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 components that can be proxied from external repositories
  • Understand how to use Nexus to support staged releases

Upcoming Virtual Training Classes

Thursday, March 31, 2016
11:00AM-6:00PM EST (GMT-0500)

$695 USD per student

Thursday, April 28, 2016
11:00AM-6:00PM EST (GMT-0500)

$695 USD per student

Thursday, May 26, 2016
11:00AM-6:00PM EST (GMT-0500)

$695 USD per student

Thursday, June 30, 2016
11:00AM-6:00PM EST (GMT-0500)

$695 USD per student

Recommended For:

Ideal for developers or administrators 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 OSS, Nexus Pro (formerly Nexus Professional), Nexus Pro+ (formerly Nexus CLM Edition)


Virtual Training Classes


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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 components, repository coordinates and repository management
  • The role of the Central Repository
  • Configuring your Nexus repository manager
  • Creating repositories and configuring repository settings
  • Administration of Nexus

Module III: Using Nexus as User

  • Search for components
  • Inspect component characteristics
  • Understand Repository Groups

Module IV: Advanced Administration of Nexus

  • Nexus OSS 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

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

Module VI: Real World Scenarios

  • See how to approach different situations
  • Understand and optimize complex deployment topologies
  • 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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