Salesforce Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer Practice Exam
Salesforce Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
About Salesforce Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
As a Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer, you will experience analyzing the environment and requirements to design an appropriate governance framework. Also, you will learn to manage the development and deployment lifecycle on the Lightning Platform. As a Deployment designer, you will learn to design and implement complex development and deployment strategies, as well as communicating the proposed solution and design trade-offs to business and technical stakeholders alike.
Who should take the exam?
The Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer exam has been designed for candidates with the requisite skills and experience to manage Lightning Platform development and deployment activities. Also, the candidate should be able to effectively communicate technical solutions to business and technical stakeholders.
Some of the key skills and requirements to take Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer exam include -
- B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree
- 2 to 3 years of Salesforce Platform experience
- 1 to 2 years working on Salesforce DevOps topics
- 1 to 2 years experience working with governance committees
- 1 to 2 years experience with application lifecycle management
- Knowledge of project delivery methodologies - Agile/Waterfall/Hybrid
Typical job roles
- Technical Lead
- Delivery Lead
- Release Manager
- Environment Manager
- Ops Manager
- Test Managers
- Technical Architect
As a Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer candidate learn, experience, skills, knowledge, and ability to -
- Communicate development methodologies and trade-offs.
- Provide alternatives to development methodologies.
- Ensure Governance through change management and release management.
- Ensure Governance in environment management.
- Develop and execute effective deployment strategies.
- Use technical tools to execute deployment strategies and environmental approaches.
- Describe the capabilities and characteristics of metadata API.
- Describe the capabilities and constraints of the tools available for accessing the Metadata API (Ant Migration Tool, Force.com IDE, and Change Sets).
- Describe source control and continuous integration, how they are used, and when they should be recommended.
- Utilize testing methodologies.
- Describe strategies to restore and back up.
- Understand deployment KPIs.
- Follow Salesforce release schedules and know how they may impact deployments and projects.
- Total Questions: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
- Exam Duration: 105 minutes
- Passing score: 68%
- Exam fee: USD 400, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
- Retake fee: USD 200, 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
The Salesforce Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer exam covers the following topics -
Application Lifecycle Management: 8%
- Given the project risk and customer requirements, explain how to assess the benefits and risks of the different development methodologies and recommend the appropriate governance strategies based on the customer maturity.
- Given a complex customer scenario, assess Application Lifecycle Management maturity and identify the people, technology, and processes required.
- Understand customer environment risks and articulate appropriate mitigation strategies.
- Given a customer scenario, analyze and recommend the appropriate governance framework.
- Given a customer scenario involving a new Salesforce release (Summer, Winter, Spring), recommend the appropriate strategy to mitigate risks.
System Design: 15%
- Explain the advantages of using agile tools to support an agile development process.
- Given a customer landscape and their requirements, evaluate business, technical and architectural considerations which support the defined org strategy.
- Given a customer scenario, define an environment (sandbox) strategy that utilizes the correct sandbox types. (e.g. multiple project streams, training requirements, staging, production, and hotfixes)
- Given a scenario, compare, contrast and recommend the components and tools of a successful deployment strategy.
- Given a customer scenario, explain how source control branching/versioning/merging can be used and recommend appropriate strategies.
- Describe the appropriate approaches to building test data strategy and unit test to ensure successful code (positive, negative, permission-based, large data volume).
- Given a customer scenario, describe the appropriate development model (org-based vs package-based) and development environment (scratch org vs sandboxes).
- Describe the methods to ensure the delivery of quality code, such as coding standards, pull requests, code review, and static code analysis
- Given a scenario, describe the capabilities, limitations and considerations when using the Metadata and Tooling APIs for deployment.
- Given a scenario, describe approaches to handle pre and post deployment steps, including items not supported via the APIs.
- Given a scenario, describe approaches to manage and deploy technical reference data.
- Given a customer scenario, describe and recommend an appropriate testing methodology.
- Given a customer testing strategy, describe the appropriate test execution methodology and coverage requirements.
- Given a customer scenario, describe and recommend a unified test data strategy that utilizes representative data in a secure manner throughout the development lifecycle
- Given a scenario, analyze and explain the use cases and considerations when using managed, unmanaged and unlocked packages.
- Apply map sandbox strategy to a specific Release Plan taking into consideration multiple project streams, training requirements, staging and hotfixes.
- Given a customer scenario, describe and recommend an appropriate release management strategy.
- Given a detailed customer environment scenario including a specific request, explain the implications for incorporating the request directly in a production environment.
- Given a customer scenario where changes are made directly in production, explain the implications on the development lifecycle and steps to integrate changes into Application Lifecycle Management.
- Given a multi-org customer scenario, compare and contrast approaches for managing common release artifacts
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