Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert

Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner

Important Note! On 25 January 2013, the existing Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner Exam (1Z0-451) will be replaced with a new exam, Oracle SOA Suite 11g Essentials (1Z1-478). Some exam topics will remain the same, but there are a number of changes. The new topics and objectives can be viewed here and we recommend familiarizing yourself with these new objectives. For more information on these changes - please view the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Upon passing the new exam, the OPN member's partner organization receives credit toward competency requirements for the Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture 11g Specialization Criteria.

The Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner Exam (1Z0-451) 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 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.

This OPN Certified Implementation Specialist exam will continue to be available in several languages until the exam is retired on January 25, 2013.


Exam Number:
120 minutes
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US$ 195
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Associated Certifications:
Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert

OPN Certified Specialist


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner – Exam Study Guide
Oracle University training courses
Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications

Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Essential Concepts

Oracle PartnerNetwork training

Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Suite 11g Implementation Boot Camp
Service-Oriented Architecture 11g Implementation Specialist Guided Learning Path



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
Frequently Asked Questions



Exam Topics

Service-Oriented Architecture Concepts

  • Describe Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts
  • Identify standards that enable SOA
  • Review Service Component Architecture (SCA)
  • Describe Event Driven Architecture (EDA)

SOA Composite Applications

  • Understand the concepts of SCA Technologies
  • Describe Oracle SOA Suite 11g components
  • Describe the Service Components
  • Define a composite application
  • Describe SOA Composite Editor


  • Describe adapter concepts and framework
  • Describe Technology adapters: File, Database, JMS, etc
  • Describe Applications Adapters Ebiz suite, Peoplesoft, Siebel, etc
  • Explain adapter run-time Configuration
  • Explain adapter design-time configuration

Orchestrating Services with BPEL

  • Explain BPEL Components activities and partner Links
  • Describe Synchronous and Asynchronous BPEL Processes
  • Describe Message Transformations and XSLT
  • Explain Parallel Flow and Conditional branching
  • Explain BPEL integration with Java

Advanced BPEL Concepts

  • Describe Exception Handling in Composite Applications
  • Describe the Fault Management Framework
  • Describe Compensation handling within a BPEL process
  • Describe Correlation concepts
  • Manage Transactions with SDO

Working with Mediator Components

  • Explain the Mediator component and its features
  • Define business events and the Event Delivery Network (EDN)
  • Create and configure a Mediator service component
  • Create Mediator routing rules

Human Workflow

  • Describe Human Workflow concepts, features, and architecture
  • Design Human Tasks and Services
  • Invoke a Human Task from a BPEL process

Oracle Business Rules Concepts

  • Explain business rules concepts
  • Describe the Oracle Business Rules architecture
  • Describe Oracle Rules Engine
  • Create a rules with the JDeveloper Rules Designer
  • Integrate a simple rule with a BPEL Process

Secure services and Composite Applications

  • Explain Web Services and Composite Security
  • Describe the Fusion Middleware security architecture
  • Understand Security Policy Management identity propagation
  • Describe OWSM Agents

SOA 11g Integration Points

  • Describe Oracle Service Bus Concepts and Architecture
  • Describe Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
  • Describe Oracle B2B
  • Describe EDA and Oracle Complex Event Processing

Monitoring and managing SOA 11g Deployment

  • Describe Deploy and Un-deploy SOA Composite application
  • Describe Management of SOA Composite application using the Enterprise Manager
  • Describe Enterprise Manager Grid Control SOA Management Packs



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