Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer Tips & Tricks
I recently passed my Data Architecture and Management Designer certification. This was my second attempt for the Salesforce cert. In this blog post, I am going to share my experience and I will also share few tips for passing the exam certificate.
About the Exam
Read on for details about the Salesforce Data Architecture and Management Designer exam.
- Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
- Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 minutes
- Passing score: 58%
- Registration fee: USD 400 plus applicable taxes as required per local law
- Retake fee: USD 200 plus applicable taxes as required per local law
- Delivery options: Proctored exam delivered onsite at a testing center or in an online proctored environment. Click here for information on scheduling an exam.
- References: No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam.
- Prerequisite: None
The Salesforce Data Architecture and Management Designer exam measures a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to the following objectives:
- Data modeling/Database Design: 25%
- Master Data Management: 5%
- Salesforce Data Management: 25%
- Data Governance: 10%
- Large Data Volume considerations: 20%
Resources I followed
- Architect Journey: Data Architecture and Management
Topics I have studied
- Strategies for data migration, data archival
- How to resolve timeout issues
- Skinny table
- PK Chunking
- Use of Bulk API
- Use of roll-up summary
- Different types of locking and how to overcome those
- Master data management
- Reports and Dashboards
- Integration with external system
- Validation rule, workflow rule, outbound message.
- Use of External Ids
- Use of AppExchange product and third-party ETL tool
- Field History Tracking
- Metadata API.
- Analytic snapshot.
Tips from My Side
- 1-2 answers will always be wrong, eliminate them
- From the remaining 2-3, you have your answer.
- If you are not able to find the correct answer then find the wrong answers and remaining is your answer.
- If you are confused, go with salesforce native functionality.
- Always look for a declarative approach like the outbound message, an external object, lightning connect, canvas application. If the solution is not achievable then use middleware or ETL and then use Apex ( least priority )
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