Skillset required for ESOA
Could someone please tell me what is the Technical Skillset required to get into ESOA? I am an experienced NetWeaver Consultant with experience in XI and EP Implementations and Development Experience in core ABAP & WebDynpro Java.
I am not a core Java/WebServices person. Do I qualify to get into ESOA? What other specific skillsets do I need to acquire to get into ESOA architecting/ consulting?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I Think you have all the SKILLS for ESOA except the FACT you did not mentioned about your architectural skills.
SOA is an architecture principle to build agile IT services to enable business functions Using IT.
You have to get the skills of architecture approach to address business problems using all principles, technologies, framework and products. IN ESOA SAP apply all these entities into their stream of products and address the SOA concepts into realization.
I highly recomend you to learn about architecture framework such as TOGAF, E2AF, start thiniking product independent way to build services to fullfill the business needs using a TOP down, Botton Up and Meet in the Middle tactics. Then apply the PIA to a PDA (Product Dependent Approach) then apply that to SAP's ESOA tools then you became an ESOA expert.
Please not buy all have seen in SAP practice professional's approach to be an ESOA guy. Wanna feel it, Apply for an ESOA architect role in SAP, they will insist your knowledge not only SAP tools for ESOA but great level knowledge of TOGAF, E2AF etc and skills to think outside the bunn.