Oracle fundamentals course

This course:

  • gives an overview of the Oracle RDBMS architecture;
  • examines the physical and logical Oracle objects, and their relationship;
  • describes the general and syntactical characteristics of the Oracle RDBMS: security, locking, utilities;
  • gives some basic rules concerning application performance.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

Analysts, programmers and database administrators who are going to use Oracle. Everybody who wants a thorough overview of the Oracle RDBMS.


General knowledge of informatics and some familiarity with database systems and SQL (see course SQL and relational databases fundamentals). You can test for yourself to see if you have enough background by filling out the online self-test.

Main topics

  • Oracle architecture:
  • Oracle instance and Oracle database • Oracle Client/server architecture
  • Data definition and Oracle Objects:
  • Oracle logical object structure • link with physical structure • DDL statements
  • Application development:
  • overview 3GL and 4GL
  • Catalog:
  • catalog • performance tables
  • Security concepts:
  • type privileges • roles
  • Basic utilities:
  • export/import • loader • scenarios
  • Locking:
  • lock types • versioning'
  • Performance and Tuning:
  • explain utility

Training method

Classroom instruction with practical exercises.


3 days. This course can be extended with the module 3GL application development (day 4).

Course leader

Sandy Schillebeeckx, Kris Van Thillo.


4.2/5 (based on 16 evaluations; the most recent ones are shown below)

The mastery of the trainer is very good

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I liked the entry level; the course content was not too complex or too easy.

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Inhoud en vorm waren zeker OK. Ook geweldig goed gegeven door de instructeur

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Goed basis overzicht van Oracle

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