Learning Pathway: Solution Architect


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The Solution Architect learning pathway will equip solution architects with the platform knowledge and skills required to implement Sugar to meet customer requirements.


This learning pathway assumes you already have Sugar Administration and Sugar Development knowledge. This is an advanced level pathway for those experienced and knowledgable about the Sugar platform. If you need training on Administration and Developer related topics, please register for those learning pathways or register for our live training classes.

This learning pathway includes the following lessons:

  • Introduction to Sugar Architecture
  • The Sugar Platform
  • Design
  • Integration
  • Sugar Implementation
  • Performance and Quality Assurance
  • Deployment
  • Security


14 Days


Introduction to Solution Architecture for Sugar

What you'll learn:

  • Sugar Solution Architecture - The Big Picture
  • Sugar project wisdom - from the experts
  • CRM Project Fundamentals
  • The CRM implementation life cycle

The Sugar Platform

What you'll learn:

  • Sugar application architecture
  • Critical integration components
  • Components used to optimize the user experience
  • Data modeling capabilities in Sugar


What you'll learn:

  • Designing production architectures based on business requirements
  • Requirements in a detailed design document
  • Estimated time to implement a customization task
  • When to use administration vs. development
  • Design tradeoffs


What you'll learn:

  • Applying patterns for integrating Sugar with Web service enabled applications
  • Integrating Sugar with common enterprise applications
  • Applying the Sugar REST API
  • Using middleware to connect Sugar to external systems
  • Patterns for integrating with legacy applications

Sugar Implementation

What you'll learn:

  • Implementing Sugar to satisfy customer requirements
  • Applying the Sugar extension framework
  • The Sugar development methodology

Performance and Quality Assurance

What you'll learn:

  • Testing methodologies for Sugar
  • Optimizing Sugar deployments


What you'll learn:

  • Components of a Sugar deployment
  • Sugar deployment configurations
  • Methods for migrating code changes from development through production
  • Solution sizing based on customer requirements

Security, Part 1

What you'll learn:

  • Handling common compliance policies

Security, Part 2

What you'll learn:

  • Customizing the Sugar visibility model
  • Using Sugar authentication

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