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  1. Becoming a Certified SOA Analyst
  2. Module 4: Understanding SOA Projects and Methodology
  3. Exam Prep Tips
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Module 4: Understanding SOA Projects and Methodology

Module 4: Understanding SOA Projects and Methodology

In order to understand the lifecycle stages of service delivery, in particular as they relate to service-oriented analysis and service modeling, you first need to understand the organizational roles involved and the types of profile documents used to keep track of a service’s evolution throughout its lifespan.

Furthermore, because analysis stages are a vital part of SOA projects and because services often need to be modeled with reuse and multi-purpose considerations in mind, understanding how service-oriented analysis can impact and even define the methodology and approaches used to carry out SOA delivery projects is also necessary. Module 4: SOA Project Delivery & Methodology tackles these and other topics, such as planning strategies, post-design project phases, and authoring service profiles.

Modules 6 and 7: Dive Into Analysis

The final two modules of the SOA Analyst Certification track delve into a range of specific subject areas dealing exclusively with service-oriented analysis. The scope of Module 6: Advanced SOA Analysis & Modeling encompasses a range of analysis and modeling topics, with a heavy emphasis on business service contest, service models, functional scope definition, balanced granularity, and establishing effect service layers as part of an overall conceptual blueprint.

It is crucial for SOA Analysts to know how to not only define conceptual service candidates individually, but to also understand how service candidates relate to each other as part of larger collections of services. Module 7: SOA Analysis & Modeling Lab introduces a series of hands-on exercises that require you to apply the concepts, processes, techniques, patterns, and principles previously learned from Modules 1, 3, 4, and 6 in order to complete a set of complex SOA analysis and modeling exercises. This course module’s ultimate objective is to have you create your own service blueprints - and to accomplish this, it is necessary for you to have the ability to solve a number of inter-related problems. Passing the two-hour long Exam S90.07 (which corresponds to Module 7) is essential because it is the final exam requirement for the SOA Analyst Certification.

Keeping It Vendor Neutral

Because the SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) curriculum is strictly vendor-neutral (which means that the focus is on industry practices, technologies, and standards rather than on specific vendor products), it is helpful to detach yourself from any pre-existing vendor-specific terminology or proprietary viewpoints you may have. Following the vendor-neutral course modules that are part of the SOA Analyst Certification program guarantees that you will obtain a clear, industry-aligned skill-set that will be able to apply to any suitable vendor tool platform.

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