Thank you everyone for your kind wishes!
The general consensus is spot on with this test – it will be difficult to pass without hands-on experience developing a wide variety of apps on Force.com for at least 6 – 12 months!
It’s not easy to study for this exam because it covers such a wide variety of topics, each in precise detail. For example, you’ll need to know the exact syntax for a lot of rarely-used Apex and Visualforce components!
Also note that you need to get almost 75% of questions correct, whereas most certifications required only 65%.
So what does this mean for you?
Code early, fail fast… DIVE IN!! You’ll be ready for the Advanced Developer exam before you know it! Plus, this certification only looks good on your resume if very few people have it (99% of resumes don’t)!
Stay tuned guys and gals, I’ll have an entire chapter dedicated to guiding you guys on how to get 5+ certifications!