1Z0-146 : Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL

Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL
ISBN : 978-1-61691-246-8
The Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional Certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of person's competence and proficiency in PL/SQL programming language.


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Exam Information

The 1Z0-146 exam is part of Oracle's Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional certification which comprises of three exams. It is a required part to the certification.

Certification can be earned in one of the two ways:

  • Option 1: Pass the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate prior to taking the 1Z0-146 exam.
  • Option 2: Pass exams required for the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification and then take 1Z0-146 exam to get credit to this certification

The 1Z0-146 exam is targeted at advanced PL/SQL developers who are looking to optimize the design of their PL/SQL application.

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Career Prospects
  • PL/SQL Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Database Administrator
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 245

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Where do I take the exam?
The 1Z0-146 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

Oracle has the following pre-requisites for Oracle Database 11g Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certification:

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How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 68 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?
What is the exam's retake policy?

Retake Policy for Oracle 1Z0-146 exam is:

  • Candidates must wait 14 days before retaking a failed proctored exam. (Registration will be allowed on the 14th day)
  • Candidates may retake an online non-proctored exam at any time.
  • Candidates may not retake a passed exam at any time.
  • Candidates may not retake a beta exam at any time.
What is the validity of the certification?
The Oracle Database 11g Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional 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 1Z0-146, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Oracle11g: Advanced PL/SQL

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to PL/SQL

Lesson 2: PL/SQL Programming Concepts: Review

  • List restrictions on calling functions from SQL expressions
  • Hand exceptions
  • Manage dependencies
  • Use Oracle-supplied packages

Lesson 3: Designing PL/SQL Code

  • Identify guidelines for cursor design
  • Use cursor variables
  • Create subtypes based on existing types

Lesson 4: Working with Collections

  • Create collections (nested table, array and associative arrays, PL SQL tables)
  • Use collections methods
  • Manipulate collections
  • Distinguish between the different types of collections and their uses

Lesson 5: Using Advanced Interface Methods

  • Execute external C programs from PL/SQL
  • Execute Java programs from PL/SQL

Lesson 6: Implementing Fine-Grained Access Control for VPD

  • Explain the process of fine-grained access control
  • Implement and test fine-grained access control

Lesson 7: Manipulating Large Objects

  • Create and manage LOB data types
  • Use the DBMS_LOB PL/SQL package
  • Use of temporary LOBs

Lesson 8: Administering SecureFile LOBs

  • Describe SecureFile LOB features
  • Enable SecureFile LOB deduplication, compression, and encryption
  • Migrate BasicFile LOBs to the SecureFile LOB format

Lesson 9: Performance and Tuning

  • Use native and interpreted compilation methods
  • Tune PL/SQL code
  • Enable intraunit inlining

Lesson 10: Improving Performance with Caching

  • Improve memory usage by caching SQL result sets and using the DBMS_RESULT_CACHE package
  • Write queries that use the result cache hint
  • Set up PL/SQL functions to use PL/SQL result caching

Lesson 11: Analyzing PL/SQL Code

  • Run reports on source code
  • Determine identifier types and usages
  • Use DBMS_METADATA to retrieve object definitions

Lesson 12: Profiling and Tracing PL/SQL Code

  • Trace PL/SQL program execution
  • Profile PL/SQL applications

Lesson 13: Safeguarding Your Code Against SQL Injection Attacks

  • Describe SQL injections
  • Reduce attack surfaces
  • Design immune code
  • Test code for SQL injection flaws

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