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New Exam: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I (1Z0-133)

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new exams, oracle weblogic server 12c, it certification examsEarlier this summer, Oracle has released the new exam: the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I Certification Exam (1Z0-133). Passing this exam is required for obtaining the “Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) – Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator” credential.

What is Oracle WebLogic Server? Oracle WebLogic Server is a benchmark solution for Java application servers, and the “Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) – Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator” is a global standard for WLS administrators. This credential validates the holder’s skills and capabilities of setting up server environments, tuning performance, providing troubleshooting and more.

Like other Oracle exams, The Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I exam (1Z0-133) can be taken through the network of Pearson VUE testing centers. The 1Z0-133 exam takes 2 hours and consists of 77 multiple choice questions. 1Z0-133 minimum passing score is 64%. Click here to register for the exam.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I Certification Exam (1Z0-133) Topics

Overview of WebLogic Server

  • Explain the WebLogic Server terms: domain, server, machine and cluster
  • Explain the difference between the administration server and the managed servers.
  • Describe the administrative tools: Administration Console, WLST, WLDF, Monitoring Dashboard

Installing and Patching WebLogic Server

  • Determine supported configurations for WebLogic Server
  • Install WebLogic Server in graphical mode
  • Install WebLogic Server silently
  • Describe the installation directory structure
  • Apply a patch to WebLogic Server by using OPatch

Creating Domains

  • Describe a domain’s file system
  • Create a domain by using the Configuration Wizard
  • Configure machines, servers, and clusters by using the Configuration Wizard
  • Copy a domain to another computer with the pack and unpack utilities

Starting Servers

  • Start and stop servers with standard scripts
  • Identify and resolve problems with server startup
  • Customize start and stop scripts, including the CLASSPATH
  • Restart a failed server on a different machine

Using the Administration Console

  • Access the WebLogic Server Administration Console
  • Identify the components of the Administration Console
  • Update Administration Console preferences
  • Use the Administration Console change center
  • Create and configure servers by using the Administration Console

Configuring JDBC

  • Describe WebLogic Server’s JDBC architecture
  • Describe WebLogic Server’s JNDI architecture
  • Compare the different types of data sources
  • Compare the different data source transaction options
  • Create and configure a generic data source
  • Tune a data source’s connection pool
  • Create and configure a GridLink data source

Monitoring a Domain

  • Configure WebLogic Server logs
  • Interpret a server log file entry
  • Create and apply a log filter
  • Enable WebLogic Server debugging output
  • Monitor WebLogic Server health and performance
  • Monitor JDBC data sources
  • Access diagnostic charts in the Monitoring Dashboard

Node Manager

  • Describe the architecture and capabilities of the Node Manager
  • Create a Node Manager with the Configuration Wizard
  • Configure properties for the Java Node Manager
  • Describe the Java Node Manager directory structure
  • Enroll a Node Manager with a domain
  • Start and stop a Node Manager
  • Start and stop managed servers by using the Administration Console

Deploying Applications

  • Deploy an application
  • Start a deployed application
  • Stop a deployed application
  • Undeploy an application
  • Redeploy an application
  • Use the test links for an application supplied by the Administration Console
  • Monitor a deployed application
  • Use the Monitoring Dashboard’s built-in application view
  • Load test an application with The Grinder console given a script

Network Channels and Virtual Hosts

  • Configure a WebLogic Server network channel
  • Monitor a network channel
  • Configure WebLogic Server to use an administration port
  • Configure a virtual host for WebLogic Server

Creating and Configuring Clusters

  • Describe basic and multi-tier cluster architectures
  • Create a cluster by using the Configuration Wizard
  • Create and configure a cluster by using the Administration Console
  • Create and configure a dynamic cluster
  • Create and configure a server template
  • Describe how a dynamic cluster calculates listen ports and machines for generated servers

Cluster Proxies and Sessions

  • Install Oracle HTTP Server with the Web Tier installer
  • Configure Oracle HTTP Server as a WebLogic Server cluster proxy
  • List the options for HTTP session failover
  • Configure in-memory session replication
  • Configure replication groups

Cluster Communication, Planning and Troubleshooting

  • Explain the difference between unicast and multicast cluster communication
  • Configure replication channels by using the Administration Console
  • Describe planning for a cluster
  • Monitor a cluster

Transactions

  • Explain WebLogic Server’s role in managing transactions
  • Configure WebLogic Server transactions (JTA)
  • Configure the WebLogic Server default store used for transaction logs
  • Configure a database persistent store for WebLogic Server transaction logs
  • Monitor WebLogic Server transactions

WebLogic Server Security

  • List some of the WebLogic Server security providers and what they do
  • Describe basic LDAP architecture
  • Configure an external LDAP authentication provider for  WebLogic Server
  • Describe how multiple authentication providers can be used with WebLogic Server

Backing Up a Domain and Upgrading WebLogic Server

  • Back up a WebLogic Server domain
  • Restore a WebLogic Server domain
  • Define Managed Service Independence mode
  • Describe the process to upgrade WebLogic Server 11g to 12c
  • Run the WebLogic Server Reconfiguration Wizard as part of the upgrade process
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