Gain a Competitive Edge over Others by Getting Certified in Oracle Weblogic 11g

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Weblogic Server is the goto server for Cloud Computing and it also provides solutions for the several requirements of the Oracle Fusion Suite of Technologies.

This course prepares administrators for installing, configuring, and managing Weblogic server tasks that include the creation and management of the clusters, security activities, and creation of the domain.

A proper knowledge about Weblogic 11g also allows the candidate to:

  • Describe the architecture of Weblogic Server.
  • Perform routine Oracle Weblogic Server administration functions.
  • Install, configure and use Weblogic Server.
  • Set up a cluster of servers and distribute applications and resources to the cluster.
Target audience
  • Web Administrators
  • Sales Consultants
  • J2EE Developers
  • Java EE Developers
Prerequisites
  • Basic Linux commands and desktop navigation
  • Basic TCP/IP networking knowledge of client/server concepts
  • Basic Java EE concepts and constructs including Servlet, JSP

1. Introducing Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform

  • Describing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment
  • Describing How Weblogic Server Supports Various Fusion Middleware Suites
  • Describing How Various Fusion Middleware Suites Augment the Functions of Weblogic Server

2. Defining Java Enterprise Edition Terminology and Architecture

  • Explaining the Motivation Behind Distributed Systems
  • The Major Components of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE) Specification

3. Installing Oracle Weblogic Server

  • Explaining Oracle Weblogic Server Installation Steps
  • Installing Weblogic Server Using Both the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of the Weblogic Server Directory Structure
  • Navigating the Weblogic Server Online and Offline Documentation

4. Configuring a Simple Domain

  • Describing the Common Elements in a Weblogic Server Domain
  • Describing how Domains are Used in the Enterprise
  • Comparing Administration and Managed Servers
  • Configuring a Domain
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of the WLS Directory Structure
  • Describing the use of WLST Offline to Manage Domains
  • Creating a Simple Domain with One Managed Server
  • Checking the Port Numbers that are Used for Components

5. Configuring a Domain Using Templates

  • Describing the Internal Process Used to Create or Update a Domain Using a Template
  • Describing the Process of Extending a Domain Template
  • Explaining the Domain Templates Provided for Setting up JDeveloper, SOA, and WebCenter

6. Using Administration Console and WLST

  • Identifying Dynamic and Nondynamic Attribute Changes in the Administration Console
  • Customizing Monitoring Tables Within the Administration Console
  • Using the Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST) Command-line Utility
  • Invoking WLST and Navigate Through the Domain Structure
  • Describing How Change Management is Performed Internally Using Java Management Extension (JMX) and Mbeans

7. Configuring Managed Servers

  • Configuring Managed Servers Using the Administrative Console
  • Configuring Managed Servers Using Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
  • Starting Managed Servers
  • Shutting Down a Server or an Entire Domain Using WLST or the Administrative Console
  • Configuring Managed Servers on a Computer Separate from the Sdministration Server
  • Explaining Administration and Managed Server Independence (MSI)

8. Configuring Node Managers

  • Defining the Oracle Weblogic Server Machine
  • Configuring a Machine and Assign Servers to it by Using the Console and Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
  • Explaining the Node Manager Architecture
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of a Node Manager Directory Structure
  • Configuring, Starting, and Stopping Node Managers
  • Describing How to Start and Stop Procedures

9. Viewing and Managing Logs in Oracle WLS Environment

  • Defining and Configuring Server and Domain Logs
  • Viewing and Interpreting the Format of Domain and Server Log Files Using the Administration Console
  • Configuring Server Standard Output Settings Using the Console
  • Describing How Applications Can Integrate With WLS Logging Infrastructure (Apache commons, log4j)
  • Accessing Online Log Message Catalogs
  • Creating and Applying a Log Filter Using the Console
  • Configuring Log Filter Expressions

10. Deployment Concepts

  • Contrasting Autodeploy With Manual Deployment
  • Configuring and Deploying Web Applications Via the Administration Console, Command Line, and WLST
  • Configuring Deployment Descriptors
  • Testing Deployed Applications
  • Describing the Role of Web Servers
  • Tracing a Typical Web Interaction Flow
  • Contrasting Static and Dynamic Content and Deployment
  • Front-end Deployed Applications With a Web Server

11. Deploying Java EE Applications

  • Describing Java EE Web Applications
  • Describing Enterprise Deployment Architectures
  • Packaging Web Applications in Several Forms
  • Defining Web Application Structure and Web Application Archive
  • Explaining Why Weblogic Augments Standard Java EE Deployment Descriptors With Weblogic*.xml Files
  • Looking at Deployment Descriptors web.xml and Weblogic.xml
  • Describing URLs and Web Applications

12. Advanced Deployment

  • Configuring an Application for Multiple Development Environments
  • Creating a Deployment Plan
  • Staging a Deployment Plan
  • Using Production Redeployment

13. Understanding JDBC and Configuring Data Sources

  • Configuring JDBC and JDBC Data Sources
  • Configuring Data Source Scope
  • Contrasting Two-tier and Multi-tier JDBC Architecture
  • Configuring a Connection Pool
  • Describing How Data Sources are Used
  • Deploying JDBC Resources to a Target
  • Explaining the Components of JDBC URLs
  • Monitoring and Testing a Data Source

14. Setting Up Java Message Service (JMS) Resources

  • Describing JMS
  • Describing How Oracle Weblogic Server JMS is Implemented
  • Configuring JMS Server
  • Configuring Connection Factories
  • Configuring Queues and Topics
  • Configuring Persistent Messages
  • Deploying an Application that Uses JMS
  • Monitoring JMS Resources and Messages

15. Introduction to Clustering

  • The Benefits of Oracle Weblogic Cluster
  • Basic Cluster Architecture
  • Multitier Cluster Architecture
  • Communication Among Clustered Server Instances
  • The Key Criteria for Selecting Suitable Cluster Architecture

16. Configuring a Cluster

  • Preparing Your Environment for a Cluster
  • Creating and Configuring a Cluster
  • Adding Servers to a Cluster
  • Starting Up and Shutting Down Clustered Servers

17. Managing Clusters

  • Deploying Applications to a Cluster
  • Describing the Replication of a Session State in a Cluster
  • Configuring Replication Groups
  • Configuring In-memory Replication
  • Configuring Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Replication
  • Configuring File Replication
  • Configuring a Multitier Cluster for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Applications

18. Security Concepts and Configuration

  • Using the Weblogic Server (WLS) Security Architecture
  • Configuring Security Realms
  • Configuring Users and Groups
  • Configuring Roles
  • Configuring Policies
  • Configuring Protection for Web Application Resources and EJBs

19. Protecting Against Attacks

  • Describing the Process of Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Using the Keytool Utility to Configure Keys and Obtain Digital Certificates
  • Configuring SSL for the WLS Server
  • Configuring Countermeasures for Some Web-based Attacks

20. Backup and Recovery Operations

  • Recommending a Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Performing a Full Offline Backup and Recovery
  • Performing an Online and Offline Domain Backup
  • Performing an Offline Domain Recovery
  • Performing an Instance Home Backup and Recovery

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