Pivotal Core Spring


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.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand how
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

  • Building Web Applications with Spring MVC

  • Setup Spring applications with Spring Boot

  • REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate

  • Spring Security

  • Microservices with Spring Cloud

  • Reactive Programming with Spring


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.

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.


Next training dates

  • 4 to 7 March 2019 (FULL)

  • 2 to 5 April 2019 (FULL)

  • 7 to 10 May 2019

  • 11 to 14 June 2019

Training cost

2.450 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Practical details

4 days
From 9 AM to 5 PM




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