Study Groups

Platform APP Builder

Platform Developer 1

October 26 Study Group Session

Unfortunately our instructor for tonights session is unwell and we will need to cancel the session. 

Please join us for the next scheduled session on October 28, 2021.




Administrator Sessions

Coming soon.

Study Group Instructors

Charly Prinsloo

Senior Salesforce Solution & Technical Architect

Administrator Study Group Instructor

Charly Prinsloo is a 3x Salesforce MVP with a passion for all things Salesforce. She’s an expert in using the platform to architect and implement intuitive solutions for businesses in every industry, but her expertise doesn’t stop there. Charly also specializes in leveraging Salesforce to help others and make a positive impact in the community.
As a global co-leader for Ladies Be Architects, Charly supports women around the world on their journey to become Certified Technical Architects, the pinnacle Salesforce certification for top architects on the platform. She’s also a coach at Radical Apex Developer (RAD) Women, where she helps women learn to code on the Salesforce platform and advance their developer careers.
To top it all off, Charly holds 17 Salesforce certifications and is a Lightning Champion. Currently, she’s a Practice Lead & Technical Architect at CGI.

Marciana Davis

8x Certified Application Architect

App Builder Study Group Instructor

Marciana is an 8x Certified Application Architect working as an independent consultant with experience in Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Experience Cloud, and NPSP. She is a lover of learning and logic. Marciana was determined to build her developer skills, so she learned to code with Trailhead and RAD Women Code, and worked on key projects throughout her career. Currently, Marciana is doing what she loves the most – sharing her knowledge!

Lydia Sharpin

8x Certified Salesforce professional

App Builder Study Group Instructor

Lydia is an 8x certified Salesforce professional, having decades of IT experience in CRM, vocational IT training, programming and database management prior to joining the Salesforce ecosystem. She is highly experienced in both the for profit and nonprofit Salesforce space with international experience, is a regular panellist on the Salesforce ANZ Ask a Non-Profit Expert forum, mentors Salesforce trainees, volunteers for several community groups and administers a women’s support group on Facebook with over 450K members.

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  1. Muna Jamous

    Hi FOF,
    I am preparing for PD1 certification. Since SF is retiring Workflows and Process builder, my understanding is that SF certification exam no longer include questions related WF and PB, however, there are still some questions related to PB and WF in FOF practices. Is expected to still have questions in the PD1 exam about the retired functionalities? Please advise

    1. Ian Focus Team

      Hi Muna, thanks for the inquiry. The Platform Developer I exam guide still mentions processes and automation features. And although the creation of new workflow rules will no longer be allowed in Winter ’23, for example, you will be allowed to update existing workflow rules. So, there will still be some level of customization support at least for the next release, and knowledge of the feature would still be useful. More importantly, as long as they’re still mentioned, or are still relevant in the exam guide, we will continue maintaining related questions in the practice exams.

  2. Frederick

    I have just passed my SCA examination on first attempt. Thank you so much FOF for this resourceful platform. I am going for the App Builder Certification right away.

    1. FOF Moderator Focus Team

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

  3. Male Usher

    I am planning to register for Sharing and Visibility Architect in few weeks. However, when I login to Kryterion Web Assessor, and try to register for this exam, it does not say the release cycle of the exam. Previously, the release cycle (e.g. SU21, WI22 etc.) would be on the title of the exam when I registered for them, which is not there anymore. I have searched all over the internet, including Salesforce’s websites (trailhead, help, blogs etc.), I can’t seem to find this an answer to this simple question: Which release cycle is a given Salesforce certification exam is right now? Please help me get an answer to this question.

  4. Satish Sadagopan

    Please Say Hello & Good Luck to Charly Tonight For The First Exam Readiness Group Sessions! I am Sure It Will Be A Good Turn Out Just as It Was For the Study Group Sessions Last Fall!
    Wish Her The Best!

    1. FOF Moderator Focus Team

      Hi James! We aim to hold Study Group Sessions for Admin and/or PD1 and we’re eyeing some time this Q1. We are just finalizing the schedule of the Salesforce Expert who will be holding the sessions. Stay tuned for updates in the near future and thank you for your interest on this.

  5. julius anuari

    @Starkey, thank you for your response. How about the study sessions/groups are they tailored to begginners or people with prior knowledge of say writing code etc for PD1?
    I just need to know what to expect.
    Are you planing to have any Boot camps or Live training sessions at any stage?

    1. FOF Moderator Focus Team

      We aim to hold Study Group Sessions for Admin and/or PD1 and we’re eyeing some time this Q1. We are just finalizing the schedule of the Salesforce Expert who will be holding the sessions. Stay tuned for updates in the near future and thank you for your interest on this.

      For what to expect with PD1 certification, you may visit this page: