Core Spring (4 days)

GOTO Academy NL

Core Spring (4 days)


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Core Spring is the four-day flagship Spring Framework training. In this course, you will build a Spring-powered Java application that demonstrates the Spring Framework and other Spring technologies such as Spring Boot, Spring Data, AOP and Spring Security in an intensely productive, hands-on setting.

Core Spring at a glance

Have your team become certified Spring Professionals (exam voucher must be purchased separately)


On request – please contact us with your group size and location


4 days, 0900-1700


Classroom, @Trifork Amsterdam or your own conference room

Course delivered in English by Joris Kuipers or Abraham van der Vyver



Developers with a good understanding of Java. No experience with Spring Framework necessary.

What our students say:

Both instructors know a lot, and are good in bringing the knowledge to the participants.


This course is highly interactive, intensive and hands-on, led by one of our experienced trainers. The focus of this course is not simply to explaining Spring features and how to use them, but also on the fundamental architectural issues. It is important to know how to use certain parts of a framework, but it is even more important to be able to decide when to use them.

Training objectives 

  • Spring configuration using Java, Annotations and XML
  • Aspect oriented programming with Spring
  • Testing Spring applications
  • Data Access - JDBC, JPA and Spring Data
  • Using Spring for Transaction Management
  • Building Web Applications with Spring MVC
  • Spring Boot - introductory and advanced topics
  • Implementing REST with Spring MVC and RestTemplate
  • Spring Security
  • Microservices with Spring Cloud


We assume that participants have a good understanding of the core Java APIs, as well as a basic knowledge of general concepts like JavaEE APIs such as JTA and the Servlet API. As we cover object-relational mapping technologies (ORM) we also assume basic knowledge of ORM concepts and JPA. The training is hands-on. Developers are expected to bring their own laptop.

Course Structure
This course is approximately 40% theory and 60% exercises. All labs are supervised with the trainer on-hand to provide answer individual questions and provide coaching


Day 1 - Spring Framework basics

  • Introduction to Spring
  • Spring Java configuration: a deeper look
  • Annotation-based dependency injection
  • XML dependency injection

Day 2 - Spring Framework in-depth

  • The bean lifecycle: how does Spring work internally
  • Testing a Spring-based application
  • Aspect-oriented programming
  • Data access and JDBC with Spring

Day 3 - Spring data and introduction to Spring Boot

  • Database transactions with Spring
  • JPA with Spring and Spring data
  • Spring in a web application
  • Spring Boot

 Day 4 - More on Spring Boot plus introduction to Microservices

  • Spring Boot - going further
  • Spring Security
  • Rest with Spring MVC
  • Microservices with Spring Cloud

For more detailed information you can view the Pivotal training brief


Trifork Amsterdam Office - Rijnsburgstraat 9-11, 1059 AT Amsterdam, or a suitable location provided by you (such as a conference room at your office). Depending on where your office is located, travel and accommodation costs for the trainer may need to be reimbursed.

Please contact us for more info, if you are a student or if you want to know more about group discounts. 

The right to sit the certification exam is not included in the above price and must be purchased directly from Pivotal

4 days, every day from 9:00 to 17:00