Changes in Java Certification? Probably , but not so much indeed.
Happens much since Java 1.2, 1.3? Yes and not. We continue to publish
SCBCD Study Guide for you who is specializing in leveraging the Java
2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform technologies. Despite to fact
that this guide is for J2EE 1.3 you will get 95% of knowledge to pass 1.4 exam.
By the way if you did not know, this certification is just one exam, but
requires that you passed any certification for Sun Certified Programmer for Java
2 Platform (any edition) already.
Match EJB roles with the corresponding description of the role's responsibilities,
where the description may include deployment descriptor information.
There are 6 roles defined :
The Bean Provider is the producer of enterprise
beans. His or her output is an ejb-jar file that contains one or
more enterprise beans. The Bean Provider is responsible for the Java classes that
implement the enterprise bean's business methods; the definition of the bean's home
and component interfaces; and the bean's deployment descriptor. The deployment
includes the STRUCTURAL information (e.g. the name of the enterprise bean class) of
the enterprise bean and declares all the enterprise bean's external dependencies
(e.g. the names and types of resources that the enterprise bean uses).
Bean Provider is responsible for packaging the enterprise beans in an
The deployment descriptor must include the structural
information. Structural information describes the structure of an enterprise bean and
declares an enterprise bean's external dependencies. The structural information cannot
be changed because doing so could break the enterprise bean's function.
MUST USE the enterprise-beans element to list all the enterprise
beans in the ejb-jar file.
The Application Assembler combines enterprise beans into larger deployable application
units. The input to the Application Assembler is one or more ejb-jar
files produced by the Bean Provider. The Application Assembler outputs one or more
ejb-jar files that contain the enterprise beans along with
their application assembly instructions. The Application Assembler inserts the
application assembly instructions into the deployment descriptors.
The deployment descriptor must include the application assembly
information. Application assembly information describes how the enterprise bean
(or beans) in the ejb-jar file is composed into a larger
application deployment unit.
Assembly level information can be changed without breaking the enterprise bean's function,
although doing so may alter the behavior of an assembled application.
The Deployer takes one or more ejb-jar files produced by a
Bean Provider or Application Assembler and deploys the enterprise beans contained in
the ejb-jar files in a specific operational environment. The
operational environment includes a specific EJB Server and Container.
The Deployer must resolve all the external dependencies declared by the Bean
Provider (e.g. the Deployer must ensure that all resource manager connection factories
used by the enterprise beans are present in the operational environment, and he or
she must bind them to the resource manager connection factory references declared in
the deployment descriptor), and must follow the application assembly instructions defined
by the Application Assembler. To perform his or her role, the Deployer uses
tools provided by the EJB Container Provider.
Uses the deployment tools provided by the EJB Container provider to deploy
ejb-jar files produced by the Bean Providers and
EJB Server Provider
The EJB server provider is a specialist in the area of distributed transaction
management, distributed objects, and other lower-level system services.
A typical EJB server provider is an operating system vendor, middleware vendor,
or database vendor.
The job of the server provider is to provide a runtime EJB server environment
that is compliant with the EJB specification. IBM is a server provider of the
WebSphere Application Server.
EJB Container Provider
From the perspective of the enterprise beans, the Container is a part of the
target operational environment. The Container runtime provides the deployed enterprise
beans with transaction and security management, network distribution of remote
clients, scalable management of resources, and other services that are generally
required as part of a manageable server platform.
Responsible for providing the DEPLOYMENT TOOLS used by the Deployer to deploy enterprise
beans packaged in the ejb-jar file.
Responsible for providing all the runtime services for the deployed
enterprise bean instances.
The focus of a Container Provider is on the development of a scalable,
secure, transaction-enabled container that is integrated with an EJB Server.
The Container Provider insulates the enterprise Bean from the specifics of an
underlying EJB Server by providing a simple, standard API between the enterprise Bean
and the container. This API is the Enterprise JavaBeans component contract.
The Container Provider also manages the persistence issues for its entity
beans that use container-managed persistence (CMP). The Container Provider's
tools generate code that moves data between the enterprise bean's container-managed
fields and a database or an existing application. This code generation typically takes
place at deployment time (vendor-specific).
The System Administrator is responsible for the configuration and
administration of the enterprise's computing and networking infrastructure that
includes the EJB Server and Container. The System Administrator is also responsible
for overseeing the well-being of the deployed enterprise beans applications at runtime.
Responsible for configuring the EJB Container and server, setting up security management,
integrating resource managers with the EJB Container.
Given a list, identify
which are requirements for an EJB-jar file.
The ejb-jar file MUST CONTAIN, either by
inclusion or by reference (Class-Path attribute in
the Manifest file), the class files of each enterprise bean as follows:
- The enterprise bean class.
- The enterprise bean home and component interfaces.
- The primary key class if the bean is an entity bean.
- All the classes and interfaces that each enterprise bean class
and the home and component interfaces depend on, except J2EE and
The Application Assembler MUST NOT package the stubs of the
EJBHome and EJBObject
interfaces in the ejb-jar file.
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