Pete C.



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Pete is a leading Oracle expert and author with nearly three decades of full-time database experience.  The author of two bestselling Oracle books, Pete is a former Oracle Corporation instructor and has taught over 1,000 Oracle classes over the past two decades.

An Oracle Certified DBA and Oracle Certified developer, Pete has been working with Oracle full-time for more than 15 years and is intimate with every nuance of Oracle database administration.  Pete is an exceptional Oracle Consultant and Instructor and has trained DBAs for some of the world's largest Corporations.




Sr Principal Instructor  Thinkspark Inc. 1993 - 2004

  • Certified Oracle Professional Database Administrator Oracle 9i, 8i, 8, 7.3

  • Certified Oracle Professional Developer

  • Taught Oracle 9i, 8i, 8, 7.3 Corporation Courseware For Oracle Corp from 1997-2002

  • Presented 1997 IOUW Dallas and 2000 IOUW Oracle University Tuning Sessions

  • Presented DBA & Tuning Sessions at South Central Oracle User Group Meetings

  • Best Presentation ODTUG 2000,  Presented at OAUG 2000

  • Taught 170 customer on site Oracle classes

  • Consulted on PL/SQL, Tuning, and Design Projects

  • Mentored new instructors and answered questions from consultants in the field

  • Provided many sales leads

  • Interviewed Consultant and Instructor Candidates

  • Wrote Final Exams For Customer On Site Class Evaluation


Oracle Product Manager       ARIS Corporation       7/27/1998    9/2/1999

  • Promoted and Spread Oracle Technical knowledge to Aris Employees

  • Developed and taught Oracle Courses

  • Served in a pre-sales and post-sales Oracle Education Role

  • Presented ODTUG 1999 paper on Oracle8i Partitions – Voted Top 10 Presentation

  • Presented at IOUG-A 99 Oracle University, SCOUG 99, and  UK 98

  • Presented at 1998 Oracle Open World on Oracle8 Partitions


Principal Instructor             Oracle Corporation       5/2/1988     8/16/1993

  • Number One Oracle USA Instructor 1992-93(43 Perfect Teaches)

  • 74 Perfect Teaches for 1991-93

  • Taught 60 customer on site Oracle classes

  • Authored the Tuning portion of the Chaucey DBA Certification Exam

  • Voted by Peers as “The Most Helpful Instructor” in Oracle Education USA

  • Presented at IOUW 1990 (PL/SQL, SQL*Forms V3.0)

  • Presented at MOUG (SQL*Forms V3.0)

  • Developed and wrote labs for several courses

  • Single Point Of Contact for several courses

  • Interviewed Instructor Candidates


  • Oracle Administration & Management  
  • Oracle Performance Tuning                    
  • Oracle DBA Advanced Topics                  
  • Oracle SQL Programming & Tuning      
  • Oracle PL/SQL Programming & Tuning  
  • UNIX Oracle Administration                      
  • Getting started with Oracle SQL     
  • Oracle9i New Features               
  • Advanced Oracle9i SQL Tuning
  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL               
  • Oracle Developer Forms
  • Oracle Data Warehouse Management
  • Oracle Features, Admin & Tuning     
  • Data Modeling for Oracle
  • Systems Analysis & Design for Oracle
  • Oracle8i New Features               
  • Oracle Training for End-users       
  • Introduction to Oracle for End-users
  • Advanced Oracle SQL for End-users   
  • Expert Oracle Tuning Tips & Tricks
  • Object-oriented Technology for End-users