How to study for the Salesforce Integration Architect Certification Exam will be discussed in this blog post today. The Salesforce Certified Integration Architect exam evaluates the integration requirements to develop safe, scalable solutions integrating the Salesforce platform. The architect is skilled in creating complicated integration patterns, integrating them into a variety of platforms, and communicating the solution’s trade-offs to both business and technical stakeholders.
I passed this exam on March 9th, 2022 and here in this blog post, I am going to share my notes which helped me in understanding and mastering the concepts covered in this exam.
You can get notes about my other certifications below
Salesforce Certification Notes
About the Exam
- Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
- Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 minutes
- Passing Score: 67%
- Registration fee: USD 400 plus applicable taxes as required per local law
- Retake fee: USD 200 plus applicable taxes as required per local law
- Prerequisites: None
The Salesforce certified Integration Architect candidate has the experience, skills, and knowledge to:
- Create integrations with the Lightning Platform and other enterprise applications that are fast, scalable, secure, and dependable.
- Create and keep up the project’s integration architecture blueprint.
- Analyze the state integration architecture, both present, and future.
- Follow best integration practices.
- Add identify and apply appropriate integration patterns.
- Use relevant platform capabilities and recommended integration components.
- Understand Platform Limits and design with these limits into consideration.
- Understand different Salesforce APIs and integration tools.
- Understand different integration patterns and know which one to use under which circumstances.
- Understand appropriate integration patterns given integration scenarios.
- Understand security requirements for each integration scenario.
- Understand the Error Handling mechanism.
Evaluate the Current System Landscape: 8%
- Given a set of business requirements, identify the current system landscape and determine what standards, limitations, boundaries and protocols exist.
- Given an existing system landscape, analyze for constraints and/or pain-points to satisfy a business requirement(s).
- Given a set of requirements, evaluate the authentication and authorization needs based on the system landscape.
Evaluate Business Needs: 11%
- Given a use case, identify functional and non-functional requirements needed for integration.
- Based on a given integration requirement, identify and classify data into Confidential/Secure/Public.
- Given a use case, identify key factors for CRM success that should be included as integration requirements.
- Given a use case, identify the business growth and regulatory factors that can impact choice of integration solutions.
Translate Needs to Integration Requirements: 22%
- Given an existing system landscape diagram, create an inventory of the systems and integration patterns.
- Given a use case and business process, evaluate system and process constraints.
- Given a use case, identify integration security / authentication / authorization requirements.
- Given a use case, identify performance needs (volumes, response times, latency) and propose appropriate integration solutions that will meet business requirements.
Design Integration Solutions: 28%
- Given a use case, identify the integration pattern that meets business requirements.
- Given a use case, define the components which create a solution that meets business requirements.
- Given a use case, identify the trade-offs, limitations, and constraints that meet the proposed solution.
- Given a use case that includes technical requirements, constraints or drivers, specify the appropriate Salesforce API(s) for the proposed solution.
- Given a use case that includes technical requirements, constraints or drivers determine the standards, components, techniques, and security mechanism that should be used.
Build Solution: 23%
- Given a use case that includes technical requirements, constraints or drivers, identify the considerations when designing and implementing API(s), both Salesforce as an API provider and Salesforce as an API consumer.
- Given a use case, identify the considerations when choosing the right option in making an outbound call to an external system.
- Given a use case, describe what should be considered when building a scalable solution.
- Given a use case, determine error handling for different integration options.
- Given a use case, create a security solution for inbound or outbound integrations.
- Given a use case, identify the factors needed to build resilience in an integration solution for system updates.
Maintain Integration: 8%
- Given an integration maintenance use case, identify performance monitoring needs for integration requirements.
- Given a use case, identify the appropriate error handling, escalation and recovery procedures for a failed integration.
- Given a use case, identify reporting needs for integration monitoring.
Evaluate the Current System Landscape: 8% (5 Questions)
Need to understand the below topics
- Integration best practices. Read this document here.
- Salesforce Optimizer
- Salesforce to Salesforce Integration
- Integration Pattern
Evaluate Business Needs: 11% (7 Questions)
Understand the Governance around Integration
Translate Needs to Integration Requirements: 22% (14 Questions)
Design Integration Solutions: 28% (17 Questions)
The biggest section of this certification exam. Understand below topics –
Build Solution: 23% (14 Questions)
Maintain Integration: 8% (5 Questions)
It’s better to go through the below topics as well –
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