Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Essentials

Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Essentials

The Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Essentials (1Z0-556) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling or implementing LSH solutions. This certification exam covers topics such as: Navigation, Security, Load Sets & Tables, Programs and Parameters, Business Areas, Report Sets, Workflows, Validation & Production Scenarios, Administration, Data Model & API, Automation and Building Adapters. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

The Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Implementation Specialist certification recognizes OPN members as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification differentiates OPN members in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. This certification helps the OPN member’s partner organization qualify for the Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Specialization.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
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Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 2
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training and Preparation Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training and Preparation

Oracle LSDH 2 Essentials Exam Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle LSDH 2 Essentials Exam Study Guide (Online Course)
Oracle's Life Sciences Data Hub Implementation Boot Camp

OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub 2 Implementation Specialist


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

Introduction and Navigating LSH

  • Log in and navigate (Home Page, Applications Tab and Reports Tab, Search, Advanced Search)
  • Look for Outputs, print Outputs, and submit Jobs
  • Use Snapshots
  • Use Blinding, Blind Breaks and Dummy Data
  • Launch Visualizations
  • Install Work Areas

Security and Classification

  • Assign Functional Security to Users
  • Create and assign Security Roles, Users and User Groups
  • Create and use Security Subtypes
  • Assign Object Security and classify Objects
  • Create Classification Hierarchies and use Classification Subtypes

Load Sets and Tables

  • Load data from Oracle Databases (move data into LSH and work with pass-through views)
  • Load data from SAS (from data sets and transport formats)
  • Load data from Text Files
  • Build Tables ( Columns, Variables, Constraints)
  • Leverage Table Processing Types and Auditing
    • Perform Data Blinding
    • Use Authorized Tables

Programs & Parameters

  • Create Programs (program source codes, table descriptors, parameters, planned outputs)
  • Use existing Programs (Searching, Copy and Move, Mapping, Upgrading Instances)
  • Program with SAS (Interactive Development Environment and SAS Macros and Formats)
  • Program with PL/SQL (Interactive Development and PL/SQL Function and Procedure Libraries)
  • Program With Informatica
  • Program with Oracle Reports
  • Program with BI Publisher
  • Create Execution Setups
  • Execute Jobs
  • Classify Planned Outputs
  • Use Parameters
  • Use Programmatic LOVs and Validation

Business Areas, Report Sets, Workflows, and Data Marts

  • Create Business Areas ( Create Joins, Hierarchies or OBIEE, Oracle Discoverer, JReview)
  • Create Report Sets (Entries, Parameter Propagation, Create Overlay Templates, Post Processing, Execution Setups and Running)
  • Create Workflows (Create Transitions, Design Workflows, Notifications, Approvals)
  • Create Data Marts

Validation and Production Scenarios

  • Implement a Validation Lifecycle (Validation Status, Work Area Cloning, Work Area usage intent)
  • Implement Standards, Hierarchy (Global / TA / Drug) and Multiple (Internal, CDISC, etcetera)
  • Validate Data (Verifying data accuracy LSH – Source to Staging, Staging to Transformed, Transformed to Data Mart, etcetera)
  • Manage Protocol Amendments (new source table columns, etcetera)

Installing LSH &Administering LSH

  • Configure Hardware
  • Install Oracle E-Business Suite (Summary only)
  • Upgrade the Database
  • Install Oracle Warehouse Builder
  • Install Oracle Thesaurus Management
  • Install/Load LSH Jar Files to Oracle Warehouse Builder
  • Create Services
  • Configure OBIEE
  • Configure Informatica
  • Configure SAS
  • Configure BI Publisher
  • Configure Oracle Reports
  • Configure the Discoverer Middle Tier
  • Configure the environment for High Availability
  • Start and stop Services And Queues
  • Search for and stop LSH Jobs
  • Create and manage Database Accounts
  • Manage Statistics and Table Spaces
  • Manage Start and Stop Queues
  • Manage DP Server

Data Model and APIs

  • Use the Data Model (Namings, Naming Versions, Satellite Tables)
  • Test Database Views
  • Execute APIs
  • Create, modify, and remove Definitional APIs
  • Create Classification APIs, Security APIs and Validation APIs

LSH Automation / Interface Scenarios

  • Perform daily data loads of data from Oracle Clinical upon batch validation completion for a study
  • Perform a data load of Lab data when files arrive in a pre-defined folder
  • Report on objects ‘close in structure’ to objects in a given study, for easy reuse
  • Use LSH full and partial Export and Import functions (Metadata, Data, Source Code, etcetera)

Building Adapters

  • Load Adapters Design Pattern
  • Build CDR_Adapter_Areas and CDR_Technology_Types
  • Build Source Data Adapters (Oracle Tables, SAS and OC Adapters)
  • Build Load Adapter for a file system-based adapter
  • Build Visualization and Reporting Adapters (Discoverer, OBIEE)
  • Build Transformation Adapters (SAS or Informatics)
  • Build LSH Adapters


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