ZapThink Announces Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance Certification and Training

Baltimore, Maryland (PressExposure) June 17, 2009 -- One of the biggest challenges facing the SOA marketplace is the lack of proper governance to make sure that SOA exists in a controlled environment, and not the potential chaos that can emerge from uncontrolled, dynamic consumption and composition.

To address this challenge, ZapThink today announces the availability of registration for its Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance Training and Certification courses. The first two-day courses will be run at the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia campus near metropolitan Washington, DC starting on August 3, 2009 and again on September 28, 2009.

"Enterprises are struggling with making SOA work and troubled by governance concerns," said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner with ZapThink, LLC. "They are looking for SOA governance best practices for design-time, run-time, and change / version management, and want hands-on experience with SOA governance methods, tools, and frameworks before you commit to a SOA endeavor. However, existing SOA Governance training is provided by software vendors and consulting firms that have ulterior motives for providing training. Enterprises are you looking for a third-party, vendor-neutral credential to provide training and endorse their SOA governance knowledge."

The courses address a significant and urgent need from enterprise architects and IT practitioners to achieve SOA success by governing the design, operation, running, and versioning of their SOA implementations. In ZapThink's two-day workshop, attendees will learn in-depth, practical SOA governance methodologies, techniques, and approaches in ways that are not specific to the particular technology du-jour or an individual vendor implementation. The SOA Governance training and certification course is led by skilled instructors who not only have architectural and governance expertise, but also know-how in how to apply SOA governance technologies and frameworks into practice. For attendees that already have an LZA credential, this course adds a SOA Governance endorsement that will further add to their knowledge and capabilities. The SOA governance course fills the unmet need for both SOA governance training as well as certification.

Details of the upcoming SOA Governance Training and Certification workshops:

* August 3-4, 2009: metropolitan Washington, DC area * September 28-29, 2009: metropolitan Washington, DC area

Cost for attendance is just $995 at early discount rates and includes all training materials and certification costs. For more information and to register for the SOA Governance training and certification events, visit [http://www.zapthink.com/eventreg.html] (http://bit.ly/ctIJ).

ZAPTHINK CONTACT: ZapThink, LLC 108 Woodlawn Rd Baltimore, MD 21210 Phone: +1 (781) 207-0203 info@zapthink.com

About Zapthink, LLC

Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC (http://www.zapthink.com) is an Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) training, strategic advisory, and analysis firm. As a recognized authority and master SOA and EA, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with training, practical advice, guidance, and mentorship to assist in leveraging emerging EA and SOA approaches to meet their business needs. ZapThink is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Its customers include Global 1000 firms and emerging businesses.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 17, 2009 at 10:50 am
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