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I am aware that there will be a new roadmap for the developer certification process. Has anyone heard any updates? Currently working on my advanced dev cert and wondering if I should hold for more info.

  • me too! They are changing certificate names and new question are being designed by well known stars. – Ashwani Jul 30 '15 at 14:36
  • Top secret source says wait on the Adv. Cert until the new ones come out! – binaryLady Jul 30 '15 at 14:51
  • Why wait! Pass it and also give the new one as well. Get the 2x. – Ashwani Jul 30 '15 at 16:00
  • Why wait, might be because of the cost and the intense preparation and work required... are they going to honor the old one still once the new ones roll out? – binaryLady Jul 30 '15 at 17:02
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Have a look at this question I've posted on Salesforce StackExchange Meta. Also have a look at this information in Salesforce's Knowledge Base.

It might answer some of your questions. I, for example am in a peculiar scenario where I was able to register for the multiple choice exam and passed it and now I don't know how to continue with the rest of the steps. Will the programming assignment be under the new certification, will it be under the old one, do I need to take any transition exam. These are the sort of questions I have and I guess the best option is to wait and see any announcements at Dreamforce in September.

I've logged a support case with Salesforce Certification and will update this answer as soon as I get a response from them

UPDATE

Just received a reply from Salesforce after raising a case with their certification team and it says:

We are sincerely sorry for the delays [...]. We had planned on announcing an update by the end of June; however [...] We are currently implementing a plan for eligible candidates to complete the programming assignment. We will announce complete details in mid-August

I guess is the same answer as we had before, we just have to wait and see.

  • Thanks Mihai, I am in a similar conundrum! I have seen that info too... I guess we will have to wait and see! I bet they will be fair about it <3 – binaryLady Jul 30 '15 at 15:22
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    And I was thinking that I'm the only one! It's a bit daft with the fact that they still let you register for the multiple choice exam even though they are changing the entire certification. – Mihai Neagoe Jul 30 '15 at 15:25
  • Updated my answer – Mihai Neagoe Aug 3 '15 at 21:41
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They've just announced information about the transition process, including the process for people who have passed the multiple choice part of Advanced Developer.

Full details are here http://certification.force.com/pkb/articles/Public_KB/FAQ-Developer-Certification-Transition-Process

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