simplified upgrade process that automatically determines components Audit or recover FROM transactions to be upgraded with the Flashback Transaction Query feature Start up the database using a new mode when upgrading Recover tables to a point in time with the Flashback Table feature M i s ce l laneo us New F e a ture s Ge nera l S torag e E nha nceme nt Provide greater flexibility by enabling resumable timeout at the instance level Create the SYSAUX tablespace Use regular expression support in SQL Relocate SYSAUX occupants and PL/SQL for string searching, Rename tablespaces matching and replacing Create a default permanent tablespace Use additional linguistic comparison Copy files using the Database Server and sorting methods in SQL Use the Redo Logfile Size Advisor Use SQL to flush the buffer cache Au toma tic S to rage Manag eme nt Describe Automatic Storage Management Set up initialization parameter files for ASM and database instances Execute SQL commands with ASM file names Start up and shut down ASM instances Administer ASM disk groups Use RMAN to migrate your database to ASM November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 36
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators Exam# 1Z0-030 O ra cl e Se rve r S ecu ri ty Backup and Recovery Explain the new privileged connection Describe the new RMAN options manageability features: New backup enhancements and new Describe the new security features and restore/recovery enhancements their application: Secure Application Role, Global Context, Partitioned Fine- Describe the new RMAN reliability Grained Access Control, and Fine- features: Block media recovery (BMR) Grained Auditing and Trial Recovery Describe the optional security products Describe other RMAN improvements Ge nera l H igh Avai lab i li ty O ra cl e9 i Da ta Guar d T echno logy Explain the Oracle9i Data Guard Explain new features designed to architecture harden the database against unplanned down time Configure the physical Standby Database in no-data-loss mode Describe minimal I/O recovery Initiate a Database Switchover Describe fast-start time-based recovery operation limit Set up automatic archive gaps Explain the new Oracle Flashback detection feature Launch managed recovery mode in the Describe Resumable Space Allocation background Describe the new Export/Import Apply a delay to redo application on features the standby site O ra cl e9 i LogMiner Da tabase Re source Manage r E nha nceme nt s E nha nceme nt s Explain LogMiner new features: DDL Automatically detect long-running statement support, dictionary staleness operations detection, ability to use an online dictionary, and ability to skip log Automatically limit resource corruptions consumption other than CPU and DOP Describe the LogMiner Viewer November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 37
  • Exam #1Z0-030—Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators (continued) O nl in e Op era tio ns R e a l A p p l i ca tio n C lu st e r s Discuss the new features designed to Explain cache fusion reduce planned down time Configure a shared server-side Explain online index rebuild new initialization parameter file functionality F il e Manag e m e n t Explain online functionality for index- Explain the concept and benefits of organized tables (IOTs) Oracle-Managed Files (OMF) Describe online table redefinitions Create and manage OMF files Explain online analyze validate Use SQL syntax to remove associated Describe the use of the Server OS files when removing a non-OMF Parameter File (SPFILE) tablespace from the database Se gmen t Manag eme nt ( Pa r t I ) Create and alter default temporary Use the automatic global index tablespaces maintenance feature Tab le space Ma nagem ent Explain the use of external tables Explain the concept of Automatic Undo Management Use the new LIST partitioning method Create and maintain UNDO Explain the basics of metadata tablespaces Application Programming Interface Create and properly use multiple block Segment Manag eme nt (Pa r tI I) sizes within a database Explain and use the new Automatic Memory Management Segment-Space Management functionality Set parameters to enable automatic and dynamic sizing of SQL working areas Create and use bitmap join indexes Use new columns and views to gather Performance Improvem ents information regarding SQL execution Use the indexes monitoring feature memory management Describe skip scan index access Describe the allocation and tracking of Describe the cursor-sharing memory behind a dynamic SGA enhancements Identify cached execution plans Use the new first rows optimization Gather system statistics November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 38
  • Exam #1Z0-030—Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators (continued) E nt e r p r ise Manag e r Globalizatio n S uppo rt E nha nceme nt s Describe the new date and time data Describe the new look and feel of the types Console Describe the Unicode enhancements Use the Console in the standalone mode Describe the enhanced sorting functionality Explain the Enterprise Manager Use the Character Set Scanner functionality that supports Oracle9i Database features Explain the new byte and character semantics Generate HTML reports Use the Locale Builder Create user-defined events Da tabase Wo rkspaces SQ L Enhan cem en ts Identify the Workspace Manager role Use ISO/ANSI standard SQL syntax, such as Joins, CASE expressions, Version-enable a table NULLIF, COALESCE, scalar Disable workspace participation for a subqueries, MERGE, and analytical table functions Create and assign a workspace Identify other SQL enhancements, such as constraint enhancements, FOR Explain Import and Export UPDATE WAIT considerations Use the enhancements to LOBs and PL/SQL November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 39
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle8i: New Features for Administrators Exam# 1Z0-020 Java i n th e Da taba se Par t it ioni ng I mprovem en ts Describe Oracle Java components Revise the general partitioning Describe JServer installation concepts Tune JServer Implement range, hash, and composite partitioning O pt imi zer a nd Que ry Improvements Explain ENABLE/DISABLE ROW MOVEMENT Describe the features of optimizer plan stability Explain the new partition pruning capabilities Describe the contents of the DBMS_STATS package Describe partition-wise join Explain Top-N SQL queries Review partition maintenance operations Identify new SQL keywords for computing subtotals LOBs Identify new sort processing options Define LOBs from a DBA perspective O ra cl e U n ive rsa l I n sta ll e r: Explain automatic parallel execution M ig ra tion a n d U pg ra de Summa ry Ma nagement List the features of Oracle Universal Build and manage Materialized views Installer for Oracle Summaries Migrate an Oracle7 database to Build and manage Dimensions Oracle8i I nd ex a nd I nde x-O rgan iz ed Tab le s Upgrade an Oracle8 database to Oracle8i Describe bitmap indexes Tab le space Ma nagem ent improvements Manage locally managed tablespaces Describe a function-based index Manage transportable tablespaces Build an index online Use read-only tablespace enhancement Compute index statistics Describe an index-organized table (IOT) Explain logical ROWIDs Create multiple indexes on an IOT Explain how to partition an IOT November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 40
  • Exam #1Z0-020—Oracle8i: New Features for Administrators (continued) D a tab a s e R e sou rce Manag e r Fea tures of Net8 List the features of the database Describe the new service naming resource manager scheme Limit the use of resources by using the Explain automatic registration database resource manager Describe load balancing Monitor long-running operations Configure the network for JServer Define new constraints features SQL* Plus, PL/SQL, and Define new Export/Import features Nationa l Lang uage Support E nha nceme nt s Ava ilab i li ty an d R e cov e rab il i ty Enha n ce m e n t s Use SQL*Plus for database management Learn RMAN new features Describe the use of PL/SQL for Event Implement duplex and multiple archive Triggers, Autonomous Transactions, logs and Native Dynamic SQL Set up a standby database in sustained Da tabas e Se cu ri ty recovery mode Describe N-Tier authentication Start up a database for read operations Describe invoker's rights security Suspend database I/Os management M a nag e a b il i ty Enha n ce m e n t s Implement application context areas Identify database limits Implement fine-grained access control Relocate and reorganize tables Remove unused columns from a table Define temporary tables Identify SQL*Loader enhancements D e s cr ib e t he f u n cti o na li ty o f LogMiner Implement fast-start fault recovery Manage corrupt block detection and repair Describe the new possibility of dynamically changing the number of free lists November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 41
  • Test Content Checklist Oracle8i: New Features for Administrators Exam# 1Z0-010 U si ng Par t it ion ing : Identifyin g New ROWID Co ncep tua l Overv iew S tr uc tu re Describe the benefits of partitioning Describe the new ROWID format in Describe the general partitioning rules Oracle8 Describe the general partition Use the new ROWID format in restrictions Oracle8 I m p l e m e n t ing Part i ti o ned Use the DBMS_ROWID package Indexes Def in in g O bject Re la tio nal Describe the different types of Fea tures partitioned indexes Define an object relational database Plan an indexing strategy to support your applications Describe the object concepts in Oracle8 Describe general partition restrictions Supporting C ommands and Create a basic object type Gu ide l ine s for Par t it ion ed Create and use an object view Tab le s a n d Ind exe s Managing Large Objects Explain the various commands to support partition management Compare and contrast LONG and large object (LOB) data types Describe restrictions that apply to certain operations Create and maintain LOB data types Describe data dictionary tables that Differentiate between internal and provide information on partitions external LOBs Para l le liz ing INSE RT , Utilize the DBMS_LOB PL/SQL U PD A T E , a n d D E LET E package O p era t ion s Describe the advantages of parallel Implemen ting O ra cle Adva nced Q ueu ing data manipulation language (DML) Use hints and the parallel clause to set Define the advanced queuing concepts the degree of parallelism for a DML Create and send messages using the statement ENQUEUE procedure Execute parallel UPDATE and Administer the queues and queue DELETE operations on partitioned tables tables Use the data dictionary views associated with parallel DML operations November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 42
  • Oracle8: New Features for Administrators (Exam# 1Z0-010) (continued) U si ng A d d it io na l N e w Using RUN Commands and Fea tures S cr ip ts in R e cov er y Manag e r Implement new types of constraint Manage backup, copy, restore, and checking and enforcement recovery operations using the Recovery Implement reverse key indexes Manager Describe index-organized tables Create and execute scripts to perform backup and recovery operations Create and use index-organized tables E nha nceme nt s to Netwo rki ng Identify the new security Describe the concept of multiplexing enhancements Describe the concept of connection Configure a large pool System Global pooling Area (SGA) area Describe the new features of naming Take advantage of National Language services Support (NLS) enhancements Describe the connectivity features Use external procedures Describe the security features Describe the Oracle8 raised size ceilings Describe the performance benefits I n trod u ct io n to Re cove ry Describe the possibilities of Manager configuration and administration Describe the Recovery Manager Implementing Password architecture Manag eme nt Discuss the benefits of using Recovery Implement account locking Manager Implement password aging and expiry Identify the types of backups Implement password complexity Describe the use of the Recovery verification Manager Catalog M ig ra ti ng Se rve r a n d App l ica t ion s List associated data dictionary views Using Catalog Commands and Explain the Migration Utility R e p o r ts in R e cov er y Manag e r Explain the steps to complete a Maintain the contents of the recovery migration to Oracle8 catalog Explain the migration options Generate reports and lists from the recovery catalog Create and execute scripts to perform backup and recovery operations November 2005 - Oracle Certification Program Candidate Guide: Oracle Database 10g Certified Associate, Professional, and Master Paths 43
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