Practice Tests updated based on SPRING '21 Release
These exams are designed to give you an idea of what to expect in the actual certification test.
The Salesforce Platform Developer II program is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in advanced programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform and data modeling to develop complex business logic and interfaces. The candidate can design, develop, test, and deploy programmatic solutions that are maintainable, reusable, and follow design patterns and object-oriented programming best practices.
The Salesforce Platform Developer I credential is a prerequisite for the program.
Effective June 28, 2017, the Salesforce Platform Developer II (PDII) certification consists of two parts: a proctored multiple-choice exam and four Trailhead Superbadges which replace the Programming Assignment. Similar to the Programming Assignment, superbadges show that you can apply what you've learned to advanced, real-world business requirements covering features, concepts, and scenarios that are essential for a Platform Developer II to know, including Apex programming, data integration, and more.
The Salesforce Platform Developer II program is intended for an individual who has experience developing custom applications on the Lightning Platform, including practical application of the skills and concepts noted in the exam objectives below.
The Salesforce Platform Developer II generally has two to four years of experience as a developer, including at least one year of design, implementation, and deployment experience on the Lightning Platform.
The Salesforce Platform Developer II candidate has the experience, skills, and knowledge outlined below.
Understands the principles and best practices of Salesforce data modeling, interface design, code development, and testing, and can apply these principles in real-world development environments.
Is capable of defining appropriate solutions to meet specific business challenges/process requirements to extend/customize the platform by applying knowledge of declarative and programmatic features of the Lightning Platform.
Is competent in developing Apex code that will scale to large data sets and has a good understanding of platform behaviors, limits, and performance considerations.
Is competent in tuning Visualforce pages and understands performance implications of the controller design.
Understands and applies best practices for general web and Salesforce-specific security concerns.
Can design and implement complex sharing models using declarative and programmatic methods.
Can design and implement a test plan that ensures adequate quality (for example; code coverage, application behaviors, scalability, environment independence, security) across application components.
Can deploy custom applications, has a broad understanding of the Salesforce development lifecycle, understands deployment tools, and knows when to apply each tool.
Understands and can implement Apex SOAP and REST web services, and how to call out from Apex using SOAP and REST.
Understands and uses asynchronous programming (queueable, batchable, schedulable, @future, etc.).
Understands and applies appropriate techniques for error and exception handling in various programmatic contexts.
Implements best practices for trigger development and design patterns, other business logic development, and re-use.
Knows how to surface Lightning Web Components and Aura Components on a Lightning page, Visualforce page, and with Quick Actions.
Understands implications when handling larger volumes of data (approximately 300,000 to 480,000 records).
Has knowledge of Jest testing for Lightning web components.
The Salesforce Platform Developer II exam measures a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to the following objectives. A candidate should have hands-on experience developing custom applications on the Lightning Platform and have demonstrated the application of each of the features/functions below.
Salesforce Fundamentals: 5%
Data Modeling and Management: 6%
Logic and Process Automation: 20%
User Interface: 19%
Debug and Deployment Tools: 5%
Please use these exams to supplement your Salesforce Certification Study! Always check out relevant trail on Trailhead to increase your chances to ace the certification test.