Courseware and Primers

Learn about the building blocks, including BPMN 2.0, BPEL and WS-HumanTask, that you will need to implement process-based applications. Click the Learn More links in the gray navigation bar on the left to view replays of the CTO Tuesdays podcast series and various business process management topics.

In addition to the educational resources below, we also offer online, instructor-led and onsite training classes. View an overview of the courses available.


Download the ActiveVOS Concepts and Capabilities training class courseware

Download the ActiveVOS Fundamentals training class courseware.

Download the ActiveVOS Server Operations and Management training class courseware


What is BPMN?

61 mins
CTO Tuesdays episode 8: Watch an introduction to BPMN

40 mins
CTO Tuesdays episode 1: The BPMN diamond

51 mins
CTO Tuesdays episode 6: Diamond patterns in BPEL and BPMN


6 mins
A short introduction to BPEL (Business Process Execution Language), the native execution language of SOA.

What is BPEL? presentation

92 mins
The basics of SOA-based service orchestration for Java developers

This technical note provides Java developers a conceptual introduction to SOA-based service orchestration using familar concepts. It is a companion piece to the "BPEL for Java Developers" video above.

Download the BPEL Basics ActiveVOS Designer project

45 mins

BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask

49 mins
CTO Tuesdays episode 2: Introduction to WS-HumanTask

An overview of ActiveVOS task management components and the relationship between human and system activity

An excerpt of the WS-HumanTask specification. It is a companion piece to the "Introduction to WS-HumanTask" video above.

XML Schema and WSDL

12 mins
A video about XML schema, a prerequisite for creating BPEL processes

View the XML Schema presentation slides

12 mins
A video about WSDL definitions, a prerequisite for creating BPEL processes

View the WSDL definitions primer slides

7 mins
Review this primer on WSDL bindings and learn how ActiveVOS uses them

View the WSDL definitions primer slides

5 mins
A video about Partner Interaction in BPEL, including PartnerLinks and PartnerLinkTypes

View the Partner Interaction in BPEL primer slides

XML Technologies

48 mins
CTO Tuesdays episode 34