Oracle Database 12c: PL/SQL I – Introduction


2 days


This course introduces one to Oracle database programming using the PL/SQL programming language. One will learn the syntax, structure and features of the language. This course will also lay the foundation for the entire Oracle PL/SQL programming series, allowing one to progress from introductory topics to advanced application design and programming and finally onto writing complex high-performance applications.

PL/SQL may be considered as one of the basic skill sets required for any Oracle professional, nearly as important as the SQL language itself.

Course Objectives

This course begins with an explanation of the intent and usage of the PL/SQL programming language for database applications. Important reasons why one should incorporate PL/SQL modules within the application architecture right from the initial design and planning phase are presented. Next one learns how to begin building executable PL/SQL program units. One learns about each of the major segments of a working program and how these interact with each other during program execution, including the important error or exception handling capabilities of the language. The final section goes beyond the basics and begins to explore advanced topics. One learns techniques and features that allow modular and reusable programs to be developed, increasing productivity and maintainability of database applications.


Participants should have knowledge of relational concepts and knowledge of SQL is mandatory.

Oracle Database 12c: SQL I - Introduction and Oracle Database 12c: SQL II – Intermediate are recommended prerequisites for this course.

Course Content

  • Selection and setup of the database interface

  • About bind & substitutional variables

  • Choosing a database programming language

  • PL/SQL language fundamentals

  • Declare section

  • Begin section

  • Exception section

  • Beyond the basics: explicit cursors

  • Beyond the basics: nested blocks

  • Beyond the basics: declared subprograms


This course considers subjects applicable to certification as both an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and an Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP).

The topics considered are included within "Exam 1Z0-144: Program With PL/SQL".

Get in touch with the Test Center in Kontich or Hasselt.

What’s next?

You are ready to enroll for the Oracle Database 12c: PL/SQL I - Intermediate training.


Next training dates

  • 12 to 13 February 2019

  • 25 to 26 April 2019

  • 20 to 21 June 2019

Training cost

1.500 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Practical details

2 days
From 9 AM to 5 PM




De Villermontstraat 9
2550 Kontich

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