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Anypoint Platform Architecture: Integration Solutions

Learn to lead Anypoint Platform™ implementations to ensure quality and operationalization of solutions, and gain skills to become a MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect. This course teaches...

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$4,500 USD
Course Code ARC730
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Learn to lead Anypoint Platform™ implementations to ensure quality and operationalization of solutions, and gain skills to become a MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect. This course teaches experienced solution and technical architects how to design integration solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements using Anypoint Platform. It builds on prior experience developing and deploying Mule applications, and gives concrete guidance on how to design integration solutions for the Mule runtime (both Mule 4 and Mule 3) in the various deployment options supported by the Anypoint Platform. The course is case-study driven, with the solution architecture and effect on the organization's overall architecture being documented as the course progresses.

Skills Gained

  • Translate functional and non-functional requirements into well documented integration interfaces and implementation designs.
  • Select the best Mule components and patterns for integration solution designs.
  • Select the deployment approach and configuration of Anypoint Platform with any of the available deployment options (MuleSoft-hosted or customer-hosted control plane and runtime plane).
  • Design Mule applications for the various deployment options of the Anypoint Platform runtime plane.
  • Apply standard development methods covering the full development lifecycle to ensure solution quality.
  • Design reusable assets, components, standards, frameworks, and processes to support and facilitate API and integration projects.
  • Design and be responsible for the technical quality, governance (ensuring compliance), and operationalization of integration solutions.
  • Advise technical teams on performance, scalability, reliability, monitoring, and other operational concerns of integration solutions on Anypoint Platform.

Who Can Benefit

This course is for solution and technical architects or lead/senior developers that are focused on designing enterprise integration solutions and have prior experience developing and deploying non-trivial Mule applications. It prepares you to take the MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect - Level 1 exam and includes two exam attempts.

Prerequisites

Experience developing and deploying Mule applications as demonstrated by one of the following: A current MuleSoft Certified Developer - Level 1 certification or Completion of the Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course

  • Proficiency in any JVM-based programming language with ability to read procedural, object-oriented, and (ideally) functional code
  • Familiarity with threads, thread pools, locks, server/client sockets, JDBC data sources, and connection pools on the JVM
  • Proficiency with current software development tools like Git/GitHub, Maven, Jenkins, or similar
  • Experience as an architect or lead/senior developer on at least one integration project 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 basic security concepts including certificates and encryption at rest and in transit

Course Details

Setup requirements

  • A computer with: At least 8-16 GB RAM (16 highly recommended) available RAM, 2GHz CPU, and 10GB available storage, A minimum screen resolution of 1024x768
  • Internet access to ports 80 and 3306 (with > 5Mbps download and > 2Mbps upload)
  • The latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge
  • Anypoint Studio 7.14 with embedded Mule 4.X runtime
  • An Anypoint Platform account
  • Advanced REST Client (or any other REST client application)
  • (Optional) ArchiMate (or some other architecture diagramming tool)

Course Outline

Introducing integration solution architectures

  • Describe the objectives of enterprise integration solution
  • Summarize how to architect for customer success with MuleSoft
  • Describe how integration solutions are documented
  • Describe key parts of an architecture template for integration solutions

Identifying Anypoint Platform components and capabilities

  • Identify overall design intentions of Anypoint Platform
  • Review Anypoint Platform capabilities and high-level components
  • Review API-led development techniques and options
  • Identify Anypoint Platform components used to design and govern web APIs
  • Explain event-driven API support in Anypoint Platform
  • Distinguish between Anypoint Platform service and deployment models

Designing integration solutions using Mule applications

  • Identify how Mule application components are typically used to implement integration solutions
  • Apply Mule application components and capabilities to a range of use case
  • Summarize how class loading isolation is implemented in Mule runtimes

Choosing appropriate Mule event processing models

  • Distinguish between Mule blocking, non-blocking, parallel, and reactive event processing options
  • Identify the event processing models used in various Mule scopes and components
  • Identify Mule streaming options and behaviors
  • Describe the fundamentals of web APIs and event-driven architecture
  • Describe the event processing options for JMS and VM connectors
  • Select appropriate event processing for an integration use case
  • Design integration use cases with batch, near real-time, and real-time data synchronization

Choosing appropriate message transformation and routing patterns

  • Describe reusable ways to transform and process events
  • Explain how to simplify and decouple complex data mappings using common data models
  • Design transformations between data models
  • Choose the best event transformation, data validation, and event routing patterns to an integration use case

Designing Mule application testing strategies

  • Explain why testing is important in an integration project
  • Identify the MuleSoft-provided framework and tools for testing during the software development lifecycle
  • Design testing strategies for a Mule application
  • Define test coverage for flows in a Mule applications

Choosing and developing a deployment strategy

  • Identify the service and deployment models supported by Anypoint Platform
  • Distinguish between various Anypoint Platform deployment models
  • Design containerized deployments for Mule runtimes
  • Decide deployment options for various scenarios

Designing with appropriate state preservation and management options

  • Decide the best way to store Mule application state in persistent or non-persistent storage
  • Identify how to store a CloudHub application state using Object Store v2
  • Decide when to manage storage of Mule application state using persistent queues
  • Configure Mule application provided caches to store Mule application state
  • Avoid duplicate processing of previous records using watermarks and idempotency validation

Designing effective logging and monitoring

  • Describe auditing and logging options for Mule applications
  • Design logging strategies for Mule applications
  • Choose logging policies for Mule application log files
  • Describe integration options with third-party log management systems
  • Specify Anypoint Platform monitoring, alerting, notification, visualization, and reporting options for APIs and integration solutions

Designing an efficient and automated software development lifecycle

  • Manage property files for Mule applications across different environments
  • Manage Anypoint Platform environments for Mule application deployments
  • Implement continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) for an organization
  • Automate deployment and management with Anypoint Platform

Designing transaction management in Mule applications

  • Identify why and when transactions are supported in Mule applications
  • Identify resources that participate in transactions in Mule applications
  • Demarcate transaction boundaries in Mule applications
  • Choose the transaction type based on the participating resources
  • Manage a transaction using the Sage pattern

Designing for reliability goals

  • Distinguish between competing non-functional requirements
  • Clarify and validate reliability goals for a scenario
  • Design Mule applications and their deployments to meet reliability goals
  • Identify reliability pattern for Mule applications

Designing for high availability goals

  • Clarify high availability (HA) goals for Mule applications
  • Balance HA goals with reliability and performance goals
  • Identify ways to achieve HA using Anypoint Platform in CloudHub and customer-hosted runtime planes
  • Identify HA aware connectors and their design tradeoffs

Optimizing the performance of deployed Mule applications

  • Clarify performance goals for Mule applications
  • Balance performance goals with reliability and HA goals
  • Identify the need for performance optimization and associated tradeoffs
  • Describe ways to search for and locate performance bottlenecks
  • Describe how to design, architect, and implement for performance
  • Describe ways to measure performance
  • Describe methods and best practices to performance tune Mule applications and Mule runtimes

Designing secure Mule applications and deployments

  • Identify Anypoint Platform security concepts and options
  • Describe how to secure APIs on Anypoint Platform
  • Explain the security needs addressed by Anypoint Platform edge security
  • Differentiate between MuleSoft and customer responsibilities related to Anypoint Platform security
  • Evaluate security risks for Mule applications
  • Describe how to secure Mule application properties and data in transit

Designing secure network communications between Mule applications

  • Describe Anypoint Platform network security options and architectures
  • Describe how to secure Mule applications using Java key stores
  • Design TLS communication and other network security options for an integration use case
  • Distinguish between various CloudHub deployments with load balancers
  • Properly size an Anypoint Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to support deployment of all expected Mule applications
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