The Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist certification is intended for candidates who have experience in using Salesforce CPQ. This designation testifies that you are able to design, build, and apply quoting flows with Salesforce CPQ. Candidates for this certificate should have at least 1 year of experience working in a CPQ Specialist role. Having obtained this accreditation means that certified professionals are capable of dealing with Salesforce CPQ platform, CPQ terminology, and can resolve the main platform issues. The exam one has to pass is the Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist exam.
This exam will include 60 questions of multiple choice and/or multiple select types, and 5 more questions that are unscored. You will be given 105 minutes within which you are to complete exam questions. Scoring 65% of the correct answers indicates your success in the evaluation. As for the price, the test will cost you $200 plus taxes, while retaking fee is $100 plus taxes. The exam is proctored and can be taken in an online proctored environment or delivered onsite at a testing center.
Regarding the exam content, it falls into eight sections, each of which verifies your specific skills. The topic that covers the CPQ Platform checks your skills in dealing with price rules, such as designing, configuring, and troubleshooting them. You should be proficient in working with quote line pricing fields, and quote calculation sequence, using custom and out-of-the-box permissions, field sets, and record types. In addition, you should be knowledgeable of CPQ data flow and CPQ object data model. Besides, you should be competent in setting up CPQ for localization and determining the CPQ settings. Speaking of such topics as bundle configurations and pricing, in these parts, you should be ready to demonstrate your skills in meeting business requirements by setting up bundle structure and product rules, defining the effective pricing strategy as well as expected pricing outcomes. The sections dedicated to quoting templates and product selection verify your skills in setting up a quote template and using search filters, filed sets, custom actions, accordingly. Next goes the topic devoted to contracts, orders, renewals, and amendments. Here, you should be able to generate contracts and orders through the understanding of the data, know how to generate amendment quotes and renewal as per requirements provided, and when to implement orders, subscriptions, contracts, and assets. The final topics refer to products and approvals. These imply your competence in setting up pricebooks, products, pricebook entries, and performing the impact of the product catalog on the CPQ data flow. Also, your ability to choose and set up native and advanced approvals to fulfill the requirements will be assessed.
Earning the Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist certification allows you to apply for such job roles as a technical architect, product manager, pricing manager, implementation consultant. According to the Glassdoor website, the average salary for a certified CPQ Specialist is about $86,164 per annum.