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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)

Infrastructure and security architecture

Infrastructure architecture is one architecture domain that form the pillars of EA. It describes the structure of the technology infrastructure of the enterprise. It includes the nodes of hardware, the infrastructure applications that run on them, the infrastructure services they offer, the protocols, and the networks connecting applications. Infrastructure architecture also addresses issues pertaining to performance, resilience, storage and backup.

What are the principles of infrastructure domain?



Requirements-based change

Changes to IT applications are made in response to business needs only

Responsive change management

Changes to enterprise landscape are implemented in a timely fashion.

Control technical diversity

Technological diversity is controlled to minimize the non-trivial cost of maintaining expertise in and connectivity between multiple processing environments.


IT infrastructure should conform...