WebSphere Message Broker V7 Developer Workshop Training

Course #:WA1964

WebSphere Message Broker V7 Developer Workshop Training

This 5 day hands-on workshop is intended to provide experienced development staff an opportunity to learn the IBM WebSphere Message Broker V7.0.0.2. Extensive hands-on labs enable the student to reinforce lecture topics. The hands-on portions will use a Windows platform using the Eclipse-based Message Broker Toolkit.

This course teaches how to integrate business and applications following the Service oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and WebSphere Message Broker

The course introduces how to design and write message flows. Due to the vast coverage of function in WebSphere Message Broker V7, not all available functions will be covered. The course is intended to provide developers with a sound foundation for developing in the WebSphere Message Broker environment.

Transport protocols, such as JMS, Web Service and MQ are discussed.


This course assumes basic knowledge of XML and messaging. As a result, some knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPath and MQ is assumed. Knowledge of Java is also an advantage.


5 Days




Outline of WebSphere Message Broker V7 Developer Workshop Training


Unit 1 – Introduction to Message Broker Concepts

  • Explain need for business integration and transformation
  • List and explain the functions of the primary components of WMB V7.0.0.2

Unit 2 – Design and Setup Considerations

  • Briefly review roles and responsibilities WMB components
  • Discuss set up WMB development environment

EXERCISE 1: Setting up the development domain

Unit 3 – Introduction to the Message Broker Toolkit

  • Demonstrate the Message Brokers Toolkit
  • Explain the components of Toolkit
  • Demonstrate steps to create/test message flow using the Toolkit
  • Review the IBM primitives
  • Discuss components of WMB messages

EXERCISE 1 continued: Building and testing a message flow

Unit 4 – Problem Determination

  • Explain message flow behaviors
  • Describe the different debugging techniques

EXERCISE 2: Working with problem determination tools (Trace nodes, User Trace, Integrated Test Client, Debugger, Error Logs, The ExceptionList tree)

DAY 2                       

Unit 5 – Working with Message Broker Nodes

  • List WMB message parts and parsing
  • Discuss coding basic ESQL statements
  • Demonstrate using supplied nodes and describe use of most common ones
  • Explain working with databases

EXERCISE 3: Manipulating a message using ESQL

EXERCISE 4: Working with databases and subflows

EXERCISE 4A – Using the DatabaseRetrieve node

EXERCISE 5: Updating a database using ESQL

Unit 5 – Part 2 - Developing with Performance in Mind

  • Explain reference variables to process message trees
  • Discuss shared variables
  • Describe user-defined variables
  • Consider version control implementation
  • Review advantages of using Environment tree

EXERCISE 6 – Implementing reference variables in ESQL

EXERCISE 6A – Caching a database table to improve performance

EXERCISE 6B – Using the Environment tree

DAY 3                       

Unit 6 – Working with Message Broker Nodes

  • Describe request/reply using Aggregation
  • Consider obtaining information from different sources – Collector Nodes
  • Explain use of MQGET node to process replies

EXERCISE 7: Sending requests and obtaining replies in a single message flow

EXERCIES 7A: Using the Collector node to process messages from different sources

 Unit 7 – Message Modeling and Mapping  

  • Explain storing message layouts in the Toolkit
  • Describe implementation of message models
  • Demonstrate import/use of C, XML and Cobol structures in the Toolkit

EXERCISE 8: Creating and working with a Message Set

EXERCISE 8A – Importing message definitions

Day 4                        

Unit 8 – Using Java in the Message broker    

  • Consider the JavaCompute node
  • Discuss using XPATH to work with message structures
  • Explain JMS usage

EXERCISE 9:  Implementing  JavaCompute in a message flow

EXERCISE 9A: Converting a JMS message to native MQ

Lesson 9 – Routing data through message flows 

  • Discuss Route, RouteToLabel, Label and DatabaseRoute nodes

EXERCISE 10:  Working with routing techniques.

Lesson 10 – Using SOAP and HTTP nodes  

  • Describe Web Service support for message broker
  • Discuss using the HTTP Nodes
  • Explain using SOAP nodes

EXERCISE 11 – Implementing a SOAP message flow

Day 5  

Lesson 11 – Additional input and output options

  • Describe Timer nodes
  • Explain File nodes
  • Discuss Email  nodes

EXERCISE 12 – Implementing a time based flow

EXERCISE 12A – Working with files in a message flow

Lesson 12 – Working with Patterns

  • Using supplied patterns
  • Creating patterns for reuse
  • Sharing patterns

EXERCISE 13 – Implementing a supplied pattern

EXERCISE 13A – Creating a pattern

Lesson 13 – Publish/Subscribe updates  (OPTIONAL)

  • Explore Pub/Sub uses
  • List steps to implement a WMB V7 pub/sub flow
  • Explain using filters for publish/subscribe

EXERCISE 14 – Implementing content filtering

Lesson 14 – Implementing Nodes and Parsers (OPTIONAL)

  • Describe requirements for custom nodes/plugins.
  • List necessary steps to implement custom nodes or parsers.
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