MuleSoft.U FAQ


General

MuleSoft.U is the line of self-study, public, FREE training and certification offerings provided by MuleSoft. At a significant cost per seat for a public class, instructor-led training is unattainable for many independent developers. The multi-week schedule of the courses is also sometimes preferred by partners and customers over the full day instructor-led training classes.

See the complete list of free training offers here.

Self-study content is provided via prerecorded videos that become available every Wednesday (at 9 am US Pacific time) for the duration of the course. The videos can be viewed 24 x 7.

The courses have been designed in a walkthrough format where students follow along with the videos. After completing the videos each week, students submit homework. In return, students receive the solution files and a reference guide for that week.

Why: We find that it’s easier for students to keep on track when they are responsible for submitting homework. In return for submitting it, students receive the solution files for that week as well as a useful reference guide for that week’s lessons.

When: Before the next week’s videos are posted.

How: Students need to follow the instructions in the videos to upload their walkthrough files at the end of each week. After submitting the file, students will receive an automated email response with links to the solution files and reference guide for that week.

Homework may be submitted at any time and there is no penalty for falling behind on the schedule. Students who do not submit their homework, though, will not receive the solution files and student manual for that week.

For courses that have an associated certificaiton exam, students need the self-discipline to generally remain on track to ensure completing the course and passing the associated exam.

Our free MuleSoft.U courses are only available in a multi-week schedule. For those who need training in a shorter time frame, we offer our paid instructor-led options.

You can watch the course videos for up to 3 months after the end of class. After 3 months, your access will be removed. To watch the videos after that time, you need to register for another class.

MuleSoft.U classes can run into the thousands. Students are encouraged to interact with fellow students via the community forum; peer support is an important element of the learning experience.

Instructor-led training (either live online or in a classroom) is generally more impactful learning than self-study for multiple days of content, but the reality depends on schedules and budgets. If you have a project starting in a couple weeks and you need to get up to speed quickly, then instructor-led-training is for you. If you need after-hours training or are budget constrained, then consider a MuleSoft.U class.

MuleSoft.U training is designed to be highly automated to make MuleSoft training accessible to tens of thousands of people per year at zero cost to the students and low cost to MuleSoft. Instructor-led training involves interaction with an instructor, additional support from the Training department, and an accelerated learning schedule. All of these have appreciable costs, necessitating charging a fee for any instructor-led training. As with many businesses, the free option is great if it works for your scenario and the paid option is available for those with additional needs.

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Schedule and registration

Navigate to a specific course page from the course catalog or a learning path. Registration options can be found on the right-side of each course description page. You can also view a schedule of upcoming instructor-led classes here.

To register for a MuleSoft.U class, navigate to the course page from the course catalog or a learning path. Registration options are found on the right-side of each course description page.

To cancel your registration, send an email to help@mulesoftu.com with the subject line “Canceling registration for MuleSoft.U” and include your name, the class, and the class date that you would like to be canceled from. If you would like to enroll in a different class date, go ahead and self-register in the specific date of your choice.

Yes! Any enrolled student with an active internet connection will be able to stream the videos. The content is available on demand, any time of day or night.

Help and support

Not directly. One of the ways we are able to offer this training for free is by leveraging peer support. Check the forums to see if your question has already been answered or to post a new question. The Training department DOES actively monitor and participate in the forums to ensure questions are being answered promptly and appropriately.

MuleSoft.U classes do not include direct access to instructors. Those who need interaction with an instructor should purchase instructor-led training such as Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals. If you have questions during a MuleSoft.U class, check the forums to see if your question has already been answered or to post a new question. The MuleSoft Community forums are extremely active and well monitored and provide the crowdsourcing scale to help thousands of students.

We know you’ll have questions, but with thousands of people in a course, answering questions via email isn’t feasible. One of the ways we are able to offer this training for free is by leveraging peer support. The MuleSoft Community forum is extremely active and well monitored and provide the crowdsourcing scale to help thousands of students.

MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals

See a side-by-side comparison here. The learning objectives, technical content, and accompanying certification are exactly the same. The differences are in logistical details such as schedule, format, medium, etc. Generally speaking, those who prefer direct interaction with an instructor, training in an accelerated time frame, or the ability to address customer-specific use cases should consider purchasing Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals. Those who are okay to do self-study in a longer schedule with only forum-based support may benefit from MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals.

The MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals course is designed for developers and architects with a programming background who want to learn core development skills for building integrations and/or API implementations with Anypoint Platform. Note that appreciable applicable programming skills are a required prerequisite.

Non-developers that are interested in learning what Anypoint Platform is and how it is used to design, build, deploy, and govern APIs and integrations should take the MuleSoft.U API-Led Connectivity with Anypoint Platform course.

  • Experience with Java (preferred) or another object-oriented language
  • Basic understanding of data formats such as XML, CSV, and JSON
  • Basic understanding of integration technologies such as HTTP, JMS, JDBC, REST, and SOAP

The modules from our popular Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals course have been divided into chunks released over 8 weeks. Videos become available each Wednesday of the course (at 9 am US Pacific time), and can be viewed at the student’s convenience 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students are expected to keep up with the weekly assignments to ensure completing the course and ultimately passing the MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate exam.

Not only will you gain considerable hands-on experience with the product, you would be well-prepared for taking the MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate exam (bundled free with the course) AND a free t-shirt!.

Bundled with your training is complimentary access to the MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate exam.

Why take the exam?

  • Confirm you have mastery of the concepts taught in class!
  • Obtain a recognized industry certification!
  • Differentiate yourself in the competitive marketplace as a MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate!
  • Receive a free MuleSoft t-shirt!
  • Start on the path toward becoming a MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration Professional!
  • We provide 3 free attempts, so even if you don’t pass the first time you will have more opportunities.

The best way to prepare for the MuleSoft Certified Developer - Integration and API Associate exam is to submit your homework every week by following along with the video walkthroughs and participating in the Community - helping out your fellow students with their questions.

MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals briefly touches on the RESTful API Modeling Language, but it is not the primary focus of the class. Consider taking Anypoint Platform Development: API Design.

Want to know more?

Anypoint Platform: API-Led Connectivity is an introductory, 1-day class for everyone involved with Anypoint Platform projects who wants to get an overview of the capabilities of the entire Anypoint Platform and is not going to take an introductory development class - either the instructor-led Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals or the equivalent, self-paced MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals. Anypoint Platform Development: Advanced is a 3-day class that builds upon the basic MuleSoft development skills taught in Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals (or MuleSoft.U Development Fundamentals) and covers advanced MuleSoft developer concepts and problem solving techniques.

If you still have questions that are not answered here, post them to the MuleSoft.U forum!

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