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Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks

Learn to lead Anypoint Platform™ strategy to build an application network using API-led connectivity, and gain skills to become a MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect. An application network...

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$2,700 USD
Course Code ARC720
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Learn to lead Anypoint Platform™ strategy to build an application network using API-led connectivity, and gain skills to become a MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect. An application network connects applications, data, and devices within an enterprise and to external ecosystems using APIs. This course teaches experienced solution and enterprise architects how to direct the emergence of an effective application network out of individual integration solutions following API-led connectivity across an organization. It is case-study driven, with the solution architecture and effect on the organization's enterprise architecture for two strategic change initiatives being documented as the course progresses.

Skills Gained

When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Break down functional requirements into business-aligned, versioned APIs with effective granularity and API data model.
  • Direct creation and publication of API-related assets using RAML and Anypoint Platform components.
  • Architect for non-functional requirements on the level of API invocations and API implementations using components of Anypoint Platform.
  • Architect for specific requirements by augmenting API-led connectivity with event-driven architecture.
  • Select Anypoint Platform deployment options.
  • Advise on effective use of the automation capabilities of Anypoint Platform for DevOps, CI/CD, and testing.
  • Advise on the establishment and operation of a Center for Enablement (C4E).

Who Can Benefit

This course is for senior solution and enterprise architects who have experience with common integration approaches (like SOA) and integration technologies/platforms, and have basic knowledge and experience with the components of Anypoint Platform. It prepares you to take the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect - Level 1 exam and includes two exam attempts.

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge and experience with the components of Anypoint Platform from one of the following: Completion of the Getting Started with Anypoint Platform course, Completion of the Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course, or A current MuleSoft Certified Developer - Level 1 certificate

  • A clear understanding of the concepts and steps involved in developing software for the JVM (usually from developing in some JVM-based programming language)
  • Recent experience as an architect for a cloud platform software development initiative using any technology stack
  • A full understanding of the fundamental ingredients of enterprise integration including interface definitions and contracts; data encoding using XML or JSON; REST APIs or SOAP web services; SQL or NoSQL database access; message-passing using JMS, AMQP or similar; network protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP and HTTPS; single-resource transactions
  • Familiarity with the purpose of common components of enterprise and cloud technology architectures including identity providers, load-balancers, and name servers
  • Familiarity with basic security concepts including certificates and encryption at rest and in transit

Course Details

Course Outline

Introducing the course

  • Define Catalyst
  • Describe how this course is aligned to parts of Catalyst
  • Use essential course terminology correctly
  • Recognize the ArchiMate 3 notation subset used in this course

Introducing MuleSoft, the application network vision, and Anypoint Platform

  • Articulate MuleSoft's mission
  • Explain MuleSoft's proposal for closing the increasing IT delivery gap
  • Describe the capabilities and high-level components of Anypoint Platform

Establishing organizational and platform foundations

  • Advise on establishing a C4E and identify KPIs to measure its success
  • Choose between options for hosting Anypoint Platform and provisioning Mule runtimes
  • Describe the set-up of organizational structure on Anypoint Platform
  • Compare and contrast Identity Management and Client Management on Anypoint Platform

Identifying, reusing, and publishing APIs

  • Utilize universal API management to deliver products and projects derived from initiatives
  • Identify APIs needed to implement these products
  • Assign each API to one of the three tiers of API-led connectivity
  • Reason about composition and collaboration of APIs
  • Reuse APIs wherever possible
  • Publish APIs and related assets for reuse
  • Understand how API Community Manager helps build developer communities around APIs in an application network

Enforcing NFRs on the level of API invocations using Anypoint API Manager

  • Explain how to control API invocations with API Manager
  • Use API policies to enforce non-functional constraints on API invocations
  • Choose between enforcement of API policies in an API implementation, an API proxy, or Anypoint Service Mesh
  • Register an API client for access to an API version
  • Describe when and how to pass client ID and secret to an API
  • Govern APIs as part of the API lifecycle
  • Describe how Anypoint Security enables de-tokenization and additional Edge policies in Anypoint Runtime Fabric deployments

Designing effective APIs

  • Appreciate the importance of contract-first API design and RAML fragments
  • Opt for semantic API versioning and where to expose what elements of an API’s version
  • Choose between Enterprise Data Model and Bounded Context Data Models
  • Consciously design System APIs to abstract from backend systems
  • Apply HTTP-based asynchronous execution of API invocations and caching to meet NFRs
  • Identify idempotent HTTP methods and HTTP-native support for optimistic concurrency

Architecting and deploying effective API implementations

  • Describe auto-discovery of API implementations implemented as Mule applications
  • Appreciate how Anypoint Connectors serve System APIs in particular
  • Describe CloudHub and CloudHub 2.0
  • Choose Object Store in a CloudHub setting
  • Apply strategies that help API clients guard against failures in API invocations
  • Describe the role of CQRS and the separation of commands and queries in API-led connectivity
  • Explain the role of event sourcing

Augmenting API-Led connectivity with elements from event-driven architecture

  • Selectively choose elements of event-driven architecture in addition to API-led connectivity
  • Make effective use of events and message destinations
  • Impose event exchange patterns in accordance with API-led connectivity
  • Describe Anypoint MQ and its features
  • Apply event-driven architecture with Anypoint MQ to address specific NFRs

Transitioning into production

  • Locate API-related activities on a development lifecycle
  • Interpret DevOps using Anypoint Platform tools and features
  • Design automated tests from the viewpoint of API-led connectivity and the application network
  • Identify the factors involved in scaling API performance
  • Use deprecation and deletion of API versions in Anypoint Platform
  • Identify single points of failure

Monitoring and analyzing the behavior of the application network

  • Recognize Anypoint Monitoring capabilities and metrics
  • Explain the origins of data used in monitoring, analyzing, and alerting on Anypoint Platform
  • Describe and classify metrics collected by Anypoint Platform on the API invocation level
  • Analyze the application network with Anypoint Visualizer
  • Implement API analytics within and outside of Anypoint Platform
  • Exemplify API invocation alerts based on key metrics for all tiers of the API-led connectivity
  • Critique the reliability of the application network utilizing metrics from Anypoint Monitoring
  • Organize documentation for operational excellence
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