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
  • Lesson 25 - Understanding Field Types

    In this lecture I discuss the different field types that are available to you whenever you create a custom field. I enter a new Production record into Salesforce and show you how our new Year custom field displays in the interface, along with how the field is displayed as required. I also show yo...

  • Lesson 26 - Creating Text and URL Fields

    In this lecture, I walk you through how to create different text fields. I also show you how to create a URL field.

  • Lesson 27 - Setting Field Level Security on a Field

    In this lecture I set the Field Level Security (FLS) on the Description custom field on the Production object. This is done from the Detail page for the field. The FLS specifies if a field is Visible, and if it is Read Only and you can make these designations at the Profile level. We also cover f...

  • Lesson 28 - Viewing Field Accessibility on a Field

    The Field Accessibility provides you a list of all profiles for a field and what the Field Access is. You can also select other fields from the dropdown. I also discuss the differences between Field Level Security (FLS) and Field Accessibility.

  • Lesson 29 - Setting Field History Tracking for Changes to Field Values

    In this lecture I show you how to set up history tracking for field values on an object. Field History Tracking can be set on the object level and you have a limit of 20 fields that you can track history on. I also update the Page Layout on our Productions page layout to include the Production Hi...

  • Lesson 30 - Creating an Auto-Number Field

    In this lecture I show you how to create an auto-number field. We create a custom field with a field type of auto-number on our custom object of Production Position. To change a Name field from Text to auto-number, you click Edit from the object level to change the field type of the Name field. I...

  • Lesson 31 - Identifying Salesforce IDs via URLs and the Salesforce Workbench

    Before we create a basic formula field, which we will pull in an ID field, I felt it would be helpful for you to understand more related to Salesforce IDs at this point in the course. I talk through the 15 and 18 digit characteristics of the Salesforce ID, and also how to access via the URL in yo...

  • Lesson 32 - Creating a Basic Formula Field

    In this lecture we get hands on experience with accessing an ID for a record by creating a formula field. We also update the page layout to display the formula field for the ID in the Details section of the page layout. We also utilize the Advanced Formula tab in the formula editor.

  • Lesson 33 - Creating a Checkbox Field

    In this lecture I show you how to create a checkbox field, which is also commonly referred to as a Boolean value.

  • Lesson 34 - Creating a Currency Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a Currency field. Currency fields are used to hold currency values, and vary depending on if you have enabled multiple currencies in your organization, which we cover in the next lecture.

  • Lesson 35 - Enabling Multi-Currency in Your Org

    In this lecture I show you how to enabled multiple currencies in your free Salesforce account (do not enable multiple-currencies in your workplace organization if you do not have the proper authorization). I also address how to log a case for a free developer account, helpful support phone number...

  • Lesson 36 - Keep Your Currency Exchange Rates Up to Date

    Update - The S4G app has been changed to now be a paid app. Here is an alternative free app for currency updates - XE Currency Converter https://appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000FeF4lUAF

    In this lecture, we dive into Advanced Currency Management. I show you how to...

  • Lesson 37 - Creating Date Fields

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a Date field. I also cover how to create a Date / Time field. We finish this lecture by reviewing the differences between these two field types, and how they look to the end user.

  • Lesson 38 - Creating an Email Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create an email field. Email fields are useful for leveraging in email alerts and hold email addresses for records.

  • Lesson 39 - Creating a Geolocation Field

    In this lecture I show you how to create a geolocation field, which you can use to record longitude and latitude values. These fields are useful for location based values and can be leveraged for such things as beacons in the Marketing Cloud.

  • Lesson 40 - Working with Salesforce Mobile & Lighting Actions in the Page Layout

  • Lesson 40 - Creating a Custom Object and Number Fields Using the Schema Builder

    In this lecture, we use the Schema Builder to review the various custom objects we have created thus far for our app. We then create an additional custom object, using the Schema Builder. We also add number fields to the new custom object via the Schema Builder.

  • Lesson 41 - Creating a Percent Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a percentage field. I demonstrate how values are entered and the how they display as percentages in the interface.

  • Lesson 42 - Creating a Phone Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a phone field. I then demonstrate how phone numbers are formatted and display in the user interface.

  • Lesson 43 - Creating a Picklist Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a picklist field. I then demonstrate the behavior and usability of a picklist field from the user interface.

  • Lesson 44 - Creating a Multi-Select Picklist Field

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a multi-select picklist field.I then demonstrate the behavior and usability of a multi-select picklist field from the user interface.

  • Lesson 45 - Creating a Dependent Picklist

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a dependent picklist. We explore field dependencies and how they are set.

  • Lesson 46 - Creating a Lookup Relationship

    In this lecture, I show you how to create a lookup relationship between two objects.

  • Lesson 47 - Creating an External Lookup Relationship

    In this lecture, I show you how to create an external relationship field.