Service Oriented Architecture skills can be validated with the IBM Certified SOA Associate certification. Architects, administrators, sales people and other IT professionals who work on SOA projects can earn this certification. The use and need of SOA governance in a business organization is the main topic. Entry level knowledge of the business structure and value, as well as technical features and components, will be required.
An SOA associate will be responsible for such tasks as communicating between technical and business personnel, articulating the importance of an SOA solution, explaining the need for SOA administration and the role it plays in improving business adaptability, and justifying its impact in various organizational job roles. Experience working with it is a must; finer details and specific role information can be obtained by enrolling in the training course provided by IBM.
The exam, 000-669 SOA Fundamentals, requires a passing score of 67% from a total of 54 questions. It will cover important concepts, architectural components, value reflection, and management and preparation considerations. This certification is a requirement for the SOA Administration certifications that are also available from IBM.