WebSphere 5.0 Application Server Architecture

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


To introduce the WebSphere Application Server architecture and give an overview of its components, topology, and general infrastructure

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

WebSphere 5.0 Application Server Architecture

  • identify which features and components of WebSphere provide functionality within a given network infrastructure.
  • identify the application components within the WebSphere environment.
  • evaluate the WebSphere architecture in a given scenario.
  • identify the functions of components and the topology selection criteria within a WebSphere Application Server network environment.
  • identify the considerations for selecting a topology and match key terms to descriptions.
  • select the topology that best addresses the specific needs of a given network scenario.
  • select a topology for a network deployment of WebSphere Application Server.