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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
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
Mock Tests

Understanding Data Modeling and Management

In Chapter 1, Salesforce Fundamentals, we briefly touched about objects, fields, and apps. Let's dive deeper and get our hands dirty to learn some core concepts of building our own apps. Throughout the book, we'll be creating a basic version of an international movie database (BIM DB) to explain those concepts, because IMDb is an official company. I would advise you to build it too to get a hands-on experience.

You could just keep reading, but you'll grasp the concepts in much more detail if you go into your Developer Org (yes, we set that up for something) and practice what you've learned. It will also help if you take the exam to visualize the requirements and solutions in a Salesforce Setup.

In this chapter, we'll be covering the following topics:

  • Data modeling
  • Relationship types
  • Schema design and modification...