Java Spring Framework 4 and Spring Certification

Learn how to use Spring Framework in commercial environments and pass successfully your Core Spring Certification 4
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to Java Spring Framework 4 and Core Spring Certification Preparation/Training course.

By attending this course, you will be able to learn the details of the latest Spring Framework 4x version by following code samples.

This course also provides you the answers to all Core Spring Framework 4x Certification questions inside the official study guide. (in total 162 questions). Therefore, after completing this course, you will learn the answers of questions with code examples and able to pass the certification.

Moreover, you will be able to earn a higher salary hence you will learn the latest and productive web development technologies and this course will also improve your knowledge about programming by teaching you the Spring Framework's dependency injection principle. So at the end of this course, you will be more confident regarding the development of commercial applications.

The course will start with the configuration of the course environment such as downloading and installing the Java JDK and STS (Spring Tool Suite). I will also provide for you the links for downloading the source codes and slides used in this course. By downloading those materials, you will be able to configure your environment and also other commercial applications in an easy way. This course will provide you two sample application including the configurations of Spring Framework and its dependencies; one of them is configured as a Java Standard Edition program and the other one is a Web-based application. (names are spring, spring-web)

The content of the course is based on the following sections;

  • Spring Container, Dependency, and IOC (Inversion of Control)
  • Aspect Oriented Programming
  • JDBC, Transactions, and ORM (Hibernate)
  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Security
  • Messaging (JMS)
  • REST
  • Unit Testing with JUnit
  • Library Management with Maven

If you attend this course, I will also answer all of your questions related to the course or code examples through comments. You will be able to ask me any questions related to the Spring Framework or Core Spring Certification through udemy, emails and the contact form inside my technical blog.

  • Installing Spring Tool Suite and Java JDK 8.0
  • Learn how to use Maven by editing pom xml for library management
  • Provides information about Core Spring Framework 4.x certification and passing scores
  • You will learn how to debug, test and run Spring Framework applications
  • Understand how to use Spring Framework's Container
  • Understand how to use constructor and setter injection works
  • Learn the bean life cycle in Spring Framework
  • Understand the usage of BeanFactoryPostProcessors and BeanPostProcessors
  • How to use @ComponentScan annotation
  • Understand the usage of <context:component-scan/> tag in application-context xml file
  • How to define scopes for beans in XML configuration and annotation configuration
  • How to use @Bean annotation with @Scope annotation
  • How to configure PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer in XML configuration or Java based Configuration
  • How to use @Autowired and @Qualifier annotations
  • How to use @PostConstruct and @Predestroy JSR-250 annotations
  • How to configure init-method and destroy-method in Spring XML Configuration
  • Understand how to use <bean/> tag in XML configuration
  • How to use <context-annotation-config> tag in XML configuration
  • How to use ClassPathXmlApplicationContext, FileSystemXmlApplicationContext, XmlWebApplicationContext and AnnotationConfigApplicationContext
  • How to configure JUnit with Spring Framework applications
  • How to use @RunWith(SpringJUnit4ClassRunner class)
  • How to use @ContextConfiguration
  • Understand the usage of @Value annotation
  • Learn how to configure profiles with @Profile annotation
  • Learn how to use Bean Inheritance in Spring Framework
  • How use abstract beans in Spring Framework
  • How to use <context:property-placeholder/>
  • How to configure PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer in JavaConfig
  • How to implement FactoryBean interface in Spring Framework
  • How to use @Configuration annotation in Spring Framework
  • How to define AnnotationConfigApplicationContext
  • How to use AbstractJUnit4SpringContextTests
  • How to implement ApplicationContextAware interface
  • See how to use <util:properties/> in XML configuration files
  • Understand how to use basic SpEL (Spring Expression Language) in properties
  • How to define inner beans in XML configuration
  • How to get beans from application-context xml with getBean() method
  • How to close Application Context with ConfigurableApplicationContext
  • How to use @PropertySource annotation
  • Understand the usage of Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • Learn cross-cutting concerns in programming
  • Learn the following concepts; pointcut, joinpoint, advice and aspect
  • How to use @Aspect annotation
  • Learn how to use <aop:config>, <aop:pointcut>, <aop:after>, <aop:before>, <aop:after-throwing>, <aop:after-returning>, <aop:around> and <aop:aspect> tags in XML configuration
  • Understand the usage of @EnableAspectJAutoProxy annotation
  • Understand the usage of <aop:aspectj-autoproxy />
  • How to define named pointcuts
  • Learn how to use @Pointcut, @Before, @After, @AfterThrowing, @AfterReturning and @Around annotations
  • Learn the difference between checked and unchecked exceptions in Java Programming
  • Learn DataAccessException in Spring Framework
  • Learn how to define DriverManagerDataSource or BasicDataSource in XML configuration
  • Understand how to use JDBCTemplate when accessing databases
  • Learn how to define <jdbc:embedded-database/> and <jdbc:script/>
  • Learn the usages of RowMapper, RowCallbackHandler, and ResultSetExtractor
  • Learn how to define DataSourceTransactionManager
  • How to use @Transactional annotation
  • Understand how to use TransactionTemplate
  • Learn the usage of Propagation object
  • Learn the usage of @Transactional(rollbackFor=YourExceptionclass)
  • Learn the usage of @Transactional(noRollbackFOr=YourExceptionclass)
  • Learn the usage of @Rollback(value=false) annotation
  • Learn how to configure entityManagerFactory with Hibernate in Spring Framework
  • How to use @Entity and @PersistentContext annotations
  • Understand what is MVC (Model View Controller)
  • How to use DispatcherServlet
  • Understand how to edit web xml file for configurations
  • Understand the usage of @Controller and @RequestMapping annotations
  • How to configure SimpleUrlHandlerMapping using XML configuration
  • How to configure ContextLoaderListener in web xml
  • How to define <contextConfigLocation/> tag in web xml
  • How to use @RequestParam and @PathVariable annotations
  • Understand the usage of ModelAndView
  • How to define InternalResourceViewResolver in configuration files
  • How to define DelegatingFilterProxy in web xml
  • How to use <intercept-url/> in Spring Security
  • How to use @Secured and @RolesAllowed annotations
  • Understand the usage of <authentication-manager/> tag in Spring Security
  • Understand the usage of <password-encoder/>
  • How to configure <salt-source/> in Spring Security
  • Understand how to define <jdbc-user-service/>
  • How to configure <access-denied-handler/>
  • Understand how to configure <form-login/> in Spring Secuirty
  • Understand how to use JMS (Java Message Service) in Spring Framework
  • How to use JMSTemplate
  • How to implement MessageListener interface
  • Learn how to configure ApacheMQ for messaging in Spring Framework
  • Learn how to configure <jms:listener-container/>
  • Learn how to use topics and queues
  • How to configure MDP (Message Drivern POJOs)
  • How to develop REST web services with Spring Framework
  • How to use <mvc:annotation-driven /> and @EnableWebMvc
  • How to use RequestMethod types in Spring Framework
  • How to use @ReponseBody, @RestController, @ExceptionHandler and @ResponseStatus annotations
  • How to use RestTemplate in Spring Framework
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Warning: This udemy course is especially for studying/preparing Core Spring Certification and does not include live coding lectures.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Java programming knowledge and enthusiasm to learn the latest Spring Framework 4.x
  • Basic knowledge of XML, HTML and Web Development
  • Knowledge of simple SQL queries such as SELECT, INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the latest Spring Framework 4.x in detail with code examples
  • Pass Core Spring Framework 4.x certification successfully
  • Learn the answers of all questions asked in the official study guide
  • Configure Spring Framework based applications in commercial environments
  • Learn Spring Framework's Container, Dependency Injection and IOC (Inversion of Control) concepts
  • Understand how to code and configure Spring Framework with XML or Java Config
  • Understand how to use AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) wtih Spring Framework
  • Understand Spring JDBC and Hibernate ORM integration
  • Learn how to use Spring MVC module in Web Applications
  • Code Spring Framework based Web applications
  • Learn how to use and configure Spring Security Module
  • Code REST based web applications using Spring Framework
  • Understand the integration of JMS (Java Message Service) API with Spring Framework
  • Use @Annotations in Spring Framework applicatons
  • Code unit tests using JUnit with Spring Framework
  • Learn how to use Maven for library management
  • Learn the benefits of using Spring Tool Suite (STS)
  • Understand the structure of Spring Web applications
  • Learn how to configure Embedded Database source for Spring applications
  • Understand how to implement Transaction Support for Spring Applications

Who is the target audience?

  • Programmers with the basic knowledge of Java
  • Java Programmers/Developers interested in learning the usage of latest Spring Framework 4.x
  • Web developers planning to learn Spring MVC components
  • Programmers interested in learning Spring Framework for developing commercial applications
  • University Students planning to do web applications using Spring Framework
  • Back-end or Front-end Web Developers
  • Junior, Senior or Expert Developers interested in understanding the usage of Spring Framework

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Section 1: Introduction to Spring Framework 4.x

This Lecture will explain the details of this Spring Framework 4x tutorial and certification course

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  • This udemy course will provide downloadable two sample applications including source codes and configuration files. Therefore by viewing this PDF document, you can find the related files inside sample applications(source code and configuration files) provided with this udemy course

The source codes (downloadable) of sample applications used in this udemy course (spring and spring-mvc)


Students will understand the details and requirements of Core Spring Certification 4.x

Section 2: Spring 4.x Dependency, Container and IOC (Inversion of Control) principles
  • Dependency injection principle and Inversion of Control principle are explained
The usage of the following tags are explaines
  • <property name="propertyName" ref="beanId"/>
  • <constructor-arg ref="beanId" />
  • <property name="propertyName" value="propertyValue" />
Dependency injection using Java configuration (@Configuration annotation)
  • Learn how to inject a bean using annotations (@Component, @Autowired)
  • Understand component scanning, stereotypes and meta-annotations
  • Learn how to inject something into a private field?
  • What is meant by container?
  • Container and its lifecycle
  • The advantages and limitations of using JavaConfig in Spring Framework.
  • @Configuration and final classes
  • @Configuration's ApplicationContext type

In this lecture, you will learn;

  • How to use @Bean annotation
  • Understand default bean id for @Bean annotation
  • How to define inner beans in XML configuration
  • Learn what is bean definition inheritance
  • Abstract bean definition
  • Final methods with @Bean

The usage of scope attribute in <bean/> tag and @Scope annotation are explained


JSR-250 specification @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy are explained
init-method and destroy-method in XML configuration are explained

How to use and configure BeanFactoryPostProcessor and BeanPostProcessor
2 pages
  • What is proxy object? Different types of proxy objects Spring can create?
  • Limitations of proxy objects by type?
  • The power of a proxy object and its disadvantages?


This lecture also explains the usage of @Bean with @Profile.
Can you use @Bean together with @Profile?

Understand the usage of SpEL (Spring Expression Language)

This lecture also covers Injecting scalar/literal values into Spring beans
(How do you inject scalar/literal values into Spring beans? )

How to use ApplicationContext in JUnit tests

What is the lifecycle on an ApplicationContext?
Container's lifecycle in details.
How to create an ApplicationContext for instance using ClassPathXmlApplicationContext.

5 questions

Sample quiz including the content of Container, Dependency Injection and IOC concepts

Section 3: Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • The concept of Aspect Oriented Programming
  • Pointcut, joinpoint, advice and aspect concepts are explained
Benefits of AOP(Aspect Oriented Programming) and what are Cross cutting concerns

The usage and configuration of @Aspect annotation in XML and JavaConfig

The theory of advice concepts are explained;
  • @After
  • @Before
  • @AfterReturning
  • @AfterThrowing
  • @Around

The usage of @After and @Before are explained with code examples


The usage of @AfterReturning and @AfterThrowing are explained with code examples

@Around aspect code example
Learn to use the following tags;
  • <aop:config>
  • <aop:aspect>
  • <aop:pointcut>
  • <aop:before> and <aop:after>
  • <aop:after-throwing> and <aop:after-returning>
  • <aop:around>
How to configure and externalize Pointcuts, named pointcuts in AOP

ProceedingJoinPoint proceed()
is explained

Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Quiz
2 questions
Section 4: Spring JDBC, Transactions and ORM with Hibernate

Compile time and Runtime exceptions
DataAccessExceptions exceptions


Embedded database HSQLDB is explained


How to define a basic datasource
This lecture will explain the usage of JDBCTemplate while accessing datasources
We will execute plain SQLs with code examples


This lecture will teach you the usage of JDBCTemplate's and execute plain SQL statements

  • queryForList
  • queryForObject
  • and queryForMap methods
How to use JDBCTemplate with UPDATE,DELETE and INSERT statements
  • RowMapper
  • ResultSetExtractor
  • RowCallbackHandler are explained with sample code examples
How to enable transaction support in Spring Framework using XML

@Transactional annotation will be explained with its propagation and isolation level

How to use TransactionTemplate in Spring Transactions

The usage of @Transactional annotation with JUnit tests will be explained


This lecture will teach you how to inject EntityManager with @PersistenceContext
The usage of @Entity will be explained


Hibernate ORM configuration is explained in this lecture

Spring JDBC, Transactions and ORM with Hibernate Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Spring MVC

The general structure of J2EE web applications will be explained including exporting war files, web xml and WEB-INF folder

What is MVC(Model View Controller) and its dependencies ?

You will understand the usage of DispatcherServlet with sample configuration


ContextLoaderListener will be configured in web xml file with its contextConfigLocation


@Controller usage on class level and XML level will be explained with code samples


The difference between @RequestParam and @PathVariable will be explained with an example


InternalResourceViewResolver will be configured in order to map views to related files in Spring MVC applications


The return types such as ModelAndView, String, XML and Model objects will be explained

How to use Session scope and other scopes in Spring MVC
Spring MVC Quiz
4 questions
Section 6: Spring Security

The configuration of DelegatingFilterProxy will be explained in web xml file

  • Security context is explained
  • Authentication, authorization and principal are explained
What is security filter chain in Spring Security

We will implement a custom filter in Spring Security Filter chain in order to add more functionality in Spring Security Module


jdbc-user-service will be configured with an embeded datasource (HSQLDB)


@Secured, @RolesAllowed and @PreAuthorize annotations are explained

How to use Spring Security SpEL

are explained with an exampled


The <security:authorize/> will be configured in view layer

  • intercep-url will be configured in secuirty xml file and the order will be explained
  • access-denied-handler will be configured in secuirty xml file
The configuration of <password-encoder/> and <salt-source/>
Spring Security Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: JMS Messaging with Spring
  • The usage of Java Message Service is explained
  • The advantages of JMS messaging is explained

JMS Template is explained


ApacheMQ configuration is explained


jms:listeners are defined by implementing interfaces and MDP (Message Driven POJOs)

  • Configuration of JMS queue and topic are explained
JMS Messaging with Spring Quiz
2 questions
Section 8: REST

REST (Representational state transfer) is explained
Resource concept is explained


HTTP Response status codes are explained with example codes

More information about the usage of REST
  • The difference between @RestController and @Controller is explained
@RestController and RestTemplate example in Spring Framework

@ResponseBody annotation is explained by returning JSON and XML outputs

The advantages of RestTemplate
2 questions
General Quiz for Spring 4.x Course and Core Spring Certification
35 questions

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Instructor Biography

Tuna Tore, Consultant, Lead Java Developer, Blogger and Instructor

Tuna Tore is an experienced IT Consultant, Lead Java Developer and Instructor. He graduated as a Computer Engineer and got his MSc degree in Information Technology. He is also Certified Core Spring Professional. Tuna has more than 6 years of commercial experience using Spring Framework and other open source frameworks. Until now, he worked mainly in IT and Financial institutions such as ING Bank and IBM. Currently, he works as an IT Consultant in one of the biggest IT consultancy company in Europe. He is also SUN Certified Java Programmer, SUN Certified Web Component Developer and c-sap Certified Secure Application Programmer.

He has the knowledge and experience in the following areas;

Core Java Programming

Open Source Frameworks (Spring, Hibernate and JSF )

Java Enterprise Development

Java Architecture

System Integration

Software Development Life-cycle

Java Component&Module Development

Bug Fixing&Refactoring

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