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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)


Cloud computing provides business value as an enabler of cost effective, efficient, elastic computing capacity. Cloud computing allows enterprises to pay only for the services and computing power that they need while efficiently scaling up and down in response to changing business demands. Cloud computing has enabled several "XaaS" variations such as, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS). Each of the cloud-based service models provide varying degrees of technical and business capabilities and serve as enablers to various businesses.

Cloud provides efficient and elastic computing power to enable social media, mobile applications, websites, big data, and analytics.

What are the advantages of leveraging cloud computing?

The advantages of cloud computing are:

  • Data backup and storage

  • Powerful processing capabilities

  • Software as a Service

  • IT sandboxing capabilities

  • Multi-fold increase in productivity

  • Cost-efficiency and flexibility