Wednesday Aug 10, 2011

Oracle Real Application Clusters Curriculum under Release 2 by Lex van der Werff

Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), part of the Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, enables a single database to run across a cluster of servers, providing unbeatable fault tolerance, performance, and scalability with no application changes necessary. With Release2 of the Oracle Database 11g, Oracle University has adjusted its RAC curriculum to ensure that you benefit from the full power of this new product.

The previous course offering for Oracle RAC Release 1 consisted of:

Course Name: Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration Ed 1.1
Course Code: D50311
Duration: 5 Days
Content: This course was designed to cover both Oracle Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Database 11g Release 1.

As a result of the significant product changes that occurred with Release 2, the curriculum was also redesigned to address these changes. The Oracle Database 11g Release 2 training is now covered in two courses totaling 7 days of training:

Course Name: Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM
Course Code: D59999
Duration: 4 Days 
Content:  Is directed at DBAs and Systems administrators with a responsibility for High Availability or Storage Administration or both. DBAs who are familiar with Automatic Storage Management (ASM) or Clusterware from older releases need this course to learn how Grid Infrastructure has combined these technologies, and to learn the new cababilities of the software. System administrators who manage HA software, or storage administrators will benefit from learning how this product works.

Course Name: Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration Ed 2
Course Code: D60491
Duration: 3 Days
Content: Is designed for Database Administrators, primarily those new to RAC. Students will learn about RAC database administration in the Oracle Grid Infrastructure environment. This is not to be considered as a refresher course.

Both courses are required to master the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and are part of the Oracle Database 11g learning path.

Some countries also offer a compact, accelerated version of both courses lasting only 5 days.  

Course Name: Oracle 11g: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Accelerated Ed 1.1
Course Code: D72078
Duration: 5 Days

To summarize based on job role:

  • Database Administrators who are new to RAC should attend both courses or the accelerated version.
  • Database Administrators familiar with RAC, should attend the 4 day Grid Infrastructure course
  • System and Storage Administrators who manage systems where RAC is installed should also attend the 4 day Grid Infrastructure course

Overview:

Database Release Course Name Course Code Duration Description
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Oracle Database 11 Release 1 Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration Ed 1.1 D50311 5 This course is for BOTH Oracle Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Database 11g Release 1 only.
Oracle Database 11 Release 2 Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM Ed 1 D59999 4 In this course, students will learn about Oracle Grid Infrastructure components including Oracle Automatic Storage Manager (ASM), ASM Cluster File System, and Oracle Clusterware. This course is based on Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
Oracle Database 11 Release 2 Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration Ed 2 D60491 3 This RAC course is required as 2nd course only after the Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM Ed 1 course.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I have attended the 5 day Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration course, which course do I need to become skilled in Release 2?
A: In this case, you only need to attend the 4 day Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM course.

Q: Is it possible to take the Oracle Database 11g: RAC Administration course first and then at a later point in time the Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM Ed 1 course?
A: No, the 3-day course should be attended after the Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM Ed 1 course

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to an Oracle University representative to discuss your personal training needs, let us know!

 

Lex van der Werff

Lex van der Werff started at Ingres BV as a consultant in 1992. 2 years later he joined Oracle as a trainer for various technical courses such as Languages (SQL and PL/SQL), Development tools (Developer and Designer), Database Adminstration and Application Server courses. During this time he also taught several seminars throughout EMEA which he developed himself. After working as a training manager for Oracle Consulting, Lex joined Oracle University in 2008 as Delivery Manager for the Benelux.

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