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You know a thing or two about SOA and enterprise architecture. You've read the latest news about SOA and now it's time to find out how much you know. Take this interactive quiz and be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card.

You know a thing or two about SOA and enterprise architecture. You've read the latest news on SearchSOA.com and now it's time to find out how much you know. Take this interactive quiz to test your smarts. If you need help coming up with an answer, click the link provided with each question. The answer can be found in there. (Note: Enter the complete answer in the field, not the letter it corresponds to.) The first 25 people who send me their scores will be eligible to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. (Readers outside of the U.S. must follow Amazon's guidelines for merchandise shipping.) Send your scores to Editor@SearchSOA.com. Good luck!

  1. M, a new language from Microsoft, aimed to coincide with its Oslo SOA initiative, is a ________?
    a. Declarative language
    b. Functional language
    c. Mathematical language
    d. SmartPhone development language

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  2. What is QuickBase?
    a. A cloud platform
    b. A post-relational database
    c. An XML mapper/storer
    d. A streaming data product

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  3. According to a recent Gartner survey that number of IT organizations doing or planning to do SOA projects in the next 12 months is _________?
    a. More than 78 percent
    b. Less than 78 percent
    c. 78 percent
    d. Too miniscule to measure

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  4. What is a private or on-premises (or internal) cloud?
    a. An IT structure owned by many small companies
    b. A B-level cloud computing infrastructure
    c. An enterprise computing architecture controlled by the business
    d. A third-party hosting service

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  5. Why are initial SOA implementation starts down this year?
    a. Economic downturn
    b. Most enterprises have already started SOA projects
    c. It can be difficult to measure SOA ROI
    d. All of the above

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  6. What is Microsoft Windows Azure?
    a. Desktop operating system replacing Windows Vista
    b. New developer toolset in .NET 4.0
    c. Compute cloud initiative
    d. ESB repackaging BizTalk Server

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  7. The Amazon Mechanical Turk is ______?
    a. Code name for a cloud computing initiative
    b. A REST-oriented Ruby on Rails API
    c. A modern-day EAI hub
    d. An online marketplace supporting workflows

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  8. Which person was not one of the designers of the SOAP protocol?
    a. Dave Winer
    b. Don Box
    c. Jaime Moyer
    d. Mohsen Al-Ghosein

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  9. Which acronym does not represent an enterprise architecture framework?
    a. DoDAF
    b. KoDAF
    c. MoDAF
    d. ToGAF

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  10. Which of the following is a true UML profile?
    a. UML Profile for Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC)
    b. UML Profile for Business Process ReEngineering (BPR)
    c. UML Profile for Code Generation (CG)
    d. UML Profile for Profiles (PP)

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