The Platform Developer II certification focuses on the ability to design, develop, test, and deploy programmatic solutions which can be maintained and re-used and follow design patterns and object-oriented program for best practices. On June 28, 2017, the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II (PDII) certification became effective which consists of two parts: a proctored multiple-choice exam and four Trailhead Superbadges which replace the Programming Assignment.


  • Is competent developing Apex code that will scale to large data sets; has a good understanding of platform behaviors, limits, and performance considerations.
  • Understands and applies best practices for general web and Salesforce-specific security concerns.
  • Can build custom user interfaces to display and interact with Salesforce data using the Lightning Component Framework, advanced Visualforce, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Understands and uses asynchronous programming – queueable, batchable, schedulable, @future, etc
  • Is competent tuning Visualforce pages and understands the performance implications of the controller design.
  • Understands and uses Apex SOAP and REST web services and how to call out from Apex using SOAP and REST.


  • Number of Questions: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 120 minutes
  • Passing score: 63%
  • Registration fee: USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Retake fee: USD 100, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Delivery options: Proctored exam delivered onsite at a testing center or in an online

proctored environment. Click here for information on scheduling an exam.

  • References: No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam.
  • Prerequisite: Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I credential


  • Logic and Process Automation- 33%
  • User Interface- 20%
  • Testing- 12%
  • Integration- 11%
  • Data Modeling and Management- 7%
  • Performance- 7%
  • Salesforce Fundamentals- 5%
  • Debug and Deployment Tools- 5%