TIBCO Service Oriented Architecture Exam
This exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to architect an enterprise SOA solution based on TIBCO's SOA and integration technology suite which meets mission critical needs.
- Exam: TB0-109
- Number of exam questions: 54
- Exam duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Percentage correct to pass the exam: 67%
Successful candidates for the TIBCO Service Oriented Architecture Exam will have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering or equivalent work experience, and will have served four years or more as technical design lead, two years architecting distributed systems, and at least three years experience in design or development of distributed systems. Candidates should have at least two years experience designing message-based distributed systems using TIBCO products. It is recommended that candidates pass the TB0-107: TIBCO BusinessWorks™ 5 and TB0-112: TIBCO Enterprise Message Service™ 5 certification exams.
The successful candidate should be able to take an end-to-end business process description of average complexity and architect the end-to-end solution, using accepted TIBCO and industry best practices, including end-point systems, adapters, BusinessWorks™, Enterprise Message Service, or TIBCO ActiveMatrix® infrastructure. Average complexity business processes contain an end-point system that initiates the transaction, and a limited number of interactions with back-end systems. The successful candidate will be able to assist in the architecting of end-to-end solutions for complex business processes employing workflow and complex event processing given appropriate high-level guidance and design patterns by the enterprise architecture team.
Additionally, successful candidates will have the experiences and mastered the topics outlined below.
Recommended General Experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering or equivalent work experience, and will have served four years or more as technical design lead, two years architecting distributed systems, and at least three years experience in design or development of distributed systems. It is recommended that candidates pass the TB0-107: TIBCO BusinessWorks™ 5 and TB0-112: TIBCO Enterprise Message Service™ 5 certification exams.
Product Specific Experience
Candidates should have at least two years experience designing message-based distributed systems using TIBCO products.
Exam Topics and Objectives
- SOA Concepts
- Define the concept of a service and its characteristics
- Describe how services are accessed, used and managed
- SOA and Other Related Standards
- Explain the significant standards and their usage in an SOA implementation.
- General Architecture Practices
- Given a scenario, identify the appropriate modeling representations and design patterns.
- Describe the process for creating and validating an SOA architecture.
- Services and Solutions with TIBCO SOA Technology
- Select appropriate TIBCO products for a given scenario
- Describe the critical features of TIBCO products and how to tune and configure them to implement a SOA solution
- Construct SOA Solution with TIBCO Products
- Define the infrastructure and infrastructure services required to support an SOA implementation
- Explain the best practices for implementing services
- Describe the stages in constructing and deploying services and the SOA solutions utilizing them
- Analyze the business requirements and design a suitable logical SOA architecture
- Enterprise Services for Mission Critical Applications
- Given a scenario, apply the appropriate approach for scaling services implemented using TIBCO products
- High Availability
- Given a process definition scenario, select the appropriate fault tolerant design to make the process highly available
- Determine appropriate failover, clustering and storage approaches used in High Availability configuration including shared file systems and distributed file locking
- Given a process definition scenario, identify the appropriate use of transactions
- Define the different SLA measures and identify their impact on the service design
- Site Disaster Recovery
- Explain metrics (such as Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective) and approaches for site disaster recovery
- Service Life Cycle and Governance
- Runtime Policies
- Given an application scenario and runtime security, routing, audit, and SLA monitoring requirements, define optimal runtime policies and the TIBCO components required to implement them
- Explain the purpose and rationale for the following service life-cycle governance checkpoints: service validation; service specification, deployment readiness certification
- Explain the purpose and rationale for the following SOA solution development life-cycle governance checkpoints: architecture validation; pre-deployment certification
- Service Identification
- Identify and qualify service opportunities.
- Change Management
- Specify the change management mechanisms required for versioning services and migrating service components across environments
- Runtime Policies
Standards Reference URLs
- Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1
- Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1
- XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0
- Java Message Service Specification - version 1.1
- XSL Transformations 1.0
- ARC601: Architecture Essentials of Distributed Systems *
- ARC602: Architecting a TIBCO® SOA *
*Course materials may only be obtained by attending the course(s).
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Succeeding with SOA: Realizing Business Value Through Total Architecture by Paul C. Brown
- Implementing SOA : Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology, and Design, by Thomas Erl
- Service-Oriented Architecture : A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services, by Thomas Erl
- Web Services Platform Architecture: SOAP, WSDL, WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, WS-BPEL, WS-Reliable Messaging, and More, by Sanjiva Weerawarana, Francisco Curbera, Frank Leymann, Tony Storey, and Donald F. Ferguson
All five books are available from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
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