I am contributing my study guide to aid those in pursuit of their Salesforce Application Architect Certification.

Are you on a journey of obtaining your Salesforce Application Architect Certification? To obtain this certification, you need to pass your Sharing and Visibility Architect Salesforce Certification exam. I am an experienced, Salesforce Certified Application Architect and have decided to share and make public my study guide that I used to pass the Sharing and Visibility Architect Salesforce Certification exam. I passed this exam in 2018 and will be expanding on the original study guide in this blog post. I trust my resources will help you with your Salesforce Certified Application Architect journey. 

Available resources for the Sharing and Visibility Architect Salesforce Certification exam

It is important to note that there are several useful resources for studying for your certification. If you’re still unsure whether this journey is for you, you read up on more details regarding Salesforce Architects here. The first one we will refer to is the Salesforce Trailhead ,as this resource will contain the majority of the content you will require for the examination. You will have to dedicate  numerous study hours to go through all the trails, as they can become daunting. The second resource we will discuss is the focus on force website. This website is super useful for the Sharing and Visibility Architect Salesforce Certification exam, this site includes all the essential content in a single place, as carefully curated by the owner. Keep in mind that this site is a paid service and there have been complaints that your content expires after a specific time. Please remain aware that the materials are categorized and placed in separate web pages; this makes it harder whilst you are trying to search, revise, or study from this site. Lastly, a word of caution, if you are planning to prepare for the Certified Technical Architect (CTA) whilst attempting to grasp the bigger picture of the contents of all these certifications, this segregation of materials for a single examination does not help.

My Salesforce Sharing and Visibility Architect Study Guide Overview

To prepare for the Sharing and Visibility Architect Salesforce Certification exam, I created a study guide. I accumulated information that is available online in a concise manner to make it easier to work through and obtain the bigger picture. A few topics are detailed and help to address challenging questions found in the exam. Within Groundswell, I am the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for sharing and visibility, for this reason, in this document, I have incorporated a few of my real-life/hands-on experiences and workarounds. This study guide could also be useful for preparing for your Certified Technical Architect examination as well.  My colleagues have found my Study Guide very helpful and I trust is will help you with your preparation for your Salesforce Technical  Architect Certification exam too.

Included high-level topics:

  • Force.com Security
  • Sharing Architecture
  • Territory Management
  • Account and Opportunity Teams
  • Understanding Sharing – Managed, User and Apex Sharing
  • Group Membership Operations and Sharing Calculations
  • Out of the box component visibility
  • Record level sharing for Enterprise scale
  • High Volume Data Considerations
  • Record locking and Skews
  • Classic and Shield Encryption
  • Data Leak Prevention
  • RunAs Context
  • Application Security Risks
  • Storing Sensitive Data

Recent Salesforce Architect Sharing Features

The Account Relationship data-sharing rule was introduced in Spring 2019 and released by Salesforce. Therefore, it is not included in this study guide. I recently presented at the Cactusforce 2020 and talked through all the options for external user data sharing. During this session, I dove deep into the topic of how the account relationship works and what takes place in the backend. I highly recommend viewing the recording of the session. This recording can be found here.

Find your free download of my Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Achitect Study Guide here 

Feel free to download the study guide for the Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Architect  Certification Exam here. 

Please reach out with any queries, I will gladly assist! 

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