Elena Timofeeva 🇫🇮 on Why It’s OK to Fail

Try, fail, learn from failure, repeat.

This is what progress looks like.


Why is it worth it to go for certification?

Why is it still worth it, even if you feel there’s a big chance you will fail the exam?

Don’t be afraid to fail. The thing is, you’re going to learn a lot on the way, no matter of the exam result. You’re going to learn while preparing for the exam, and you’re going to learn while doing the exam. Yes, that’s right! Exam isn’t only for checking your knowledge. It will also teach you real-life scenarios, possible solutions, and help you to understand your white spots.

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Natalya’s Integration Architecture Study Group Kick Off

Week 1 of a seven-week course hosted by Natalya Murphy, taking a deep dive into the Integration Architecture syllabus with the exam at the end.

Meeting: Introductions and expectations.
Study/prepare after meeting: high-level integration capabilities and patterns.

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Member Stories: Zarna Naik 🇮🇳

Zarna Naik has 8+ years of experience on the Salesforce platform. She was a user of Salesforce portals for about 2 years before going on to work for a leading Salesforce partner in the US. Zarna moved back to her hometown, Mumbai, India, in 2012 where she incorporated YES CRM Consultants. She is a big fan of the Harry Potter series 😊 and she loves to make useful products out of scrap. Zarna discovered Ladies Be Architects from Google!

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Preparing for the Review Board

If you’re thinking about going for the Certified Technical Architect review board, it’s easy to think it’s just another exam. It isn’t. It’s a journey of self development – highly challenging and needing a lot of practice. Charly and I have been going through this process for several months and have found that having a mentor and practicing through regular mock exams have been incredibly helpful. Add this to the new CTA-601 workshops that Salesforce runs and you have a great way to prepare.

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Demystifying CTA in Amsterdam

In May, Gemma went to Amsterdam to speak at the Developer User Group: Demystifying CTA. It was an awesome event; we had the luxury of FOUR CTAs sat on our panel to answer questions from the group. It was so engaging, the meet-up went on until 10pm!

The Netherlands team has made Gemma’s opening presentation available and you can watch it here. Enjoy!

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May 2018: Study Group V: Apex Basics

This month had our biggest turnout yet! 73 registrations and we filled the Hangout! Thank you to everybody for your support, and thank you to Susannah for giving us her time to deliver a fantastic presentation.

This month, the community voted to work through one of the key topics in the Platform Developer I exam: Apex basics.

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How it Works

Monthly Study Groups We post a poll with 3-4 exams from the Architect pyramid You vote on the exam you’d most like us to cover When that vote closes, we post another poll with 3-4 topics from that exam Whoever has volunteered to run the session can prepare their webinar when the voting has closed … Read moreHow it Works