It’s official. After 1 month of waiting to hear about my results from the review board, I am now a Certified Salesforce.com Technical Architect. I am very proud. It was quite a bit of work to get to this point, but it has been well worth it. This journey included the individual self assessment, the online multiple choice exam, the customer case study (and having to build it and get it approved by the customer at the last possible minute), as well as the 4 hour in-person (San Francisco) review board, including the complex hypothetical case study implementation and presentation.
I don’t know the exact number, but one of the Salesforce employees mentioned that there are less than 100 of us in the world. Does anyone know the specific details?
Time to celebrate!
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Let’s add another certification to the books. On top of the dev, admin, sales cloud certs, I received the Certified Service Cloud Consultant certification today. This was actually surprisingly easier than the sales cloud exam. It focused a lot on portals, knowledge and basic call center business process. Next stop, Tech Arch.
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Second certification this week I am now a Salesforce.com Certified Sales Cloud Consultant. These tests can be tricky, because they test some of the most obscure things that people do not really work with on a day to day basis. As I have read before, a lot of questions are looking for the “best right” answer, not just “a” right answer. It has a strong push from using declarative functions over programmatic functionality, which makes sense for a consultant offering the “best” solution for their client. I’m looking forward to the Technical Architect certification test and review board.
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In addition to my Developer cert from the other day, I just received my Administrator certification today. Maybe I completed those in reverse order. Next stop will be Sales/Service Cloud as well as Tech Arch.
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I am now a Salesforce.com Certified Developer. I took the proctored online test (the one where you use a webcam from home) and after a bit of technical difficulty with the software (make sure to use Internet Explorer, not Chrome to download the file), I completed the test in 31 minutes without studying. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. I have never felt that this certification was really needed to prove someone’s expertise, but I think it is definitely “icing on the cake” for a lot of people.
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