LZA Renewal v10.0
[tab:Event Details] ZapThink Licensed ZapThink Architect Renewal Course Version 10.0 Online, Self-Paced, Computer-Based Training Course. Cost: US $795 This online course is for all Licensed ZapThink Architects who took the LZA course before January 2013. Completing this course extends your LZA certification until a year after completion of the renewal course or a year after completion of your original LZA course, whichever is later. Note: if you have already registered for this course, you can return to the login page for our online courses at http://learn.zapthink.com. REGISTER [tab:Agenda] Event Agenda LZA Renewal Course 10.0 Online Course SOA as Agile Architecture SOA: Work in Progress! What is an Enterprise? What all Enterprises Have in Common What About Enterprise IT? SOA is EA Architectural Style The Myth of the “Final State” Missing Link: Business Agility The Promise of SOA…

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SOA Zombies Gather At ZapForum Boston: Night Of The Living SOA Dead Event
SOA Zombies Gather at ZapForum Boston: Night of the Living SOA Dead Event ZapThink Evening Networking Event in Boston, MA – July 23, 2009   BALTIMORE, MD June 15, 2009 — On July 23, 2009 dozens of experts, pundits, and influential guests will gather in Boston, MA for an evening of networking and discussion on the topics of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Architecture (EA). Open to public enrollment and attendance, the topic of discussion for the panel will be the recent news and discussion about the “Death of SOA.” Is SOA really dead? Is it dying? Or is it changing? And what about those that are currently doing something with SOA or even just interested in the topic? Are we the “living dead”?   As a way of encouraging dialogue, networking, and communication within the SOA and EA, ZapThink is hosts its evening ZapForum networking events throughout the…

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ZapThink Announces Release of Online, Computer-Based SOA Training
Baltimore, MD (PRunderground) May 21, 2009 — ZapThink today announces the availability of its online, computer-based Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) training and credentialing course. In this first-of-its-kind offering, attendees can get access to over 20 hours of self-paced video instruction and slides, online testing and evaluation, and opportunity to submit architectural exercises to ZapThink master architects for grading and assessment. Upon completion of the online course, attendees will receive the same LZA Credential that they would receive if they attended one of ZapThinks popular in-person training events. “Companies and individuals are looking for vendor-neutral, practical, in-depth training that is affordable and has minimal impact on their resources,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner with ZapThink, LLC. “ZapThinkís new online, CBT courseware fits the bill. Individuals can sign up and get the same in-depth, hands-on SOA training that they’ve come to expect from ZapThink, but at their own…

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ZapThink: Rich Internet Application Environment Market Consolidating
Gap Widens between the Vision and Execution of Rich Internet Applications in the Enterprise. Adobe and Microsoft Dominate; Open Source Vendors Round Out Market Baltimore, MD (PRunderground) May 06, 2009 — ZapThink released a report today showing that as the Rich Internet Application (RIA) market grows, it increasingly overlaps other, more mature markets, including portals, business intelligence, application modernization, and a range of nascent Service consumer markets, including Enterprise Mashups. As a result, while the RIA market should continue to grow for the next few years, it will most likely merge with other markets long term. This convergence has a significant impact in how the enterprise consumes RIA technologies. “There is increasing demand for RIA capabilities in the enterprise, although people don’t identify the applications that leverage such capabilities as RIAs,” said Jason Bloomberg, Managing Partner and Senior Analyst with ZapThink. “Rather, RIA capabilities are features of many…

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ZapThink Announces SOA for Managers Certification Course at IMPACT 2009
BALTIMORE, MD (PRunderground) March 26, 2009 — ZapThink announces today the availability of its SOA for Managers course co-located at IBM’s IMPACT 2009 conference in Las Vegas, NV on May 3, 2009. In this one-day course, attendees will get detailed guidance and expertise in how to implement and manage SOA with the latest best practices and methods. The one day event will feature Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partners with ZapThink as lecturers and contributors. “Companies want to know how apply SOA best practices to enhance and optimize their existing investments in IT,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner with ZapThink. “This one-day, practical event will give enterprises of all sizes, architecture practitioners, consulting firms, and technology vendors the best practices and practical implementation knowledge they are seeking.” Key topics addressed during the one-day event on May 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV include: Fundamentals of SOA Defining SOA Success…

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Homework Module 5 (3 files)
File 1 outlines a SOA design infrastructure for the ZAPCO HR SOA implementation File 2 outlines a SOA run time infrastructure for the ZAPCO HR SOA implementation File 3 outlines how the SOA management and working groups handle agile paradigm of continuous change This approach is a collection of best practices of the development in modern technology world. It could be applied in SOA and non-SOA systems [hide 2] Slide1.jpg (53 KB) Slide2.jpg (65 KB) Slide3.jpg (59 KB) [/hide]…

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Answer an RIA Survey… win a customized Mino Flip Camcorder!
Answer a ZapThink Survey on Rich Internet Applications… …Win a Free, Customized Flip Mino Camcorder! Help ZapThink understand more about Rich Internet Application (RIA) spending patterns and trends by answering a quick, 15 minute online survey. Let us know what you have been up to with regards to RIA development and investment, and get a chance to win a customized Mino Flip Camera! To fill out the survey and get your chance to win this cool giveaway, just click here! Terms and conditions for giveaway listed on survey page. Read more at: ZapThink…

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ZapThink Announces Major Update to Popular SOA Implementation Roadmap Poster
ZapThink, the industry’s foremost experts, advisers, and educators in the field of Service-Oriented Architecture, is responding to customer demand with today’s publication of the third version of its popular “ZapThink SOA Implementation Roadmap” poster. The company distributed over 100,000 copies of its first two versions of the poster, the first in 2003 and then updated in 2005. The latest version adds cutting-edge thought leadership in SOA, includes detail on architectural artifacts, and expands coverage of SOA Quality, Enterprise Mashups, and more.   Read more at: Emediawire…

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