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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 Integration Architecture Designer 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

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.

Earn a Trailhead Superbadge while you prepare for your certification! The Data Integration Specialist Superbadge was designed to help you demonstrate your integration skills by synchronizing external data systems and Salesforce, and is a good resource as you prepare for your exam.

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 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 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 Integration Architecture 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 implemented email-to-case to allow customers to email their support requests. They found that cases were getting created correctly, but email attachments weren’t attached directly to the cases. Instead, they were attached to the emails under the Open activities related list.

Which two options should be considered to make sure the attachments get attached directly to the cases?

  1. Choose the option Save attachments under Cases in email-to-case setup options
  2. Write a trigger on the Case to copy/move attachments from email activity to case
  3. Use the Email handler service to extract attachments and create under Cases
  4. Set up web-to-case to automatically create attachments under Cases

The Answer is B,C.

Universal Containers wants to ensure Salesforce will only accept secure connections from their ETL tool. How should calls to a custom Apex web service be secured?

  1. Two-Way SSL
  2. VPN
  3. IP Whitelisting
  4. Profile Security

The Answer is A.