From mobile apps to the plumbing in your home, there is someone working behind the scenes to make sure things work the way they’re supposed to. Just like a plumber ensures water comes out of the tap when you turn on the faucet, I use Salesforce to ensure applications function the way you expect them to. So here are some top tips from a CTA.
As a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA), I apply the latest Salesforce tools and capabilities, like AI, Einstein, Lightning and Analytics, and help transform the world’s leading organisations.
How to get Salesforce certified: 5 career tips
If you are thinking of working toward becoming a Salesforce CTA, here are tips that worked during my prep:
- Expand your basic Salesforce development knowledge (e.g., Apex, Visualforce and Lightning).
- Familiarize yourself with the platform’s governor limits and understand its point-and-click native capabilities.
- Get involved in enterprise-level projects implementing and delivering Salesforce applications; you’ll gain experience on managing stakeholder expectations and synthesizing client requirements into viable technical solutions.
- Focus on what works (and what doesn’t) on real-world projects and get exposure to other enterprise technologies.
- Be aware of other software technologies to help you understand how Salesforce fits and integrates into a complex IT architecture landscape.
How I become a Salesforce CTA
I started planning for the Salesforce CTA review board with my career counselor and the senior technical leadership team. Over the past few years, I’ve worked on large-scale Salesforce implementations, which provided opportunities to work alongside brilliant senior technical architects from both Accenture and client organizations… have a read of Lynette Lim’s full story to becoming a CTA and advice here.
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