The increasing reliance on APIs requires API management strategies and monitoring. Otherwise it can expose the company, its clients, and their information. In this course, you’ll learn about the characteristics and best practices of both API management and API monitoring strategies. You’ll explore the features and benefits of API management tools and how to use the Kong Enterprise tool for API management. Next, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of API monitoring tools and how to use the Assertible API monitoring tool. You’ll also learn about the best API metrics to monitor, the benefits of API testing, and how to use SoapUI to perform automated API testing. Lastly, you’ll examine the roles of containers and API microservices and the benefits they provide to your API monitoring strategy.