Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat Application Development I: Programming in Java EE (JB183) to help prepare for EX183. Attendance in these classes is not required; students can choose to take just the exam. While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of your preparation, attending class does not guarantee success on the exam. Previous experience, practice, and native aptitude are also important determinants of success. Many books and other resources on system administration for Red Hat products are available. Red Hat does not endorse any of these materials as preparation guides for exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.
The EX183 exam is a hands-on, practical exam that requires you to undertake real-world development tasks. Internet access is not provided during the exam, and you will not be permitted to bring any hard copy or electronic documentation into the exam. This prohibition includes notes, books, or any other materials. Documentation that ships with JBoss EAP is available during the exam.
Study points for the exam
Using Red Hat JBoss EAP, you should be able to accomplish the tasks below without assistance. The tasks have been grouped into categories to assist your preparation.
- Annotate a POJO to enable and set up data validation.
- Use the documentation to find useful standard validators.
- Annotate a POJO to map it to its persistent state representation in the database.
- Apply basic property mapping and be able to use the documentation to identify correct property annotations (e.g., @Temporal).
- Map a bidirectional OneToMany relationship between two entities, including both sides of the association.
- Understand default fetching behavior and be able to override the fetching strategy per association.
- Implement basic JPA queries using named parameters.
- Create and use a named query.
- Use a query to eager fetch an association.
- Understand point-to-point vs. publish/subscribe models.
- Understand JMS queues, topics, and connection factories.
- Understand and use the javax.jms.MessageListener interface.
- Implement a message-driven bean.
- Use the @MessageDriven and @ActivationConfigProperty annotations.
REST services with JAX-RS
- Understand REST concepts, particularly the application and use of the HTTP PUT, DELETE, GET, and POST methods.
- Know and use standard HTTP return codes.
- Implement RESTful Root resource class.
- Expose a REST service using JAX-RS.
- Demonstrate ability to define @Path.
- Understand and use @Produce and @Consume.
- Be able to both consume and produce xml- and jso-formatted content using JAX-RS.
- Understand basic JAAS terms and concepts.
- Understand the JAAS authentication details that will be provided to you.
- Secure server-side services (REST services and EJBs) using JAAS annotations.
- Understand contextual scopes.