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

Kathiravan Udayakumar

This is the only book on the market dedicated to guiding you through the 1Z0-451 Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner syllabus. Its knowledgeable, structured approach is your surest path to becoming a Certified Expert.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683401
Paperback372 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

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
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
Describing the Event Driven Architecture (EDA)
Reviewing the Service Component Architecture (SCA)
Self-review questions
Chapter 3: SOA Composite Application
Oracle SOA Suite 11g components
SOA Composite Editor
Defining an Oracle SOA Composite application
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
Explain the runtime configuration
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
Asynchronous — one-way
Asynchronous — bi-directional
BPEL components activities and Partner Links
Parallel flow and conditional branching
BPEL integration with Java
Self-review questions
Additional reference
Chapter 6: Advanced BPEL Concepts
Exception handling in composite applications
The fault management framework
Compensation handling within a BPEL process
Correlation concepts
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
Fault Management in a Mediator
Self-review questions
Chapter 8: Human Workflow
Oracle Human Workflow architecture
Oracle Human Workflow features
Oracle Human Workflow concepts
Designing human tasks and services
Invoking a human task from a BPEL process
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
Testing Business Rules from JDeveloper
Editing Business Rules from SOA Composer
Self-review questions
Chapter 10: Securing Services and Composite Applications
Web Services and composite security
The Fusion Middleware Security architecture
Security policy management and identity propagation
OWSM Agents
Self-review questions
Chapter 11: SOA Integration Points
The Oracle Service Bus concepts and architecture
Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
Oracle B2B
Self-review questions
Chapter 12: Monitoring and Managing SOA 11g Deployment
Deploying and undeploying the SOA composite application
Management of the SOA composite application using the Enterprise Manager
The Enterprise Manager Grid Control in the SOA Management Packs
Self-review questions
Additional references

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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