Sep 30

Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer Exam

Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer Exam Tips

How to pass Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer Exam

My Experience

This exam was 2nd architect exam for me. Its not that much easy if we compare it with Sharing and Visibility Exam. But if you do good preparation and study all topics mentioned in resource guides, then you can easily crack it. Good understanding of data and security/sharing model in an LDV (large data volume) environment and best practices around LDV migration are required for preparing for the exam. Following are most important topics:

  • Large Data Volumes (LDV)
  • Skinny Tables
  • Indexes
  • Data Loading(LDV)
  • Data Quality

Credential Overview

All this is copied from official certification page and guide.

The Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer credential is designed for those who assess the architecture environment and requirements and design sound, scalable, and high-performing solutions on the platform as it pertains to enterprise data management.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Aware of platform-specific design patterns and key limits
  • Understand large data volume considerations, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Understand LDV considerations with communities
  • Ability to design a data and sharing model that supports an LDV environment
  • Understand data movement best practices in an LDV environment
  • Understand strategies to build an optimized and high-performing solution

The Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer candidate has the experience, skills, and knowledge of:

  • Data modeling/Database Design
    • Custom fields, master detail, lookup relationships
    • Client requirements and mapping to database requirements
  • Standard object structure for sales and service cloud
    • Making best use of Salesforce standard and big objects
  • Association between standard objects and Salesforce license types
  • Large Data Volume considerations
    • Indexing, LDV migrations, performance
  • Salesforce Platform declarative and programming concepts
  • Scripting using those tools (Data loader, ETL platforms)
  • Data Stewardship
  • Data Quality Skills (concerned with clean data)

Official Study Materials

Official Exam page
Official Exam Guide contains full exam outline
Free self-directed resource guides which contains all important links

Important Topics

Best Practices for Deployments with Large Data Volumes
The Salesforce Bulk API – Maximizing Parallelism and Throughput Performance When Integrating or Loading Large Data Volumes
6 steps toward top data quality
PK Chunking Header
The Multitenant Architecture
Long- and Short-Term Approaches for Tuning Performance
Salesforce Backup and Restore Essentials Part 1 (Study all 4 parts)
Use PK Chunking to Extract Large Data Sets from Salesforce
Extreme Data Loading, Part 1 (Study all parts)
Working with Very Large SOQL Queries Query Optimizer Secrets
Architect Salesforce Record Ownership Skew for Peak Performance

Other Links:
salesforcememo blog link

Good Luck for exam :)

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