OCP Upgrade 1Z0-060 Exam guide

This guide will get Oracle admins up to date with the latest developments in Oracle 12c. It includes all the necessary information that you need to implement in your existing systems.

All of the information in this book has been handpicked to help you study for the Oracle 12c upgrade exam. Each chapter has been written with the objective of helping you pass this exam with ease. Content in this book is aligned with the objectives of the exam, making it really easy to follow the course content. Every example mentioned in this book has been tried and tested in actual environment. Real-world examples will help you learn about new features such as multitenant containers database architecture, managing containers, pluggable databases, database administration enhancements, database auditing, tuning, backup, and flashback enhancements.

You will also learn about storage enhancements, security updates, tuning, troubleshooting, and backup enhancements. This book also covers section 2 of the exam course making this book a complete guide for passing OCP 12c upgrade exam 1Z0-060.

What you will learn

All of the new features of the Oracle 12c database that you are required to know for the OCP Upgrade Exam 1Z0-060
New multitenant architecture introduced in Oracle 12c and how it works
Monitor complex database operations and use the new enhanced SQL tuning features to tune bad SQLs
Manage data over time using information life cycle management
Make your data more secure by implementing new enhanced auditing
Learn new security features and how to implement encryption to secure your data
Explore how backup and flashback works with new multitenant architecture
Performance management techniques that will analyze and tune your database

The book link from here

Cheers
Osama

2016 Another Year In this world

I don’t know if it is early to write something now, most of people will share this during the end of December but i choose to write mine earlier, i will not share anything technical this time but i will share what i did during this year maybe it will be useful for someone 🙂 so enjoy reading.

I did a lot of things during 2016 and most of them related to my work and what i love which is Oracle and contribution in Oracle community there was differenct conference during this year which took a lot of time and travel i don’t how much time i spent in the air but i am sure it’s more than 10 days since i am living in the other side of the world which is Jordan – Amman or Sometimes Dubai.

I start the year with one of the best conference and the well known one which is Rocky mountains and this is was my first time in this amazing conference during the conference i celebrate my birthday in Denver with my friends, alot of the conference and traveling so i will mention them as point ( i don’t want the reader to get bored  ).

  • RMOUG 
  • OUGN
  • IOUG
  • TROUG
  • OUGF
  • OTN TOUR – LA 
  • OOW 
  • DOAG
For the Other contribution i did the following :- 
  • Organize Local event for Jordan Amman Oracle User Group.
  • Technical Reviewer for two books.
  • Technical Reviewer for Videos about Oracle database series. 
  • working on my new book.
  • write different oracle articles.
  • Sure … Post blogs about Oracle.
I feel like i forgot something to mention but if i remember anything i will publish it for sure and update the blog post here. 
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks Oracle ACE Program to allow us & support us do what we are doing for the community. which is one of the best community in the world.
I am always thankful for meeting new friends around the world and for my family for their continues support.

Thank you Oracle

Wish Happy new year everyone and all of the best next year.
Merry Christmas everyone enjoy the holiday. 
My friends see you next year Inchallah 🙂 Finally Inchallh next year will be better for all of us.
Cheers
Osama 
Like Usual comments are always welcome. 

OTN Appreciation Day : Oracle WebLogic 12c #ThanksOTN

OTN Appreciation Day The idea came from Our Oracle ACE Director ( the Mind ) Tim Hall Here 

 OTN : Oracle Technology network  or let me say OTN gather all of us no matter where you live in this world ? only one thing gather us our love to OTN.

OTN done so much things to all of us, one of things i love and most of the people in the community know that is Fusion middleware and i will write about Oracle Weblogic 12cR2 the documentation available here 

Oracle Weblogic 12cR2 comes with different features such as the following:-

  • Multitenancy Support
  • Continuous Availability
  • Java EE 7 Support
  • JDK 8 Certification
  • Docker Certification
  • Runtime Improvements
  • Manageability Improvements
  • Documentation Update History for Release 12.2.1
  • Standards Support, Supported Configurations, and WebLogic Server Compatibility
  • Deprecated Functionality (WebLogic Server 12.2.1)
  • Removed Functionality and Components

If will talk about them all it will be documentation not blog post therefore i will choose 2 or 3 topics.

  • Docker Certification

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 is certified to run inside a Docker container. Docker is a Linux-based container technology that enables you to quickly create lightweight clustered and non-clustered WebLogic Server domain configurations on a single host OS or virtual machines, for either development or production environments.

you can have access to github here and how to Run Weblogic on Docker check here 

  • Multitenancy Support

Multitenancy in WebLogic Server provides a sharable infrastructure for use by multiple organizations. These organizations are a conceptual grouping of your own choosing, which you can think of as tenants. By allowing one domain to support multiple tenants, Weblogic Server Multitenant improves density and achieves a more efficient use of resources while eliminating the hurdles typically present when trying to share multiple applications: runtime cross-application impact, security differences, data co-mingling, and administrative challenges.

 WebLogic Server MT enables an end to end multitenant infrastructure, including multitenancy from the load balancer to the middle tier and cache tier, and to the database tier. WebLogic Server MT extends the Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition and Oracle WebLogic Suite products

Alot of different features.

Thanks
Osama

OTN TOUR : LATIN AMERICA 2016

Thank you for Oracle ACE Program  & OTN To join this Tour 2016 it’s was my pleasure  to be a part of it


This is was my first time visiting this side of the world & presenting in Latin America, the tour covered south and north Latin America with different countries starting from Brazil and ending with Colombia, my part was to visit the following country : Brazil , Uruguay , Argentina and finally Mexico city.

Well it was very hard to find flights from Jordan – Amman to Brazil and most of the flight fully booked so i put my name on waiting list like any other else i was expecting that i will cancel any time but Qatar Airlines called me at 9 pm before the flights with 5 hours informing me that there is seat if i want to take it, so my answer was YES.
Went home finish packing and heading to the airport,  3 hours to QATAR and after that 13 hours to Brazil and it’s was my first stop for OTN TOUR , the event started with amazing attendee, the keynote was in Portuguese  which i can’t understand 🙂 , i had two session about fusion middleware on in the morning and the other one afternoon, it’s was amazing meeting new people and the old friends during the event, after the conference we had Speaker dinner.

Next day i had to move to the airport next stop was Uruguay i reach the hotel at midnight tired because of this i slept immediately i woke up at 7 am for the conference, met Deiby and Carlos in the Lobby and we walk together to the university, i had two session as well after the conference we had perfect dinner with all our friends.

I spent one day in Uruguay and did some city tour i have to say it was cold and rainy but nice city, the last stop was Mexico which is very amazing city i love it the conference was amazing, the people everything.

It’s very short description about the tour but better than not mentioning anything.

Thank
Osama

Oracle Database 12c Security Cookbook

If you want to learn about security as  beginners or professional it’s very nice to add this book to your Library.

I was one of the technical reviewer for this book and the topics and table of contents covered everything you will need as DBA or as someone who wants to learn something.

The Book is available online via publisher website, or via amazon 
Special Thanks for my friend Gokhan Atil.
Thanks 
Osama

2015 Brief, The last Post of the year

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone.

2015 is almost done and the doors will be closed soon, and start the new year 2016 within 5 days only, I would like to thank everyone here , Family , Friends and my blog readers who keep me motivated always to write new articles when i can, and special thanks to my mother.

i learnt a lot of things this years, sadness moment gives me experience and the happiness teach me and show me who is my real friends, i met new people around the worlds make new friends, discuss different topics with people, one of the biggest achievement for me this year to be Oracle ACE Director a dream come true, when i remember this moment i also remember my friends who nominate me because without them it will not be possible Gurcan OrhanHeli Helskyaho, Jeff Smith , Tim Hallkamran agayevIloon Ellen-Wolff, Kai Yu, and Tariq Farooq , and i would like to take this opportunity to thanks Oracle ACE program who make it real for me and for the biggest effort they provide it to us.

So let me summarize the 2015 :-

  • The first Oracle ACE Director in the Middle-east.
  • Director and CEO for Jordan Amman Oracle User Group.
  • Speaker in JAOUG.
  • Speaker in OTN MENA Tour.
  • Speaker in Bulgarian Group – Summer.
  • Speaker in Bulgarian Group – Winter.
  • Speaker in Oracle Open World 2015.
  • Organizing the first event Of  JAOUG. 
  • Working on my 2nd book.
  • Wrote more than 10 articles for different  International magazine.
  • attend my 2nd Oracle open world as speaker and first time as Oracle ACE Director.
  • Speaker in the last conference of the year in UK.
  • Implement one of the biggest oracle engineer system project : Exalytics, Exalogic and Exadata.
if i missed anything then i am sorry 🙂 
Thank you again.
Enjoy your holiday 🙂 
Osama

BGOUG Autumn Conference – Extraordinary trip

it’s 19-Nov-2015 and this day means that i should start packing and prepare myself for traveling to Bulgaria, at first everything was normal and i thought it will be like any other trip i did before.

since there is no direct flight to Bulgaria then i should landed in Frankfurt first then to Sofia as most of you know i don’t like early flight despite i am waking all the night working or replying some emails but it’s something i don’t like to do 🙂 anyway my flight was at 3:00 am from Jordan i did boarding thing and visa & security Check after 6 hours i landed in Germany,drink coffee in the airport and ran to my next flight Sofia.

When i landed in Sofia it was 1:30 pm exactly, so like any other airport i should pass by immigration officer & this is what happened :-

Me :- Hi, Good afternoon.
officer : Hi, your passport please.
Me ; Sure.
Officer “Scan the visa” and the System start rining.
Me: is there something wrong.
Officer: mmmm come with me please.
Me “in my mind” did i do anything bad before i came here.
Officer : Your visa valid from tomorrow.
Me: Kidding right ? So what ?
Officer : you have to wait till 12:00 am then you access to Sofia.
Me : it’s almost 12 hours man.
Officer : it’s Ok you can go upstairs and have some drink and food if you want.
Me : Sure, i am gonna have more than this.

So i wait in the airport and during this i sent an email to Milena to inform her that i will not be available till 12:00 am and told her what is happened to me.

I would like to thanks all of them actually Milena, Heli and Gurcan  these guys was checking on me :).

Wait my story not end here, When i went out of security check now i have to start search of my luggage which i found it in Lost & found Department for more information about this part contact me 🙂

anyway the conference was really good i had two presentation about middleware with live demo, i don’t know why the live demo before the presentation working fine but during the presentation it stop working for stupid reasons but live demo is always challenge

everything was well organized  and conference was really amazing.

Safe Trip my friends 🙂 and meet you soon Inchallah.

Cheers
Osama