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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

Declarative Automation

It's been two chapters only and we have already learned a lot about Salesforce, and this knowledge is actually building a foundation that you need to understand before we dive into detail. The concepts you'll learn from now on (especially the content of Chapter 3, Declarative Automation, Chapter 4, Apex Basics, and Chapter 5, Apex - Beyond the Basics) are largely what the platform developer I exam is all about. Half of the questions you'll see in the exam will be covered in the next three chapters, so pay extra attention.

I have tried to explain all the concepts as clearly as possible, keeping in mind that you would not have any prior knowledge, nor any experience of them. And I have also tried to provide a concrete example, putting the theory into practice, by leveraging our BIM DB app.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics...