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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)

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud computing platform by The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.

What are the key components of AWS?

The AWS components are:

  • S3 is used to retrieve datasets involved in cloud architecture and is used to store the output datasets that are the result of the computations.

  • SQS is leveraged for buffering requests received by the Amazon controller. It is the component used for communication between different controllers.

  • SimpleDB is used to store intermediate logs and tasks performed by the user.

  • EC2 is used to run a large distributed processing on the Hadoop cluster and provides automatic parallelization and scheduling.

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Why is the isolation feature needed in Amazon Web Services?

Isolation facilitates a...