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IBM WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 Developer Workshop


WebSphere/SOA/XML Certification

Train and Certify Promotion    

Within six (6) months of completing this course or when the certification test expires, whichever comes first, you will be able to take the aligning certification test free of charge. The test is valued  at $200 USD in developed countries and $100 in the emerging market countries


This 5-day instructor-led course provides an intermediate-level overview of the WebSphere Message Broker product, with a focus on application development functions and techniques for WebSphere Message Broker V6.1.

In this course, you learn how to use WebSphere Message Broker to develop platform-independent messaging applications. These message flow applications transport messages between service requestors and service providers, and allow the messages to be routed, transformed, and enriched as required. You learn why messaging is central to the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how WebSphere Message Broker fits into the IBM SOA strategy. The course teaches you how to use WebSphere Message Broker to implement application connectivity across various message transport mechanisms, including WebSphere MQ, Web services, Java Messaging Services (JMS), and others. You learn to use WebSphere Message Broker to develop, deploy, and support applications that use both point-to-point and publish/subscribe messaging topologies.

The course begins with an overview of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the placement of WebSphere Message Broker within the IBM SOA model. You then learn about the components of the WebSphere Message Broker development and runtime environments before moving on to examine message flow problem determination and error analysis. You then explore how to construct message flows that use ESQL, Java, and XSL Transform (XSLT), and how to use databases and maps in message flows. The concepts of message parsing and serialization and message modeling using the Message Repository Manager are explained, so that you understand how to write efficient message flows. You also learn how to create message flows that use Web services, Java Messaging Service (JMS), and WebSphere MQ message transport mechanisms. Finally, you explore a number of advanced topics such as how to extend the functionality of WebSphere Message Broker by using adapters and other WebSphere products.

Throughout the course, extensive hands-on lab exercises allow you to reinforce their learning by gaining practical experience with the skills and concepts that are discussed in the lectures. Some of the topics covered in the hands-on labs include creating and testing message flows, message modeling, retrieving and viewing statistical information, problem determination, and error handling.

Skills taught 

  • Describe the relationship between service-oriented architecture (SOA), enterprise service bus (ESB), and WebSphere Message Broker Explain the features and uses of WebSphere Message Broker 
  • Work with the Message Broker Toolkit  
  • Describe the function of the most popular processing nodes  
  • Choose the appropriate transformation option for a given task and skills profile  
  • Write basic ESQL or Java routines for message manipulation Transform messages with mappings  
  • Use problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors  
  • Describe supported transport protocols and use some of them in message flows  
  • Create and work with self-defining Extensible Markup Language (XML), predefined, and undefined data formats  
  • Explain how to provide and call Web services with SOAP/HTTP bindings from message flows  
  • Define, use, and test simple message models (MRM parser)  
  • Convert data to and from different code pages and numeric encodings 
  • Describe the publish/subscribe messaging model 
  • Explain how to extend broker functionality

  • Introduction  
  • Exercise: Transforming a COBOL message to XML IBM  
  • WebSphere Message Broker overview  
  • Working with the Message Broker  
  • Toolkit Problem determination  
  • Exercise: Analyzing error scenarios  
  • Exercise: Using problem determination tools Message transformation with ESQL, Java, and XSLT  
  • Exercise: Route and compute a sample complaint message using ESQL or Java  
  • Exercise: Understanding ESQL statements  
  • Message models and the MRM parser  
  • Exercise: Complaint_Reply message definition Using databases and maps in message flows  
  • Exercise: Mappings and databases Advanced message flow topics Exercise: Accounting and statistics  
  • Exercise: Generic error handler subflow  
  • Additional processing nodes  
  • Exercise: MQGet and Aggregation nodes  
  • Exercise: Collector, File, and Timer nodes  
  • Using Web services with message flows  
  • Exercise: Working with SOAP/HTTP Web services  
  • Extending Message Broker functionality
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