It’s not DBA 101 (it’s written for developers), but Tom Kyte’s Expert Oracle Database Architecture was what I used as a new DBA. Mr. Kyte is both immensely descriptive and easy to read. The book provides a foundational knowledge of how Oracle works from which expanding into specific duties should be much easier. Short of that, the Concepts guide and the 2 Day guides in the Oracle documentation library are full of good information, but I happen to prefer a book made with dead trees and Tom’s book brought me to a place where I could get up to speed very quickly. Thanks, T. J. From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:52 AM To: ORACLE-L Subject: looking for good basic dba 101 resource on schemas, tables, and privileges Well, since my company isnt able to bring on a new experience DBA until next year, I have been asked to train one of our system admins on the basic basics of oracle. Can someone point me to a good dba 101 resource on users, tables, and tablespaces and privileges in Oracle? She has worked with Oracle before, but it was in a single application/single schema database and oracle version 8. -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'