Practice Exam 1Z0-068: Oracle Database 12c RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration  training

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With this practice exam you can test whether you are ready to pass the exam 1Z0-068: Oracle® Database 12C: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration. Our practice exams have been set up in such a way that they replicate the real certification exams as much as possible, both in terms of content, and the way in which the questions are posed.


You will know if you are ready to take the exam and/or on which subjects you have to do more studying. You have also received extensive feedback during the practice exams.



Target audience

Database Administrators


Practice Exam 1Z0-068: Oracle Database 12c RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration

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Upgrading and Patching Oracle RAC

  • Describe the different types of patches
  • Plan for rolling patches and rolling updates
  • Install a patchset with the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) utility
  • Install a patch with the opatch utility

Managing Oracle RAC One Node

  • Perform an online database migration
  • Add an Oracle RAC One Node database to an existing cluster
  • Convert an Oracle RAC One Node database to a RAC database
  • Use DBCA to convert a single-instance database to a RAC One Node database

Using Oracle Database Quality of Service Management (QoS)

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of using QoS
  • Explain the operation of QoS

Using Multitenant Architecture in a RAC Environment

  • Describe the multitenant architecture in RAC and non-RAC environments
  • Create a pluggable database (PDB) in a RAC CDB
  • Use the default CDB and PDB services
  • Create PDB services to associate PDB services with server pools

Introduction to Clusterware

  • Describe Cluster hardware best practices
  • Describe how Grid Plug and Play affects Clusterware

Oracle Clusterware Architecture

  • Explain the Oracle Clusterware architecture
  • Describe Oracle Clusterware startup details

Flex Clusters

  • Explain the Flex Cluster architecture and components
  • Describe the effect of node failure in a Flex Cluster

Grid Infrastructure Installation Planning and Pre-Tasks

  • Plan for Grid Infrastructure installation
  • Verify system and network requirements
  • Set kernel parameters
  • Create groups and users
  • Configure shell limits

Grid Infrastructure Installation

  • Install Grid Infrastructure
  • Configure ASM disk groups

Managing Cluster Nodes

  • Perform the prerequisite steps to extend a cluster
  • Use to add a node to a cluster
  • Delete a node from a cluster

RAC Databases and Architecture

  • Describe the benefits of Oracle RAC

Traditional Clusterware Management

  • Perform day to day Clusterware administration tasks
  • Perform Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) backup and recovery
  • Manage network settings
  • Explain the scope and capabilities of what-if command evaluation

Policy-Based Cluster Management

  • Explain the architecture and components of policy-based cluster management
  • Administer server categorization
  • Administer a policy set
  • Activate a policy

Upgrading and Patching Grid Infrastructure

  • Explain the types of patches and upgrades available
  • Plan for rolling patches and rolling upgrades
  • Install a patchset with the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
  • Install a patch with the opatch utility

Troubleshooting Oracle Clusterware

  • Locate the Oracle Clusterware log files and use
  • Enable resource debugging
  • Troubleshoot the Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) file

Making Applications Highly Available with Oracle Clusterware

  • Explain the hivh availability components of Oracle Clusterware
  • Explain policy-managed and administration-managed databases
  • Create an application Virtual IP (VIP)

Overview of ASM

  • Describe the components of ASM

Administering ASM Instances

  • Explain and apply initialization parameters for ASM instances
  • Manage ASM instances and associated processes
  • Monitor ASM instances using the V$ASM dynamic performance views


  • Install and configure Flex ASM
  • Manage Flex ASM

Administering ASM Disk Groups

  • Create and delete ASM disk groups
  • Set the attributes of an existing ASM disk group
  • Perform ongoing maintenance tasks on ASM disk groups
  • Explain key performance and scalability considerations for ASM disk groups

Administering ASM Files, Directories and Templates

  • Use client tools to access ASM files
  • Describe the format of a fully qualified ASM file name
  • Explain how ASM files, directories and aliases are created and managed
  • Describe and manage disk group templates

Installing and Configuring Oracle RAC

  • Install the Oracle database software
  • Create a cluster database
  • Perform post-database-creation tasks
  • Convert a single instance Oracle database to RAC

Administering Oracle CloudFS

  • Administer ASM Dynamic Volume Manager
  • Manage ASM volumes
  • Implement ASM Cluster File System (ACFS)
  • Use ACFS snapshots

Oracle CloudFS Advance Topics

  • Configure ACFS auditing
  • Implement ACFS encryption
  • Configure and manage ACFC replication
  • Implement ACFS tagging
  • Configure High Availability NFS

Administering Oracle RAC

  • Use Enterprise Manager Cluster Database pages
  • Define redo log files in a RAC environment
  • Define undo tablespaces in a RAC environment
  • Start and stop RAC databases and instances
  • Modify initialization parameters in a RAC environment

Managing Backup and Recovery for RAC

  • Configure the RAC database to use ARCHIVELOG mode and the fast recovery area
  • Configure RMAN for the RAC environment

Managing Global Resources

  • Explain the need for global concurrency control
  • Describe the Global Resource Directory
  • Explain how global resources are managed
  • Explain global enqueue and instance lock management
  • Explain global buffer cache management

RAC Database Monitoring and Tuning

  • Identify RAC-specific tuning components
  • Implement the most common RAC tuning practices
  • Use the Cluster Database Performance pages
  • Use the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) in RAC
  • Use Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) in RAC
  • Determine RAC-specific wait-events, global enqueues and system statistics

Managing High Availability of Services

  • Configure and manage services in a RAC environment
  • Use services with client applications

Managing High Availability for Connections and Applications

  • Configure client-side connect-time load balancing and failover
  • Configure server-side connect-time load balancing
  • Use the Load Balancing Advisory (LBA)
  • Explain the benefits of Fast Application Notification (FAN)
  • Configure server-side callouts
  • Configure the server- and client-side ONS
  • Configure Transparent Application Failover (TAF)

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