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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Introduction



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Support the modern applications that your organization relies on by gaining the skills to design, build, and maintain a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). In this SOA training course, you learn how to create an effective, cloud-ready SOA by modeling, designing, and providing the specifications for services that merge the business and technical requirements of your organization. This course will advance you through introductory concepts to intermediate level best practices.

You Will Learn How To

  • Design and architect a modern SOA
  • Apply SOA design patterns to improve flexibility and maintainability
  • Model service operations and messages from business use cases
  • Facilitate integration and empower consumers

Important Course Information

  • Pre-course Exercise

    • You will be asked to do about 2 hours of pre-course homework and present it in class.
  • Recommended Experience

    • Some involvement creating business applications
  • Who would benefit most from this training

    • This course is for any one involved in designing service oriented architectures: business analysts, project leads, system architects, and developers.
    • In this course we determine what services an organization requires and how those services should be designed and organized to support the needs of the organization and the service’s consumers. The course does not cover the business logic that would be developed to implement the services (instead see, course 577 (Java) or 2601 (.NET)).
  • About the software used

    • While REST-based applications are emphasized, the role for WSDL/SOAP services and queue-based services are also discussed. Additionally, Enterprise Architect, Professional Edition is used for SoaML modeling.

Course Outline

  • Integrating the Organization and its SOA
  • Driving the SOA from business processes
  • Drawing services from the organization's purpose
  • Fitting SOA design into project management
  • Architecting Services

Service-oriented design process

  • Progressing from conceptual to buildable services
  • Structuring business requirements into an SOA
  • Executing a self-correcting design process

Turning services into modern applications

  • Leveraging the REST architectural style
  • Realizing the key SOA best practices
  • Mapping Services to Your Organization

Discovering conceptual services

  • Defining the service domain
  • Recognizing service opportunities
  • Improving manageability and maintainability

Refining the conceptual design

  • Identifying the underlying resource for the service
  • Applying the Single Responsibility Principle
  • Merging existing assets with new opportunities
  • Applying Design Patterns

Developing the SOA Interface/h2>

  • Integrating consumer requirments
  • Exploiting design patterns
  • Facade
  • Asynchronous
  • Publish/Subscribe
  • Bus

Achieving effective designs

  • Maintaining loose coupling
  • Addressing long running operations
  • Delivering information efficiently
  • Supporting evolving and agile processes

Addressing the business needs

  • Designing for reuse and integration
  • Consolidating to Eliminate duplicate services

Factoring in brokers

  • Identifying “services for services”
  • Routers
  • Transformers
  • Filters
  • Aggregators
  • Converting Designs into Specifications

Specifying operations

  • Deriving operations from use cases
  • Identifying design flaws early to take corrective action
  • Focusing on resources not transactions

Communicating the specification

  • Constructing reusable service actions
  • Expressing your design as a specification
  • Understanding the role of contracts

Messaging for services

  • Formatting the operation's messages
  • Evolving messages from the SOA design
  • Designing to the right level of message granularity

Finalizing the service design

  • Creating reference message formats
  • Managing message formats with JSON Schema
  • Transitioning from Design to Implementation

Planning for implementation

  • Picking the right technology set
  • Matching technology to the three SOA scenarios
  • Leveraging RESTful implementations

Building services

  • Creating services from the SOA modeling process
  • Picking the right prtocols for the business needs
  • Orchestrating services to deliver new functionality

Structuring services

  • Organizing to deal with change
  • Queuing request to achieve scalability
  • Avoiding Common Problems

Applying “Lessons Learned” to improve designs

  • Identifying the change-related threats
  • Dealing with change and growth

Ensuring performance

  • “Governing the SOA
  • Identifying the critical stakeholders
  • Managing the SOA Environment

Instituting an SOA infrastructure (SOAIS)

  • Advancing up the Services Integration Maturity Model
  • Leveraging Enterprise Services Buses (ESB)
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“The service-oriented architecture course exceeded my expectations! Our instructor gave pertinent, real-world examples, made complex ideas clear, and kept a nice learning pace. The course enabled me to achieve my objectives and provided more content than I expected.”

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