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Platform Developer 1 Study Guide

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Platform Developer 1 - Certification Goal


June 2022 Exam Outline Update:

Salesforce has updated the official exam guide on June 17, 2022. There were small to medium type of updates, the main highlight was decreasing the sections from 5 to 4, and rebalancing the weighted percentages.

Salesforce Fundamentals and Data Modeling and Management were combined into 1 section which resulted with a lesser number of Objectives. There were a couple of Objectives from Process Automation and Logic and User Interface that were retired. 

There was no new content introduced, most of the changes will involve migrating of content from one section to another. Our team has started analyzing these changes and we will be gradually updating our materials. 


Our team has implemented all the changes as of 06/24/2022.


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Developer Fundamentals

Process Automation and Logic: Declarative Features

Process Automation and Logic: Basic Apex

Process Automation and Logic: Advanced Topics

User Interface

Testing, Debugging and Deployment: Testing

Testing, Debugging and Deployment: Debugging and Deployment


    1. Ian Focus Team

      Hi Tudor, thanks for the inquiry. Yes, the exam outline mentions Lightning components and contains reference links to both Aura and Lightning web components.

  1. Ryan Armstrong

    Just curious if the current Dev 1 cert exam still has questions where Process Builder and/or Workflow Rules are the preferred approach given that both of them are slated to be retired soon. Love the material… I’ve passed every cert exam I’ve ever taken on the first try with the help of FoF study guides and mock exams… Thanks!!!

    1. Ian Focus Team

      Hi Ryan, thanks for the inquiry. Processes, for example, are still mentioned in the exam guide. So, we’ll continue maintaining content related to these automation tools as long as they’re part of the exam objectives. We’re grateful that you find our materials helpful in your Salesforce journey. Cheers!

    1. Rielle G. Focus Team

      Hello Arvind, the whole team is happy to know that you find our materials helpful! We wish you all the best on your certification goals! Cheers!

  2. Sylwester Kremiec

    I’m just starting – this is my second attempt to complete the course. I guess it will be tough as I don’t have experience with OOP but I’m going to give my best:
    1. Complete the study guide
    2. Complete trailmix on Trailhead
    3. Complete the mock exams
    4. Read about about Java to have better understanding of OOB conecpts.
    5. Complete the Java ecourse to have better understanding of OOB conecpts.
    6. Watch some tutorials on Youtube
    7. Read some books about Salesforce and apex from Amazon
    I give myself 100 days to get preparred for the exam.

    1. FOF Moderator Focus Team

      Hi Ashley! We are glad to know that you have passed the PD1 Certification. Congratulations on this milestone. It is our honor to be able to prepare you well for the exam you had. Great job! On to the next goals that you have set!

  3. Hetile Mabunda

    Just so excited to start this course, I’m on my 4th attempt at Dev 1 and I hope this will really help me study more in-depth. Looking forward to posting my success story soon

    1. FOF Moderator Focus Team

      Hello Hetile! We will continue to do what we do best — keeping the materials as relevant and up-to-date to be able to help more users like you. Excited to read about your success story real soon. We wish you the best!