SBD - VMware Spring Boot: Developer

This 2-day course offers experience with Spring Boot and its major features, including auto-configuration, Actuator, Spring Boot testing framework and more. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise and cloud-ready applications.

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

Duration: 2.0 days

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By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Describe the benefits provided by Spring Boot 
  • Initialize a project using Spring Boot Starters 
  • Leverage Spring Boot's auto configuration features 
  • Create simplified backing-store solutions using Spring Data 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


1 Introduction to Spring Essentials
  • Why Spring 
  • Configuration using Spring 
  • Bean creation 
  • Data Management

2 Spring Boot Introduction
  • Introduction to Spring Boot Features 
  • Value Proposition of Spring Boot 
  • Creating a simple Boot application using Spring Initializr website

3 Spring Boot Dependencies, Auto-configuration, and Runtime
  • Dependency management using Spring Boot starters 
  • How auto-configuration works
  • Configuration properties 
  • Overriding auto-configuration 
  • Using CommandLineRunner

4 JPA with Spring and Spring Data
  • Quick introduction to ORM with JPA 
  • Benefits of using Spring with JPA 
  • JPA configuration in Spring 
  • Configuring Spring JPA using Spring Boot 
  • Spring Data JPA dynamic repositories

5 Spring MVC Architecture and Overview
  • Introduction to Spring MVC and request processing 
  • Controller method signatures 
  • Using @Controller, @RestController and @GetMapping annotations 
  • Configuring Spring MVC with Spring Boot 
  • Spring Boot packaging options, JAR or WAR

6 Rest with Spring MVC
  • An introduction to the REST architectural style 
  • Controlling HTTP response codes with @ResponseStatus 
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC, @RequestMapping, @RequestBody and @ResponseBody 
  • Spring MVC’s HttpMessageConverters and automatic content negotiation

7 Spring Security
  • What problems does Spring Security solve? 
  • Configuring authentication 
  • Implementing authorization by intercepting URLs 
  • Authorization at the Java method level 
  • Understanding the Spring Security filter chain 
  • Spring security testing

8 Actuators, Metrics and Health Indicators
  • Exposing Spring Boot Actuator endpoints 
  • Custom Metrics 
  • Health Indicators 
  • Creating custom Health Indicators 
  • External monitoring systems

9 Spring Boot Testing Enhancements
  • Spring Boot testing overview 
  • Integration testing using @SpringBootTest 
  • Web slice testing with MockMvc framework 
  • Slices to test different layers of the application


Application developers who want to increase their understanding of Spring and Spring Boot and a focus on fundamentals.


  • A good working knowledge on web application development using Java and an IDE (Eclipse, STS or IntelliJ). 
  • Basic understanding of Spring: Java Config, component- scanning, Spring driven testing and Spring data- management (JdbcTemplate, @Transactional). 
  • Experience using Java and build tools such as Maven or Gradle.



Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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