The Business Component Development with Enterprise JavaBeans Technology course provides students with the knowledge of how to develop robust back-end functionality using Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB[TM]) version 3.0 technology. This course uses an online auction scenario to demonstrate how to leverage container-managed services with session and message beans, and entity classes to resolve the real-world problems presented by an electronic commerce application. The emphasis of this course is on providing practical EJB technology coding experience, while also covering the designs and best practices used to solve transaction, messaging, and security issues. The course features the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) technology, and uses the Java EE 5 SDK. The students perform the course lab exercises using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 5.5. The hands-on lab environment uses the Java EE reference implementation server to provide students with a non-vendor-specific experience.