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After you celebrate completing the Anypoint Platform Development Fundamentals course, you may be wondering how to make the most out of all you’ve accomplished. In the course, you gained some hands-on experience using Anypoint Platform to build APIs and integrations, including designing, deploying, and governing APIs. You also built applications for use as API implementations and integrations. What are some of the best ways to put this knowledge to use? What’s next on your MuleSoft training journey?

Perhaps you want to validate the knowledge you gained and open up new opportunities with certification, or you may want to continue learning even more MuleSoft skills. What about expanding your network and meeting other integration professionals? To really get the most value from your newly acquired expertise, why not do all of the above? Let’s dive into some options so you can continue your MuleSoft journey:

  • Get certified and showcase your skills.
  • Take Level 2 development courses.
  • Become an integration architect.
  • Network with other MuleSoft professionals.

Four ways to continue on your MuleSoft training journey

Get certified and showcase your skills

Becoming MuleSoft-certified can increase your professional advancement and job opportunities. Hiring managers can be confident that MuleSoft-certified professionals work faster and with fewer errors compared to their uncertified counterparts as shown in a Forrester study.

When you complete the Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals (Mule 4) course, you earn a free certification exam attempt in your training dashboard.

Take the exam to become a MuleSoft Certified Developer: an industry-recognized credential that validates your skills and showcases your achievements. You’ve spent hours and hours completing the course – a certification communicates that you have a deep understanding of the MuleSoft product and the skills you need to excel at your job. Once certified, display your digital credentials across your social and professional networks.

Use both the practice exam and DIY exercises to test your Anypoint Platform knowledge and prepare for the exam. They will help you find any areas that need a more in-depth review before attempting the exam. Many certified developers say that thorough preparation is the key to passing the exam. The practice exam will give you a sense of difficulty and how the questions are structured in the proctored exam.

Take Level 2 development courses

Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals of creating Mule applications with Anypoint Platform, deepen your expertise even more with our Level 2 development courses:

The Production-Ready Development Practices course teaches you the skills and best practices to build and implement production-ready Mule applications — applications that are ready to be used in a DevOps environment in professional software development projects.

The Production-Ready Integrations course helps you learn the skills and best practices to build and implement applications that apply essential integration patterns to take on the production challenges of distributed communication.

Become an integration architect

The learning paths for developers and integration architects both begin with the Development Fundamentals course for hands-on experience using Anypoint Platform to build APIs and integrations.

Is your role more closely aligned to an architect than a developer? If you make project design decisions or bridge the gap between architect managers and developers, you may want to continue your learning path to become an integration architect. Once you’ve completed the Development Fundamentals course, you can take the Anypoint Platform Architecture: Integration Solutions course to learn how to design integration solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements using Anypoint Platform. 

Once you’ve completed the architecture course, you earn two free MuleSoft Certified Integration Architect (MCIA) certification exam attempts. Prepare for the certification exam with the MCIA practice exam, then take the MCIA exam.

Network with other MuleSoft professionals

Meet other integration professionals in the MuleSoft Community to solve problems, learn from each other, and find opportunities to use your MuleSoft skills. Explore topics related to APIs and integrations as well as possible career paths that your MuleSoft expertise opens for you.  

Attend MuleSoft Meetups to meet other members of the community, learn about Anypoint Platform and MuleSoft Composer, and grow your network. You can also watch recordings of past events on our dedicated VirtualMuleys YouTube channel.

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Completing the Anypoint Platform Development Fundamentals course is an exciting first step in your journey with MuleSoft training, certification, and participation in the community. To get the most out of Anypoint Platform and expand your MuleSoft expertise, visit MuleSoft Training and Certification to enroll in a course or schedule a certification exam. We’re cheering you on every step of the way!