You spent Days 1-4 in the introductory section of this book. These chapters are designed to give you an idea of how Oracle works and how to work with Oracle. On Days 1-3, you learned the basics of how Oracle works as well as some of the history of Oracle, and you did a tutorial on how to install Oracle8 on NT. On Day 4, you learned about sizing and capacity planing from Steve DeLuca of Oracle. The end of this week and the beginning of the second week were spent learning about Oracle data storage.
You spent the last three days of week 1 and the first two days of week 2 learning about advanced topics such as database creation, tablespace creation, the Oracle redo logs, checkpointing, and rollback segments. This section covers some of the core concepts of the Oracle DBMS.
On Day 5 you learned about managing the Oracle RDBMS using both the Enterprise Manager and the more traditional command-line utilities. Finishing up the week, you learned about managing databases and datafiles on Day 6 and tablespaces on Day 7. The remainder of the discussion about managing database storage continued into week 2.
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