Oracle Database 12c R2 New Features for 12c R1 Administrators

5 days


The Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators course is designed for existing 12c Release 1 DBAs. In addition to covering the New Features of R2, this course also introduces students to the Oracle Database Cloud Service.

Learn To:

  • Create and manage application containers and applications in multitenant container databases.
  • Manage resources in a multitenant container database and pluggable databases with Resource Manager performance profiles and new memory directives.
  • Perform pluggable database flashback.
  • Upgrade the multitenant container databases and pluggable databases.
  • Manage security by using enhancements in unified auditing, system privileges, Privilege Analysis, Data Redaction, Transparent Sensitive Data Protection and Transparent Data Encryption.
  • Manage data availability by using Recovery Manager, Oracle Data Pump features and SQL*Loader enhancements, and by performing enhanced online operations.
  • Increase the SQL performance by using the In-Memory Column-Store enhancements at deployment and SQL performance.
  • Tune the SQL performance by using the Optimizer Statistics Advisor and SQL join processing.
  • Monitor your databases by using DB operations enhancements.
  • Benefit from enhancements in partitioning methods.
  • Benefit from ADR automatic space file management.
  • Use the Trace File Analyzer collector to diagnose issues.
  • Use the new SQL*Plus history commands and SQL enhancements such as long identifiers.
  • Use the new SQLcl utility to benefit from commands and features missing from SQL*Plus itself.
  • Describe the Oracle Public Cloud services related to databases management.

Benefits To You

In the lessons, you learn the new and enhanced features of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( amongst different areas such as Multitenant, security, availability, performance, diagnosability, manageability, partitioning and SQL.

You also learn how to easily deploy databases with Oracle Database Cloud Services, check automated backups and monitor your Cloud deployment with new Cloud tools.


This Oracle database course is aimed at:

  • Database administrators
  • Application designers and developers
  • Web server administrators
  • System administrators
  • Implementation specialists
  • Data centre support engineers
  • Chief Information Officers (CIO) and other information technology (IT) management professionals

Skills Gained

This Oracle 12c New Features for Administrators course is designed to give existing Oracle 11g Database Administrators the knowledge and skills needed to implement the new features of 12c database. The Oracle Database 12c administrator will gain prac


This course considers new and advanced capabilities for the Oracle database and therefore has a number of prerequisites in order for one to fully benefit from the material.

It is recommended that delegates first complete the following courses, or have equivalent experience:

  • Oracle SQL Part 1 and Part 2
  • Oracle PL/SQL Programming Part 1 and Part 2
  • Oracle 12c Database Administration

Course Outline


  • Global objectives of the course
  • Lessons grouped by area
  • Schedule of the week
  • Application Containers and Applications
  • Application root and application PDBs
  • Create and manage an application container
  • Install application in an application container
  • Patch application
  • Upgrade application
  • Impacts in Data Guard, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Streams, XStream, ADO and Heat Map
  • Security in PDBs
  • Create users commonly, locally in application containers
  • Grant privileges commonly, locally in application containers
  • Difference between common and local roles in application containers
  • Grant roles commonly, locally in application containers
  • Difference between common and local objects in application containers
  • Difference between common and local profiles in application containers
  • Manage PDB lockdown profiles
  • Create unified auditing policies operations in application containers
  • PDBs Creation Using New Methods
  • Create a PDB from CDB seed enhancements
  • Unplug into a PDB archive file and plug using the archive file
  • Create a local UNDO tablespace at PDB level
  • Hot cloning
  • Near-zero downtime PDB relocation
  • Create a remote proxy PDB
  • PDBs Recovery and Flashback
  • Shut down a PDB when an essential PDB datafile is missing
  • Flashback at PDB level
  • Flashback a PDB to a clean PDB restore point
  • Performance in PDBs
  • View CDB / PDB ADDM analysis
  • Manage SGA and PGA at the PDB level
  • Share resources between PDBs
  • Upgrade and Other Operations in PDBs
  • Upgrade a CDB to 12.2
  • Upgrade a PDB to 12.2 by using unplug / plug / upgrade
  • Use cross-platform non-CDB or PDB backupsets to import into a CDB
  • Privileges and User Profiles
  • New 12.2 SYSRAC administrative privilege
  • Password file enhancements
  • Grant administrative privileges to external users
  • Migrate the password file from pre-12 or 12.1 to 12.2
  • New system privilege INHERIT ANY REMOTE PRIVILEGES and object privilege INHERIT REMOTE PRIVILEGES
  • Enhance the security of administrative users
  • Pre-configure a maximum number of days in the user profile for which a user can remain inactive
  • Unified Auditing
  • Create and enable audit policies for all users to whom the role is granted directly
  • Capture VPD (Virtual Private Database) generated predicates
  • Data Redaction
  • New redaction format library in EM GUI
  • Redaction policy expression
  • New redaction functions
  • Data Encryption
  • Encrypt / decrypt / rekey tablespaces online
  • Specific tablespaces: SYSAUX, SYSTEM, UNDO and temporary
  • Transparent Sensitive Data Protection
  • Use TSDP with Unified Auditing
  • Use TSDP with Fine-Grained Auditing (FGA)
  • Use TSDP with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Availability Enhancements
  • Non auto-login support for duplicate: Use encrypted backups whose decryption keys are in a non auto-login wallet
  • Update and drop the catalog without entering the UPGRADE CATALOG and DROP CATALOG commands twice: UPGRADE / DROP CATALOG NOPROMPT
  • Automate the two step manual process into one recovery operation after missing logs found during RECOVER DATABASE: Recover Database Until Available Redo
  • REPAIR FAILURE command
  • Transport Data Across Platforms
  • Steps to recover a table
  • Describe online redefinition supports
  • Oracle Data Pump, SQL*Loader and External Tables
  • Oracle Data Pump enhancements
  • SQL*Loader enhancements
  • External table enhancements
  • In-Memory Column Store
  • Dynamic parameter in 12.2 : INMEMORY_SIZE
  • Caches results of frequently evaluated expressions and virtual columns for subsequent reuse
  • Optimizing joined columns by creating join groups
  • Interaction with other products, features
  • SQL Tuning
  • SQL Performance Analyzer enhancements
  • SQL Plan Management enhancements
  • Statistics Gathering Performance Improvements: Optimizer Statistics Advisor
  • SQL Performance Analyzer (SPA) enhancements to make it resilient to certain workloads which can cause divergence
  • New ways of SQL processing
  • Continuous Adaptive Query Plans
  • Resource Manager and Other Performance Enhancements


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Manchester5 2550 £2550 2019-09-09
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