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Continuing IT Training Program

Securing and Auditing Database Servers

Program Overview

Using two of the most commonly encountered database server products, Oracle Database and SQL Server, this course will explore the security and controls of database servers used in financial institutions, including banking applications and data.  As an advanced course, the content is technical in nature, and the course is not meant to provide 'how to' guidance for conducting an IT bank examination.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Four and one-half days



Target Audience

Examiners or ITEAs who will lead or participate on level B and A examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participants should have completed all of the basic-level and, at least most of, the intermediate-level IT courses.  In addition, we recommend (not required) Mainframe Security for Examiners and Incident Response.

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post Course Feedback



This course may provide CPE/CEU credits; however, any credits offered will be handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.