Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By Jan Vandevelde , Gunther Roskams
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    Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
About 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.
Publication date:
May 2019


Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management

Before we learn how to develop on Salesforce Platform, we need to understand what the platform actually encompasses. We'll learn what the Salesforce Lightning Platform is, how businesses can leverage the multitude of features that come with it, and how it can support business processes. Once we have covered that, we'll learn about the core objects and relationships between objects that form the data model within the platform. We'll also learn how to create our own objects to tailor the platform to every business need.

The following chapters are included in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Salesforce Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2, Understanding Data Modeling and Management
About the Authors
  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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