Overview of Course

WebSphere Portal Developer Training is a comprehensive course designed to teach you the skills needed to build and manage web portals using IBM's WebSphere Portal Server. The course covers everything from the basics of portal development to advanced topics like building custom themes and portlets. With hands-on exercises and real-world examples, you'll gain the expertise.

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Comprehensive coverage of WebSphere Portal development

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Hands-on exercises and real-world examples

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Expert-led training with certified instructors

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Skills You’ll Learn


Develop and manage web portals using WebSphere Portal Server


Create and manage portal pages


Build custom themes and portlets


Develop web applications using Java, JSP, and JSF


Understand key features and components of the WebSphere Portal Server


Implement security, authentication, and content management in a portal environment

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  • Introduction to IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
  • Architecture of WebSphere Portal
  • Components of WebSphere Portal
  • Benefits of using WebSphere Portal
  • Key features of WebSphere Portal

  • Introduction to portlet concepts
  • Portlet lifecycle
  • Types of portlets
  • Portlet modes and states
  • Portlet preferences
  • Inter-portlet communication

  • Installing WebSphere Portal
  • Creating a portal page
  • Adding portlets to a page
  • Managing pages and portlets
  • Managing users and groups
  • Managing security and permissions

  • Overview of the core API
  • Creating and managing portlets using the core API
  • Accessing and manipulating portal resources using the core API
  • Interacting with other portlets and services using the core API

  • Introduction to tag libraries
  • Using JSP tag libraries
  • Using JSF tag libraries
  • Creating custom tag libraries

  • Handling user input in portlets
  • Using action and render requests
  • Processing form data in portlets
  • Validating input in portlets

  • Understanding client-side processing
  • Working with client-side events
  • Creating and managing client-side scripts
  • Processing client input using AJAX

  • Customizing the appearance of portlets
  • Customizing the behavior of portlets
  • Creating custom portlet preferences
  • Using portlet filters

  • Overview of client-side aggregation
  • Using client-side aggregation in portlets
  • Creating custom client-side aggregation plugins
  • Using client-side aggregation in themes

  • Creating interactive portlets
  • Using AJAX in interactive portlets
  • Working with Comet in interactive portlets
  • Creating chat portlets

  • Introduction to JSF
  • Architecture of JSF
  • Components of JSF
  • JSF lifecycle
  • Creating JSF portlets

  • Overview of iWidgets
  • Creating and deploying iWidgets
  • Using iWidgets in portlets
  • Creating custom iWidget APIs

  • Serving resources in portlets
  • Creating and managing resources
  • Using resource-serving filters
  • Creating custom resource-serving filters

  • Overview of Dojo
  • Creating Dojo-based portlets
  • Using Dojo with AJAX
  • Using Dojo in themes

  • Introduction to portlet services
  • Types of portlet services
  • Using portlet services in portlets
  • Creating custom portlet services

  • Working with the user service
  • Working with the navigation service
  • Working with the content service
  • Working with the personalization service

  • Introduction to portlet filters
  • Types of portlet filters
  • Creating and managing portlet filters
  • Using portlet filters in portlets

  • Overview of personalization
  • Creating personalization rules
  • Using personalization in portlets
  • Creating custom personalization services

  • Introduction to portal branding
  • Creating and managing portal themes

  • Overview of Portal Extension
  • Creating and managing Portal extensions
  • Using Portal Extension points

  • Introduction to Multichannel Portal Applications
  • Creating Multichannel Portal Applications using responsive design
  • Creating Multichannel Portal Applications using device-specific rendering
  • Creating Multichannel Portal Applications using themes and skins
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Target Audience:

  • Web developers and designers
  • Java developers
  • IT professionals and architects
  • Anyone interested in learning WebSphere Portal development
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  • Basic knowledge of Java programming
  • Understanding of web development concepts and technologies
  • Familiarity with web application servers and deployment environments
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Benefits of the course:

  • Develop the skills needed to become a skilled WebSphere Portal developer
  • Advance your career in web development and IT
  • Gain an understanding of key portal development concepts and techniques
  • Learn from expert instructors with real-world experience
  • Flexible learning options to fit your schedule and learning style
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • There is no exam to pass this course.
  • However, to receive the course completion certificate, you must complete all the course modules and exercises.
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Certification path:

  • To become certified in WebSphere Portal development, you can take the IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal 8.5 exam.
  • This certification is not required to take the WebSphere Portal Developer Training course.
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Career options:

  • After completing the WebSphere Portal Developer Training course, you'll have the skills needed to pursue a career as a WebSphere Portal developer, web application developer, or IT professional in a variety of industries.

Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:

Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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WebSphere Portal Server is a software platform for building and managing web portals.

Basic knowledge of Java programming and web development concepts and technologies is recommended.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate upon finishing all course modules and exercises.

No, there is no exam to pass this course.

Familiarity with web application servers and deployment environments is recommended.

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