An overview of changes in Salesforce Developer Certification examination

There have been changes in Salesforce Developer Certification examination. This article will focus on changes that have been brought in Salesforce Developer Certification examination; list down topics in former and latest courses, and various latest options available for the candidates to be Salesforce Certified Platform Developer.   

Status of Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer exam or Dev 401

From September 14, 2015, Salesforce Dev 401 or Force.com Developer exam will not be offered. It has been replaced by Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I. If an individual possesses Developer 401, he can attempt transition exam and on completing the same, he will be given App Builder certification. On clearing Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I, individuals can attempt Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II certification. Thus, the latest certification has been structured in such a way that candidates can increase their knowledge potential step by step.

About Existing Salesforce Certified Force.com Developers

Though Dev 401 certification will be decommissioned, the existing candidates who have completed this examination before September 14, 2015 will be recognized in the Salesforce Certification program. Therefore, their credentials will remain unaffected.  

For individuals, who are keen to pursue a similar credential can opt for Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I or Salesforce Certified App Builder credentials.

Quick comparison between Former and new structures

A glance at Force.com developer exam – former structure

Formally, developer exam was called Force.com developer exam, also known as, Salesforce Dev 401. This exam evaluated the candidate’s ability to:

1. Create analytics and custom applications on Force.com platform with the use of its declarative capabilities. To be specific, Force.com platform includes point-and-click capabilities that can be used to develop customized applications.

2. Design reports; data model; portals; dashboards; user interface, and many more. 

A quick look at Platform App Builder examination – latest structure

The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder examination evaluates a candidate’s capability in designing, creating, and employing custom applications. For the same, the candidate has to use features of Force.com platform, especially, declarative customization capabilities. Besides these, to clear the Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder examination, the candidates need to be aware of:

 1. Data model and business logic designing and dashboard

2. User interface; report designing

3. Creating and managing custom applications and its security

4. Customizing mobile applications

Thus by completing Platform App Builder examination, candidates will become Application Developers. On successful completion of Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder examination, candidates can prepare for Advanced Developer examination.

Other options available besides Platform App Builder examination are:

1. Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I examination which would focus on creating custom applications using Apex and Visualforce.

2. Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II examination which would focus on advanced programming involving object-oriented programming on Force.com platform and creating complex interfaces and business logic.

Conclusion: The changes have been implemented in the certification exams for upping knowledge base and to ensure the developers are in pace with the current market requirements.

Salesforce Developer Training

For candidates who want to learn and appear for Salesforce certification, opting for Salesforce Developer Training will be helpful. The reason being the training program will familiarize the candidates with the topics related to app designing and creation; business logic designing; handling mobile application on Force.com platform to render a thorough understanding of various features of the software to clear the certification examination.

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