Journey to CTA

At Forcivity, we pride ourselves on the experience and expertise of our team. Now, we’re expanding that expertise even further, with three employees striving to achieve Certified Technical Architect, the highest possible Salesforce credential. It is a long journey that requires candidates to achieve 23 other credentials along the way.

We’ve already introduced you to the team members ambitious enough to take on this challenge; now let’s get to know them a little better.

Amanda Newton, Solution Architect

Amanda Newton, Forcivity Solution Architect
Joined Forcivity: May 2020 
Time in industry (working with Salesforce): Since June 2012 
Why do you want to be a CTA? I want to be a CTA as the certification is the highest level of achievement recognized as an architect that works and consults on the Salesforce platform. Being a Certified Technical Architect proves expertise on the platform and understanding on how to best leverage it at an enterprise level in any scenario.
What’s your CTA timeline? I have recently made the goal to become a CTA before I am 30. This is a lofty goal as I will be meeting the deadline next May but one I hope to aggressively pursue. My plan is to achieve one certification per month (I currently have 5 remaining) and spend 4-5 months preparing for the CTA certification.

Describe your Salesforce journey/career trajectory: My first job out of college was consulting as a Salesforce partner for a Hospitality company based in Portsmouth NH. I worked with customers to customize their product on the Salesforce platform to meet their unique needs. It was in this position that I traveled around the world and fell in love with Salesforce. 

Since then, I have worked and consulted for a number of companies in varying industries that leverage the platform to meet a variety of solution end-goals. With time and experience I have been able to expand my consulting expertise across varying clouds and areas of focus within Salesforce. 

I have collected certifications along the way to prove my expertise and will continue to as I work towards being a Certified Technical Architect, but my journey will not end there. Salesforce is always changing and improving which I find highly gratifying as a continuous learner.

Molly McGee