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Developing APIs with Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform

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Overview

This three-course specialization will introduce you to the many out of box capabilities of the Google Cloud Platform (Apigee) and how to apply them to your APIs to properly implement and secure them. Through a combination of video lectures, hands on labs, and supplemental materials, you'll learn how to design, build, and deploy your API solution using services on the Google Apigee Platform. This specialization is intended for API designers and developers and is considered to be fundamental. We highly recommend this training prior to working on the Google Apigee Platform This specialization will allow you to spin up your own free environment and develop your first set of APIs as the instructor walks you through a specific real world scenario. Note: If you wish to become Apigee certified, please refer to the following URL for more information: https://apigee.com/api-management/#/certification

Syllabus

Course 1: API Design and Fundamentals of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform
- This course gives you an introductory look at the Apigee API Platform and API Design in general. We'll cover topics such as how to properly navigate through the Apigee Edge UI as well as how to approach API design and ensure industry best practices are followed. We'll also go over the Apigee Technology Stack to ensure a full understanding of all the platform components. By taking this course, you'll come to have a high level understanding of APIs and will lay the foundation for the more detailed deep dive courses later in the specialization. All supplemental materials will be be provided for offline review. If you ever wanted to learn about Apigee and APIs in general, this is the course for you!

Course 2: API Development on Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform
- This course gives you an in depth overview of API development on the Apigee API Platform. We'll learn abut how to properly approach your API development and ensure you're aware of the various tools and out of the box policies available within Apigee Edge that can assist you with implementation. As part of the lab exercises, we'll provide a set of instructions to spin up your own Apigee free environment and start developing a basic API from scratch. By taking this course, you'll come to have a high level understanding of API development. All supplemental materials will be provided to you for offline review / reference. If you ever wanted to learn about API development, this is the course for you! Note: Those taking this course should first complete the "API Design and Fundamentals of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform" course.

Course 3: API Security on Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform
- Now that your APIs are developed, it's time to talk about how to secure them. This course covers API security using the Apigee API platform. We'll learn about how to properly secure your APIs by covering topics such as the types of OAuth, TLS, and SAML to name a few. We'll apply these concepts with hands on labs to implement proper authentication and validation in your APIs. By taking this course, you'll come to have a high level understanding of API security and why it's important. All supplemental materials will be provided to you for offline review / reference. Since this is the final course in the Specialization, you'll come out of this course with a fully working and secure API to be used as reference for all your future builds! Note: Before starting this course, please ensure that you have completed the "API Design and Fundamentals of Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform" and "API Development on Google Cloud's Apigee API Platform" courses.

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