Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Infrastructure Architecture

Infrastructure Architecture

The following table was sourced from the Business Architect Guild working files.  


 Skill Level of Expertise

 Skill Class Skill Type
 Foundation1 Awareness 
 Associate2 Basic Information Demonstration

3 Individualized Knowledge
         4 Practice
 Professional5 Delivery

6 Connectivity of Ideas

7 Enterprise Level Leadership 
Master                     8 Industry Mentorship

9 Research

10 Industry Leadership

The score in the self assessment column was defined by an assessment of the work done throughout my career and how others would score my skills.

 Infrastructure Architecture Class Name

 IA Class Definition 

Self Assessment

 1Infrastructure Architecture Introduction  Understanding of the role of the infrastructure architect. An introduction to the topics, skills and requirements of the IA role in an organization. 7
 2Access and Identity Management  Understanding the implementation and design of an identity and access solution within an enterprise. 10
 3Capacity Planning Understanding the parameters’, constraints and design requirements for capacity within the environment (introduction) including storage, network and operations capacity.  8
 4Common Application Services  Understanding the common application services offered within the infrastructure deployed and how to convey this understanding to another architect.   7
 5Device Management  Understanding the common requirements and solutions for patch management, application and OS deployment and structured management of both.8
 6Infrastructure RAS Understanding of an ability to design the remote access facilities for an organization.  9
 7Network Design Understanding and design of networks and network components, configuration and management requirements for both solutions and existing infrastructure. 7
 8Operations Understanding of and design of the operations and management requirements for an IT organization. 7
 9System Management and Services Understanding of a design of the management and services tools requirement for system, network and solution optimization. 7
 10Data Center Design Understanding the design of physical data center facilities, including access controls and other security concerns. 7
 11Provisioning Understanding the processes and procedures required to efficiently and effectively build out a physical or virtual server or other device.  7
 12Disaster Recovery and Backup Understanding the infrastructure required to support effective disaster recovery and backup/restore processes. 7
 13High Availability Computing Environment Understanding the infrastructure and operational requirements to provide a highly available computing environment (covers two of the three subjects necessary to provide high availability). 5

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