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Fast Track to Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB3) and the Java Persistence API (JPA)

4 Day Onsite / 28 Hour Online Hands-On Training.

The Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 specification is a deep overhaul of the EJB specification that is intended to improve the EJB architecture by reducing its complexity from the developer's point of view.  It leverages annotations (introduced in Java 5) and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) technologies to eliminate the dependence on complex EJB APIs, allow POJO (Plain Old Java Object) based development, and provide an effective technology for creating distributed, transactional components, and for mapping relational data to an object schema.

This course provides thorough coverage of the EJB3 technology - presented in a clear and effective manner. It starts with the basic concepts and APIs of EJB and then continues on with complex topics such as message driven beans and transactions.  New concepts such as the use of annotations and the use of Dependency Injection to initialize references are covered in depth. The course also includes thorough coverage of managing persistence using the Java Persistence API (JPA).  This course provides additional coverage of JPA as compared to our Fast Track to EJB3 course.

The coures uses hands-on labs and a well-paced approach to make this complex technology understandable in an accelerated fashion.  You will come away with a comprehensive understanding of EJB and the important issues that need to be considered to use it in real world applications. This course can be customized to your requirements.


  • Understand the EJB 3 architecture and API, and how it fits into the overall Java EE architecture
  • Understand and use the EJB 3 annotations
  • Create, deploy & use stateful & stateless session beans
  • Use EJB 3 dependency injection to initialize resources
  • Understand and use Interceptors (Lifecycle and Business Method)
  • Use JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface)
  • Write EJB clients (remote and local)
  • Understand, deploy and use message-driven beans
  • Understand distributed transactions, the Java Transaction API, and the EJB transaction model
  • Understand and use the EJB security model
  • Understand practical architectural issues associated with EJB applications
  • Understand the new Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • Create deploy and use JPA persistent Entities
  • Map relational schemas to persistent entities, including the use of primary keys
  • Understand and use the EntityManager
  • Understand and use Java Persistence Query Language
  • Use optimistic locking and versioning
  • Use advanced JPA capabilities such as entity relationships (1-1, 1-N, N-N, unidirectional, bidirectional), inheritance, and embeddable classes
  • Learn best practices associated with JPA applications
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Instructor: Tom Anglim (more about this instructor)

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  • Headset for online classes
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