Database Administration(DBA) Syllabus

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Title Database Administration
Short Name DBA
Course code CSC414
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Semester seventh-semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Description:

This course familiarizes students with different concepts of database administration including DBA Roles and responsibilities, tablespace and storage management, DB backup, restoration and recovery, security, multitenant, and performance tuning.

Course Objective:

The main objective of this course is to provide knowledge of different concepts of database administration so that the students will be able handle

  • Install DBMS Software
  • Create and manage databases
  • Manage backup and recovery
  • Control user security
  • Managing database performance and multitenant architecture

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 5 hrs

DBA Roles and Responsibilities; Database Architecture; ORACLE logical and physical database structure; Memory and Process Structure, SQLPLUS Overview, creating a database.


2. Tablespace and Storage management
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Working with Tablespaces and Data Files, Creating and adding tablespace and datafiles, Managing Control Files, Online Redo Logs and Archive logs; Multiplexing


3. Managing Database Objects
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Working with Tables and Constraints; Working with Indexes, Views, Synonyms, and Sequences; Partitioning and Materialized Views, Introduction of PLSQL, Stored Procedure, Functions, Trigger, package


4. Database Backup, Restore, and Recovery
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Backup and Recovery Overview, Database backup, restoration and recovery, defining a backup and recovery strategy, Backup and Recovery options; Data Dump; User-Managed Backup and Recovery; Configuring RMAN; RMAN Backups, Restore and Recovery; High Availability Features; Oracle Data Guard; Flashback operations.


5. Database Security and Auditing
teaching hours: 7 hrs

Database Security and Auditing; Database Authentication Methods; Database Authorization Methods; Data Encryption Techniques, Virtual Private Database; Managing Users and Security: Profiles, managing users, managing privileges, managing roles


6. Multitenant Database Architecture
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Understanding the Multitenant Architecture, Pluggable Architecture; Creating CDB; Administrating Root Container; Creating Pluggable Databases (PDBs) within a CDB; Administrating Pluggable Databases; Backup and Recovery in multitenant Environment; Databases in the Cloud


7. Database Tuning
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Tuning Application Design; Tuning Memory Usage; Tuning Data Access; Tuning Data Manipulation; Reducing Network Traffic; Using Automatic Workload Repository(AWR); Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor(ADDM), Tuning SQL; SQL Tuning Advisor, Performance Tuning in a Multitenant Environment; Distributed Databases and Networking Tool

Lab and Practical works

Laboratory works:

The laboratory work should include all the concepts mentioned in the course using any appropriate DBMS system