Oracle Database 11g Security Essentials

Oracle Database 11g Security Essentials

The Oracle Database 11g Security Essentials (1Z0-528) exam is primarily intended for professionals that are skilled in implementing solutions using Oracle Database 11g security options. The certification covers implementation skills for the Advanced Security Option, Database Vault, Audit Vault and the Enterprise Manager Data Masking Pack. The exam targets the intermediate-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 Database Security Options Specialization.

Exam Number:
105 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle Database 11g Security Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Passing score subject to change. View Details
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 11g
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Database 11g Security Essentials - Exam Study Guide
OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle Database 11g Security Options Implementation


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


Exam Topics

Overview of Oracle Database 11g security options

  • Explain and differentiate the four main security options available
  • Differentiate VPD and Label Security from the standard database security options
  • Identify the factors leading to the need for enhanced security

Audit Vault

  • Explain the benefits provided by Audit Vault
  • Explain the architecture of Audit Vault components
  • Explain the purpose and limitations of different Audit Vault collectors and agents
  • Implement and maintain the Audit Vault environment

Advanced Security Option (ASO)

  • Describe different encryption options and their effects
  • Differentiate between column encryption and tablespace encryption
  • Use maintenance practices for encryption
  • Describe interaction of ASO with other options and tools
  • Explain the use of wallets with ASO

Database Vault

  • Explain how using Database Vault affects a production environment
  • Describe the components of Database Vault
  • Use Database Vault to implement secure access

Enterprise Manager Data Masking Pack

  • Describe the features of the Data Masking pack
  • Use the Data Masking Pack to implement user security


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