Database Administration - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Database Administration course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2065 Syllabus, this course (CSC-406) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Synopsis: DBA Roles, DB backup, restoration and recovery, Tuning of database

Goal: The course covers about: principles of DBA Roles, DB backup, restoration and recovery, Tuning of database and overall DB administration which could be useful for administrator in the future.


Unit 1

Introduction: DBMS architecture and data independence, DBA roles and responsibilities, SQL *PLUS Overview: SQL Plus Fundamentals, Producing more readable outputs, Accepting values at urntime, Using iSQL *Plus.

Unit 2

Control and Redo Log Files: Managing the control files, Maintaining and monitoring redo log files.

Unit 3

Managing Users and Security: Profiles, Managing users, managing privileges, managing roles, querying role information, Database Security and Auditing, Creating and managing DB’s , tables, indexes, triggers, views, stored procedures, Advanced Stored Procedures, analysis and integration services.

Unit 4

Backup and Recovery Overview, Database backup, restoration and recovery, defining a backup and recovery strategy, Testing the backup and recovery plan, parallel instance recovery , recovering from non-critical loses

Unit 5

Database corruption, automatic database management, automatic storage management, RMAN

Unit 6

Introduction to performance tuning: brief overview of Tuning methodology, general tuning concepts, AADM (Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor) and SQL Tuning Advisor. Virtual Private Database: policy types, selective columns, column masking.

Lab works

Labs should cover all the chapters using Oracle/SQL-Server or any other database server tools.