As Peter Chitum suggests in his well read article, The Path to the Advanced Developer Certification, when you do finally pass this arduous certification process you should, “Say it loud, say it proud“….
So, I am happy to announce that today I was informed that I have Passed the Advanced Developer Assignment and I am officially an Advanced Developer. YEAH!!!!
It took me one year longer than I expected, but it was very much worth the wait…and all the fuss. Actually, I am glad it was so hard to get. It makes getting it more worthwhile.
Several years ago, I went through both the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification tracks, which were also long and exhausting. But, I have to say that I am a little prouder to have achieved this latest Salesforce certification. Even though the number of exams was less, I felt like the one Advanced Developer exam I did take was much more exhaustive in what it tested. I also was never tested with a programming assignment, which ensured that I followed best practices.
I also have to admit that I spent a lot more than the suggested 20 hours on my assignment (60 hours to be exact), but that is just because it was so important to me that I passed. I agonized over everything and questioned myself a hundred times. Glad I did now. I also dedicated an entire week towards doing it (with no other distractions). I think that helped a lot and I would suggest it to anyone else taking the exam (if you have that option).
Good luck to anyone else working the track. Stick with it and read, read, read…
Salesforce Developer Course content
MVC Architecture of Salesforce
Introduction to Salesforce, understanding the MVC Architecture, overview of Salesforce 501, the Visualforce MVC Model, defining Collections, Sets, declaring a Set and using in Operation, list method in Salesforce and understanding Map.
Salesforce Apex Data
Understanding the Salesforce Apex language, Apex Data Types, introduction to Apex Triggers, importance of Triggers, Trigger – before and after use cases, types of Triggers, the Trigger operations, understanding the Trigger context, writing Triggers, generating error messages, old and new Trigger.
The various scenarios in which Triggers can be fired, understanding Insert Trigger, Update Trigger, working with After Update & After Insert Trigger, relationship between Accounts, Contacts & Opportunities in Salesforce, updating account records, mapping account IDs, comparing Trigger.newmap and Trigger.oldmap.
Introduction to Wrapper Classes
Understanding Salesforce Wrapper Classes, various Class methods and data structures, properties of Wrapper Classes, the test classes in Salesforce, executing Apex Class.
Understanding Developer Console
Introduction to Salesforce Developer Console, IDE for creating, testing and debugging applications, checking and executing Salesforce Test Classes, making changes in Classes, working with Eclipse platform and Plugin, scheduling a custom-level class.
Scheduling Apex Classes using Apex Scheduler, writing Apex Classes that implement Sscheduleable Interface, monitoring and stopping execution of Scheduled Apex Jobs, understanding the concept of Visualforce Pages.
Understanding of Standard and Custom Controllers in Salesforce, the concepts and differences between the two, working with Standard Controller, validation rules and controller actions, building a Custom Controller, designing a new Visualforce Page and Account, HTML Tags in Salesforce, learning Apex programming.
Understanding Standard Controller
Deep dive into Standard Controllers, learning about Salesforce Objects – Standard and Custom Objects, creation of new Apex Page in accounts using programming, extending the controllers, understanding Debug and Apex Debug Log, the Apex:param Tag, Output Link and Apex:command Link, defining the Rendered Function.
Exception Handling in Apex
Understanding how to handle error exceptions in coding, working with Standard & Custom Objects, setting up Master-Detail relationship, designing Custom Controller with coding, creating Wrappers, statement updating, understanding the Try and Catch function for exception handling in Apex.
Introduction to Ajax Components
Understanding the Ajax components, the various options in Visualforce Pages, inline Visualforce page, inserting buttons and links, deploying Custom Label for alert messages, page loading, introduction to Triggers, custom fields and custom settings, data access from internal & external memory, coding best practices, understanding Declaration & Initialization, understanding Nullified Triggers, Apex Transactions.
Usage of Batch Apex
Introduction to Salesforce Lightning
Salesforce Lightning collection of tools and technologies, modern user interface for speed optimization, Lightning Experience, building reusable components to customize Lightning Experience, Salesforce1 Mobile App.
Salesforce1 Lightning Process Builder
Introduction to Salesforce1, action layouts for Salesforce1, Lightning Process Builder, creating process using visual layout, create whole process rather than using multiple workflow rules, process for working together in one UI for different users.
Salesforce Account Sign-up
Two types of free accounts, lifetime free developer account, 30 days trial production account, understanding how to sign up for the lifetime free developer account, account creation at https://developer.force.com.
Salesforce domain Sign-up
Creation of custom domain in Salesforce, defining of custom domain name for the organization at https://<myDomain>.lightning.force.com, testing the domain, event driven lightning framework, Aura Framework, deploying the domain, using Developer Console, creating Lightning Components.
Using HTML and CSS style
Using CSS and HTML for styling Lightning Components, referencing Components in Lightning App, creating CSS file in Developer Console, linking to Lightning Component, uploading external style sheet to static resource.
Understanding what attributes are, member variables in Apex Class, typed fields on a specific instance of a component, referencing from within Component’s markup using expression syntax, making components dynamic with attributes, using aura:attribute> tag to add attribute to component or app.
Composition of Components
Creating fine-grained components in larger components, fitting components together, creating simple components like c:LC and c:LC2, creating wrapper component c:wrappercomp containing simple components.
The IF Else conditional statement, aura:if, isTrue expression, instantiating components in either its body or the Else attribute.
Accessing data using Value Providers, encapsulating related value together, the value providers for a components v (view) and c (controller).
Out of the box components
Using out-of-the-box components for Salesforce1, Lightning Experience, Lightning Apps, components belonging to different namespaces, Aura, Force, force Chatter, force Community, lightning design system styling, lightning namespace components, user interface.
Common UI and UI namespace
Understanding common UI, using aura:component, UI components such as ui:input and ui:output, easy handling of common UI, component styling and extension.
UI component dynamic update
Server side controller
Creating server side controller in Apex, @Aura Enabled annotation, annotation to enable client and server-side access to controlled method, calling a server-side controller action from a client-side controller.
Hands on example of Server side controller
A real example of deploying Server side controller by pulling data from Opportunity object, creating Client side controller to invoke Server side controller and passing the returned value to components.
Building Lightning Application
Building Contact Management App on Lightning Framework, uploading CSS file and uploading it to static resource for referencing in application, creating contact Controller Apex Class, pulling data from contact and returning the list of contacts, designing User Interface by using HTML and CSS Classes provided in Bootstrap Style sheet.
Project 1 – Building Lightning Application
Objective Building component to call client side controller function and handle data, alternate method for pulling contact details based on ID, creating component to handle the event, creating client side controller for binding user event and calling new Apex Controller method, adding fields to components, querying fields in the controller method and displaying on the screen.
Project 2 – Developer Console
Objective – This project involves working with the Salesforce Developer console. The Salesforce Developer Console is basically an integrated development environment that includes a set of tools for creating, debugging, testing and verifying of applications in Salesforce. Some of the tasks that you will be specifically working on are as below:
- Executing test classes
- Checking test class execution
- Deploying change of classes
- Learning about & deploying Eclipse
- Scheduling of a particular class
Domain – Cloud
Objective – Build a Lightning Component with Yelp’s Search API that displays a list of businesses near a certain location
Domain – Cloud
Objective – Build a simple conference management app with Apex and Visualforce
Salesforce Developer Certification
This course is designed for clearing Salesforce Dev 501 Advanced Developer Certification.The entire training course content is in line with the certification program and helps you clear the certification exam with ease and get the best jobs in the top MNCs.
As part of this training you will be working on real time projects and assignments that have immense implications in the real world industry scenario thus helping you fast track your career effortlessly.
At the end of this training program there will be a quiz that perfectly reflects the type of questions asked in the certification exam and helps you score better marks in certification exam.
Intellipaat Course Completion certificate will be awarded on the completion of Project work (on expert review)and upon scoring of at least 60% marks in the quiz. Intellipaat certification is well recognized in top 80+ MNCs like Ericsson, Cisco, Cognizant, Sony, Mu Sigma, Saint-Gobain, Standard Chartered, TCS, Genpact, Hexaware, etc.
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