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Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Framework

Oracle Corporation Roadmap and Web Servers

With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation is now in direct competition with IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Oracle has been integrating Sun Microsystems hardware and software into Oracle Fusion Middleware: 1- New hardware and software architectures. 2- Providing an application-centric approach to security. 3- Connecting users, processes, and applications through enterprise portal and content management. Oracle is promoting its servers as being faster, more reliable, and secure than its competitor technologies. Itís stated strategy is to become the leading high-end server business for both online transaction processing and data warehousing. Oracle will be selling its web servers with Exadata database software.

Fusion consists of several Oracle Corporation software products. It spans multiple services, including Java EE and developer tools, integration services, business intelligence, collaboration, and content management. Oracle Fusion Middleware provides software for the development, deployment, and management of SOA: service oriented architecture.

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  Content Management   Service Oriented Architecture and Process Management   Enterprise Performance Management  
  User Interaction
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  Identity Management   Enterprise Management  

The Oracle Corporation strategy builds upon the WebLogic Server and development platform acquired from BEA Systems. It is a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition application which provides the standards compliance and scalable infrastructure required for platform and programming languages in a service oriented architecture. WebLogic Server major assets and strengths are system management, performance and availability, enterprise-ready messaging infrastructure, and enterprise web services. It is recognized as superb industry leading software.

Oracle has been providing maintenance for its Oracle Application Server 10g customers during the convergence of functionality with the WebLogic server.

SOA: Service Oriented Architecture

Service oriented architecture functions both as a software development environment and a delivery framework. SOA provides a mechanism for defining business services and operating models. It provides a protocol driven infrastructure which can be used to meet enterprise business requirements and modernize legacy environments. In a SOA environment, network nodes makes resources available to other network participants as independent services, which participants can access in a standardized way through well-defined service interfaces. Sound design and careful planning in early projects will result in services that can be shared by future projects. The objective is to have SOA provide a structure which meets immediate business requirements along with a mechanism for adapting to changes in the business environment on an ongoing basis.

The primary goals for modernizing a legacy application code base are:

  • Identifying and managing the core business processes it contains.
  • Promoting the reuse of existing software assets.
  • Separating business logic from technology, facilitating the evolution of applications to meet organizationsí changing needs.
  • Transforming an application into an agile, adaptable environment that enables the organization to leverage business logic in new applications.

Mainframe Migration

SOA provides an opportunity to leverage a substantial investment in mainframe information technology environment: accessing corporate data, exposing business processes embedded within applications, and modernizing interfaces.

Platform migration is the least invasive migration strategy. Given the necessity to retain and maintain application security and data integrity in a mainframe environment, this type of platform migration will be best suited for organizations with between 2,000 to 3,000 MIPS installed.

Language migration offers the greatest potential benefits in modernizing to an SOA, but poses the highest level of risk because it usually involves three migrations: language, platform, and database. This type of migration will likely represent a viable option for organizations with fewer than 500 MIPs installed. 1

WebLogic Server and Oracle Training by SYS-ED

Few software or consulting companies have the experience that SYS-ED has in providing training on WebLogic and Oracle software: servers, database, and application development. SYS-ED staff and CETi technology partners have been working with BEA and Oracle Corporation software since their initial releases. Our multidisciplinary work as integrators of commercial and open source applications in hybrid operating environments - UNIX, Solaris, MS Windows, and IBM mainframe system software - provides a privileged perspective from which to demonstrate, explain, and teach what does not work as advertised. Our independence is reflected in the white papers, benchmarks, and software we review and incorporate into our training service.

Equally as important, we average 25+ years experience in IBM mainframe system software and application development: programming Languages, IBM MQ: (WebSphere MQ), and IBM - Db2 Relational Database. And truth be told, our staff gets called on for the tough WebLogic and Oracle training assignments; we refer to it as educational consultancy.

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SYS-ED provides WebLogic and Oracle training services for information technology professionals from Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, and healthcare providers to migrate and develop WebLogic applications according to the Oracle Corporation roadmap. We teach the industry standard content and provide educational consultancy which provides the foundation for evaluating service oriented architecture and repurposing the investment in mainframe system software and legacy programming languages: improved performance, reducing costs, saving time, and lowering risk.

SOA: Service Oriented Architecture and Platform Migration

The lesson plans and exercises in SYS-ED's WebLogic Server curriculum incorporate information from CETi technology partner consultancy assignments.

Oracle SOA Suite Oracle Fusion Middleware

SYS-ED workshops explain and demonstrate:

  • The WSDL language elements
  • How to develop services, the SOAP message structure, and the relationship among SOAP, WSDL, and XML schema.
  • HTTP methods and uniform contracts.
  • Designing services based on SOA governance metrics.
  • Adding exception handling to an SOA system.

SYS-ED workshops explain and demonstrate:

  • How Oracle Fusion middleware can help a business incrementally migrate to a service oriented architecture.
  • How to build end-to-end web applications.
  • Developing Java EE components with Oracle ADF.
  • Build rich user interfaces with ADF Faces.
  • Develop Oracle database web services.

Qualifying a WebLogic Training Assignment

SYS-ED will not accept an assignment until our Director of Education reviews the software environment and operational requirements with management from the prospective client. We will then compare it to our standard lesson plan, performance objectives, walkthroughs, and exercises, and if required, develop new client-specific examples and exercises. SYS-ED recognizes and differentiates between providing an industry standard course and educational consultancy:

  • WebLogic Server: Administration and WebLogic Server: Enterprise Application Development as compared to WebLogic Server: Performance and Tuning and WebLogic Server: Business Logic Component Development with Enterprise JavaBeans.

  • WebLogic Server: EJB and JMS and WebLogic JEE with Patterns as compared to Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Tuxedo Administration.

Courses are available in a classroom, distance-learning medium, or client presentation system. Upon completion of a course, students are welcome to submit WebLogic, Solaris, and Oracle questions from back on the job.

The WebLogic and Oracle courseware and training aids used in SYS-ED courses and training programs is highly respected. Information technology infrastructure is becoming increasingly hybrid with client-specific implementations of commercial and open source software. Accordingly, reference documentation inclusive of validation assessment for WebLogic, Oracle, UNIX/Solaris/Linux, and Java is used to help employees learn and promote mastery of the subject matter.

Upon completion of a SYS-ED instructor-led course at the client location, it is standard policy to organize content for future utilization in a web-based training infrastructure. Students are welcome to ask questions back on the job.

Courseware for Teaching

The Computer Education Techniques courseware used in SYS-ED courses consists of student handouts, training aids, and industry-specific exercises. The CETi knowledge base aggregates and analyzes information in the public domain. It also is a service for reviewing and answering questions. Content is selectively added to courseware. The long-term strategy is to have our courseware recognized as a NRV: Nationally Recognized Vendor.

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SYS-ED Oracle and WebLogic Training

SYS-EDís Oracle and courses have been developed in conjunction with our consultancy assignments and in response to request by our clients.

WebLogic and Oracle courses have been developed based upon the application of adult learning theory and the application of the standards of the New York State Department of Education.

We provide an impartial interpretation of Oracle Corporation software and roadmap.

  • Explanation of the protocols serving as the foundation of web services and its utilization with XML.
  • Migrating and upgrading applications from the client server to the emerging service oriented architecture standard.
  • Logical and physical design and performance optimization of the source database engine.
  • Design of the interface and presentation format.
  • Guidance on web development utilizing .NET and open source Java frameworks.
  • Demonstration of interoperability of .NET and Java and identification of pitfalls in relation to the vendor documentation.

SYS-ED has been conducting courses in the public domain since 1980; however, there have been changes in the laws and regulations governing computer training in the state of New York. The schedule on our websites reflects a projected time frame for licensure with the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision and submission and approval of curriculum.

Subject Matter and Delivery Medium

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Specialized Client-specific Oracle WebLogic Training Services

In addition to teaching an industry standard curriculum, SYS-ED provides specialized WebLogic courses which address client-specific requirements for implementing and tailoring WebLogic server environments. WLS Scripting is taught as an alternative to console administration on Solaris, Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux-variants platforms.  An MBeans foundation is used as an administrative unit for managing properties. Server load emulation is used to benchmark I/O: input/output efficiency and tune Oracle server environments from both a WebLogic and system perspective. For Java application development courses, JDeveloper, Eclipse, or Rational software can be used.

Leading Web Servers for the Oracle Database Platform
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    Oracle Cloud   Oracle Database   Oracle PeopleSoft Applications    
    Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud   Advanced Data Compresssion   RightNow
Development Platform and Programming Language
    Oracle Cloud Application Foundation   JDeveloper   NetBeans    
  JavaFX   Oracle Enterprise Pack - Eclipse Oracle Fusion Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio  

Industry Standard WebLogic Server Courses

Enterprise-Ready Messaging Infrastructure Enterprise Web Services
Participants will learn:
  • WebLogic Server implementation of cross-domain communication.
  • Bi-directional transactions from Enterprise Information Systems.
  • Automatic destination migration for high availability.
  • Message store-and-forward for improved reliability and controlled order of message delivery.
  • Management and performance of enterprise and messaging-intensive applications.
Participants will learn:
  • JEE web services industry-standard support for Java annotations and web services extensions.
  • Interoperability facilities for enterprise SOA: Service Oriented Architecture.
  • XML processing.
  • Web services for changing business requirements.
  • Asynchronous messaging support for conversational applications.
  • Creation, deployment, and security of interoperable Enterprise Web Services.

Systems Management Performance and Availability

Participants will learn:

  • Centralized diagnostic service for identifying and resolving issues in real time.
  • Integration of third-party analytic tools.
  • Change management to a domain configuration independent of the selection tool.
  • Modular deployment capabilities for automating application configuration and deployment.
Participants will learn:
  • WAN and MAN failover for addressing data center failures.
  • Automated migration and provisioning of services.
  • Policy-driven processing.
  • Self-tuning capabilities.
  • Overload protection and cross-cluster failover.

News for Immediate Release

Consulting companies recommend SYS-ED in conjunction with distance-learning training services for Internet programming skills, Java programming languages and JEE platform.

WebLogic Training Program

All information technology personnel will need to learn skills in order to implement the next generation of web technologies: JavaBeans, EJB, JSP, JDBC, and web integration platforms. Training will cut across generations - some very experienced people will be learning Java and web enablement technologies; while first generation IT staff will be using ISPF, JCL, and mainframe legacy programming languages for the first time.

Training programs based upon the use of various training techniques have been chosen for suitability to the particular course material and audience as well as scheduling and class size requirements.

Program for Client A
  • Distance-learning will be used for introductory OOPs, web server, and Java.
  • SYS-ED will be used for their 4-day Solaris System Administration, 4-day WebLogic Server Administration, 5-day JEE Applications: Architecture and Design, 3-day Java Database Programming, and 5-day EJB: Enterprise JavaBeans Programming courses.
  • Oracle Corporation will be used for 2-day Oracle Fusion Middleware and 4-day Oracle Tuxedo Administration training.

The plan is to have all the application developers and five database administrators complete the distance-learning training and then take the SYS-ED instructor-led courses. The core WebLogic and application development training will be completed from January through September; the specialized courses will be taken later. The exact schedule will depend on the workloads of staff members. Based upon feedback, adjustments will be made as needed.

Evolving IT - Interrelated Technologies

Information technology training for business enterprise is more complex and challenging than ever before. Organizationís have a substantial investment in infrastructure and applications specific to their operations. There are new industry standard protocols, web server and web enabled technologies and development platforms which require either new development or integration with the existing system software and enterprise databases. There will be long term implications regarding the strategic mix of proprietary and open source software which is selected, along with decisions on whether to maintain and upgrade the existing legacy applications, many of which are now thirty or more years of age; while retrofitting and transitioning to the new technologies. SYS-ED trained a significant portion of the first generation of DP personnel. And looks forward to training their IT successors in the 21st century.

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Oracle WebLogic Training Services

WebLogic Courses
SYS-ED's Oracle WebLogic platform courses are tough, but they're worth it. SYS-ED Oracle training is for Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, healthcare providers, software houses, and consulting companies to meet their staffing requirements and acquire specialized expertise.  3

SYS-ED's courseware consists of courseware, sample programs, case studies, and training aids: PL/SQL programming, web servers, and development platform.

Teaching is Our Business
Most computer training companies are divisions of large software or consulting companies. Not SYS-ED. Our only goal is to provide quality computer training for motivated professionals.

Our Teachers Know How to Teach
SYS-ED instructors combine teaching skills with experience as consultants. Our system consultants have been working with WebLogic since its initial release and average 30 years of experience in enterprise information technology: operating systems, administration, and programming. After a course, they are available to answer questions.

Enrollment - SYS-ED WebLogic Courses are Not for Everyone
No one is allowed to enroll in a SYS-ED WebLogic course, without a consultation with our Director of Education. We review the operational objectives and project specifications for the organization evaluating whether to send its employee for the training. The employee only is allowed to enroll if they have the background corresponding to the Oracle development platform learning paths: WebLogic Server, Oracle database, and Java language.

WebLogic Training - Distance-learning or at Your Office
SYS-ED WebLogic courses are provided over the Internet through a distance-learning delivery medium or classroom instruction. Client location courses can include the same examples, workshop, and case studies as the distance-learning service through the SYS-ED schedule.

Technology Exchange Websites

SYS-ED's websites compile, organize, and present software specific and established operational categorizations of information technology. They provide a framework for assessing knowledge transfer: web-based training, classroom instruction, learning paths, courseware, training aids, and validation assessment.

Footnote 1:
Unlocking the Mainframe: Modernizing Legacy Systems to a Service-Oriented Architecture, Oracle Corporation June 2008.

Footnote 2:
The cells highlighted in gray indicate free open source software. Oracle Corporation utilizes different combinations of Free Open Source Software with its own proprietary software. Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2009 and acquired: Java, Solaris-UNIX, MySQL, and GlassFish Server.

Footnote 3:
SYS-EDís core Java curriculum has been submitted to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.

SYS-EDís core WebLogic curriculum is being prepared for submission to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.

Online New York Times,, Information Week, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technology Review, (2009 - Reviewed during negotiations with IBM and Oracle Corporation).