Course Description

This 3-day course will introduce you to SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), one of the most popular business initiatives among corporations and government organizations today. Service Oriented Architecture provides a more agile and comprehensive way to integrate information systems and businesses processes than more traditional approaches. Students will be exposed to a broad range of enterprise SOA subjects, providing a solid foundational understanding of both business and technology elements of SOA.

Concepts in this workshop are re-enforced through a combination of group discussion, class exercises, case study explorations, and daily reviews.


  • SOA Fundamentals
  • Web Services
  • Service Layers
  • SOA Value Proposition
  • Service Registries
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • SOA Information Management
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • SOA Service Lifecycle
  • Service Oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD)
  • SOA Testing
  • SOA Security
  • Challenges, Risks, and SOA Governance
  • SOA Maturity Models
  • Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Learn the importance of BPM and governance to a successful SOA
  • Explore the technology and business impacts of SOA
  • Understand the SOA value proposition
  • Learn the lifecycle for services and understand the challenges
  • Gain a knowledge of security, testing, and information management within SOA
  • Explore the relative maturity of SOA and models for gauging the maturity of an
  • organization s SOA initiative



3 days


Target Audience

This course is applicable to both technical and business personnel. It provides a general foundation in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and addresses a wide range of enterprise elements and job roles.


Course Prerequisites

There are no formal knowledge prerequisites.


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content

Chapter 1. SOA Fundamentals

Defining Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Putting SOA in Context

SOA As an Alignment Strategy

The SOA Umbrella

What s a Service?

Service Actors

Serving Up SOA

Business Process Management

BPM & Workflow

SOA Governance

SOA Governance Model

SOA Job Role Impact

Before SOA

SOA Re-Organization

What Makes a Good Design?

Is SOA a New Concept?

Service Orienting the Enterprise

Service Oriented Thinking

SOA Is Perfect NOT!

Service Characteristics

When Do I Need a Service?

About Services in SOA

Contract-Driven Software

SOA Standards

Chapter 2. Introduction to Web Services

A Conceptual Look at Services

Defining Services

Three Key Service Questions

Service Communication Analogy

Connecting the Dots

SOA: Runtime Implementation

What Is a Web Service?

Enterprise Assets as Services

Web Service Development Workflow

Advantages of Web Services

Web Service Business Models

Example: Internal System Integration

Example: Business Process Externalization

Web Service Standards

Binding via SOAP

SOAP in Protocol Stack

SOAP Structure

SOAP Message Architecture

Applying SOAP

Interface via WSDL

WSDL Structure

Locating a Service

UDDI Overview

UDDI Structure

Applying UDDI

WS-I Overview

WS-I Deliverables

Chapter 3. Layers of Services

What Is Layering?

Service Layers

Layering Example

The Application Service Layer

The Business Service Layer

The Orchestration Layer

Layering Guidelines

The User Interface Layer

Context Awareness in SOA UI

Web 2.0 Data Aggregation

Chapter 4. SOA Value Proposition

The SOA Value Proposition

Reducing Integration Expense

Integration Costs Illustration

Ripple effect of changes

The Value of Service Layering

Advantage of SOA Layering

Increasing Asset Reuse

SOA Economics/ROI

Asset Reuse Illustration

Service Reuse v. Object Reuse

Increasing Business Agility

Business Agility Illustration

Traditional EAI Approach

Problems with Traditional EAI Approach

Change Flow Using Legacy Approach

SOA Agility

Build the Services

Build the Process or Message Flow

We Can Easily Change the Process

Reducing Business Risk

Example: Compliance Using SOA

Business Advantages

ROI Quantification Hurdles

Real World SOA Example 1

Real World SOA Example 2

Real World SOA Example 3

Real World SOA Example 4

Chapter 5. Overview of Service Registries

Services Registry

Why Do We Need a Service Registry?

Main Activities when Using a Registry



Dynamic Discovery


Enforce Governance Lifecycle

SOA Registry Products


Chapter 6. Architectural Topology for SOA

Vendor Confusion

Service Intermediaries

Intermediary Options

Intermediary Service

Centralized Bus

Logical Centralized Bus

De-centralized Framework

Policy Enforcement at Endpoints

Comparing the Approaches

Chapter 7. Business Process Management (BPM) Basics


Composing a Business Process

Business Process Diagram

Challenges in Process Implementation

Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)

Working with BPEL

Business Process

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

Example: A Simple Process

Example: User Placing an Order

Example: The Business Process Diagram

Example: The Resulting BPEL Document

BPEL Document (Cont d)

Chapter 8. SOA Service Life Cycle

SOA Adoption

Adoption Stages

Managing Services

SOA Service Life Cycle Overview

SOA s Circle of Life

Discovery Phase

Analysis & Design Phase

Implementation Phase

Deployment Phase

Monitor Phase

Retirement Phase

Chapter 9. Introduction to Service Oriented Analysis & Design (SOAD)

Introduction to SOAD

Applying OOAD Principles


Encapsulation in SOAD


Inheritance in SOAD


Polymorphism in SOAD

Why OOAD Is Not Enough


The Need for Loose Coupling

The SOAD Methodology

The SOAD Methodology Steps

Stage 1: Requirements Gathering & Process or Message Flow Modeling

Stage 1: Requirements Gathering & Process Modeling

Stage 2: Service Identification

Stage 3: Service Implementation

Stage 4: Process Implementation

SOAD Stages and SOA Lifecycle

Chapter 10. Service Models

Service Orientation Artifacts

The Service Model

Developing a Service Model

Service Model Example #1

Service Model Example #2

Service Model Example #3

Service Model Granularity

Service Contract Template

Service Contract Template Part 2

Service Contract Template Part 3

Chapter 11. Introduction to SOA Testing


The SOA Components to Test

Parts of a Test Framework

Layered Component Testing

Testing the SOA Layers

Phased Testing

SOA Testing Challenges 1/3

SOA Testing Challenges 2/3

SOA Testing Challenges 3/3

SOA Testing Opportunities

Chapter 12. SOA Security Overview

Traditional Systems

Loosely Coupled Systems

Risks of Loosely Coupled Services

SOA Security Concerns

Security Stack: Web Services

Security Stack: Other Services

Discussion Question

Chapter 13. Applying Traditional Security to SOA

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Digital Signature

Digital Signature Process




Basic HTTP Authentication

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

Basic Authentication over HTTPS

Securing Non-HTTP Traffic

Chapter 14. Governance Basics

SOA Challenges and Risks

Governance Risk Example #1

Governance Risk Example #2

Governance and Risk Mitigation

Governing IT

Need for SOA Governance

SOA Governance

SOA Governance Elements

Relevant Standards Work


Reference Model in Context


Some Best Practices

Chapter 15. IT Governance Models

Governance Model Justification

Governance Models

Sole Governance

Local Governance

Intermediary Governance

Federated Governance

Governance Model Spectrum

Hybrid Governance Model

Chapter 16. SOA Maturity

Challenges to SOA Adoption

Standards: Core

Standards: Messaging

Standards: Security

Standards: Business Processes

Standards: Misc

Gauging SOA Maturity

CMMI and SOA Maturity

SOA Maturity Models

SOA Maturity Model (CBDI)

CBDI s Service Model

SOA Maturity Model (IBM)

IBM s Integration Model

SOA Maturity Model (Wipro)

Wipro s Model

SOA Maturity Model (Sonic)

Progress-Sonic s Model

Comparing SOA Maturity Models

SOA Adoption Roadmaps

CBDI s Roadmap

ZapThink s Roadmap Model

Developing a Model and Roadmap

Chapter 17. Software Platform for SOA

SOA Development Iteration

SOA Development Iteration

Types of Software Needed To Support SOA

Oracle SOA Suite

IBM Software Offering

IBM WebSphere Process Server

IBM IT Service Management (ITSM) Tools

TIBCO BusinessWorks

TIBCO SmartMapper

webMethods Fabric

webMethods: Enterprise Service #Platform (ESP)

webMethods: Business Process #Management (BPM)

webMethods: Business Activity #Monitoring (BAM)

webMethods: Composite #Application Development

WebLogic Integration

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)


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