WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (WA855)

Over the course of five days, this IT Ops training program teaches users the skills they require to install and administer the IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.


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Over the course of five days, this IT Ops training program teaches users the skills they require to install and administer the IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.

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About this Course:

This version of the course provides users with development frameworks to choose from, emerging technology as well as improved support for standards. Trainees will learn to install, maintain and configure the IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 base, the Liberty profile, and Network Deployment (ND). They also learn to set up enterprise Java applications in a clustered configuration or just one computer. Additionally, the course teaches users to work with specific WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 features, including WebSphere Customization Toolbox, IBM Installation Manager, security enhancements, centralized installation and Intelligent Management.

The course reinforces lecture material through demonstrations and practical exercises that allow the user to apply their learning with WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5. These exercises include tasks like assembling and installing applications, configuring a clustered environment, functioning with fine-grained administrative security and using problem determination techniques.

Students can also opt to take the e-learning virtual version of this course (WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Administration (ZA855)), which allows them to pace themselves, and learn without the need to travel.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, users should be able to perform the following functions:

  • Describe the WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 standards and features

  • Understand WebSphere Application Server’s place within the wider context of the WebSphere family of products

  • Describe the architectural concepts that can be applied to WebSphere Application Server

  • Install and configure IBM HTTP Server (IHS)

  • Install and configure WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5

  • Assemble and install Java enterprise applications on the server side

  • Configure and manage enterprise applications using WebSphere administrative tools

  • Employ wsadmin scripting

  • Configure the WebSphere Application Server security feature

  • Set up applications in clustered environments

  • View application and server components’ performance information

  • Troubleshoot problems using log files and problem determination tools

  • Configure the service integration bus with messaging

  • Describe the features of Intelligent Management

  • Describe the features of WebSphere Batch

  • Describe, install and configure the Liberty profile


This intermediate IT Ops training course is designed for administrators responsible for installing, configuring and managing web-based applications on the WebSphere Application Server. It is also relevant for users like application architects, lead application developers and web administrators, as well as anyone running WebSphere Application Server IBM i systems and other platforms.


  • Basic understanding of fundamental internet concepts

  • Web browser usage experience

  • Administrative skills for Apache, IBM HTTP Server or other web servers

  • Fundamentals operational skills for the Linux OS


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Brand IBM
Subjects IT Ops & Management
Lab Access No
Technology IBM
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Difficulty Beginner
Course Duration 5 Days
Language English


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