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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

Expert tips, techniques, and mock tests for the Platform Developer I (DEV501) certification exam

Author: Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams, Published on 01-May-2019, Language: English


Build and deploy scalable applications on the Salesforce Lightning Platform using the latest features of Spring '19

Key Features

  • An end-to end-guide with practice tests to help you achieve the Salesforce Platform Developer certification
  • Design data models, user interfaces, and business logic for your custom applications
  • Understand the complete development life cycle from designing to testing

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Solve sample questions and mock tests and work with exam patterns
  • Gain an understanding of declarative Salesforce tools such as Process Builder, flows, and many more
  • Code in Salesforce using the Developer Console and IDEs
  • Grasp the basics of object-oriented programming
  • Write Apex classes, Visualforce pages, and Apex test classes with easy-to-follow steps
  • Explore the different deployment tools that you can use to push metadata to different environments
  • Build custom declarative apps and programs on Force.com platforms

Who this book is for

The Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide is for you if you want to learn how to develop and deploy business logic and user interfaces using the capabilities of the Lightning Platform. No prior knowledge of Apex programming is required.

Jan Vandevelde

Jan Vandevelde is a Salesforce MVP, speaker, trainer, and blogger, and a Senior Salesforce Consultant at Salesforce Platinum Partner 4C. He is based in Belgium. He has been working on the Force.com platform since 2009. Currently, he is working as a Salesforce Consultant and is a regular contributor to the Trailblazer Community.

He has 15 certifications in Salesforce. He works on all aspects of Salesforce and is an expert in data migration, configuration, customization, and development, with his main expertise being in Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, and Salesforce Quote-to-Cash. He is the leader of the Belgium User Group of Salesforce. He is one of the board members of Europe's community-led event, YeurDreamin.

Gunther Roskams

Gunther Roskams is a 7x certified Salesforce Application Architect, integration specialist, and Senior Salesforce Developer at Salesforce Platinum Partner 4C. He designs many (integration) solutions and gives advice about how to integrate Salesforce with other platforms or ERPs. Besides that, he still likes to develop nice Salesforce applications with the newest standards and technologies, together with the Salesforce best practices. You can follow Gunther on Twitter via @guntherRoskams, or on LinkedIn as Gunther Roskams.