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Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect - Multiple Choice exam

First of all really sorry for not being active on my blog for quite some time and you will find the reason behind the same was my schedule was hectic and I also decided its right time for me to attend Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect - Multiple Choice exam.

I am glad that i cleared this exam today and thought of sharing some learning's here :)

Its been almost three years on platform and I was involved in wide variety of work ,mostly now on Integration's and Data Migration  Salesforce Projects .So I thought its right time for me to start preparing for at least multiple choice exams as I had confidently submitted the Self Evaluation  and I was informed I am good to go for Next Round .

Again Please don't mail and ask me for dumps as this is against my ethics .Having said that I would definitely provide some insights on what topics one must primarily concentrate while preparing for this Exam .

The Study guide can be obtained from the Certification Website .Now what topics one must concentrate to prepare for this exam.

This exam basically tests your experience on platform ,than anything else so nothing can beat the real experience here .If you have worked on Oauth 2.0,SOAP API's,REST API's,Custom Apex Services ,Network layer Security you should definitely be all good to handle this exam.

The Primary materials I would recommend are below 

http://wiki.developerforce.com/page/Architect_Core_Resources

The above URL will almost give you all the materials and these materials are very good and I read all one by one .They have also arranged it topic wise 

One of my favorite whitepaper is Integration Design Pattern.I downloaded from below URL

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Integration_Patterns_and_Practices

The Important topics that i felt were as below

1)Integration Design Pattern(Lot of questions on this topic and you will need to be crystal clear on each approach with pros and cons)

2)Oauth 2.0 and various different types of oauth flows thats possible

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Digging_Deeper_into_OAuth_2.0_on_Force.com

Become familiar  with advantages and disadvantages of each one of those flows that patt has documented

3)Federated and Delegated Authentication

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Implementing_Single_Sign-On_Across_Multiple_Organizations
https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Single_Sign-On_for_Desktop_and_Mobile_Applications_using_SAML_and_OAuth
https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Single_Sign-On_with_SAML_on_Force.com
https://developer.salesforce.com/page/How_to_Implement_Single_Sign-On_with_Force.com

4)Advanced Currency Management

There were few questions on this too .make sure you understand multicurrency and related reporting

5)LDV(Large Data Volume Handling)

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Best_Practices_for_Deployments_with_Large_Data_Volumes

6)Sharing Architecture

https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Protecting_Your_Data_in_the_Cloud
https://developer.salesforce.com/page/A_Guide_to_Sharing_Architecture
https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Record-Level_Access:_Under_the_Hood

7)Security Coding Guideline's for Visualforce (Know stuff like XSS and CSRF)

8)Network layer concepts like Firewall,Proxy ,Reverse Proxy ,DMZ

9)Apex Design Patterns 

10)Mobile Application Development Apporach(Design Approach ,when to choose hybrid,Native or Salesforce 1)

11)Understand Governance and Change Management Strategy .Understand Importance of trust.salesforce.com

12)Order of execution of validation rules,triggers ,workflows in a context

13)Optimizing your queries .Search on Youtube you will get number of dreamforce sessions

14)Data loading using BULK API ,increasing throughput and Parallelism .


Hope this article you found helpful and all the best if you are attempting this exam :)

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