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Architect Academy Overview

The Architect Academy offers three tiers of certification designed to recognize and promote your skills and specializations. Salesforce Certified Architecture Designers are recognized for their knowledge and expertise on particular domains within the Architect Academy. Salesforce Certified Domain Architects are recognized for their broad and deep architecture expertise across a number of domains. Salesforce Certified Technical Architects demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to build and design high-performance technical solutions on the Force.com platform across all Architect Academy domains.

Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment credential is designed for those who assess their architecture environment and requirements and then implement management solutions on the Force.com platform that meet those requirements. Candidates should have experience communicating solutions and design trade-offs to businesses and IT stakeholders.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Experience with project and development lifecycle methodologies
  • Experience providing requirements traceability through the project's lifecycle
  • Awareness of Salesforce and third-party application development lifecycle tools
  • Understanding test plan design and evaluating effectiveness

About the Exam

The proctored exam for this credential is included with the purchase of the Development Lifecycle and Deployment Architect Academy book or bundle. For purchase information, please visit the Architect Academy website.

Quick facts about the exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 68% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 400
  • Retake fee is USD 200
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites; however, we recommend the training and materials available through the Architect Academy book for this domain specialty
  • A full exam outline can be found in the study guide

Architect Academy Overview

The Architect Academy offers three tiers of certification designed to recognize and promote your skills and specializations. Salesforce Certified Architecture Designers are recognized for their knowledge and expertise on particular domains within the Architect Academy. Salesforce Certified Domain Architects are recognized for their broad and deep architecture expertise across a number of domains. Salesforce Certified Technical Architects demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to build and design high-performance technical solutions on the Force.com platform across all Architect Academy domains.

Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture credential is designed for those who assess the architecture environment and requirements and design sound and scalable technical solutions on the Force.com platform that meet end-to-end integration requirements. Candidates should have experience communicating solutions and design trade-offs to business stakeholders.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Held a technical architect role on multiple complex deployments or gained equivalent knowledge through participation and exposure to these types of projects
  • Thorough understanding of Web Services in general and SOAP and REST specifically; understands the basic workings of HTTP/S
  • Understand the different Force.com APIs and is able to design solutions using the appropriate API
  • Understand data migration considerations, design trade-offs, and common ETL tools
  • Experience with common integration patterns used on the Force.com Platform
  • Understand patterns/mechanisms to secure integrations such as TLS for HTTP

About the Exam

The proctored exam for this credential is included with the purchase of the Integration Architecture Architect Academy book or bundle. For purchase information, please visit the Architect Academy website.

Quick facts about the exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 68% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 400
  • Retake fee is USD 200
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites; however, we recommend the training and materials available through the Architect Academy book for this domain specialty
  • A full exam outline can be found in the study guide

Architect Academy Overview

The Architect Academy offers three tiers of certification designed to recognize and promote your skills and specializations. Salesforce Certified Architecture Designers are recognized for their knowledge and expertise on particular domains within the Architect Academy. Salesforce Certified Domain Architects are recognized for their broad and deep architecture expertise across a number of domains. Salesforce Certified Technical Architects demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to build and design high-performance technical solutions on the Force.com platform across all Architect Academy domains.

Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management credential is designed for those who assess the architecture environment and requirements and design sound, scalable, and high-performing solutions on the Force.com platform as it pertains to enterprise data management.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Aware of platform-specific design patterns and key limits
  • Understand large data volume considerations, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Understand LDV considerations with communities
  • Ability to design a data and sharing model that supports an LDV environment
  • Understand data movement best practices in an LDV environment
  • Understand strategies to build an optimized and high-performing solution

About the Exam

The proctored exam for this credential is included with the purchase of the Data Architecture and Management Architect Academy book or bundle. For purchase information, please visit the Architect Academy website.

Quick facts about the exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 70% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 400
  • Retake fee is USD 200
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites; however, we recommend the training and materials available through the Architect Academy book for this domain specialty
  • A full exam outline can be found in the study guide

Architect Academy Overview

The Architect Academy offers three tiers of certification designed to recognize and promote your skills and specializations. Salesforce Certified Architecture Specialists are recognized for their knowledge and expertise on particular domains within the Architect Academy. Salesforce Certified Domain Architects are recognized for their broad and deep architecture expertise across a number of domains. Salesforce Certified Technical Architects demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to build and design high-performance technical solutions on the Force.com platform across all Architect Academy domains.

Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Technical Architect credential is designed for those with broad knowledge across multiple development platforms who draw on their skills to assess customer architecture to design secure, high-performance technical solutions on the Force.com platform.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Design a technical architecture solution that may span multiple platforms and include integration and authentication across systems
  • Manage the development lifecycle to ensure the delivery of highly secure solutions that are optimized for performance and built to scale
  • Articulate design considerations, trade-offs, benefits, and recommendations for a technical architecture

About the Exam

There are three components that make up the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect exam. Successful completion of each component is required to move on to the next one. To earn the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect credential, you must successfully complete all three components in order:

Component 1: Self-Evaluation

  • 42 multiple-choice questions
  • 30 minutes allotted to complete the exam (online, non-proctored)
  • There is no registration fee
  • Prerequisite: Current status as a Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer or Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

Component 2: Multiple-choice Exam

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 120 minutes allotted to complete the exam (online, non-proctored)
  • 63% passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 500
  • Retake fee is USD 250
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam

Component 3: Review Board Presentation

  • Presentation and discussion of the architecture solution for a hypothetical scenario
  • 4 hours allotted to complete the exam
  • Registration fee is USD 6000
  • Retake fee is USD 3000
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam

A full exam outline, recommended training, and reference materials are available in the study guide.

The Certified Technical Architect Review Board schedule is below. All candidates must appear in person for one of the review boards listed below. This year, we have increased the number of review boards and have included some new locations. Please visit Webassessor to register. If all exam sessions are full, please check Webassessor periodically as cancellations will allow for additional registrations.

For additional information, please open a case.

Registration Available Review Board Dates Location
April 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. PST May 16 - 27, 2016 Atlanta, GA
April 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. PST May 17 - 27, 2016 London (Staines, UK)
Coming Soon! August 15 - 26, 2016 San Francisco, CA
Coming Soon! September 7 - 23, 2016 New York, NY
Coming Soon! September 12 – 23, 2016 Sydney, NSW
Coming Soon! November 9 – 18, 2016 San Francisco, CA
Coming Soon! November 7 – 18, 2016 Paris, France
Coming Soon! November 7 – 18, 2016 Tokyo, Japan*
Coming Soon! January 9 – 19, 2017 New York, NY
Coming Soon! January 9 – 20, 2017 Sydney, NSW

NOTES
  • Exam dates and locations are subject to change at the discretion of Salesforce
  • The Tokyo review board proceedings will be in the Japanese language

Sample Questions

These sample questions are representative of what you can expect to see on the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect exam and are designed to help you become familiar with the testing format. More sample questions are available in our Study Guide.

Universal Containers uses custom security tokens to allow employees to access internally hosted applications. The company would like to integrate with Salesforce, but does not want to change the existing security mechanism. Which option should be considered? (There are two correct answers)

  1. Use the OAuth 2.0 API and protocol to decipher and translate tokens and establish user identity in Salesforce
  2. Use an AppExchange tool to translate the custom token to a token understood by the Salesforce authentication framework
  3. Use delegated authentication to handle login requests and validate the custom security token
  4. Use a custom Apex security service to decrypt tokens and authenticate against credentials stored on the Salesforce user record

The Answer is B,C.

Universal Containers is building an Order Management System (OMS) in Salesforce and designing the order entry data model, which will require multiple data lookup relationships. The company has decided to use a third normal form (3NF) data model. Which performance impact should an architect communicate to Universal Containers related to this design?

  1. Performance when adding new orders
  2. Performance when updating existing orders
  3. Query performance when searching for orders
  4. Query performance when running order reports

The Answer is D.