On 28th October, 2017, I became a certified Application Architect! Yes, I did pat myself on the back! And, now, I am writing this blog to cheer you on! You too should join the club! Here is roadmap!
Expansive? Yes! Worth it? Certainly!
Undoubtedly, to become a Salesforce Certified Application Architect, one has to have an extensive knowledge of (1) native Salesforce features and functionality; and (2), possess skills to model a role hierarchy, data model, and appropriate sharing mechanisms. The prerequisites to get the Application Architect certification include:
- Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer
- Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
- Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
- Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
The Application Architect certification is granted after completing all the four prerequisites – irrespective of the order of completion.
Strategy to Ace Prerequisites and the Application Architect Certification!
Remember without the experience of Subject matter certification holds zero value.
Platform App Builder
In 2015, I completed Platform App Builder and Platform Developer I certification. In order to get certified, you must understand designing, building, and deploying custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Force.com platform. You must also understand how to create, manage, and update data models, application security, business logic, and process automation. Remember that process automation (Workflow Rule, Process Builder, Visual Workflow and Approval Process) and data modeling play a key role in this exam. It covers around 47% of the syllabus.
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