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Oracle10gAS: Developing Corporate Portals          

Duration: 5 days

In this class students will learn the key benefits of an Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) and how to build and deploy one using Oracle 10gAS Portal. Students will get an in-depth view of Oracle Portal features such as Portal Pages and Portlets. Students will also learn the fundamentals of N-Tiered archtecture, internet security and the Oracle 10g Application Server.


  • Corporate intranets and the benefits of the Enterprise Information Portal.
  • The evolution of Oracle’s portal architecture
  • Oracle Portal
  • The Oracle10g Application Server architecture
  • What is Oracle Portal?
  • The Oracle Portal platform
  • Adding content to Portal
  • Working with items
  • Adding an item to the document library
  • Managing items
  • Portals, portlets and providers
  • Finding your way around Oracle Portal
  • Logging in to Oracle Portal
  • Understanding the Oracle Portal interface
  • Using Portal Navigator
  • Content metadata
  • Classifying content with categories
  • Organizing content using perspectives
  • Custom types
  • Custom attributes
  • Adding custom typed content
  • Building an Oracle Portal page
  • Creating Portal pages
  • Pages and sub-pages
  • Editing pages
  • Adding tabs
  • Creating and managing Portal page regions, layouts and styles
  • Populating Portal pages with portlets
  • Using portlet providers
  • Developing applications using Oracle Portal components.
  • Creating and managing Oracle Portal applications.
  • Exposing the application as a provider
  • The component build wizard
  • Developing a calendar component
  • Storing a component
  • Building Oracle Portal forms
  • Understanding form types
  • Creating forms based on tables and views
  • Master-detail forms
  • Shared objects
  • Creating a style
  • Creating a template
  • Developing a page based on a template
  • Navigation pages
  • Displaying navigation pages on portal pages
  • Creating forms with stored procedures
  • Processing PL/SQL with forms
  • Publishing forms as portlets to a portal page
  • Creating Report components
  • Query-By-Example reports
  • The Query Wizard
  • Using ANSI SQL to build reports
  • Publishing reports as portlets to a portal page
  • Using Oracle Portal chart components
  • Creating HTML-based and image-based charts
  • Publishing charts as portlets to a portal page
  • Developing with Oracle Portal customization components
  • Using links
  • Creating dynamic and static Lists of values (LOV)
  • Sharing components
  • Writing JavaScript for Oracle Portal
  • Working with user interface templates
  • Using other Oracle Portal components
  • Creating dynamic pages using HTML, SQL and PL/SQL
  • Building Hierarchy components
  • Using menus and frame drivers
  • URL components
  • Developing XML Components
  • Managing portal content with content areas
  • Understanding the components of content areas
  • Creating and managing content areas
  • Applying styles and layouts
  • Working with folder types
  • Creating folders
  • Publishing folders as portlets
  • Creating and managing folder items
  • Classifying content using categories and perspectives
  • Publishing categories as portlets
  • Custom attributes, item types and folder types for content areas
  • Using search features
  • Administering content areas
  • Item-specific properties
  • Folder caching
  • Managing content area access
  • Customizing content area labels and icons
  • Administering the Oracle 10gAS Portal
  • Creating and managing portal users and groups
  • Using the application explorer
  • Application and component privileges
  • Administering access privileges
  • Modifying the PL/SQL gateway
  • Understanding Oracle Portal Security
  • Monitoring Oracle10gAS Portal
  • Introduction to the Oracle Portal Development Kit (PDK)
  • Portal internals
  • Web providers vs. database providers
  • Basic searches
  • Custom searches
  • Displaying search results
  • Using non-portal content into a page
  • Displaying data using OmniPortlet
  • Publishing Portlets with disparate data sources
  • OmniPortlet events
  • Form Portlet
  • List of Values
  • Maintaining a production portal
  • Understanding the Oracle Portal schema
  • Working with Apache
  • User administration and LDAP integration
  • Application tuning, load balancing and portal caching
  • Firewalls, SSL and other security issues
  • Finding Oracle resources and using third-party providers
  • Designing the Enterprise Information Portal
  • Identifying enterprise information needs
  • Creating a blueprint for deploying an EIP


  • Understanding SQL and PL/SQL is required to successfully complete this class. HTML is recommended but not required.


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