Salesforce.com (SFDC) offers following certification exams in four tracks
- Salesforce.com Certified Administrator
- Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Administrator
- Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer
- Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer
- Salesforce.com Certified Service Cloud Consultant
- Salesforce.com Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
- Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect
Force.com Developer exam is a prerequisite for the Force.com Advanced Developer exam. Administrator certification is a prerequisite the Advanced Administrator certifications.
So essentially there are four certification tracks.
- Developers: For Developers there ar two exams: the Force.com developer and advanced developer certification.
- Administrators: For Administrators there are two exams: Administrator, and Advanced Administrator.
- Consultants: For Business Consultants there are two exams: Service Cloud Consultant and Sales Cloud Consultant
- Architects: For architects there is one exam. However the prerequisite is Certified Force.com Developer.