Oracle 10g Admin 1

Oracle Important Vendor Questions

Exam Number: 1Z0-042
Associated Certifications: Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate
Exam Product Version:  Oracle Database 10g
Duration: 120 minutes
Number of Questions: 84
Passing Score:
Validated Against: This exam has been validated against Oracle Database 10g R2
Format: Multiple Choice

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Course Topics:


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

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

Creating an Oracle Database

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

 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

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, put online, add data files, make read-only or read-write, generate DDL  
  • Obtain tablespace information  
  • Explain key features and benefits of ASM

 Administering User Security 

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

Managing Schema Objects 

  • Create and modify tables 
  • Define constraints and states of constraints 
  • Dropping and truncating tables
  • Create and use B-Tree and Bitmap indexes
  • Create Views  
  • Create sequences  
  • Use data dictionary 

 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 

Managing Undo Data

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

 Implementing Oracle Database Security 

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

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

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 

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

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 

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

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 

Performing Flashback 

  • Describe flashback database
  • Resotore 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

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