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Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential is designed for those who can demonstrate skills and knowledge in designing, building, and implementing custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Lightning Platform.

Here are some examples of the concepts you should understand to pass the exam:

  • Design the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom applications
  • Customize applications for mobile use
  • Design reports and dashboards
  • Deploy custom applications

About the Exam

All proctored Salesforce certification exams can be scheduled as an onsite or online exam. Learn more about scheduling an exam.

Quick facts about the exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions* (5 unscored items will be added)
  • 105 minutes allotted to complete the exam (time allows for unscored questions)
  • 63% is the passing score
  • Registration fee is USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Retake fee is USD 100, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites; however we recommend completing the Declarative Development for Platform App Builders (DEV402) course in advance
  • The Certification Preparation for Platform App Builder (CRT-402) course is also recommended
  • A full exam outline can be found in the Exam Guide
  • Earn a Trailhead Superbadge while you prepare for your certification! The App Customization Specialist Superbadge was designed to help you put your click-not-code skills to work to build an app and unlock new functionality for your company, and is a good resource as you prepare for your exam.
  • If you are ready to get started on the journey toward earning your Platform App Builder credential, be sure to check out our Certification Trailmix. We have included essential Trailhead learning specifically with you in mind.

*Please note that as of November 16, 2017, all Salesforce certification exams will contain five additional, randomly placed, unscored questions to gather data on question performance. The duration of each exam has been evaluated and adjusted to accommodate the inclusion of the unscored questions. These five questions will be in addition to the 60 scored questions on your exam, and will have no impact whatsoever on your score.

Sample Questions

These sample questions are representative of what you can expect to see on the Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam and are designed to help you become familiar with the testing format.

More sample questions are available in our Exam Guide.

Where can a Standard Lightning Component be placed in the Lightning App Builder tool?

  1. Canvas
  2. Console Layout
  3. Mini Page Layout
  4. Mobile Card

The Answer is A.

Universal Container's app builder needs to display an account's rating on all contacts related to that account.

Which two formulas are valid in a text formula field on the contact to display the appropriate value? (There are two correct answers.)

  1. CASE(Account.Rating, Hot, Hot, Warm, Warm, Cold, Cold, Not Rated)
  2. CASE(Account.Rating, "Hot", "Hot", "Warm", "Warm", "Cold", "Cold", "Not Rated")
  3. Account.Rating
  4. Text(Account.Rating)

The Answer is B,D.