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This Oracle 11g course will present some of the most advanced features available to database developers. In addition to receiving the print copy of this course book, all students will receive e-Learning modules.

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Learning Objectives

Many new features are either newly available with the Oracle 11g release or have been substantially improved with that release. Specific subjects presented in this course are:

  • Creating and using directory objects within the database.
  • A comprehensive look at all index types available when building an application schema, including B-tree internals, function-based, compressed, reverse key, invisible, linguistic, bitmap and bitmap join indexes.
  • A comprehensive look at all table types available when building an application schema, including heap-organized tables, index clusters, hash clusters, index-organized tables, external tables, temporary tables, read-only and compressed tables.
  • Advanced SQL hierarchal data processing capabilities available from the CONNECT BY PRIOR and related language structures.
  • Enhanced SQL and transactional capabilities, including asynchronous commits, DML error trapping and use of regular expressions.
  • How to use the result cache to achieve dramatic performance improvement for frequently executed SQL queries and PL/SQL functions.
  • Enhancements to the PL/SQL programming language and coding capabilities.
  • New and advanced SQL language application development capabilities.


The target audience for this course is senior application developers. Using these features one can rely upon less-frequently used database options to extend the capabilities and flexibility of business applications.

Course Outline

Moving Data: Export & Import
  • Manage Directory Objects
  • About the Data Pump Architecture
  • Data Pump Export
  • Data Pump Import
Security Enhancements
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • What is a Database Wallet?
  • TDE Encryption Algorithms
  • Column Encryption
Oracle SecureFiles
  • Lob Concepts & Terminology
  • BasicFiles Lob
  • Table DDL with Lobs
  • Controlling Lob Physical Storage
  • Initialize Internal Lobs
  • Initialize External Lobs
  • Lob Columns & SQL
  • SecureFiles Lobs
  • Migrating BasicFiles to SecureFiles
Indexes within the Application Schema
  • B-Tree Indexes
  • Indexes & Performance
  • Rebuild & Coalesce Indexes
  • Creating Very Large Indexes
  • Data Dictionary Storage
  • Function-Based Indexes
  • Compressed Indexes
  • Reverse-Key Indexes
  • Bitmap Indexes
  • Bitmap Join Indexes
  • Linguistic Indexes
  • Invisible Indexes
Advanced Tables: Clusters & Lots
  • About Index Clusters
  • About Hash Clusters
  • About Index-Organized Tables
  • Defining Index-Organized Tables
Advanced Tables: External Tables
  • About External Tables
  • Creating the Table
  • Oracle_Loader Access Parameters
  • The General Access Parameters
  • Access Parameters Which Define Fields
  • Performance Considerations
  • Oracle_Datapump Access Driver
  • Managing External Table Properties
Advanced Tables: Specialized Tables
  • Temporary Tables
  • Compressed Tables
  • Read-Only Tables
  • Column Default Values
  • Virtual Columns
  • Unused Columns
Processing Hierarchies
  • Why We Need Hierarchies
  • Processing 1:N Hierarchies
  • Oracle-Specific Form
  • ANSI/ISO Standard SQL Form
  • Processing M:N Hierarchies
  • Bill-Of-Materials (Explosion & Implosion)
  • More Explosion Examples
  • More Implosion Examples
  • Advanced Hierarchy Processing
Using the Database Result Cache
  • About the Result Cache
  • Configuring the Result Cache
  • Result_Cache_Max_Size
  • Result_Cache_Mode
  • Result_Cache_Max_Result
  • Result_Cache_Remote_Expiration
  • Using the Result Cache
  • Managing & Monitoring Result Cache
  • Managing The Cache With Dbms_Result_Cache()
  • Monitoring the Cache with the System Views
SQL New & Advanced Features
  • Asynchronous Commit Options
  • Handling DML Errors
  • Influencing Locking Behavior
  • Regular Expressions
PL/SQL Programming Enhancements
  • Program Logic Enhancements
  • Database-Resident Triggers
  • Using Compound Triggers
Edition-Based Redefinition
  • Why Online Redefinition?
  • Edition-Based Architecture
  • Implementing Editions
  • Using Editions
Redefinition with Cross-Edition Triggers
  • Redefinition Theoretical Challenges
  • Forward Cross-Edition Triggers
  • Reverse Cross-Edition Triggers
  • Post-Upgrade Tasks
  • Prepare to Transform Legacy Data
  • Transform Legacy Data
  • Retire the Old Application

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