How To Take This Class

Course Overview

Geared for business and systems analysts, SOA Analysis is a three day in-depth SOA analysis training course that explores what SOA is, the impact of SOA, what it means in terms of today's systems and architectures, and how to apply the concepts in identifying business and systems services. This course was designed for software analysts who wish to understand what services and service-oriented architectures are and what best practices and processes to use in supporting the design and implementation of SOA-based applications. This course presents a strong perspective on services as an essential and important part of enterprise systems as well as how to identify, design, and develop of complex services using sound analysis and design techniques.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should have an extensive working knowledge with analyzing and working with enterprise applications. This is not a programming class.

Course Audience

This an intermediate and beyond level SOA training course, designed for analysts who need to identify and support the design of SOA applications and infrastructures. We will explore and apply the terminology, the specification, the processes and technologies specific to SOA.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the business impact of SOA
  • Understand the history of services-oriented architecture and what design processes led up to SOA
  • Discuss the challenges to adopting SOA in the enterprise
  • Apply the concepts and principles of SOA to on-going and future projects
  • Explain how Enterprise Application Integration affects the reuse of existing applications
  • Relate what SOA means from an architectural perspective
  • Discuss business process analysis and its relation to BPEL
  • Understand the difference between OO analysis and design and SOA analysis and design
  • List the various roles involved in Service-oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD)
  • Perform SOA Analysis to identify useful and manageable services
  • Understand the importance of business process modeling
  • Explain governance and how it applies to SOA and IT in general
  • Compare SOA best practices
  • Understand the responsibilities crucial to governance
  • Understand, at a high level, what web services bring to the table

Course Duration

3 Days

Course Outline

  1. SOA Overview
    • Service Defined
    • SOA Defined
    • Organizational Framework
    • Technical Framework
    • Orchestration
    • Reusability
    • Services vs. SOA
    • SOA in the past
    • What is new in SOA
    • Business impact/ROI
    • Myths/Reality
    • Adoption issues
  2. SOA: the Business Proposition
    • Web services standards
    • ESBs
    • Leveraging business processes
    • Challenge to adoption
    • The SOAD Process
    • Roles and Skills
  3. SOA: an Architectural Perspective
    • SOA Design Principles
    • RPC vs. REST
    • Web services, SOAP, and WSDL
    • Architectural Issues
    • SOA Maturity Model
  4. SOA: a Development Perspective
    • The SOAD Process
    • Architecture
    • OO/UML
    • Services, operations and data
    • Policies
    • W3C standards
    • Web services standards
    • Testing
  5. Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Principles
    • Business Process-driven development
    • Roles
    • Messaging
    • Transactions
    • Security
    • Business modeling
    • Design issues
    • EAI
    • ESB
    • Web services
    • RPC vs. REST
    • Web services, SOAP, and WSDL
    • Integrating legacy applications
    • Extending the lifetime of legacy apps
    • External integration
    • Governance
    • What needs to be governed and what is already governed?
    • Governing IT vs. SOA
    • Continuous improvement
    • Strategies
  6. Case Study Workshop
    • Discovery and Identification
    • Recognizing Potential for Reusability
    • Motivation for Service-Based Approach
    • Problems With Ad Hoc Approach
    • Advantages of Managed Approach
    • Harvesting Reusable Services
    • Refactoring and Agility in Face of Change
    • Issues Yet to Be Adequately Resolved
  7. Defining Business Processes Using BPEL
    • BPEL Overview
    • Top-down Process Design
    • Bottom-up Process Design
    • Using WSDL
    • Process Elements and Properties
    • Select Expression Language
    • Partner Links
    • Variables
    • Fault Handler
    • Compensation Handlers
    • BPEL Process as a Service
  8. Service-oriented Analysis and Design
    • OOAD vs. SOAD
    • Analysis
    • Design
    • Implementation
    • Process
  9. SOA Analysis
    • Use cases
    • Identifying services
    • Operations and data formats
    • Error conditions
    • Service reusability
    • Identifying processes
    • Best practices
  10. SOA Design
    • Business process modeling
    • XML and XML Schema
    • Asynchronous services
    • Callbacks
    • Messaging
    • Non-blocking calls
    • Best practices
  11. SOA Best Practices
    • Planning
    • Standardizing
    • Designing
    • Managing
    • Implementing
  12. SOA Governance
    • Governance Overview
    • Importance
    • Responsibilities
    • Implementation