Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide & Tips

Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Introduction

The Salesforce Platform App Builder credential is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and deploying custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Lightning Platform. The candidate can create, manage, and update data models, application security, business logic, and process automation.


It covers the core Salesforce CRM platform, including data model, user interface, business logic, security for custom applications, customize applications for mobile use, report & dashbaords and deploy custom applications

Salesforce Platform App Builder Credential
  • Entry Level 
  • Recommended Experience: 6-12 months 
  • No Prerequisites 
  • $200 USD

About the Exam

  • Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions and 5 non-scored questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 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: None; course attendance highly recommended

Exam Outline / Topic Weighting

Self Study Guide & Tips

We recommend a combination of hands-on experience, training course completion, Trailhead trails, and self-study in the areas listed in the Exam Outline section of this guide.

The self-study materials recommended for this exam include:


User Interface: 17%

Trailhead Live Videos

Salesforce Help Articles / Trailhead

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Register for an Exam

Congratulations on taking the next step in becoming a Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder.

Read here to lean how to schedule a certification exam

Day Before you must watch below videos.


  • Download the Trailhead Exam Guide and use this as your master revision list
  • Schedule your exam around your daily routine and what time of day you are the most productive
  • Take the practice exam before your exam to feel more comfortable
  • Please mark questions, if you are not confident, review later.
  • Look for terminology to gear you in the right direction when answering questions
  • Start at topics that have the heaviest weight % and then work down
  • If you are taking onsite exam, Leave home early

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