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We are currently planning the workshops for this course. You may purchase an eLearning kit for immediate access or contact us for further details.



USD $655 $327.50 eLearning Kit only

How well do you understand APIs? Are you confident in the design and delivery? Do you understand the concept behind the approach? This course is vendor neutral and the learnings apply to the overall intent, approach and principles so you can use any technology to deliver APIs. 

Gain proficiency with the design of service APIs, associated coupling types and both binary and non-binary protocols, as well as the management of service APIs and associated monetization and versioning requirements. You can also take the on-line exam to get a Digital Badge to show your expertise in this field.

Get a sample of the contents of this course with this short video lesson that provides a non-technical introduction to Services, Microservices and APIs. This second video lesson is an introduction to Common Service Technologies. Both of these topics are part of Module 1 of the course. The full course outline is provided in the Details tab, you can also download a pdf version here.


Course contents: 5 Modules

  • Module 1: Fundamental SOA, Services & Microservices
  • Module 2: Service Technology Concepts
  • Module 12: Fundamental Service API Design & Management
  • Module 13: Advanced Service API Design & Management
  • Module 14: Service API Design & Management Lab

 


Intended for
API Designers, Integraiton and Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, IT Professionals, API Developers


Pre-requisites
An understanding of IT concepts including messaging and integration is recommended.


Learning Outcomes
A comprehensive understanding of Service API design and Management. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Introduction to APIs and API Roles
  • Public, Private and Partner API Models
  • API Granularity Levels
  • Positive and Negative Service API Coupling Types
  • Indirect Forms of Negative Service API Coupling
  • Decoupled Service APIs, Service Façades and Service Agents
  • Endpoint Redirection and Idempotent Capabilities
  • Service API Proxy Design and Architecture
  • Data Model Transformation, Data Format Transformation and Protocol Bridging
  • API Gateways and API Management Platforms
  • Intermediate Routing, Brokered Authentication and Multi-Channel Endpoints
  • Common Service API Management Metrics
  • Service API Versioning Basics
  • Service API Monetization Models and Payment Models
  • Service API Denormalization and Service Decomposition
  • Service Mesh Environments and Service API Proxies
  • Non-Binary Data Serialization with XML and JSON
  • Binary Data Serialization with Protocol Buffers and Apache Avro
  • Web-Capable RPC Protocols, including gRPC, GraphQL and Avro
  • Proxy, Distributed and Decomposed Service API Capabilities
  • Validation Abstraction and Partial Abstraction
  • Service API Versioning Patterns and Uniform Contract Versioning
  • Concurrent Service APIs, Dual Protocols and Legacy Wrappers
  • Messaging Metadata and State Messaging
  • Lightweight Endpoints and Entity Linking

Please see the Details tab for a breakdown of daily topics.


Other details

  • The eLearning-style certification kit bundle is delivered electronically and is available for access for 1 year.
  • There is an option to purchase the course with or without the associated exam vouchers.
  • Those that pass the exam will receive the Certified Service API Specialist certificate.

Exams & Certification

  • The exams required for certification can be taken at any Pearson VUE testing center in the world or online via Pearson VUE Online Proctoring.
  • Please ensure you purchase the correct exam voucher as they are not exchangable.

 


Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Module 1 Fundamental SOA, Services & Microservices
An easy to understand, end-to-end overview of contemporary service concepts and technologies pertaining to modern-day microservices and service-oriented computing, as well as business and technology-related topics pertaining to service-oriented architecture (SOA).

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Business and Technology Drivers for SOA, Services, and Microservices
  • Strategic Goals and Benefits of Service-Oriented Computing
  • Plain English Introduction to Services and Microservices
  • Fundamental Characteristics of a Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding Service-Orientation as a Design Paradigm, including coverage of the Four Pillars ofService-Orientation
  • Introduction to Service Layers, Service Models, and Service Compositions
  • Service Inventories, Service Layers and Service API Governance and Management
  • Introduction to Common Service Technologies, including API Gateways, Virtualization, Containerization
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cloud Services
  • Adoption Impacts and Requirements, including considerations for Governance, Infrastructure, Performance, and Standardization

 

Module 2 Service Technology Concepts
A focus on modern service technologies, models, and concepts that have established de facto implementation mediums for building contemporary services-based solutions. Also covered are fundamental terms, concepts, and models pertaining to cloud computing and cloud-based services.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Comparing Service Implementation Mediums
  • Service Roles and Service Agents
  • Message Exchange Patterns and Service Activities
  • Basic XML, XML Schema, JSON and JSON Schema Concepts
  • HTTP Methods, Response Codes, and Headers
  • Basic REST Service Concepts, including Properties and Constraints
  • REST Services, Contracts, Resources, and Messaging
  • Hypermedia and Late Binding
  • Basic WSDL and SOAP Concepts
  • WS-* Technologies
  • Web Service Contracts, Messaging, and Registries
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Vertical and Horizontal Scaling
  • Multitenancy, Elasticity, and Resiliency
  • On-Demand Usage, Ubiquitous Access, and Measured Usage
  • Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds
  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

 

Module 12 Fundamental Service API Design & Management

Covers essential topics pertaining to modern-day service API design and management, including API roles, the API lifecycle, positive and negative API coupling types and fundamental API design and management patterns. Also covered are API proxies, API gateways and fundamental API versioning.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Introduction to APIs and API Roles
  • Public, Private and Partner API Models
  • API Granularity Levels
  • Positive and Negative Service API Coupling Types
  • Indirect Forms of Negative Service API Coupling
  • Decoupled Service APIs, Service Façades and Service Agents
  • Endpoint Redirection and Idempotent Capabilities
  • Service API Proxy Design and Architecture
  • Data Model Transformation, Data Format Transformation and Protocol Bridging
  • API Gateways and API Management Platforms
  • Intermediate Routing, Brokered Authentication and Multi-Channel Endpoints
  • Common Service API Management Metrics
  • Service API Versioning Basics

 

Module 13 Advanced Service API Design & Management

Delves into a series of advanced service API design and management patterns to provide techniques for accommodating complex requirements, coupling concerns and various evolutionary and versioning challenges. Text-based and binary data serialization protocols are explored, along with a number of Web-capable RPC protocols, including gRPC, GraphQL and Falcor.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Service API Monetization Models and Payment Models
  • Service API Denormalization and Service Decomposition
  • Service Mesh Environments and Service API Proxies
  • Non-Binary Data Serialization with XML and JSON
  • Binary Data Serialization with Protocol Buffers and Apache Avro
  • Web-Capable RPC Protocols, including gRPC, GraphQL and Avro
  • Proxy, Distributed and Decomposed Service API Capabilities
  • Validation Abstraction and Partial Abstraction
  • Service API Versioning Patterns and Uniform Contract Versioning
  • Concurrent Service APIs, Dual Protocols and Legacy Wrappers
  • Messaging Metadata and State Messaging

 

Module 14 Service API Design & Management Lab
A lab during which learners apply the concepts, processes, techniques, patterns, and principles previously covered in order to a complete a set of architectural and design exercises pertaining to microservices and the use of containerization.

As a continuation of course modules 12 and 13, this hands-on workshop allows attendees to apply the technologies, concepts, techniques and patterns previously covered in order to complete a set of lab exercises. Participants are required to study a case study background and carry out a series of exercises to solve a number of inter-related problems, with the ultimate goal of applying technologies and design patterns to design their own service API solutions.


  

Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.



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