Microservices Architecture

This extensive 5 days course covers all knowledge and practices that are needed to achieve the certification for MicroServices Certified Architect.

This course provides an easy to understand, end-to-end overview of contemporary service concepts and technologies pertaining to modern-day microservices and service-oriented computing, as well as business and technology-related topics pertaining to service-oriented architecture (SOA).

This course also focuses on modern service technologies, models and concepts that have established de facto implementation mediums for building contemporary services-based solutions. Also covered are fundamental terms, concepts and models pertaining to cloud computing and cloud-based services.

In addition to the above, the course establishes foundational microservice architecture and design models and further introduces containerization concepts and container characteristics. Topics covered include microservice deployment, provisioning, registration and isolation levels, as well as logical containers, PODs and composition architecture.

This course also provides a patterns-centric, in-depth exploration of the practices, models and technology architectures behind microservices and containerization. Topics include microservice scaling, data management and autonomous ownership and versioning, as well as event sourcing, CQRS, composite isolated containers and container hosting models.

The course concludes with a hands-on workshop that allows attendees to apply the concepts, processes, techniques, patterns and principles previously covered in order to a complete a set of architectural and design exercises pertaining to microservices and the use of containerization.


  • Certified Microservice Architect


  • Exam S90.01B: Fundamental SOA, Services & Microservices
  • Exam S90.02B: Service Technology Concepts
  • Exam S90.09B: Fundamental Microservice Architecture & Containerization
  • Exam S90.10B: Advanced Microservice Architecture & Containerization
  • Exam S90.11B: Microservice Architecture & Containerization Lab

Who should attend

  • Integration architects
  • SOA architects
  • Solutions architects
  • Enterprise architects
  • Senior developers

What is included in the package

  • Official training material
  • Breakfast, Lunch & refreshments
  • Exam vouchers (5 vouchers)

Course Content

Day 1

  • Business and Technology Drivers for SOA, Services and Microservices
  • Strategic Goals and Benefits of Service-Oriented Computing
  • Plain English Introduction to Services and Microservices
  • Fundamental Characteristics of a Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding Service-Orientation as a Design Paradigm, including the Four Pillars of Service-Orientation
  • Introduction to Service Layers, Service Models and Service Compositions
  • Service Inventories, Service Layers and Service API Governance and Management
  • Introduction to Common Service Technologies, including API Gateways, Virtualization, Containerization
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cloud Services
  • Adoption Impacts, including considerations for Governance, Infrastructure, Performance and Standardization

Day 2

  • Comparing Service Implementation Mediums
  • Service Roles and Service Agents
  • Message Exchange Patterns and Service Activities
  • Basic XML, XML Schema, JSON and JSON Schema Concepts
  • HTTP Methods, Response Codes and Headers
  • Basic REST Service Concepts, including Properties and Constraints
  • REST Services, Contracts, Resources and Messaging
  • Hypermedia and Late Binding
  • Basic WSDL and SOAP Concepts
  • WS-* Technologies
  • Web Service Contracts, Messaging and Registries
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Vertical and Horizontal Scaling
  • Multitenancy, Elasticity and Resiliency
  • On-Demand Usage, Ubiquitous Access and Measured Usage
  • Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds
  • IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Day 3

  • Introduction to Microservice Architecture
  • Common Microservice Design Challenges
  • Microservices and Design Granularity
  • Microservice Guiding Design Principles
  • Introduction to Containerization
  • Containerization vs. Virtualization
  • Fundamental Container Architecture Elements
  • Container Engines, Build Files, Images and Networking
  • Microservice Automation, Logging and Monitoring
  • Microservice Instance Registration
  • Scaling Technology, Basic Scalability Types and Mechanisms
  • Technology Drivers for Cloud-based Microservice Deployments
  • Micro Task Abstraction and Micro Task Segregation
  • Rich Containers and Logical Pod Containers
  • DevOps Practices and Benefits
  • DevOps Stages and Toolchains
  • Domain-Driven Design and Microservices

Day 4

  • Microservice Compositions and Compositor Services
  • Autonomous Proxy Services
  • Shared Isolated Databases
  • Microservice Layers and Isolation Levels
  • Pre-Defined Data Views
  • Microservice Instance Registrations
  • Workload Distribution and Service Load Balancing
  • Synchronized Cross-Instance Events
  • Event-Driven Messaging for Microservices
  • Atomic Event Processing and Appended Events
  • Centralized Isolated State Databases
  • Container Chains
  • Single-Node Multi-Containers
  • Multi-Container Isolation Control
  • Volatile Container Configurations
  • Serverless Microservice Deployments
  • Dynamic Scalability Models
  • Micro Scatter-Gather Compositions
  • Leader Node Election for Microservice Instances
  • Redundant Microservice Implementations
  • Microservice Composition Autonomy
  • Container Sidecars
  • Microservice Ambassadors
  • Log Aggregation for Microservices
  • Distributed Diagnostics for Microservices

Day 5

As a continuation of course modules 9 and 10, this hands-on workshop allows attendees to apply the concepts, processes, techniques, patterns and principles previously covered in order to a complete a set of architectural and design exercises.

Participants are required to study case study backgrounds and carry out a series of exercises to solve a number of inter-related problems, with the ultimate goal of applying design patterns to design their own services and service-oriented solutions.