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This week, we're delighted to have Sameer Paradkar helping to answer questions about the new book Cracking the IT Architect Interview.  

The promotion starts Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 and will end on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Packt.


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Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

I hope there will be lots of interesting questions for you to answer.
 
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It will be really a very helpful & beneficial for DBA,Analyst as well as Architect people's for interview. As a DBA, It's really a exciting book to me , for new IT arena.
 
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The primary audiences for this title are the gamut of roles starting from IT consultant to Chief Architect who are responsible to lead and deliver strategic, tactical and operational engagements for fortune 100 customers worldwide. This title is for SMEs with background and competencies in IT advisory, designing and architecture and would like to gain advance and next level skills. The audiences for this book include:

• Chief & Lead Architects
• Enterprise Architects
• Business Architects
• IT Strategy & Advisory Consultants
• Domains Architects (Infrastructure, Data, Application, Business & Security)
• Solution Architects
• Technical Architects/Designers
• Students – IT & Computer Science Streams
• Interview Panels
 
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An architect/sme's typically attend several interviews and discussions for jobs or projects during his or her entire career. There is always a dire need to look up and read multiple books and references before these interviews / discussions so that you stay on top of things. This artifact will assist the designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise lead and chief architects to perform well in their interview discussions and to launch a successful career. This book also tackles the NFR domain which is the key aspect to be addressed while architecting applications.
This book will also assist designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise lead and chief architects to become competent in their respective areas. Usually it takes years to understand the core concepts, fundamentals, patterns and principles related to architecture and designs but this artifact is a gold mine that typically discussed during an interview.
The book also includes a probability indictor for each of the question to indicate the probability of this being asked during your discussion. The book has close to 14 domains and around 500 questions covering these domains. The book is an honest attempt to share with practionnares, SMEs and aspirants my experiences, learning, insights and proven methodologies that will benefit them in the long run. The interviewers will also be able leverage this book to make sure they hire candidate with the right competencies depending on the job requirements.
 
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Coverage of the book (Expertise Gained):
• This book is a:
o Is a reference guide for architecture practionnares to help them on various architecture & strategy engagements
o Is a reference guide for seasoned and aspiring practionnares to guide them for their interview discussions
o Is a reference guide for interview panels for selecting architects for their practice/units while bringing in standardization in the selection process.
• More than 500 questions in 12 domains including a chapter on SMAC (social, mobile analytics and cloud).
• Covers all architecture domains including EA (Business, Data, Infrastructure and Application), SA, Integration, NFRs and Security and SOA.
• Extended coverage from IT Strategy to NFRs domains.
• The book covers a section on non-functional requirements among other domains.
• Based on our experience the assurance is that as least 80% of contents will be discussed during a typical architect’s interview.
• There is a section on advisory domain which is not very easy to find and is generally a product of years of extensive experience.
• The questions have a probability indicator for all questions. Probability indicator depicts the likely hood of the questions or topic coming up in the discussion may be directly or through’ reference of the work done based on industry maturity, trends, criticality.
• The book can be selectively read based on the relevant domains
• The coverage is extensive in terms of depth and breadth of a domains addressed in the title
• The title has more than 100+ diagrams depicting various scenarios, models and methodologies.
 
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Key concepts that will be covered in the book are:
• IT Strategy & NFR, Methodologies, best practices and frameworks
• Best practices architecting, KPI and success factors
• Concepts, principles and guidelines for various domains
• Leadership & Architecture Governance
• Enterprise Architects IT Strategy & NFR, Methodologies, best practices and frameworks
• Common pitfalls to be avoided and patterns to leverage
• Emerging Technologies – Social Mobile Analytics Cloud
• Techniques related to analysis, NFRs and Solutioning
• SOA & Integration
• Techniques, best practices, and patterns for web and enterprise topologies
• Frameworks and methodologies to evangelize web and enterprise applications
• Solution Architecture Q & A Scenarios
• Techniques, models & case studies
• Tools, best practices, techniques, and processes
• Design guidelines used for architecting applications & systems
• Understand various best practices, principles and patterns
• Get a holistic view of key concepts, design principles, and patterns related to evangelizing web & enterprise applications
• Use the book as a reference guide for adopting best practices, standards and design guidelines
• Concepts, principles, KPI & Success factors for various domains
 
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Motivation

- While preparing for the interviews it is always critical to look up and read multiple books and references so that you stay on top of things. This title will assist designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise, lead and chief architects to perform well in their interview and to launch a successful career.

- Usually it takes a long time to master core concepts, fundamentals, patterns, principles, processes, methodologies & frameworks related to architecture and design but this artefact is a gold mine of topics that will be discussed during interview discussions. This book will also assist the domain experts to become competent in their core competencies
 
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Sameer,
Welcome to the Ranch. I'm looking forward to learning more about your book.
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The Q & A Break-Up for the Book:

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The Q & A Break Up for the Book:
 
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Heat Map for the Book:
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Hi Sameer,

This book really seems like a gold mine for IT Architect interview. I'm a tech lead in an IT company (Java domain) and want to become a good architect. So is this a good book only for interview purpose or I can use it to guide myself to be an architect.
 
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This book is a:
- Is a reference guide for architecture practionnares to help them on various architecture & strategy engagements
- Is a reference guide for seasoned and aspiring practionnares to guide them for their interview discussions
- Is a reference guide for interview panels for selecting architects for their practice/units while bringing in standardization in the selection
 
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Really appreciate the idea, effort and time you put though in publishing this book – and sharing your knowledge and experience gained being an Architect. Though there are a series of “Cracking xxx Interview” resources available, I personally found very limited resources for Software/ IT Architecture space. This book would be handy when summarizing and quickly going though a majority of potential areas likely to be asked, just before an interview. By going through the topics, I also believe this would be a definite read for anyone to face an Architect interview.
 
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For people who did not get a chance to win the free eBooks, they can still get the eBook with the discount of 40%.
 
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An architect typically attends several interviews and discussions for jobs or projects during his or her entire career. There is always a dire need to look up and read multiple books and references before these interviews / discussions so that you stay on top of things. This artefact will assist designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise lead and chief architects to perform well in their interview discussions and to launch a successful career. This book also tackles the NFR domain which is the key aspect to be addressed while architecting applications.

Usually it takes a long time to understand the core concepts, fundamentals, patterns and principles, processes & frameworks related to architecture and designs but this artefact is a gold mine of topics that will be typically discussed during an interview. This book will also assist designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise lead and chief architects to become competent in their respective areas.
 
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The book includes a probability indictor for each of the question to indicate the probability of this being asked during your discussion. The book has close to 14 domains and around 500 questions covering these domains. The book is an honest attempt to share with practionnares, SMEs and aspirants my experiences, learning, insights and proven methodologies that will benefit them in the long run. The interviewers will also be able leverage this book to make sure they hire candidate with the right competencies depending on the job requirements. Based on the experience the assurance is that as least 80% of contents will be discussed during a typical architect’s interview.
 
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We do struggle many times to have a consolidated reference for interview discussions and have to refer multiple books or artefacts or notes. We go through this process many times not just for job interviews but also for project interviews. The book is consolidation of past experience of cracking interviews for SI and consulting organization.
 
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I am really interested in understanding how this book will address the current fail fast development  strategy, maintaing the quality of code and at the same time delivering the product at faster pace which definitely need a good architecture(playing a backbone)?
 
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Key concepts that will be covered in the book are:
• IT Strategy & NFR, Methodologies, best practices and frameworks
• Best practices architecting, KPI and success factors
• Concepts, principles and guidelines for various domains
• Leadership & Architecture Governance
• Enterprise Architects IT Strategy & NFR, Methodologies, best practices and frameworks
• Common pitfalls to be avoided and patterns to leverage
• Emerging Technologies – Social Mobile Analytics Cloud
• Techniques related to analysis, NFRs and Solutioning
• SOA & Integration
• Techniques, best practices, and patterns for web and enterprise topologies
• Frameworks and methodologies to evangelize web and enterprise applications
• Solution Architecture Q & A Scenarios
• Techniques, models & case studies
• Tools, best practices, techniques, and processes
• Design guidelines used for architecting applications & systems
• Understand various best practices, principles and patterns
• Get a holistic view of key concepts, design principles, and patterns related to evangelizing web & enterprise applications
• Use the book as a reference guide for adopting best practices, standards and design guidelines
• Concepts, principles, KPI & Success factors for various domains
 
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This book contains a wide range of topics relating to design and architecture and is written in a concise way supplemented with diagrams and tables. The salient features of the book are

• Extended coverage from IT Strategy to NFRs:
• Covers all architecture domains including EA (Business, Data, Infrastructure and Application), SA, Integration, NFRs and Security. Around 14 Domains and 500 questions
• Has a probably indicator for all questions.
• The book can be selectively read based on the relevant domains
• Based on the experience the assurance is that as least 80% of contents will be discussed during a typical architect’s interview.
• This will also become a standardized reference for the interviewers for selecting architects for their practice.
• This book also consists of example case studies for various domains which are real world business problems.
 
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Just got it from the Packt Team https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/web-dev-week-2017
 
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Don't forget folks, in order to be eligible to win our book promotion this week you must ask your questions to Sameer in a new thread in the Jobs Discussion forum.

Reiterating from the first welcome post in this thread: Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.

So by all means drop in here to say 'Hi' but save your questions for those new threads.
 
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Dear All,

Excited to share the details of this book are available @ https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/cracking-it-architect-interview. The title is also available @ PactkPub, Safari, Amazon, O'Reilly's, and other online stores. The kindle edition is available on Amazon.


Regards,
Sameer
 
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Dear All,

         Thanks a lot for your participation in the forum and your exciting queries and feedback.  I hope you have got sufficient information and pertaining to my title Cracking IT Architect Interview that we have published through Packt Publishing recently.  I would like to take this opportunity and thanks JavaRanch/CodeRanch team for giving us this platform to promote this book. I look forward to coming back on this forum with some interesting titles in the next few months.

          Pl feel free to write to me should you have any queries or feedback.

Thanks & Regards,
Sameer
 
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