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Credential Overview

The Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II (PDII) credential is designed for those who can demonstrate their skills and knowledge in advanced programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform and data modeling to develop complex business logic and interfaces.

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

  • Design, develop, test, and deploy programmatic solutions that are maintainable and reusable
  • Follow Apex design patterns and object-oriented programming best practices

About the Certification Path

The PDII certification consists of two parts: a proctored multiple-choice exam and four Trailhead Superbadges.  Superbadges show that you can take what you've learned and apply it to advanced, real-world business requirements. Covering features, concepts, and scenarios that are essential for a Platform Developer to know, including Apex programming, data integration and more, these superbadges will be a step on your journey to a PDII certification.

The graphic below illustrates the new path to earning the Platform Developer II certification.

Salesforce Platform Developer II Path To Certification.

NOTE:  All four of the superbadges, Apex SpecialistData Integration SpecialistLightning Component Framework Specialist, and Advanced Apex Specialist are available today on Trailhead. Log in to your Trailhead account, or sign up for one if needed, and you are able to begin completing the Superbadges. 

For an overview on the entire PDII credential process, check out this handy article.

About the Exam

Quick facts about the multiple-choice exam:

  • 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions* (5 unscored items will be added)
  • 120 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
  • Prerequisite: Current status as a Salesforce Certified Platform
    Developer I
  • A full exam outline can be found in the Exam Guide
  • If you are ready to get started on the journey toward earning your Platform Developer II credential, be sure to check out our Certification Trailmix. We have included essential Trailhead learning specifically related to this credential.
  • All proctored Salesforce certification exams can be scheduled as an onsite or online exam.  Learn more about scheduling an exam.

*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 Developer II multiple-choice exam and are designed to help you become familiar with the testing format. More sample questions are available in our exam guide.

A developer is creating unit tests for code that makes SOAP web service callouts. The developer needs to insert some test data as a part of the unit tests setup.  How should the developer enable this functionality?  Choose 3 answers.

  1. Surround the callout with Test.startTest(), Test.stopTest()
  2. Surround the data insertion with Test.startTest(), Test.stopTest()
  3. Implement the WebServiceMock interface
  4. Update code to call Test.setMock()
  5. Implement the HttpCalloutMock interface

The Answer is A,C,D.

An integration user makes a successful login() call via the SOAP API. What can be used in the SOAP header to provide server authorization for subsequent API requests?

Choose 1 answer.

  1. Named Credentials
  2. Session ID
  3. OAuth access token
  4. Security token

The Answer is B.