Course Overview

Mastering Liferay Fundamentals is the recommended introductory course that will lay the groundwork for understanding Liferay's capabilities. This two-day course covers the fundamental concepts of how to get the most out of your Portal experience. You will learn the best ways to manage users, create and display content, as well as how to determine user access with permissions. This course will equip you with a foundational understanding of how to use Liferay out of the box in order to best tackle your business needs.

What You'll Learn

By the end of the training, you should have an understanding of the fundamentals of Liferay including:

  • Navigating through the Portal
  • Managing users through Organizations and User Groups
  • Administering Portal configuration through the Control Panel
  • How Liferay's permissions system works out of the box
  • Applying permissions to users through Roles and teams
  • Creation and display of basic content through Sites
  • Managing pages in Sites
  • Sharing resources through Site hierarchy
  • How to create and use Site and Page Templates
  • What different content types are available in Liferay
  • Managing your documents and media
  • How you can use Liferay for collaboration
  • Relating content through the Asset Framework
  • Extending default information with Custom Fields
  • Using Workflow in Liferay
  • How to use Dynamic Data Lists to retrieve information

Prerequisites: None

Course Format: Onsite, Online

Version: 6.2

This course is also offered for Liferay Version 6.1


Day 1

Getting Started with Liferay

  • Installing the Liferay Bundle
  • Familiarizing Yourself With Liferay's User Interface
  • Get started with portal configuration
Fundamental Liferay Concepts
  • Grouping and displaying content using Sites
  • Sharing content through Site hierarchy
  • How to manage users using Organizations and User Groups

Managing Permissions through Roles

  • What are Permissions?
  • What are Roles?
  • Creating and using Roles effectively
  • Delegating Permissions using Teams

Basic Page Management

  • Site Navigation
  • Creating and Managing Pages
  • Setting Page Permissions
  • Site and Page Templates

Introduction to Liferay's Asset Framework

  • What is an Asset?
  • Assets available in Liferay Out of the Box
  • Adding Metadata Using Tags and Categories

Basic Web Content

  • Basic Web Content Creation
  • Placing and Displaying Content
  • Organizaing Content with Content folders
  • Using the Recycle Bin
Day 2

Managing Documents and Media

  • Creating Documents in Liferay
  • Storing Files and Folders
  • Adding Metadata to documents

Encouraging Collaboration in Liferay

  • Understanding the Tools used for Collaboration
  • Managing the Tools used for Collaboration

Enhancing Networking and Collaboration

  • Measuring User Participation
  • Enabling Users to connect with one another
  • Integrating Liferay with other Social Networks

Connecting to External Sources

  • Embedding Web Sites
  • Publishing RSS Feeds
  • Placing Remote Portlets

A Deeper Look into Liferay's Asset Framework

  • Relating Content through the Asset Framework
  • Learning How to Enhance Content through the Asset Framework
  • Monitoring Content

Understanding Custom Fields

  • What are Custom Fields?
  • Creating and using Custom Fields

Understanding Workflow

  • What is a Workflow?
  • Understanding a Workflow Process
  • Using a Simple Workflow
  • Additional Features of the Workflow Engine

Understanding Dynamic Data Lists

  • What are Dynamic Data Lists?
  • Creating a Data List
  • Integrating Dynamic Data Lists with Workflow

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  • 4GB RAM
  • 5GB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Windows x64, Mac OSX*, or Linux*

* Participants that use Mac OSX or Linux must be prepared to troubleshoot any operating system related issues, as the trainer may not be familiar with these operating systems.

Please contact us or call 1-877-LIFERAY if you have any questions.