Enterprise Integration with Spring Certification study notes and hints

Spring projects contain wide range of frameworks and abstraction APIs for Enterprise Integration. Best way to get an overview what Spring provides is to attend Enterprise Integration with Spring Training. It is unfortunately not affordable for everybody and I am not aware of any publication out there that explains Spring’s integration technologies altogether. Training includes:

  • Tasks and Scheduling support
  • Spring Remoting
  • Spring Web Services
  • Spring REST with Spring MVC
  • Spring JMS
  • Local and distributed transactions support
  • Spring Itegration
  • Spring Batch

I recently attended this course (thanks to my employer) and did certification exam afterwards. Now I would like to share my study notes and hints. These should provide you decent overview about Enterprise Integration with Spring. Study notes should cover everything needed for certification exam. But for passing the exam it isn’t enough just to memorize them. Unless you are familiar with these technologies already. They contain too many crucial information you can easily miss. You wouldn’t be successful until you get used each particular technology at least via examples or tutorials. I went through original SpringSource labs provided by training, few examples and tutorials. Also I was already familiar with Spring JMS, Spring MVC, Spring Integration and Spring transaction demarcation.

Study notes

  • Are based mainly on Spring reference documentations
  • Also contains some crucial principles and best practices Spring promotes that are usually not mentioned in reference documentations
  • Contains a lot of Spring XML configuration and Java code snippets
  • 57 pages
  • Download in PDF format
  • Download in ODT format (LibreOffice / OpenOffice)

Study hints, additional materials

  • Official Enterprise Integration with Spring certification study guide
  • Our training lecturer – Jorge Simao
    • provides very useful information on his site:
      • Certification reading list – [EDIT: Unfortunately reading list link was removed -> fire email to lubos.krnac@gmail.com]
    • gave us valuable advices for certification exam:
      • When there is question on what Spring supports, correct answers are often where Spring looks better.
      • Question are focused on Spring’s API and principles Spring promotes rather than underlying third party technologies.
  • Antoine Rey’s Java blog
    • Mock exam
    • Study notes
      • I was looking into these notes while I was creating mine
      • much shorter, but worth look into
      • unfortunately French only, but Google translator provides decent workaround


Suggested readings

You can schedule certification exam via Pearson VUE site, find SpringSource and your local certification center. Exam ID is SpringEIwSCertV1.0.

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11 thoughts on “Enterprise Integration with Spring Certification study notes and hints

  1. Hi David, I wanted to reference your site from this blog post, but I realized that springmockexams.com covers only Spring Core certification exam. It doesn’t cover “Enterprise Integration with Spring”, which this blog is about. Please give me a shout when springmockexams.com will start to cover integration exam and I’ll reference it from this blog post straight away.

  2. Hello guys,

    I am David the Creator of Spring Mock Exams.

    As you may know Pivotal has updated the Spring Certification from Version 3.2 to Version 4.0.

    So at http://www.springmockexams.com we did the upgrade too!

    Soon our Web Simulator will be released with a new set of Spring Certification Questions that reflect the new CoreSpringV4.0 exam certification.

    Stay tuned and visit: https://www.springmockexams.com/spring/mock/spring-mock-exam.html to see the new CoreSpringV4.0 exam simulator.


  3. This article is a good read to prepare for the upcoming spring certification and I find it very useful with my study of spring certification.

    Thanks David for sharing the above link which I found very helpful with my study in spring certification. All the question are cleared and provide me an explanation of each problem. I highly recommend this Web simulator with fellow readers who is preparing for the spring certification. Good luck and I hope we get certified!

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