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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

Understanding the key authentication flows

For each of the following flows, we will go through the flow's sequence diagram, cover the high-level details of each step, and provide potential use cases and key considerations. In order to draw and read a sequence diagram properly, you need to make yourself familiar with the standard symbols used. The following diagram lists the most common UML sequence diagram symbols:

Figure 4.5 – Common sequence diagram symbols

These flows are not specific to Salesforce; they are open standards and used across different technologies. You need to become very familiar with all of them. During the CTA review board, you will likely need to explain one of these flows. The best way to explain a flow is to draw its sequence diagram and walk the audience through it. It is strongly recommended that you practice drawing these diagrams over and over until you fully memorize them. Also, practice explaining them to an audience...