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Salesforce Certifications e.g. Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Developers, etc

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How to study/prepare for the Salesforce ADVANCED Developer Certification?

After reading the overwhelming responses to the question How to study/prepare for the Salesforce Developer Certification, I decided to ask the same question but for the Advanced Developer ...
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How to study/prepare for the Salesforce Developer Certification

I am fairly new to Force.com development (less than a year). I did not learn it from the ground up. So I think it will be good to study for the developer exam to strengthen my basics and improve my ...
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certification scores published?

I have my Certified Force.com Developer exam soon, and I wanted to know if a company can see your actual score or just pass/fail. Also, do companies ever really care/ask about your score? Sorry, i ...
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What are the Best Practices to study for the Platform Developer 1 exam

I understand they recently changed the tests for the platform developer exam. I am studying to pass this exam and was wondering if anyone has any tips for studying? Thanks to all in advanced!
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Difference between the new Salesforce Platform Developer 1 certificate and the old Developer certification DEV-401

I'm a little bit confused about the new Salesforce Platform Developer I certificate. Is it a replacement of the old developer certificate (DEV-401)? If so, does DEV-401 certified developers need to ...
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Advanced Developer Certification Changes

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 ...
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Advanced Admin 211 Certification

I am new to this site and I am not sure if this is a right forum to post my question. My apologies if not. Please redirect me to the correct site. Thanks. I completed my SF Developer cert, SF ADMIN ...
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Platform Developer I & Force.com IDE

I'm attending Destination Success on the Platform Developer I track and the pre-work focuses on the Force.com IDE/Eclipse. Though new to development, I'm using MavensMate/Sublime Text. Does the ...
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Salesforce Certification - Skipping To DEV401 Due To Experience?

I am in a position currently to (80-90% chance) have formal Salesforce Training, and I'd like input from those (especially Certified) SF Admins and Devs about this. I am a lifelong computer "expert" ...
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Considerations for calling out to enterprise applications behind a firewall from salesforce?

If I'm looking to integrate an enterprise application behind a firewall with Salesforce, what considerations should I be making? From the architect certification study guide Given a scenario, ...
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Number of Technical Architects

Just out of curiosity,can anyone tell me the number of certified Technical Architects are there? Is there anyplace where it displays a list of this certification holders?
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Old “DEV401” vs New “Platform App Builder” exam

I would like to know more about the new "Platform App Builder exam" with respect to old DEV401. Is this newly introduced exam is just a rename of old DEV401 exam with same old "Study Plan" for DEV401?....
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Salesforce Certification ADM201

I want to take Salesforce Administrator certification. The ADM 201. Is it still called ADM 201 or is it being referred by a different name now. I went into the webassessor to register for the exam. I ...
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New Certified Platform Developer II Exam

On the new salesforce platform developer 2 exam I see a multiple-choice/multiple- select questions what does this meant? Also I don't see any pass percentile like 68% or 73%? Do we still have the ...
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Number of Salesforce certified experts

Lately I have seen for example new Application Architect certifications with certification number code like 0000700. Does that mean, that there is 700 certified persons? This numbering does not make ...
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Is Class Course from salesforce.com, a compulsion for ADM201 certification ?

Do i have to compulsorily take the instructor led or classroom training classes for any of the salesforce.com ADM certifications. I am willing to self study & complete the certification within 60 ...
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Which Salesforce Certification will be easier to take for a Beginner with no prior experience in Salesforce?

I need your expertise as an answer to my query. I am new to Salesforce and no prior working experience in Salesforce, I am from Mainframe background and working in an IT company now. I am planning to ...
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What happened to Salesforce Technical Architect journey books?

Does anybody know what happened to https://www.inkling.com/store/salesforce-university/ ? When I access the page I don't see anything; searching in inkling store also doesn't bring relevant results......
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Registering in webassessor.com for salesforce certification for the first time

I was trying to register in webassessor.com for the first time for my Salesforce Admin certification and I got an option to pick as below SFDC Employee SFDC Customer SFDC Partner Which one should I ...
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Graphical Depiction of all the Salesforce Certifications?

Is there a graphical depiction of all the Salesforce certifications that shows all the prerequisite exams, the stages of getting all the certifications, which certifications count towards Fullforce ...
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Can I lose my Salesforce certification by disclosing information about the exam?

If I want to help another person prepare for the Salesforce certification exam, either on this forum, another forum, my website, or one-on-one, do I risk losing my certification if I disclose ...
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Certificate Expiration notification

I'm getting a self-assigned certificate expiration notification and unfortunately. what are the top 5 reasons people create a self-assigned certificate for an application?
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What is the reasoning for using Custom SAML JIT Provisioning here?

I hope this isn't against the rules in some way, but this question is about an example question in the official Integration & Access Management exam guide. The question is as follows: Universal ...
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DEV 501 - Programming Assignment Schedule

The http://certification.salesforce.com/developers site states : The programming assignment is available periodically throughout the year per the schedule listed below. Eligible candidates can ...
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Can I take the Online Proctored Certification exams on a Mac running OSX (Mavericks)?

I've heard different answers to this, so would appreciate a definitive clarification. Is it possible to sit an online proctored Salesforce certification exam on a Mac running OSX (Mavericks)? ...
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Maintenance Exam for Advanced Developer and Consultant

To keep the Salesforce certification, we should take maintenance exam for 3 release per year. Since the prerequisites for Advanced Developer is completion of DEV401 and ADM201 for Sales Cloud/Service ...
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Why formula field can not tackle the following issue?

While preparing myself to the Developer 1 certification I met the following question: Universal Containers requires a Service Representatives to update all Cases at least once every three days. To ...
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What should the negative tests include?

While preparing myself to the Developer 1 certification I met the following question: A developer is asked to write negative tests as part of the unit testing for a method that calculates a person's ...
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Unresponsive Certification Support - any idea how to contact them?

I'm trying to start a Salesforce certification exam since last week but I did run into several technical problems with the Sentinel App and biometric identification. The basic issues I have resolved ...
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Converting a field type from number to text

I'm doing a practice exam to prepare for my DEV-401 Salesforce Developer certification exam. One of the questions is: A developer changes a custom field type from Number to Text with a field length ...
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What does SHA256 change for us?

One of our clients got a mail saying the webservice will change to SHA256. "On October 11‚ 2016‚ the SHA‑1 certificate for webservice.exacttarget.com will be replaced with a SHA‑256 certificate. To ...
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How can Apex impact the ability to make declarative changes? [closed]

I'm looking at the study guide for the Platform Developer 1 certification. Here's a link to the study guide. Under the Logic and Process Automation section one of the headings is: Describe how ...
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Summer 16 Release Exam

I recently got certified in Salesforce 201 last month. I received an email last week stating that i have to write the summer 16 exam before March 3rd 2017. It said i have to get 83% in the exam and i ...
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App builder vs Dev 401

I've already cleared DEV 401 exam this year February. i've also given two release maintenance exam. now for this winter release exam is chargeable 100$ should i give App builder translation exam or ...
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Is there a .pdf version of the Salesforce Architect Journey fka Salesforce Architect Academy?

Salesforce recently released the learning resources for the Salesforce Architect Journey, formally known as the Salesforce Architect Academy, for free here: https://www.inkling.com/store/salesforce-...
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Can I retain 401 certification number along with Developer I?

Please help me with the maintaining certification number. I had cleared my Developer 401 exam 4 years back and want to appear for new certifications (Developer I and Developer II). I would like to ...
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Salesforce Certification in Srilanka

How to do salesforce certification in SriLanka. can we do the examination online?
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What is the point in maintaining Developer 401 certification, when there is a transition exam to get AppBuilder and there is Platform Dev I&II

I am not much sure about using "What is the point" or "Is it worth" :D Just curious that it will add some value till the day I pay for maintenance. Previously 401 referred to the Force.com developer ...
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What to expect in the Sales Cloud exam?

This is a spin-off from my old question which helped my pass the first stage of the Advanced Developer exam last month. Similar to Mohit's answer for the above question, What would be the key topics ...
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New “Platform App Builder Certification” Exam vs “Salesforce Certified Administrator” Exam

I am preparing for my "Salesforce Certified Administrator" Exam myself using the Study guide and various study materials from Google/Internet. Recently when I checked the study Guide for the "...
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Question on Salesforce Relationship

I was going through a set of questions for Salesforce Certification and the below question is something where I would like to verify my answer. Question: A company has a custom object named ...
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Salesforce Certified Platform Developer 1 : Lightning Component Framework

For the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer 1 exam, these two points are mentioned as part of the study guide but I am not sure at what level of technical understanding you need on these two ...
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Preparing Dev 501 Exam [duplicate]

I'm an ex-Salesforce developer passionate in learning Salesforce to the best. Currently I am not working on Salesforce but have 1 year of real Salesforce project experience. Can I complete Salesforce ...
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Cert 401 Analytic Snapshot question

A second Cert 401 question from me today - As I will be sitting the exam tomorrow. Just did a mock exam and passed every other question except this one and I am a little bit confused. What will ...
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Dev 501 assignment

I have passed the Dev501 1st stage exam. I need to take programming assignment next. I want to know whether I have to design the data model and relationship everything or they will provide data model ...
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Already Platform App Builder, certified, why do I see a Force.com Developer - Summer '16 Release Exam option?

If I am already a Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, do I need to take the Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer - Summer '16 Release Exam?
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Certification Test Suspended - Image Mismatch - What should I do?

I sat for the ADM 201 certification, due to technical issues i couldn't complete the test, i had a chat with the online support team, he relaunched my test and when i clicked on relaunch, it asked me ...
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Email address associated with your Salesforce account:

I am trying to register at webassessor.com for taking Salesforce administration exam. I have a clarification on the question 'Email address associated with your Salesforce account:' - what should I ...
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What is the ultimate date at which the Platform App Builder Transition exam can be taken?

DEV 401 is a dead end. Who knows how much time we have left for this transition to App Builder exam? It's not in the study guide.
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How many people have 501 certification?

Any idea how many people have their Advanced developer certification worldwide/domestically? Is it closer to 1000? 10,000? Just wanted to get some statistics on that..