Salesforce Platform Developer Course Overview

Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Training ensures that you master the concepts and components of application development on the Salesforce platform. This is the first course in the Salesforce developer learning path and will prepare you to pass the Salesforce Developer Certification exams on your first attempt.

Skills Covered

  • Develop custom applications
  • Extend application capabilities
  • Design and manage a data model
  • Prevent security vulnerabilities
  • Describe the testing framework
  • Execute multiple tests
  • Create custom applications
  • Deploy metadata
  • Deploy metadata


Certified Salesforce developers are in high demand and earn more than $100,000 in annual salary, on average, making this a great opportunity to chart a lucrative new career path.

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Salesforce Platform Developer Course Curriculum


This Salesforce platform developer training course is suitable for app builders, developers, technical architects, system administrators, IT managers, product managers, and individuals looking to build a career Salesforce application development.
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There are no prerequisites for taking this Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification course.
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Course Content

  • Salesforce Platform Developer I (Apex & Visualforce)

    • Lesson 01 - Getting Started with Salesforce

      • 1.1 Getting Started with Salesforce
    • Lesson 02 - Building Data Model in Salesforce

      • 2.1 Building Data Model in Salesforce
    • Lesson 03 - Data Management in Salesforce

      • 3.1 Data Management in Salesforce
    • Lesson 04 - Introduction to Apex

      • 4.1 Introduction to Apex
    • Lesson 05 - Data Types and Login Control in Apex

      • 5.1 Data Types and Login Control in Apex
    • Lesson 06 - Classes

      • 6.1 Classes
    • Lesson 07 - Object Relationships and SOQL SOSL

      • 7.1 Object Relationships and SOQL SOSL
    • Lesson 08 - DML and Debugging

      • 8.1 DML and Debugging
    • Lesson 09 - Apex Triggers

      • 9.1 Apex Triggers
    • Lesson 10 - Exception Handling

      • 10.1 Exception Handling
    • Lesson 11 - Testing Apex

      • 11.1 Testing Apex
    • Lesson 12 - Deployment

      • 12.1 Deployment
    • Lesson 13 - Visualforce Pages and Controllers

      • 13.1 Visualforce Pages and Visualforce Controllers
    • Lesson 14 - Lightning Component Framework

      • 14.1 Lightning Component Framework
    • Additional Information on Exam

      • Additional Information on Exam-1


  • Project 1

    Developing a Billing System Application

    You must develop an app that can calculate customers’ bills based on their usage and rental plan for the Finance Head of Global Communications.

  • Project 2

    Developing an Inventory Management Application

    You need to track the delivery of products to customers, maintain contact information, and track the items sold by the “Global Grocery” chain of grocery stores.

  • Project 3

    Developing an Insurance Policysuggesting Application

    You will create an application that can suggest applicable insurance policies relevant to each customer for an insurance company.


Course Advisor

  • Atul Gupta

    Atul Gupta

    5X Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer

    With 5+ years of extensive experience in Salesforce, Atul has implemented and delivered hundreds of projects. He is a 5X Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer with knowledge of almost every aspect of Salesforce and Platform. Apex and Visualforce are his strong points.


Salesforce Platform Developer Exam & Certification

Salesforce PD1 Certificate
  • How do you become certified in Salesforce Platform Developer I?

    You’ll be certified in Salesforce Platform Developer I by following the following process:
    Step 1: Complete the Salesforce Platform Developer I training and visit
    Step 2: Register and pay the fee for the Salesforce DEV 450 exam.
    Step 3: Pass the exam with a minimum score of 68% to receive your certification.

  • What are the prerequisites for DEV 450 certification?

    There are no prerequisites for DEV 450 certification.

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

    • Attend one complete batch
    • Complete one project and one 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 Developer I Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

Salesforce PD1 Certification Reviews

  • Pratul Pruthi

    Pratul Pruthi

    Software Engineer at Accenture

    I have enrolled in Salesforce certification at Simplilearn. I liked the way of teaching of the trainer. He explained the content is easy language and answered all our doubts in the class which was very effective. The content was also very good. Altogether it was a great learning!


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Salesforce PD1 Certification FAQs

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are Salesforce certified with at least 10 years of experience implementing Salesforce. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • How do I enroll for the online training?

    You can enroll in the Salesforce Platform Developer online training program on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 
    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 
    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    No. The exam fee for Salesforce Developer is not included in the course fee. Candidates must register and pay for the exam on the Salesforce website.

  • What is the Salesforce certification exam structure?

    • 60 multiple-choice questions (closed book)
    • Pass mark: 68%
    • Registration fee: $200
    • Retake fee: $100

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference. Classes are attended by a global audience to enrich your learning experience.

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The tools you’ll need to attend training are:
    • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Mac: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
    • Headset, speakers and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instruction clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Whom should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • What is LVC? Is it classroom training?

    LVC or Live Virtual Classroom training for Salesforce is a live training conducted via online live streaming of a class. LVC is run by a Salesforce certified trainer with over 10 years of work experience. The class attended by the global audience can enrich your learning experience.

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