JavaScript Developer I Certification: Empowering JavaScript Developers to Build on Salesforce

Salesforce Credentials are designed to help you unlock the door to new career opportunities. Now, for the first time, we’re empowering JavaScript developers to showcase their ability to build on the Salesforce Platform.

Matheus Gonçalves
Jun 23 · 4 min read
Trailhead characters Astro, Earnie, and Hootie outdoors looking at the Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I logo.
Trailhead characters Astro, Earnie, and Hootie outdoors looking at the Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I logo.

Now is the time to become Salesforce-certified. With 48 resume-worthy Salesforce Credentials and counting — including 30 certifications and 18 superbadges — there are endless opportunities to showcase your experience with Salesforce and take your career to the next level.

More than ever, companies need Salesforce-skilled talent to help them drive their digital transformation. No matter your role, Salesforce Credentials allow you to prove that you’re the expert of your domain and showcase to current and future employers that you have the knowledge and skills to help them go digital fast.

Approximately 95% of all websites use JavaScript and there are more than 11 million JavaScript developers worldwide.

That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I certification. This new certification validates two core competencies:

  1. Standard JavaScript developer skills
  2. Hands-on development skills for those working with JavaScript-related technologies, like Lightning Web Components

Your path to JavaScript certification

Path to the certification: the LWC Superbadge and the JS exam combined lead to the JavaScript Developer I cert.
Path to the certification: the LWC Superbadge and the JS exam combined lead to the JavaScript Developer I cert.
  • JavaScript Developer I proctored multiple-choice exam Intended for Trailblazers with 1–2 years of experience in developing front-end and/or back-end JavaScript applications for the web stack. The ideal candidate should be able to use JavaScript-specific design patterns for programming and can combine JavaScript with CSS, HTML, and other markup languages.
  • Lightning Web Components Specialist superbadge Validates Trailblazers’ expertise in developing fully functional Lightning Web Components. The ideal candidate should be able to use JavaScript and Salesforce Lightning Design System to create base and custom Lightning Web Components, using Lightning Data Service to manipulate Salesforce data and creating Lightning Message Service channels to communicate across the Document Object Model (DOM).

Learn foundational skills before unlocking the superbadge

  1. Quick Start: Lightning Web ComponentsSet up your developer environment, tools, and editor, and create your first Lightning Web Component.
  2. Lightning Web Components and Salesforce DataDevelop Lightning Web Components that interact with data in your Salesforce org, including using Apex and server errors handling.
  3. Testing Lightning Web ComponentsSet up the Jest testing framework and start testing Lightning Web Components, including tests for Wire services, mocking base, and custom components.
  4. Coding for Web AccessibilityWrite code to build accessible user interfaces.

🌟 Pro tip: The Lightning Web Components Specialist Superbadge: Trailhead Challenge Help is designed to assist Trailblazers with FAQs about this superbadge, including links to helpful articles and explanations of different troubleshooting techniques.

Prepare for your certification with guided Trailhead resources

  1. Review the Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I exam guideThis guide includes recommended training, resources, and relevant Trailhead modules.
  2. Complete the Prepare for Your Salesforce JavaScript Developer I Credential trailmix and the Study for the JavaScript Developer I Exam trail — We’ve curated step-by-step learning paths to help you understand and apply the key concepts you’ll need to prove your skills and become a #CertifiedPro.
  3. Take the Certification Preparation for JavaScript Developer I (CRT-600) course — We’re excited to introduce this brand new course to supplement your self-studying on Trailhead and reinforce your knowledge of key features and concepts of the JavaScript programming language.
  4. Join the Trailblazer CommunityWhen getting certified, collaboration is key, and the Trailblazer Community is a great place to start. Engage for help on the trails, to join a user group in your area, to find a study partner/mentor, and to connect with other Trailblazers from around the globe with similar experiences and challenges.

Ready to earn your JavaScript certification?

And don’t forget to shout out your success on social using #CertifiedPro so we can follow your success!

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Matheus Gonçalves

Written by

Tech Credential Developer @Salesforce. 3x Ranger @Trailhead, Speaker at #Dreamforce and #TrailheaDX.

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

Matheus Gonçalves

Written by

Tech Credential Developer @Salesforce. 3x Ranger @Trailhead, Speaker at #Dreamforce and #TrailheaDX.

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

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