Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certification Handbook (1Z0-451)


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  • Successfully clear the first stepping stone towards becoming an Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert
  • The only book available to guide you through the prescribed syllabus for the 1Z0-451 Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner exam
  • Learn from a range of self-test questions to fully equip you with the knowledge to pass this exam

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 372 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2012
ISBN : 1849683409
ISBN 13 : 9781849683401
Author(s) : Kathiravan Udayakumar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Overview of Oracle SOA Certification
Chapter 2: Service-Oriented Architecture Concepts
Chapter 3: SOA Composite Application
Chapter 4: Working with Adapters
Chapter 5: Orchestrating Services with BPEL
Chapter 6: Advanced BPEL Concepts
Chapter 7: Working with Mediator Concepts and Features
Chapter 8: Human Workflow
Chapter 9: Business Rules
Chapter 10: Securing Services and Composite Applications
Chapter 11: SOA Integration Points
Chapter 12: Monitoring and Managing SOA 11g Deployment
Appendix A: Pre-assessment Test
Appendix B: Post-assessment Test
Appendix C: Exam Reference
Appendix D: Answers
Index
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Oracle SOA Certification
    • Introduction to Oracle and the products
    • Oracle acquisition
    • Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 11g
    • New features in Oracle SOA Suite 11g
    • Oracle SOA certification objectives
    • Why get certified?
    • Exam details
    • Registration procedure
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Service-Oriented Architecture Concepts
      • What is SOA?
      • Do we really benefit a lot by designing applications using this method?
      • What is the business significance of this new architecture?
      • Do we need to learn new languages in doing this?
      • Describing the SOA concepts
      • Identifying standards that enable SOA
        • WS-Messaging standards
        • WS-Service Description and Discovery standards
        • WS-Reliability standards
        • WS-Transaction standards
        • WS-Security standards
        • WS-Business Process standards
        • WS-Management standards
      • Describing the Event Driven Architecture (EDA)
        • A real world example to understand EDA
        • EDA with Oracle SOA Suite 11g
          • Process followed in publishing and subscribing events
          • Features of Oracle SOA Suite 11g—EDN
      • Reviewing the Service Component Architecture (SCA)
        • SCA with Oracle SOA Suite 11g
      • Summary
      • Self-review questions
      • Chapter 3: SOA Composite Application
        • Oracle SOA Suite 11g components
          • Oracle SOA component description: BPEL
          • Oracle SOA component description: Mediator
          • Oracle SOA component description: Business Rules
          • Oracle SOA component description: Human Task
          • Oracle SOA component description: Adapter
          • Oracle SOA component description: Business Activity Monitor
          • Oracle SOA component description: B2B
          • Oracle SOA component description: MDS
        • SOA Composite Editor
        • Defining an Oracle SOA Composite application
        • Summary
        • Self-review questions
        • Chapter 4: Working with Adapters
          • Introduction to Java Connector architecture
          • Adapter concepts and framework
          • Technology adapters: File, Database, JMS, and so on
          • Applications adapters: E-Biz Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and SAP
          • Adapter design-time configuration
            • File adapter configuration
            • FTP adapter configuration
            • MQ series adapter configuration details
            • Socket adapter service configuration
            • Direct Binding
            • HTTP binding wizard
          • Explain the runtime configuration
          • Summary
          • Self-review questions
          • Chapter 5: Orchestrating Services with BPEL
            • What BPEL helps to accomplish
            • Is BPEL a game changing technology?
            • Synchronous and asynchronous BPEL processes
            • Synchronous
            • Asynchronous – one-way
            • Asynchronous – bi-directional
            • BPEL components activities and Partner Links
            • Parallel flow and conditional branching
            • BPEL integration with Java
            • Summary
            • Self-review questions
            • Additional reference
            • Chapter 6: Advanced BPEL Concepts
              • Exception handling in composite applications
                • System faults and custom faults
              • The fault management framework
                • The fault policy resolution process
              • Compensation handling within a BPEL process
              • Correlation concepts
                • Property and property alias
              • Summary
              • Self-review questions
              • Chapter 7: Working with Mediator Concepts and Features
                • What the Mediator is not?
                • The Mediator component and its features
                • Creating and configuring a Mediator service component and creating Mediator routing rules
                  • Configuring a Mediator
                  • Configuring a Mediator to subscribe to an Event
                • Fault Management in a Mediator
                  • Mediator error groups
                • Summary
                • Self-review questions
                • Chapter 8: Human Workflow
                  • Oracle Human Workflow architecture
                    • Human Workflow service engine
                    • Human Workflow services
                    • Oracle Worklist Application
                  • Oracle Human Workflow features
                  • Oracle Human Workflow concepts
                    • Participant
                    • Task assignment
                    • Routing policy
                    • Ad-hoc routing
                    • Task stakeholders
                    • Task deadlines
                    • Notifications
                    • Task forms
                    • Stages
                    • Access rules
                    • Standalone human tasks
                    • Callbacks
                    • Events
                  • Designing human tasks and services
                    • General
                    • Data
                    • Assignment
                    • Deadline
                    • Notification
                    • Access level
                    • Events
                  • Invoking a human task from a BPEL process
                    • Calling the human task from BPEL
                  • Summary
                  • Self-review questions
                  • Chapter 9: Business Rules
                    • The Oracle Business Rules Architecture and Oracle Rule Engine details
                    • The Rule Engine working model
                    • Oracle Business Rules concepts
                    • Creating rules in JDeveloper Rule Designer
                    • Integrating simple Business Rules with the BPEL process
                      • Wiring the Business Rule component through SOA Composite
                      • Including the Business Rule as an activity to the BPEL process
                    • Testing Business Rules from JDeveloper
                    • Editing Business Rules from SOA Composer
                    • Summary
                    • Self-review questions
                    • Chapter 10: Securing Services and Composite Applications
                      • Web Services and composite security
                        • Transport-level security
                        • Application-level security
                          • XML Encryption (data confidentiality)
                          • XML Signature
                          • WS-Security
                          • WS-Security tokens
                          • WS-Policy
                          • WS-SecurityPolicy
                          • Web Services Addressing (WS-Addressing)
                          • WS-ReliableMessaging
                      • The Fusion Middleware Security architecture
                      • Security policy management and identity propagation
                      • OWSM Agents
                      • Summary
                      • Self-review questions
                      • Chapter 11: SOA Integration Points
                        • The Oracle Service Bus concepts and architecture
                          • OSB product architecture
                        • Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
                          • The Oracle BAM architecture
                          • The Oracle BAM server
                          • The Oracle BAM web applications
                          • The Oracle BAM ADF control
                            • Integrating BAM with Oracle SOA Suite
                        • Oracle B2B
                          • Features of an Oracle B2B product
                          • Industry-standard protocols supported by Oracle B2B
                          • Oracle B2B 11g home page
                          • Oracle B2B deploy agreement
                          • Oracle B2B metrics report
                          • Oracle B2B Reference Integration Architecture
                        • Summary
                        • Self-review questions
                        • Chapter 12: Monitoring and Managing SOA 11g Deployment
                          • Deploying and undeploying the SOA composite application
                            • Using JDeveloper to deploy the composites
                            • Using the SOA EM SOA deployment wizard to deploy the SAR file generated through JDeveloper
                              • Generating the SAR file through JDeveloper
                              • Deploying the SAR file from the console
                            • Undeploying composites
                            • SOA configuration plan
                          • Management of the SOA composite application using the Enterprise Manager
                            • SOA farms and topology features
                            • Managing and monitoring the SOA composite
                            • SOA EM Export features
                              • Export options
                            • Monitoring SOA Service Engines
                              • Engine-level Dashboard view
                              • BPEL Engine Statistics
                            • Monitoring SOA performance
                            • Managing soa-infra and Service Engine properties
                          • The Enterprise Manager Grid Control in the SOA Management Packs
                          • Summary
                          • Self-review questions
                          • Additional references
                          • Appendix C: Exam Reference
                            • SOA concepts
                            • SOA composite applications
                            • Working with adapters
                            • Orchestrating services with BPEL
                            • Advanced BPEL concepts
                            • Mediator
                            • Business Rules
                            • Human workflow
                            • Monitoring and managing SOA 11g deployment
                            • SOA 11g integration points
                            • Miscellaneous
                            • Appendix D: Answers
                              • Chapter 2
                              • Chapter 3
                              • Chapter 4
                              • Chapter 5
                              • Chapter 6
                              • Chapter 7
                              • Chapter 8
                              • Chapter 9
                              • Chapter 10
                              • Chapter 11
                              • Chapter 12
                              • Appendix A
                              • Appendix B

                              Kathiravan Udayakumar

                              Kathiravan Udayakumar has more than 8 years of IT experience with expertise in Oracle Fusion Middleware Products and PeopleSoft Applications. All of his experience relates to World's First Implementation (Green-field) IT System Implementation and System Integration. Kathir holds his Bachelor Degree as a Gold Medalist in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, a Master of Science Degree in System Software Engineering from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Sales and Marketing from Symbiosis Institute, Pune. He has extensive experience in architecting and designing solutions using various Oracle Fusion and PeopleSoft Products. Kathir works for a highly reputed IT Consulting Organization and is considered to be key member of the Fusion COE team. Kathir has trained close to 100+ Associates in Fusion Middleware 11g to gain the skills for developing and designing solutions using Oracle SOA Suite 11g.
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                              Errata type: Diagram | Page number: 27

                              In the WS-Transaction standards diagram on page 27, there should be only one circle with WebService Coordination and not two. The updated diagram is shown as follows:

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                              What you will learn from this book

                              • Get started by gaining a full understanding of SOA Concepts
                              • Learn to identify the SOA Suite 11g components and define a SOA composite application
                              • Take a deep dive into Technology Adapters
                              • Get to grips with working with Mediator to integrate SCA components and external services
                              • Integrate Human Workflow with BPEL and Mediator
                              • Take advantage of defining Business Rules with JDeveloper
                              • Secure your Composite Application using Security Policies and Web Services Manager
                              • Understand the various SOA Integration Points including B2B, BAM and Service Bus
                              • Gain an understanding of advanced BPEL concepts for exception and compensation handling and much more
                              • Master the monitoring of Components Runtime execution with SOA Enterprise Manager Console

                              In Detail

                              Completing the Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certification develops your conceptual and real-world understanding of the primary components of the Oracle SOA Suite, including BPEL process engine and Oracle Service Bus and will allow you to become familiar with Service Oriented Architecture concepts.

                              This definitive certification guide provides a disciplined approach to be adopted for successfully clearing the 1Z0-451 Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner exam to attain the Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certification.

                              The book starts with essential SOA concepts and then dives into building of composite applications. You will then learn how to work with technology and application adapters. Next, you will learn orchestrating Services with BPEL and advanced BPEL concepts. Midway through the book you will learn about Mediator components and Human Workflows. The book will then cover Oracle Business Rules and securing services and composite applications. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to monitor and manage SOA Deployment. The book concludes  with a post assessment exam that will give you a feel for the actual SOA Foundation Practitioner exam, and a must-have developer reference that covers important SOA concepts.

                              Approach

                              This book is packed with real word examples. Each major certification topic is covered in a separate chapter, which helps to make understanding of concepts easier. At the end of each chapter, you will find a variety of practice questions to strengthen and test your learning.

                              You will get a feel for the actual SOA Foundation Practitioner exam by solving practice papers modeled on it.

                              Who this book is for

                              This book is for SOA architects, technical consultants, application developers and analysts who want to successfully clear the 1Z0-451 Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner exam to attain the Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certification.

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