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Becoming a Mule Guru with Ricston

Posted on: August 17, 2016

A great thing about Mulesoft training and Mulesoft certification is that you can decide whether to take intensive paid classes, or dedicate some extra time and complete a number of free courses on your own. In any case you can be sure that going this extra mile will bring you a significant return – you’ll broaden your knowledge in one of the most demanding areas, establish yourself as an expert and gain access to new opportunities which lead you to new revenue streams.

Step 1 – Mulesoft Certified Developer (MCD) Integration and API Associate

The first step on the way to becoming a certified Mulesoft developer is to complete a 4-5 day crash course – Anypoint Platform Essentials/Fundamentals.
During this course you learn the basics of the Anypoint Platform – how to build integration applications, connect SaaS and data flows, define APIs with RAML, how to deploy and run applications on-premise and in the cloud.
After completing this course you’ll be ready for the MCD-Integration and API Associate exam and should you pass it, you will be certified as an Integration and API associate.

The regular price per participant for this training is $3000 for classroom based training or $2500.00 for online training. Exam: first attempt for free*

Are you motivated to study Mule by yourself?

You can also prepare yourself for the MCD-Integration and API Associate exam by completing a free Mulesoft course – MuleSoft.U Developer Essentials. This online course lasts for 8 weeks and requires approximately 3 hours per week of self-study.When the course is completed, you can register for an exam at a fee of 100 EUR to gain certification.

MuleSoft.U Developer Essentials price: FREE. Exam: 125 USD*

Step 2 – Becoming an Anypoint Platform Development expert

After the first step is completed and you have been certified as an API associate, you can advance your skills by following the Advanced Anypoint Platform Development course. This is a four day intensive course where you’ll extend basic knowledge at a fast pace. You’ll get a grasp on how to manage Mule Project development, secure communication with SSL and implement design patterns.

The Advanced Anypoint Platform Development. 3.7 price: $1850*

Step 3 – Specialisation

You have an option to specialise on integration of one or all of the three main applications:

  • Salesforce
  • Workday
  • Magento

All of these courses are available for developers working with Mulesoft official Partners, such as Ricston, free of charge.
With the Salesforce Competency training you’ll master building and deploying integration flows on-premise and cloud, leveraging the Salesforce APIs for account, customer and activity management by using Anypoint Platform.

The Workday Competency Training is specially designed for Mulesoft partners interested in using MuleSoft’s Anypoint connector. In this course you will learn how to create an integration flow between Workday and Salesforce, migrate, broadcast, aggregate, correlate and synchronize the Workday data, how to extend and customize integration templates.

The Magento Competency course is a must for someone interested in E-Commerce. You’ll get basics of how to integrate Mangeto API’s for storefronts, shopping carts, invoicing, stock management, product management, order tracking and more.
mule salesforce workday magento training

Step 4 – Level up to an API expert

API-led connectivity is the next step in integration and digital transformation. In order to be on top of latest technologies, we strongly recommend taking the Designing APIs with the Anypoint Platform course. During this one day course you’ll dive into API design – learn how to define APIs with RAML and the Anypoint Platform. On successful completion of this course you’ll be able to take MCD API Design Associate exam and become certified as an API Design Associate.

Price: 750 USD*, Exam: promo code for 1 free attempt.

Step 5 – Specialise on creating custom Mule connectors

If you are interested in creating custom Mule connectors – consider taking the Anypoint Connector Development online course. In 8 hours you will learn how to use Anypoint Devkit to build and package reusable connectors, use a connector in a Mule project, write functional Mule tests etc.
After completing this course, you’ll be able to take the MCD connector specialist exam and become an official expert in Anypoint connectors.

Step 6 – Real Pro

There is no course that can teach you “all you need to know” to become a Mule Pro – the most important part of this journey is to gather wide hands-on experience with various Mule projects.
Once you feel you have gained enough expertise – you can attempt the MCD-Integration Professional exam – pass this and you achieve Integration Professional certification from Mulesoft.
Exam price: $250*

* Those are indicative MuleSoft courses and exams prices, as per 2016. For the full catalogue of courses and exams and to request an official Mulesoft quote, please follow the link, or drop us a line.



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