Pivotal Certified Core Spring 4.3 Training

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

Pivotal certified Core Spring 4.3 training course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

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Course Description


This course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

This course is a prerequisite for the Spring Professional certification exam. Completion of this training entitles students to receive one free Spring Professional certification exam attempt.


Upon completion of this course, participants will understand how implement the following:

  • Spring configuration using Java, Annotations and XML
  • Aspect oriented programming with Spring
  • Testing Spring applications
  • Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data
  • Using Spring for Transaction Management
  • Building Web Applications with Spring MVC
  • Spring Boot - introductory and advanced topics
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate
  • Spring Security
  • Microservices with Spring Cloud


  • Basic understanding of application development using Java
  • IDE (Eclipse or STS preferred); STS is used in the course

Course Curriculum

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  • Java configuration and the Spring application context
  • @Configuration and @Bean annotations
  • @Import: working with multiple configuration files
  • Launching a Spring Application and obtaining Beans
  • External properties & Property sources
  • Environment abstraction
  • Bean scope, bean profiles
  • Spring Expression Language (SpEL)
  • How it Works: Inheritance based proxies
  • Autowiring and component scanning
  • Java configuration versus annotations, mixing.
  • Lifecycle annotations: @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy
  • Stereotypes and meta-annotations
  • XML syntax, constructor & setter injection
  • Resource prefixes
  • Namespaces and best practices when using XML
  • XML profile selection
  • The init phase: available interceptors
  • The init phase: what is the difference between XML, annotations and Java configuration?
  • The use and destruction phases
  • Spring and Test Driven Development
  • @ContextConfiguration and @RunWith annotations
  • Application context caching and the @DirtiesContext annotation
  • Profile selection with @ActiveProfiles
  • Easy test data setup with @Sql
  • What problems does AOP solve?
  • Differences between Spring AOP and AspectJ
  • Defining pointcut expressions
  • Implementing an advice: @Around, @Before, @After
  • How Spring integrates with existing data access technologies
  • DataAccessException hierarchy
  • Implementing caching using @Cacheable
  • jdbc namespace and Spring‘s JdbcTemplate
  • @Transactional annotation
  • Transactions configuration: XML versus annotations
  • Isolation levels, transaction propagation and rollback rules
  • Transactions and integration testing
  • Should you use read-only transactions?
  • Quick introduction to ORM with JPA
  • Benefits of using Spring with JPA
  • JPA configuration in Spring
  • Spring Data JPA dynamic repositories
  • Configuring Spring in a Web application
  • Introduction to Spring MVC, required configuration
  • Controller method signatures
  • Views and ViewResolvers
  • Using @Controller and @RequestMapping annotations
  • Using Spring Boot to bypass most configuration
  • Simplified dependency management with starter POMs
  • Packaging options, JAR or WAR
  • Easily overriding Spring Boot defaults
  • Going beyond the default settings
  • Customizing Spring Boot configuration
  • Logging control
  • Configuration properties using YAML
  • Boot-driven testing
  • What problems does Spring Security solve?
  • Configuring authentication and intercepting URLs
  • The Spring Security tag library for JSPs
  • Security at the method level
  • Customizing the Spring Security filter chain
  • An introduction to the REST architectural style
  • Controlling HTTP response codes with @ResponseStatus
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestBody, @ResponseBody
  • Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and automatic content negotiation
  • Microservice Architectures
  • Challenges with cloud-native applications
  • Using Spring Cloud
  • Developing a simple microservice system


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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 participants with some prior exposure to the technology and are now looking to build up their 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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  2. Our dedicated team of expert training enablement advisors are available on email, phone and chat to assist you with your queries.
  3. All courseware, including session recordings, will always be available to access to you for future reference and rework.

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