Salesforce App Builder Certification
Mar14

Salesforce App Builder Certification

The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam is for them who want to grow in their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and also want to implement custom applications using the predeclared customization capabilities of the Force.com platform.   In June 2015, Salesforce University introduced the three new certifications: Salesforce Platform App Builder Platform Developer I Platform Developer II Salesforce University splitting the Developer track into declarative certification and two programmatic certifications. The Salesforce Platform App Builder certification is like to the Certified Force.com Developer credential. Here are some concepts for understanding to pass the exam: Design the Data model, user interface, business logic and security for custom applications Customize applications for mobile use Design reports and dashboards Deploy custom applications The Platform App Builder Exam is an only 90-minute exam. The exam contains  60 single or multi-select questions. The passing score is 63%, or 38 correctly answered questions. How to prepare for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam   Review the concepts in the Platform App Builder Study Guide & Group Objectives by Their Weightings as given below:   Perform a Self Assessment on the objectives and ID Areas Needing Knowledge Improvement Increase Your Knowledge Building Applications with Force.com Part 1 Building Applications with Force.com Part 2 Grab a Personal Developer Org and Practice Those Concepts Familiarize yourself Mock Questions Daily Routine: Take Mock Exams and Study Notes   Tips The App Builder Exam is very broad but it does not go extreme depth, So you will need to have an overview of a lot Salesforce & Force.coms features. Make sure that go through each section in the study guide and revise accordingly. The social section is worth 3% of the exam so you can only expect 1 or 2 questions. Make sure that read other guides as well, each person has a different take on the exam and may provide different insights. The process of elimination is yours! If you can not work out which answer is right, try and work out which answer is wrong! To get more information about Platform Developer I. Click here ...

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AppExchange Development Checklist
May20

AppExchange Development Checklist

In this blog I will be writing down some of my AppExchange development checklist while developing an application for various. AppExchange is the Salesforce center on which one can launch their own salesforce Application. Appexchange is the hub of thousands of application where Salesforce users can reach out to various paid and free applications as per their need. Appexchange helps more than 2000 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to reach more that 120,000 Salesforce.com customers offering applications that either extend Salesforce.com CRM functionality or provide a solution entirely different from Salesforce CRM. While developing an Application in salesforce  I have always used the following checklist.  PLAN: Brainstorm an application idea: The application idea which is fresh and new on the platform and had some awesome features which will enhance the user experience or Salesforce as a CRM Background study: Make sure that you are not reinventing the wheel. Appexchange is already hosting several apps and have many applications with repetitive ideas. Applications trying to do the same thing in a better way is still appreciated but do make sure that your application is way better than the existing solutions. Believing in yourself is good but its always great to have a round of random feedback on the Application ideas before you plan to develop them. Paid or Free should be a decision which cannot be easily taken by small vendors since releasing a Paid application on Appexchange may need initial cost/fee of $2700. You can always come up with a free basic version initially and then once you application is hit then a more complex and Paid version. User Scenario: Make sure that all the User scenarios are very well thought of and does not leave any loose ends. When the purpose of the application is defined clearly still there may be a chance when some scenarios may have not thought of clearly. Salesforce Editions: Applications published on Appexchange can be easily installed on Developer edition, Unlimited edition, Enterprise edition. An application when being developed needs to be very certain that on which of the salesforce flavours(Editions) it can be installed. Developing an application for profession edition may require an extra step of creating Aloha app and testing them in Profession Edition before release.  DEVELOP: Plan the Development: Several small size utility tool type application can be developed straight from the idea and may not need a development plan but the applications having some wizard of pages may need a phase wise release cycle. Configuration: Make sure which all features in the application can configurable and which can be fixed is a tricky decision. Think wearing a User hat. Making...

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