Thursday Sep 19, 2013

New Course - SOA Suite 11g: Healthcare Integration

We have just released a new course for healthcare integration titled "SOA Suite 11g: Healthcare Integration". Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration helps healthcare entities securely exchange HL7 standard documents. You will learn how easy it is to create SOA composite applications that process these healthcare standard documents. You also learn how to exchange messages with web services as well as how to incorporate your own Java code into a healthcare integration application. And you learn how to use JMS queues for internal delivery channels.

The course is available worldwide as instructor led training in a classroom or online. The course codes are D81662GC10 for the classroom version and D81664GC10 for the online version. See the Oracle University website for scheduling details.

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

SOA Governance Training - August 26th–30th 2013 - EMEA (Lisbon)

As a part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camps III for our Partners, we are delighted to offer a SOA Governance Hands-on training session delivered by Oracle SOA Governance Product Management.

SOA Governance Hands-on TrainingSOA Assets

The Oracle SOA Governance Session focuses on introducing you to the crucial discipline of managing your SOA/Integration projects using the Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER), based on SOA Governance principles.

Whether you are a Developer, an Architect or a Business Manager, OER has a lot to offer to help you make the most of your SOA initiatives – a Service Catalogue, Automated Publishing, Lifecycle Management, Policies and Reporting, to name a few. OER is a powerful and flexible tool that you can leverage to manage all aspects of SOA Governance – People, Processes and Tools.

What’s more – we will also talk about our popular OER Rapid Start 30-day program delivered exclusively by Oracle Partners or Oracle Consulting. OER Rapid Start is a 30-day program, delivered to many of our customers, to kick start their  SOA Governance initiative right from engaging the right stakeholders, defining lifecycles, publishing their services to tracking ROI on their SOA investments.

The session will be lab-based giving you hands-on experience on the most popular customer use cases with OER.

Trainer:

Yogesh Sontakke, Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Additional trainings during the OFM Summer Camps III:

  • BPM: Adaptive Case Management & forms builder by Niall Commiskey
  • B2B & Adapters by Scott Haaland
  • Advanced SOA Suite by Geoffroy de Lamalle
All sessions will be given by our HQ Product Management and PTS  team. The sessions will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from August 26th to 30th 2013. Participation is limited to two people per company and training track. Registration will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note the skill requirements, the pre-requisitions and follow up. For details, please visit the registration page.

Friday Apr 19, 2013

NEW - Oracle Human Workflow (HWF) Self-Study Course

A new self study course (Introduction to Human Workflow) was recently posted to the Oracle Learning Library. This self-study course runs about 20 minutes. You can access it, at no charge, here.

It is intended for those new to Human Workflow, who seek an understanding of the core vocabulary and concepts. It is intended to provide a foundation for understanding what Human Workflow can do, and how to best use it. 

This self-study is intended to be the first of a series on Human Workflow.

Let us know what you think! 

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

NEW - Oracle Rules Self-Study Course

A new self-study course (Introduction to Oracle Business Rules) was recently posted to the Oracle Learning Library. This self-study course runs about 20 minutes. You can access the self-study, at no charge, here.

It is intended for those new to Oracle Business Rules, who seek an understanding of the core vocabulary and concepts. It presents the elements of the Oracle Business Rules dictionary and explains the basics of the Oracle Business Rules Engine.

We will be posting a similarly focused Human Workflow (HWF) self-study in a few weeks.

Let us know what you think! 

Monday Nov 05, 2012

Updated Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Class

We have just completed an extensive upgrade to the Business Activity Monitoring course, bringing it up to PS5 level and doing some major rework of content and topic flow. This should be a GREAT course for anyone needing to learn to use BAM effectively to analyze their SOA data.

Details of the Course

This course explains how to use Oracle BAM to monitor enterprise business activities across an enterprise in real time. You can measure your key performance indicators (KPIs), determine whether you are meeting service-level agreements (SLAs), and take corrective action in real time.

Learn To:

  • Create dashboards and alerts using a business-friendly, wizard-based design environment
  • Monitor BPM and BPEL processes
  • Configure drilling, driving, and time-based filtering
  • Create alerts
  • Build applications with a dynamic user interface
  • Manage BAM users and roles

 

In addition to learning Oracle BAM architecture, you learn how to perform administrative tasks related to Oracle BAM. You create and work with the different types of message sources that send data into Oracle BAM. You build interactive, real-time, actionable dashboards, and you configure alerts on abnormal conditions. You learn how to monitor both BPEL and BPM composite applications with Oracle BAM. Lastly, you create and use Oracle BAM data control to build applications with a dynamic user interface that changes based on real-time business events.

Registration

The Oracle University course page with more course details and registration information, is here.

The next scheduled class:

  • Date: 5-Dec-2012
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Class ID: 3325708

 

Monday Feb 06, 2012

Learning Oracle SOA Suite - available options

I regularly receive questions about available options for learning Oracle SOA Suite. This material is probably worth a blog post.

In-person and online classes

The best option to learn about anything new is of course through an in-person class. Oracle University offers several learning paths for Oracle SOA Suite. The starting point for these classes was an internal training that our product management team put together to get Oracle employees ready for the 11g release. Our curriculum organization then took over, polished, formalized and fleshed out the course. It's quite amazing to see how things can take a life of their own and that literally thousands of people around the world have now gone through these classes!

There are 4 main learning paths identified:

  1. Architect
  2. Analyst
  3. Developer
  4. Administrator

These learning paths consist of various related classes (WebLogic, XML, etc.) and specific SOA classes:

  1. Essential Concepts
  2. Build Composite Applications
  3. Administration
  4. Design & Integrate Services

Head to the Oracle University page for Oracle SOA and BPM for more information on these learning paths and available classes. Classes are available around the world as you can see on the course catalog and schedule (http://education.oracle.com  > Course Schedule). Note that these classes are also available as online "Self-Study Courses" if you cannot travel for a reason or another and that Oracle University can also deliver on-premise classes (an interesting option when you want to train a whole team on the technology).

Books

Another thing I am quite proud of is the number of books available today on Oracle SOA Suite. As of this writing there is a dozen of books directly related to Oracle SOA Suite. When it comes to books I have to admit that I am somehow biased since I co-authored one of them. With this disclaimer in place, if you ask me what are the books I would recommend to a developer looking at learning Oracle SOA Suite I would say:

  1. "Getting Started with Oracle SOA Suite 11gR1 - A Hands-On Tutorial" is, as its name indicates, a technical introduction to SOA Suite. Its focus is on explaining, through a comprehensive tutorial, how the various components relate to each other and can be brought together to build a complete solution. 
  2. Once you understand what is available in SOA Suite you should acquire a more detailed and complete book. There are multiple options there such as Lucas Jellema's "SOA Suite 11g Handbook" or "Oracle SOA Suite 11gR1 Developer's Guide" by Matt Wright and Antony Reynolds. If you are solely working with the Oracle Service Bus then there are also dedicated books for this such as the one written by the OSB development team, "Oracle Service Bus (Expert's Voice)" or the brand new "Oracle Service Bus Development Cookbook" by Guido Schmutz & al.

Check out the other books available on Oracle SOA Suite that cover topics such as implementation stories/patterns or administration.

Other educational material

There are other online assets that you can use to further your learning of Oracle SOA Suite. None of these can or try to replace a training or a book; you should look at them as source of complementary information on specific topics.

  1. The Oracle SOA Suite product page on the Oracle Technical Network: maintained by the product management team this is the place to download the product, documentation library etc. Do not miss the "Advanced Technical Information" page; it's easy to miss but a great repository of the best technical whitepapers etc.
  2. The Service-Oriented Architecture Technology Center page on OTN. A place to track usage and applications of SOA across all Oracle products.
  3. There is a number of Oracle By Example (OBEs) modules created for Oracle SOA Suite. They are task-oriented and usually very narrow in scope.
  4. Oracle partners have even more options available to them through for instance the SOA certification process which we will describe in a subsequent post
  5. Last but not least, there are many great user blogs out there on Oracle SOA Suite. I will share my blog roll in an upcoming post as this is a topic on itself!

Please comment on other useful sources of information you might have found on Oracle SOA Suite.




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