This course examines the various aspects of a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). It explores the comprehensive plan to interrelate business with technology. It displays how SOA combines the talents and skills of an entire organization, with its requisite needs and computing know-how. It focuses on the necessary tools—processes, best practices, and standards—for developing a sound SOA, Service-Oriented Modeling: Service Analysis, Design, and Architecture. It also introduces a service-oriented modeling framework that employs an agile and universal business and technology language to facilitate analysis, design, and architecture initiatives.
The grading will be based on five graded lesson reviews, eight weekly Forum postings, and an individual project paper and presentation.
There will be five assignments (5% each) counting a total of 25% of the final grade. The assignments will follow each of the major milestones of the course. These assignments will be recaps of the week’s lesson.
There will be eight weekly Forum postings you will need to respond to. Answers should be 2-3 paragraphs with a topic sentence that restates the question and supporting sentences using the terms, concepts, and theories from the required readings. Each answer should be a minimum of 200 words (about 6 or 7 sentences). You may disagree, support or supplement other students’ answers using the terms, concepts and theories from the required readings. All responses should be a courteous paragraph that contains a topic sentence with good supporting sentences. You may respond multiple times with a continuous discussion with points and counter points. The key requirement is to express your idea and then support your position using the terms, concepts and theories from the required readings to demonstrate to me that you understand the material. The Forum postings will count as 35% (4.38% for each discussion posting) of the final grade.
There will be one final project that counts as 25% of the final grade. The content for the final project is listed under the Week 8 of this syllabus.
All assignments and Forum questions are required by 12:00 midnight Eastern Time of the Sunday of the week assigned
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