Salesforce.com certification exams has multiple-choice and multiple-select questions that cover a broad range of topics. They may be more than one correct answer to a question. In case there are multiple correct answers, the exam mentions the number of correct answers.
The Salesforce.com certification exam is online where in the questions may be:
- Direct questions
- True or False Questions
- Statement based questions
- Questions based on a case
Each exam has roughly 60 questions, and you’ll be given 90 minutes to complete the exam – which is about 1.5 minutes per question.
The passing scores vary according to exam and are (updated on 20, Sep 2011)
- Developer Exam: 68% (60 Questions, 90 Minutes)
- Administrator Exam: 60% (60 Questions, 90 Minutes)
- Implementation Expert: 72% (60 Questions, 105 Minutes)
The exams tests for understanding of the most important Salesforce features rather than information that must be memorized.The exams include very few questions about limits, numbers, or items that can be easily memorized.
The Salesforce.com certification exam is challenging enough but is not as hard as a entrance exam like the GMAT or SAT. You can rely on preparation for most of the questions but for few questions you will have to connect the missing pieces to find out the answer.
I’m pretty certain the pass rate is 72%, not 67%. well, it was when I passed last week.
Passing score is actually 60% for the admin exam according to the latest admin exam guide.
The passing score for developer exam is however 68%