The test covers 11.1.1. It doesn't directly address specific features that might have been added in minor updates since then. It mainly focuses on fundamental features that were defined with the 11g announcement. Although some new features have been added to the product since 11.1.1, the "foundation" remains the same.
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Completed the 1Z0-451 exam yesterday and successfully passed the exam.
My studies consisted of :
- Lucas Jellema's Handbook and take a special attention to the exam topics
- Complete with "SOA 11g Developer's Guide" http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17904_01/soa.htm for exam topics not fully covered in the handbook
- Practice at least - BPEL, MEDIATOR, Bsusiness Events, Business Rules and Human Taskflow.
- Go through all the presentation available on the "Competency.oracle.com" website under guided learning path for this exam. (Only available to OPN partners). The quiz are quite useful.
I didn't follow any training, documentation and practice were enough.
Thanks for all your discussions. I stumbled upon this thread googling and with help of jellama's book and the oracle's docs , i was able to clear the certification successfully !! Thanks to all :) and wish anyone else all the very best !!!
I am relatively new to SOA . But I have some web services and xsd development experience. Could you pls suggest some preparation ways , materials and approximate time i should take to prepare for this exam..? I am also practicing with some sample BPEL projects .
2. Is this the certification to become a SOA Architect..?
I passed this exam too. The course Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Build Composite Applications is very useful for the preparation.
Many questions about the concepts and the architecture.
You need also SOA skills. There are questions about composite/bpel components/design. It is useful to know a project structure and xml structures.
I have cleared the SOA exam. This exam is called "SOA Foundation Practitioner". The website also referes to Associated Certifications: "Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert".
What is the "Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert". Is this same as "SOA Foundation Practitioner" ?
Are there any other SOA related certs offered by Oracle ?
Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner is the title of the exam. Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert is the title of the certification that is awarded when you pass the SOA Foundation Practitioner exam. You can see this on our website here http://bit.ly/JSG2A5. It is always good to know the certification you will be getting when you complete a certification path. You can find all of our certifications and the requirements to obtain those certifications on our website at certification.oracle.com.
I am planning to take this exam in not so distance future(may be in November 2012) . I ahve started collecting materials and doing soem inital learnings. Can anyone please let me know the duration to study and pass this exam ? I am a JDEdwards technical consultant and know some basics in business services but nothing as SOA.
I m java developer with 5 yrs of exp in an application development using java and have started preparing for OCMJEA recently.However, I saw oracle SOA certification on oracle website few weeks back.
So as second thought, i was thinking to appear for oracle SOA certification exam before my OCMJEA exam.
Please advice whether it will beneficial for me to take up SOA exam in my career plan. As I want to see myself as Solution architect in near future.
Also, please advice 5 yrs of development exp is enough to switch my career to software architecture or Do I have to spend more time as developer to become solution architect?