You will be able to know the differences between web portal and conventional web sites while you get a slow and steady understanding about web portal and you will come to know why portals came into picture and what drawbacks of conventional web sites had which in one way or the other hampered business.
With your java experience will have enriching experience knowing what a java standard portlet is.You will know about Liferay as one of the most popular open source portal server based on java providing a plethora of solutions for creating portal implementation which could be an intranet application, extranet application,a microsite ,a job portal and so on.
Besides this you will learn how to setup the most popular portal open source portal server viz. Liferay Portal with basic setup and at the end of this course you will have understanding of portals and you would have known how to setup a Liferay Portal on your local.
This lecture mentions how to setup a liferay with basic things like for eg using the liferays inbuild database - Hypersonic
I work as a Liferay architect and have more than 12 years experience.I have been working on Liferay portal for past 4 years and have experience in architecting solutions end to end.I have exposure to Portal development , e-Commerce solutions , Microsites creation .In my free time i write blogs on not just Liferay portal but java too .Also with some idea in mind , I develop tools or plugins to realise them.