How To Become An Outstanding Solution Architect

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Language
English
Duration
8 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
What is a solution architect?
Soft skills that will make you a great architect
Common pitfalls in large IT projects
Master architectural patterns
A hands-on case study to hone your skills
Learn Unified Modeling Language
Design for quality attributes
Design for deployment and testing
... and much more!
About the course

Last updated on November 21, 2017 - added homework results

Are you a developer, or a lead developer, or a solution architect in an IT project team? Would you like to learn how to become an outstanding solution architect? 

The solution architect is the person who creates the high-level abstract technical design of the entire solution, and this design is then handed over to the the development team for implementation. The architect is responsible for all technology decisions in the project. This is an extremely important role. 

The job also has a really nice pay, it comes with a lot of responsibility, and you get to talk to pretty much everybody in the organization, including the executives and the CEO. This is an extremely high-level and important function to be in. 

Would you like to learn how to become an outstanding architect? 

Let me help you!

I will teach you all the skills you need to become an outstanding solution architect. I will not only teach you how to create an awesome architecture design, but I will also teach you all the soft skills you will need to really shine in this role and make an impression on your peers.

This course contains a lot of material to get you on your way. We'll cover how the architect operates in an IT team, which soft skills are required to become an outstanding architect, and which extra responsibilities you can take on to really make an impression on your peers.

I will teach you how to create great architectures, we will discuss all common architecture design patterns, and I will also show you how to design these patterns in UML. And we're going to look at all important quality attributes and architecture concerns. Finally, we'll take a closer look at caching, exception management, and deployment scenarios.  

Why should you take this course?

Are you preparing for a job interview? Or are you in a large IT project right now? Are you the lead developer and do you wish to become a solution architect? Or are you already an architect and want to take your skills to the next level? Then this is the course for you! 

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Program
Introduction
Course Introduction
In this lecture I explain how this course is organized and I describe each of the upcoming sections in detail.
About Me
In this lecture I tell a bit more about myself, my career, and my motivation to become an online trainer.
The Architect And The Team
Section Introduction
Welcome to the Architect And The Team section. I will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.
Software Team Roles
In every software development team there's always a need to understand business problem, create technical and non-technical requirements, write the code, manage the dev team, and test- and deploy the solution. In this lecture we'll briefly summarize each role. 
The Functional Analyst
The functional analyst draws up the non-technical requirements in a software development project. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 
The Lead Developer
The lead developer manages and coaches the development team. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 
The Solution Architect
The solution architect draws up the technical design specification in a software development project. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 
Section Recap
Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.
Test Your Skills
Hands On - Assessing Your Team
In this hands-on assignment you are going to assess your current project team. Are all software development roles present and accounted for? Is everybody aware of his or her responsibilities? 
Requirements
  • You need a Windows, Mac or Linux laptop
  • You should be a beginner, intermediate, or advanced IT professional
  • Optional: Knowledge of C# and .NET - this course is language-agnostic!
  • Optional: Visual Studio 2017 Ultimate for creating UML diagrams
  • Optional: Rational Rose for creating UML diagrams
  • If you don't have Visual Studio or Rational Rose, you can use a free online UML design tool
  • That's it!
Lecturers
Mark Farragher
Mark Farragher
Microsoft Certified Trainer
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