Getting Started with Anypoint Platform

Get an introduction to all aspects of Mule integration and APIs in the Getting Started with Anypoint Platform training for MuleSoft 3 or 4.

Getting Started with Anypoint Platform – Course Summary

If you’re involved in an Anypoint Platform project and want to get hands-on experience, the Getting Started with Anypoint Platform training is for you.

Find out about Anypoint Platform and how you can use it to discover, consume, design, build, deploy, manage, and govern APIs.

Don’t know how to code? Never fear – there is no code-writing in our Getting Started with Anypoint Platform training.

Course Duration

Two days, in-person or online


Training Objectives

Key learning points on the Getting Started with Anypoint Platform training include:

  • the benefits of application networks and API-led connectivity
  • using Anypoint Exchange as a central repository for the discovery and reuse of assets
  • using flow designer to build integration apps that consume APIs from Exchange and transform data
  • using API designer to define APIs with RAML and make them discoverable by adding them to Exchange
  • using Anypoint Studio to build APIs that connect to databases and transform data with DataWeave
  • deploying API implementations to CloudHub
  • using API Manager to create and deploy API proxies that govern access to APIs

Course Prerequisites

  • a basic understanding of data formats such as XML and JSON

  • a basic understanding of typical integration technologies such as HTTP, REST, and SOAP

Setup Requirements

  • a computer with at least 4GB available RAM, 2GHz CPU, and 4GB available storage and a minimum screen resolution of 1024×768
  • internet access to ports 80 and 3306 (with > 5Mbps download and > 2Mbps upload)
  • the latest version of Firefox or Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 or newer
  • JDK 1.8
  • Anypoint Studio 6 with embedded Mule 3.9 runtime
  • an Anypoint Platform account
  • Postman REST client app (or some other REST client application)
  • a detailed setup document can be downloaded from here:

Getting Started with Anypoint Platform Training: Course Modules


Module 1: Introducing Application Networks and API-Led Connectivity

  • explain what an application network is and its benefits
  • describe how to build an application network using API-led connectivity
  • explain what web services and APIs are
  • explore API directories and portals
  • make calls to secure and unsecured APIs

Module 2: Introducing Anypoint Platform

  • identify all the components of Anypoint Platform
  • describe the role of each component in building application networks
  • navigate Anypoint Platform
  • locate APIs and other assets needed to build integrations and APIs in Anypoint Exchange
  • build basic integrations to connect systems using flow designer

Module 3: Designing APIs

  • define APIs with RAML, the Restful API Modeling Language
  • mock APIs to test their design before they are built
  • make APIs discoverable by adding them to Anypoint Exchange
  • create API portals for developers to learn how to use APIs

Module 5: Deploying and Managing APIs

  • describe the options for deploying Mule applications
  • use properties in Mule applications so they can be easily moved between environments
  • deploy Mule applications to CloudHub
  • use API Manager to create and deploy API proxies to CloudHub
  • restrict access to API proxies

Module 4: Building APIs

  • use Anypoint Studio to create flows graphically
  • build, run, and test Mule applications
  • use a connector to connect to databases
  • use the graphical DataWeave editor to transform data
  • create RESTful interfaces for applications from a RAML file
  • connect API interfaces to API implementations

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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