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Exploring new features of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 Aministration on Linux

Code: WPL90
Language: English
Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: 2.0 Days
Delivery Type: Classroom (Hands-on labs)
Course Type: Public or Private on-site
Public Price: USD $14,00.00 plus tax


This in-depth, two-day instructor-led course introduces existing WebSphere Portal administrators to the new features in WebSphere Portal 6.1.5 and 8.0 and provides hands-on labs that will allow you to explore the new features. You will learn about how these enhancements affect administration of the WebSphere Portal platform. This course is designed for WebSphere portal administrators experienced with administration interfaces such as portlets, XML access, scripting, WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console, and so forth.This the Linux version of the course Exploring new features of IBM Websphere Portal 8.0 Administration on Windows (WPL80).


The target audience for this intermediate course is administrators that currently manage WebSphere Portal 6.1 or later.


You should:

  • Complete the following WebSphere Portal courses or have equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience:
    • IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Administration 1 and 2 (WP731)

You should be familiar with WebSphere Portal administration interfaces, including WPscript, XML access, and WebSphere Application Administrative Console.


Skills taught:

  • Differentiate between installation options
  • Understand the migration process
  • Configure portal light mode
  • Setup a wiki and blog
  • Configure tagging and rating
  • Use a desktop editor to edit static content (WebDAV)
  • Use a desktop editor to change page metadata and globalization information
  • Analyze portal usage and user behavior
  • Configure a proxy environment for feed syndication
  • Configure a user’s ability to customize the portlet window title
  • Enable display of SSL-secured features
  • Configure global cookies for feeds
  • Add an iWidget to a page
  • Impersonate a portal user
  • Use ISA-lite to collect logs before contacting support
  • Enable verbose garbage collections
  • Locate the unified task list collateral on the WebSphere Portal Solutions Catalog

Course outline:

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Installation Review
    • Lesson 3: Migration
    • Lesson 4: Portal light mode
    • Lesson 5: Authentication
    • Lesson 6: Wikis and Blogs
    • Lesson 7: Tagging and Rating
    • Lesson 8: WebDAV
    • Lesson 9: Portal Usage Analysis
    • Lesson 10: Feed Syndication Portlet
    • Lesson 11: Mashup Integration
    • Lesson 12: Troubleshooting the Portal
    • Lesson 13: Integration planning


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