Relational persistence for Java through the Hibernate application stack

The JBoss® Hibernate® Technology (JB297) 4-day course provides Java™ developers the knowledge and skills required to leverage the powerful Java Hibernate Application Stack. Through clear interactive lectures and hands-on labs, students are introduced to Hibernate essentials and internals along with its practical applications and best practices strategies.


Red Hat offers a method of training that is convenient to you – classroom, online, or at your site.


4 days

Course Overview

By the end of the course, students will have learned the best practices to leverage Hibernate to produce and maintain well-designed, robust business applications while optimizing performance and reducing software maintenance costs

Course content summary

  • Core application programing interfaces for Hibernate (Session, Transaction, Query, EntityManager, SessionFactory, Annotations)
  • Hibernate Search, Validation, Shards, and Tools technologies
  • Mapping inheritance and polymorphic relationships
  • Hibernate HQL, Criteria, and JDBC/SQL queries
  • Hibernate Tools integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Best practices and patterns for Hibernate developers
  • Hibernate deployment, configuration, and performance tuning

Audience and prerequisites

  • Enterprise systems architects
  • Experienced Java developers who work with SQL-based database systems
  • Business component and database developers
  • Database administrators who need to understand how ORM may affect performance and how to tune the performance of the SQL database management system and persistence layer

Prerequisites for this course

  • Experience with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) or Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™)
  • A high-level understanding of enterprise software systems development
  • An understanding of legacy systems integration

Outline for this course

Understanding Java Persistence

Objective: Learn how JBoss® Hibernate® effectively answers the question of how to represent relational data in an object-oriented environment.

Getting Started with Hibernate

Objective: Deploy a simple application leveraging core Hibernate mappings and persistence features.

Hibernate Projects and Tools

Objective: Use available JBoss Developer Studio Hibernate tooling to analyze a project’s domain objects.

Advanced Hibernate Mapping

Objective: Extend Hibernate Entities with built-in and user-defined types and develop robust identifiers.

Entity Relations and Inheritance

Objective: Use advanced relational mappings to manage uni- and bi-directional associations, and map Java™ inheritance to database tables.

Persistent State and Transactions in Hibernate

Objective: Examine how Hibernate manages the relationship between the data in a table and the values in an Entity, and associate these state changes with a unit of work.

Querying Data Efficiently

Objective: Learn how to leverage Hibernate-fetching strategies, query options, and filters to produce efficient queries.

Design and Best Practices Review

Objective: Learn the basics of Hibernate design patterns and best practices and how to apply them to build efficient Hibernate systems.

Hibernate Configuration and Deployment

Objective: Use Hibernate’s highly adaptable framework in a variety of application types, from simple Java standalone applications to full-fledged Java enterprise-class deployments.

Hibernate Advanced Frameworks

Objective: Hibernate supplies advanced tooling to assist developers in the areas of testing, validation, search, and spanning database instances.

Recommended next exam or course

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence exam (EX297)

The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence exam tests whether candidates are ready for the real-world responsibilities of creating and maintaining Java™ applications that use the Java Persistence API (JPA) with JBoss® Hibernate®.

This course prepares you for these credentials

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Persistence

Demonstrate your readiness for the real-world tasks associated with using the Java Persistence API with Hibernate


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