Pivotal Spring Boot Developer


2 days


Building on the benefits of the Spring framework, Spring Boot represents  the next chapter in Java development. Spring Boot’s opinionated  approach removes much of the boilerplate and configuration that  characterizes Spring, making development faster and deployment easier.   

This course offers experience with Spring Boot and its major features,  including auto-configuration, data access, Actuator, and more. On  completion, participants will have a foundation for creating  enterprise-ready applications.   

Please note that this course is a subset of the material in our 4 day Core  Spring course - there is no need to take both courses. This course us  recommended if you have a good working knowledge of Spring Basics  (see Prerequisites) but are new to Spring Boot.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand how Spring Boot enhances the following:

  • Describe the benefits provided by Spring Boot 

  • Initialize a project using Spring Boot Starters 

  • Leverage Spring Boot's auto configuration features to enable JDBC setup and initialization 

  • Create simplified backing-store solutions using Spring Data and JPA  

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

  • Build a RESTful Web application  

  • Use Spring Security to secure Web and REST endpoints  

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

  • Leverage advance configuration capabilities  

  • 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 from Pivotal 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

  • Review of Spring Essentials

  • 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


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1.350 EUR (VAT excluded) per person


From 9 AM to 5 PM




De Villermontstraat 9
2550 Kontich

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Certified Pivotal trainer Nick De Kock


Nick loves to build software. He is a Jack of all trades with a particular interest in Cloud Engineering, Continuous Delivery, Microservices and overall Software Architecture. He has experience on various major Cloud providers and has extensive knowledge of the Google Cloud Platform. As a trainer on these subjects, he brings this real-world software development experience to the classroom.

Certified Pivotal Trainer Jeroen Sterken


Jeroen is a technical architect with about 15 years of experience in Java enterprise and web development. He is an IT-coordinator at Faros, a company specialized in Spring technology. Faros shares their expertise with the world on conferences, trainings, meetups, … Jeroen has a master’s degree in IT and a teaching degree, so he loves to share his knowledge with others.