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Service Oriented Architecture

This Service Oriented Architecture training course will give you a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts of implementing an SOA in the enterprise, and help you make educated decisions about the best way ahead for your own organisation.

The course revolves around presentations by an industry expert with solid implementation skills, and allows for group discussion to air concerns and issues you may have already encountered.

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The course does not involve hands-on coding, but an understanding of software / web / enterprise applications and / or business systems is strongly recommended.

Course Content

Introduction to SOA

What is a Service Oriented Architecture?
SOA concepts
Driving innovation with SOA

The Business Impact of SOA

The benefits and risks of implementing an SOA
Understanding your organisation's requirements and targets
Tradeoff strategies

SOA Roadmaps

The SOA adoption roadmap
SOA maturity model
Expansion stages
Business Component Model
(Business) Commodities

Service categorisation

Basic Services
Enterprise services and Process-centric services
Data-centric services and Logic-centric services
Intermediary services and application front-ends

Modeling the SOA

The need for a structured approach
Analysing service requirements with UML / BPMN
Creating a Domain Model
Overview of Service Oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD)
Identifying basic services
Employing Sequence and Activity diagrams


Aligning IT and Business
Dependencies between services and business components
The importance of a repository
Governance versus management
Metrics, KPI's and continuous improvement
Who needs to be involved?

Service Oriented Reference Model

Reference models and reference architectures
The OASIS reference model and architecture
SOA vendors and their relationship with SOA
SOA support in .NET and J2EE platforms

Case Studies

What next?
Measured approach - incremental improvements
Understanding the SOA maturity model

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