IBM WebSphere Portal and WCM 8.5 Fundamentals

This course introduces new and experienced users to the powerful technologies and underlying advancements in the most popular enterprise portal product in the industry.
Course info
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(34)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 5, 2015
Duration
4h 25m
Table of contents
Why Use WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management?
WebSphere Portal 8.5 Fundamentals
WebSphere Portal Development Frameworks
WebSphere Web Content Management 8.5 Fundamentals
Installing WebSphere Portal and WCM 8.5 and Administration Basics
WebSphere Portal 8.5 Management Foundations
Web Content Management Foundations
Description
Course info
Rating
(34)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 5, 2015
Duration
4h 25m
Description

This course introduces students to the foundations of WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management 8.5. It covers the fundamental development frameworks and features, and walks through a full Development environment installation. By understanding the features, benefits, and workarounds, students gain a complete understanding and learn how to grow from a novice to an Enterprise Portal and WCM architect.

About the author
About the author

Sal Pece is a Lead WebSphere Portal Architect and Developer with over 13 years of total IT experience in analysis, design, development, deployment, testing, documentation, implementation/maintenance of enterprise software.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Web Content Management Foundations
Welcome to the Web Content Management Foundations module. We'll be taking a deeper dive into the common administration tasks that you'll likely be performing with WCM. I couldn't be happier that Portal and WCM are now married. They remind me of the typical loving couple. Together they complement each other well. You now have the unique opportunity to excel past other people in the industry when you can list both WebSphere Portal and WCM knowledge on your resume. Too few have still only worked with WebSphere Portal. Remember, now that they are so well integrated, they in essence complete each other's sentences. You can't have one without the other, so you're better off accepting this fact and inviting both to the party. When we start a discussion on WCM, we really need to chat about WCM libraries. Your day-to-day operations will involve one or possible more of these libraries. Now, some of the common tasks depend on the state of your environments. For example, when you start up, you'll likely be creating a number of different libraries. Once you have these foundations in place, you'll gain confidence in your abilities. But, some of the exercises that you perform on these libraries could involve locking sources. So, you'll have to learn how to quickly correct your mistakes. But don't worry, that's part of the learning process. Now, depending on your organization, you could be tasked with implementing simple or complex security designs. Start small and work your way up. Occasionally, something could go wrong. You'll have to restore the WCM library to the previous state. This could be accomplished using labelling or WCM versioning, which we'll talk about later on. Be well aware that there can be performance impacts on Portal when certain tasks are running. For instance, importing the entire library during peak user access probably won't be the best idea.