A Certified SOA Consultant is required to obtain proficiency in a cross-section of key SOA topic areas, including both conceptual and technical aspects of service-oriented computing.
SOA Consultants must be fluent in the terminology and theory that underlies SOA and service-oriented computing and must furthermore fully understand the dynamics, requirements and application impacts of service-orientation.
Additionally, these professionals must be familiar with the overall SOA project delivery lifecycle and the specific characteristics of individual project phases. Delivery strategies and governance issues are also critical topic areas so as to ensure that the governance impact of any planning, delivery or design decision can be fully assessed ahead of time.
SOA-certified consultants must also be technically adept having worked with common SOA technologies and understanding their unique application requirements.
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 S90.04A: SOA Project Delivery & Methodology
– Exam S90.05A: SOA Technology Lab