Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (SFCFD)

The Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer exam is for individuals who want to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities building custom applications and analytics using the declarative capabilities of the Force.com platform. Here are examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Build custom applications using the point-and-click capabilities of the platform
  • Design the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom applications
  • Design reports, dashboards, and portals

Prerequisites

No formal prerequisites, however attendance of Building Applications with Force.com (DEV401) is recommend.

Recommended training for this certification

As preparation for this exam, Salesforce.com Training and Certification recommends a combination of: six or more months of hands-on experience building custom applications and analytics using the declarative capabilities of the Force.com platform; training course completion; and self-study.

Salesforce.com Training and Certification recommends the following book, instructor-led and online courses to guide your study:

  • Building Applications with Force.com (DEV401)
  • Book: Force.com Fundamentals
  • Online course: Application Essentials
  • Online course: Analytics as a Service
  • Online course: Data Management
  • Online course: Designing Apps for Multiple Users
  • Online course: Implementing Business Process
  • Online course: Visualforce Pages

Exams

Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 90 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 68% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 200
  • Retake fee is USD 100
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam

Recertification

Successful completion of online, release-specific Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer exams is required to maintain this credential. Release exams are published three times a year for each of the Salesforce.com product releases throughout the year. The initial cost of the certification includes the Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer exam plus two online release exams. In subsequent years, an annual maintenance fee of $100 will be charged when registering for every third release exam, to keep the certification current. The maintenance fee includes the three release exams and access to the supporting training material. Salesforce.com Certified professionals will be notified automatically when new release training material and exams become available.

 

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