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ATI's WebLogic 8.1 System Administration course

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      This course covers System Administration for WebLogic Server, Version 8.1. Students will learn to configure, monitor, and tune components for J2EE web and enterprise applications, including JDBC connection pools, JMS destinations, servlets, JSPs, and EJBs. Students will also configure and deploy applications to WebLogic Clusters, including both local and remote server instances.


      Previous experience using WebLogic and/or developing J2EE applications is required. Java developers should take the WebLogic 8.1 course (Intro or Advanced) or have equivalent knowledge. System administrators or other non-developers should take the J2EE Technology Overview prior to attending this course.

    Who Should Attend:

      Anyone needing to administer the WebLogic 8.1 Server in a production or development environment will benefit from this course.

    Benefits of Attendance:

      Students will be able to:

      • describe the directory structures for WebLogic Server and a WebLogic Server domain;
      • use the Configuration Wizard to create new domains;
      • use the Administration Console to modify and monitor domain and server configurations;
      • administer WebLogic Services, including JDBC connection pools and multi-pools, and JMS servers, stores, and destinations;
      • manage users, passwords, user lockouts, and secure connections;
      • build, deploy, and update web applications, enterprise applications, and EJB components;
      • configure and manage WebLogic clusters across a network;
      • deploy applications in a clustered-environment;
      • configure WebLogic Plug-Ins for use with HTTP servers from other vendors;
      • perform detailed monitoring of execute queues, JVM performance, connection pools, transactions, JMS destinations, and EJB's;
      • use Apache JMeter to load-test a web application; and
      • tune settings to improve server and application performance.

    Course Outline:

      Chapter 1: WebLogic Server Basics

      1. Overview of WebLogic
      2. WebLogic Directory Structure
      3. The config.xml File
      4. Starting and Stopping WebLogic
      5. WebLogic Development Environment

      Chapter 2: The Administration Console

      1. Overview of the Administration Console
      2. Console Preferences
      3. Domain Configuration
      4. Servers Configuration
      5. View JNDI Tree

      Chapter 3: Configuring WebLogic Services

      1. JDBC Connection Pools
      2. Configuring a JDBC Connection Pool
      3. Connection Pool Settings
      4. Configuring JDBC Data Sources
      5. MultiPools
      6. JMS Stores
      7. Configuring a JMS JDBC Store
      8. Configuring a JMS File Store
      9. Configuring a JMS Server
      10. Configuring a JMS Queue
      11. JMS Queue Settings

      Chapter 4: Security

      1. Security Concepts
      2. Managing Users
      3. Managing Groups
      4. Managing User Lockouts
      5. Setting Minimum Password Length
      6. WebLogic Security
      7. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
      8. Configuring SSL

      Chapter 5: Deployments

      1. J2EE Web Applications
      2. Settings in the web.xml File
      3. Example web.xml
      4. Deploying a Web Application
      5. J2EE Enterprise Applications
      6. Settings in the application.xml File
      7. Example application.xml
      8. Deploying an Enterprise Application
      9. The weblogic.Deployer Utility
      10. Using WebLogic Builder

      Chapter 6: Introduction to WebLogic Clusters

      1. What is a Cluster?
      2. Communications in a Cluster
      3. Cluster-Wide JNDI Tree
      4. Configuring Clusters
      5. Node Manager
      6. Deploying Applications to a Cluster
      7. Creating a Simple Cluster
      8. Starting the Cluster
      9. Deploying an Application to the Cluster
      10. Testing the Deployment

      Chapter 7: Clusters and Remote Servers

      1. Adding a Remote Server to the Cluster
      2. Starting the Cluster
      3. Deploying an Application to the Cluster
      4. Testing the Deployment

      Chapter 8: Web Server Plug-Ins

      1. Overview of Plug-Ins
      2. Configuring IIS as the HTTP Server
      3. Testing the IIS Configuration

      Chapter 9: Monitoring and Performance Tuning

      1. Server Performance
      2. JVM Performance - BEA JRockit
      3. JRockit Garbage Collecting Options
      4. JVM Performance - Sun JDK
      5. User Logins
      6. Transactions
      7. Execute Queues
      8. Connection Pools
      9. JMS Destinations
      10. Guidelines for Enterprise JavaBeans
      11. Stateless Session Beans
      12. Stateful Session Beans
      13. Entity Beans
      14. Message Driven Beans


      Tuition is $1650 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Government personnel qualify for reduced rates. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to

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