I completed my Salesforce certification on Developer 401 Spring'15 . After that, i cleared two Release Exams (Summer '15 & Winter '16) without paying any amount. Now, i have to write Spring 16 exam paying 100 USD. My question here is, for Summer '15 and Winter '16, i just got 5 questions and i cleared it...Can i expect the same for Spring '16 as well? or will be getting more questions? Kindly advice on how to get prepared for this exam.

Thanks so much in advance!

  • Numbers of questions in the maintenance exams are usually around 5-7. The release information always highlights what the key topics to revise are.
    – Dave Humm
    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:08
  • I assume you mean take and not write? If u do indeed write the exam lets chat.
    – Eric
    Sep 24, 2016 at 17:10

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Yes, you can expect the same for Spring '16 as well. If you are confused because you need to pay now for the exam, don't be, because that's normal. You need to pay for every 3rd release exam that you take.

Since you got your certification during Spring '15, you will have to pay 100 USD every time you need to take another Spring release (Spring '16, Spring '17, Spring '18, etc.).

Following the similar logic, if you got certified during Summer '15, you would have to pay for every Summer release exam.

In regards to the material, there's the usual stuff:

  • I got it .. @smukov Thank you so much for clearing my doubts ..
    – Sab__Dev
    Sep 21, 2016 at 10:11
  • @Sab__Dev - If this answered your question it would be expected that you mark the answer as accepted by clicking the checkmark turning it green. This allows others with the same question to find answers.
    – Eric
    Sep 24, 2016 at 23:16

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