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JEE 7 (J2EE / Java EE) - Enterprise Java Training Course

Course code: JEEDEV
Details: 10 November, 5 days, £1995 + VAT
2 February, 5 days, £1995 + VAT
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Who should attend: Experienced Java programmers who require the skills to develop enterprise applications.
Prerequisite skills: Programming experience of the Java language as covered in our Java SE course. Some prior contact with internet technologies is helpful, though not essential.
Prerequisite courses: Java Training Course Introduction
Follow on courses: Advanced Java
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Course Outline

Java has taken the IT industry by storm over the past few years and there are now thousands of developers using it as their language of choice. This course offers existing Java developers further skills which will enable them to exploit the enterprise elements of this very capable programming environment.

Course Content

Our JEE 7 training course provides an overview of the latest Java EE architecture, and intensive hands-on experience in the development and implementation of scalable distributed applications using Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB 3), Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) and Java Server Page (JSP) technologies – including Java Server Faces (JSF) and possibilities for integration with Web 2.0-enabling techniques like AJAX.

This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email

What you will learn

1. How to build a modern web presentation tier, exploiting the latest JSF components and integrating rich client techniques.
2. How to build better and simpler EJBs with EJB 3 and annotation techniques.
3. How to leverage XML with better programming techniques and easier creation of web services.
4. How to improve access to relational data with the Java Persistence API.
5. How to manage transactions and security in a Java EE environment.
6. Assess vanilla Java EE versus popular framework alternatives.

Hands On Exercises

Delegates receive hands-on experience of building Java EE applications, including:

1. Building JSF components for web presentation, and integrating these into a fully working application.
2. Managing security and transactions in a full-blown application server environment.
3. Writing a business tier incorporating new-style Enterprise Java Beans.
4. Experiencing the ease with which the business tier can be transformed into a web service layer.
5. Creating a JPA mapping layer to an existing relational database.
6. Exploring Java Messaging Services for synchronous and asynchronous application communication.

Part 1: Web Development with JEE 7

JEE Overview

·        The JEE Environment

·        System Architecture Servlets

·        Servlets and HTTP Requests

·        The HTTP Servlet Model

·        The MVC Architecture

·        The HTTP Servlet Lifecycle

·        Writing and Running HTTP Servlets

·        Forwarding and Including

·        Request Parameters

·        Servlet Initialization and Context Parameters

·        Web Application State and Session Management

·        Using annotations in JEE 6

·        Asynchronous processing (supports Ajax)


·        How JSPs work

·        Creating a Java Server Page

·        Web application architecture

·        JSP and XML Elements

·        Request Dispatching

·        Implicit Objects

·        Error Handling

·        Custom Tags and Tag Libraries

·        JSP Expression Language

·        EL expressions

·        Variables and Functions



·        The JSF Life Cycle

·        Standard JSF Tags

·        JSF Expressions

·        Creating and Using Beans

·        Navigating JSF Pages

·        Input Conversion

·        Input Validation

·        Event Handling

·        Using Ajax with JSF

·        Facelets

·        Using Templates

·        Accessing beans using CDI

Part 2: Business Development with JEE 7


·        Context Dependency injection in JEE

·        Managing beans using CDI

·        Wiring CDI beans

·        Working with Decorators and Interceptors



·        Why EJBs?

·        The EJB Architecture and Container

·        Overview of EJB 3.2

·        Types of EJBs

·        Creating and using Session Beans

·        Message Driven Beans

More on EJBs

·        Using EJBs in the middle tier

·        Singleton beans

·        Asynchronous operations

·        Concurrency annotations

·        Integrating Spring and EJBs


Persistence with JPA

·        Overview of JPA and providers

·        Entity Managers

·        Using JPA annotations

·        The Bean Validation Framework

·        Modelling associations

·        Modelling inheritance

·        Using JPQL for queries

·        Controlling transactions

·        Using other providers (e.g. Hibernate)