Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tips for passing Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer

Today (24th July'2017) I have successfully passed after around 100 hours of studying which have taken around 4 weeks though I didn't get a chance to prepare everyday.

So, before preparing the exam, I have registered the exam and then started preparing exam.

Exam Outline

Content: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions*

  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 120 minutes
  • Passing Score: 68%
  • Registration fee: USD 400; Retake fee: USD 200
  • Delivery options: Proctored exam delivered onsite at a testing center or in an online proctored environment. Click here for information in scheduling an exam.
  • References: No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam.
  • Prerequisite: None

I have faced 65 questions, some of the them are very descriptive and I was running out of time. Even if few questions I have marked for review to revisit, but didn't get time of review. But finally I am happy to see me passed.

Preparing myself

Before I started my preparation, I have prepared a document and noted down all the points mentioned by these guys which helped me focusing on certain areas.

And if anyone follows those blogs and prepare the way they have mentioned then anybody can pass this exam and I am really thankful to those guys.

I have also prepared an excel on Group Membership operation and sharing recalculation for my understanding and revision.

The worksheet can be downloaded from here : Notes on Designing Record Access

Topics I have received on Exam

  • Difference between profile and permission set
  • Use of System.runAs()
  • Login Hours and Login IP changes
  • How to restrict or grant access to the records by using Role Hierarchy, Public Groups, Team, Territory, Partners.
  • Default sharing model for Internal and External users
  • Given a code snippet to identify the security threat
  • When to use territory management
  • Encryption in rest and transit
  • Use of Protected Custom metadata types, Protected Custom settings, Crypto class
  • Locking related issues and how to overcome that.
  • Use of Salesforce Shield
  • Apex managed sharing and reason and when to use what.
  • Sharing Set
  • Manual sharing and what happens if ownership is changed.
  • Use of FLS, Recordtype, page layout, permission set and custom permissions
  • How reports and dashboards and files can be shared.
  • Listview

Read thoroughly following study materials: 

If you have a firm understanding then you can surely pass the exam.

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Note: I have not used any dumps and didn't prepare those, so please don't ask me for dumps.


  1. Congratulations and thanks for the information

  2. Congrats-notes are very useful and your true inspiration for me.

  3. Hey Shantanu, appreciate your time drafting the guide. I am planning from today with this.

  4. Hi Can you please share th excel sheet you attached as image above and printable for flow chart?

  5. WOW Great summary, thank you for that!


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