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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


Understanding the capabilities of the Lightning Platform is an important objective for all app builders, and you are now equipped with knowledge of the core Salesforce CRM objects and the capabilities that exist for these core features and associated process automation.

Knowing where the capabilities and boundaries lie for the declarative building of solutions when compared with programmatic development is vital, and you have gained this knowledge to help you choose, design, and build your next solution.

In addition, we discovered how additional functionality or data is available from the AppExchange marketplace and you now know how to exploit the various options that are available for adding value to your Salesforce instance.

Finally, we posed questions to help clarify the key concepts and features that are required when tackling the Salesforce Fundamentals section of the App Builder Certification exam.

In the next chapter, Chapter 2, Designing and Building a Data Model, we will look at how to design and build a data model in the Salesforce CRM and learn about Schema Builder. We will discuss how field relationships are used and how their use affects record access. We will also look at field types and understand the impacts of changing field types.