Recently I earned the Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer certification after passing the Salesforce Identity and Access Management Designer exam in my first attempt. This is my third certification. Now I am only one certification away from earning the Salesforce System Architect credentials. All of this has been a great experience I would like to share it with you.
I’m a Salesforce professional with working experience of more than seven years. Presently I’m working as a Corporate Integration architect in a global hyper-stores chain. I started my career with a software house after completing my bachelor’s in Marketing and PGD in Information Technology. I always had an interest in sales and marketing and never wanted a career in software development. I like computers and I like to utilize them but I never wanted to be a developer. That’s why I left my job with the software house as soon as I got a good chance to switch my job to CRM. From the very beginning, I found myself to be at home with CRM. My new employer was using the Salesforce platform. Very soon I developed a deeper interest in Salesforce. That was the time when I decided to build a sustainable career in Salesforce. Initially, I was interested in the Marketing domain. I worked with Pardot and earned Pardot Consultant and Pardot Specialist certifications. Afterward, I realized that it’s going to be a stagnant career in marketing with nothing much left to learn in terms of skill development. That was the time when I thought that I would go for a solution architect career. By that time I was quite comfortable with the Salesforce platform with more than 5 years of amalgamated experience. I then started seeking the certification for the same. Within six months I did the Solution architect track starting from Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist to Certified B2C Solution Architect. These days I’m busy with my System Architect track. So far I have earned three certifications which are as follows;
- Platform Developer I
- Integration Architecture Designer
- Identity and Access Management Designer
Next month I am going for the fourth and final certification of my track for System Architect and that is Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer.
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About the Salesforce Identity and Access Management Designer Credential
The Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer credential is designed for Identity professionals who want to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in assessing identity architecture and designing secure, high-performance access management solutions on the Lightning Platform. The Identity professional is also effective at communicating technical solutions to business and technical stakeholders.
An Identity professional should be able to do the following in order to pass the exam:
- Design an identity architecture that may span multiple platforms and include integration and authentication across systems.
- Articulate system design considerations, benefits, and recommendations for identity architecture.
- Apply general identity and access management best practices to Salesforce implementations.
Audience Description: Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer
A Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer is able to assess the environment and requirements to design secure and scalable identity management solutions on the Lightning Platform. The designer has experience designing and implementing complex identity and access management strategies as well as communicating the solution and design trade-offs to business and technical stakeholders alike.
The Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer has the following background:
- 1 year of Identity and Access Management experience
- 1 year of Salesforce experience with a major component security setup and design
- 2 years of Securities Technology experience
Typical job roles may include:
- Enterprise Architect
- Technical Architect
- Security Architect
- Corporate Integration Architect
- Identity Architect
The Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer candidate has the experience, skills, knowledge, and ability to:
- Describe the configuration requirements of delegated authentication in Salesforce.
- Describe the configuration requirements of SAML in Salesforce.
- Distinguish the difference between Identity Provider Initiated SAML and Service Provider Initiated SAML and when to use each.
- Describe how trust is established between an Identity Provider and a Service Provider.
- Determine the general identity federation capabilities that are available for a given project.
- Explain high-level concepts and flows of OAuth.
- Explain high-level concepts and flows of SAML.
- Explain high-level concepts and flows of OpenID Connect.
- Explain Social Sign-On in the context of Salesforce.
- Explain authentication mechanisms for Communities.
- Identify the cause and resolve common failure conditions for SSO in Salesforce.
- Explain why a solid SSO strategy is important for enterprise security.
- Describe why Two-Factor Authentication is important and strategies for implementing it in Salesforce.
- Explain the use of Login Flows.
- Determine the applicable use cases for Identity Connect.
- Describe when and how to implement App Launcher.
- Determine appropriate user lifecycle management techniques (automated user provisioning, just-in-time provisioning, manual account creation, etc.) for a given project.
A candidate for this exam will likely need assistance in:
- Configuring Salesforce to support SSO.
- Configuring Salesforce for automated user lifecycle management via user provisioning and Connected Apps.
- Configuring Salesforce to support Social Sign-On and Registration.
About the Exam
Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
Time allotted to complete the exam: 120 minutes
Passing score: 65%
With an astounding year over year growth, and being a pioneer in the CRM software market, Salesforce is an incredible career in terms of development openings and payback. The Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer is one of the leading certifications for a career proficient in Salesforce solutions. This great certification can be yours with dedication and the right training.