Certificate Associate in Web Development – Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
The times have changed—we commute with Uber, overnight with Airbnb, pay with cryptocurrencies, and have breaking news at our fingertips via social media. We snap, chat, and share our lives in real-time—and these kinds of apps make it happen.
What drives most of these apps, however, are Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) , which are the glue of the connected world we live in. APIs are everywhere, from the doorbell in our smart homes to the traffic updates in our connected cars.
In web development , an API is a set of rules or contracts that dictate how consumers should interact with services by explicitly defining expected inputs and outputs. This is an architectural approach to abstract away the definition from the implementation.
Although other uses of APIs include libraries, frameworks, and operating systems, the scope of this course will focus on the context of web-based APIs.
In this course, we will address the importance of APIs by understanding what they are as well as by getting introduced to the different architectural styles of web API design.
In today’s modern, connected world, the API is one of the most critical elements of cloud-based services . Having billions of services out there for consumption requires good abstraction to promote compatibility, usability, and maintainability.
The API plays a crucial part in the integration of two systems , as it enforces a standardized communication link between them. For example, an electrical drill needs power from an electricity source for it to work. To be able to connect electrical equipment to power sources, we need a wall socket and a plug.
In this analogy, the wall socket is the API for providing electricity , and the drill is the consumer, as it uses a specific plug to be able to connect to power.
Web APIs are no different, as they ensure that systems can communicate seamlessly without the complexity of hardwiring. In fact, an API promotes accessibility by allowing multiple systems to use one implementation of business logic, regardless of their technology stack.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of technologies and best practices for API creation and design
- Create an API
- Make an API Call
- Create a schema model
- Integrating social APIs into web content
- Demonstrate knowledge of JSON
- Versioning API’s
Who should attend
This course will help beginners, programmers, application developers and software engineers pick the right strategy for developing cross-platform web applications that run on a variety of desktop computers as well as mobile devices. The primary audience is developers who need to learn how to develop web applications using the HTML5 stack.
Foundational certificate in Programming
Mix of Instructor-led, case study driven and hands-on for select phases
H/w, S/w Reqd
24 Hours (2 days Instructor led + 8 hours online learning)
- Course Name: Certificate Associate in Web Development – Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
- Location: Melbourne
- Duration: 2 days classroom + 8 hours online
- Exam Time: 60 minutes
- Course Price: Call for price
- Delivery Mode: Call for price
- Minimum requirements: Foundational Certificate in Programming
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Chapter 1 – Designing Web API’s
Integrating social APIs into web content
Chapter 2 – API creation process
Determining your business value
Choosing your metrics
Defining your use cases
Designing your API and creating a schema model
Chapter 3 – Working with web APIs
Structure of a simple API
Ways to inspect calls to an API
Interaction between an API and a client application
Deployment of the sample API and application on your system
Chapter 4 – Integrating API’s
External/open versus internal
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- Certificate Title: Certificate Associate in Web Development – Application Programming Interface (APIs)
- Certificate Awarding Body: ITPACS
Information Technology Professional Accreditations and Certifications Society (ITPACS) is a non-profit organization focused on improving technology skills for the future. ITPACS offers associate level, professional level and leader certifications across 6 domains including data science, web development, mobile development, cyber security, IoT and blockchain. Applicants have to go through a exam eligibility process demonstrating their experience.
The Associate certification is catered to individuals with less than 1 year working experience in the field. This is ideal for newcomers starting out in the profession or those seeking to make an entry into the profession. Applicants are required to have completed the application process prior to taking the exam.
- Exam Format: Closed-book format.
Questions: 30 multiple choice questions, coding exercises
Passing Score: 65%
Exam Duration: 60 minutes
- Exam needs to be taken within 12 months from the exam voucher issue date
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