Salesforce Certification

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 Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer 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

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 an eBook, 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 questions*
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 68% 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 eBook 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 un-scored questions on an exam in order to gather data on question performance. These un-scored exam questions are in addition to the 60 scored questions on your exam, and have no impact whatsoever on your final exam score.

Sample Questions

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

Universal Containers is having problems with developers overwriting code and blaming each other for unit test failures. Because their Salesforce org produces financial reports, their legal counsel has also recommended that they begin auditing changes to the system for compliance reasons.

What recommendation should a Technical Architect make to address both issues?

  1. Periodically export Salesforce system audit logs to an offline database
  2. Implement a Source Control system and require developers to commit changes to source control
  3. Require developers to work in separate sandboxes and periodically merge code into a single Software Integration sandbox
  4. Implement a Requirements Traceability Matrix

The Answer is B.

Universal Containers (UC) has purchased a new application from a partner to enable advanced quoting. UC just hired a developer to help modify the application to meet their needs.

Which two package types should the Architect recommend?

  1. Unmanaged package developed in a Partner Developer Edition org
  2. Managed package developed in a Partner Developer Edition org
  3. Unmanaged package developed in a Developer Edition org
  4. Managed package developed in a Developer Edition org

The Answer is A,C.