[Updated] Introducing the Platform Architect and Integration Architect Certifications!

September 20 2018

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Update 5/6/2019 from the training team: New practice quizzes for the MCPA – L1 and MCIA – L1 exams are now available.

Architects play an important role in developing software because they have broad and deep technical knowledge. One of their main responsibilities, especially when it comes to integration projects, is to provide technical support to teams. Architects also need to identify business requirements, design entire systems based on requirements, and more. In short, architects play a pivotal role in helping companies to achieve digital transformation success – attaining business and IT objectives.

To distinguish the different roles architects can play on the journey, we are releasing two new certifications:

    1. MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1
  1. MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect – Level 1

What is the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect – Level 1?

The MCPA – Level 1 exam is a proctored 58-multiple choice question exam. Candidates should be able to define and be responsible for an organization’s Anypoint Platform strategy before attempting the exam.

The exam validates that an architect has the required knowledge and skills to create the foundation necessary for building an application network using an integration solution like Anypoint Platform, while following the tenants of API-led connectivity.

The exam covers topics like application network basics, as well as governing, delivering and controlling access to APIs on Anypoint Platform, and more. Refer to the exam datasheet for complete details.

What is the MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect – Level 1?

The MCIA -Level 1 exam is also a proctored 58-multiple choice question exam.

Candidates should already be proficient in driving an organization’s Anypoint Platform implementation and technical quality, as well as be able to ensure compliance through governance and operationalizing the integration solution.

The exam validates the candidate’s ability to work with technical and non-technical stakeholders to translate functional and non-functional requirements into integration interfaces and implementations.

The exam covers topics like how to configure and provision Anypoint Platform, how to identify and select the right integration styles, how to design and document any enterprise integration architecture, and how to architect resilient and performant Integration solutions. Refer to the exam datasheet for complete details.

Learning path recommendations and resources

We strongly recommend that candidates preparing for either of these exams adhere to the learning paths and review the respective Certification Datasheets.

Also, check out the instructor-led courses to learn the topics in-depth.

Connect with other developers, architects, and instructors on the MuleSoft Forum to get advice on what courses to take, tips and best practices on how to pass the exam, and more.

Learn more about the certifications and enroll today to accelerate your career growth by demonstrating new API skills!



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2 Responses to “[Updated] Introducing the Platform Architect and Integration Architect Certifications!”

  1. I’m new to MuleSoft and I’m planning to take the MCD certification exam next month but I’m also interested in taking both MCPA and MCIA certifications after the MCD. Will it help or hurt me on my preparation if I take both classes for architect courses and prepare for both the architect certification exams at the same time instead of one after the other? I could be wrong but I just thought that both architect courses will complement each other.

  2. I’m having the same question as Alex, and looking into to doing both, but I also wonder which should come first, or how you would decide which to go for first? I recently took Dev Fundamentals and passed the MCD1 cert, so I’m looking to the architect certs now. Please advise!