Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Implementation Essentials

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Implementation Essentials

The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Implementation Specialist certification is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle's Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 solutions. This certification covers topics such as: virtualization, administration, configuration, and management of an Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 machine. 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 Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Specialization.

Exam Number:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
OPN Certified Specialist, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist
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Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release X3-2
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Implementation Specialist Study Guide (PDF)
OPN Guided Learning Path
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 2014 Implementation Specialist
Oracle University Training - Coming Soon


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


Exam Topics

Exalogic Fundamentals

  • Explain major features of Exalogic
  • Describe Exalogic's hardware and software
  • Describe components of an Exalogic rack
  • Compare available hardware packages
  • Describe WebLogic Server optimizations for Exalogic
  • Describe the key differences between physical and virtual Exalogic environments

Introduction to Virtual Data Centers

  • Describe benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Describe Exalogic's Cloud Architecture and Life Cycle Management
  • Describe Several Exalogic Cloud Roles
  • Explain the capabilities of Exalogic Control
  • Install the Exalogic Control
  • Describe a Typical Cloud Provisioning Workflow

Fusion Middleware Fundamentals

  • Describe an Exalogic configured environment
  • Describe WebLogic's domain architecture
  • Scale the deployment topology
  • Configure the web tier to proxy for a cluster
  • Enable WebLogic Server optimizations for Exalogic
  • Configure WebLogic Server to access Exadata

Storage Configuration

  • List major storage appliance capabilities
  • Describe storage/server head clusters
  • Describe the backup and disaster recovery capabilities of Exalogic
  • Perform basic administration and maintenance tasks
  • Configure appliance access services
  • Create pools, projects and shares
  • Mount a shared file system using NFS
  • Configure NIS on Exalogic to support NFS v4

Network Configuration

  • Describe Exalogic's highly available network
  • Access InfiniBand switch from the command line
  • Compare various InfiniBand communication methods
  • Describe the purpose of bonded network interfaces or IPMP groups
  • Isolate application networks using VLAN, IB Partitions, subnets 
  • Describe the different types of networks in Exalogic
  • Identify and set up IPoIB and EoIB network interfaces
  • Monitor the InfiniBand fabric from the command line
  • Create and configure floating IPs, virtual network interfaces and IPMP groups
  • Create and set up Solaris zones

User and Account Management

  • Integrate Exalogic Control with a Directory Server
  • Create Cloud Administration Users
  • Control Administrative Privileges
  • Create Cloud Users
  • Define Virtual Data Center Accounts
  • Monitor Resource Usage for an Account

Virtual Network Management

  • Describe Exalogic network fabrics
  • Compare public and private virtual networks
  • Create public and private vNets
  • Monitor custom vNets

Virtual Storage Management

  • Explain Exalogic's virtual storage architecture
  • Create and initialize a storage volume
  • Attach a volume to a virtual server
  • Capture a volume snapshot

Virtual Server Management

  • Explain Exalogic's virtual server architecture
  • Enumerate vServer concepts Including over-subscription and High Availability
  • Compare vServer types and templates
  • Create a custom vServer type
  • Start and Stop vServers
  • Distribute vServers across multiple nodes

Virtual Server Templates

  • Explain the need for custom templates
  • Clone an existing template
  • Convert a vServer to a template
  • Modify virtual disk contents
  • Use the ModifyJeOS tool
  • Upload a template to Exalogic Control

Traffic Director Fundamentals

  • Describe the relationships between nodes, configurations, and instances
  • Install OTD and create admin nodes
  • Start and Stop nodes and instances
  • Configure virtual servers and routing rules
  • Configure a WLS origin server pool
  • Configure and locate log files
  • Define OTD failover groups
  • Optimize OTD for Exalogic deployments


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