I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve been reading about SOA, what it is, how it’s implemented, etc. Here are some really useful links:
http://www.whatissoa.com – A book publishers high-level overview, the author covers the big basics like:
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Services and Service-Orientation Service Compositions
- Service Inventory
- A Conceptual View of Service-Oriented Computing
- A Physical View of Service-Oriented Computing
I also found a standards body that offers a certification at http://soaschool.com/.