Event-driven architecture has been a hot topic for a while, but according to Gartner:

The lack of experience in most IT organizations for managing anything more than a basic one-to-one notification… creates major obstacles for adoption.”1

The truth is, many IT practitioners understand the advantages of event-driven architecture, but are unsure how to tackle some of the challenges they’re likely to run into before, during, and upon successful implementation.

Upgrading IT infrastructure to support real-time, event-driven interactions can be seen as difficult and risky to those in management positions. Again, Gartner says:

Leadership perception of increased risk, and a typical lack of technical skills, combine to slow down adoption of strategic event-driven systems, thus delaying some critical business innovation.”1

Being at the forefront of solutions for organizations looking to capitalize on real-time data and event-driven interactions, we can definitively say that the agility, responsiveness, and innovativeness EDA offers far outweigh the risks, especially when you are equipped with the right tools to ensure your success.

Based on our knowledge of what it takes to successfully implement EDA, Solace has developed a free, industry-recognized Event-Driven Architecture Practitioner Certification for architects and developers looking to learn, validate, and showcase their EDA skills.

What Does the Event-Driven Architecture Practitioner Certification Path Cover?

The EDA Practitioner Certification Path includes a course that gives architects and developers the fundamental knowledge and skills it takes to design and implement event-driven systems, and an exam they must pass to demonstrate their mastery of the materials. You’ll learn the basic concepts of event-driven architecture, best practices associated with event-driven methodology, and how to apply them both to your applications and infrastructure as a whole.

Course modules include:

  • Motivations for Being Event-Driven: Business value and applications of event-driven architecture.
  • EDA Methodology: Proven, 6-step implementation process to make the journey to event-driven architecture faster, smoother and less risky in many real-world implementations.
  • EDA Design Patterns: Patterns like publish/subscribe and request/reply, and review of concepts like eventual consistency.
  • Event-Driven Microservices: Microservices choreography vs orchestration, the saga pattern, and RESTful microservices.
  • EDA Methodology in Practice: Real-world use cases and how to select real-time candidates in your enterprise.
  • Event Streaming Foundations: Key concepts and tools for EDA success, like event portal, topic hierarchy best practices, and event mesh.

Are There Any Prerequisites?

You should be familiar with other ways of getting data moving between applications, like message-oriented middleware, RESTful APIs, service-oriented architecture, ESBs, etc.

Why is an Event-Driven Architecture Certification Important?

Event-driven architecture is a fundamental part of enabling digital transformation across all geographies and industries. The ability to get real-time data to the people and processes that need it can bring value to any organization.

Situational awareness, real-time responsiveness and informed decision-making are critical to companies looking to integrate suppliers, business partners and customers in real-time. All of these things work best when exchanges of information are event-driven.

The Event-Driven Architecture Practitioner Certification Path we have developed gives you the knowledge you need to put your event-driven skills into practice and gain support from stakeholders, and to quote Gartner one more time:

As the mastery of EDA is essential to digital business, and achieving this mastery is a multistep process, application leaders — still lacking a plan of action for strategic use of EDA — must begin now.”1

Visit solace.com/learn/certifications/ for more ways to validate your Solace knowledge and take your EDA skills to the next level.

1 Gartner, “Maturity Model For Event-Driven Architecture”, 30 November 2020, Yefim Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Keith Guttridge, W. Roy Schulte

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