Oracle SOA Suite 11g Essentials

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Essentials

The Oracle SOA Suite 11g  Essentials (1Z0-478) exam is primarily intended for implementation consultants who are using SOA-related technology products in field, and/or have completed Oracle SOA Suite 11g Implementation Boot Camp or equivalent knowledge acquired through alternate training or on-the-job experience.

The Oracle SOA Suite 11g Implementation Specialist certification recognizes OPN members as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification differentiates OPN members in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise.

This certification helps the OPN member's partner organization qualify for the Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture 11g Specialization.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing score subject to change.
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Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle University training courses
Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Essential Concepts
Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications
Oracle PartnerNetwork training
Oracle SOA Suite 11g On-Line Boot Camp
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Implementation Boot Camp
Oracle SOA 11g Implementation Specialist Guided Learning Path
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Sales Specialist
Oracle SOA Suite 11g PreSales Specialist
Oracle SOA Suite Technology Support Specialist


Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)
More Training Opportunities for Oracle Partners


Exam Topics


  • Describe how SOA concepts map to implementation in composites and Service Bus
  • Describe the components and architecture of SOA Suite
  • Use the right components to implement common integration patterns
  • Analyze XPath expressions to retrieve elements in an XML document
  • Describe how B2B capabilities enable trading partner relationships


  • Describe the role adapters play in a SOA composite application
  • Describe the adapter architecture
  • Use the file, database and JMS adapters
  • Configure adapters at design-time and run-time

BPEL Modeling

  • Use BPEL Editor to create BPEL synchronous and asynchronous processes
  • Use WSDL partner link types and BPEL partner link elements to interact with services
  • Use the Assign activity to manipulate data in BPEL variables
  • Model conditional branching, parallel processing and repetitive activities
  • Implement exception handling and compensating transactions

Business Rules

  • Create if/then rules with Rules Designer
  • Create decision table rules with Rules Designer
  • Integrate a rule into a BPEL process

Human Task Services

  • Design a human task
  • Invoke a human task from a BPEL process
  • Generate ADF task forms for human tasks
  • Interact with the Worklist application to act on tasks

Service Mediation

  • Differentiate between when to use Mediator and when to use Service Bus
  • Explain the role of Service Bus and the benefits it provides
  • Create and configure a Service Bus proxy, pipeline and business service
  • Use throttling, endpoint management and caching to scale business services

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Events

  • Describe the role of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Create and configure BPEL and composite sensors
  • Use components to publish and consume events
  • Explain the role of Oracle Event Processing (OEP)

Securing Services

  • Describe the role and features of Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM)
  • Describe security and identify propagation
  • Attach security policies to end points at design-time and run-time


  • Describe the benefits of governance for SOA
  • Describe the main features of Oracle Enterprise Repository/Registry
  • Implement life cycle management

Deployment and Troubleshooting

  • Deploy and undeploy components to SOA Suite
  • Create test cases to initiate inbound messages and to emulate outbound, fault and callback messages
  • Monitor components deployed to SOA Suite
  • Describe how SOA Suite applications scale to large-scale production
  • Troubleshoot a deployed SOA Suite application

Installation and Configuration

  • Describe the runtime architecture of SOA Suite
  • Provide advice for optimal installation and configuration of SOA Suite
  • Install and configure SOA Suite


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