Nexus Best Practices

Course Overview

Nexus Best Practices gives you the knowledge and practical instruction to get the most from your Nexus repository. Take this class to get up to speed quickly, gain better control over your component usage, and see faster build times.

After this course, you will:

  • Understand the benefits of using a repository manager
  • Be proficient with installing and maintaining your Nexus instance
  • Use the Nexus user interface effectively as both a user and an administrator
  • Support Nexus as a key component of your enterprise development infrastructure
  • Gain control over the artifacts that can be proxied from external Maven repositories
  • Understand how to use Nexus to support staged releases

Upcoming Virtual Training Classes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
11:00AM-6:00PM EDT (GMT-0400)
$695 USD per student Enroll
  • Recommended For:

    Ideal for programmers who are looking to get up to speed with Nexus. This class is also appropriate for existing Nexus users who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of the fundamentals, as well as advanced techniques with Nexus.

  • Related Product:

    Nexus Professional

  • Format:

    Virtual Training Classes

  • Cost:


  • Requirements:

    Please review the system requirements.

Course Outline

Module I: Getting Started

  • Get Nexus up and running for initial exploration
  • Become familiar with the user interface
  • Using Nexus in development

Module II: Repository Management

  • Understand artifacts, repository coordinates and repository management
  • The role of the Central Repository
  • Configuring Your Nexus Server Settings
  • Creating repositories and configuring repository settings
  • Administration of Nexus
  • The difference between proxying and hosting artifacts

Module III: Using Nexus as Advanced User

  • Learn about Repositories Artifact Dependencies
  • View/Edit Metadata
  • Understand Repository Groups
  • Search for Artifacts
  • View Logs
  • Filing Problem Reports

Module IV: Advanced Administration of Nexus

  • Nexus Open Source vs. Nexus Pro
  • Install Nexus for production usage
  • Integrate Nexus security with your network security
  • Take care of configuration, backups and updates
  • Manage groups, repositories, logging and more

Module V: Optimizing your Release Process

  • Understand and set up a Staging Repository
  • Integrate your Maven build with Staging
  • Learn how to integrate with QA and allow promotion
  • Get to know the Nexus Maven Plugin

Module VI: Real World Scenarios

  • See how to approach different situations
  • Understand and optimize complex setups
  • Tackle problems with advanced use cases
  • Optimize your setup for developer, QA and beyond
  • Learn about best practices for Nexus usage

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