API Fundamentals for Product Leaders


Course Summary

Gain the confidence you need to better understand what web-based APIs are, the business value of APIs, and the essential elements that make APIs work.

This is a self-paced course that serves as a foundation for anyone just starting out with APIs, including product managers, product owners, executives, and business leaders.

Note: No coding is required for this course. This course provides a gentle introduction to APIs with a few technical concepts to provide you with the confidence to support delivery teams using or creating APIs. If you want a more technical introduction to APIs, check out our API Fundamentals for Practitioners course.

Course Outcomes

This course will help you gain confidence leading or collaborating with delivery teams by providing an understanding of API essentials, including what they are, how they work, and why they are an important element of digital transformation.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

Course Completion BadgeA badge and certificate of completion are awarded upon successful completion of the course, including passing all quizzes and assignments.

Course Objectives and Skill Badges

As you complete this course, skill badges will be awarded as you achieve the following unit objectives:

Skill Badge: Understanding APIsUnderstanding APIs

  • Explain what APIs are and how they work
  • Identify ways in which businesses leverage APIs
  • Explain API products and API platforms

Skill badge awarded: Understanding APIs

Skill Badge: HTTP: The Language of the WebHTTP: The Language of the Web

  • Explain how HTTP supports the web and APIs
  • Identify the elements of a URI
  • Differentiate between URIs and URLs
  • Explain the high-level process of HTTP request/response interactions
  • Identify the elements of an HTTP request
  • Identify the elements of an HTTP response

Skill badge awarded: HTTP: The Language of the Web

Skill Badge: Understanding JSONUnderstanding JSON

  • Describe why JSON is a popular API data format
  • Identify the elements of a JSON object

Skill badge awarded: Understanding JSON

Skill Badge: Principles of RESTPrinciples of REST

  • Explain a REST-based architecture
  • Explain REST terminology and concepts
  • Identify the CRUD pattern and differentiate it from REST architecture

Skill badge awarded: Principles of REST

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Looking for more course delivery options? We also offer private workshop and enterprise site license options.