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Industry Standard WebSphere and Rational Courses WebSphere and Rational Training Technology Exchange Websites
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SOA: Service Oriented Architecture and Infrastructure Decisions

IBM WebSphere Software

IBM's WebSphere web server and Rational development platform has emerged as the software of choice for a high percentage of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, and healthcare providers. WAS: WebSphere Application Server is a J2EE compliant platform for assembling, deploying, and managing applications that are part of an SOA environment. It is the foundation of the IBM WebSphere software platform. WAS provides a consistent end-to-end architecture and programming model. There are multiple products targeting different markets; the base commonality provides for simplified management and operational flexibility.


IBM web applications infrastructure family offers a stable roadmap with incremental enhancements that build on a longstanding and well established portfolio of applications. IBM commercial WAS software is built on the same code base and have a shared architecture. Applications originally written for and deployed on a WAS Express for Windows server can be moved without any coding changes to any other WAS server, including WAS for z/OS. This also contributes to easier administration and improved developer productivity.

The WAS Job Manager provides flexible administration. Administrative jobs can be submitted asynchronously for application servers registered as administrative agents of the deployment manager. Jobs also can be submitted to one or more servers, including geographically dispersed servers. The administrative job manager can queue jobs directed at the standalone application server nodes - WAS Base or clustered domains - WAS ND. IBM has an association with the Apache Geronimo open source project and WAS CE is entry level freeware which includes Apache Tomcat plus other services such as security, EJB, messaging, and web services support. There is an upgrade path to IBMís commercial WebSphere software product line.

The major competition in the web server market is Oracle Corporation's: WLS: WebLogic Application Server and OAS: Oracle Application Server. The SPECjAppServer2010 client/server benchmark has been used for measuring the performance of J2EE applications and each of the components that make up an application environment. Java Operations per Second and Java Operations per Second per Processor Cores are statistics used in assessing web server performance; the findings were that the IBM WebSphere provided the best overall performance. SYS-ED continues to review benchmarks in a variety of hardware and hybrid software environments.

Modernizing Legacy Application Infrastructures

Service oriented architecture incorporates an established set of practices which is becoming increasingly mainstream. IBM has applied a comprehensive approach to implementing a SOA application-based middleware frameworks and reusable SOA architecture.

In order to plan for, design, implement, and monitor IBMís SOA guidelines, organizational enterprise is requiring that information technology training be held accountable for delivering increased operational services, better use of resources, and return on investment.

  • Infrastructure flexibility through better integration between back end systems.

  • Using SOA infrastructure to link information from multiple sources.

  • Reducing duplication and lowering software license costs.

  • Repurposing applications to reduce development costs.

  • Simplifying data sharing and information.

  • Evaluating data from siloed systems.

  • Business process and data management and modifying web-based services.

SYS-ED continues to evaluate IBM, Oracle, and third party white papers on application modernization and compare those findings with CETi Technology Partner consultancy assignments.

Web 2.0, IBM Mobile Toolkit, and Mobile Devices

Increasingly, organizations' which have employees with mobile devices are being challenged to provide access to the information technology network. The Web 2.0 Toolkit provides developers with ready-to-use components for extending service oriented architecture by connecting web services, SOA services, and Java Enterprise Edition objects into interactive desktop-web and mobile web user interfaces. Applications developed for desktop browsers can be adapted and deployed to smartphones and tablets computing devices.

Google Android smartphones 1 along with Apple iPhones are the leaders in market share. IBM collaborative software can be used to provide e-mail communication, access web content, and Web 2.0 capabilities on the open source Android platform.

IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator software for IBM WebSphere extends access to portal and data services for Android devices: 1- Personalized content, applications, and services. 2- Samples and tools for mobile application development. 3- Adapt content to the Android platform with the IBM Multi Channel Server portlet filter. IBM WebSphere MQ Everyplace Version 2.0 connects mobile and wireless applications with the enterprise using secure and dependable application messaging.

In the first quarter of 2012, IBM Corporation acquired Green Hat, a software testing and quality assurance company. This is part of the IBM strategy to provide clients with the capability to develop mobile applications, manage the mobile app life cycle, and integrate the applications with IBM WebSphere MQ middleware and Rational software.

SYS-ED Approach to WebSphere Training

SYS-EDís WebSphere and Rational curriculum incorporates the first generation and longstanding experience of SYS-ED staff with IBM software. Our system consultant instructors developed applications and taught courses with IBM's predecessor software to WebSphere: VisualAge and WSAD. VisualAge did not deliver on what IBM promised; WASD was a significant improvement. A standard component of the SYS-ED training service is to configure a prototype environment which affords a client the opportunity to assess a variety of server configurations and the trade-offs associated with an implementation.

SYS-ED's longstanding experience with IBM IMS, CICS Transaction Server and VSAM system software provides us with a privileged perspective from which to demonstrate and teach platform migration. Members of our staff are recognized experts on DB2 and WebSphere MQ. It is standard policy for SYS-ED to tailor our WebSphere and Rational training programs to include project specifications and client-specific exercises. We refer to this premium training service as educational consultancy.

Java Enterprise Application Development Java Lightweight Frameworks
J2EE Connector Architecture WebSphere MQ Middleware

Google Android Courses Specialized Android Mobile Training

The WebSphere and Rational courseware used in SYS-ED training services is highly respected. The content incorporates an examination of the web server architecture with program logic and sample programs which have been validated on consultancy assignments. Given the strategic importance of WebSphere MQ middleware with non-IBM commercial and open source software, reference material which demonstrates and explains is fundamental to an effective training experience.

Courses are available in a classroom, distance-learning medium, or client presentation system delivery medium. Upon completion of a course, students are welcome to submit WebSphere and Rational questions from back on the job.


Oracle Training Services

Information Technology in Transition
Information Technology Infrastructure - Open Source Software Alternative

Open Source Software
Cross Platform Expertise and Experienced Staff

Longstanding Consultancy Experience
in Information Technology
Delivery Medium and Private Courses - Alternative to Source Software Companies

Alternative to the Information Training
Offered by the Software Companies
Technology Updates
IBM Mainframe Software Environment
CICS Transaction Server COBOL Language DB2 Relational Database
IBM Tools IMS - Hierarchical Database Programming Languages
Rational Developer for System z WebSphere Server WebSphere MQ
Open Source Software and Mobile Devices
Apple - Mac Lion OS to iPad Emulation Google Android Operating System Google Chrome Web Browser
Google Chrome Operating System HTML5 Java Language
Mobile Databases Smartphones and Mobile Devices XML Platform
Learning Paths
Java .NET
Oracle Web Design
WebSphere WebSphere MQ

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Courseware for Teaching

TThe Computer Education Techniques courseware used in SYS-ED courses consists of student hand-outs, training aids, and industry-specific examples and exercises. The CETi  knowledge base aggregates and analyzes information in the public domain. It also is a service for reviewing and answering questions. Content is selectively added to courseware. SYS-ED's long-term strategy is to have our courseware recognized as a NRV: Nationally Recognized Vendor. At the client discretion, an industry standard textbook and accompanying presentation slides also can be utilized.

WebSphere Studio
Application Developer
WebSphere Application
Developer Overview
WebSphere Application
Server 6.0 Administration
WebSphere Application
Server Administration
WebSphere MQ Administration:
Windows, AIX, and UNIX
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Copyright Acknowledgement Copyright Acknowledgement Copyright Acknowledgement Copyright Acknowledgement Copyright Acknowledgement
Performance Objectives Performance Objectives Performance Objectives Performance Objectives Performance Objectives
Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1
Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2
Index Index Index  Index  Index
WebSphere MQ:
Application Programming
Rational ClearCase
Java Application Development:
- Advanced
Java Practices,
Framework, and Tools
Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents
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Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1
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Index Index Index  Index Index

WebSphere and Rational Training Service

Web-based Training Services

SYS-ED/New York Schedule and Content Delivery Selection WebSphere and Rational Instructor Training Services
Web-based Training

Content Delivery Selection

Instructor Training

Industry Standard WebSphere and Rational Courses

SYS-ED's courses have been developed upon the application of adult learning theory and the standards of the New York State Department of Education. 

SYS-ED's WebSphere and Rational training is augmented with industry- and client-specific examples, sample programs, and exercises.

  • Utilization of the SOA: Service Oriented Architecture hub for minimizing expensive communications and networking hardware.
  • The adoption of SOA for Enterprise modernization through tighter integration of new workloads.  
  • Examine application architecture and code and how it maps to the business and information technology architecture.
  • Accelerating return on investment with reduced risk to business through bidirectional connectivity and reuse of existing Java assets.
  • Leveraging z/OS qualities of service to optimize performance and provide continuous availability for mission-critical applications.
  • The value of composite application and mission critical workloads on System z.

SYS-ED is independent from the source software companies and when we can not warranty a superior training outcome, will politely turn down an assignment.

SYS-ED has been conducting courses in the public domain since 1980; however, there have been changes in the laws and regulations governing computer training in the state of New York. The schedule on our websites reflects a projected time frame for licensure with the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision and submission and approval of curriculum. It will be updated quarterly.

Portfolio of Clients

Instructor-led WebLogic Training WebLogic Courses


Java Language
WebSphere Family of Software
Web Servers

WebSphere and Rational Curriculum
WAS: WebSphere Application Server courses teach:    
  • The steps required for administering and implementing security.

  • A variety of different administrative tasks and scenarios.

  • The development environment - both Eclipse and Rational.

  • Integration and use with the major databases, not just IBM DB2.

  • How to implement recovery, reporting, and workload management.

  • How to use tools required for performance design and implementation.

  • Optimizations for DB2 connectivity and session persistence.
  • Fast web services stack and XML processing.
  • Combine multiple targets into logical groups.
  • Remotely install updates and fixes into WebSphere runtime.
  • J2EE and its components and project management.

  • Performance design and multi-level caching.

  • Remotely manage applications.
  • Guidelines for the efficient identification and resolution of performance problems.
  • Optimized application server runtime and persistence engines.

  • Guidelines and recommendations not readily discernible from the source IBM documentation.

IBM WebSphere Application Server and Rational Platform

IBM Rational Developer is a development platform for delivering new information technology services which reduce application complexity, deploy new applications, and modernize existing assets. It can be used to interactively test and deploy cross-platform web technologies, mainframe applications, and low-level programming languages. It provides an extensive featureset for coding, testing, and securing web services. There are tools which assist in the creation of relational databases: designing databases, managing schemas, and writing queries against local and remote data. Web services run on a number of different platforms and utilize different Java, Microsoft .NET, and FOSS software packages and tools.

IBM Software Environment
COBOL Programming Language
Legacy Programming Languages - Assembler, COBOL, and PL/1
Programming Languages

CICS Transaction Server
CICS Transaction Server and WebSphere MQ
DB2 Relational Database
IMS Hierarchical Database
WebSphere MQ

SAS - Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Applications
Open Source Software
Client/Server to Internet Prg and Web Apps
Java Enterprise and Mobile Device Development
Google Android Mobile Device Programming

Commercial Software
Oracle Platform
WebLogic Server
Oracle WebLogic Server Platform

Microsoft Active Directory SharePoint and PowerShell
Microsoft Internet Programming
Microsoft .NET Application Development

WebSphere Application Server Courses
WAS: WebSphere Application Server: Administration

WAS: WebSphere Application Server: Installation and Configuration

WAS: WebSphere Application Server: Performance Design and Tuning

You will learn:
  • the relationship between WAS and the WebSphere family.
  • architectural concepts related to WAS.
  • how to install and configure base WAS.
  • J2EE: Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition concepts.
  • how to assemble and install server-side Java enterprise applications.
  • WAS administrative tools for configuring and managing enterprise applications.
  • how to configure security for server-side application resources.
  • how to deploy applications.
  • how to interpret performance information.
  • problem determination tools and log files for troubleshooting.
You will learn:
  • architecture serving as the foundation of WebSphere Application Server.
  • how to install and configure WebSphere Application Server.
  • how to assemble and install Java enterprise applications.
  • how to configure and manage Java enterprise applications using administrative tools.
  • how to configure application resource security.
  • how to deploy applications.
  • how to assess application server and application component performance information.
  • how to perform troubleshooting tasks.
  • executing and using the WSadmin tool.
You will learn:
  • a performance testing methodology.
  • how to identify bottleneck points in a distributed WebSphere Application.
  • how to construct and execute valid application test scenarios.
  • how to analyze application performance with WebSphere performance tools.
  • how to implement walkthroughs with industry leading performance tools.
  • configuring application databases for optimal performance.
  • planning for post-deployment monitoring of applications.
  • how to analyze the data using WebSphere Resource Analyzer.

Rational Application Developer Courses
Rational Application Developer: Java Programming Rational Application Developer: Programming Rational Application Developer: Servlet and JSP Development Rational ClearCase: Administration
You will learn:
  • the RAD featureset as an IDE for the development of a J2EE environment.
  • perspectives, views, and editors in RAD.
  • developing GUIs with the Visual Editor for Java.
  • developing Java applications using RAD.
  • how to develop web applications using RAD with Page Designer, HTML, cascading style sheets, servlets, and JSPs.
  • RAD tools and wizards for manipulating EJB, XML, RDBMS, and web services.
  • RAD integration with the WAS: WebSphere Application Server test environment.
You will learn:
  • principles of object oriented design.
  • how to implement object oriented based applications.
  • design and implement efficient Java programs.
  • the IDE - RAD and Eclipse development environment.
  • building and embedding applets in web pages using Java.
  • how to develop multi-threaded programs using Java.
  • developing web based applications using Servlet and JSP.
  • developing business logic layer using EJB.
  • how to efficiently develop applications in the RAD: Rational Application Developer environment.
  • deploy application code inside
  • WebSphere Application Server.
You will learn:
  • develop, debug, and test server-side applications using IBM Rational Application Developer.
  • test servlets using IBM Rational tools.
  • develop and test JSP pages using IBM Rational tools.
  • use JavaBeans, JSPs and servlets in accordance with the MVC - Model/View/Controller programming model.
  • develop, test, and use JSP custom tags.
  • assemble and perform integration testing of Java EE-based applications using WebSphere Application Server.
  • identify best practices for designing and building web applications - application frameworks and design patterns.
You will learn:
  • understand ClearCase concepts.
  • set up a development workspace.
  • access and work with files under source control.
  • merge work to and from the integration workspace.
  • create and work with snapshot views.
  • configure workspaces for parallel development.
  • perform advanced merge operations.
  • apply ClearCase metadata - labels, attributes, and hyperlinks.
  • generate ClearCase reports.
  • manage software builds.

Evolving IT - Interrelated Technologies

Information technology training is more complex and challenging than ever before. Organizational enterprise has a substantial investment in infrastructure and applications specific to their operations. There are new industry standard protocols, web server and web enabled technologies, and development platforms which require a combination of development from scratch and integration with the existing system software and enterprise databases. There are long term implications regarding the strategic mix of commercial and open source software which is selected. Decisions have to be made on whether to maintain and upgrade the existing legacy applications, while retrofitting and transitioning to the new technologies. SYS-ED trained a significant portion of the first generation of DP personnel. And looks forward to training their IT successors in the 21st century.

Java Training Program WebSphere MQ

IBM Mainframe Operations Training Program

WebSphere and Rational Training

WebSphere and Rational Courses
SYS-ED's WebSphere and Rational courses are tough, but they're worth it. Our challenging hands-on WebSphere and Rational training provides a foundation and framework for Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, and healthcare providers to meet their staffing requirements and acquire specialized expertise in interrelated information technology. 2

SYS-ED's courseware is highly respected in information technology. We draw upon our extensive library of student handouts, sample programs and case studies to explain, demonstrate, and teach IBM WebSphere and Rational software and open source software. Our WebSphere and Rational curriculum includes industry standard and consultancy derived subject matter. We provide design guidelines and programming examples across a comprehensive range of base operating platforms: Linux- and UNIX- variants, mainframe, MS Windows, and hybrid internetworking implementations.

Teaching is Our Business
Most computer training companies are divisions of large software or consulting companies. Not SYS-ED. Our only goal is to provide quality computer training for motivated professionals - no more and no less. Because we're independent, we're free to concentrate on teaching - and since 1980 we have been doing it very well.

Our Teachers Know How to Teach
SYS-ED instructors combine teaching skills with broad practical experience as consultants. Our system consultants have been working with WebSphere and Rational since their initial release. We teach not only "how to", but "why", offering insights into the subject matter. After a course, we answer student questions back on the job.

Enrollment - SYS-ED WebSphere Courses are not for Everyone
No one is allowed to enroll in a SYS-ED WebSphere or Rational course, without a consultation with our Director of Education. We review the operational objectives and project specifications for the organization evaluating whether to send its employee for the training. The employee is allowed to register only if they have the background corresponding to the appropriate learning path: WebSphere, WebSphere MQ, or Java.

WebSphere and Rational Training - Distance-learning or at your Office
WebSphere and Rational courses are provided over the Internet through a distance-learning delivery medium or classroom instruction on-site at the client location. On-site courses can include the identical workshops, case studies, and hands-on approach as the WebSphere and Rational training we offer through the SYS-ED schedule.

For additional information including outlines, availability of private courses, references, and course customization, contact David Shapiro at 212-724-2094 or register online.

Technology Exchange Websites

SYS-ED's websites compile, organize, and present software specific and established operational categorizations of information technology. They provide a framework for assessing knowledge transfer in a variety of delivery formats: web-based training, classroom instruction, technology updates, courseware, training aids, learning paths, and validation assessment.


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Copyright Acknowledgement
IBM CICS, DB2, WebSphere Application Server, and WebSphere MQSeries are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation.
WLS: WebLogic Server, OAS: Oracle Application Server, and Oracle database are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation.

Footnote 1:
The CETi technology assessments have been researched from IBM white papers and reputable third party documentation and sources: 1- IBM Collaboration Software for Android Devices, IBM Corporation 2010. 2- ibm.com/lotus/mobile 3- ibm.com/collaborationassessment. 3- IBM: The New Workplace are Your Ready? Implications for IT Managers 2011. 4- Comparing IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic - Benefits of an IBM WebSphere Application Infrastructure - 2011. 5- IBM: Cloud Service Delivery and Management 2012. 6- Developer Works: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise - 2011.

Lesson plans and courseware have been developed based upon on IBM product plans and success stories, which are subject to change by IBM without notice.  Additional source information on the CETi training service is available from http://www.sysed.com/KnowledgeTransferRM.htm.

Footnote 2:

SYS-EDís core WebSphere and Rational curriculum is being prepared for submission to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.

SYS-EDís core Java curriculum has been submitted to the New York State Department of Education - Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for technical review and licensing.