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Developing APIs with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform

  • Tuition USD $1,950
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code GCP-DEV-API
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Learn the fundamentals of API Design and the out-of-the-box capabilities offered by Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform. This course features a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and supplemental materials to show you how to design, build, secure, deploy, and manage API solutions.

Skills Gained

  • Identify the purpose and value of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform.
  • Develop a good understanding of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform terminology and organizational model. Interact with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform.
  • Solve scenarios by leveraging APIs, recommended practices, and an API-first strategy.
  • Understand and put in practice the API lifecycle.
  • Identify capabilities available to secure, scale, and manage APIs and API products.

Who Can Benefit

Developers, architects, or engineers responsible for the solutioning, design, implementation, or management of APIs, API products, or digital products that leverage APIs

Prerequisites

Familiarity with HTTP, XML, Javascript.

Course Details

Course Outline

Module 1: Apigee Overview

  • Understand the placement and role of API management in modern application development.
  • Define Apigee API Platform logical components and organizational structure.
  • Differentiate between Apigee flexible deployment models.
  • Explain API lifecycle.

Module 2: API First and OpenAPI Specifications

  • Describe REST API design.
  • Understand the value of API-First development and how to apply it.
  • Discuss OpenAPI specification and its use in the context of API-First development.

API Proxies

  • Define the building blocks of APIs and API proxies.
  • Describe how APIs proxies work and how capabilities such as flows, policies, route rules, virtual hosts and target servers play a role.
  • Understand how APIs are exposed.
  • Understand how API proxies connect to backend systems.

Module 4: API Products

  • Define API products and the value behind API product strategy.
  • Understand the role of developers, applications, and API keys in API management.
  • Describe the API publication process.
  • Understand API responses and status codes for REST APIs.

Module 5: Authentication, Authorization, and OAuth

  • Discuss the importance of API Security.
  • Understand the value of application identity.
  • Understand the role of user authentication and authorization.
  • Gain deep understanding of OAuth (Access token, Refresh token, Common pattern for all grant types) and its application in the context of API design and management.
  • Discuss federated identity and the use of JSON Web Tokens in your API proxies.

Module 6: Content, Transport, and Internal Security

  • Explore platform capabilities for protecting against content-based attacks and transport security.
  • Understand how to protect sensitive data using encrypted KVMs, data masking, private variables.

Module 7: Mediation

  • Understand the out-of-the-box platform capabilities for implementing mediation and fault handling.
  • Describe implementation patterns and policies for JSON, XML, and SOAP.
  • Understand extensibility options using Service Callouts, JavaScript, Python, and hosted targets.
  • Explore development practices and capabilities used to reuse, share, and enforce execution of flows and policies.
  • Illustrate out-of-the-box options to invoke Google Cloud services and third-party components using extensions.

Module 8: Traffic Management

  • Describe when and how to use traffic management.
  • Evaluate options and applicable use cases for rate limiting with spike arrests and quotas.
  • Understand caching strategy and how to apply it.

Module 9: API Publishing

  • Describe API publishing strategy and process.
  • Expand understanding of REST API design by discussing API versioning.
  • Describe the role of developer portals in the API lifecycle and as a critical part of API strateg

Module 10: Logging and Analytics

  • Discuss available options for message logging.
  • Understand the value and use of API analytics.
  • Differentiate between message logging and API analytics.
  • Understand the extensibility options available for API analytics using custom metrics and dimensions.

Module 11: Advanced Topics

  • Discuss recommended practices and tooling for Apigee offline development.
  • Describe the capabilities offered by management API.
  • Evaluate options to leverage CI/CD as part of API lifecycle.
  • Explore Apigee Deployment Options.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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