Salesforce Platform Developer 2 Study Guide

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Platform Developer 2 - Certification Goal


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Salesforce Fundamentals

Data Modeling and Management

Process Automation and Logic I

Process Automation and Logic II

Process Automation and Logic III

User Interface I

User Interface II




Debug and Deployment Tools


  1. Aruna

    IN processes automation and log question 1
    according to your explanation duplicate rules will not run after the workflow rule.

    according to salesforce duplicate rules are executed again, if the wf rules field updates the fields the same fields with the same values.
    Please correct me if, I am wrong.

    1. Ian Focus Team

      Hi Basil, thanks for the inquiry. Duplicate rules are fired in step 6 of the order of execution, which is before workflow rules (step 11). In step 11.b, note that it states “… Custom validation rules, flows, duplicate rules, processes, and escalation rules are not run again.” It is specified in that step that those events will not be run again. Here is a link to the documentation:

  2. Thomas Schmidt

    In the “Review”-section of the PD2Study Guide “Integration” there is an outdated answer to a Question.
    “Which delarative option is available for comsuming platform event messages published by an external application. The Answer is Process builder, shouldnt it be “Flow, ProcessBuilder” ?

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hello Vasyl! We are glad to hear that you are now a certified Salesforce JS Developer II. Your preparation and diligence surely paid off. Congratulations and the whole FOF Team is happy for your new milestone!

  3. Claude Manahan

    I just recently passed my PD2 exam, and all I can say is that this study was tremendously helpful! The topics were spot on, though I had to do additional reading in the Developer Notes and do Trailhead modules, especially on LWC and Aura components.

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Thank you for the tips you gave the other users, Claude. We’re sure that they would find that helpful. Moreso, CONGRATULATIONS on passing the PD2 Certification. We are glad that we were of help to you as you went along your Salesforce journey! Cheers!

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hi Sumit! This news is just great. Congratulations on passing the PD2 Certification. We are glad to have been of help. Cheers!

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hello Soobin! We are glad to hear that you have passed the PD2 Certification, that is great! We are happy that the materials were helpful to you in reaching your certification goals. Cheers!