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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)

Enterprise architecture

EA definition

An EA is a collation of strategic assets describing business and the technologies essential to enable the business functions. This includes business goals, business processes, applications, information, organizational structures and roles. An enterprise architecture summarizes the assets required to implement technology solutions to cater to future business goals. The EA predominately consist of four domains: application, data, business, and infrastructure. The following diagram depicts these domains:

Figure 1: EA definition

EA value proposition

EA is a strategic asset leveraged to shape the organization and is key to aligning the current IT investments and efficient planning of future investments. EA is a strategic tool for classifying opportunities to improve key metrics such as IT costs, operational efficiencies, and customer experience. EA helps to achieve business-IT alignment, reduce time-to-market, and manage change and risk. Elevator pitch expounds...