IBM Integration Bus V9 Application Development I (WM665)

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About this Course

In this 5-day instructor-led course, you learn how to use IBM Integration Bus to develop, deploy, and support platform-independent message flow applications. These applications use various messaging topologies to transport messages between service requesters and service providers, and also allow the messages to be routed, transformed, and enriched during processing.

The course explores message flow problem determination, with an emphasis on identifying and recovering from errors in message flows. You learn how to construct message flows that use extended Structured Query Language (ESQL), Java, and the IBM Graphical Data Mapping editor to transform messages. The course also explores how to control the flow of messages by using various message processing nodes, and how to use databases and maps to transform and enrich messages during processing. You review various messaging transports at a high level and gain a basic understanding of how message flows can use web services, Java Message Service (JMS), and other transport mechanisms. Finally, you explore how to extend IBM Integration Bus by using adapters and other IBM products.

Throughout the course, hands-on lab exercises allow you to practice the skills and concepts that are presented in the lectures. The hands-on labs cover topics such as creating and testing message flows, message modeling, problem determination, and error handling.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for experienced integration specialists and senior-level developers with experience in application development and WebSphere MQ.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and uses of the IBM Integration Bus
  • Develop, deploy, and test message flows
  • Generate message flows from predefined patterns
  • Use IBM Integration Bus problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors
  • Describe the function and appropriate use of various message processing nodes
  • Write basic ESQL and Java methods to transform messages
  • Use the IBM Graphical Data Mapping editor to transform messages
  • Define, use, and test simple XML and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) message models
  • Describe supported transport protocols and how to call them in message flows
  • Describe IBM Integration Bus integration with other IBM products such as IBM Business Process Manager, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere DataPower, and WebSphere Transformation Extender
  • Extend IBM Integration Bus functions by using WebSphere Adapters and plug-ins
  • Describe the packaged application support for SAP, Siebel, and PeopleSoft


You should have:

  • Basic experience with WebSphere MQ administration
  • A basic understanding of current IT technologies such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, and XML Path language (XPath)
  • An understanding of the business needs of your organization

Course Outline

  1. Course introduction
  2. Introduction to IBM Integration Bus
  3. Application development fundamentals
  4. Exercise: Importing and testing a message flow
  5. Developing message flows
  6. Exercise: Implementing a message flow pattern
  7. Using problem determination tools and help resources
  8. Exercise: Analyzing runtime error scenarios
  9. Exercise: Using problem determination tools
  10. Using compute nodes to transform messages
  11. Exercise: Implementing a message flow
  12. Controlling the flow of messages
  13. Exercise: Adding flow control to a message flow
  14. Exercise: Implementing explicit error handling
  15. Modeling messages
  16. Exercise: Implementing a message model
  17. Mapping messages with the Graphical Data Mapping editor
  18. Referencing databases in a message flow
  19. Exercise: Referencing a database in a map
  20. More message processing nodes
  21. Message transports overview
  22. Preparing for production
  23. Exercise: Creating a runtime-aware message flow
  24. Extending IBM Integration Bus
  25. Course summary