Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Program with PL/SQL

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This video seminar – Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Program with PL/SQL - will help you significantly in your preparation to take either of the following Oracle PL/SQL certification exams:

  • Program with PL/SQL (1Z0-147)
  • Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL (1Z0-144)

Become ready to take and pass one of the required exams for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and/or Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) level certifications with this comprehensive Exam Preparation Seminar. Led by one of our Oracle PL/SQL expert instructors, this fast-paced video-based seminar will help increase your confidence by providing you with exclusive tips and strategies …

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This video seminar – Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Program with PL/SQL - will help you significantly in your preparation to take either of the following Oracle PL/SQL certification exams:

  • Program with PL/SQL (1Z0-147)
  • Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL (1Z0-144)

Become ready to take and pass one of the required exams for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and/or Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) level certifications with this comprehensive Exam Preparation Seminar. Led by one of our Oracle PL/SQL expert instructors, this fast-paced video-based seminar will help increase your confidence by providing you with exclusive tips and strategies to prepare you to take these certification exams.

This Exam Preparation Seminar is intended to help programmers with a solid foundation in Oracle PL/SQL by providing a thorough review of the exam objectives and helps students understand the breadth of topics and skills necessary to be successful in passing either the “Program with PL/SQL” (1Z0-147) and/or “Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL” (1Z0-144) certification exams.

The seminar may be accessed for repeated review as needed during subscription term. Completion of this seminar does not guarantee exam performance. Exam Prep Seminars do not include: an Oracle University eKit, expert video, labs, student environment, simulations, or student Q&A. Please note that this seminar is for exam review purposes only and does not meet the Hands-on Course training requirement (if applicable to your certification track).


Audience
  • Application Developers
  • Developer
  • Forms Developer
  • Reports Developer
  • PL/SQL Developer

Course Topics Introduction to PL/SQL
  • Explain the need for PL/SQL
  • Explain the benefits of PL/SQL
  • Identify the different types of PL/SQL blocks
  • Output messages in PL/SQL
Declaring PL/SQL Variables
  • Recognize valid and invalid identifiers
  • List the uses of variables, declare and initialize variables, use bind variables
  • List and describe various data types using the %TYPE attribute
Writing Executable Statements
  • Identify lexical units in a PL/SQL block
  • Use built-in SQL functions in PL/SQL and sequences in PL/SQL expressions
  • Describe when implicit conversions take place and when explicit conversions have to be dealt with
  • Write nested blocks and qualify variables with labels
  • Write readable code with appropriate indentation
Interacting with the Oracle Database Server
  • Create PL/SQL executable blocks using DML and transaction control statements
  • Make use of the INTO clause to hold the values returned by a SQL statement
Writing Control Structures
  • Identify the uses and types of control structures (IF, CASE statements and expressions)
  • Construct and identify loop statements
  • Apply guidelines when using conditional control structures
Working with Composite Data Types
  • Create user-defined PL/SQL records
  • Create a record with the %ROWTYPE attribute
  • Create an INDEX BY table and INDEX BY table of records
  • Describe the differences among records, tables, and tables of records
Using Explicit Cursors
  • Distinguish between usage of implicit and explicit cursors, use SQL cursor attributes
  • Declare and control explicit cursors, use simple loops and cursor FOR loops to fetch data
  • Declare and use cursors with parameters
  • Lock rows with the FOR UPDATE clause and reference the current row with the WHERE CURRENT OF clause
Handling Exceptions
  • Define PL/SQL exceptions
  • Recognize unhandled exceptions
  • Handle different types of exceptions (pre-defined exceptions, non-predefined
  • Propagate exceptions in nested blocks and call applications
Creating Procedures
  • Differentiate between anonymous blocks and subprograms, use a modularized and layered subprogram design, and identify the benefits of subprograms
  • Create a simple procedure and invoke it from an anonymous block
  • Work with procedures
  • Handle exceptions in procedures, remove a procedure, and display a procedure's information
Creating Functions
  • Differentiate between a procedure and a function
  • Describe the uses of functions
  • Work with functions (create, invoke and remove functions)
Creating Packages
  • Identify the benefits and the components of packages
  • Work with packages (create package specification and body, invoke package subprograms, remove a package and display package information)
Working with Packages
  • Overload package subprograms, use forward declarations
  • Create an initialization block in a package body
  • Manage persistent package data states for the life of a session and use PL/SQL tables and records in packages
Using Oracle-Supplied Packages in Application Development
  • Describe how the DBMS_OUTPUT package works
  • Use UTL_FILE to direct output to operating system files
  • Describe the main features of UTL_MAIL
Using Dynamic SQL
  • Describe the execution flow of SQL statements
  • Use Native Dynamic SQL (NDS)
  • Use the DBMS_SQL package
Design Considerations for PL/SQL Code
  • Create standard constants and exceptions
  • Write and call local subprograms
  • Control the run-time privileges of a subprogram
  • Perform autonomous transactions
  • Use NOCOPY hint, PARALLEL ENABLE hint and DETERMINISTIC clause
  • Use the cross-session PL/SQL function result cache
  • Use bulk binding and the RETURNING clause with DML
Creating Triggers
  • Describe different types of triggers and their uses
  • Create database triggers
  • Manage triggers
Creating Compound, DDL, and Event Database Triggers
  • Describe compound triggers and mutating tables, display information about triggers
  • Create triggers on DDL statements
  • Create triggers on system events
Using the PL/SQL Compiler
  • Describe the new PL/SQL compiler and features
  • Use the new PL/SQL compiler initialization parameters
  • Use the new PL/SQL compile time warnings
Managing PL/SQL Code
  • Describe and use conditional compilation
  • Hide PL/SQL source code using dynamic obfuscation and the Wrap utility
Managing Dependencies
  • Track and manage procedural dependencies

Course Objectives
  • Learn from one of Oracle University's top instructors.
  • Review key technologies and certification concepts related to Program with PL/SQL.
  • Prepare for your Oracle certification exam.
  • Get information that will help you complete your preparation and study.
  • Receive tips and information that will help you on the test.
  • Understand the depth and breadth of the Program with PL/SQL certification exams.

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