What are the differences at a high level(with respect to content, topic etc) between the transition exam for 501.1 -> SCPD 2.1 and a fresh SCPD 2.1 multiple choice exam ?

Are they both the same ?

  • Anything else you'd still like to know ? Feb 18, 2016 at 15:28

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According to the email that the certification team send out when they introduced the new exams the transition exam from a fully certified advanced developer is 16 multiple choice questions to be taken in 30 minutes with a passing score required of 63%. If you have only passed the advanced developer multiple choice part, you'll need to do a harder (60q) transition exam to transition to the same level in the SCPD process I believe.

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If you were not already in process of getting advanced developer certified, platform developer 1 becomes a prerequisite for the standard route to achieve the platform developer 2 certification.

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