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Becoming a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect

By : Tameem Bahri
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Book Image

Becoming a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect

5 (1)
By: Tameem Bahri

Overview of this book

Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) is the ultimate certification to validate your knowledge and skills when it comes to designing and building high-performance technical solutions on the Salesforce platform. The CTA certificate is granted after successfully passing the CTA review board exam, which tests your platform expertise and soft skills for communicating your solutions and vision. You’ll start with the core concepts that every architect should master, including data lifecycle, integration, and security, and build your aptitude for creating high-level technical solutions. Using real-world examples, you’ll explore essential topics such as selecting systems or components for your solutions, designing scalable and secure Salesforce architecture, and planning the development lifecycle and deployments. Finally, you'll work on two full mock scenarios that simulate the review board exam, helping you learn how to identify requirements, create a draft solution, and combine all the elements together to create an engaging story to present in front of the board or to a client in real life. By the end of this Salesforce book, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills required to pass the review board exam and implement architectural best practices and strategies in your day-to-day work.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Your Journey to Becoming a CTA
Section 2: Knowledge Domains Deep Dive
Section 3: Putting It All Together

Chapter 9: Forging an Integrated Solution

In this chapter, we will continue with other Salesforce-specific knowledge areas required to pass the CTA review board. This is the fifth domain out of seven. We will go through the required knowledge and preparations for this domain and then complete a hands-on exercise using a mini hypothetical scenario.

As discussed in Chapter 3, Core Architectural Concepts – Integration and Cryptography, the enterprise landscape is continuously growing and becoming more complex. There is hardly an enterprise today that would use Salesforce in isolation from other systems. Distributed solutions are the default nowadays, mostly because integration today is much simpler than before.

Yet, it is still the area with the most significant impact on an implemented solution's success. During more than a decade of working with Salesforce technologies, I had the pleasure of working with clients from all around the world, sometimes as an implementer...