The new certification structure enables an individual to advance through the Salesforce track in step-by-step fashion, from the App builder (Declarative) certification to Developer I (Programmatic) & Developer II Advanced Programmatic) credentials. The candidate is required to possess experience developing applications on the Force.com Platform, including practical application of the skills and concepts for Salesforce Certified Platform App builder, Developer I or Developer II credential.
Note: Effective September 14, 2015, Salesforce will no longer be offering DEV-401 credential to new applicants. Existing Salesforce Certified Force.com Developers will continue to be recognized in the Salesforce Certification program and can maintain their credentials. For individuals interested in this credential, Salesforce recommends pursuing the Salesforce Certified App Builder and/or Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I credentials
Salesforce Platform App Builder:
Salesforce developer (DEV-401) exam is no longer available, and the Salesforce Platform App Builder exam is offered to these candidates, instead. The SF Platform App Builder credential is designed for individuals who would like to validate their knowledge and skills in designing, building and deploying custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the platform, i.e., create, manage and update data models, application securities, business logic and process automation.
Salesforce Platform App Builder Transition Exam:
Note: To know more about the Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential, read the aforementioned point.
Salesforce Platform Developer-I:
Note: A candidate for this exam is not expected to administer any standard Salesforce applications, develop mobile apps, develop and publish managed products on the App Exchange, perform tuning or design integrations such as callouts, APIs, and email services.
Salesforce Platform Developer-I Transition exam:
Salesforce Platform Developer-II:
The candidate should have two to four years of experience as a developer, including at least one year of development experience on the Force.com platform.
Note: The Salesforce Platform I credential is a prerequisite for this program. The program has multiplecomponents. A candidate must pass the multiple-choice proctored exam to move on to the performance based component. To earn this credential, a candidate must successfully complete all components.
Salesforce Platform Developer-II Transition Exam:
Eligibility criteria for Transition Exams:
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