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Accelerate, Secure and Integrate with WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances V3.8.2


Price £2,850 before tax
Length: 5 Days
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In this 5-day instructor-led course, students learn the fundamental skills required to implement IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances with firmware version 3.8.2.

The IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances allow an enterprise to simplify, accelerate, and enhance the security capabilities of its Extensible Markup Language (XML) and web services deployments, and extend the capabilities of its service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.

Through a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands-on lab exercises, students learn how to implement the key use cases for the DataPower appliances, including XML acceleration and threat protection, web service virtualization, web services security, integrating with IBM WebSphere MQ and Java Message Service (JMS), and authentication, authorization, and auditing (AAA). Students also learn how to use various problem determination tools such as logs, monitors, and probes, as well as techniques for testing DataPower services and handling errors.

Hands-on exercises give students experience working directly with an IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance, focusing on skills such as creating XML firewalls, working with encryption and cryptographic objects, configuring service level monitoring, troubleshooting services, and handling errors.


•    Describe the key use cases and architectural scenarios for the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    Describe how WebSphere DataPower Appliances are configured, including the role of XSL Transformations (XSLT)
•    Configure an XML firewall to protect against a new class of XML-based threats
•    Create a Web Service Proxy to virtualize web service applications
•    Implement web services security
•    Create and configure cryptographic objects
•    Configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to and from WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    Configure a multi-protocol gateway (MPG) to handle multiple protocols for a single service
•    Configure a service level monitoring (SLM) policy to handle service processing violations
•    Enforce service level policies to manage traffic to and from WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
•    Configure support for IBM WebSphere MQ and Java Message Service (JMS)
•    Troubleshoot services using logs and probes
•    Handle errors in service policies


This course is designed for integration developers who configure service policies on IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances.


Students should be familiar with:
•    Security-based concepts and protocols
•    XML-related technologies, such as XML schema, XPath, and XSLT
•    Web service fundamentals and the Web Services Security specification


•    Course introduction
•    Introduction to DataPower SOA Appliances
•    DataPower administration overview
•    Exercise: Exercises setup
•    Introduction to XSL transformations
•    Exercise: Creating XSL transformations
•    DataPower services overview
•    Exercise: Creating a simple XML firewall
•    XML firewall service
•    Problem determination tools
•    Exercise: Creating an advanced XML firewall
•    Handling errors in a service policy
•    Exercise: Adding error handling to a service policy
•    DataPower cryptographic tools
•    Exercise: Creating cryptographic objects
•    Securing connections using SSL
•    Exercise: Securing connections using SSL
•    XML threat protection
•    Exercise: Protecting against XML threats
•    Web Service Proxy service
•    Exercise: Configuring a Web Service Proxy
•    XML and web services security overview
•    Exercise: web service encryption and digital signatures
•    Authentication, authorization, and auditing (AAA)
•    Exercise: web service authentication and authorization
•    Configuring LDAP using AAA
•    Exercise: Creating a AAA policy using LDAP
•    Multi-protocol gateway service
•    Exercise: Configuring a multi-protocol gateway service
•    Monitoring objects
•    Service level monitoring
•    Integration with WebSphere MQ
•    Exercise: Configuring a multi-protocol gateway service with WebSphere MQ
•    DataPower and Java Message Service (JMS)
•    DataPower architectural scenarios
•    Course summary
•    Appendix Unit A. Web application firewall service
•    Appendix Exercise A. Creating a firewall and HTTP proxy for a Web application
•    Appendix Exercise B. Configuring WebSphere JMS

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