Salesforce Certification
Guided Help x

Architect Journey Overview

Our Salesforce-certified architect credentials comprise three tiers of certification that recognize specialized knowledge and skills, as well as your growing expertise in the Salesforce platform:

  • The Salesforce Certified Architecture Designer credentials validate knowledge and expertise in particular specializations.
  • The Salesforce Certified Application Architect and System Architect certifications recognize professionals who possess expertise in a domain area.
  • The Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) credential is the pinnacle certification for those who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to design and build high-performance technical solutions on the Salesforce platform across all areas of domain expertise. CTAs are the Salesforce elite – you should aspire to become one.

Certified Application Architect Credential Overview

Salesforce Architect Journey Roadmap.

The Salesforce Certified Application Architect has a deep understanding of native Salesforce features and functionality, as well as the ability to model a role hierarchy, data model, and appropriate sharing mechanisms.

The prerequisites for this certification include:

Once all four prerequisites have been completed successfully, the Salesforce Certified Application Architect certification will be granted.

You should consider earning both your Salesforce Certified System Architect and Application Architect credentials. By earning these credentials, you’ll take a big step toward preparing to become a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect.

Reference Materials

If you are ready to get started on your Salesforce Architect Journey, there's no better way to prepare than with our free, self-directed resource guides. Curated under the guidance and expertise of our Certified Technical Architect community, each guide provides you with a compilation of training content that includes reference materials, videos, technical documentation, and specific case scenarios that enable you to practice. And because the guides are delivered as a PDF, you can consume them on your own time, on your desktop or other preferred device. If you are preparing for the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect Review Board exam, be sure to also check out the exam guide.

Additional resource guides that cover the follow areas of study are also available: