Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8: Configuration and Deployment

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code IAS-4404

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Sun Java System Application Server Architecture and Features (8 topics)

  • Describe the Application Server features
  • Identify the supported platforms
  • Describe the Application Server architecture
  • Describe the J2EE platform 1.4 APIs and services
  • Describe the J2EE 1.4 specification server requirements
  • Describe web services and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • Describe Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) technology support
  • Describe the Sun Java System Message Queue software (Message Queue, formerly Sun ONE Message Queue) integration

Installing the Application Server (8 topics)

  • Describe the Application Server product distributions
  • Describe the system requirements
  • Describe the installation types
  • Describe the Application Server directory structure
  • Identify the administrative domains
  • Start the Application Server
  • Access the administration console
  • Uninstall the Application Server

Application Server Configuration and Administration (7 topics)

  • Describe the domain.xml file
  • Identify the administration tools and utilities
  • Identify the configuration tools
  • Describe the asadmin CLI utility
  • Access the administration console
  • Describe connectors
  • Describe virtual servers

Packaging and Deploying Sample Applications (9 topics)

  • Describe J2EE application packaging
  • Identify the sample application bundles
  • Identify the developer tools
  • Describe the ant build tool
  • Describe the PointBase database server
  • Deploy applications using the asadmin CLI utility
  • Deploy applications using the administration console
  • Deploy applications using the autodeploy directory
  • Deploy applications using the deploytool utility

Application Server Logging (10 topics)

  • Describe the Application Server logging capabilities
  • Specify log locations
  • Configure logging preferences
  • Configure log locations
  • Describe sub-system logging
  • Configure sub-system logging
  • View log files
  • Interpret log files
  • Rotate log files
  • Configure virtual server logging

Web Services (6 topics)

  • Describe web services
  • Review web service standards
  • Describe SOAP
  • Describe Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
  • Describe Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)
  • Create web services using Java Specification Request 109 (JSR-109)

Java RMI-IIOP Technology (6 topics)

  • Describe Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
  • Describe IIOP and Common Object Request Broken Architecture (CORBA)
  • Describe Java RMI-IIOP technology
  • Describe Object Request Broker (ORB) features
  • Describe client types
  • Describe the application client container

Database Connectivity (6 topics)

  • Describe the JDBC API
  • Use a JDBC resource
  • Describe Java Naming and Directory Interface(TM) (J.N.D.I.) naming
  • Describe DataSource advantages
  • Use the PointBase database server
  • Configure database connectivity

Persistence (4 topics)

  • Describe persistence types
  • Describe bean-managed persistence
  • Describe container-managed persistence (CMP)
  • Describe CMP mapping

Transactions (5 topics)

  • Describe transactions
  • Summarize transaction support
  • Describe container-managed transaction (CMT) demarcations
  • Configure the transaction service
  • Monitor the transaction service

Implementing Security for the Application Server (6 topics)

  • Describe the J2EE application security model
  • Describe user authentication
  • Describe security roles
  • Describe security realms
  • Configure realms on the Application Server
  • Configure role mapping on the Application Server

Working With the Message Queue (5 topics)

  • Describe the Java Message Service
  • Describe message-driven beans (MDBs)
  • Describe the Message Queue features
  • Administer the Message Queue
  • Configure J.M.S. application support

Migrating Applications to the Application Server (7 topics)

  • Describe software migration
  • Describe the Java Application Verification Kit for the Enterprise
  • Describe the migration tool
  • Install and run the migration tool
  • Perform post-migration tasks
  • Describe the limitations of the migration tool
  • Describe the upgrade tool

Troubleshooting (7 topics)

  • Identify troubleshooting information sources
  • Identify domain-related problems
  • Identify application-related problems
  • Identify performance-related problems
  • Tune the Java Virtual Machine
  • Tune the Application Server
  • Tune application components


Students who can benefit from this course are application developers, technical consultants, and those responsible for designing, developing, and deploying J2EE components and applications on the Application Server.

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