Salesforce Certified Integration Architect Certification Exam Guide.

1. About the Salesforce Certified Integration Architect Exam

The Salesforce Integration Architect credential is designed for those who assess the architecture environment and requirements and design sound and scalable technical solutions on the Salesforce Platform that meet end-to-end integration requirements.

  • Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions and 5 non-scored questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 minutes
  • Passing score: 67% (41 out of 60 Questions)
  • 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

2. Exam Outline

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.

3. Salesforce Certified Integration Architect Exam Guide

4. Salesforce Certified Integration Architect Exam Trailmix

5. Important Topics for Salesforce Certified Integration Architect Exam

5.1 Evaluate the Current System Landscape: 8% (5 Questions)

  • Salesforce Optimizer
  • Salesforce to Salesforce
  • Integration Patterns
  • Integration Best Practices

5.2 Evaluate Business Needs: 11% (6 Questions)

  • Governance

5.3 Translate Needs to Integration Requirements: 22% (13 Questions)

  • Certificates and Keys
  • Remote Site Settings
  • Connected Apps
  • Change Data Capture

5.4 Design Integration Solutions: 28% (17 Questions)

  • Outbound Messaging
  • Salesforce Canvas
  • Salesforce Connect
  • External Services

5.5 Build Solution: 23% (14 Questions)

  • API-Led Integration
  • Platform Events
  • Large Data Volumes
  • Apex Integration Services
  • Salesforce and Heroku Integration
  • MuleSoft API Designer
  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

5.6 Maintain Integration: 8% (5 Questions)

  • Event Monitoring

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