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Salesforce Certified Technical Architect


Certification Industry: CRM

Certificate Name: Salesforce Certified Technical Architect

Certificate Issuing Authority: Salesforce

Certification Price: $6000 USD

Certificate Validity:

Certification Details:

You need a lot of SFDC certifications to be SF CTA. The candidate must have 3+ years of experience in an architect role including 2+ years of experience on the Lightning platform. Awareness of different programming languages like Java, C++, Python along with a variety of frameworks is also a needed.

After passing below exams, Salesforce will grant you the Certified System Architect certification automatically:

  1. Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
  2. Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer
  3. Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer
  4. Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I


After passing below exams, Salesforce will grant you the Certified Application Architect certification automatically:

  1. Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer
  2. Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
  3. Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
  4. Salesforce Certified App Builder


After getting the above 2 domain architect certifications, you are only one step away from the ultimate certification.

To be fully prepared for the final review board, knowledge of 2 optional certifications are recommended:

  1. Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant
  2. Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer


By achieving the total 7+2 certifications, you will prepare yourself for the challenge from the review board and also acquire valuable knowledge to deal with your daily jobs along the way. 

Exam Details:

Exam Format:  Candidate will review and solve a hypothetical scenario and then present to a panel of CTA judges.  The presentation is followed by a question and answer session with the judges.

Time allotted to complete the exam:

  1. 3 hours for scenario review and solution preparation including a 15-minute break
  2. 45 minutes for scenario presentation
  3. 40 minutes for scenario Question and Answer session