Salesforce Certified MuleSoft Platform Architect I Self-Paced Study Guide eBook


Table of Content

Chapter 1: Introduction …… 12
Chapter 2: Introducing Catalyst …… 18
Chapter 3: Leveraging the Catalyst Knowledge Hub …… 26
Chapter 4: Architecting in a Catalyst Context …… 33
Chapter 5: Architecting to Catalyst Principles …… 41
Chapter 6: Designing Composable Solutions …… 48
Chapter 7: Realizing Business Outcomes …… 56
Chapter 8: Implementing a Center for Enablement (C4E) …… 62
Chapter 9: Positioning and Redraming with Catalyst …… 70

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Welcome to our ebook, “Salesforce Certified MuleSoft Platform Architect I”. This resource has been meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive guide for those who are aspiring to take a significant step in their MuleSoft career.

Who is this book for
This book is primarily aimed at individuals looking to take the Salesforce Certified MuleSoft Platform Architect I Study Guide. Whether you’re an absolute beginner seeking to kick-start your journey in MuleSoft, or you are a professional who’s familiar with the platform and looking to validate your skills, this guide provides a well-structured path to prepare for the certification.

This book will also be beneficial for IT professionals who want to understand MuleSofts’s capabilities and potential, team leaders who manage MuleSoft projects, and any ambitious individuals keen on delving into the MuleSoft ecosystem.

Exam details
Salesforce Certified MuleSoft Platform Architect I Study Guide is a testament to your knowledge and skills in MuleSoft. It proves your ability to implement, configure, and manage MuleSoft applications in real-world scenarios.

The exam typically comprises 60 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 120 minutes. A passing score is 70%, meaning you must correctly answer at least 42 questions. However, bear in mind that MuleSoft exams are subject to change, and the exact format and passing score may vary.

Exam outline
The exam validates that you can perform the following tasks.

Explaining application network basics

  • Identify and differentiate between technologies typically used to implement API-led connectivity.
  • Describe the role and characteristics of web APIs.
  • Correctly assign APIs to tiers according to ownership, functional focus, and rate of change.
  • Describe the capabilities and high-level components of Anypoint Platform.

Establishing organizational and platform foundations

  • Advise on establishing a Center for Enablement (C4E) and identify KPIs to measure its success.
  • Describe the high-level structure and benefits of MuleSoft Catalyst.
  • Compare and contrast Identity Management and Client Management options on Anypoint Platform.
  • Identify data residency of different kinds of data (payload, metrics, and others).

Designing and sharing APIs

  • Identify dependencies between an API, its API specification, its implementation, and its clients.
  • Describe the creation and publication of reusable API-related assets using API specifications and Anypoint Platform components.
  • Identify changes to an API that would require or not require changing the major/minor/patch component of its semantic version.
  • Given a specific power relationship between two Bounded Contexts, choose the most appropriate strategy for mapping between the API data models of these Bounded Contexts.
  • Identify idempotent HTTP methods and HTTP-native support for optimistic concurrency.
  • Recognize the important features and functionality of API Designer to design API specifications.

Designing APIs using System, Process, and Experience Layers

  • 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.
  • Recommend the most appropriate approach relating the API data model of System APIs to that of their backend system based on specific requirements and organizational characteristics.


Governing APIs on Anypoint Platform

  • Make appropriate use of API instances and environments in API manager taking into account the nature of the API and the underlying data and system.
  • Select appropriate API policies and other components of the AP to support specific non-functional requirements (NFRs).
  • Identify any change(s) required to an API specification to reflect the application of an API policy with specific characteristics.
  • Select an approach to API policy enforcement based on specific preferences and constraints, including, but not limited to, API proxies/API gateways and Anypoint Service Mesh.
  • Secure web APIs using API policies appropriately chosen for the API’s tier (System, Process, Experience).
  • Describe in what circumstances and how to pass client ID and secret to a web API.
  • Explain how to request access to an API version for an API client, and how that access is approved and revoked.
  • Select appropriate API policies to enforce non-functional security constraints on web API invocations.
  • Explain the relationships of Anypoint Platform, external Identity Providers, AP Business Groups, and API clients in the context of OAuth 2.0.
  • Identify scenarios needing custom API policies.


Architecting and deploying API implementations


  • Explain how to use auto-discovery to link a web API implementation to an API instance managed with API Manager.
  • Identify requirements that call for the use of an Anypoint VPC.
  • Compare and contrast options for hosting and managing Anypoint Platform runtime planes.
  • Compare unit and integration tests and specify where MUnit is best employed.
  • Explain options for automated build, test, and deploy of API implementations and related artifacts in a DevOps setting.


Deploying API implementations to CloudHub

  • Describe the scenarios for which Object Store should be used with CloudHub.
  • Select CloudHub worker sizes and configuration as appropriate.
  • Given an app deployed to the CloudHub shared worker cloud in one or more regions, describe and predict its reliability and performance characteristics.
  • Identify the defining differences between the CloudHub Shared and Dedicated Load Balancers.
  • Compare and contrast the options for CloudHub networking in the presence of customer-owned Amazon VPCs and on-premises data centers.
  • Identify and avoid single points of failure in CloudHub deployments of API implementations.


Meeting API quality goals

  • Design, describe, and differentiate between scenarios that use the an object store or caching.
  • Select resilience strategies that help web API clients guard against failures when invoking APIs.
  • Describe when horizontal scaling of an API implementation is or is not likely to benefit response time and throughput as seen by API clients.


Monitoring and analyzing application networks

  • Identify the components of Anypoint Platform that generate data for monitoring and alerting.
  • Describe the metrics collected by Anypoint Platform for API invocations.
  • Specify alerts to define for key metrics of API invocations for all layers of API-led connectivity.
  • Specify alerts to define for Mule applications.

This ebook covers all these areas in detail. We delve deep into each topic, breaking down complex concepts into comprehensible nuggets. We also provide practical examples and scenarios to aid your understanding and prepare you for the type of questions you might encounter in the exam.