Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I Details

Certification Industry: CRM

Certificate Name: Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I

Certificate Issuing Authority: Salesforce

Certification Price: 200 USD

Certificate Validity: 1 Year

Salesforce Platform Developer I is aimed at polishing the core concepts and skills of the individuals developing custom applications on the Salesforce platform. This certification ensures that the individual is well-versed with the Lightning platform. This training utilizes the Apex programming code and Visualforce to develop custom business interfaces. Salesforce Platform Developer I certification is intended for individuals who can practically implement the concepts of Apex, Java, Javascript, C#, and Ruby along with MVC architecture and Component-Based Architecture. The individual must be absolutely familiar with the basics of the Lightning platform and should know when to use declarative and programmatic methods.

Average Salary Range of Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I:

USA : $141, 201 (Source)

India : 7, 87,399 INR (Source)


  1. Global RecognitionAll the companies worldwide are using Salesforce which makes it quite popular and competitive at the same time. Due to the same reason, Salesforce Developers are in high demand. A Salesforce Platform Developer I individual is bound to have more career opportunities and hence, global recognition.
  2. Adequate Experience A Salesforce Platform Developer I am supposed to have one to two years of experience and has at least 6 months of Lightning experience. It means that this individual is highly skilled in designing custom applications and is ready to take the next certification i.e. Salesforce Platform Developer II.

Examination Topics:

  1. Salesforce Fundamentals (7%)
  2. Process Automation and Logic (38%)
  3. User Interface (25%)
  4. Testing, Debugging and Deployment (17%)
  5. Data Modeling and Management (13%)

Refer to the Link-1 and Link-2 for getting started with the preparation process of Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I.

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I Exam Details:

Number of questions: 60 Multiple-Choice and 5 pretests (unscored)

Passing score: 65%

Exam Time: 110 minutes

Exam Format: For scheduling the exam, click here to choose between two options:

  1. Onsite Proctored: The exam is conducted in association with Kryterion. Registration for the exam must be done 24-72 hours in advance. To locate the test center, click here.
  2. Online Proctored: For an online proctored exam, click here.

A certified developer is required to complete the Platform Developer I certification maintenance modules on Trailhead once per year to renew the certification.

Time Taken To Prepare For The Exam: Salesforce Platform Developer I certification takes about 4-6 months for a thorough preparation using the official study guide and Trailhead. It requires long hours of study during the weekends for professionals. 

For more details, log on to the official SFDC website.

Check out Salesforce Certified Admin / Administrator Practice Test & Exam Voucher on our Marketplace.

  • ...Read More      

    Bhawik Tanna

  • ...Read More      

    venkat k

  • ...Read More