Introduction to Oracle

Introduction to Oracle

Learn to plan, organize, and manage your data using the Oracle database. This course will introduce you to the Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle's SQL*Plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database.
6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs
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Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data. Introduction to Oracle will provide you with a practical hands-on approach to relational database concepts and Oracle's database management system. This course will introduce you to the Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle's SQL*Plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database.

In this online course, you will learn how to create an Oracle database, build database objects, and write various SQL statements. This course will teach you how to write Data Definition Language statements to create, update, and delete database objects. You will learn how to execute Data Control Language statements to give or delete access rights to database objects. You will write Data Manipulation Language statements to insert, update, and delete records from a database. Finally, you will learn how to query the data and create finished reports.

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6 Weeks Access Course Code: ioc
Start Dates*Mar 17
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$89.00 USD


In this lesson, you'll gain a solid understanding of terms and concepts surrounding a relational database. You'll learn what's involved in the planning of a database and the steps involved in designing a database. Then you'll learn specifically about the Structured Query Language (SQL) and the database tools you'll use throughout the course.

In this lesson, you'll jump right in and create the actual database that you'll use in all the lessons that follow. You'll learn about the most common object in Oracle: the table. Afterwards, you'll learn the common datatypes that describe the kind of information a column in a table will store.

In this lesson, you'll learn about database users and have an opportunity to create a user of your very own. This lesson will not only provide you with a crash course in SQL*Plus, but it will also help you create all the tables you'll need for your database. The lesson will discuss managing tables and how to modify their structure by altering and deleting information.

In this lesson, you'll put together all the pieces of the database puzzle. The lesson will discuss defining and managing table constraints and teach you about the five integrity constraints that Oracle supports, as well as what their purposes are. It'll show you how to define integrity constraints during table creation with the CREATE TABLE statement and after a table have been created with the ALTER TABLE statement. With this information, you'll create the primary and foreign keys for your database's tables.

You'll gain considerably more knowledge about the Structured Query Language in this lesson, where you'll be introduced to two new commands—the INSERT and SELECT commands. Then, you'll execute the commands to insert rows of data into the tables and query the data you inserted.

In this lesson, you'll learn about a useful tool called SQL*Plus and its uses. After that, you'll learn how to correct errors and manipulate lines in the SQL buffer. Finally, you'll explore some of the additional syntax that can be added to a SELECT statement.

In this lesson, you're going to learn more about the SELECT command, the most commonly used SQL statement. The SELECT command allows you to query the data in a database. You'll find that you need to be familiar with the data in your database, and that queries provide you with the means to view what's stored in your tables.

In this lesson, you'll go beyond the INSERT command's basics. You'll be introduced to more advanced features of the INSERT command, then you'll learn the different methods of inserting rows of data and apply those skills to load data into your tables. You'll also learn some troubleshooting techniques to perform when Oracle returns an error message during an INSERT command.

In this lesson, you're going to learn how to modify data in the database's tables using the UPDATE command. You'll learn how to manipulate the data in your tables by updating the values in the columns and by deleting rows of data. You'll learn how to make those changes permanent with the COMMIT command, as well as how to undo a change with the ROLLBACK command.

Up to this point in the course, you've been creating queries based on a single table. In this lesson, you'll learn how to display data from multiple tables. You'll learn how to utilize your working knowledge of the SELECT statement and explore the world of joins.

In this lesson, you'll learn more about common database objects and their uses. At this point, you'll have gained considerable knowledge of the most common database object—the table. You'll also learn about other database objects and learn how to put them to use, too. Finally, you'll make use of the data dictionary and query some useful views.

In the final lesson, you'll learn how to format query results to generate a finished report. You'll use SQL*Plus to create reports by using SELECT statements, then modify the display of the query results to create a polished report.



Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Oracle's Database Software 12c. The Database Software is available for download from Oracle's website. Click here to download the Oracle Database 12c that supports your operating system. This course provides post-installation instruction on Oracle. Installation support will not be provided in the course. Installation support is provided from Oracle's website.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Cindy Delia is a Systems Analyst and a certified instructor. She has been working in information technology for more than 18 years and has been a technical trainer for over six years. As a Systems Analyst, Delia specializes in database management systems and develops PC applications. She has taught computer courses at the community college level and also performs corporate training.


Great introduction course. And C. Delia's method and style was great as well. It was just what I was looking for.

I enjoyed the course although I was not able to dedicate as much time to the lessons as I would have liked to. I downloaded/printed the lessons and will use them in the future to continue to enhance my Oracle skills. We are using PL/SQL at work to write reports and create portals for our customers.

I found this course to provide just the right increments of learning a totally new (to me) subject. The examples, writing style and exercises were just plain perfect! Thank YOU!

I would feel comfortable administering Oracle databases.

Thank you Ms Delia, I have firm grasp of what once was a confusing subject.

This is my first attempt at an online course, and I found it and the subject matter to be most rewarding. I look forward to the next session.

this was my first experience with an on-line course. The format, documentation and interaction made it interesting, informative and I'm sure I'll be referring back to my notes often.

This was my first on-line class and it was GREAT!. I enjoyed the class, and the length of the class was just right too. The materials provided by the teacher were very hepful/useful. I definitely will recommend this class to my peers.

I just wanted to thank you. I found the course more involved than I had anticipated and was quite pleasantly surprised at the level of training and the content.