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Cracking the IT Architect Interview

By : Sameer Paradkar
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Cracking the IT Architect Interview

By: Sameer Paradkar

Overview of this book

An architect attends multiple interviews for jobs or projects during the course of his or her career. This book is an interview resource created for designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise, and chief architects to help them perform well in interview discussions and launch a successful career. The book begins by providing descriptions of architecture skills and competencies that cover the 12 key domains, including 350+ questions relating to these domains. The goal of this book is to cover all the core architectural domains. From an architect’s perspective, it is impossible to revise or learn about all these key areas without a good reference guide – this book is the solution. It shares experiences, learning, insights, and proven methodologies that will benefit practitioners, SMEs, and aspirants in the long run. This book will help you tackle the NFR domain, which is a key aspect pertaining to architecting applications. It typically takes years to understand the core concepts, fundamentals, patterns, and principles related to architecture and designs. This book is a goldmine for the typical questions asked during an interview and will help prepare you for success!
Table of Contents (14 chapters)


The goal of IT strategy is to gain a competitive advantage to be able to achieve the organization's objectives. Strategic direction is decided by a thoughtful eye on the business horizon. The foundation of competitive strategy is matching up an organization's strategic capabilities with the present and future needs and wants of customers. The fit between organizations strategic capabilities and the customers' needs and wants determines the strategic portfolio of products and services for the organization. The key to establishing this strategic direction are the four key areas:

  • Competitive advantage in markets that gives an edge over rivals

  • Customers and their current and future needs

  • Products and services to develop and support

  • Sales and services for the customers