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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By : Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams
Book Image

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


  1. What is the benefit of the Lightning Component framework?
    1. Better integration with sites
    2. Better performance for custom Salesforce1 mobile apps
    3. More centralized control via server-side logic
    4. More pre-built components to replicate the Salesforce look and feel
  1. What is an accurate constructor for a custom controller named MyController?
    1. public MyController () {
      account = new Account () ;
    2. public MyController (sObject obj) {
      account = (Account) obj;
    3. public MyController (List objects) {
      accounts = (List ) objects;
    4. public MyController (ApexPages.StandardController stdController) {
      account = (Account) stdController.getRecord();
  2. Which file types can be included in a Lightning component bundle?
    1. Documentation
    2. Adobe Flash
    3. JavaScript
    4. Apex class
  1. A developer needs to create a Visualforce page that will override the standard account edit button...