A Certified SOA Professional has a proven understanding of the fundamentals of services, microservices and service-oriented architecture, and has met minimum SOACP qualifications by demonstrating proficiency in at least one additional area.

To achieve this certification, the following exams must be completed with a passing grade:
Exam S90.01B: Fundamental SOA, Services & Microservices
– Any one additional SOACP exam (most commonly IT professionals choose Exam S90.02B or S90.03B)

This certification is obtained automatically when working toward any of the other more specialized certifications. This is because all SOACP certifications require a passing grade in Exam S90.01B, as shown on the SOACP Certification Matrix page. As a result, this certification is often issued as an interim accreditation to recognize the attainment of baseline proficiency for IT professionals pursuing one or more specialized certification tracks.

However, the Certified SOA Professional designation is also issued as a standalone base accreditation for IT professionals who only require a high-level of proficiency. Examples of IT professionals that may only require the Certified SOA Professional accreditation can include consultants, project managers, executive IT managers, business analysts and others.

Note that because the second of the two required exams is not pre-determined, the honors designation is not available for this certification. The honors designation is available for all other SOACP accreditations.

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