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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)

Data architecture

Data is one of the architecture domains that is the pillar of EA. The other pillars are the application, business, and infrastructure. Data architecture enables the designing and implementations of data resources. Data architecture enables the design, construction, and implementation of business-driven data entities that include real world entities.

The data architecture pillar artifact for the data design is leveraged in the implementation of the organization's physical database. Data architecture can be compared to a house architecture where the descriptions of sizes, materials, roofing, rooms, plumbing layout, and electrical structures are elucidated.

Figure 22: Logical data architecture

Examples for data reference models

The following is a list of various data models for various domains:

TMF SID Telecom

DODAF Logical Data Model

Energetics Epicenter data model

ARTS data model, Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) data model

Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM...