A Certified SOA Architect has demonstrated proficiency in the mechanics of SOA through the physical design of service-oriented technology architectures, service-oriented solutions, and related infrastructure.
To be considered an expert in this field requires a solid understanding of the service-orientation design paradigm including all related design principles and the effects of their application.
Fundamental SOA concepts and terminology need to become second nature to the SOA Architect and must be further supplemented with exposure to relevant SOA technologies. The different forms of service-oriented technology must also be fully understood, including the dependencies that exist between architectural levels.
SOA-certified architects will need to be prepared for a variety of design challenges and therefore must be proficient with the use of industry design patterns and service-oriented design processes. They must furthermore have an appreciation of how service design fits into the overall SOA project delivery lifecycle and how design approaches and techniques may ultimately affect service governance.
To achieve this certification, the following exams must be completed with a passing grade:
– Exam S90.01A: Fundamental SOA & Service-Oriented Computing
– Exam S90.02A: SOA Technology Concepts
– Exam S90.03A: SOA Design & Architecture
– Exam S90.08A: Advanced SOA Design & Architecture
– Exam S90.09A: SOA Design & Architecture Lab