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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

Who this book is for

Do you want to pass Salesforce Platform Developer I certification? Then this book is for you! This book is for anyone who wants to know all about the powerful Salesforce Platform, ranging from the declarative tools and features at your disposal to the coding side, to extend the standard capabilities and go beyond the limits. This book will prepare you for the actual exam and assumes you have no prior programming knowledge whatsoever. Having Java knowledge is a plus, but is not necessary, as I will be explaining Apex from the ground up. Platform Developer I is one of the pre-requisites of the architect track; for both Application Architect and Systems Architect, you are required to pass this exam. This is also one of the most dreaded exams for Salesforce admins and functional consultants, as they think they won't be able to learn how to code. I'm living proof that this is perfectly possible. Coming from no programming background, I've learned to code in Apex over the years and now hold 15 certifications, including Application and Systems Architect. Something that, a couple of years ago, I would never have imagined, due to my lack of coding knowledge. With this in mind, I wrote this book. I have been there, so I have tried to explain the core concepts in the most simple ways possible, so anyone would be able to understand them.