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Spring: Core Training

  • Tuition USD $3,700 GSA  $2,529.97
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_outline 2040 Ratings
  • Course Code SP-CORE
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This 4-day course offers hands-on experience with the major features of Spring and Spring Boot, which includes configuration, data access, REST, AOP, auto-configuration, actuator, security, and Spring testing framework to build enterprise and microservices applications. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise and cloud-ready applications.

  • This course prepares students for the Spring Professional certification exam.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Spring configuration using Java Configuration and Annotations
  • Aspect oriented programming with Spring
  • Testing Spring applications using JUnit 5
  • Spring Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data
  • Spring Transaction Management
  • Simplifying application development with Spring Boot
  • Spring Boot auto-configuration, starters and properties
  • Build a simple REST application using Spring Boot, embedded Web Server and fat JARs or classic WARs
  • Implementing REST client applications using RestTemplate and WebClient
  • Spring Security
  • Enable and extend metrics and monitoring capabilities using Spring Boot actuator
  • Utilize Spring Boot enhancements to testing

Who Can Benefit

Application developers who want to increase their understanding of Spring and Spring Boot with hands-on experience and a focus on fundamentals.

Prerequisites

Some developer experience using Java, an IDE (Eclipse, STS or IntelliJ) and build tools such as Maven or Gradle.

Course Details

Outline

Introduction to Spring

  • Java configuration and the Spring application context
  • @Configuration and @Bean annotations
  • @Import: working with multiple configuration files
  • Defining bean scopes
  • Launching a Spring Application and obtaining Beans

Spring JAVA Configuration: A Deeper Look

  • External properties & Property sources
  • Environment abstraction
  • Using bean profiles
  • Spring Expression Language (SpEL)

Annotation-based Dependency Injection

  • Component scanning
  • Autowiring using @Autowired
  • Java configuration versus annotations, mixing.
  • Lifecycle annotations: @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy
  • Stereotypes and meta-annotations

Factory Pattern in Spring

  • Using Spring FactoryBeans

Advanced Spring: How Does Spring Work Internally?

  • The Spring Bean Lifecycle
  • The BeanFactoryPostProcessor interception point
  • The BeanPostProcessor interception point
  • Spring Bean Proxies
  • @Bean method return types

Aspect-oriented programming

  • What problems does AOP solve?
  • Defining pointcut expressions
  • Implementing various types of advice

Testing a Spring-based Application

  • Spring and Test-Driven Development
  • Spring 5 integration testing with JUnit 5
  • Application context caching and the @DirtiesContext annotation
  • Profile selection with @ActiveProfiles
  • Easy test data setup with @Sql

Data Access and JDBC with Spring

  • How Spring integrates with existing data access technologies
  • DataAccessException hierarchy
  • Spring‘s JdbcTemplate

Database Transactions with Spring

  • Transactions overview
  • Transaction management with Spring
  • Transaction propagation and rollback rules
  • Transactions and integration testing

Spring Boot Introduction

  • Introduction to Spring Boot Features
  • Value Proposition of Spring Boot
  • Creating a simple Boot application using Spring Initializer website

Spring Boot Dependencies, Auto-configuration, and Runtime

  • Dependency management using Spring Boot starters
  • How auto-configuration works
  • Configuration properties
  • Overriding auto-configuration
  • Using CommandLineRunner

JPA with Spring and Spring Data

  • Quick introduction to ORM with JPA
  • Benefits of using Spring with JPA
  • JPA configuration in Spring
  • Configuring Spring JPA using Spring Boot
  • Spring Data JPA dynamic repositories

Spring MVC Architecture and Overview

  • Introduction to Spring MVC and request processing
  • Controller method signatures
  • Using @Controller, @RestController and @GetMapping annotations
  • Configuring Spring MVC with Spring Boot
  • Spring Boot packaging options, JAR or WAR

Rest with Spring MVC

  • An introduction to the REST architectural style
  • Controlling HTTP response codes with @ResponseStatus
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestMapping, @RequestBody and @ResponseBody
  • Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and automatic content negotiation

Spring Security

  • What problems does Spring Security solve?
  • Configuring authentication
  • Implementing authorization by intercepting URLs
  • Authorization at the Java method level
  • Understanding the Spring Security filter chain
  • Spring security testing

Actuators, Metrics and Health Indicators

  • Exposing Spring Boot Actuator endpoints
  • Custom Metrics
  • Health Indicators
  • Creating custom Health Indicators
  • External monitoring systems

Spring Boot Testing Enhancements

  • Spring Boot testing overview
  • Integration testing using @SpringBootTest
  • Web slice testing with MockMvc framework
  • Slices to test different layers of the application

Spring Security Oauth (Optional Topic)

  • OAuth 2 Overview
  • Implementing OAuth 2 using Spring Security OAuth

Reactive Applications with Spring (Optional Topic)

  • Overview of Reactive Programming concepts
  • Reactive Programming support in Spring
  • Using Spring’s reactive WebClient

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Joel is extremely knowledgeable of Spring and Java. He made the complex simple and answered all questions professionally. A+++

Ken was great and very knowledgeable on all the topics discussed, as well as any topics brought up whether they were directly related or not. The course was great, and he was able to captivate the class rooms attention throughout the entire course. I would definitely be interested in someday taking some of his other courses.

The instructor Joel did a remarkable job. He is a crystal clear in his communication and very passionate teaching this course. I enjoyed and was attentive for all four days. I was engaged and did not lose interest.

Ken Krueger is a good instructor. He provides many insights into difficult problems one might face when working with Spring in real projects.

the instructor really went beyond what was asked, providing additional material, always staying late, offering help with problems and researching answers to very specififc questions

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