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Get Started With Platform App Builder Certification Prep

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the key topic areas of the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification.
  • Access resources to prepare yourself for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification.

The Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification

The Salesforce Platform App Builder credential is designed for individuals who have experience developing custom applications on the Lightning Platform, including practical application of the skills and concepts noted in the exam objectives below.

This exam covers these key topics, each making up a certain percentage of the exam.

  • Salesforce Fundamentals: 8%
  • Data Modeling and Management: 20%
  • Security: 10%
  • Business Logic and Process Automation: 27%
  • Social: 3%
  • User Interface: 14%
  • Reporting: 5%
  • Mobile: 5%
  • App Deployment: 8%

By successfully passing the Salesforce Platform App Builder exam, you demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of developing custom applications on the Lightning Platform.

Preparing for the Exam

Preparing for the Salesforce Platform App Builder exam takes time! This module takes you through preparing for each part of the exam. There is one additional module to help you continue your journey towards certification. Each module in this trail contains scenarios, interactive flashcards, links to resources, related badges, and key topic areas to study. 

Both modules contain real-world scenarios, interactive flashcards, links to resources, and key topic areas to study.

Don’t forget to join the Trailblazer Community, where you can ask questions, collaborate, and join groups to help you prepare for your exam.

Download the Guide

Would you like a hard copy of this module’s content as a study aid? Download the content by clicking links below. Each module in this trail is in a printable PDF version that you can download. 

Exam Logistics and Policies

Recommended Experience
6 months to 1 year of experience building applications on the Lightning Platform
Number of Questions
60
Passing Score
63%  
Time to Complete the Exam
105 Minutes
Results
Received immediately
Cost
$200
Location
Online or at a facility in your area
Restrictions
No hard-copy or online materials can be referenced during the exam

The quality of our certification exams and the value our credentials provide is our highest priority. Protecting the security and confidentiality of our exams is essential to providing our customers with credentials that are respected and industry-leading.

As a participant of the Salesforce Certification program, you’re required to accept the terms of the Salesforce Certification Program Agreement. Click here to take a look at some important reminders about the certification exam.

Maintain Your Certification

Once you take and pass your exam (woohoo!), how do you maintain your certification?

To maintain Salesforce Certification credentials, all certified professionals must successfully complete release maintenance exams specific to their credential. So you need to complete the Platform App Builder Certification Maintenance module that’s provided for each release. There are three releases each year for the Platform App Builder Certification (Spring, Summer, Winter). 

Don’t let your hard-earned credential expire! If you do not complete all maintenance requirements by the due date, your credential will expire.

Note: If you’d like more information about certification maintenance, visit the  Maintaining Your Salesforce Credential page.

What This Module Covers

This module is focused on these key topics, with each topic covered in its own unit.

  • Salesforce Fundamentals: 8%
  • Data Modeling and Management: 20%
  • Security: 10%
  • User Interface: 14%

In each of the units, you learn the key areas to study for these sections of the exam, including working through common scenarios. 

Up first, dive into the exam section on Salesforce fundamentals. Let's go!