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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

The order of execution

The order in which Salesforce executes certain actions is one of the most important concepts that every admin and developer should know by heart.

As developers, we need to grasp how the platform will process and validate the data that we are inserting, updating, deleting, and even undeleting in the Salesforce database. Like any system, the rules in Salesforce follow a very specific pattern, known as the order of execution. Over time, your org will get more and more customized with validation rules, workflow rules, processes, assignment rules, escalation rules, entitlements, and most probably, lots of programmatic logic and automation.

As a developer or admin, we need to understand exactly how the system works. So, we'll explain all the steps Salesforce performs on each and every DML statement, no matter if it originated through the user interface, through...