MuleSoft Certified Integration Associate Exam Guide
A person with the MuleSoft Certified Integration Associate certification is expected to be a knowledgeable and active participant in MuleSoft integration projects.
They should understand the fundamental language and principles of integration and API-led connectivity. These certified individuals are equipped to:
- Understand and identify the different roles, responsibilities, and stages involved in a typical integration project.
- Be familiar with and able to explain key integration concepts and terms commonly used by MuleSoft architects and developers.
- Recognize typical integration challenges, break them down into basic integration scenarios, and determine the right technologies for resolution.
- Articulate the usual technical complexities encountered in integration development.
- Describe the elements and advantages of using Anypoint Platform for both system integration and managing APIs.
The format of the examination is as follows:
- Type: It is a multiple-choice test, conducted in a closed book format under supervision, and available online.
- Number of Questions: The exam consists of 40 questions.
- Time Allotted: The duration of the exam is 90 minutes, equivalent to 1.5 hours.
- Passing Criterion: To pass, you need to score at least 70%.
- Language: The exam is administered in English.
- Attempt Limit: You are allowed up to 5 attempts to pass the exam. However, you must wait 24 hours between each attempt.
The validity period for the certification is outlined as follows:
- Expiration: The certification remains valid for two years from the date you successfully pass the exam.
- Renewal: To extend the validity of your certification beyond this two-year period, you will need to retake and pass the exam.
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Identify the roles, responsibilities, and lifecycle phases of a typical integration project
- Identify the common reasons that IT integration projects frequently fail
- Define the IT delivery gap and describe MuleSoft’s approach to closing it
- Describe the characteristics and roles of an API-led IT delivery model that emphasizes both production and consumption
- Describe the common delivery methodologies for integration projects
- Identify key DevOps practices and tools for building, testing, deploying, and delivering integration solutions
- Identify and describe the steps of the design, implement, and management stages of MuleSoft’s recommended product-centric API lifecycle
- Describe the roles and responsibilities within a typical MuleSoft integration project team
Recognize and interpret essential integration concepts and terminology used by MuleSoft architects and developers
- Distinguish between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Identify the types of virtualization, computing, and storage infrastructure required by enterprise systems and describe the principles of system scalability
- Classify and describe common networking protocols used in system communication
- Recognize the differences between common data formats (e.g., XML, YAML, and JSON) used in transformations and configuration files
- Define and describe the core concepts of API and enterprise system security
- Identify and describe the HTTP components that enable RESTful web services
- Define and correctly use the terms API implementation, API proxy, API interface, API client/consumer, and API invocation
- Identify and classify RESTful, SOAP, AsyncAPI, and GraphQL APIs
Recognize common integration problems, deconstruct them into their fundamental integration use cases, and identify the appropriate technologies to solve them
- Classify and describe the characteristics of common enterprise systems
- Classify and describe the tradeoffs of legacy and modern integration approaches
- Given a complex business problem, identify the fundamental integration use cases that can deliver an end-to-end business solution
- Describe the purpose and function of the different classes of integration technologies
- Identify the types of integration technologies that are most suitable to realize different integration use cases and business scenarios
- Deconstruct an integration solution into its integration system constituents
Explain the common technical complexities and patterns that are central in integration development
- Describe the differences between the request-reply, one-way, multicast, batch, and stream interaction patterns
- Explain the differences between the aggregation, orchestration, and choreography composition patterns
- Describe the purpose of an API specification and the benefits of following a design-first approach to API development
- Describe and compare observability approaches for integration solutions including logs, metrics, and tracing
- Design Mule applications using common features of core connectors
- Describe the differences between cloud, hybrid, and on-premise deployment architectures
- Describe the differences and tradeoffs between monolithic and microservices application architectures
- Describe the difference between a service mesh and an API gateway
Describe the components and benefits of Anypoint Platform for system integration
- Identify the primary components of Anypoint Platform and their benefits for system integration
- Identify and describe the common characteristics of popular Anypoint Connectors for connecting to software applications, databases, and protocols
- Identify the components and describe the benefits of the Anypoint Platform runtime planes and control planes
- Describe the MuleSoft-hosted and customer-hosted deployment options for Anypoint Platform
- Describe the uses and benefits of the Anypoint Platform development tools and languages for integration developers and DevOps teams
- Describe and classify the types of reusable assets in Anypoint Exchange that form the building blocks of integration solutions
Describe the components and benefits of Anypoint Platform for API management
- Identify the primary components of Anypoint Platform and their benefits for API management
- Identify how MuleSoft products realize the goals of full lifecycle API development and Universal API Management (UAPIM)
- Explain the advantages of API-led connectivity with Anypoint Platform over other integration and API management approaches