What to study to pass the certification exam?
There is a LOT of good resources to study in order to get the Developer Certification (aka DEV-401). Well, I my opinion if you have a good previous experience working on the platform, let’s say more than 6 months, you don’t need to study too much to pass the exam.
- Study Guide: It is quite important to understand the topics than will be part of the exam. (30m)
- Force Platform Fundamentals: This is the main resource. The exam is based mostly in questions formed with samples from this book. This book explains the main features of Force.com Platform guiding over an use case called “Universal Recruitment”. Here I’ll review every non-coding developer feature like: Custom Objects, Relations, Fields, Page layouts, Security, Roles, Profiles, Applications, Views, etc, etc. If those concepts are not new for you, you will complete it in less than 8h.
Summary: There is plenty of good summaries but this is awesome. Simple, short and extend enough. This excellent post will give you a clear idea of the main limits and amounts that is good to remember. Besides the precise components definitions.(2h)
- Dumps: Last but not least, I think that is a good idea to get familiar with the exam methodology. Dumps for that are the faster way. This post has a good amount of question samples (they are real, old but real questions). However, take those questions as a practise over the methodology and not over the content of them because many of the answers are wrong. (1.5h)