Oracle Database 11g delivers economies of scale on easily managed low-cost grids, making it easier to:

  • Reduce cost of downtime with maximum availability architecture
  • Change IT systems faster using Real Application Testing
  • Partition and compress data to run queries faster using less disks
  • Securely protect and audit data and enable total recall of data
  • Make productive use of standby resources with Active Data Guard

This course addresses the new features that administrators will find with Oracle Database 11g. It is focused on:

  • Installation and Upgrade Enhancements
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Change Management Overview and SQL Plan Management
  • Database Replay and Automatic SQL Tuning
  • Intelligent Infrastructure Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements
  • Partitioning and Storage-Related Enhancements
  • Using RMAN Enhancements, Flashback and LogMiner
  • Diagnostic Enhancements and Using the Data Recovery Advisor
  • New Security Features
  • SecureFiles and Miscellaneous New Features

Who Needs to Attend

Oracle Database certified professionals who wish to upgrade to Oracle Database 11g certification; developers interested in the technical aspects of Oracle Database 11g; DBAs considering upgrading their systems to 11g


Knowledge of Oracle Database 10g commensurate with performing an administrator role

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Outline

1. Oracle Database 11g: Installation and Upgrade Enhancements

  • Benefits of Oracle’s Infrastructure grid and self-tuning capabilities
  • Changes to the Oracle database installation process and the steps for installing Oracle Database 11g
  • Oracle Database 11g’s upgrade enhancements and the steps for performing an upgrade
  • Running the Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant as part of an upgrade
  • Common post-upgrade steps and adjustments to initialization parameters and the steps for creating a database
  • Enabling Direct Network File System and installing a hot patch
  • Best practices and recommendations for testing and analyzing an Oracle Database 11g installation
  • Create a new Oracle Database 11g database

2. Oracle Database 11g: Storage Enhancements

  • Ways to enhance efficiency and performance of Oracle Database 11g by using Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Fast Mirror Resync and ASM Preferred Mirror Read
  • Ways to use ASM to enhance scalability and performance and control disk group attributes and compatibility
  • Adding an offlined disk without ASM and also with ASM, following a nondata issue
  • Syntax for performing disk group checks, mounting disk groups for fast rebalance, and forcing a disk group drop
  • Correct method for backing up ASM metadata using ASMCMD extensions
  • Back up ASM metadata using ASMCMD extensions

3. Oracle Database 11g: Change Management Overview and SQL Plan Management

  • Steps for managing change when upgrading or reconfiguring Oracle Database, including setting up a snapshot standby database as a test environment
  • General uses and benefits of SQL Performance Analyzer for ascertaining performance gains following a database change
  • Steps for capturing the SQL workload using SQL tuning sets
  • Tasks that can be performed when managing components using the SQL Performance Analyzer
  • Ways in which the different phases of the SQL Performance Analyzer help to assess the SQL performance impact of change
  • Elements of SQL plan management and the steps for seeding SQL plan baselines
  • Ways to load and evolve SQL plan baselines, select SQL plans, and set up various SQL plan management scenarios
  • Executing all phases of SQL plan management
  • Seed SQL Plan Baselines for your most regressing statements

4. Oracle Database 11g: Database Replay and Automatic SQL Tuning

  • Benefits of using Database Replay and the concepts and reasons behind recreating a production database workload in a test environment.
  • Identify the scope of Database Replay’s capabilities by recognizing the supported database changes and workloads, as well as some of the considerations and available options during capture, replay and replay analysis
  • Running Database Replay using the Capture Wizard in Enterprise Manager
  • Replaying workload using the Replay Workload Wizard and using PL/SQL to do the same, as well as calibrating replay clients
  • Capturing the workload for a small application using Database Replay and replaying it to get the same results as during the original execution
  • Run Database Replay in Enterprise Manager
  • How SQL tuning can benefit developers in improving the performance of SQL statements and the methods and DBA controls that you can use in Oracle Database 11g to run the Automatic SQL Tuning feature
  • General steps and concepts behind configuring Automatic SQL Tuning, reviewing results, and performing a fine tune using PL/SQL
  • Executing Automatic SQL Tuning and viewing its results

5. Oracle Database 11g: Intelligent Infrastructure Enhancements

  • The scope of Oracle Database 11g’s AWR Baselines feature, which includes baseline template creation options and baseline views
  • Creating an AWR Baseline and using it to define alert thresholds
  • Benefits of the Automatic Maintenance Tasks feature for statistics collection, segment advisor, and Automatic SQL Tuning, and how to control such tasks
  • Calibrating I/O resources in Oracle Database 11g
  • How to manage resources and streamline schedules using the Resource Manager and lightweight jobs
  • Creating and running lightweight scheduler jobs
  • Calibrate I/O Resources in Oracle Database 11g

6. Oracle Database 11g: Performance Enhancements

  • Different ways to use Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor to analyze Oracle Real Application Clusters (RACs) and report on issues affecting the entire database as well as individual instances
  • Benefits of Oracle Database 11g’s Automatic Memory Management system
  • Concepts and methods employed in Oracle database 11g for gathering and publishing various kinds of statistics
  • Observing memory distribution patterns using Automatic Memory Management and also for testing various statistic gatherings on a particular table
  • Use Automatic Memory Management to observe memory distribution patterns

7. Oracle Database 11g: Partitioning and Storage-Related Enhancements

  • Employing Oracle Database’s new partitioning scheme to perform interval partitioning
  • Performing system and virtual column-based partitioning and using Oracle Database 11g’s new partitioning scheme
  • Performing reference partitioning using Oracle Database 11g’s new partitioning scheme
  • Performing extended composite partitioning using Oracle Database 11g’s new partitioning scheme and compressing tables
  • Using SQL Access Advisor to help you to decide which partitions, indexes, materialized views, and materialized view logs you need to optimize your database’s workload\
  • Use the SQL Access Advisor to get partitioning recommendations

8. Oracle Database 11g: Using RMAN Enhancements, Flashback and LogMiner

  • Ways in which enhancements to RMAN in Oracle Database 11g can help you perform faster and optimized backups
  • Duplicating an active Oracle Database 11g database
  • Creating and managing archival backups and RMAN catalogs in Oracle Database 11g
  • Duplicate an active Oracle Database 11g database
  • Benefits of Flashback Data Archives in Oracle Database 11g for retaining historical data
  • Using Flashback Data Archives
  • Using the Flashback Transaction Backout and LogMiner features to locate and roll back transactions and user errors in Oracle Database 11g

9. Oracle Database 11g: Diagnostic Enhancements and Using the Data Recovery Advisor

  • Scope and capabilities of the Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) feature in Oracle Database 11g
  • Tasks that can be performed, using the Support Workbench wizard, to handle critical errors in Oracle Database 11g
  • Configuring incident packages and creating, manipulating, and modifying custom packages
  • Dealing with critical errors in Oracle Database 11g using the Health Monitor and SQL Repair Advisor tools
  • Options for assessing data failures in Oracle Database 11g using the Data Recovery Advisor
  • Getting advice on repairing data failures, executing these repairs using RMAN data repair commands, and setting parameters to detect further corruption
  • Repair a down database via Enterprise Manager

10. Oracle Database 11g: New Security Features

  • Ways to configure a password file to use case-sensitive passwords and how to configure security settings in Oracle Database 11g
  • Different types of encryption in Oracle Database 11g and the steps for managing fine-grained access to external network services
  • Ways for setting up administrator authentication and managing transparent data encryption and other security settings
  • Increasing the security of passwords and implementing tablespace encryption in Oracle Database 11g
  • Best way to encrypt a tablespace in Oracle Database 11g

11. Oracle Database 11g: SecureFiles and Miscellaneous New Features

  • Ways in which SecureFiles enhance the performance of large object (LOB) data types
  • Migrating to SecureFiles and for creating, altering, accessing, and monitoring them
  • Using SecureFiles for compression, data encryption, and performance
  • Benefits of SQL Query Result Cache and PL/SQL Function Cache as well as using other Oracle Database 11g enhancements to online redefinition, locking mechanisms, and invisible indexes
  • Benefits of PL/SQL native compilation enhancements, Adaptive Cursor sharing, and temporary tablespace shrink
  • Using the SQL Query Result Cache in Oracle Database 11g
  • Ways of employing the SQL Query Result Cache in a given scenario