Drools Rules Administration Training Course

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Course Language

This course is delivered in English.

Course Code


Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Good understanding of Java Environment, Linux operating system.
Git repository basics recommended, but not required.

Overview Overview

This course has been prepared for people who are involved in administering corporate knowledge assets (rules, process) like system administrators, system integrators, application server administrators, etc...
We are using the newest stable community version of Drools to run this course, but older versions are also possible if agreed before booking.

Course Outline Course Outline

Drools Administration

Short Introduction to Rule Engines

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Expert Systems
  • What is a Rule Engine?
  • Why use a Rule Engine?
  • Advantages of a Rule Engine
  • When should you use a Rule Engine?
  • Scripting or Process Engines
  • When you should NOT use a Rule Engine
  • Strong and Loose Coupling
  • What are rules?

Where things are

  • Managing rules in a jar file
  • Git repository
  • Executing rules from KIE
  • Managing BPMN and workflows files
  • Moving knowledge files (rules, processes, forms, work times...)

Rules Testing

  • Where to store test
  • How to execute tests
  • Testing with JUnit

Deployment Strategies

  • stand alone application
  • Invoking rules from Java Code
  • integration via files (json, xml, etc...)
  • integration via web services
  • using KIE for integration

Administration of rules

  • authoring
  • Packages
  • Artifact Repository
  • Asset Editor
  • Validation
  • Data Model
  • Categories
  • versioning
  • Domain Specific Languages
  • Optimizing hardware and software for rules execution
  • Multithreading and Drools


  • Projects structures
  • Lifecycles
  • Building
  • Deploying
  • Running
  • Installation and Deployment Cheat Sheets
  • Organization Units
  • Users, Rules and Permissions
  • Authentication
  • Repositories
  • Backup and Restore
  • Logging

Guaranteed to run even with a single delegate!
Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From £3100
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 £2650
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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 £3100 £2650
2 £1950 £1710
3 £1567 £1397
4 £1375 £1240
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Upcoming Courses

VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
Coventry - The QuadrantMon, 2016-11-07 09:30£2650 / £3400
Belfast City CentreWed, 2016-11-09 09:30£2650 / £3400
OxfordMon, 2016-11-14 09:30£2650 / £3575
Bradford - Carlisle Business CentreMon, 2016-11-14 09:30£2650 / £3400
Birmingham Tue, 2016-11-15 09:30£2650 / £3550

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