Duration: 5 days
Time: 9am to 6pm

What Will Be Taught For This IBM Course?

This comprehensive course combines informative lectures and discussions with relevant activities and labs so that you can administer IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5. In the first part of the course, the focus is on installation and configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5. After installation, focus shifts to configuration and administration. Configuration includes the database that WebSphere Portal uses, federated user registries, and clustering for scalability and fault tolerance. In the second half of the course, you practice common day-to-day administration tasks on IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.5, including portlet installation, security configuration, and WebSphere Portal site management.

Learning Outcomes

Use the features, functions, and procedures of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 to achieve the following tasks:

  • Configure WebSphere Portal to use an IBM Tivoli Directory Server LDAP server
  • Create a Network Deployment cell that contains a single node cluster
  • Select the best topology for your organization’s needs
  • Turn on logging and tracing
  • Use XML Access to streamline management activities
  • Back up and restore data
  • Implement release management practices
  • Add portlets to pages by using the new drag and drop of the page builder
  • Deploy a new portlet
  • Manage access
  • Create and apply visibility rules
  • Work with syndication feeds
  • Integrate mashups
  • Configure search
  • Customize or brand the portal
  • Deploy a custom theme
  • Transfer the ready-to-use data from the Derby database to DB2 Universal Database
  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Installing WebSphere Portal
  • Module 3 - Configuring WebSphere Portal
  • Module 4 - LDAP and security for WebSphere Portal
  • Module 5 - Page management
  • Module 6 - Deploying portlets
  • Module 7 - WebSphere Portal security management
  • Module 8 - Attribute-based administration
  • Module 9 - WebSphere Portal search
  • Module 10 - Other administrative portlets
  • Module 11 - WebSphere Portal usage analysis
  • Module 12 - Virtual portlets and realms
  • Module 13 - XML access
  • Module 14 - Staging to production
  • Module 15 - Creating a cell
  • Module 16 - Federating a portal node into a cell
  • Module 17 - Managing portlets in WebSphere Portal clusters
  • Module 18 - Troubleshooting
  • Module 19 - Theme architecture
  • Module 20 - Production topologies
  • Module 21 - Production procedures

Who Should Attend This IBM Training?

This intermediate course is for experienced system administrators that are new to WebSphere Portal or need to refresh WebSphere Portal administration skills. They are responsible for installing and configuring WebSphere Portal and its day-to-day management.


  • Understanding the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Experience with the WebSphere Application Server and JVM environments
  • Database administration experience
  • Network security experience
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Course Fee $5,500 $5,885

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