companies have begun a SOA initiative with the assumption that
implementing web services is synonymous with employing a
service-oriented architecture. They have gone on to discover various
barriers to SOA success and have not seen the returns a successful SOA
implementation can provide. These companies lacked an understanding of
SOA adoption and architecture fundamentals. This course presents those
fundamentals with an Enterprise Architect's view of Oracle's SOA
Enterprise Technology strategy, to equip the student with skills for
handling both business and IT concerns throughout the entire SOA life
cycle, from both the program and the project perspectives.
course takes the student far beyond the limited view of SOA as simply a
collection of web services. Students learn how to assess an
organization's SOA capabilities in eight separate business and technical
domains, and how to analyze the gap between those capabilities and
their SOA vision. From that maturity assessment, they learn steps to
develop a multi-year SOA road map for an organization and a framework
for SOA project selection. A deep-dive exploration of SOA Reference
Architecture from the conceptual, logical, product mapping, and physical
perspectives is presented before the course transitions its focus to
the service engineering life cycle.
the course introduces the service engineering life cycle, it stresses
the importance of analysis, architecture, delivery and management.
Lessons present criteria and techniques for service identification and
discovery, and guidelines for consistent access to enterprise
information. Requirements management is discussed, and the decomposition
of functional requirements, business processes, applications and data
requirements is presented. The identification, discovery, justification
and validation of services is covered, and is followed by an exploration
of service delivery. Additional course topics include a discussion of
the principles of service-oriented integration, and the reasons and
guidelines for establishing a SOA governance framework.