Lately, I’ve developed a greater motivation and interest in learning the ins and outs of Information Technology (IT) architecture. Ask any IT professional and he or she will tell you there is so much to learn and that technology is constantly changing. With that said, I’m currently asking and answering the following questions as I learn new technology as well as day to day troubleshooting on the job.

  1. What is it?
  2. What is its purpose and/or function?
  3. What are its components?
  4. How does it work?
  5. What utilities are used to manage it?
  6. Where does it fit within N-Tier architecture?
  7. Draw a diagram.
  8. How does it inform architectural and engineering decisions?