We’re posting a series of vignettes to celebrate Salesforce’s 20th birthday. Follow our digital scrapbook to get a behind the scenes glimpse of our history.
A Certified Technical Architect (CTA) is the pinnacle credential holder. Someone who demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to design and build high-performance technical solutions on the Salesforce platform across all domains. They are still quite rare gems. But as Salesforce turns 20, times they are a changing!
Did you know, the prestigious CTA credential was launched back in 2011? The very first 10 CTAs were certified in that September. And although they were quickly recognized for their excellence, there remained questions around the rigorous CTA Review Board exam and what was actually required to pass it.
To develop a clearer way for our Trailblazers to reach the top, the Architect Academy was launched in February 2016, providing the first official CTA preparation resources.
To help push the needle of gender equality in Tech Leadership, we held a Meet Up at Dreamforce '17 to encourage and support women interested in achieving Salesforce Architect credentials. The community also embraced this idea and the Ladies Be Architects group was formed in October 2017.
Eight years after CTA inception, the need for Architect-related skills, experience, and credentials is greater than ever. If you have the knowledge, grit, and talent required, you'll open unlimited opportunities for advancement and leadership as one of the most respected and sought-after problem solvers in the tech world.
Why not embrace your inner architect? Get started on your #JourneyToCTA path today.