Configuring WebSphere 5.0 Session Management and Failover

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To demonstrate how to configure WebSphere session management, tuning, security, and failover

Target Audience

Those wishing to qualify as an IBM Certified System Administrator for WebSphere Application Server 5.0; this Certified System Administrator is expected to perform the installation, configuration, and day-to-day tasks associated with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of a WebSphere runtime environment, including product installation, configuration, and deployment of J2EE applications, connecting to back-end resources, and basic troubleshooting


A good understanding of the J2EE application model, e.g., EJBs, JSP, HTTP sessions, and servlets; a good understanding of J2EE 1.2 and J2EE 1.3 technologies, e.g. JDBC, JMS, JNDI, JTA, and JAAS; a good understanding of HTTP server administration; good system administration experience of operating systems, e.g. Windows NT/2000, UNIX, z/OS, OS/400, and Linux; a good understanding of basic Internet concepts, e.g. firewalls, web browsers, TCP/IP, SSL, and HTTP; a good understanding of standard markup languages such as XML and HTML; a basic knowledge of Web services, e.g. SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL; a basic knowledge of bean scripting framework languages; an ability to describe differences between the various WebSphere Application Server 5.0 editions

Expected Duration

140 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring WebSphere 5.0 Session Management and Failover

  • configure session management.
  • identify the primary concerns for configuring WebSphere sessions.
  • implement persistent session management in WebSphere.
  • enable database persistence and internal messaging.
  • identify the considerations for implementing session tuning.
  • identify the considerations for implementing session security and optimizing performance.
  • improve session performance and apply session security.