A MuleSoft Certified Catalyst Specialist should be able to apply key concepts of the Catalyst methodology when performing business outcome identification, engagement planning, and developing composable architecture solutions. The MuleSoft Certified Catalyst Specialist exam validates that the candidate has the required knowledge and skills to:
- Organize business environment drivers, organizational vision and strategic goals, objectives, KPIs, and initiatives into a logical network of influences.
- Apply Catalyst principles to an architectural design to maximize reuse and reuse potential without neglecting short-term objectives.
- Apply organizational context (driver, goals, objectives) to define engagement roadmaps for achieving business outcomes.
- Explain concepts of C4E foundational assets, the process of promoting C4E, and sustaining an operational C4E.
- Explain the benefits associated with adopting a Catalyst approach and tailor messaging based on a stakeholder’s interests.
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- Format: Multiple-choice, closed book, proctored, online
- Length: 45 questions
- Duration: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
- Pass score: 70%
- Language: English
You can take the exam a maximum of 5 times, with a 24-hour wait between each attempt.
You can purchase the exam for $200. This includes one free retake. Additional retakes (i.e. attempts 3 to 5) are 50% off and do not come with a free retake.
The certification expires two years from the date you pass the exam. To extend the certification validity after this date, you can take this exam again.
You can best prepare for the exam by taking the self-paced course Delivering Successful Business Outcomes with Catalyst. Candidates should be familiar with all of the content in the course and be able to apply the concepts in actual projects without assistance.
The following resources are available to help you prepare:
- Describe what Catalyst is and is not
- Identify the components of Catalyst
- Define Catalyst engagements
- Identify criteria for successful Catalyst engagements
- Adapt Catalyst to common delivery methodologies
- ARC:CAT Module - Introducing Catalyst
|Leverage Catalyst Knowledge Hub
- Explain the structure and types of Catalyst-related content in Knowledge Hub
- Explain the types of assets in Knowledge Hub
- Explain the asset metadata model used by Knowledge Hub
- Explain the different asset types and select the right one for a given purpose
- Evaluate the applicability of individual assets for a given deployment type
- ARC:CAT Module - Leveraging Catalyst Knowledge Hub
|Architecting in a Catalyst context
- Articulate the role architecture plays in aligning business and technology
- Organize business environment drivers, organizational vision, and strategic goals, objectives, KPIs, and initiatives into a logical network of influences
- Analyze the value of each principle of architecting with Catalyst for projects and engagements
- Articulate the role of integration architecture in realizing end-to-end business processes
- Create a backlog of architectural significance to capture engagement scope in a way that is conducive to architecting in a Catalyst context
- ARC:CAT Module - Architecting in a Catalyst context
|Architecting to Catalyst principles
- Critique too narrow engagement scope definitions and objections to their widening
- Architect to maximize reuse and reuse potential without neglecting short-term objectives
- Analyze the advantages that architecting on top of a digital platform brings to projects
- Apply an API-led approach to connectivity on the conceptual and logical level, making idiomatic use of interaction types and patterns
- Architect in the context of projects to support productization of APIs
- Architect to achieve both short-term outcomes and long-term goals, in a balanced way
- ARC:CAT Module - Architecting to Catalyst principles
|Designing composable solutions
- Describe the principles and properties of composability
- Identify the generic patterns, interaction types, and interaction patterns on the conceptual and logical levels and apply them to common architectural styles
- Address the cross-cutting concerns such as Idempotency, transactionality, reliability, etc in the solution design adhering to catalyst principles
- Apply principles of API-led approach to connectivity to common integration patterns beyond simple RESTful APIs
- Articulate the benefits of Automation and Intelligently identify the use cases that benefit from it
|Realizing business outcomes
- Articulate business outcomes and their expected value
- Discover and define business outcomes
- Align business outcomes with stakeholders
- Align engagement scope with stakeholders
- Measure and track business outcomes
- ARC:CAT Module - Realizing business outcomes with Catalyst
|Implementing a Center for Enablement (C4E)
- Describe what C4E is and explain its value proposition
- Explain the difference between C4E and CoE
- Explain the impact of not having a C4E
- Describe the C4E organizational models
- Describe the components of building a C4E
- ARC:CAT Module - Implementing a Center for Enablement
|Positioning and reframing with Catalyst
- Position the benefits of a Catalyst approach to stakeholders
- Incorporate the principles of the Catalyst approach to scope engagements
- Reframe the value of Catalyst approach when the team is diverging from a Catalyst approach
- Resolve common objections to a Catalyst approach
- ARC:CAT Module - Positioning and reframing with Catalyst