Course Overview

The Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Training helps you explore everything from understanding basic Salesforce concepts to building apps on the platform, setting up security and access permissions, and creating workflow automation procedures. The course also prepares you for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam.

Key Features

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  • 10 hours of e-learning content
  • Course aligned with the official Salesforce Certification Guide
  • 4 projects, 15 case studies, 4 simulation tests, 14 quizzes & more
  • Course completion certificate

Skills Covered

  • Field types
  • Buttons links and actions
  • Salesforce objects and chatter
  • Deploy applications on Forcecom
  • Visual Workflow
  • Process Builder Schema builder
  • Security controls
  • Validation rules
  • Sandbox
  • Dashboards
  • Lightning components

Training Options

Self-Paced Learning

$ 599

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced elearning content curated by industry experts
  • 15 industry case studies on real business problems
  • 4 hands-on projects to perfect the skills learnt
  • 4 simulation test papers for self-assessment
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Course Curriculum

Eligibility

This Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification course is suitable for individuals looking to build a career in Salesforce, app developers, system administrators, sales representatives, and product managers.
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Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for the Salesforce App Builder training or to take the Salesforce DEV 401 examination.
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Course Content

  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

    Preview
    • Lesson 00 - Introduction to Salesforce

      09:56Preview
      • 0.1 Introduction to Salesforce
        09:56
    • Lesson 01 - Field Types

      01:06:11Preview
      • 1.1 Introduction to Field Types
        01:14
      • 1.2 Field Types
        00:19
      • 1.3 Modifying Standard Fields
        15:36
      • 1.4 Creating Auto-number Fields
        06:00
      • 1.5 Creating Formula Fields
        09:36
      • 1.6 Creating Roll-Up Summary Fields
        04:15
      • 1.7 Creating Lookup and Master Detail Fields
        04:25
      • 1.8 Creating Checkbox Fields
        01:10
      • 1.9 Creating Currency, Number, and Percent Fields
        02:48
      • 1.10 Creating Date Field and Date and Time Fields
        02:09
      • 1.11 Creating Phone and Email Fields
        02:33
      • 1.12 Creating Geolocation Fields
        01:04
      • 1.13 Creating Picklist and Multi-Select Picklist Fields
        03:19
      • 1.14 Creating Text and Text Area Fields
        03:06
      • 1.15 Creating Text Area Long and Text Area Rich Fields
        02:26
      • 1.16 Creating Encrypted Fields
        02:08
      • 1.17 Creating URL Fields
        01:00
      • 1.18 Quiz
      • 1.19 Case Study
      • 1.20 Case Study Demo
        02:13
      • 1.21 Key Takeaways
        00:19
      • 1.22 Conclusion
        00:31
    • Lesson 02 - Creating Buttons, Links, and Actions

      12:02Preview
      • 2.1 Introduction to Creating Buttons, Links, and Actions
        00:57
      • 2.2 Creating Buttons, Links, and Actions
        00:13
      • 2.3 Creating New Records with Actions
        02:12
      • 2.4 Logging a Call with Actions
        01:24
      • 2.5 Updating a Record with Actions
        01:24
      • 2.6 Creating Custom Buttons
        02:14
      • 2.7 Creating Custom Links
        02:42
      • 2.8 Quiz
      • 2.9 Case Study
      • 2.10 Case Study Demo
        00:18
      • 2.11 Key Takeaways
        00:12
      • 2.12 Conclusion
        00:26
    • Lesson 03 - Salesforce Objects

      14:28Preview
      • 3.1 Introduction to Salesforce Objects
        00:49
      • 3.2 Salesforce Objects
        00:17
      • 3.3 Standard Object Components
        04:43
      • 3.4 Renaming Standard Objects
        01:39
      • 3.5 Modifying Standard Objects
        01:31
      • 3.6 Understanding External Objects
        01:51
      • 3.7 Creating Custom Objects
        01:18
      • 3.8 Quiz
      • 3.9 Case Study
      • 3.10 Case Study Demo
        01:35
      • 3.11 Key Takeaways
        00:16
      • 3.12 Conclusion
        00:29
    • Lesson 04 - Chatter

      45:51Preview
      • 4.1 Introduction to Chatter
        01:25
      • 4.2 Chatter
        00:22
      • 4.3 Chatter Overview
        03:19
      • 4.4 Enabling Chatter
        02:10
      • 4.5 Enabling Chatter Feeds on Records
        04:08
      • 4.6 Configuring Chatter Groups
        02:44
      • 4.7 Creating Customer Groups
        03:01
      • 4.8 Creating a Free Customer Chatter User
        01:41
      • 4.9 Customizing Chatter Email Notifications
        03:48
      • 4.10 Configuring Salesforce to Salesforce
        02:31
      • 4.11 Accepting a Salesforce Connection
        02:11
      • 4.12 Sharing an Account via Salesforce to Salesforce
        01:08
      • 4.13 Enabling Ideas
        03:20
      • 4.14 Configuring Ideas Themes
        01:46
      • 4.15 Enabling Social Accounts
        02:10
      • 4.16 Enabling Libraries and Content
        01:05
      • 4.17 Customizing Libraries and Content
        01:47
      • 4.18 Uploading Documents to Libraries and Content
        02:40
      • 4.19 Configuring Salesforce1
        02:39
      • 4.20 Quiz
      • 4.21 Case Study
      • 4.22 Case Study Demo
        01:02
      • 4.23 Key Takeaways
        00:16
      • 4.24 Conclusion
        00:38
    • Lesson 05 - Visual Workflow, Process Builder, and Schema Builder

      30:07Preview
      • 5.1 Introduction to Visual Workflow, Process Builder, and Schema Builder
        01:07
      • 5.2 Visual Workflow, Process Builder, and Schema Builder
        00:18
      • 5.3 Creating a Visual Flow
        18:03
      • 5.4 Modifying Existing Flows
        02:32
      • 5.5 Creating a Process in the Process Builder
        04:11
      • 5.6 Creating Fields in the Schema Builder
        02:42
      • 5.7 Quiz
      • 5.8 Case Study
      • 5.9 Case Study Demo
        00:26
      • 5.10 Key Takeaways
        00:14
      • 5.11 Conclusion
        00:34
    • Lesson 06 - Security Controls

      01:07:30Preview
      • 6.1 Introduction to Security Controls
        01:27
      • 6.2 Security Controls
        00:22
      • 6.3 Viewing Object Security
        07:15
      • 6.4 Changing Default Record Access
        02:35
      • 6.5 Sharing Settings
        07:03
      • 6.6 Field Accessibility
        04:30
      • 6.7 Password Policies
        06:12
      • 6.8 Session Settings
        09:12
      • 6.9 Login Flows
        01:55
      • 6.10 Network Access
        02:32
      • 6.11 Activations
        02:35
      • 6.12 Session Management
        01:51
      • 6.13 Login Access Policies
        01:48
      • 6.14 Certificate and Key Management
        01:46
      • 6.15 Viewing Setup Audit Trail
        02:04
      • 6.16 Executing Expire All Passwords
        01:48
      • 6.17 Delegated Administration
        03:39
      • 6.18 Remote Site Settings
        02:43
      • 6.19 Named Credentials
        01:56
      • 6.20 File Upload and Download Security
        02:12
      • 6.21 Quiz
      • 6.22 Case Study
      • 6.23 Case Study Demo
        01:15
      • 6.24 Key Takeaways
        00:18
      • 6.25 Conclusion
        00:32
    • Lesson 07 - Validation Rules

      18:30Preview
      • 7.1 Introduction to Validation Rules
        00:44
      • 7.2 Validation Rules
        00:15
      • 7.3 Creating Validation Rules
        05:04
      • 7.4 Creating Formulas
        08:01
      • 7.5 Creating Error Messages
        03:00
      • 7.6 Quiz
      • 7.7 Case Study
      • 7.8 Case Study Demo
        00:38
      • 7.9 Key Takeaways
        00:16
      • 7.10 Conclusion
        00:32
    • Lesson 08 - Data Management

      46:20Preview
      • 8.1 Introduction to Data Management
        01:22
      • 8.2 Data Management
        00:16
      • 8.3 Importing Leads
        05:31
      • 8.4 Importing Contacts and Accounts
        02:06
      • 8.5 Using Mass Delete
        03:02
      • 8.6 Installing Data Loader
        01:55
      • 8.7 Importing Records with Data Loader
        03:04
      • 8.8 Updating Records with Data Loader
        02:32
      • 8.9 Deleting Records with Data Loader
        02:02
      • 8.10 Exporting Records with Data Loader
        02:04
      • 8.11 Adding a Field in the Schema Builder
        03:14
      • 8.12 Scheduling a Data Export
        04:47
      • 8.13 Creating and Using Sandbox
        03:38
      • 8.14 Mass Transferring Records
        02:23
      • 8.15 Reporting Snapshots
        04:16
      • 8.16 Working with Tags
        01:55
      • 8.17 Quiz
      • 8.18 Case Study
      • 8.19 Case Study Demo
        01:23
      • 8.20 Key Takeaways
        00:15
      • 8.21 Conclusion
        00:35
    • Lesson 09 - Reports

      46:12Preview
      • 9.1 Introduction to Reports
        01:35
      • 9.2 Reports
        00:31
      • 9.3 Understanding Report Formats
        05:51
      • 9.4 Creating a Leads Report
        05:22
      • 9.5 Creating Contacts and Accounts Report
        03:06
      • 9.6 Creating an Opportunity Report
        06:04
      • 9.7 Adding Leads to a Campaign from a Report
        01:51
      • 9.8 Creating a Report Chart
        04:22
      • 9.9 Scheduling Reports
        03:34
      • 9.10 Creating a Campaign Report
        02:45
      • 9.11 Summarizing Report Data
        02:45
      • 9.12 Creating a Report Formula
        03:14
      • 9.13 Exporting Reports to Excel
        01:29
      • 9.14 Quiz
      • 9.15 Case Study 1
      • 9.16 Case Study 1 Demo
        01:18
      • 9.17 Case Study 2
      • 9.18 Case Study 2 Demo
        01:41
      • 9.19 Key Takeaways
        00:12
      • 9.20 Conclusion
        00:32
    • Lesson 10 - Dashboards

      45:26Preview
      • 10.1 Introduction to Dashboards
        01:18
      • 10.2 Dashboards
        00:19
      • 10.3 Understanding Dashboard Components
        06:11
      • 10.4 Creating a Dashboard
        02:31
      • 10.5 Refreshing a Dashboard
        02:40
      • 10.6 Modifying Columns on Dashboards
        02:49
      • 10.7 Adding Filter to Dashboard
        04:14
      • 10.8 Managing Access to Reports
        05:47
      • 10.9 Adding a Report as a Dashboard Component
        09:25
      • 10.10 Setting Up Dynamic Dashboards
        02:43
      • 10.11 Enabling Dashboards for iPad
        01:01
      • 10.12 Modifying Report and Dashboard Interfaces
        03:06
      • 10.13 Activating the Report Builder on Profiles
        01:58
      • 10.14 Quiz
      • 10.15 Case Study
      • 10.16 Case Study Demo
        00:42
      • 10.17 Key Takeaways
        00:15
      • 10.18 Conclusion
        00:27
    • Lesson 11 - Lightning Components

      11:26Preview
      • 11.1 Introduction to Lightning Components
        00:38
      • 11.2 Lightning Components
        00:14
      • 11.3 Installing Lightning Components
        04:17
      • 11.4 Lightning Component Capabilities
        01:39
      • 11.5 Lightning Components vs. Visualforce
        03:10
      • 11.6 Quiz
      • 11.7 Case Study
      • 11.8 Case Study Demo
        00:45
      • 11.9 Key Takeaways
        00:16
      • 11.10 Conclusion
        00:27
    • Lesson 12 - User Interface

      17:57Preview
      • 12.1 Introduction to User Interface
        00:44
      • 12.2 User Interface
        00:15
      • 12.3 User Interface General Options
        07:22
      • 12.4 User Interface Sidebar Options
        01:36
      • 12.5 User Interface Calendar Options
        03:07
      • 12.6 User Interface Name Settings
        01:12
      • 12.7 User Interface Setup Options
        02:41
      • 12.8 Quiz
      • 12.9 Case Study
      • 12.10 Case Study Demo
        00:19
      • 12.11 Key Takeaways
        00:20
      • 12.12 Conclusion
        00:21
    • Lesson 13 - Application Lifecycles

      23:07Preview
      • 13.1 Introduction to Application Lifecycles
        00:59
      • 13.2 Application Lifecycles
        00:19
      • 13.3 Key Milestones and Considerations
        01:45
      • 13.4 Using Sandboxes for Development
        04:36
      • 13.5 Using Change Sets
        05:14
      • 13.6 Using Unmanaged Packages
        08:36
      • 13.7 Quiz
      • 13.8 Case Study
      • 13.9 Case Study Demo
        00:56
      • 13.10 Key Takeaways
        00:14
      • 13.11 Conclusion
        00:28
    • Lesson 14 - Change Sets and Deployment

      13:36Preview
      • 14.1 Introduction to Change Sets and Deployment
        01:17
      • 14.2 Change Sets and Deployment
        00:16
      • 14.3 Outbound Change Sets
        03:04
      • 14.4 Inbound Change Sets
        03:17
      • 14.5 Deployment Settings
        01:00
      • 14.6 Deployment Status
        01:07
      • 14.7 Eclipse IDE
        01:26
      • 14.8 Quiz
      • 14.9 Case Study
      • 14.10 Case Study Demo
        01:08
      • 14.11 Key Takeaways
        00:13
      • 14.12 Conclusion
        00:48
    • Live Projects

      01:17:54
      • Project Management App by Ben McCarthy
        01:17:54

Projects

  • Project 1

    Implementing a student performance tracking system

    With Salesforce’s Lightning platform feature, use the Process Builder to build an app that tracks college students’ performance and automatically alerts the instructor if a student fails.

  • Project 2

    Implement a process to discount and track business entries

    Help a mobile company track various business entries posted by its clients and users through charts on the Salesforce mobile app and provide it to the field-level users on mobile devices.

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Exam & Certification

Salesforce Platform App Builder Certificate
  • How do you become a Certified Salesforce App Builder?

    To become a Certified Salesforce App Builder, you must pass the Salesforce App Builder (DEV 401) Exam.

    Step 1: Complete this training course.
    Step 2: Visit certification.salesforce.com and register to take the DEV 401 exam.
    Step 3: Pass the exams to become certified.

  • What are the prerequisites for Salesforce App Builder certification?

    There are no prerequisites for this course or to take the Salesforce DEV 401 examination.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    • Complete 85% of the course.
    • Complete 1 Project and simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as a part of this course?

    Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free Salesforce Platform App Builder Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

  • Which topics will be covered in this new Salesforce App Builder Certification?

    Learners taking the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam should have proficiency in the following topics, each topic is provided with its corresponding exam weight:

    • Salesforce fundamentals - 8%
    • Data modeling and management - 20%
    • Security - 10%
    • Business logic and process automation - 27%
    • Social - 3%
    • User interface - 14%
    • Reporting - 5%
    • Mobile - 5%
    • App development - 8%
       

  • How many questions are there in the Salesforce Developer Certification exam? What is the passing score?

    The exam is online-based, with a total of 60 multiple-choice questions. The test lasts for about 90 minutes. All candidates must get a minimum passing score of 68%.
     

  • What is the exam fee?

    The registration fee for this exam is USD$200 and the retake fee is USD$100 for each subsequent attempt.

  • I want to know more about the Salesforce Certification Program, who do I contact?

    To learn more about the Salesforce Developer Certification Program, please visit the following link: https://www.simplilearn.com/salesforce/salesforce-developer-training
     

Reviews

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    Vishal Aldoncar

    Team Lead - Cubify at 3D Systems India Pvt. Ltd

    1) Very Interactive 2) Help available outside the session through email 3) Video recording and notes sharing 4) Q & A Sessions 5) Assignments to gain hands-on experience 6) Real-time examples

  • Prasad Utukuri

    Prasad Utukuri

    Technology Lead & Delivery Management

    The SalesForce training from Simplilearn is designed to be student-friendly. The practical approach has enabled me to improve real-time performance. The content is well-structured.

  • Anil Moka

    Anil Moka

    Salesforce Administrator at ReachLocal

    This has been a very good learning experience, and the trainers were excellent.

FAQs

  • I want to know more about the training program. Whom do I contact?

    Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or Request a Call Back to have your query resolved.

  • How is Salesforce Developer 401 different from Salesforce Platform App Builder?

    Salesforce replaced the Developer 401 Certification in September 2015 with the new Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification. The new Salesforce Developer course is considered the starting point for beginners and potential developers on the platform. The course covers the core concepts that you need to understand in order to pass the Platform App Builder Certification Exam.
     

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience working with front-end development technology. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process before they are certified to train for us, including profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.
     

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our refund policy.
     

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  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.