In this chapter, we will review the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform and test our knowledge of the Salesforce Fundamentals skillset, which is one of the primary objectives of the Salesforce App Builder Certification exam.
We will look at what makes up the Salesforce Lightning Platform and look at the concepts of the cloud, SaaS, multitenancy, and metadata-driven development.
There may be some sections in this chapter that you wish to skip if you have experience with Salesforce. However, it is hoped that these fundamental concepts will provide both a useful summary for experienced Salesforce app builders as well as key information for those that are new to Salesforce.
You will understand the capabilities of the standard Salesforce objects and the core Salesforce CRM schema and discover where the capabilities and boundaries lie when building apps with declarative and programmatic methods.
You will also learn about Salesforce AppExchange, which provides additional functionality that extends the core functionality.
Finally, you will be presented with a number of questions that test your knowledge of the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform that are covered in this chapter.
In this chapter, we will cover the following:
- Exam objectives: Salesforce Fundamentals
- What is the Salesforce Lightning Platform?
- Standard Salesforce CRM objects
- Customization options within the Lightning Platform
- Salesforce AppExchange
- Questions to test your knowledge