Do you know any MuleSoft developers who have an MSc of Physics as well as Medical Engineering? Take a look at Olga Kepa – an example of how a job can transform in a dramatic way when you decide to pursue your dream.
While studying physics at the University in the morning and in the evening, she would code in Java. After graduating, Olga thought long and long and finally decided to pursue her interest. She enrolled in the course in the role of an intern, and quickly became a part of the MuleSoft development staff.
MuleSoft’s Anypoint is among the best (if not the best in the eyes of Gartner) Integration platforms. So, it’s not a surprise that it’s become an ideal career option for a lot of youngsters in the field of development. As an MuleSoft training partner we are frequently inquired about becoming an Mule expert. Are there prerequisites in training as well as certification? Do you find it difficult to master MuleSoft? How long will the training take?
Today we’ve invited Olga to lead us to MuleSoft’s world MuleSoft and also to talk about her experiences studying, taking tests and working as an MuleSoft Developer.
What exactly is MuleSoft employed to do? How does it connect to Salesforce?
The popularity of the MuleSoft integration platform is increasing rapidly. In September of 2020 Gartner declared MuleSoft as a Leader for the sixth time. In 2018, the company was bought by Salesforce principally to speed up customers’ transformation to digital. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform is now a part of Salesforce’s Salesforce Integration Cloud. In contrast, MuleSoft has a pre-built connector and accelerator that integrates with Salesforce to allow seamless integration.
What are the prerequisites? Do you need Java necessary to complete Mule training?
One of the primary prerequisites for training is having some experience programming, specifically using Object-Oriented programming languages such as Java. It is recommended to be familiar with the basics of data formats like XML, CSV, and JSON as well as integration technologies such as HTTP, JMS, JDBC, REST, and SOAP.
I self-study Java during my free time. This experience assisted me tremendously during my training.
Does coding need to be done to use MuleSoft?
No and yes. Coding is only minimal. Coding is mostly needed for data transformation. DataWeave MuleSoft’s expression language is utilized to transform and access the data exchanged by MuleSoft applications.
The actual implementation is accomplished using drag-and-drop of the components that come with the box like routers and connectors for various databases and systems.
In my work I am spending on average less than 20% of my time programming.
How long will it take to master MuleSoft?
Let’s take a look at the first phase of learning which is becoming a certified MuleSoft Developer. There are two options available – study on your own or through instructor-led courses. For the instructor-led course, Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course is available for free to all. It generally takes between 2 and 4 weeks, based on your prior experience using integration technologies as well as the pace at which you learn. Check out this MuleSoft tutorial for beginners in english to learn more.
Another option is to attend an instructor-led five-day Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course. In these five days, you’ll explore the many aspects that are required to become an Mulesoft Developer.
What is the most effective way to master MuleSoft?
Instructor-led training is more beneficial than an online self-learning course. It is easier to learn under the guidance of the instructor. The course is designed to help you get up to the speed of MuleSoft as fast as you can. While the self-study course is not as well-supported it allows you to study more concepts since you decide the pace of learning.
To be certified as a certified MuleSoft Developer you must successfully pass an exam. If you have self-studied then you must buy a voucher to pass your exam. In the course of instructor-led training you are provided with an opportunity to take 2 exam attempts.
How difficult is it to get MuleSoft certification?
You’ve completed the training and you’re ready to take the 2 hour test – the MuleSoft Certified Developer level 1 (Mule 4,) exam. The test consists of multiple-choice questions that are based on real-world scenarios. The score for passing is 70%.
Prepare yourself, and get an experience with the exercises offered. MuleSoft website is a great source of information that is extremely helpful. Don’t skip DIY exercises; try self-assessment quizzes. Also, the MuleSoft training forum is excellent. There is a place to ask questions regarding the training and have your questions answered by MuleSoft. MuleSoft community.
It’s worth noting that MuleSoft certification expires after two years from the time you have passed the exam!
Define what you will find on the certification exam.
The exam can be taken online or at different test centers around the world. I believe that all exams are conducted online during the time of the pandemic.
After I had completed my training at the end of my course, I utilized an opportunity to book the certification exam. I chose the date and time, as well as a form (online). I was required to download the necessary software to pass the exam. When the time was right I logged on and followed the directions. While you take the test, you will be monitored via a webcam, therefore you can’t cheat!
I was able to pass my MuleSoft Developer exam on my first try. I’d say the majority of those who studied well, prepared and put in the time to complete exercises, passed the exam without issue.
Do you think MuleSoft Developer is a suitable job?
Definitely! Every project I’ve worked on was fascinating and varied. MuleSoft lets you integrate any app, regardless of technology. This means there are many projects you can get involved in. You can also gain knowledge and advance your profession.