Course: Akka Essentials training

$131.89 incl. vat


duration: 8 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |


In this Akka course you will learn the philosophy of Akka and how to create an Actor System. You will also learn the advanced features of Akka. You can think about developing, managing and configuring of a cluster and how to manage the communication network in an application.


After completing this course you are familiar with the philosophy of Akka and the advanced features.


You have experience with Java or/and Scala software.

Target audience

Software Developer


Akka Essentials

8 hours

Akka Essentials

  • start the course
  • describe Akka and its advantages
  • describe the main concepts used by Akka
  • download and install Akka
  • create a basic application
  • define actors, their functions, and actor systems
  • describe how actors supervise and monitor others
  • define actor paths, addresses, and how actor references work with actors
  • describe the Java Memory Model and how it works with actors and futures
  • define message delivery reliability
  • configure settings for an actor system in Akka
  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop actors
  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop typed actors
  • use supervision strategies to create fault tolerance
  • configure and use different types of dispatchers
  • configure various actor mailbox types
  • create and configure routers to route messages to actors
  • build actors with Finite State Machine behavior
  • create actors with persistent states
  • test an actor system using the Akka testkit
  • create and use Akka futures
  • compose and manage Akka futures
  • create, read, update, and configure agents
  • create a basic Akka application that responds to messages and uses the Akka testkit

Advanced Features of Akka

  • start the course
  • describe the advantages of clusters and how they work
  • create a cluster and actors that can join its nodes
  • manage and remove cluster members
  • subscribe actors to cluster events
  • distribute actors across nodes using cluster sharding
  • publish and send messages to members
  • communicate with cluster members from outside the cluster using cluster client
  • create routers that monitor or deploy routes on cluster nodes
  • use Cluster Metrics Extension to monitor cluster health and perform load balancing
  • manage clusters using a JMX console or command lines
  • monitor and manage actors remotely and enhance remote security
  • use serialization to convert objects to and retrieve objects from simple byte data
  • describe the Akka I/O implementation
  • create and manage connections using TCP
  • use the Akka-Camel module to send and receive messages
  • use the event stream to publish events
  • set up logging within an Akka application
  • use the scheduler to create future events
  • use circuit breakers to avoid "hanging" applications caused by nonresponsive services
  • create extensions to add your own features to Akka
  • use Akka along with Sprint or any other JEE application
  • use Akka along with Play framework as a service backend
  • separate Akka message into its own module, group actors into modules, and deploy those modules independently
  • implement continuous integration and deploy large-scale Akka-based applications
  • create a clustered Akka application including logging and event subscription

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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