Web Services Basics for Non-Programmers Training Course

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WebServices Basics for Non-Programmers

It was great to learn the basics of WebServices that was taught in a very easy to understand manner. The trainer thoroughly understood his subject and I enjoyed hearing the stories of his previous work history with web services.

Margarete Coffeen - US Bank

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Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

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Overview Overview

This course is intended to provide an understanding on how to use, debug and manage Web Services from a non-developer/programmer perspective.

Course Outline Course Outline

Overview of Web Services

  • Why do we need Web Services?
  • Service-Oriented Architecture Principles (SOA)
  • HTTP and XML - what is the whole buzz about?
  • Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • Web Service Description Language (WSDL)
  • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
  • The WS-* profiles - what are these?
  • REST

The XML Technology

  • Why XML with Web Services?
  • The XSD Schema
  • Data representation in XML
  • XSLT based XML transformations
  • HTTP / XML Web Services case study


  • Messaging Model
  • Namespaces
  • SOAP over HTTP
  • The SOAP Envelope
  • The Message Header
  • The Message Body
  • SOAP Faults
  • Attachments

Web Services Description Language

  • Web Services as Component-Based Software
  • The Need for an IDL - history of Distributed Computing
  • Web Services Description Language
  • WSDL Information Model
  • The Abstract Model -- Service Semantics
  • Message Description
  • Messaging Styles
  • The Concrete Model -- Ports, Services, Locations
  • Extending WSDL -- Bindings
  • Service Description

Handling Binary Content

  • The WS-I Attachments Profile
  • Using base64Binary
  • MIME Attachments

Other technologies overview

  • REST
  • JSON
  • PHP Serialization
  • ESB
  • Integration Platforms

Guaranteed to run even with a single delegate!
Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 3300EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 2800EUR
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 3300EUR 2800EUR
2 1960EUR 1660EUR
3 1513EUR 1280EUR
4 1290EUR 1090EUR
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