All about Salesforce Release Exams and Maintenance

Salesforce releases new feature three times a year –
spring (Apr – July)
summer (Aug – Nov)
winter (Dec – Mar)

So, if you are a certified salesforce professional then you have to take the maintaince exam either three times a year or one time based on the certification you held. If you do not pass the maintaince exam by deadline, then your certification may expired or suspended.

Release Exam Duration – 30 Mins
Release Exam Mode – Online – non proctored, means you can take the exam from your PC.

1) You need to pass Salesforce Certified Administrator Release Exam (thrice in a year) to maintain below certification-

Salesforce Certified Administrator
Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant
Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant
Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant

2) You need to pass Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I Release Exam (thrice in a year) to maintain below certification-

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II

3) You need to pass Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder Release Exam (thrice in a year) to maintain below certification-

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

4) You need to pass Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist Release Exam (thrice in a year) to maintain below certification-

Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist

5) You need to pass Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist Release Exam (once in a year) to maintain below certification-

Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist
Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant

 

6) You need to pass respective release exam for each exam (once in a year.)

Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Social Specialist

Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist

Salesforce Certified Commerce Cloud Digital Developer
Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer
Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer
Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer
Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer
Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant

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Gopal Das

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He is a technology evangelist, Salesforce trainer, blogger, and working as a Salesforce Technical Lead. After working in Java based project implementation, he jumped to the Salesforce system on a whim and never looked back. He fell in love with Salesforce’s flexibility, scalability, and power. He expanded his knowledge of the platform and became a Certified App Builder, Administrator, Platform Developer I, SalesCloud Consultant while leading the Salesforce implementation and technology needs. He has worked in a wide variety of applications/services like desktop, web and mobile applications.
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1 Comment

  1. Hi Gopaldas,

    I am planning to give Salesforce Marketing cloud email specialist and Cloud consultant exam..if you have any questions related to this..please reply to this…

    Spring 17..

    Thanks,
    Anil

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