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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By : Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams
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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By: Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams

Overview of this book

Salesforce Lightning Platform, used to build enterprise apps, is being increasingly adopted by admins, business analysts, consultants, architects, and especially developers. With this Salesforce certification, you'll be able to enhance your development skills and become a valuable member of your organization. This certification guide is designed to be completely aligned with the official exam study guide for the latest Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I release and includes updates from Spring '19. Starting with Salesforce fundamentals and performing data modeling and management, you’ll progress to automating logic and processes and working on user interfaces with Salesforce components. Finally, you'll learn how to work with testing frameworks, perform debugging, and deploy metadata, and get to grips with useful tips and tricks. Each chapter concludes with sample questions that are commonly found in the exam, and the book wraps up with mock tests to help you prepare for the DEV501 certification exam. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to take the exam and earn your Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I certification.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
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Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
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Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
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Mock Tests

Deploying metadata to another org

Everything we have built throughout this book is considered metadata—the BIM DB application containing the movie, person, cast, review, and production company objects and their fields are; the records we created, like The Godfather, are considered data! You already saw how you we can export and import data in Chapter 2, Understanding Data Modeling and Management, in the Importing and exporting data into development environments section. Now, we are going to explore the different ways to move (deploy) our metadata (all our customizations) from one org to another.

To deploy metadata between Salesforce orgs, you can use change sets, the Force.com IDE, any other IDE (with Salesforce plugins), or the Force.com migration tool (ANT).

Before we start, I want you to know that this will be a more theoretical chapter. As we are developing on a developer...