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This Application Modernization and SOA Concepts 2-day training course will explore the trend around ‘application modernization’ and introduce you to a wide range of techniques and strategies for modernizing legacy systems including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), Web services, Message Oriented Middleware (MOM), and Web 2.0. Special emphasis will be giving to SOA and service-based solutions for modernizing legacy systems. 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 risks, opportunities, and challenges that exist in modernizing legacy assets such as mainframes, database stored procedures, flat-file systems, customized vendor packages, and other home-grown solutions. Finally, attention will be given to the subject of skills modernization, how to bridge the education gap, and acquire the needed skills for supporting and enabling modern enterprise systems.

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


Topics
      

  •     Modernization Case Study
  •     Architectural Styles (2-tier, 3-tier, N-tier, SOA, MOM, Web 2.0, etc.)
  •     SOA Concepts
  •     XML Basics
  •     Legacy Application Modernization
  •     Web Services Basics
  •     SOA Infrastructure and Tools
  •     Web 2.0

 
Objectives

      

  •     Gain an understanding of SOA concepts and key elements
  •     Learn the importance of BPM and governance to a successful SOA
  •     Understand the core qualities of services and when and how they benefit the enterprise
  •     Explore the subject of application modernization
  •     Discuss and examine the advantages and disadvantages of various modernization techniques
  •     Understand how legacy systems can support and enable a SOA
  •     Learn the process of modernizing legacy systems
  •     Explore the key concepts, technologies, and infrastructure elements that provide the foundation for modern enterprise systems

 

Application Modernization and SOA Concepts

Course Code

GTAM16

Duration

2 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

This Application Modernization and SOA Concepts training course is applicable to both technical and business personnel.  It provides a general foundation in application modernization strategies, introduces a range of architectural styles, and provides special emphasis around Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts.

Attendee Requirements

  • There are no formal knowledge prerequisites.

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Course Description

This Application Modernization and SOA Concepts 2-day training course will explore the trend around ‘application modernization’ and introduce you to a wide range of techniques and strategies for modernizing legacy systems including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), Web services, Message Oriented Middleware (MOM), and Web 2.0. Special emphasis will be giving to SOA and service-based solutions for modernizing legacy systems. 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 risks, opportunities, and challenges that exist in modernizing legacy assets such as mainframes, database stored procedures, flat-file systems, customized vendor packages, and other home-grown solutions. Finally, attention will be given to the subject of skills modernization, how to bridge the education gap, and acquire the needed skills for supporting and enabling modern enterprise systems.

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


Topics
      

  •     Modernization Case Study
  •     Architectural Styles (2-tier, 3-tier, N-tier, SOA, MOM, Web 2.0, etc.)
  •     SOA Concepts
  •     XML Basics
  •     Legacy Application Modernization
  •     Web Services Basics
  •     SOA Infrastructure and Tools
  •     Web 2.0

 
Objectives

      

  •     Gain an understanding of SOA concepts and key elements
  •     Learn the importance of BPM and governance to a successful SOA
  •     Understand the core qualities of services and when and how they benefit the enterprise
  •     Explore the subject of application modernization
  •     Discuss and examine the advantages and disadvantages of various modernization techniques
  •     Understand how legacy systems can support and enable a SOA
  •     Learn the process of modernizing legacy systems
  •     Explore the key concepts, technologies, and infrastructure elements that provide the foundation for modern enterprise systems

 

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Modernization Case Study

  •     System Architecture
  •     Good Architecture
  •     Cave Drawings to Modern Day
  •     Information Systems Evolution
  •     Continued Evolution
  •     Legacy Migration Examples
  •     Present Day

Chapter 2. Architectural Styles

  •     Client-Server Computing
  •     Client-Server Pros/Cons
  •     Client-Server Example
  •     Tiered Architectures
  •     Single-tier Architecture
  •     Single-tier Pros/Cons
  •     Single-tier Example
  •     Two-tier Architecture
  •     Two-tier Pros/Cons
  •     Two-tier Example
  •     Three-tier Architecture
  •     Three-tier Pros/Cons
  •     Three-tier Example
  •     N-Tier Architecture
  •     N-Tier Pros/Cons
  •     N-Tier Example
  •     Message Oriented Middleware
  •     MOM Messaging
  •     Publish/Subscribe Messaging
  •     Point-to-Point Messaging
  •     MOM Pros/Cons
  •     MOM Example
  •     Service Oriented Architecture
  •     Service Elements
  •     SOA Pros/Cons
  •     SOA Example
  •     Web 2.0 Architecture
  •     The Web 2.0 Difference
  •     Web 2.0 Communities
  •     Web 2.0 Example

Chapter 3. SOA Concepts

  •     Anatomy of an Enterprise
  •     IT Nightmare
  •     Understanding by Analogy
  •     Service Oriented Architecture
  •     Componentization and Reuse
  •     Benefits of Service Orientation
  •     Defining SOA
  •     Aligning the Enterprise
  •     What’s a Service?
  •     Service Actors
  •     Service Layering
  •     Is SOA a Flash in the Pan?
  •     Service Orienting the Enterprise
  •     Service Oriented Thinking

Chapter 4. Getting Started with XML

  •     An Unstructured Text Document
  •     An Employee Document
  •     What is XML ?
  •     Elements
  •     First XML
  •     Why XML?
  •     Another Example of XML
  •     Namespaces
  •     Presentation Style
  •     Well-formed vs. Valid XML Document
  •     Is this document well-formed?
  •     What is XML Schema ?
  •     Sample XML Schema
  •     Sample instance document
  •     Documents Needed
  •     Link Documents to Schemas
  •     Advanced XML Technologies
  •     Uses for XML

 Chapter 5. Understanding Services

  •     Objects, components, services
  •     When do I need a service?
  •     Defining Services
  •     Service Communication Analogy
  •     Three Key Service Questions
  •     Connecting the Dots
  •     Anatomy of a Service
  •     Dispelling Service Myths

Chapter 6. Application Modernization

  •     Death of Legacy Systems?
  •     Other Legacy Systems
  •     The Modernization Trend
  •     Modernization Strategies
  •     Migrate Legacy
  •     Legacy Migration Examples
  •     Expose Legacy
  •     Process-level Integration 1/5
  •     Process-level Integration 2/5
  •     Process-level Integration 3/5
  •     Process-level Integration 4/5
  •     Process-level Integration 5/5
  •     Data-level Integration 1/3
  •     Data-level Integration 2/3
  •     Data-level Integration 3/3
  •     Leverage Legacy

Chapter 7. Introduction to Web Services 

  •     What is a Web Service?
  •     Web Service Quotes
  •     Enterprise Assets as Services
  •     Typical Development Workflow
  •     Advantages of Web Services
  •     Utilizing Web Services
  •     Utilizing Web Services (continued)
  •     Binding via SOAP
  •     SOAP in Protocol Stack
  •     SOAP Structure
  •     SOAP Message Architecture
  •     SOAP HTTP Request Example
  •     SOAP HTTP Response Example
  •     Applying SOAP
  •     WSDL Overview
  •     Interface via WSDL
  •     WSDL Structure
  •     Applying WSDL
  •     Key Elements of WSDL
  •     Simple Example
  •     A Simple Operation Defined
  •     Instructor Demo
  •     Locating a Service
  •     UDDI Overview
  •     UDDI Terminology
  •     UDDI Structure
  •     Applying UDDI
  •     WS-I Overview
  •     WS-I Deliverables

Chapter 8. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

  •     SOA and the ESB Pattern
  •     Loose Coupling
  •     Service Invocation
  •     Business Process
  •     Data Integration
  •     Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  •     Legacy System Integration
  •     Unsupported Protocol
  •     The Role of ESB in SOA
  •     Logical Centralized Bus
  •     Security and ESB 

Chapter 9. SOA Infrastructure and Tools

  •     SOA Infrastructure and Tools
  •     Network Appliances
  •     Enterprise Service Bus
  •     Service Container
  •     Business Rules Engine
  •     Business Activity Monitoring
  •     Service & Policy Management
  •     Business Process Engine
  •     Service Registry
  •     Service Repository
  •     Development Tools
  •     Tool Combinations
  •     What is the minimum?

Chapter 10. How a Requirement Becomes a Service 

  •     How a Requirement Becomes a Service
  •     Requirements Discovery
  •     Analysis and Design
  •     Development
  •     Case Study Scenario (recap)
  •     New requirements
  •     Discovery
  •     Analysis & Design
  •     Service Development ¼
  •     Service Development 2/4
  •     Service Development ¾
  •     Service Development 4/4 

Chapter 11. Mainframe SOA Advantages

  •     The value of modernization
  •     Mainframe SOA is value added
  •     Mainframe offers unique value
  •     Mission Critical SOA
  •     Leverage Legacy

Chapter 12. Modernization Challenges and Strategies

  •     Managing Modernization Challenges
  •     Business Logic Challenges
  •     Data Challenges
  •     General Recommendations
  •     Migration Modernization
  •     Migration Best Practices
  •     Incremental and Partial Migration
  •     First Phase of Migration
  •     Migrate More?
  •     Incremental and Partial Migration
  •     Second Phase of Migration
  •     Partial Migration Close-out
  •     Incremental/Wholesale Migration Close-out
  •     Don’t Forget the People
  •     Best Practices for Exposing ½
  •     Best Practices for Exposing 2/2
  •     Best Practices for Leveraging ½
  •     Best Practices for Leveraging 2/2
  •     Hybrid Modernization
  •     Hybrid Illustration
  •     Just New Silos?

Chapter 13. Bridging the Skills and Knowledge Gap

  •     SOA What???
  •     What’s Old Is New
  •     Gauging the Gap
  •     Core Technologies ½
  •     Core Technologies 2/2
  •     Advanced Technologies
  •     Methodologies
  •     Prioritizing Education Efforts
  •     Modernization Strategy

Chapter 14. Introduction to Web 2.0 

  •     Web 2.0 – Should I upgrade?
  •     What is Web 2.0?
  •     What Web 2.0 is Not
  •     Understanding By Analogy
  •     Three Key Elements
  •     Web 2.0 Innovations - UI
  •     Web 2.0 Innovations – Collaboration
  •     Web 2.0 Innovations – Data
  •     Hard Data on Web 2.0 Adoption

Chapter 15. Justifying SOA on z/OS

  •     Section - Outline
  •     Why SOA on z/OS?
  •     Development Resource Pool
  •     Services and mainframe transactions
  •     Three key objectives for SOA on System z
  •     Web to 3270 Access Mapping
  •     Enabling Mainframe Resources for SOA
  •     Enabling Mainframe Application for SOA
  •     Three Styles of Application Transformation
  •     Three Development Approaches
  •     zSeries Developer’s Roadmap for SOA

Chapter 16. Glossary

  •     Glossary
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