This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principals, goals, and key elements of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The course is designed to provide a broad introduction to SOA and the Service Oriented way of viewing requirements and Information Technology (IT) solutions. Moreover, this course examines SOA within the context of net-centricity and the U.S. Government's adoption of loosely-coupled, service oriented solutions. Real-world examples from the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government branches are used, and the DOD's Reference Architecture, DoDAF, is also introduced during the course.
Content in the course is reinforced through group discussion, content reviews, group exercises, and class discussion. This workshop is a collaborative exploration of Service Orientation within the context of the U.S. Government's net-centricity initiative. Attendees will leave this course with a solid understanding of SOA, having dispelled many myths regarding what it is not, and with a grasp of how it fits within a broader enterprise context.