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SOA 1624 - Mastering XML for SOA & Web Services


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In this course you will learn fundamentals necessary to use XML in the data-driven applications in SOA and Web Services. Through lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you will learn the essentials of data interoperability using XML, write well-formed XML documents, enforce document validity, use XSLT and stylesheets to transform XML documents, and get an introduction to XML programming options. You will also learn best practices for how to evolve XML syntax and structure over time and how XML related to some of the fundamental technologies used by Web Services.


  • Getting Started with XML
  • XML Syntax
  • XML Schemas
  • XPath
  • XQuery
  • Transforming XML Using XSLT
  • XML in Applications
  • Modeling Data with XML Schema
  • Impact of Schema Changes
  • XML Performance
  • Web Services, WSDL, SOAP
  • This course contains hands on labs to reinforce the lecture topics. The labs use the Eclipse "Web Tools Project" although the XML tools available in any other Eclipse-based development tool, like Rational Application Developer, MyEclipse, or BEA Workshop would be the same. The XML tools in these other products are the same ones inherited from Eclipse. Students who take this course will be able to apply their knowledge of the Eclipse XML tools even if they use one of these other tools.

Target Student

Anyone who needs an introduction to XML, including application developers, Web developers, XML document authors, and webmasters.


Familiarity with Web and data processing concepts. HTML and programming experience is helpful.


3 days

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