Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a way to organize and use distributed capabilities that may be controlled by different owners. SOA provides a uniform means to offer, discover, interact with, and use capabilities to produce desired effects consistent with specified preconditions and requirements. This course describes SOA concepts and design principles, interoperability standards, security considerations, runtime infrastructure and web services as an implementation technology for SOA. Given the focus on shared capabilities, SOA involves more than technology. Therefore, additional topics will include the impact of SOA on culture, organization, and governance.
605.401 Foundations of Software Engineering and 605.704 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or equivalent experience are highly recommended.