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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)


The rapid technology changes in SMAC and the overall complexity involved in implementing an integrated SMAC solution can be challenging and demonstrating business value on investment can be difficult. A systematic approach to creating SMAC capability to create business value includes:

  • Define business objectives, assess the as-is state and identify a set of initiatives and goals

  • Define manageable projects to build capabilities with each of the SMAC domains and understand benefits it provides to the organizations

  • Pursue an architecture-focused approach leveraging modern best practices and standards to integrate SMAC tack

  • Build on early successes to generate momentum and demonstrate early value to the business

  • Leverage technology partners to manage the risk of the evolving SMAC environment

This chapter covered the Q&As for emerging technologies which includes big data, clouds, AWS, analytics, social media, and enterprise mobility.

The next chapter will cover the Q&As for frameworks...