oracle database 12c: advanced administration exam, it certification

Now Available! Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration Exam (1Z0-063)

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oracle database 12c: advanced administration exam, it certificationOracle’s new Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam (1Z0-063) and certification bring together cloud computing and database administration. Released just now, this certification is predicted to become yet another best-seller from Oracle, something both candidates and hiring managers will he looking for. Let’s see why.

Oracle Certification blogger Brandye Barrington says: “With the 12c release, Oracle Database is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today’s competitive marketplace.” If you want to keep your database credentials on the leading edge, this could be a (literally) golden opportunity.

Now that the Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam 1Z0-063 is available, it’s time to talk about exam and certification requirements. Oracle 1Z0-063 exam tests advanced knowledge and skills required of top-performing database administrators, including development and deployment of backup, recovery and Cloud computing strategies.

The new Oracle exam 1Z0-063 contains 80 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2 hours (120 minutes). The passing score is 60% which is incredibly generous for a credential of such level.

Why is This Certification So Important?

With the 12c release, Oracle Database is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today’s competitive marketplace.

In addition to passing the exam, qualified candidates hold the Oracle Database 12c Database Administrator Certified Associate certification and have completed an Oracle Database 12c approved course. Mastering the advanced concepts delivered in Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop and Oracle Database 12c: Managing Multitenant Architecture position you to approach this exam prepared for success.

Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam 1Z0-063 Outline

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Oracle Data Protection Solutions

    Explain Oracle backup and recovery solutions

  • Describe types of database failures
  • Describe the tools available for backup and recovery tasks
  • Describe RMAN and maximum availability architecture
  • Use the SYSBACK privilege
  • Use RMAN stand-alone and job commands

Performing Basic Backup and Recovery

  • Back up and recover a NOARCHIVELOG database
  • Perform backup and recovery in NOARCHIVELOG mode
  • Use SQL in RMAN

Configuring for Recoverability

  • Configure and manage RMAN settings
  • Configure persistent settings for RMAN
  • View persistent settings
  • Specify a retention policy
  • Configure the Fast Recovery Area
  • Explain the Fast Recovery Area
  • Configure the Fast Recovery Area
  • Configure control files and redo log files for recoverability
  • Multiplex control files
  • Multiplex redo log files

Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog

  • Create and use an RMAN recovery catalog
  • Configure a recovery catalog
  • Register target databases in a recovery catalog
  • Catalog additional backup files
  • Resynchronize a recovery catalog
  • Use and maintain RMAN stored scripts
  • Upgrade and drop a recovery catalog

Protect the RMAN recovery catalog

  • Back up the recovery catalog
  • Re-create an unrecoverable recovery catalog
  • Export and import the recovery catalog

Implementing Backup Strategies

Use various RMAN backup types and strategies

  • Enable ARCHIVELOG mode
  • Create tape and disk based backups
  • Create whole database backups
  • Create consistent and inconsistent backups
  • Create backup sets and image copies
  • Create backups of read-only tablespaces
  • Employ best practices for data warehouse backups

Performing Backups

Perform full and incremental backups

  • Create full and incremental backups
  • Use the Oracle-suggested backup strategy

    Manage backups

  • Configure and monitor block change tracking
  • Report on backups using LIST, REPORT commands
  • Manage backups using CROSSCHECK, DELETE commands

Configuring RMAN Backup Options and Creating Backup of Non-Database Files

  • Use techniques to improve backups
  • Create compressed backups
  • Create multi-section backups of very large files
  • Create proxy copies
  • Create duplexed backup sets
  • Create backups of backup sets
  • Create archival backups

 Perform backup of non-database files

  • Back up a control file to trace
  • Back up archived redo log files
  • Back up ASM diskgroup metadata

Using RMAN-Encrypted Backups

Create RMAN-encrypted backups

  • Use transparent-mode encryption
  • Use password-mode encryption
  • Use dual-mode encryption
  • Restore encrypted backups

Diagnosing Failures

  • Describe the Automatic Diagnostic Workflow
  • Use the Automatic Diagnostic Repository
  • Use ADRCI
  • Find and interpret message output and error stacks
  • Use the Data Recovery Advisor
  • Handle block corruption
  • Detect block corruption using RMAN
  • Perform block recovery using RMAN

Performing Restore and Recovery Operations

  • Describe and tune instance recovery
  • Perform complete and incomplete recovery
  • Use RMAN RESTORE and RECOVER commands
  • Restore ASM disk groups
  • Recover from media failures
  • Perform complete and incomplete or “point-in-time” recoveries using RMAN

Recovering Files Using RMAN

  • Perform recovery for spfile, control file, redo log files
  • Perform table recovery from backups
  • Perform recovery of index and read-only tablespaces, temp file
  • Restore a database to a new host

Using Oracle Secure Backup

  • Configure and use Oracle Secure Backup

Using Flashback Technologies

  • Describe the Flashback technologies
  • Configure a database to use Flashback technologies
  • Guarantee undo retention
  • Use Flashback to query data
  • Use Flashback Query
  • Use Flashback Version Query
  • Use Flashback Transaction Query
  • Flash back a transaction
  • Perform Flashback Table operations
  • Perform Flashback Table
  • Restore tables from the recycle bin
  • Describe and use Flashback Data Archive
  • Use Flashback Data Archive
  • Use DBMS_FLASHBACK_ARCHIVE package

Using Flashback Database

  • Perform Flashback Database
  • Configure Flashback Database
  • Perform Flashback Database

Transporting Data

  • Describe and use transportable tablespaces and databases
  • Transport tablespaces between databases using image copies or backup sets
  • Transport databases using data files or backup sets
  • Transport data across platforms

Duplicating a Database

  • Choose a technique for duplicating a database
  • From an active database, connected to the target and auxiliary instances
  • From backup, connected to the target and auxiliary instances
  • From backup, connected to the auxiliary instance, not connected to the target, but with recovery catalog connection
  • From backup, connected to the auxiliary instance, not connected to the target and the recovery catalog
  • Duplicate a database with RMAN
  • Create a backup-up based duplicate database
  • Duplicate a database based on a running instance

Monitoring and Tuning of RMAN Operations

  • Tune RMAN performance
  • Interpret RMAN error stacks
  • Diagnose performance bottlenecks
  • Tune RMAN backup performance

 

Multitenant Container and Pluggable Database Architecture

  • Describe the multitenant container database architecture
  • Explain pluggable database provisioning

 

Creating Multitenant Container and Pluggable Databases

  • Configure and create a CDB
  • Create a PDB using different methods
  • Unplug and drop a PDB
  • Migrate a non-CDB database to PDB

Managing a CDB and PDBs

  • Establish connections to CDB/PDB
  • Start up and shut down a CDB and open and close PDBs
  • Evaluate the impact of parameter value changes

Managing Storage in a CDB and PDBs

  • Manage permanent and temporary tablespaces in CDB and PDBs

Managing Security in a CDB and PDBs

  • Manage common and local users
  • Manage common and local privileges
  • Manage common and local roles
  • Enable common users to access data in specific PDBs

Managing Availability

  • Perform backups of a CDB and PDBs
  • Recover PDB from PDB datafiles loss
  • Use Data Recovery Advisor
  • Duplicate PDBs using RMAN

Managing Performance

  • Monitor operations and performance in a CDB and PDBs
  • Manage allocation of resources between PDBs and within a PDB
  • Perform Database Replay

Moving Data, Performing Security Operations and Interacting with Other Oracle Products

  • Use Data Pump
  • Use SQL*Loader
  • Audit operations
  • Use Other Products with CDB and PDBs – Database Vault, Data Guard, LogMiner

 

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