MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 Exam

Demonstrate your ability to direct the emergence of an effective application network with the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam.


MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 Exam

Showcase your MuleSoft architect skills with the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam.

This exam tests your ability to orchestrate an effective application network from individual integration solutions, following API-led connectivity across an organisation using Anypoint Platform.

On completion of this exam, you will be able to display your status as a MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect.


Certification Objectives

Take the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam to show your knowledge of:

  • optimising and shaping the Anypoint Platform deployment in the specific organisational context, working with business, infrastructure, InfoSec, and other teams
  • defining how Anypoint Platform is used in conjunction with other tools and applications in the organisation
  • defining the usage of Anypoint Platform and the corresponding organisational and process changes needed to help the Platform be sustainable
  • providing guidance and driving creation of standards, reusable assets, and automation required for scale and multi-LOB adoption

MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 Exam: Format

  • format: multiple-choice, closed book, proctored online or in a testing centre
  • length: 58 questions
  • duration: 120 minutes (two hours)
  • pass score: 70 percent
  • language: English
  • the exam can be taken a maximum of five times, with a 24-hour wait between each attempt

Delivery Methods

You can choose to take the exam in-person at a testing centre or online using a web camera, administered via the Kryterion Webassessor testing platform.

If you choose in-person at a Kryterion Testing Centre:

  • over 1000 locations worldwide
  • onsite instructions
  • a test-taker guide

If you choose online using the Kryterion Webassessor testing platform:

  • requires a webcam – a laptop webcam can be used, an external camera is not required
  • requires internet connectivity with 1 Mbps upload, 1 Mbps download, jitter <50ms, ping <200ms
  • use the tool to determine your internet speed and reliability
  • online instructions
  • a test-taker guide

If you think your connection might be unreliable, we recommend you choose a testing centre instead. An unreliable connection may cause you to be expelled from the exam.

Exam Preparation

  • MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam takers can best prepare by taking the instructor-led Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks course
  • candidates should be familiar with all the course content and be able to apply it before taking the exam

Exam Topics

In the topics below, ARC:NET refers to the Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks course.

The MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1 exam demonstrates proficiency in the following tasks:


Explaining Application Network Basics Resources

  • explain MuleSoft’s proposal for closing the IT delivery gap
  • describe the role and characteristics of the “modern API”
  • define and describe the benefits of API-led connectivity and application networks
  • define outcome-based delivery (OBD)
  • correctly use the terms API, API implementation, API client, API consumer, and API invocation
  • describe the capabilities and high-level components of Anypoint Platform
  • ARC:NET Module 1
  • ARC:NET Module 2

Establishing Organizational and Platform Foundations

  • describe the purpose and roles of a C4E
  • identify KPIs to measure the success of a C4E
  • given specific organizational requirements, preferences, and constraints, identify all suitable Anypoint Platform deployment options
  • select Anypoint Platform identity management vs client management for the correct purpose
  • ARC:NET Module 2
  • ARC:NET Module 3

Designing APIs and API Interactions

  • break down functional requirements into business-aligned APIs with effective granularity
  • given a set of APIs and specific preferences and organisational characteristics, recommend the use of an Enterprise Data Model or Bounded Context Data Models
  • identify changes to an API that would require or not require a major version increment
  • when asynchronous execution of API invocations is needed, select when to appropriately use polling or callbacks
  • identify idempotent HTTP methods and HTTP-native support for optimistic concurrency
  • ARC:NET Module 4
  • ARC:NET Module 6
  • Bounded Context
  • Why You Should Avoid a CDM
  • Canonical Data Models & Microservices
  • HTTP/1.1: Semantics and Content
  • HTTP/1.1: Caching
  • Semantic Versioning 2.0.0

Following API-Led Connectivity

  • identify appropriate APIs to implement a business process and assign them to layers of API-led connectivity
  • assign APIs to layers according to ownership, functional focus, and rate of change
  • given specific requirements and organisational characteristics, recommend the most appropriate approach relating the API data model of System APIs to that of their backend system
  • ARC:NET Module 2
  • ARC:NET Module 4
  • ARC:NET Module 6

Governing APIs on Anypoint Platform

  • given specific preferences and constraints, select API policy enforcement with or without API proxies
  • select appropriate API policies to enforce non-functional constraints on API invocations
  • given an API policy with specific characteristics, identify any change required in the corresponding RAML definition
  • given a layer of API-led connectivity, identify API policies that are typically applied to that layer and the scenarios needing custom policies
  • identify which types of APIs and other remote interfaces are or are not amenable to management by API Manager
  • ARC:NET Module 5

Controlling Access to APIs

  • describe when and how to pass client ID and secret to an API
  • explain how to register an API client for access to an API version
  • ARC:NET Module 5

Delivering APIs

  • describe the automation capabilities of Anypoint Platform for DevOps, CI/CD, and testing
  • compare unit and integration tests and specify where MUnit is best employed
  • explain how to use autodiscovery to link an API implementation to an API instance managed with API Manager
  • specify how and when to promote APIs with API Manager
  • identify when redeployment of API implementations is necessary
  • ARC:NET Module 7
  • ARC:NET Module 9
  • Gatekeeper Enhanced Security Reference

Deploying Mule Applications to CloudHub

  • describe the fundamentals of deployments, networking, and routing on CloudHub
  • select CloudHub worker sizes and configuration as appropriate
  • describe the scenarios for which Object Store should be used with CloudHub
  • ARC:NET Module 7

Architecting Performant and Resilient APIs

  • identify the factors involved in scaling API performance
  • identify the differences between the CloudHub Shared and Dedicated Load Balancers
  • identify single points of failure in typical CloudHub usage
  • select strategies that help API clients guard against failures in API invocations
  • ARC:NET Module 7
  • ARC:NET Module 9
  • HYSTRIX Defend Your App
  • Let’s talk about Resilience
  • Eclipse MicroProfile Fault Tolerance

Monitoring and Analysing Application Networks

  • identify the components of Anypoint Platform that generate data for monitoring and alerting
  • describe the metrics collected by Anypoint Platform on the level of API invocations
  • describe and select between the options for performing API analytics within and outside of Anypoint Platform
  • specify alerts to define for key metrics of API invocations for all layers of API-led connectivity
  • specify alerts to define for API implementations
  • ARC:NET Module 10

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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