Configuring WebSphere 5.0 System Management

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


To illustrate how administration and system management occur in a WebSphere environment and demonstrate how to use the administration console

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

200 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring WebSphere 5.0 System Management

  • identify WebSphere system management features, tools, and topology components.
  • recognize the common functions that are included in distributed administration in WebSphere.
  • navigate the WebSphere data repository directory structure.
  • manually edit and synchronize data files in WebSphere.
  • manually edit and synchronize changes to configuration files.
  • launch and navigate the WebSphere administrative console.
  • work with items in the administrative console.
  • manage nodes and application servers using the administrative console.
  • discuss options available to manage enterprise applications using the administrative console.
  • use the administrative console for common tasks.