Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder Exam Guide.

Salesforce Platform App Builder credential is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and deploying custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Lightning Platform. 

If you are already a Salesforce Certified Administrator then with a little bit more preparation you should be able to pass this exam easily.

1. About the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam

  • Content: 60 scored, multiple-choice/multiple-select questions and up to 5 non-scored questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 minutes
  • Passing score: 63% (38 out of 60 Questions)
  • Registration fee: USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Retake fee: USD 100, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Prerequisite: None

2. Exam Outline

 Salesforce Fundamentals: 23%

  • Given a scenario, identify the boundaries of declarative customization and the use cases for programmatic customization.
  • Identify common scenarios for extending an org using the AppExchange.
  • Apply features and capabilities available to restrict and extend object, record, and field access.
  • Given a set of business requirements, determine the appropriate sharing solution.
  • Identify the features and capabilities available when creating reports, report types, and dashboards.
  • Given a set of requirements, determine the appropriate global, object-specific actions and layouts to optimize the Salesforce mobile user experience.
  • Describe the customizations and use cases for Chatter. 

Data Modeling and Management: 22%

  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate data model.
  • Given a scenario, explain the capabilities of the various relationship types and the implications of each on record access, user interface, and reporting.
  • Given a scenario, determine the considerations when selecting or changing a field data type.
  • Explain the capabilities and considerations of the schema builder.
  • Given a scenario, determine the options and considerations when importing and exporting data, including the capabilities of external data sources.

Business Logic and Process Automation: 28%

  • Given a scenario, demonstrate the use of formula fields to meet stated business requirements.
  • Given a scenario, determine the capabilities, use cases, and implications of roll-up summary fields.
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate the use of validation rules to meet stated business requirements.
  • Given a scenario, determine the capabilities and use cases for approval processes.
  • Given a scenario, determine the capabilities and use cases for workflow, Flow, and Process Builder.
  • Given a set of business requirements, recommend a solution to automate business processes while avoiding errors in automation. 

User Interface: 17%

  • Describe the user interface customization options.
  • Demonstrate the capabilities and use cases for custom buttons, links, and actions.
  • Given a scenario, determine the declarative options available for incorporating Lightning Components in an application.
  • Describe the programmatic customizations available for incorporating custom Lightning Components in an application.

App Deployment: 10%

  • Given a set of business requirements, recommend a solution for key milestones and considerations when managing the application lifecycle and various types of Sandboxes.
  • Given a use case, demonstrate knowledge, viability, and troubleshooting when using change sets. 
  • Describe the use cases and considerations when using unmanaged and managed packages.
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate deployment plan.

3. Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam Guide

Platform App Builder Exam Guide

4. Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam Trail

Study for the Platform App Builder Exam

5. Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam Trailmix

Prepare for Your Salesforce Platform App Builder Credential

6. Superbadges

7. Important Topics for Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam

7.1 Salesforce Fundamentals: 23% (14 Questions)

  • Declarative customization Vs Programmatic customization
  • Quick Actions
  • Case Management Tools
  • Queues
  • Assignment Rules
  • Escalation Rules
  • Auto-Response Rules
  • Build Custom Solution Vs Install from AppExchange
  • How to install AppExchange App
  • Identify common scenarios for extending an org using the AppExchange.
  • Apply features and capabilities available to restrict and extend object, record, and field access.
  • Org-Wide Defaults
  • Field Level Security
  • Role Hierarchy
  • Sharing Rules
  • Given a set of business requirements, determine the appropriate sharing solution.
  • Report Types
  • Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Salesforce Mobil App Customization
  • Global Quick Actions
  • Object-Specific Quick Actions
  • Describe the customizations and use cases for Chatter
  • Chatter Groups
  • Feed tracking
  • Record Approval using Chatter
  • Chatter Rollout Strategy

7.2 Data Modeling and Management: 22% (13 Questions)

  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate data model.
  • Standard Objects vs Custom Objects
  • Data Types
  • Picklist
    • Single Select
    • Multi Select
    • Dependent
    • Global
  • Relationships
    • One to One
    • One to Many
    • Many to Many
  • Change field data type
  • Schema builder.
  • Data Loader
  • Data Import Wizard
  • Duplicate Management

7.3 Business Logic and Process Automation: 28% (17 Questions)

  • Formula Fields
  • Validation Rules
  • Key Formula Functions
  • Salesforce Flow
  • Flow Distribution
  • Roll-up summary fields
  • Approval processes.
  • Process Automation Best Practices
  • Files
  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Events
  • Global Search

7.4 User Interface: 17% (10 Questions)

  • Lightning App Builder
  • List Views
  • Page Layouts
  • Compact Layouts
  • App Page
  • Home Page
  • Record Page
  • Dynamic Page
  • Dynamic Actions
  • Custom Buttons
  • Links
  • Actions
  • Lightning Components in Lightning App Builder
  • Describe the programmatic customizations available for incorporating custom Lightning Components in an application.

7.5 App Deployment: 10% (6 Questions)

  • Sandbox Types
  • Release Management
  • Change Set
  • Change Set Development Model
  • Org Development Model
  • Package Development Model
  • Unmanaged vs Managed packages
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate deployment plan

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