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This advanced course shows JSP & servlet programmers how to build "Model-2" Web applications using the Jakarta Struts project from Apache. Learn the Struts architecture & see how it captures a great deal of pre-existing best practice in Web application

Course Outline
This advanced course shows JSP and servlet programmers how to build €oeModel-2€ Web applications using the Jakarta Struts project from Apache.  Students learn the Struts architecture and see how it captures a great deal of pre-existing best practice in Web application development.  They build applications from scratch using the Struts 1.3.8 code base, advancing through actions and action mappings, form beans, and request forwarding.  They use relational data at the model layer and learn to configure JDBC data sources under Struts.  Throughout, the course emphasizes the great facility in Struts of using XML declarations to replace boilerplate Java coding.

The course then shifts from these controller techniques to a focus on presentation.  Students learn to use various libraries of custom JSP tags:  the JSP Standard Tag Library (which supersedes a number of Struts tags), Struts HTML tags for form-building and validation, and the Tiles library for robust and reusable page layouts.

Two chapters near the end of the course treat issues of effective Struts development:  one focuses on €oeunder the hood€ coding techniques and one on best practices at a design level.  By the end of the course, students are building complex, internationalized Web applications that validate user input, handle error conditions gracefully, and make best use and reuse of control and presentation logic through actions, form beans, validators, business and persistence JavaBeans, and Tiles.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to J2EE Architecture
    * What is J2EE
    * J2EE APIs
    * MVC
    * Benefits of J2EE

Module 2: Struts Architecture
    * Overview
    * The Struts Mechanizm
    * Basic Struts
    * Example: ActionForm
    * Action
    * Example: Action Class
    * ActionForward
    * ActionMapping
    * JSP
    * struts-config.xml
    * web.xml
    * Exercise

Module 3: Simple Validation
    * Processing Simple Validation
    * Anatomy of ActionForm
    * Validate Method
    * Example
    * Index.jsp
    * Result.jsp
    * Quiz
    * Summary
    * Exercise

Module 4 : Processing Business Logic
    * Overview
    * The Statelessness of Action
    * Subclassing Action
    * Complex Validation
    * Navigation
    * Exercise

Module 5: JDBC
    * Overview of JDBC
    * Connecting to the DataBase
    * Submitting the SQL statements
    * Retrieving and processing data
    * DB_Action Class
    * Data Access Object
    * Exercise

Module 6: Custom Tags
    * Overview of Custom Tags
    * Create You Own Tags
    * The Tag handler Class
    * The TLD File
    * Deploying JSP with Custom Tags
    * Exercise

Module 7: Struts Tags
    * Basic Tags
    * Page Processing Lifecycle
    * Evaluation, Replacement, and Sending
    * Bean Tags
    * bean:message
    * bean:define
    * bean:page
    * bean:resource
    * HTML Tags
    * html:form
    * html:text
    * html:checkbox
    * html:errors
    * Exercise

Module 8: The struts-config.xml
    * The Structure of  struts-config.xml
    * Declaring Form Beans
    * Global Exceptions
    * Example
    * Global Forwards
    * Declaring Action Classes
    * Message Resources
    * Exercise

Module 9: The Logic Tag Library
    * Overview
    * Three Part of Logic Library
    * Iteration
    * Example
    * Exercise
    * Conditional Processing
    * logic:empty
    * logic:equal
    * Flow of Control
    * Exercise

Module 10: Standard Tag Library
    * Overview
    * Expression Language
    * Accessing Data
    * The Dot Operator
    * Accessing Collections
    * The Core JSTL Tags
    * Exercise

Module 11: The Struts Validator Framework
    * Overview
    * Using Validator Framework
    * Add The Validator Plug-in
    * XML Files
    * Copy The Validator Rules
    * Copy The Error Messages
    * Setup Form Beans
    * Defined Validation Rules
    * validations.xml
    * Example
    * Standard Built In Validations
    * Designing Complex Validations with validwhen
    * Exercise

Module 12: Dynamic Forms
    * Overview
    * Adding DynaActionForm Entry
    * Creating Action Class
    * Action Mapping
    * Creating a JSP
    * Example
    * Exercise

Module 13: Tiles
    * Overview
    * Tiles in Struts-based Applications
    * Tiles Framework
    * Tiles for Layout
    * Create a Tile Layout
    * Develop Web Pages Using Layout
    * Layout JSP
    * Example
    * The Tags under
    * Exercise

Module 14: Hibernate
    * Overview
    * Hibernate
    * Architecture Of Hibernate
    * Code Example
    * Creating Persistent Java Objects
    * Mapping Persistent Object
    * Hibernate Configuration File
    * Inserting new record
    * Querying the database
    * Example
    * Exercise

Module 15: Internationalization
    * Property Files
    * Localization
    * Example

Module 16: Struts or JSF?
    * What is JavaServer Faces?
    * Main Components
    * Benefits of JSF
    * What is JSF Application?
    * Why JSF?
    * Struts and JSF

Module 17: JSF Architecture
    * Physical Components
    * How Does JSF Work?
    * The FacesServlet
    * The Lifecycle Object
    * Reconstitute Component Tree
    * Apply Request Values
    * Process Validation
    * Update Model Values
    * Invoke Application
    * Render Response

    * Struts
    * Create a Connection to a Database
    * Create a Table
    * Simple JSP
    * Custom Tags
    * JSTL
Prerequisites & Certificates

This course is intended for Java Programmers who are familiar with JSP and Servlets, and have basic knowledge of XML.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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