Oracle Application Grid Certified Implementation Specialist

Oracle Application Grid 11g Essentials

The Oracle Application Grid 11g Essentials Exam (1Z0-523) is primarily intended for implementation consultants who are using Application Grid products in field, and/or have knowledge acquired through alternate training or on-the-job experience.

The Oracle Application Grid 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 Application Grid Specialization.

This OPN Certified Implementation Specialist exam is now available in English, Simplified Chinese and Korean !

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle Application Grid Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
Number of Questions:
Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing score subject to change. View Details
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 11g (and version 3.5 of the Oracle Coherence Suite)
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Application Grid 11g Essentials – Exam Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle PartnerNetwork training:
Oracle Coherence 3.5 PreSales Boot Camp
Oracle Application Grid Implementation Specialist GLP


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

Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts

  • Describe Application Grid concepts
  • Describe Real Operation Automation
  • Describe Real Operation Insight
  • Describe Gridlink for RAC
  • Describe Active Cache
  • Describe Enterprise Grid Messaging


  • Explain Oracle JRockit JDK
  • Use JIT Compilation and Optimizations
  • Manage Memory
  • Manage Threads and Locks
  • Migrate Applications to JRockit JDK
  • Set up JRockit JDK
  • Use Profiling and Performance Tuning
  • Identify Tuning Trade-offs
  • Use Diagnostics Tools (JRMC)
  • Analyze Crash Files
  • Use JRockit JVM Command-Line

WebLogic Server

  • Identify components of WebLogic Suite
  • Identify differences between SE, EE & Suite
  • Manage OC4J to WLS Basic Migration
  • Manage Whole Server Migration
  • Manage Side-By-Side deployment
  • Explain Unit-of-Work
  • Explain Unit-of-Order
  • Explain JMS Store & Forward
  • Explain Admin Server, Managed Server, Node Manager
  • Describe Domain
  • Set up and use Domain configuration Wizard
  • Set up and use Domain templates
  • Configure application structure and files
  • Deploy SOA/J2EE applications
  • Use JNDI, JDBC, JMS concepts
  • Create and Manager Cluster
  • Use HTTP Session Clustering
  • Secure Resources and Applications
  • Install Server
  • Manage & Monitor Transactions


  • Explain Coherence
  • Install and configure environment
  • Use Coherence
  • Setup & Configure Topologies
  • Use Objects and Portable Object Format
  • Query and aggregate data in the cache
  • Observe data changes with Backing Map Listeners
  • Implement Database Integration with the Coherence CacheStore
  • Analyze & tune performance

Enterprise Manager controls

  • Explain and Use EM Control
  • Identify differences: Management Packs, Connectors and Plugin
  • Configure and Use Diagnostic Pack
  • Configure & Use Coherence Management Pack
  • Configure & Use WebLogic Management Pack
  • Use Composite Application Metrics and Modeling (CAMM)
  • Identify differences: Grid Control, FMW Control and WLS Console


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