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Classroom Learning

Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.8 (WB395G)

Course Overview

Duration : 5 Days

This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.8(ZB395G). This option does not require any travel. This course introduces developers to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.8. You learn the concepts and skills that you need to design, develop, and integrate a business rule solution with Operational Decision Manager. The course begins with an overview of Operational Decision Manager, which is composed of two main environments: Decision Server for technical users and Decision Center for business users. The course outlines the collaboration between development and business teams during project development. Through instructor-led presentations and hands-on lab exercises, you learn about the core features of Decision Server, which is the primary working environment for developers. You design a business rule application, and work with the object models that are required to author and execute rule artifacts. You gain experience with rule deployment and execution within various types of client applications. You work extensively with Rule Execution Server and learn how you can integrate decision services within an enterprise environment. In addition, you become familiar with rule authoring so that you can support business users to set up and customize the rule authoring and validation environments. You also learn how to use Operational Decision Manager features to support decision governance. The lab environment for this course uses Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition.


Before taking this course, you should have: Experience with the Java programming language and object-oriented concepts Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Basic knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML)


After completing this course, you should be able to: Describe the benefits of implementing a decision management solution with Operational Decision Manager Identify the key user roles that are involved in designing and developing a decision management solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role Describe the development process of building a business rule application and the collaboration between business and development teams Set up and cust

Course Content

Course introduction Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.8 Exercise: Operational Decision Manager in action Operational Decision Manager: Business rules Exercise: Setting up decision services Programming with business rules Developing object models Exercise: Working with the BOM Exercise: Refactoring Orchestrating ruleset execution Exercise: Working with ruleflows Authoring rules Exercise: Exploring action rules Exercise: Authoring action rules Exercise: Authoring decision tables and decision trees Customizing rule vocabulary with categories and domains Exercise: Working with static domains Exercise: Working with dynamic domains Working with queries Exercise: Working with queries Debugging rules Exercise: Executing rules locally Exercise: Debugging a ruleset Enabling tests and simulations Exercise: Enabling tests and simulations Managing deployment Exercise: Managing deployment Executing rules with Rule Execution Server Exercise: Exploring the Rule Execution Server console Exercise: Executing rules with Rule Execution Server in Java EE Exercise: Executing rules as a hosted transparent decision service (HTDS) Auditing and monitoring ruleset execution Exercise: Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse Working with the REST API Exercise: Working with the REST API Introducing decision governance Course summary