Portal Administrator Training

Course Overview

The Portal Administrator Training is the recommended introductory course that will lay the groundwork for understanding what Liferay can do for you. This two-day course will give you an overview of what Liferay has to offer out of the box and how Liferay can be used for managing users, managing content, and permissions. You will learn how Liferay can use these basic concepts to provide collaboration and a solution to business needs. This training establishes a robust foundation for a successful Liferay installation.

What You'll Learn

By the end of the training, you should have an understanding of what Liferay has to offer out of the box including:

  • Portal Navigation
  • Managing users through Liferay Organizations and User Groups
  • How Liferay's permissions system works out of the box
  • Applying permissions to users through Roles and teams
  • Managing creation and display of basic content through Sites
  • Managing pages in Sites
  • 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: The Portal Administrator course is an entry level course with no prerequisites.

Course Format: Onsite, Online

Version: 6.1

This course is also offered for Liferay Version 6.2


Day 1

Getting Started with Liferay

  • Installing the Liferay Bundle
  • Familiarizing Yourself With Liferay's User Interface
Fundamental Liferay Concepts
  • Displaying Content Using Sites
  • Managing Users Through Organizations and User Groups

Managing Permissions through Roles

  • 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?
  • Available Assets in Liferay Out of the Box
  • Adding Metadata Using Tags and Categories

Basic Web Content

  • Basic Web Content Creation
  • Placing and Displaying Content
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 Collaborating
  • Managing the Tools Used for Collaboration

Enhancing Networking and Collaboration

  • Measuring User Participation
  • Enabling Users to Connect with One Another
  • Integrating 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 Applying Custom Fields

Understanding Workflow

  • What is 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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Dual Core processor, 4GB RAM, wireless card
Windows, Mac OSX*, or Linux*
* Note: if you use Mac OSX or Linux, you must be prepared to support yourself if any operating system issues arise, as the trainer is not guaranteed to be familiar with these systems.

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