Core Spring

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

Master Spring configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and Spring Cloud to be an expert in creating enterprise-ready microservices applications.

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Course Description


Master aspect oriented programming on the Spring framework and create enterprise ready applications with this official Pivotal training. This course serves as a prerequisite for the Spring Professional certification exam. 

Learn to build, test and deploy Spring applications on our cloudlabs as you learn with our certified expert. Gain practical working knowledge on Spring configuration, JVA, Spring Boot, Spring MVC and Spring Cloud. Learn to build web applications with Spring MVC and implement REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate

Be the Core Spring expert your organization needs and be Spring ready to create enterprise applications. 




By the end of Core Spring training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Spring framework ecosystem
  • Configure Spring using Java, Annotations and XML
  • Programming with Spring
  • Test Spring applications
  • Explore Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data
  • Use Spring for Transaction Management
  • Build Web Applications with Spring MVC
  • Understand Spring Boot (Introductory and Advanced topics)
  • Understand REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate
  • UndestandSpring Security
  • Understand Microservices with Spring Cloud
  • Build, test and deploy enterprise applications on Spring


  • Classroom Training: 4 Days 
  • Live Online Training: 24 Hours

Suggested Audience

  • Application developers and architects who aspire to develop enterprise applications on the Java platform using the Spring framework.



  • Suggested: Basic exposure to application development using Java and an IDE 

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 selectio
  • 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, @Afte
  • 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 chai
  • 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 negotiatio
  • Microservice Architectures
  • Challenges with cloud-native applications
  • Using Spring Cloud
  • Developing a simple microservice system


SpringPeople works with top industry experts to identify the leading certification bodies on different technologies - which are well respected in the industry and globally accepted as clear evidence of a professional’s “proven” expertise in the technology. As such, these certification are a high value-add to the CVs and can give a massive boost to professionals in their career/professional growth.

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.


This course is aligned to and a recommended prerequisite for the Spring Professional Certification. 

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Exam Requirements

It is recommended to complete the Core Spring training combined with hands-on experience to gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass the exam

Exam Format

  • Type - Proctored and Mulitple Choice
  • Duration - 90 Minutes
  • Number of Questions - 50
  • Passing Score - 75% 

Purchasing the Certification Exam entitles you to one proctored exam attempt with a Pivotal-authorized testing center. You will receive exam scheduling and registration instructions via email after your purchase. 

Your exam must be scheduled and taken within 90 days of your exam purchase or your exam attempt will be forfeited.

Upon successful completion of exam, you will receive an electronic certificate and Pivotal does not provide hard copies of certificates.


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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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