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Build IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 Applications using Rational Application Developer

IBM Course Code: WPP55G

Vendor# WPL55G

GK# 1996

Course Overview

This course is designed for users who are new to developing applications for IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5. It describes the fundamentals of designing and creating portlets and how to put the new features to use.

In addition, you have the opportunity to apply best coding practices throughout the course, developing robust portlet applications and portal themes by using Dojo, asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax), and client-side aggregation.

This course makes extensive use of Rational Application Developer V9.1 to develop and test JSR (Java Portlet Specification) 286-compliant portlets.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Self-Paced


    Recordings, hands-on labs and expert instructors empower you to train on your own schedule.


    $1800 CAD

    1 session

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

Request a date or location for this course.

What You'll Learn

  • Use the features, functions, and procedures of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 to achieve the following tasks:
  • Compare Rational Application Developer and WebSphere Portlet Factory
  • Locate developer resources
  • Review portlet concepts, such as the portlet lifecycle, WAR file architecture, core, objects, and methods
  • Set up a development environment
  • Perform basics of creating a project, deploying a portlet, starting and stopping a server, and adding a portlet to a page
  • Work with the Core API (JSR 286)
  • Use tag libraries
  • Process portlet input
  • Customize portlet behavior
  • Build interactive (collaborative) portlets
  • Understand the basics of JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • Use JSF in the WebSphere Portal environment
  • Use Dojo and Ajax for WebSphere Portal development

Who Needs To Attend

This intermediate course is for experienced application developers who are familiar with Java, Web 2.0, and web development and who are familiar with security concepts.

Course Outline

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