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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
1
Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
4
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
9
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
12
Mock Tests

Declarative process automation features – workflow and processes

In this section, we'll dive deeper into workflow rules and Process Builder and its uses, differences, and similarities. Both are used to automate your business processes, without the use of code, and have similar functionality. Process Builder could actually be considered as workflow rules, bigger brother, having a number of extra functionalities and, as such, is more powerful.

Workflow rules

Let's summarize what we already know about workflow rules from Chapter 1, Salesforce Fundamentals:

  • They let you automate standard internal procedures and processes to save your end users time, such as creating a follow-up task in the background instead...