Get started using the free Oracle Express Edition database, SQL Developer, and TOAD in this beginner's walkthrough.
Once complete, you'll have a fully functioning database and be able to connect to a sample schema, view its objects, and examine the data held within.
This boot camp style course gives you the very basics needed (in just under 2 hours!) to get your foot in the door - whether you're an application developer who's just been christened App DBA, or you're a report developer who'd like to get your own sandbox together to play.
Best of all, we're using FREE tools!
Did I mention it's free!?
I've spent the last years as a travelling consultant for major US companies and universities. My experiences are across a broad array of technologies and requirements, and now I'm here to help you get going.
All feedback is most appreciated; I am willing to consider specific subject matters and am working on many topics for publication in the near future.