Build Application Architect Expertise (ARC901)

Programme Code D247
Applications Development
Learning Partner(s)
4 Days
Format Online
Data Management & Analytics Cloud Application Architecture Application Management
Job Roles
Solutions Architect ICT&SS Professional


Dive into the two cornerstone domains of being an Application Architect: Data Architecture and Management and Sharing and Visibility. In this 4-day workshop, our Architect experts will present you with a case study scenario that will be broken down and digested through iterative exploration. Learn how to design and build secure, scalable, and high-performing solutions through a combination of lecture, demos, hands-on exercises, and workshop presentations and discussions.

Key Takeaways

In this programme, you will be able to learn:

  • Design data models that scale gracefully
  • Leverage Salesforce sharing mechanisms at an advanced level
  • Evaluate the nuances of field types and pick the right one for the circumstances
  • Make data model decisions that minimise record locking and other performance degradations

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section.
  • ICT&SS Professionals who are Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, and Business Analysts working to earn their Salesforce Application Architect credential, or for application architects looking to get more hands-on experience. 


  • Earn the Platform App Builder credential
  • Complete pre-work prior to attending the workshop
This programme will cover the following topics:

Application Architect Overview

  • Assess the requirements to become an Application Architect
  • Understand the real-world expectations of Application Architects
  • Review the core characteristics of successful Application Architects

Scenario Introduction

  • Review the application architecture scenario 
  • Identify scenario problem areas
  • Identify scenario actors and licensing

Architecture Documentation

  • Understand key architecture documentation requirements
  • Learn about best practices for artifact documentation
  • Produce architecture documents

Data Modelling

  • Identify relationship types and their impact on record access, user interface, and reporting
  • Review the considerations for changing field types
  • Review the considerations for modifying data models with schema builder
  • Review the considerations for importing and exporting data
  • Identify use cases of external objects
  • Determine an appropriate data model
  • Understand design implications with complex environments and Large Data Volumes (LDV)

Data Management

  • Review the considerations for working with LDV
  • Review data lifecycle concepts and mechanisms
  • Review master data management and system of record concepts
  • Review data migration, planning, preparation, and execution
  • Identify Potential LDV and calculate expected volumes
  • Go further with indexes standard and custom skinny tables
  • Lock records

Security Model

  • Review the considerations for working with internal and external sharing models
  • Restrict and extend object and field access
  • Determine sharing solutions
  • identify record sharing mechanisms (declarative, programmatic, implicit)
  • Understand teams concepts (account, opportunity, case)
  • Understand person accounts and its implication on sharing
  • Encrypt data

Sharing in Communities

  • Understand community security mechanisms
  • Secure integration endpoints
  • Integrate and specify connected apps and named credentials

Advanced Security & Visibility Concepts

  • Implement security & visibility controls with Apex and Visualforce
  • Review territory management and its implication on data management, sharing, and visibility
  • Review divisions and its implication on data management, sharing, and visibility
  • Understand security and visibility controls on "special" objects

Solution Design

  • Determine when to leverage standard Product Functionality vs. Custom Build vs. AppExchange
  • Understand declarative and programmatic configuration 
  • Get to know the order of execution
  • Automate business processes
  • Consider reporting and analytics needs
  • Consider how to store and access content/files
  • Apply solution design concepts to real-world problems and scenarios

Deployment & Integration Best Practices

  • Review the application lifecycle
  • Understand how Sandboxes should be used
  • Review deployment options
  • Identify integration patterns


  • Review a practice scenario
  • Review what was covered

Full Fee

Full programme fee


8% GST on nett programme fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST USD1512
With effect from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023  

This course does not include the certification exam. Participants who are interested in taking the certification exam after completing this course, please register and pay the exam fees through  Salesforce.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
09 Jan 2024 to 12 Jan 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 4 days
Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.