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Architect Domain Credential Overview

The Architect Journey is comprised of 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. 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 domains.

Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer 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

Architect Domain Study 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 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.

About the Exam

All proctored Salesforce certification exams can be scheduled as an onsite or online exam. Learn more about scheduling an exam.

Quick facts about the exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions* (2-5 unscored questions may be added)
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam (time allows for unscored questions)
  • 67% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 400, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Retake fee is USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites; however, we recommend the training and materials available through the free resource guide for this domain specialty
  • A full exam outline can be found in the exam guide

*Please note that on occasion, Salesforce may place a small number of unscored questions on an exam in order to gather data on question performance. These unscored exam questions are in addition to the 60 scored questions on your exam, and have no impact whatsoever on your final exam results. Exam time has been evaluated to accommodate the inclusion of unscored questions. Your exam results will be based on the 60 scored questions.

Sample Questions

These sample questions are representative of what you can expect to see on the Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer exam and are designed to help you become familiar with the testing format. More sample questions are available in our Exam Guide.

What are three recommended tools that are used to download data for a backup or archive?

  1. Schedule a weekly export from the system
  2. Use the Dataloader to download the data
  3. Schedule a report to email the Admin
  4. Configure outbound messages for all objects
  5. Use an Extract Transform Load (ETL) tool

The Answer is A,B,E.

In the context of a formal data governance program, which two activities are the responsibility of the Data Architect?

  1. Create and maintain database backups
  2. Translate business requirements into data models
  3. Maintain data architecture metadata repository
  4. Manage the data governance program

The Answer is B,C.