Say Goodbye to DEV401

Salesforce quietly updated their page for the DEV401 certification to announce that after September 14th, they will no longer be offering the DEV401 test. Instead they will be replacing the DEV401 and DEV501 with the Platform Developer I and Platform Developer II certifications. Interestingly the Platform Developer I does have basic coding as part of the test including SOQL queries. DEV401 was always unique for a developer test in that it required no actual coding. Perhaps this move is in line with encouraging developers to have a stronger set of programming skills and to differentiate administrators from developers.


In either case, if you want to be DEV401 certified, better jump on it!

Chris Fellows
posted on 12/14/2017