Introduction to Apache Log4j Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • Java programming experience


  • Software Engineers


Apache Log4j is a Java based logging software. Apache Log4j enables users to create queuing applications that segregate, interpret, and filter messages into logs for debugging and audit purposes.

This instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) is aimed at software engineers who wish to use Apache Log4j for logging data and messages.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Use Apache Log4j for logging application messages and data.
  • Automate the configuration of appenders, pattern converters, layouts, and more.
  • Implement advanced filtering to all events before being passed to appenders.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Apache Log4j Overview

  • What is Apache Log4j
  • Apache Log4j features
  • Apache Log4j architecture

Preparing the Development Environment

  • Installing and building Apache Log4j

Apache Log4j Configurations

  • Customizing configurations
  • Configuring appenders
  • Configuring and formatting layouts
  • Configuring filters

Apache Log4j Logging

  • Configuring loggers
  • Using lookups
  • Working with log levels
  • Enabling asynchronous loggers
  • Mixing synchronous and asynchronous loggers

Apache Log4j Integration

  • Adding Jars to an application and application servers

Cloud Platforms

  • Accessing Docker containers
  • Accessing Spring Cloud properties
  • Accessing Kubernetes information

Debugging the Application

  • Simulating errors


  • Troubleshooting services, configurations, and integrations

Summary and Conclusion



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