Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

Build an IMDb Clone App While Studying for the Platform App Builder Certification.

Salesforce retired their Developer 401 Certification in September, 2015. Taking its place is the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification, which is considered the starting point for Beginner and Aspiring Developers on the Salesforce Platform. This course covers every core concept that you need to understand in order to pass the Platform App Builder Certification Exam.

This course is structured after the official Study Guide for this certification. We go through each section of the Study Guide and I have devoted a corresponding section of the course with each section of the Study Guide. Helpful quizzes close out each section of the course, so you can test your retention and knowledge of these core concepts as you pursue getting certified.

In this course we will:

Sign You Up for a Free 2-User Salesforce Account

Go through over 20 hours of video training content

Develop an IMDb Clone app throughout the duration of this course

Create External Objects and External Data Sources using Salesforce Connect and Heroku

Work extensively in the Setup Menu for both Salesforce Classic and the new Lightning Experience.

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • My Bio and Getting Started

    We get started by getting acquainted with me. I cover my background on the Salesforce Platform, as well as my Salesforce Certifications.

    Resource:
    Platform App Builder Exam Guide - https://trailhead.salesforce.com/help?article=Salesforce-Certified-Platform-App-Builder-Exam-Guide

  • Signing Up for a Free Salesforce Account and Switching from Lightning to Classic

    In this lecture I walk you through signing up for your own free Salesforce account, which you can keep for life.

    Resource:
    Free Salesforce Developer Account - https://developer.salesforce.com/signup

  • About the Platform App Builder Certification – Formerly Dev 401

    In this lecture I discuss the history of this particular certification, which was formerly known as Salesforce Certified Developer 401. I discuss how there are no pre-requisites for this certification exam. I also review other certification paths and where this particular certification resides al...

  • The Platform App Builder Exam Guide

    In this lecture, I walk you through the Exam Guide for the Platform App Builder Certification, and how it relates to the structure of this course. I also discuss the maintenance schedule for credentialed professionals and the timeframe for new features to make their way to the certification exam....

  • Signing In and Completing the Lightning Experience Migration Assistant

    In this lecture I walk you through the process of migrating your Salesforce instance to Lightning Experience. We modify Activity Settings and also review Critical Updates. We enable News, formerly known as Account Insights. We also enable Notes. We assign users who are able to use Lightning Exper...

  • Switching from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience

    A new feature that can be configured to drive better sales performance is called the Sales Path. This new functionality, only in Lightning Experience, is used to drive engagement of Sales Reps, providing guidance along each stage of an Opportunity, to encourage data completeness by focusing on ke...

  • Salesforce Lightning Experience Interface Quick Tour

    In this lecture, we get oriented to the new Salesforce Lightning Experience user interface. I walk you through some of the core, universal features, such as Search, the Navigation Bar, and more.

  • Salesforce Classic Interface Quick Tour

    This lecture takes you through the Salesforce User Interface, at an introductory level. The initial screen to register your phone number with your Salesforce account is also shown. The Application Menu and Tabs are introduced and explained, along with a glimpse of your home page.

  • Accessing the Setup Menu and Reviewing Your Company Information

    In this lecture, I show you how to access the Setup menu in Salesforce Classic and in Salesforce Lightning Experience. Once there, we navigate through much of the Setup menu and discuss searching through Setup. I also visit the Company Information screen and show you how to specify changes to you...

  • Helpful Practice Activity – Setting up Your User Account

    In this helpful practice activity, I walk you through how to first edit your own user account. I then walk you through how to create a new user account in your own Salesforce instance.

  • Salesforce Fundamentals Introduction

  • Multitenant Architecture Overview

    In this lecture I discuss the ins and outs of the Force.com platform, and shared resources and limits. Check the Resources section of this lecture, as well.

    Resources:
    Force.com Multitenant Architecture - https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Multi_Tenant_Architecture
    Salesforce Developer Home -...

  • Introducing the MVC Design Pattern

    In this lecture I discuss the MVC Design Pattern, and how it applies to Salesforce. Understanding this design pattern will help you comprehend the structure of Salesforce as a whole, and how the different pieces and functionality fit together. Check the Resources section for this lecture.

    Resour...

  • The Salesforce Schema

    In this lecture I discuss the Salesforce Schema. We visualize this by getting introduced to the Schema Builder.

  • Helpful Practice Activity – Downloading Apps off the AppExchange

    In this lecture I show you how to install a few good applications off of the AppExchange. These apps contain good reports and dashboards that we will demonstrate and work with further in subsequent lectures. I provide links to these apps as well as additional ones from the Resources section of th...

  • AppExchange Sample Exam Question #3 from Study Guide

    In this lecture, I walk you through Sample Exam Question #3 from the exam guide. Please note that Salesforce no longer provides a PDF exam guide with practice test questions. Refer to the current exam guide link below for the latest exam guide that they provide.

    Resource:
    Exam Guide - https://tr...

  • Helpful Practice Activity – Resetting Your Security Token

    In this lecture I show you how to reset your security token. You will need your security token in order to log in to certain applications, such as the Data Loader and the Force.com IDE.

  • Data Modeling and Management Introduction

    In this lecture, I introduce you to the Data Modeling and Management Introduction section of the course.

  • Let’s Talk About Objects

    This lecture introduces you to the concept of objects, and specifically, the two types of objects you must be familiar with in order to not only pass the Administrator exam, but to also effectively administer the Salesforce platform. Those two types of objects are:

    Standard Objects

    Custom Objec...

  • Understanding Standard Objects

    In this lecture I introduce you to the Object Manager in Lightning Experience. I walk you through how to identify standard vs. custom objects in the Object Manager. We also switch to Salesforce Classic and look at how the Setup menu has the Customize menu for Standard Objects and Create for Custo...

  • Understanding Custom Objects

    In this lecture I discuss custom objects in Salesforce. We explore the api name of custom objects as well.

  • Helpful Practice Activity – Creating Custom Objects for an IMDb Clone App

    In this lecture, I walk you through the process of creating custom objects that we will use for our IMDb Clone app.

  • Understanding Standard Fields

    In this lecture we review Standard fields. We also investigate the different types of standard fields that are available on different standard objects and custom objects.

  • Understanding Custom Fields

    In this lecture I introduce you to Custom Fields. We walk through the steps of creating a custom field on our Productions app that we are building, that we will use to capture the Year of a production. I also show you how to make a field required, which may be a topic you find on your certificati...