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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By : Paul Goodey
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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By: Paul Goodey

Overview of this book

Do you want to be able to confidently design and build apps that support business processes within the Lightning Platform? Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide not only helps you to do this, but also prepares you for the certification exam. The book starts by describing the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform. You'll learn techniques for data modeling to design, build, and deploy apps without writing code and achieve rapid results with the declarative capabilities that the Lightning Platform provides. Next, you'll explore utilities for importing and exporting data and the features available in the Lightning Platform to restrict and extend access to objects, fields, and records. You'll also be able to customize the Salesforce Lightning Experience user interface (UI) and build functionality for custom buttons, links, and actions. Later, this certification study guide will take you through reporting and the social and mobile features of the Lightning Platform. Finally, you’ll get to grips with Salesforce build environments and deployment options. By the end of this Salesforce book, you'll not only have learned how to build data models, enforce data security, and implement business logic and process automation, but also have gained the confidence to pass the Platform App Builder exam and achieve Salesforce certification.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to the Lightning Platform Core
Section 2: Behind the Scenes
Section 3: A Step Closer to the Exam

Chapter 1: Core Capabilities of the Lightning Platform

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