Pivotal Certified Developing Applications With Cloud Foundary Training

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

This hands-on course provides students with the concepts and hands-on experience needed to work with and deploy applications

Instructed by SPRINGPEOPLE

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Course Description




At the end of the training, you should have an understanding of the following:

  • Understand the differences between Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service
  • Describe Cloud Foundry, Pivotal CF, and Pivotal Web Services – their similarities and differences.
  • Explain organizations, spaces, users, roles, domains, routes, services (managed, user-defined), manifests, buildpacks, applications and droplets.
  • Identify Cloud Foundry components: Router, Cloud Controller, Health Manager, Loggregator, Cells and DEAs
  • Deploy pre-existing applications to cloud foundry, obtain logs, debug deployment issues, scale, start, stop, bind to services.
  • Use the command-line interface, Eclipse plugin, and Apps Manager to work with Pivotal CF
  • Understand the impact of the cloud environment on application architecture Perform zero-downtime deployments
  • Understand the role of services in Cloud Foundry, gain experience using one or more examples Understand the purpose of buildpacks, gain experience specifying buildpacks and making small modifications.
  • Understand and gain experience with 3rd party log management, Application Performance Monitoring, and Continuous Delivery tools that integrate with Cloud Foundry.
  • Use Spring Cloud to provide an abstraction between a Java/Spring application and the cloud environment in which it runs.
  • See how to use Spring Cloud and the Spring Netflix components to build Microservices


Understanding of application development and deployment. Java/Spring developers will find the most benefit from this course. Ruby/Rails and Node. js developers will find most content relevant and useful. Developers experienced in other languages may find portions of this course challenging.

Course Curriculum

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  • Understanding IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Understanding the Open nature of Cloud Foundry
  • The Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • App Centric platform
  • Pivotal CF and Pivotal Web Services
  • A guide to the documentation
  • Using the CLI - login, target, push, apps, logs, scale, start, stop, restart, restage, un/map-route
  • Understanding the Cloud Foundry URLs
  • Understanding app names, hosts, domains, and routes
  • The Apps Manager
  • The push process: first look
  • Complete coverage of Cloud Foundry concepts: applications, buildpacks, manifests, organizations, spaces, users, roles, domains, routes, services
  • Usage of the Eclipse plugin to push, scale, obtain logs, map/unmap routes, start, stop, restart
  • Understanding practical CF usage such obtaining logs, recent logs, CF_TRACE, events, debugging options, troubleshooting techniques
  • Understanding Loggregator: sources and sinks, log types
  • Understanding direct file access and its limitations
  • Using SSH to access containers
  • Simplifying the push process using manifests
  • Understanding how staging works
  • Simplifying the push process using manifests
  • Controlling application behavior via environment variables
  • Understanding how scaling works
  • Embracing the services abstraction
  • Understanding Managed, User-defined, and Custom services
  • Tour of the Pivotal CF services
  • Understanding PWS services and App Direct
  • Understanding service instance provisioning
  • Behind the scenes: The Service Broker API
  • Listing marketplace services, finding existing instances, creating new instances, binding instances to apps
  • Accessing bound service information via VCAP_SERVICES, 3rd party libraries, and Spring Cloud
  • Understanding how buildpacks create language / framework openness
  • The push process: a deeper look
  • Built-in vs custom buildpacks. Buildpack compatibility
  • Specifying buildpacks
  • Understanding Buildpack structure
  • A close look at the Java buildpack: container detection, framework detection, logged output
  • Configuring the Java buildpack: runtime/container/framework version selection, resource configuration
  • Extending the Java buildpack: supporting other runtimes/containers/frameworks
  • Debugging the Java buildpack
  • Understanding the importance of 3rd Party Log Management services and how to route application logs to them
  • Gain insight into running applications by binding to Application Performance Monitoring tools.
  • Learn how to automatically respond to changing load conditions using Pivotal Autoscaling
  • Deployment techniques: Blue/Green deployment, Canary deployment
  • Understanding Cloud Foundry components such as the Router, Cloud Controller, Cells and DEAs, Containers, Service Brokers
  • Appreciating the differences between the original DEA architecture and the newer Diego runtime
  • Overview of BOSH
  • The Four levels of High Availability provided by Cloud Foundry
  • Understanding how the Converger or Health Manager ensure correct instance count.
  • Learn how to establish a simple Continuous Delivery chain using a 3rd party tool
  • Understanding the 12-Factor Application
  • Cloud Foundry design considerations: routing, load-balancing, session usage, avoiding local file access, inbound port restrictions
  • Examining how to make use of Spring IO, Spring Boot, Spring Data, and Spring Cloud
  • Taking advantage of Profiles when running Spring applications
  • Understanding the impact of statefulness on a cloud-based application and how to mitigate it.
  • Embracing environment variables for configuration
  • Understanding the ephemeral nature of the local file system
  • Understanding Auto-configuration
  • Using Spring Cloud for service binding
  • Management options using JMX over HTTP
  • Local vs Cloud deployment
  • What is a Microservice?
  • The Pros, cons and challenges
  • Refactoring an existing application
  • Using Spring Cloud and the Spring Netfix components such as Eureka, Ribbon and Hystrix


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Our certification courses are fully aligned to these high-profile certification exams; at the end of the course, participants will have detailed knowledge, be eligible and be fully ready take up these certification exams and pass with flying colours.



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This class is intended for pariticipants without any previous knowledge of the technology and will cover fundamentals, building through to full hands-on expertise on the topic.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit of the related certification exam (see course overview). All participants receive a course completion certificate, demonstrating their expertise on the subject.

Total duration of the online, live instructor led sessions. Sessions are typically delivered as short lectures (2-hrs weekdays/3-hrs weekends) and detailed hands-on guidance.

Expected offline lab work hours that participants will need to complete and submit to the trainer, during and after the instructor-led online sessions.

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  3. All courseware, including session recordings, will always be available to access to you for future reference and rework.

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