Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Essentials

Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Essentials

The Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Essentials (1Z0-468) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle Cloud Application Foundation solutions. This certification covers topics such as: Cloud Application Foundation basics, Coherence, Java Virtual Machines, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, Oracle Enterprise Manager Integration and Web Tier. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Specialization.

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

OPN Certified Specialist
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Exam Price:
US $245

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Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Implementation Bootcamp
Study Guide (PDF)
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Sales Specialist
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Presales Specialist
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Support Specialist
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Implementation Specialist


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


Exam Topics

Cloud Application Foundation (CAF) Fundamentals

  • Describe Cloud Application Foundation concepts
  • Identify components of WebLogic Suite
  • Identify differences between WebLogic Server (WLS) SE, EE & Suite
  • Describe the problem domain of Coherence with WLS
  • Describe Oracle Cloud Computing business drivers
  • Describe Virtual Assembly Builder Studio features
  • Describe supported and custom Appliances for Virtual Assemblies
  • Describe ActiveCache (WLS and Coherence)

Coherence Development Fundamentals

  • Describe Use Cases for Coherence
  • Deploy the correct Cache Topologies
  • Understand how Coherence Clustering works
  • Describe how partitioning works in Coherence
  • Describe client types and usage
  • Describe POF and other models of Object Serialization
  • Understand how to configure different cache topologies and services
  • Understand basic Coherence key-based APIs
  • Integrate with a datasource

Advanced Coherence Development Topics

  • Create indexes to optimize filters
  • Describe a service
  • Describe when you would use Elastic Data
  • Perform a map-reduce operation
  • Explain advanced capabilities like eventing and processing to customer
  • Configure and use a Near Cache or Continuous Query Cache
  • Configure operational features like Quorum and Service Guardian
  • Perform concurrent operations against a cache
  • Integrate with TopLink Grid
  • Pre-load a cache
  • Write Coherence queries

Deploying and Debugging a Coherence Application

  • Configure a set of proxies
  • Architect a Coherence client tier
  • Apply best practices for performance tuning
  • Plan Capacity for a Coherence deployment
  • Debug network issues in Coherence deployments
  • Tune and size Coherence JVMs
  • Describe how to run a Coherence application
  • Debug a basic Coherence problem
  • Collect information for advanced Coherence troubleshooting
  • Explain how Oracle Enterprise Manager integrates with Coherence
  • Apply the Production Checklist

Monitoring and Managing WebLogic Server with Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • Describe the architecture and components within Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
  • Utilize the three primary functional areas that are addressed by Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control in regards to WLS management
  • Configure Enterprise Manager with WLS
  • Explain how to position WebLogic Management Pack EE
  • Configure Oracle Enterprise Manager to provide full stack visibility and application performance management for WLS
  • Explain how Java Virtual Machine (JVM) diagnostics provides full cross-tier diagnostics in production environments and why it is important
  • Configure Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to provide WLS patch automation
  • Utilize Oracle Enterprise Manager for lifecycle management (i.e. provisioning and cloning of WLS domains and Java applications)
  • Utilize the user experience management features provided by Oracle Enterprise Manager Real User Experience Insight
  • Describe the primary critical use cases for Oracle Enterprise Manager Business Transaction Management for WLS
  • Explain the key challenges that Oracle Enterprise Manager addresses with its configuration management features

Java VM

  • Explain the basics of Java VM
  • Explain the differences between HotSpot VM and Jrockit VM
  • Troubleshoot common performance problems
  • Describe different garbage collection schemes
  • Describe different VM tuning options
  • Utilize performance monitoring and profiling using JVM command line tools
  • Utilize advanced real-time performance monitoring, profiling and troubleshooting using Java Mission Control
  • Utilize Back-in-time analysis and troubleshooting using Java Flight Recorder
  • Design for Java application performance

Virtual Assembly Builder

  • Explain the business and IT challenges Virtual Assembly Builder helps with
  • Explain the advantages of assemblies over standalone VM templates
  • Create appliances and multi-tier assemblies
  • Customize an assembly at deployment time
  • Setup Virtual Assembly Builder Deployer and deploy a multi-tier assembly

Web Tier

  • Explain the basics of HTTP Server and Traffic Director
  • Design and configure Reverse Proxy with HTTP Server and Traffic Director
  • Secure HTTP Server and Traffic Director Environments
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of HTTP Server and Traffic Director


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