Pivotal Core Spring

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4 days


This official Pivotal course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including Java configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

Who should attend this training

  • Developers and Architects

  • Application developers who want to increase their understanding of Spring and Spring Boot with hands-on experience and a focus on fundamentals

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand how to implement the following:

  • Spring configuration using Java Configuration and Annotations

  • Aspect oriented programming with Spring

  • Testing Spring applications using JUnit 5

  • Spring Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data

  • Spring Transaction Management

  • Simplifying applications with Spring Boot

  • Spring Boot auto-configuration, starters and properties

  • Build a simple MVC application using Spring Boot, embedded Web Server and fat JARs or classic WARs

  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate

  • Spring Security

  • Enable and extend metrics and monitoring capabilities using Spring Boot actuator

  • Utilize Spring Boot enhancements to testing


  • Good understanding of web-application development using Java, an IDE (Eclipse, STS or IntelliJ) and a Servlet engine such as Tomcat or Jetty, specific Java concepts (annotations and lambdas) and dependency management using Maven or Gradle.

  • This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) training. Please bring your own laptop to the course.

  • A few days before the training starts, you will receive an email that contains a link to the slides that will be used throughout the course and a link to the labs (the exercises used during the course). You can already access and download this information before the training.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Spring

  • Spring Java configuration: a deeper look

  • Annotation-based dependency injection

  • Factory pattern in Spring

  • Advanced Spring: how does Spring work internally?

  • Aspect-oriented programming

  • Testing a Spring-based application

  • Data access and JDBC with Spring

  • Database transactions with Spring

  • Spring Boot introduction

  • Spring Boot dependencies, auto-configuration and runtime

  • JPA with Spring and Spring Data

  • Spring MVC Architecture and overview

  • REST with Spring MVC

  • Spring Security

  • Actuators, metrics and health indicators

  • Spring Boot testing enhancements


This course prepares students for the Spring Professional certification exam. The exam is included in our The Campus offer and can be done online.

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Training cost

Early Bird (until 1 month prior training)
1.950 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Full Price
2.450 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Online Exam Voucher (included in training price)

Practical details

From 9 AM to 5 PM


English (unless all attendees speak Dutch)


De Villermontstraat 9
2550 Kontich

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The Campus is an official Pivotal Training Partner

The Campus is an official Pivotal Training Partner