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  • 42+ hours of interactive instructor-led live training
  • 3 projects, 3 simulation tests, 17 quizzes and more
  • Course aligned with the official Salesforce Certification Guide
  • Hands-on practice on the Salesforce Platform
  • Lifetime access of online class recordings
  • Course completion certificate

Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    This Salesforce Platform Developer Certification Training is designed to ensure that you master the concepts and components of application development on the Salesforce Platform. Our training will help you understand how to extend Salesforce features using the declarative and programmatic capabilities of Apex code and Visualforce UI framework. The course is the first in the Salesforce developer learning path and will prepare you to pass the Salesforce developer certification exams on your first attempt. Certified salesforce developers earn on average over $100,000 in salary, so take this opportunity to chart a lucrative new career path today.

  • What skills will you learn?

    By the end of this Salesforce developer certification training course, you will be able to: 

    • Develop custom applications using Apex and Visualforce
    • Extend an application’s capabilities using AppExchange
    • Design and manage the data model, user interface, and business logic for custom applications
    • Prevent security vulnerabilities in Apex and Visualforce programmatically
    • Describe the testing framework and execute one or multiple test classes
    • Access various types of debugging logs and deploy metadata and business data

  • Who should take this course?

    This Salesforce developer training course is suitable for: 
    • Individuals looking to build a career Salesforce application development
    • App builders
    • Developers
    • Technical architects
    • System administrators
    • IT managers
    • Product managers

  • Which projects will I work on as part of this course?

    Simplilearn’s Salesforce Platform Developer I (Apex & Visualforce) training offers participants the opportunity to work on live industry-based projects that span unique industry needs.
    Project 1: Developing a Billing System Application for a Communications Company
    Project Scenario:
    The Finance Head of Global Communications has asked you to create an application to calculate mobile and Internet bills for their customers. Currently, the company maintains their customer data in an Excel spreadsheet, but now that the number of customers has reached 3,000, maintaining this data in Excel has become problematic. You must develop an app that can calculate customers’ bills based on their usage and rental plan.
    Project 2: Developing an Inventory Management Application for a Grocery Company
    Project Scenario:
    You have been approached by the “Global Grocery” chain of grocery stores to develop an application that can manage their vast inventory of thousands of products. They want to track the delivery of products to customers, maintain their contact information, and track the items sold.
    Project 3: Developing an Insurance Policy-suggesting Application for an Insurance Company
    Project Scenario:
    You work for an insurance company. Your sales representatives must sort through a large number of customer details such as age, income, medical history, marital status, and number of children before they can suggest a suitable policy that will meet the customer’s needs. This is a time-intensive activity. To make the process faster, you have been asked to create an application that can suggest applicable insurance policies relevant to each customer.

Course preview

    • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Salesforce Platform 08:16
      • 1 Understanding Salesforce Platform08:16
      • 2 Understanding Salesforce Terminologies
      • 3 Multitenancy and Cloud
      • 4 Understanding Salesforce Metadata and API
      • 5 Understanding Salesforce Architecture
      • 6 Declarative vs. Programmatic Changes and Customizations
      • 7 Application Development Tools in Salesforce
      • 8 AppExchange as Application Development Strategy
      • 9 Finding and Navigating Salesforce Documentation
      • 10 Understanding Salesforce Trust
    • Lesson 2: Building Data Model in Salesforce and Business Processes 05:51
      • 1 Data Model 05:51
      • 2 Fields
      • 3 Relationship Fields
      • 4 Junction Object
      • 5 Schema Builder
      • 6 Business Logic
    • Lesson 3: Data Management
      • 1 Data Management in Salesforce
      • 2 Exporting Data
    • Lesson 4: Introduction to Apex
      • 1 Apex
      • 2 Apex Development Process
      • 3 Apex Development Tools
      • 4 Apex Governor Limits
    • Lesson 5: Data Types and Logic Control in Apex
      • 1 Data Types
      • 2 Primitive Data Types
      • 3 sObject Data Types
      • 4 Enum Data Types
      • 5 Collections Data Types
      • 6 Operators
      • 7 Logic Control Statements
    • Lesson 6: Apex Classes
      • 1 Classes
      • 2 Apex Class Variables and Methods
      • 3 Access Modifiers
      • 4 Class Constructors
      • 5 The ‘this’ Keyword
      • 6 Inheritance
      • 7 Sharing
      • 8 Interface
      • 9 System Classes and Methods
    • Lesson 7: sObject Relationships
      • 1 API Names of Object and Field
      • 2 Relationships in Apex
    • Lesson 8: SOQL and SOSL Queries
      • 1 Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
      • 2 SOQL Functions
      • 3 SOQL Variable Binding
      • 4 SOQL FOR Loops
      • 5 SOQL Keywords
      • 6 Relationship Queries
      • 7 Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL)
      • 8 SOQL vs SOSL
    • Lesson 9: Data Manipulation Language
      • 1 Data Manipulation Language (DML)
      • 2 SaveResult Class
      • 3 Transaction Control
      • 4 Database.DMLOptions
      • 5 DML Operations on Records
      • 6 DML and Loops
      • 7 SOQL, DML, and Governor Limits
    • Lesson 10: Apex Triggers 07:14
      • 1 Apex Triggers07:14
      • 2 Types of Apex Triggers
      • 3 Triggers and Their Execution Order
      • 4 Creating and Viewing Triggers
      • 5 Basic Trigger Syntax
      • 6 Trigger Context Variables
      • 7 Understanding Trigger Events
      • 8 Trigger Helper Class Pattern
      • 9 Bulkified Triggers
      • 10 Handling Recursion in Triggers
      • 11 Restrict Save Operations with addError()
      • 12 Apex Trigger Best Practices
    • Lesson 11: Exception Handling
      • 1 What are Exceptions?
      • 2 Exception Statements
      • 3 Types of Exceptions
      • 4 Common Exception Methods
      • 5 Catching Different Exception Types
      • 6 Custom Exception Classes
    • Lesson 12: Debugging
      • 1 What is Debugging?
      • 2 What is Logs
      • 3 Debug Logs in Developer Console
      • 4 Anonymous Blocks
    • Lesson 13: Testing Strategy
      • 1 Apex Unit Tests
      • 2 Creating Test Data and Users, various sources of test data like static resource, SeeAllData
      • 3 Unit Test Methods
      • 4 Unit Test for Governor limits
      • 5 Running Unit Tests
      • 6 UI
      • 7 Developer Console
      • 8 IDE
      • 9 Execute Anonymous vs Test Classes
    • Lesson 14: Deployment Strategy
      • 1 Requirements for deploying Apex, code coverag
      • 2 Deployment
      • 3 via Change Sets
      • 4 IDE
      • 5 via ANT Tool
      • 6 Workbench
      • 7 Application LifeCycle Management
    • Lesson 15: Visualforce Pages/MVC Pattern
      • 1 Tags
      • 2 Expression Syntax
      • 3 Data Binding
      • 4 Action Binding
      • 5 Include Static Resources, JavaScript, Style Sheets into Visualforce
    • Lesson 16: Controllers
      • 1 Types of Visualforce Controllers
      • 2 Standard Controllers
      • 3 Data Binding
      • 4 Traversing Data
      • 5 Error Messages
      • 6 Actions
      • 7 Incorporate VF into application
      • 8 Custom Controllers
      • 9 Why use Custom Controllers
      • 10 Invoking Custom Controllers and Extensions
      • 11 Controller Architecture
      • 12 Controller Methods
      • 13 Example
      • 14 Action Methods
      • 15 Navigation Methods
      • 16 Page Reference
      • 17 Controller Extensions
      • 18 Constructors
      • 19 Use in Visualforce Pages
      • 20 Deploying Controllers
      • 21 Testing Controller
      • 22 Security in Controllers and Visualforce
      • 23 Impact of Apex on Declarative Changes
    • Lesson 17: Lightning Component Framework
      • 1 Benefits
      • 2 Framework and structure
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Exam & certification FREE PRACTICE TEST

  • 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%

Course advisor

Ben McCarthy
Ben McCarthy 7x Certified Salesforce MVP

During his years as a Salesforce professional, Ben McCarthy has achieved 7 certifications including Administrator, Developer, and Platform App Builder. In June 2015, he was awarded the coveted Salesforce MVP award by his peers and Salesforce.


  • 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.