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Security and Administration of Oracle Database – Course @ FMI, Sofia University

I am involved in the teaching and organization of the course “Security and Administration of Oracle Database” which is held for the MSc programs in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) of Sofia University. The course is part of the MSc program “Information Protection in the Computer Systems and Networks”. The main lecturer in the course Nikolay Manchev is the former Oracle employee with very rich experience with Oracle Database administration and author of a comprehensive book about Oracle Security in 10g and 11g.

Today was our first lecture of the course. The nice thing is that the group of students is small (less than 30 people). The small group of trainees (as it was reported at OpenFest’2009 – see Vasil Kolev’s talk on education at OpenFest) is very important for the effective training. When all people are not much and all of them sit in a relatively small lab, this allows interesting discussions and direct interraction with the lecturers. Most of the students have some experience with databases and SQL so their questions and opinions during the lecture were interesting. I expect very interesting and useful course with exiting experience for both speakers and students.

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