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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
Mock Tests

Salesforce Fundamentals

Salesforce is a company, founded by Marc Benioff and Parker Harris in 1999, that specializes in software as a service (SaaS). Salesforce started by selling a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, which laid the foundation for many of its future services and was built on the Salesforce Platform. Following this, the company began packaging other applications that were closely intertwined on the same platform and divided them into clouds. These cloud-based applications are now popularly known as Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, IoT Cloud, Integration Cloud, Community Cloud, Health Cloud, and Financial Services Cloud, among others.

In this chapter, you will learn about the basic concepts of working on the Salesforce Platform. The material covered in this chapter represents 10% of the exam questions.

We'll learn about the following topics in this chapter:

  • What you need to consider when developing in a multi-tenant environment
  • The Model-View-Controller (MVC) paradigm
  • The core objects of the Salesforce Platform
  • How you can extend an application's capabilities
  • How you can solve some common use cases with declarative features

We'll end the chapter with a summary and a quiz so that you can check whether you understand everything that you need to for the exam.