In this course, students build on the skills that were developed in course IBM WebSphere Commerce V7 Foundation (6S220) / (WC700) / (VC700) / (ZC700), and from the pre-requisite course: Programming Essentials for IBM WebSphere Commerce V7 Customization (6T225) / (6L225) / (6T224) / (6L224) / (WC710) / (VC710) or similar experience working with WebSphere Commerce. Discuss further skills and options for customizing many of the key features of IBM WebSphere Commerce V7 as well as new features introduced with the Feature Packs for WebSphere Commerce V7.
In-depth lectures cover the skills and knowledge students need to further customize an IBM WebSphere Commerce V7 site and to evaluate new features that have been introduced that with the Feature Packs. Lecture topics include an summary of the changes and new features from the Feature Packs. For example, search enhancements, the Page Layout Tool, and integration points. From that starting point, students develop and configure storefronts using newer techniques that extend the capabilities covered in the prerequisite course. Students learn more advanced topics regarding Business Object Document command processing and the Data Service Layer. A further in-depth look into Commerce Management Center customization is provided. Additional topics include: REST services, payment processing, add-on tools and further best practices are discussed.
Students are also introduced to many of the new features that are provided in WebSphere Commerce V7. The features include: how to develop for the IBM Management Center with customizations, promotions, Mobile Commerce, and Social Commerce. To complete the experience, students will learn about integrating WebSphere Commerce with other systems in a service-oriented architecture (SOA), including payments and Web services.
Hands-on lab exercises are provided throughout the course to reinforce lecture content. They let students gain practical experience by designing and implementing customized WebSphere Commerce solutions. Students practice their newly developed WebSphere Commerce skills by performing tasks. For example, creating a new Page Layout a customization to Management Center, and deploying Web services.