Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks Training

Learn to direct the emergence of an effective application network with our Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks training.

Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks – Course Summary

If you’re an experienced enterprise or solution architect wanting to create an effective application network in Mule 3 or Mule 4, then our Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks training is for you.

Benefit from case studies that show the solution architecture and its effect on the organisation’s enterprise architecture for two strategic change initiatives.

Students on the Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks training also receive a free voucher for two attempts at the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam.

Course Duration – Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks Training

Three days, in-person or online

Approach

Training Objectives

Key learning points on the Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks training include:

  • conceptualising integration capability delivery holistically according to Outcome-Based Delivery (OBD)
  • advising on the establishment and operation of a Center for Enablement (C4E)
  • selecting Anypoint Platform deployment options
  • breaking 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
  • architecture for non-functional requirements on the level of API invocations and API implementations using components of Anypoint Platform
  • architecture for specific requirements by augmenting API-led connectivity with Event-Driven Architecture
  • advising on effective use of the automation capabilities of Anypoint Platform for DevOps, CI/CD, and testing

Course Prerequisites

  • suitable for senior solution and enterprise architects with experience of common integration approaches (like SOA) and integration technologies or platforms, and basic knowledge and experience with Anypoint Platform; prospective students must have some of the following certifications or experience:
  • completion of the instructor-led Getting Started with Anypoint Platform course or the self-study MuleSoft.U Getting Started with Anypoint Platform course
  • completion of the instructor-led Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course or the self-study MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals course
  • equivalent knowledge and experience with the components of Anypoint Platform to the extent covered in the Getting Started with Anypoint Platform course, including the following:
  • a clear understanding of the concepts and steps involved in developing software for the JVM (usually from experience 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

Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks Training – Course Modules

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Module 1: Introducing the Course

  • define Outcome-Based Delivery (OBD)
  • describe how this course is aligned to parts of OBD
  • use essential course terminology correctly
  • recognise the ArchiMate 3 notation subset used in this course
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Module 2: 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
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Module 3: 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 organisational structure on Anypoint Platform
  • compare and contrast Identity Management and Client Management on Anypoint Platform
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Module 6: 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
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Module 5: Enforcing NFRs on the Level of API Invocations Using Anypoint API Manager

  • describe how Anypoint API Manager controls API invocations
  • use API policies to enforce non-functional constraints on API invocations
  • choose between enforcement of API policies in an API implementation and an API proxy
  • register an API client for access to an API version
  • describe when and how to pass client ID/secret to an API
  • establish guidelines for API policies suitable for System APIs, Process APIs, and Experience APIs
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Module 4: Identifying, Reusing, and Publishing APIs

  • map planned strategic initiatives to products and projects
  • identify APIs needed to implement these products
  • assign each API to one of the three tiers of API-led connectivity
  • reason in detail about composition and collaboration of APIs
  • reuse APIs wherever possible
  • publish APIs and related assets for reuse
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Module 7: Architecting and Deploying Effective API Implementations

  • describe auto-discovery of API implementations implemented as Mule applications
  • appreciate how Anypoint Connectors serve System APIs
  • describe CloudHub’s features and technology architecture
  • 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
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Module 8: 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
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Module 9: 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
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Module 10: Monitoring and Analyzing the Behavior of the Application Network

  • describe the origins of data used in monitoring, analysis, and alerting on Anypoint Platform
  • describe the metrics collected by Anypoint Platform on the level of API invocations
  • describe the grouping of API metrics available in Anypoint Analytics
  • make use of options for performing API analytics within and outside of Anypoint Platform
  • define alerts for key metrics of API invocations for all tiers of API-led connectivity
  • use metrics and alerts for API implementations to augment those for API invocations
  • recognise operations teams as an important stakeholder in API-related assets and organise documentation accordingly

About Influential Software

The Influential Software team has been delivering quality business software, services, and training for over 25 years. As a certified MuleSoft Partner, we are experts in data integration and the key technologies used in MuleSoft Anypoint Platform.

Our UK teams work on- and off-site for enterprises of all sizes, from FTSE 100/250 companies to SMEs. The result is hundreds of successful projects and long-term client partnerships.

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