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1 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Exam Prep Group Study Group basic outline, subject to change
2 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Moyez Thanawalla, Partner: US Logix, @moyezthanawalla(google.voice)SMU 1984, EE, CS. (go ponies)We develop: Connectors and Interfaces to SFDC
3 Force.com DEV 401 and 501Force.com development is broken down into two major components:Declarative ProgrammingPoint ‘n ClickController (Objective) ProgrammingApex Controller Programming
4 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Declarative Programming DEV 401 Exam. Controller (Objective) ProgrammingDEV 501 Exam.
5 DEV 401 Requirements: Force.com DEV 401 and 501 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 platformDesign the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom applicationsDesign reports, dashboards, and portalsAbout the Exam60 multiple-choice questions90 minutes allotted to complete the exam68% is the passing scoreRegistration fee is USD 200No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the examNo prerequisites; recommend taking Building Applications with Force.com and Visualforce (DEV401)For a full exam outline, click here for the Study Guide
6 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Dev 401 study method: Books: developer/docs/fundamentals/salesforce_creating_on_demand_apps.pdfAlso on hulu.com
7 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 DEV 501 Requirements: The Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer credential encompasses the programmatic capabilities of the Force.com platform, including Force.com code and Force.com pages. To earn this credential, a candidate must successfully complete three activities:1. The Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer exam: A multiple-choice/multiple-select proctored exam. This portion of the credential program must be passed successfully to move on to the next portion: the programming assignment.2. The Advanced Developer programming assignment: At scheduled times throughout the year, certification candidates who have passed the Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer exam will be given the opportunity to complete the second portion of the credential program: the programming assignment. A set of requirements and development parameters will be sent to the candidate, and the candidate will have a fixed amount of time to complete and submit the assignment. The candidate will be given the evaluation criteria and detailed instructions on how to complete and submit the final working application. The programming assignment is completed at the candidate’s own pace and doesn’t require working at a proctored site. However, there will be a deadline for assignment completion.3. The Advanced Developer essay exam: Upon submission of the programming assignment, the candidate will be required to complete a short-answer proctored exam that covers the specifics of the programming assignment. The candidate will need to go to a testing center and complete the essay exam. The essay exam, in combination with the programming assignment, will be evaluated and scored as the final portion of the Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer certification program.
8 Multiple-choice Exam: Programming Assignment Force.com DEV 401 and 501DEV 501 Exam:The Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer credential has three steps: (1) multiple-choice exam, (2) programming assignment, and (3) essay exam. To earn the Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer credential, you must successfully complete all three components in this order. Completion of each component is required to move on to the next step.Multiple-choice Exam:69 multiple-choice questions120 minutes allotted to complete the exam73% is the passing scoreRegistration fee is USD 400No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the examCurrent status as a Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer is a prerequisiteRecommend taking Apex and Visualforce Controllers (DEV501)For a full exam outline, click here for the Study GuideProgramming AssignmentDevelopment of the programmatic components of an application using Apex and Visualforce against a set of business requirements in a pre-configured Salesforce organization1 month allotted to complete the programming assignment on your own time; Plan for a minimum of 20 hours within the allotted window to complete the assignmentSubmission of the programming assignment for evaluation by a team of expertsSuccessful completion of the Certified Force.com Advanced Developer exam is a prerequisiteEssay Exam:3–5 short-answer essay questions related to the programming assignment you submit60 minutes allotted to complete the exam in a proctored environment
9 Dev 501 study method: Books: Force.com DEV 401 and 501Dev 501 study method:Books:
10 Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Class Format : Chapters 1 & 2 in Fundamentals/Apex for January (2 chapters in Feb…)Read, understand and exercises prior to meeting.One person does presentation on Saturday.Discussion, and sample test questions.401 meets at 11:00 AM, Apex at 12:30
11 Force.com DEV 401 and 501For January:Sign up for a free DE account atDownload/buy study materialRead and do exercises for Chapters 1&2One person does presentation on Saturday. (Anyone, anyone, Buhler?)Q&A
12 Q?A Force.com DEV 401 and 501 Moyez Thanawalla, Partner: US Logix, @moyezthanawalla(google.voice)SMU 1984, EE, CS. (go ponies)We develop: Connectors and Interfaces to SFDC