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Oracle PL/SQL Advanced
Oracle PL/SQL Advanced


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A hands-on three-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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Full details of modules and topics covered in this three-day course


This is a three-day training course structured into 11 modules


By the end of this Oracle Advanced PL/SQL course, delegates will be able to effectively tune PL/SQL code; create subtypes; create and use collections; execute external C programs and Java programs from PL/SQL; use fine-grained access control; use LOB data types and the DBMS_LOB package; use SecureFile LOBs; effectively design cursors; improve memory usage with PL/SQL result caching and SQL result sets and apply coding standards to avoid SQL injection attacks.


This course is designed for Oracle database administrators and software development personnel who need to gain practical experience of the advanced features of PL/SQL such as program design, packages, cursors, large objects and collections.
NOTE: Practical experience of Oracle SQL or SQL Developer and a good working knowledge of the fundamentals of the PL/SQL programming language are required.


This Oracle Advanced PL/SQL course is suitable for delegates intending to sit the Oracle examination #1Z0-146: Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL.
Exams are not included as part of the course.
Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.


  • Oracle 10g SQL Performance Tuning
  • Oracle 11g SQL Performance Tuning
  • Oracle Database 10g DBA - Part I
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part I

MODULE 1:  Designing Pl/Sql Code For Performance
Topics covered:
  • Oracle Predefined Data Types
  • Create Subtypes Based on Existing Types for an Application
  • Guidelines for Cursor Design
  • Use Cursor Variables
  • Pass Cursor Variables as Program Parameters
  • Compare Cursor Variables to Static Cursors
MODULE 2:  Use Collections
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Collections
  • Associative Arrays
  • Nested Tables
  • Varrays
  • Create PL/SQL Programs that use Collections
  • Use Collections Effectively
MODULE 3:  Advanced Interface Methods
Topics covered:
  • The Benefits of External Routines
  • External Routine Components
  • Call an OS Supplied DLL
  • Call Java from PL/SQL
  • Call C from PL/SQL
  • Call Java from PL/SQL
MODULE 4:  Vpd And Fine-Grained Access Control
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Fine-Grained Access Control
  • The Features of Fine-Grained Access Control
  • Overview of an Application Context
  • Create an Application Context
  • Set an Application Context
  • Describe the Package DBMS_RLS
  • Implement a Policy
  • Query the Data Dictionary for Fine-Grained Access Control
  • Information
MODULE 5:  Manipulate Large Objects
Topics covered:
  • Overview of a LOB Object
  • Manage Internal LOBs
  • Character Large Objects
  • Binary Large Objects
  • External Large Objects - BFILEs
  • Create and Use the DIRECTORY Object to Access and Use BFILEs
  • The DBMS_LOB Package
  • Delete LOBs
  • Create a Temporary LOB using the Package DBMS_LOB
MODULE 6:  Administer Securefile Lobs
Topics covered:
  • Overview of SecureFile LOBs
  • Configure the Environment for SecureFile LOBs
  • Store Documents using SecureFile LOBs
  • Convert BasicFile LOBS to SecureFile LOBs
  • Evaluate the Performance of SecureFile LOBs
  • Establish Space Utilization of a LOB File
  • Set up Encryption
  • Enable Compression and Deduplication
MODULE 7:  Tuning Pl/Sql Code For Performance
Topics covered:
  • Understand the PL/SQLCompiler
  • Influence the Compiler
  • Tuning PL/SQL Programs
  • Tuning SQL
  • Reducing the Number of SQL Calls
  • PL/SQL Tuning
  • PL/SQL Native Compilation
MODULE 8:  Use Sql And Pl/Sql Caching To Improve Performance
Topics covered:
  • The Importance of the Shared Pool
  • Library Cache
  • The Data Dictionary Cache
  • Pinning Code in the Shared Pool
  • SQL and PL/SQL Caching
  • PL/SQL Function Cache
MODULE 9:  Analyze Pl/Sql Code
Topics covered:
  • Use Data Dictionary Views to View Coding Information
  • Use Supplied Packages to View Coding Information
  • Use the DBMS_METADATA Package to View Metadata as XML
  • Use the DBMS_METADATA Package to Create DDL that can be used to Re-create Objects
  • Determine Identifier Types and Usages with PL/Scope
MODULE 10:  Profile and Trace PL/SQL Code
Topics covered:
  • Trace PL/SQL Program Execution
  • Profile PL/SQL Applications
  • Access the Trace Data
MODULE 11:  Safeguard Code
Topics covered:
  • Overview of SQL Injections
  • Detecting Attacks
  • Review of Dynamic SQL
  • The Attack Surface
  • Typical SQL Attacks
  • Reduce Attack Surfaces
  • Use the DBMS_ASSERT Package
  • Design Immune Code
  • Test Code for SQL Injection Flaws


General Information

All Oracle Foundation Skills training courses use the latest content, qualified and experienced trainers, and provide delegates with the best learning experience. Training is interactive and classroom-based, and the ability to ask questions reinforces knowledge acquisition during the class.

Class Sizes

Maximum class sizes vary, but there is always adequate time for delegates to ask questions of the instructor.

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Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

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