SOA Certified Architect Training Course

This extensive 5 days course covers all knowledge and practices that are needed to achieve the certification for SOA 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 delves into essential topics pertaining to service architectural models and practices and principles relevant to service and microservice design. Service-oriented architecture, service-orientation, and microservice architecture and composition are explored, along with a range of distinct considerations for designing service-oriented solutions with REST services and Web services.

This course also provides an in-depth exploration of the overarching models and underlying mechanics of service-oriented technology architecture. A wide range of topic areas is covered to provide techniques, insights and perspectives of the inner workings of service and composition architectures, including messaging, microservice deployments, service contracts, API gateways, containerization and many more.

The course concludes with a hands-on workshop that allows attendees to apply the technologies, concepts, techniques, patterns and principles previously covered in order to complete a set of design exercises. Specifically, participants are required to study case study backgrounds and carry out a series of exercises to solve a number of inter-related problems by applying design patterns to design services and service-oriented solutions.


  • Certified SOA Architect


  • Exam S90.01B: Fundamental SOA, Services & Microservices
  • Exam S90.02B: Service Technology Concepts
  • Exam S90.03B: Design & Architecture w/ SOA, Services & Microservices
  • Exam S90.07B: Advanced SOA Design & Architecture w/ Services & Microservices
  • Exam S90.08B: SOA Design & Architecture Lab w/ Services & Microservices

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

  • Fundamental Application Design with SOA
  • Service-Orientation vs. “Silo”-Based Design
  • Service-Oriented Application Design with Microservices
  • Understanding Services and Service Capabilities
  • Understanding the Functional Context of Microservices
  • Complex Service Composition Design, Composition Runtime Roles and Responsibilities
  • Composition with Microservices
  • Distinguishing Characteristics of the SOA Model
  • The Eight Design Principles of Service-Orientation
  • Contract-First Design, Standardized Service Contracts and Uniform Contracts
  • Service Loose Coupling and Coupling Types, Service Abstraction and Information Hiding
  • Service Reusability and Agnostic Design, Service Autonomy and Runtime Control
  • Service Statelessness and State Deferral, Service Discoverability and Interpretability
  • Design Guidelines for REST Services
  • Design Guidelines for Web Services
  • Design Guidelines for Microservices

Day 4

  • SOA vs. Traditional Architectures
  • Understanding Service and Composition Architectures
  • Logic Centralization, Schema Centralization and Canonicl Schemas
  • Dual Protocols, Canonical Resources and Inventory Endpoints
  • Contract Centralization, Official Endpoints and Services with Concurrent Contracts
  • Lightweight Endpoints, Reusable and Uniform Contracts
  • Service Façades, Legacy Wrappers and Service Data Replication
  • Microservice Deployments and Containerization
  • Redundant Implementations, Content Negotiation and Idempotent Capabilities
  • Messaging Metadata, State Messaging and Event-Driven Messaging
  • Service Instance Routing, Endpoint Redirection, Service Agents and Intermediate Routing
  • API Gateways and Asynchronous Queuing
  • Data Format Transformation, Data Model Transformation and Protocol Bridging
  • Service Brokers and the Enterprise Service Bus
  • Orchestration and Compensating Service Transactions
  • Composition Autonomy, Entity Linking and State Repositories

Day 5

As a continuation of course modules 3 and 7, this hands-on workshop allows attendees to apply the technologies, concepts, techniques, patterns and principles previously covered in order to complete a set of 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.