Learn about the risks and benefits of SOA adoption from the unbiased experts at the Software Engineering Institute
If you are in the process of making a decision about service-oriented architecture (SOA), you probably find yourself in the uncomfortable position of having little to go on beyond vendor hype about technology solutions and the tremendous benefits of SOA adoption.
To make the right decision, you’ll need information from a knowledgeable, unbiased source that can help you decide whether and how to implement a SOA-based environment: a source that knows about SOA and is not advocating a particular technology or solution. Yet, most training related to SOA comes from vendors who want to sell you something.
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) can help you understand SOA and decide how to adopt it effectively in your organization. As a federally funded research and development center, the SEI is neutral by charter. It does not endorse vendor products; rather, the SEI can help you make your own decision about the benefits, potential, risks, and pitfalls of SOA adoption based on complete, accurate information.
SEI training doesn't replace vendor training. But before you select a vendor and begin implementing your SOA-based system, shouldn’t you have all the unvarnished facts?
To accommodate the busy schedules and cost concerns of professionals like you, the SEI is now offering this course in an online format for just $400: a fraction of the typical cost of in-class offerings. With the online version of Migrating Legacy Systems to SOA Environments, you can choose to focus your greatest attention on the material that is most unfamiliar to you and learn at your own pace.
The course offers 10 hours of lecture videos, transcripts, and self-assessments to help reinforce your learning. You can interact with your course instructor via email to receive examples of concepts and other help, and you can participate in forums and interact with instructors and other students who are taking the course.
Migrating Legacy Systems to SOA Environments introduces managers, software engineers, and decision makers to the fundamentals of successfully adopting an SOA approach in an organization. Here’s what two recent students said about this course:
"My main objective in attending the SEI course was to get a broad and compact overview of the topic from experts. That I got, and then some!"
-- Roger Champagne, Associate Professor, Department of Software and IT Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Québec, Canada
"Credit Suisse, my employer, has a fairly mature SOA environment based on CORBA today. I...wanted to understand the strengths and weaknesses of our enterprise level approach. The course gave me a lot of useful insight into what we are doing well, and what we could possibly improve. I am sure that this insight will help me in my future work, as we negotiate interfaces to other systems."
-- Arthur L. Wright, VP, Senior Solutions Architect, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland
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