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SOA 1549 - SOA Best Practices for Business


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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a popular and innovative approach to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). It is process-centric, leveraging Business Process Management (BPM) techniques, and inundated with standards and strategies, necessitating formal governance. With so many facets to SOA, and the break-neck pace of the industry, it is no wonder that organizations are in need of solid best practices guidance.

This course addresses best practices, design patterns, and recommendations tailored to the business side of SOA. For information on our Best Practices course for the technical side of SOA, check out SOA 1560.

The course offers practical knowledge regarding the right and wrong way to adopt SOA within an organization. Teams that are relatively new to SOA will learn valuable knowledge and skills regarding how to implement SOA right the first time. Experienced SOA teams will extend their understanding of SOA and gain insight into advanced concepts and strategies.


  • How mature is SOA and the supporting SOA standards?
  • What governance model is right for my organization?
  • How can SOA governance be correctly implemented to successfully manage the service oriented landscape?
  • What guidelines should be used for determining the granularity of processes and services within a SOA?
  • Where are the high risk points within the SOA service lifecycle and what strategies are available to mitigate these risks?
  • How can an effective and comprehensive SOA testing strategy be implemented?

Target Student

IT project managers, Business Analysts, IT managers, Line of Business Managers, Quality Assurance specialists, Configuration Management specialists, IT architects looking for a business-centric view of best practices.


A basic understanding of SOA and core concepts (SOA 1405). Individuals with experience in a real-world SOA environment will derive greater value from this course, but this experience is not required.


2 days

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