Course Description

By the end of the course students will have good, hands-on familiarity with the basic configuration and use of WebLogic Server. Students will understand and be able to work with: Domains, WebLogic Server Instances, Clusters, Data-Sources, JMS Servers, Deployment of Applications and Security.

The highly interactive workshop day will enable students to leave the course with the experience and confidence to begin working on live projects within the enterprise. Students will also be able to begin to provide high availability, scalability and resilience to failures within a WebLogic environment in order to support enterprise-level Java applications and web services.



5 days


Target Audience

Administrators with little or no experience of WebLogic Server, whether or not they are familiar with other Application Servers.


Course Prerequisites

Experience of some form of Systems Administration and a basic knowledge of a UNIX based operating system would be advantageous.


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content


Day 1

1. WLS Terms & Architecture Overview

Java EE Architecture
Application & Web Servers
Web Services
WLS Domains
WLS Server Instances
WLS Admin and Managed Servers
WLS Clusters

2. WebLogic Installation & Configuration

Oracle WebLogic Server Installation

Configuring Domains

Domain Templates

Administration Console & WLST

Day 2

2. WebLogic Installation & Configuration (cont.)

Managed Servers

Node Manager

WLS Logs

3. Clusters

Introduction to Clusters

Cluster Architecture

Server Communication in a Cluster

Methods of configuration

Configure & Manage Clusters

Cluster Addressing

Day 3

3. Clusters (cont.)

HTTP Session State Replication & Persistence

Replication Groups

4. Deployment Concepts

Basic Deployment Techniques

Production Deployment Options


Configuring Data Sources

Connection Pools

Data Source Maintenance

6. JMS

Introduction to Message-Oriented Middleware Concepts

Destinations – Queues and Topics

Configure and Target JMS Servers

JMS Modules

Connection Factories

Day 4

6. JMS (cont.)

JMS Stores

JMS Monitoring and Maintenance

7. Security

Securing WLS

Authentication, Authorisation and Security Providers

Security Realms

Roles & Policies

Protecting Web Apps

Managing Security Data

8. Protecting WLS


Keys and Certificates

Protect against attacks

Securing the Admin Console

9. Monitoring & Tuning Introduction

Monitoring with Admin Console & Monitoring Dashboard
Monitoring with WLST
WLDF Overview
Network Addressing
JVM – common issues

Day 5

10. Review & Practical Workshop

Recap Middleware concepts & architecture and WLS key features
Create fully functional domain to students own specification
Address real world issues specific to students requirements.
Realise issues arising from working with remote hosts


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