Difference between the new Salesforce Platform Developer 1 certificate and the old Developer certification DEV-401

  • I'm a little bit confused about the new Salesforce Platform Developer I certificate. Is it a replacement of the old developer certificate (DEV-401)? If so, does DEV-401 certified developers need to pass the new one to be recognized as Salesforce developers?

    The same applies to the new Platform Developer II. Does it replace DEV-501?

    Thanks!

  • Amit Malik

    Amit Malik Correct answer

    6 years ago

    You may like to watch following video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3&v=wM5Th-ComR4

    AppBuilder Transition Certification focus on declarative skills. It do not focus on Visualforce at all now. It do focus on Lightning Introduction, Salesforce1 understanding, Sandbox and Packages.

    Platform Developer 1 focus on coding skills. It also focus on Introduction to Lightning.

    There is no prerequisite for Platform Developer 1 certification now unlike DEV 501 for which we had to be certified developer was prerequisite.

    Platform Developer 2 focus on advanced coding skills and also has assignment.It also focus on Integration skills(SOAP API, REST API, Analytics API) now which were not tested earlier in Advanced Developer certification.

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