Earlier this summer, Keven Sprehe, Managing Consultant at Ledgeview Partners, achieved certification as a Salesforce application architect.
Sprehe now has 9 total Salesforce certifications.
Ledgeview Partners leadership is thrilled to congratulate him on this achievement!
In the Salesforce Community, achieving Salesforce Architect status is a significant milestone in terms of education, expertise, and credibility.
A Salesforce-certified architect is recognized by three tiers of certification that reflect a consultant’s skills and continuous education.
Salesforce identifies a Salesforce architect as the following:
The Salesforce Certified Architecture Designer credentials validate knowledge and expertise in particular specializations.
The Salesforce Certified Application Architect and System Architect certifications recognize professionals who possess expertise in a domain area.
The Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) credential is the pinnacle certification for those who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to design and build high-performance technical solutions on the Salesforce platform across all areas of domain expertise. CTAs are the Salesforce elite.
Salesforce encourages Salesforce admins that, “you should aspire to be a Salesforce architect”.
In order to achieve certification, Sprehe had to move through many levels. First, he had to become a Certified Administrator, then achieve 4 Specialization Certifications, and then, finally, his Application Architect Certification.
Through a series of tests, after ample practice and years of experience, Sprehe successfully earned his badge.
Reflecting on this time and his work, Sprehe offers his advice to admins with similar goals in mind: “Set a realistic certification timeline/goal and go for it!”
“Having that goal in mind will really force you to study and practice for the exam,” Sprehe says. “Take one exam at a time and focus on that study guide material and Trailhead areas.”
Sprehe’s certification will help him work with Ledgeview customers in even more effective ways moving forward.
“Studying for the exams forced me to learn different Salesforce features I have not yet utilized on projects,” Sprehe says.
“The certification learning time will really help me design the right system approach for customers. I no longer do much true development but the studying helped me understand options and what it takes to complete more of the technical aspects of a project.”
Looking at the future of his Salesforce career and education, Sprehe is optimistic.
“I want to continue to earn at least one more certification each year,” Sprehe says. “I haven’t decided which area for 2019, but I want to continue to add to my Salesforce education.”