Fundamental SOA Quality Assurance


Module 21
Fundamental SOA Quality Assurance

This course addresses software quality management, assurance and testing topic areas, as they pertain to the overall quality assurance and lifecycle of service-oriented architectures, on-premise and cloud-based shared services, service-oriented solutions and SOA ecosystems.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Defining Quality Factors for Shared Services and Service Compositions
  • Defining Quality Assurance Criteria for Cloud-based Services
  • The Quality Assurance Lifecycle and Testing Considerations for Shared Services
  • General Service Implementation Infrastructure Error Prevention and Improvements
  • Testing Metrics for Service-Oriented Solutions Reliant on Leased Cloud Computing Technologies
  • Software Configuration Management with SOA
  • Performing Quality Assurance Audits for Services
  • Common Quality Assurance and Testing Metrics for Shared Services
  • Authoring Test Plans for Shared Services

Exercises are provided in both written and electronic formats.

The estimated release date of this course is TBA. Please note that the estimated release date is subject to change.

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of public or private instructor-led workshops. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or contact to inquire about private workshop delivery.

The following materials are provided to public and private workshop participants:

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the self-study kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course.

Taking the Course using a Self-Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a self-study kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the Self-Study Kits page for pricing information and for details regarding discounted self-study kit bundles for individual certification tracks. The following materials are provided in the self-study kit for this course:

Module 21 Self-Study Guide (50 pages)Module 21
Self-Study Guide
(50 pages)
Audio Tutor CD 1 Module 21 OverviewAudio Tutor CD 1
Module 21 Overview
Audio Tutor CD 2 Exam PreparationAudio Tutor CD 2
Exam Preparation
 Flash Cards Flash Cards

Note that any required text book(s) for this course are not included as part of the self-study kit and need to be purchased separately. Also, this self-study kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for the exam that corresponds to this course:


Self-study kits and bundles and associated text books can be purchased using the online store.

Note that by purchasing and registering this self-study kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a workshop.

About the Text Book

This SOACP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the associated SOA Governance: Governing Shared Services On-Premise & In the Cloud text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.


This course corresponds to Exam S90.21, which is required for the following certifications:

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all SOACP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral SOA topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. SOACP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of SOA practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding self-study kit.

Pearson VUE Exams

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Self-Study Kits

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, allowing you to study remotely and at your own pace. For information about the latest available Self-Study Kits, visit the Self-Study page.

Instructor-Led Workshops

The following public workshops are currently scheduled. Additional workshops are often added on short notice. For information regarding private instructor-led workshops delivered to your location, contact: