Sunday, May 30, 2010

WLS : Oracle WebLogic Server Certification Reference

Hello All,

I found this link to be usefull if you are going for certification on Oracle WebLogic Server 10g.

And the Syllabus for Oracle WebLogic Server 1og Certification is listed below.

Product Installation
[ ] Install the JDK/JRE if required on supported platforms (if not included with jar distribution)
[ ] Install WebLogic Server on supported platforms
[ ] Install and configure WebLogic Server service packs and patches
[ ] Install Web Server plug-ins if required on supported platforms

Create Domains
[ ] Create new domains using the Configuration Wizard
[ ] Create new domains using WLST
[ ] Create Domain/Configuration Templates using Domain Template Builder
[ ] Create new domains using custom Domain/Configuration Templates

Manage the Server Life Cycle
[ ] Start and stop WebLogic Administration and Managed Servers.
[ ] Configure a NodeManager to start WebLogic Server instances (using console and command-line)
[ ] Configure a NodeManager to automatically restart WebLogic Server instances in a failure scenario
[ ] Start WebLogic Managed Servers in the absence of Administration Server
[ ] Start WebLogic Servers in STANDBY ADMIN mode
[ ] Suspend and resume WebLogic Server instances
[ ] Restart Administration Server after failure while Managed Servers are running

Track Changes in a Domain's Configuration
[ ] Configure WebLogic Domain & resources using Administration Console & WLST
[ ] Use the Lock & Edit mechanism for changing configuration, activate or release pending configurations
[ ] Track configuration changes using configuration auditing
[ ] Configure Connections to Web Servers
[ ] Configuring default web application for WebLogic
[ ] Configure Virtual Hosts
[ ] Configure HTTP access logging, HTTP listen port, HTTP parameters
[ ] Configure network resources using network channels

Configure Connections to Databases or Other Systems
[ ] Configure WebLogic JDBC resources using system modules and application modules
[ ] Configure JDBC Data Sources and Connection Pool
[ ] Configure JDBC Multi Data Sources for high availability and failover
[ ] Configure JDBC Data Sources for XA transaction

Configure JMS Resources
[ ] Configure JMS System module and Application module
[ ] Configure JMS Servers, JMS Connection Factories, JMS Destinations & Persistence store
[ ] Configure Store-And-Forward for reliable message delivery and configure Unit-Of-Order for ordering message delivery
[ ] Implement Uniform and Weighted Distributed Destination for Load Balancing messages
[ ] Use Message Bridge for connecting to remote/3-party JMS or Non-JMS messaging Servers
[ ] Configure message throttling, thresholds & quotas

Configure Environments for High Availability
[ ] Configure single- and multi-tier WebLogic Server clusters.
[ ] Create a highly-available cluster to achieve 99.99999% uptime
[ ] Enable Clustering with Web Applications, EJBs, JDBC resources, JMS resources
[ ] Configure different type of software proxy Servers and hardware load balancers to route request to the back-end cluster
[ ] Deploy applications to cluster using Two-phase deployment
[ ] Deploy system resources to cluster
[ ] Configure web applications for HTTP Session replication
[ ] Migrate singleton services in a cluster
[ ] Create a highly-available cluster to achieve 99.99999% uptime
[ ] Migrate the complete WebLogic Server incase of failure
[ ] Configure single- and multi-tier WebLogic Server clusters.
[ ] Configure JTA migration configuration and JTA logging
[ ] Configure WebLogic Server cluster across WAN & MAN
[ ] Configure hardware load balancers and web server proxy plug-ins for WebLogic Cluster

Monitor Application Server Services and Resources
[ ] Integrate WebLogic domain infrastructure with a third-party SNMP system for polling and trap notification
[ ] Implement custom monitoring solutions using J2EE Management APIs
[ ] Monitoring Servers and clusters using difference log files
[ ] Configure WLDF for watches and notifications
[ ] Monitor WebLogic Server attributes, resource attributes using harvested data
[ ] Setup Server and application instrumentation for taking appropriate action when a method on an application or Server is being called
[ ] Monitor and manage JMS resources and messages using Administration Console and WLST
[ ] Monitor Transaction activity by name or per Server for commits and rollbacks

Deploy Applications
[ ] Deploy and Monitor Web Applications, EJB modules, Resources Adapters, Enterprise Applications, Web Services and WebLogic System Modules on stand-alone Servers, clusters and virtual hosts
[ ] Use Administration Console, weblogic.Deployer, wldeploy ant task, WLST for application deployment
[ ] Test application deployment using Admin mode
[ ] Deploy applications with deployment plan
[ ] Use different staging modes to deploy an application
[ ] Auto deploy applications during development

Modify Applications in an Active Domain
[ ] Use production redeployment to update applications
[ ] Update configurations for a deployed application
[ ] Partial redeployment of applications deployed in expanded directory structure
[ ] Monitor the JVM hosting WebLogic Server(s)

Configure and Secure the Application Server Environment
[ ] Configuring a Domain for secure Administration using Administration port
[ ] Configuring SSL port, Certificates & Key Stores
[ ] Configure WebLogic to implement built-in and custom Security Service Providers
[ ] Configure SSL for WebLogic Servers and clusters
[ ] Configure compatibility security for old 6.1 based domains
[ ] Configure security policy for application resources and system resources using deployment descriptor or Administration Console
[ ] Configure message level and transport level security for WebLogic web services
[ ] Manage Administrative users by configuring users in Administrative roles
[ ] Configure security for production environment by setting up single sign-on and perimeter authentication

Configure Logging and View Log Files
[ ] Configure logging configurations like filename, location, rotation type etc.
[ ] View log files using Administration Console, WLST
[ ] Configure Log filters to filter various WebLogic Servers logs
[ ] Configure WebLogic Servers to use various logging implementation
[ ] Configure and manage WLDF to archive various data to the archive store

Troubleshoot and Diagnose Error Conditions
[ ] Enable various debugging flags using Administration Console or WLST
[ ] Enable various logging options to log from different sub-systems [JDBC logging, Message logging etc.]
[ ] Configure service-level migration for JMS and JTA
[ ] Configure Server-level migration
[ ] Restart Managed Servers and Admin Server after failure
[ ] Use WebLogic Message Catalog for resolving message codes
[ ] Capture Server images for troubleshooting and facilitate Support for identifying issues
[ ] Access the archived data from WLDF for analysis and troubleshooting
[ ] Configure Dye Injection Monitor for request dyeing
[ ] Configure JDBC sub-system to collect and store various profile information
[ ] Troubleshoot Node Manager issues with Node Manager log files
[ ] Identify whether unexpected Exceptions are application or WebLogic exceptions
[ ] Use JVM Thread dump for troubleshooting and resolving issues

Migrate Domains from Development Environments to Production Environments
[ ] Development mode Vs Production mode
[ ] Use WLST ConfigToScript feature
[ ] Security realm/provider import/export
[ ] System module configuration Vs domain resource configuration
[ ] Use deployment plan for overriding application configuration
[ ] Use upgrade tool to explicitly upgrade Node Managers, Custom Security Providers, Domain Configurations from previous version & move them to production

Tune the Application Server Environment
[ ] Tune the JVM hosting WebLogic Server(s) for GC, threading, native memory, stack memory allocation
[ ] Tune the hardware, OS/Kernel, TCP and network parameters for optimum performance
[ ] Tuning WebLogic Server [Native IO, Threading, Production mode Vs Development mode, Backlog]
[ ] Tuning WebLogic JMS configuration [Quota, Message compression, Paging, Flow control, Message Expiration]
[ ] Tuning JDBC resources [Connection pool sizing, statement caching, testing, connection leak detection, idle connection, database tuning etc.]
[ ] Tuning Applications [Precompile, archived Vs expanded, clusters, EJB cache, pool]
[ ] Configure JRockit for Intel based installations
[ ] Use deployment plan for setting application tuning parameters
[ ] Configure application-level of domain-wide Work Managers for optimizing the performance and to prioritize the work
[ ] Manage Over Load by defining Over Load Condition to avoid

Apply Best Practices
[ ] Application deployment best practices
[ ] Domain architecture best practices
[ ] Configuration management best practices
[ ] Scripting best practices


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