Duration: 45 days

Online  Fee: 30,000

Classroom Fee: 12,000

Websphere Product Family Overview


  • Websphere Application server overview and architecture.
  • Need of Application Server and its components.
  • Differences between Versions 7.0, 8.0 & 8.5.
  • Product Packaging-Base, Express and ND.
  • Introduction to Profiles.
  • Standalone and ND Architecture.
  • WAS versions, Webserver and its Versions
  • Load Balancer and its uses.
  • Websphere Products and its versions.

WAS Installation and Un Installation


  • H/W and S/W prerequisites.
  • Installation using silent, graphical mode in LINUX and WINDOWS.
  • Installation verification.
  • Creating Profiles using GUI, Silent and Command Mode.
  • Enhancements in V7.0, V8.0 & 8.5.
  • WAS directory structure, and Backup.
  • Uninstall the WAS, Http Server and Plugin.
  • Differences in WAS 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5.

Administrative Console


  • Starting Admin Console (AC) and Console areas, preferences and Filters.
  • AC navigation tree.
  • AC Login, Help, Navigation tree.
  • Adding and Removing new objects, Starting and stopping the server instances.
  • Backup and restore the configuration.
  • Administrative Commands. Managing Generic servers, node groups and core groups.
  • Administrative console in a cell topology.

Federation and Synchronization


  • Need of Federation and Federation of nodes to DMGR.
  • Types of Federation, Advantages of ND architecture over standalone.
  • Synchronization concept and types.
  • Commands to Start/Stop/Sync nodes.
  • Understanding the concepts of Node, Node agent, and Cell.
  • Managed and Unmanaged Nodes.

Application Deployment


  • EAR, WAR, JAR, RAR – Install and uninstall.
  • Application configuration, Managing application, starting & stopping an application
  • Types of deployment (update,hot,wasdmin).
  • Application configuration options.
  • Identifying context root and forming URL.
  • Accessing the application from browser.
  • Concept of Virtual host and types.
  • Advanced options in WAS 8.0 and WAS 8.5.
  • Business level applications and Deployment descriptor types.

Webserver and Plugin


  • Installing and uninstalling Webserver, start and stop the Webserver in different ways.
  • Various Configuration files in IHS
  • Introduction to Plugin
  • Managed and Unmanaged Webservers.
  • Generate and propagate plugin
  • Configuring IHS to Websphere.
  • Dynamic application reloads.
  • Other Webservers – iPlanet, MS –IIS.
  • Various Webserver logfiles.
  • Managing Webserver plugin properties.

Clustering and High Availability


  • Concepts of cluster and types, Horizontal & Vertical Clustering.
  • Creating cluster and adding members.
  • Work Load Management (WLM).
  • Install an application in cluster, and Session affinity & persistence.
  • Replication Domains, Failover
  • Configuring Virtual hosts and host aliases.
  • Distributed server Configuration, and High availability overview.
  • Backup cluster and request routing.



  • JDBC configuration.
  • Creating JDBC provider.
  • Creating a data source.
  • Connecting an application to DB.
  • JNDI details and overview.
  • Class loaders in JNDI, creating J2C authentication alias.

Websphere Messaging


  • Introduction of messaging, Configuration of queues, topics, SIB, Message engine,.
  • Connection factories, topics and destinations.
  • SIB.
  • Adding BUS members.
  • Creating messaging engine, and introduction to Websphere MQ.
  • Distributed Queuing Mechanism.



  • Security Overview, Authentication and Authorization, Registries
  • Configuring global security.
  • LDAP types and configuration.
  • Enabling SSL at Application and Webserver level.
  • Creating SD and AAG and Other User registries.
  • Certificates and key management.
  • Creating the users and groups and assigning a role.
  • Java2, J2EE and CSIV2 securities.
  • Difference B/W signer and personal certificates and ordering the certificates from CA. Keystore and Truststore files.
  • Bus security

Performance Monitoring and Performance Tuning


  • Monitor application server performance.
  • Need for Performance tuning & TPV – Viewer, Interfaces and Modules.
  • Enabling PMI, data collection.
  • Configuring external monitoring tools.
  • Various performance issues in real time.
  • Performance Advisors, and WAS Dynamic Cache.

Problem Determination


  • Different log files, Server logs, HTTP server logs and Plugin logs
  • Configuring Log files and setting log levels.
  • Understanding error codes and logfiles.
  • Enable and Disable TRACE.
  • Generating IBM Heap dump and Thread Dump and JAVA core.
  • Hung thread detection.
  • Overview on Heap and Thread Dump Analyzer.
  • Connection Pool Properties, Increasing the threads and Heap memory .
  • Opening PMR.

Introduction to Linux and WAS Installation in Linux


  • WAS on different O/S.
  • Mostly used LINUX commands.
  • Linux Installation and Challenges.
  • Overview of Other flavours of UNIX.

WS Admin and Scripting


  • Invoking wsadmin.
  • wsadmin objects (AdminControl, AdminConfig, AdminTask, Help).
  • wsadmin Vs Admin console.
  • Examples of real time scripts used in production.

Migration and Patching


  • Applying fixes, IBM fix pack central.
  • Migration of WAS V7.0 to V8.0 & V8.5 and Migration Wizard in Websphere.

Real Time Project and R/T Production Tickets Examples Demonstrate all the issues that frequently occur in the production.

Demonstrate the change management, and examples of changes to WAS configuration in Production.

Overview on Various Other Tools Used


  • Siteminder overview and configuration.IN REAL TIME
  • WILY Introscope.
  • Control-M and Autosys Schedulers.
  • Various Change Management tools.
  • Various ticketing tools
  • Putty, Putty CM, Winscp.
  • Day to day real time issue in production.
  • Examples of configuration changes in Production and Non-Production Environments.

Interview Questions and Telephonic Interview Assistance


  • FAQs on day to day topics.
  • Weekly Mock interviews.
  • Certification Assistance for V7. And V8.0.
  • Resume Preparation and telephonic interview assistance