Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials

Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials

This exam will be retired on March 31, 2014

The Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials (1Z0-536) exam is primarily intended for professionals that are skilled in implementing solutions using Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the Sun Oracle Database Machine. The certification covers implementation skills for the Sun Oracle Database Machine and the Oracle Exadata Storage Server, including Flash Cache, Smart Scans, Hybrid Columnar Compression, the use of Storage Indexes and the I/O Resource Manager. The exam targets the advanced-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

Oracle Partners passing this exam will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification helps their companies qualify for the Oracle Exadata Specialization.

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Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:

Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
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US $195

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Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials - Exam Study Guide (PDF)
OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle Exadata 11g Implementation Specialist


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


Exam Topics

Oracle Database 11g software

  • Use common database features
  • Leverage performance features
  • Monitor with Enterprise Manager

Oracle Exadata software

  • Describe specific uses of offloading processing
  • Implement I/O resource management
  • Explain the architecture of I/O Resource Manager
  • Describe the software architecture used by Oracle Exadata software
  • Use Smart Flash Cache
  • Compress data in a variety of ways
  • Use ASM
  • Understand how storage indexes operate
  • Use intelligent data placement for optimal performance
  • Configure data structures to insure caching

Oracle Database Machine hardware

  • Administer disks on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine
  • Use network configuration options
  • Manage storage on different disk configurations
  • Understand memory capabilities of the different models


  • Configure Oracle Exadata Database Machines
  • Manage users and permissions
  • Recommend the appropriate size Oracle Exadata Database Machine
  • Test Oracle Exadata Database Machine after installation to verify success


  • Load and backup data
  • Implement failure and recovery procedures
  • Install software onto Oracle Exadata Database Machine
  • Monitor operation of Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Best practices

  • Implement best practices for performance
  • Implement best practices for consolidation
  • Implement best practices for storage
  • Implement best practices for migration


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