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Announcement: New (And Likely Final) Dates For My Webinars Finalised Next Week !! May 12, 2022

Posted by Richard Foote in 19c, 19c New Features, 21c New Features, Indexing Webinar, Oracle, Oracle 21c, Oracle Cloud, Oracle General, Oracle Performance Diagnostics and Tuning Webinar, Richard Foote Training.
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It’s been one hell of a hectic year!!

For all those of you who have been patiently hanging on for the next series of my webinars, I finally, at long last, have some good news.

I’m currently just finalising my calendar for the upcoming months, but I shall announce the next running of my webinars next week.

I plan to run both of my webinars in the coming months (follow links for full details on each webinar):


Note: There is the very distinct possibility that I will be running these highly acclaimed training events, either as a webinar or in person as a seminar, for the very last time.


So these will indeed be unique opportunities to attend some quality training on how to improve the performance and scalability of both your Oracle based applications and backend Oracle databases.

Listen out next week for full details on when these webinars will finally be available to attend and how to register for the limited places available 🙂

Announcement: New “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices” Webinar – 19-23 November 2019 in USA Friendly Time Zone September 2, 2019

Posted by Richard Foote in Indexing Webinar.
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I’m very excited to announce a new Webinar series for my highly acclaimed “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices” training event, running between 19-23 November 2019 !!

Indexes are fundamental to every Oracle database and are crucial for optimal performance. However, there’s an incredible amount of misconception, misunderstanding and pure myth regarding how Oracle indexes function and should be maintained. Many applications and databases are sub-optimal and run inefficiently primarily because an inappropriate indexing strategy has been implemented.

This webinar examines most available Oracle index structures/options and discusses in considerable detail how indexes function, how/when they should be used and how they should be maintained. A key component of the webinar is how indexes are costed and evaluated by the Cost Based Optimizer (CBO) and how appropriate data management practices are vital for an effective indexing strategy.  It also covers many useful tips and strategies to maximise the benefits of indexes on application/database performance and scalability, as well as in maximising Oracle database investments. Much of the material is exclusive to this seminar and is not generally available in Oracle documentation or in Oracle University courses.

For details of all the extensive content covered in the webinars, please visit my Indexing Seminar page.

The webinars will run for 4 hours each day, spanning a full week period (Monday to Friday) in a USA friendly time zone (it will actually be running Tuesday-Saturday in Australian time zones).

So that’s 15+ hours of extensive and practical content that will be of benefit to not only DBAs, but also to Developers, Solution Architects and anyone else interested in designing, developing or maintaining high performance Oracle-based applications.

The webinar series is scheduled as follows:

  • 19 – 23 November 2019 (7am – 11am AEDT)

Note: Because of time zone differences, this will actually run between Monday 18 – Friday 22 November in the USA. The USA local running times will be between 3pm-7pm on the Eastern Coast and between 12pm-4pm on the Western Coast.

The cost of the 5 x day series will be $1500.00 Australian Dollars (+GST if applicable and attending from within Australia).

Note: Numbers are strictly limited to ensure the smooth running of these events and enable the opportunity for all attendees to ask questions. Some of my previous webinars have  officially been FULL, so please register early to avoid disappointment as webinars are not scheduled too regularly. 

Booking and Payment Instructions

You can pay for these webinars directly here if NOT attending from Australia:

Webinar Series: 19-23 November 2019 (7am AEDT – 11am AEDT): Buy Now Button


Alternatively if you’re attending from Australia or require an invoice, please email me at richard@richardfooteconsulting.comand I will send you an invoice with payment instructions. You can pay either by credit card via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account for this), via a PayPal account or via direct bank transfer. Note: payment must be received before being registered for the webinar.

Once registered, you will be sent a unique link for each booking with instructions on how to attend the webinar. Prior to the webinar, you will also be sent a soft copy of the webinar materials, with 850+ pages of amazing content, that includes many useful tips and strategies to maximise the benefits of indexes on application/database performance and scalability.

Up to date details and terms and conditions can be found at my Indexing Webinar web page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Hopefully you can join us for what is always a rewarding training experience 🙂

FAQ: Webinars for “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices” July 30, 2018

Posted by Richard Foote in Indexing Webinar, Oracle Indexes.


I’ve been somewhat inundated with questions regarding the “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices” webinar series I’ll be running in October and November since I announced both webinar series last week. So I’ve compiled the following list of frequently asked questions which I’m hoping will address most of those asked.

If you have any additional questions or you’re interested in attending either of these webinar series, please contact me at richard@richardfooteconsulting.com.


FAQ: Webinars for “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices”.


How do I register? Please contact me at richard@richardfooteconsulting.com and I will give you all the necessary registration and payment instructions.

How much does it cost? To attend the full 5 day x 4 hours webinar series costs $1200.00 Australian Dollars. If you’re from Australia, the full cost will be $1320.00 which includes the 10% GST.

What are the payment options? You can pay either by direct bank transfer (I will provide you with all the necessary banking information) or by Credit Card (I will send you a PayPal invoice which allows for Credit Card payments. You do not need a PayPal account for this service).

Are there group discounts? Yes, if you have 3 or more persons from your organisation that is interested in attending a webinar, please contact me for group discount rates.

If my payment hasn’t come through yet, can I still join the webinar? No. For obvious reasons, I must receive full payment before you can be registered for the webinar. I try to provide plenty of prior warning before the webinars to enable obtaining managerial permission and completing payments. Please don’t leave it too late.

Can I get a refund? No. However, if you’re not able to join for some reason, you can either transfer the registration to someone else within your organisation, or you can attend a later webinar at not addition cost. Please contact me ASAP if you’re not able to attend.

Do you run customer dedicated webinars? Yes, if you have 10 or more persons in your organisation interested in attending a webinar, contact me to determine if a webinar just for your organisation might be the better option.

What are the start and end times for each webinar? They are detailed within the webinar description. All times listed are in local Australian time as I’m based in Australia. You will need to convert these times to determine your corresponding local times. Webinars are scheduled to be more favourable in different parts of the world so select the webinar series that best suits you. Note: because of time differences, the webinar could be run in a different day to those listed in your part of the world. For example, the webinar scheduled for 6-10 November 2018 starts on Tuesday, 6 November at 5am in Australia, but this is actually Monday, 5 November at 10am in San Francisco.

What is the schedule for each webinar series? Each webinar series runs for 5 days (Monday-Friday at the targeted time zone), with 4 hours of activity per day. Each day, there are 3 x 1 hour sessions, with a 20 minute break following each one. During the 20 minute break, there is an opportunity for further questions to be asked.

What webinars are currently scheduled?

  • Webinar Series 1: 8-12 October 2018 (start 7pm AEDT, end 11pm AEDT)
  • Webinar Series 2: 6-10 November 2018 (start 5am AEDT, end 9am AEDT)

Series 1 is in a time zone more suitable for those in Eastern Asia and Europe. Series 2 is more suitable for those in the Americas.

Is the material covered the same as the in person seminars? Yes, the same material is covered. There is however a little more time available during a webinar, so I might be able to cover more topics. Maybe. To see the webinar content, visit my Indexing Seminar page.

Will I be able to ask questions during the webinar? Yes. However, I will mute all connections during the webinar, with questions during the sessions possible via a texting interface. This will reduce noise issues and unnecessary questions from disrupting the presentations. I will try to answer appropriate questions during the presentations or during the 20 minute break following each presentation session. You can also ask me follow up questions after the webinar.

Do you get any webinar materials to keep? Yes. Each attendee will get a softcopy of the some 850+ pages of content in PDF format. This will allow everyone to review all the material after the webinar and to also cut ‘n’ paste the numerous demos I cover and re-run them in your own environments. Note this material is of course copyrighted and that replicating or distributing this material is strictly prohibited.

What webinar software is used? I will be using GoToWebinar.

Are the webinars recorded? No, not initially anyways. Remember, you do have a copy of all the webinar content covered in the supplied PDF.

How do I join the webinar? I will provide full instructions on how to join the webinar beforehand. You will be given a unique link that allows you to join in the fun. Do not distribute this link to anyone else as only one connection is possible per supplied link. I recommend downloading the GoToWebinar interface (I will provide the instructions) in plenty of time prior to joining in the webinar.

When should I login to the webinar? I will start the webinar session 30 minutes prior to the official start to give everybody plenty of time to logon and iron out any issues you might have.

Are there any exercises or hands on labs? No. There are parts where I get customer participation, but there are no labs or requirements to have a database environment on hand. That said, some people do like to periodically cut ‘n’ paste some of my demos from the supplied PDFs and run them in their own database environments during the class. However, the pace I set makes this difficult to do while keeping up with the presentation.

Do I get a certificate for attending? Yes. Everyone will get a certificate of attendance.

Is there a limit to the number of attendees per webinar? Yes. To keep the webinar running smoothly and to give everyone an opportunity to ask some questions, numbers will be strictly limited.

How often are these webinars scheduled? Unsure. I will try and run a webinar series in different time zone friendly every “few months”, but this will depend largely on demand and my availability.

Where can I ask additional questions? As always, please contact me at richard@richardfooteconsulting.com if you have any questions.

Is the “Oracle Indexing Internals and Best Practices” learning experience really as good as people say? Yes, it really is 🙂


For up to date details, please visit my Indexing Webinar page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at richard@richardfooteconsulting.com.