IBM SOA Fundamentals Quiz!

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IBM SOA Fundamentals Quiz!

Are you planning to give the IBM SOA fundamentals exam? Let's see how well you are prepared with its course. Take this quiz on IBM SOA fundamentals and have brush up on your knowledge. Ready? Let's get started. All the best! Service-oriented architecture (SOA)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a role of Web services in building an SOA?
    • A. 

      To provide interoperability using XML-based messages

    • B. 

      To provide an interface for human interaction using task lists

    • C. 

      To provide loose coupling via remote method invocations using JAX-RPC

    • D. 

      To implement the service functionality through interfaces defined in the applications' BPEL

  • 2. 
    Which initiative helps achieve business agility in SOA?
    • A. 

      Pairing up the appropriate service consumers and providers.

    • B. 

      Buying prefabricated objects to quickly implement business functions.

    • C. 

      Choreographing a business process to efficiently implement the desired business functions.

    • D. 

      Designing and developing a new business process model rather than adapting an existing one.

  • 3. 
    Why does a project use an SOA approach?
    • A. 

      For business flexibility

    • B. 

      For resource virtualization

    • C. 

      To improve systems management

  • 4. 
    Which principle can reduce overall cost while applying SOA?
    • A. 

      A. Reuse services across lines of business.

    • B. 

      B. Create services for only the most important business functions.

    • C. 

      C. Create general services that can perform a variety of business tasks.

  • 5. 
    On the basis of which business driver would should a healthcare company consider SOA?
    • A. 

      A. Many doctors and medical practitioners do not understand IT, and SOA can protect them from the underlying technology implementation. 

    • B. 

      B. The healthcare costs are rising increasingly, and SOA can help in controlling it.

    • C. 

      C. Many doctors and medical practitioners do not understand IT, and SOA can protect them from the underlying technology implementation. 

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a driving business need for SOA?
    • A. 

      A. Automate and optimize processes.

    • B. 

      B. Security, governance and infrastructure.

    • C. 

      C. Governance, infrastructure, and connectivity.

  • 7. 
    Which is the information that is supported in the service registry?
    • A. 

      A. The complete service lifecycle

    • B. 

      B. Runtime lookup of service endpoints

    • C. 

      C. Enhances messages through mediation

    • D. 

      D. Transformation of messages between different technologies

  • 8. 
    Consider this example- A company implements a number of business processes using SOA services. Now, how will they determine if their new processes are helping the organization to achieve its business objectives? 
    • A. 

      A. By establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) to monitor and report on the SOA services performance.

    • B. 

      B. By contacting the third party to analyze and evaluate the new processes against the business objectives.

    • C. 

      C. They can set and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track performance against the business objectives.

  • 9. 
    Pick the situation in which a manufacturing plant will choose to use an SOA approach for their Customer Order Analysis and Tracking System. 
    • A. 

      A. The company wants development and operations to be as simple as possible.

    • B. 

      B. The company wants to break down department silos and encourage everyone to use the same set of tools.

    • C. 

      C. Most of the company's processes was manual or document-centric with little opportunity for automation.

    • D. 

      D. The legacy system had grown in such a way that it was not easy to update and could not handle the emerging business demands.

  • 10. 
    What is defined by the SOAP specification?
    • A. 

      A. A format for XML messaging.

    • B. 

      B. An interface to a business process.

    • C. 

      C. An Internet communications protocol.

    • D. 

      D. The payload contents for a Web service message.

  • 11. 
    What is contained in an SOA repository as opposed to a registry?  
    • A. 

      A. Service policy information.

    • B. 

      B. Versions of software components.

    • C. 

      C. Uncommitted transactions to enable compensation handling.

    • D. 

      D. Service endpoint information to facilitate dynamic binding at runtime.

  • 12. 
    Define the role of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) in SOA management. 
    • A. 

      A. It provides the governance of services by limiting who can access services

    • B. 

      B. It provides point-to-point connection of service consumers and service providers

    • C. 

      C. To provide flexibility that allows business process inefficiencies to be rapidly corrected

  • 13. 
    Select the activity that is required to successfully implement SOA governance. 
    • A. 

      A. Establish a service repository.

    • B. 

      B. Acquire ongoing sponsorship by executives with active communication.

    • C. 

      C. Formulate, control and oversee the proper maintenance and growth of business assets.

  • 14. 
    In what ways can a company enforce adherence to the SOA policies that have been defined? 
    • A. 

      A. By defining and executing conformance checkpoints across the service life cycle. 

    • B. 

      B. By committing to a strategy for SOA in the context of the business goals and IT strategy.

    • C. 

      C. By enabling SOA governance communication, education and mentor plans.

    • D. 

      Option 5

  • 15. 
    Select the statement that describes the importance of SOA governance. 
    • A. 

      A. It provides a tool for controlling the distribution of Web services for a line of business.

    • B. 

      B. It eliminates the risk in migrating a business from standard integration mechanisms to SOA.

    • C. 

      C. It creates a clearly articulated decision framework for designing, implementing and managing SOA services.

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