1Z0-042 : Oracle Database 10g: Administration I

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The Oracle Database 10g: Administration I exam is a mandatory part of Oracle Database 10g DBA OCA certification. The target audience includes Database Administrators, Support Engineers, Technical consultants and Database Designers.
Oracle Database 10g: Administration I


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Exam Information

The Oracle Oracle Database 10g: Administration I exam is part of Oracle's Database 10g DBA OCA certification. It is a required piece to the certification.

The Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate certification also requires that you pass any one of the following exams:

  • 1Z0-007: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL
  • 1Z0-047: Oracle Database SQL Expert
  • 1Z0-051: Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I

The certification validates the DBA skills necessary for day-to-day administration of an Oracle database. This exam is the starting point for Oracle database administrators and sets the foundation for advanced administrator training and certification.

Career Prospects

An OCA DBA certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Administrators
  • Oracle Support Engineers
  • Database Designers
  • Technical Consultants
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 195

Pricing may vary slightly by country or by localized currency.

Where do I take the exam?
The 1Z0-042 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at the testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, fact based, multiple choice, and situational questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

While there are no official prerequisites to take this certification, both Oracle and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have good familiarity with Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Database 10g R2.

Oracle also recommends that the candidate complete one of following courses prior to taking the certification:

  • Oracle Database 10g: Administration Workshop I
  • Oracle Database 10g: Administration Workshop I Ed 3 LVC
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 84 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 1Z0-042 exam, Oracle's retake policy is:

  • Candidates must wait at least 14 days before retaking a failed proctored exam
  • Passed exams and Beta exams cannot be re-taken
  • Candidates may retake an online non-proctored exam (1Z0-007, 1Z0-051, 1Z0-200 and 1Z0-204) at any time
What is the validity of the certification?
The Oracle Database 10g DBA OCA certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless Oracle changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 1Z0-042, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Architecture

  • Outline the Oracle Architecture and its main Components
  • Explain the Oracle instance architecture

Lesson 2: Installing the Oracle Database Software

  • Identify common database administrative tools available to a DBA
  • Use optimal flexible architecture
  • Install software with Oracle Universal Installer
  • Identify and configure commonly used environment variables
  • Use Installer Log

Lesson 3: Creating an Oracle Database

  • Use DBCA to Create a database
  • Use DBCA to Delete a database
  • Use DBCA to manage templates

Lesson 4: Managing the Oracle Instance

  • Use Enterprise Manager
  • Use SQL*Plus and iSQL*Plus to access the Oracle Database
  • Modify database initialization parameters
  • Describe the stages of database startup
  • Describe the database shutdown options
  • View the database alert log
  • Use dynamic performance views

Lesson 5: Managing Database Storage Structures

  • Describe how table row data is stored in blocks
  • Define the purpose of tablespaces and data files
  • Explain space management in tablespaces
  • Create tablespaces
  • Manage tablespaces: alter, drop, take offline, p...iles, make read-only or read-write, generate DDL
  • Explain key features and benefits of ASM

Lesson 6: Administering User Security

  • Create and manage database user accounts
  • Create and manage roles
  • Grant and revoke privileges
  • Create and manage profiles

Lesson 7: Managing Schema Objects

  • Create and modify tables
  • Define constraints and states of constraints
  • Dropping and truncating tables
  • Create views
  • Create sequences
  • Use data dictionary

Lesson 8: Managing Data and Concurrency

  • Manipulate data through the use of SQL
  • Identify and administer PL/SQL objects
  • Describe triggers and triggering events
  • Define levels of locking
  • List possible causes of lock conflict
  • Monitor and resolve lock conflicts

Lesson 9: Managing Undo Data

  • Monitor and administer undo
  • Configure undo retention
  • Describe the relationship between undo and transactions
  • Size the undo tablespace

Lesson 10: Implementing Oracle Database Security

  • Apply the principle of least privilege
  • Audit database activity
  • Implement Fine-Grained Auditing

Lesson 11: Configuring the Oracle Network Environment

  • Use Database Control to create additional listeners
  • Use Database Control to Create Oracle Net service aliases
  • Control Oracle Net Listeners
  • Identify when to use shared servers versus dedicated servers

Lesson 12: Proactive Maintenance

  • Gather optimizer statistics
  • Manage the Automatic Workload Repository
  • Use the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM)
  • Set warning and critical alert thresholds
  • React to performance issues

Lesson 13: Performance Management

  • Use enterprise manager to view performance?
  • Tune SQL by using SQL tuning advisor
  • Tune SQL by using SQL access advisor
  • Use automatic shared memory management
  • Use the memory advisor to size memory buffer

Lesson 14: Backup and Recovery Concepts

  • Describe the types of failure that may occur in an Oracle Database
  • Identify the importance of checkpoints, redo log files, and archived log files
  • Tuning instance recovery
  • Configure a database for recoverability
  • Configure ARCHIVELOG mode

Lesson 15: Performing Database Backup

  • Create consistent database backups
  • Back up your database without shutting it down
  • Create incremental backups
  • Automate database backups
  • Backup a control file to trace
  • Monitor flash recovery area

Lesson 16: Performing Database Recovery

  • Recover from loss of a Control file
  • Recover from loss of a Redo log file
  • Recover from loss of a system-critical data file
  • Recover from loss of a non system-critical data file

Lesson 17: Performing Flashback

  • Describe flashback database
  • Restore the table contents to a specific point in time
  • Recover from a dropped table
  • Use Flashback Query to view the contents of the database as of any single point of time
  • View transaction history or row with flashback transaction query

Lesson 18: Moving Data

  • Describe the general architecture of Data Pump
  • Use Data Pump export and import to move data between Oracle databases
  • Load data with SQL Loader
  • Use external tables to move data