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Home > Training > WebSphere Portal 7.0 > Managing WebSphere Portal Projects Training

Managing WebSphere Portal Projects Training

Course#: WA1572

This class is designed for the IT project managers who are responsible for delivering a WebSphere portal site. It teaches the development and administration activities surrounding a portal site in details. This will help the managers plan for the tasks to be performed and procure proper skills. The course will also help them create a well structured build and deployment process.

Audience
  IT managers.
 
Prerequisites
 

Basic understanding of web based application development project management.

 
Duration
  One Day

Outline of WA1572 Managing WebSphere Portal Projects Training

1. Introduction to the WebSphere Portal Server

 
  • Topics
  • What is a Portal
  • An Example of A WebSphere Portal Site
  • Benefits of Portal Sites
  • General Portal Architecture
  • The Major Components of Horizontal Portals
  • The Major Components of Horizontal Portals cont
  • WebSphere Portal Goals
  • WebSphere Portal Components
  • WebSphere Portal Components cont
  • WebSphere Portal Components cont
  • WebSphere Portal Accessibility
  • WebSphere Portal Packaging
  • WebSphere Portal Requirements
  • A Typical Network Architecture for WebSphere Portal
  • WebSphere Portal Server
  • WebSphere Portal Server Architecture
  • Portal Container
  • Portal Engine Architecture
  • Page Aggregation Modules
  • Portlet
  • WebSphere Portal Built-in Portlets
  • Portlet Application
  • Portlet Mode and State
  • WebSphere Portlet Content Publishing (WPCP)
  • Portal Document Manager (PDM)
  • Search Engine
  • WebSphere Portal Information
  • Summary
 

2. WebSphere Application Server Overview

 
  • Introduction
  • Application Server
  • Base vs. Network Deployment
  • Node
  • Cell
  • A Typical Cell
  • Configuration Repository
  • Administration Service
  • Cluster
  • Web Container
  • Web Request Processing
  • Plugin Configuration
  • Virtual Host
  • Managed Process
  • Basics
  • Key Possibilities
  • Coexistence Scenarios
  • Common Topologies
  • All in One
  • Vertical Scaling
  • Server Separation
  • Multi-tier
  • Horizontal Scaling
  • Web Server Horizontal Scaling
  • J2EE Modules
  • J2EE Application Assembly
  • Web Module
  • Configuring Web Applications
  • EJB Modules
  • Enterprise Application Modules
  • Installing an Enterprise Application
  • Relationship Between WAS and WPS
  • Relationship Between WAS and WPS
 

3. Key Development Activities

 
  • Development Activities
  • A Portal Site
  • The Portlet
  • The Portlet Class
  • The Hello World Portlet
  • JSP For View
  • Cooperative Portlets
  • Example Use Case
  • Customizing Look and Feel
  • Theme Basics
  • Theme at Work
  • Creating a Skin
  • Skins And Layouts
  • Remote Portlets
  • WSRP
  • WSRP Benefits
  • Personalization
  • Recommendation Engine
  • LikeMinds Recommendation Engine
  • Personalization Interface in Portal Server - Features
  • Portal Site Tools
  • Roles and Responsibilities
 

4. Key Administration Tasks

 
  • Administration Tasks
  • Installing WPS
  • WPS Components
  • Optional Component: Database
  • Optional Component: LDAP Server
  • Optional Component: HTTP Server
  • Installation Architectures
  • Development Environment
  • Functional Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Production Environment
  • Clustering Considerations
  • Clustering Basic Steps
  • Transfer Database
  • What are Virtual Portals?
  • Characteristics of virtual portals
  • Virtual Portals
  • Performance Tuning
  • Performance Tuning Methodology
  • Problem Determination
  • Steps to Follow
  • Installing a Portlet Web Module
  • Installing Themes/Skins
  • Page Creation and Navigation
  • Automating Tasks
  • Task Automation
  • Release Builder
  • Roles and Responsibilities
 

5. Key End User Activities

 
  • End User Activities
  • Portal and Users
  • Site Registration
  • LDAP and User Registry
  • Logging In
  • Using Portlets
  • Portlet Customization
  • Portlet States
  • Page Customization
  • Creating A New Page
  • Editing A Page Layout
  • Edited Page Layout
  • Credential Vault
  • Web Content Management
  • Using the WCM Tool
 

6. Planning A Portal Project

 
  • Functional Requirements
  • Aggregation
  • Single Sign On
  • Application Collaboration
  • WSRP Aggregation
  • Company Wide Information
  • Portal Types
  • Content Portals
  • Transaction Portals
  • Collaboration Portals
  • Resources To Develop
  • Custom Portlets
  • Web Content
  • Web Content Inventory
  • Custom Look and Feel
  • Legacy Integration
  • JCA Adapter
  • Web Services
  • Non-Functional Requirements
  • Availability and Performance
  • Portal Server Topology
  • Clustering Basics
  • Portal Servers and Web Servers
  • Number Of Servers
  • Roles and Skills
  • Roles and Skills
  • Time/Cost Estimation
  • Putnam Distribution Estimation
  • Function-Based Estimation
  • Integration Based Estimation
  • Iterative Approach
  • Day To Day Operations
 

7. Setting Up A Build and Deployment Process

 
  • Build And Deployment
  • Build vs. Deploy
  • Team Repository
  • Developer Testing
  • The Build Process
  • Build Tools
  • Test Environments
  • Defect Tracking
  • Performance Testing
  • Impact Analysis
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Production Ready?
  • Promoting to Production
  • Monitoring The Live System
  • Automated Monitoring
 

8. Portal Project Management Best Practices

 
  • Best Practices
  • Document Requirements
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Building and Deploying
  • Testing
  • Topology Design
  • Production Monitoring
  • Change Management
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