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Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 (Self-paced) (ZB383G)

Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

Skill level: Intermediate An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click ZB390G, Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.0 This 5-day self-paced course introduces developers to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5. In this course, 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: IBM Decision Server for technical users and IBM 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 identify governance issues and use Operational Decision Manager features to support decision governance. For information about other related courses, visit the IBM Training website: ibm.com/training If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the m


You should have: Experience with the Java programming language and object-oriented concepts Experience with Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Basic knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML)


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 customize the business object model (BOM) and vocabulary for rule authorin

Course Content

Course introduction Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 Operational Decision Manager: Business rules Exercise: Operational Decision Manager in action Programming with business rules Exercise: Setting up rule projects 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 Queries and ruleset extraction Exercise: Queries and ruleset extraction 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 SE 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 Exercise: Testing ruleset execution in Rule Execution Server console Working with the REST API Exercise: Working with the REST API Introducing decision governance Course summary