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iTKO Delivers SOA Testing Governance Classes for SOA Master Class Online

Launched in February 2007 and co-sponsored by webMethods and ZapThink, the site is a comprehensive educational resource

iTKO, Inc., a provider of complete testing solutions for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announced the availability of free SOA Testing training curriculum on SOA Master Class Online, located at

Launched in February 2007 and co-sponsored by webMethods and ZapThink, the site is a comprehensive educational resource, designed to foster mastery of SOA concepts, techniques and skills. iTKO shares the sites goal of addressing a critical shortage of qualified SOA architects within the enterprise by providing users with a formalized curriculum for advancing SOA knowledge and experience.

iTKOs founder and Chief Architect of LISA SOA testing software, John Michelsen, will present the following initial SOA Testing Master Class curriculum, available as videos or downloadable files on the site:

  • 101-level Introduction to SOA Testing overview
  • 102-level Concepts of SOA Testing as it relates to SOA Lifecycle Governance
  • 201-level Hands-on Training in Web Services testing
  • A free download of iTKOs LISA WS-Testing WSDL/SOAP testing tool, which interoperates with the X-Registry software provided by webMethods on the site, giving architects and developers a free introductory suite of SOA Governance tools
  • The SOA Quality Library of whitepapers, analyst content, podcasts and blogs of additional educational material on SOA Testing

Although the ability to deliver SOA applications has advanced, many still need to be educated on the necessity for solid testing techniques to establish the trust levels required for widespread SOA adoption, said Michelsen. SOA design involves much more than hooking up Web services or repositories according to protocols. Governance is about ensuring that the structural, behavioral and performance business requirements expected from the implementations are met. SOA Master Class Online is another step toward that proper education and getting the most quality out of SOA.

Quality Assurance organizations are jumping in to the SOA game as more Enterprises get serious about SOA deployment, said Miko Matsumura, host of SOA Master Class Online and vice president of SOA products at webMethods. "The curriculum provided by SOA Link member iTKO should go far in providing a meaningful entry point for QA personnel seeking to get involved in SOA."

The SOA Master Class curriculum focuses on providing practitioners with the ability to move from a tactical view of SOA to a strategic perspective. It establishes a social network that gives SOA practitioners, architects and evaluators a wide range of vendor-neutral curricula and content as well as clearly-labeled vendor information, including product demonstrations and downloadable versions of SOA tools.

iTKO has a history of working with enterprises to solve complex software quality issues. The companys deep experience designing and building mission-critical enterprise software for world-class clients provides a foundation of knowledge about the challenges of maintaining quality in the face of complexity.

On the site, Michelsen presents a curriculum on SOA testing at practitioner and architect levels, and hands-on training videos on Web Services testing are also presented through the site. The company plans to continue its efforts to support the initiative by working with other SOA Masters to put forth the most relevant, useful information available.

Charter Sponsors of SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 East
Laszlo Systems: Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for building next generation Web applications that increase customer retention, conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive support services, education, and commercial application modules so that any company can easily make the move to Rich Internet Applications.

webMethods: webMethods provides business process integration to the world's largest corporations and government agencies. webMethods flagship product suite, webMethods Fabric, is the only integrated platform to deliver both SOA and BPM, delivering rapid ROI to our 1,400 customers around the globe. With webMethods, customers can take a process-centric approach to their business problems, allowing them to leverage their existing IT assets, dramatically improve business process productivity and ROI, and rapidly create competitive advantage by making their business processes work harder for their company.

Trivera Technologies: Founded in 1997, Trivera Technologies has been providing premier technical education, mentoring and courseware development and licensing services for developers, managers and engineers of all skill levels. Trivera has the unique strength, focus, and depth of talent needed to help our clients build the technology teams that are creating and securing their future. Headquartered in New Jersey, but with world-wide delivery, our instructors and mentors boast an average of 20 years experience in software design, development and deployment, bringing their extensive real world experience into every classroom and development project. The company focuses on advanced technologies and enterprise development solutions, such as Java, J2EE, XML, object oriented design, software engineering, service-oriented architecture, testing, troubleshooting and more. We specialize but are not limited to training in IBM WebSphere, Rational, WebLogic, Eclipse, JBoss and much more. Our staff has trained and mentored thousands of clients to date.
Managed Methods develops and sells practical, versatile, and cost-effective products for monitoring Web services and managing service-oriented architectures. The company is headquartered in Boulder Colorado with a team who has over ten years of experience in building industry-leading management tools for IT operations which are used by thousands of small, medium, and enterprise-level companies around the world.

Web Age Solutions is one of the leading SOA training providers in the world. Using industry-standard methodologies, the company helps its clients build efficient and cost-effective e-business systems. Their mentoring programs support the rapid development of mission-critical applications, while our technicians transfer their skills and knowledge to help clients maintain success. A full suite of services—from initial consulting to full implementation of your e-business strategy—delivered by experienced technicians and teachers makes Web Age Solutions the ideal e-business consulting and training partner.

Sponsors and Exhibitors of SOA World 2006 and Enterprise Open Source Conference 2006
Last year's conference sponsors and exhibitors included Adobe, Apress, BackbaseCalAmp, Cassatt, Centric CRM, Chariot Solutions, Composite Software, Exadel, Ingres, Metallect, Optaros, OSS Nokalva, Parasoft, Rogue Wave Software, SugarCRM, Web Age Solutions.

Sponsors and Exhibitors of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East sponsors  included  Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Servoy (Silver Sponsor), Etelos (Silver Sponsor),  Microsoft (Expo Plus Sponsor),  Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), ThinWire (Expo Sponsor), Quasar Tecnologies (Expo Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), OpenSpot (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Passport Corporation (Exhibitor), Addison-Wesley (Exhibitor), The Thomson Corporation (Exhibitor), Isomorphic Software-SmartClient (Exhibitor), Universal Mind (Exhibitor), Farata Systems (Exhibitor Plus),  Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), IT Mill (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), and OASIS (Association Sponsor).

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radixweb 08/18/08 01:35:59 AM EDT

Great post on SOA related news..........

SOA News 04/10/07 10:45:47 AM EDT

Launched in February 2007 and co-sponsored by webMethods and ZapThink, the site is a comprehensive educational resource, designed to foster mastery of SOA concepts, techniques and skills. iTKO shares the site?s goal of addressing a critical shortage of qualified SOA architects within the enterprise by providing users with a formalized curriculum for advancing SOA knowledge and experience.