Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam syllabus

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam syllabus -

 A candidate should have hands-on experience developing custom applications on the Force.com platform and have demonstrated the application of each of the features/functions below -


OBJECTIVE (WEIGHT)
Salesforce Fundamentals ( 8% )
Describe the capabilities of the core CRM objects in the Salesforce schema.
Given a scenario, identify the boundaries of declarative customization and the use cases for programmatic customization
Identify common scenarios for extending an org using the AppExchange.
Data Modeling and Management ( 20% )
Given a scenario, determine the appropriate data model.
Describe the capabilities of the various relationship types and the implications of each on record access, user interface (UI), and reporting.
Identify the considerations when changing a field's type.
Given a set of requirements, identify the considerations and select the appropriate field type.
Describe the capabilities and considerations of the schema builder.
Describe the options and considerations when importing and exporting data. 
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for external objects.
Security ( 10% )
Describe the features and capabilities available to restrict and extend object, record, and field access
Given a set of business requirements, determine the appropriate sharing solution.
Business Logic and Process Automation ( 27% )
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for record types.
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for formula fields.     
Describe the capabilities of, use cases for, and implications of roll-up summary fields.
 Describe the capabilities of and use cases for validation rules.
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for approval processes.
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for workflow, visual workflow, and the Lightning Process Builder.
Given a set of business requirements, recommend a solution to automate business processes.
Describe the ramifications of field updates and the potential for recursion. 
Social ( 3 % )
Describe the capabilities of and use cases for social features.
User Interface ( 14% )
Describe the user interface customization options.  
 Describe the capabilities of and use cases for custom buttons, links, and actions.
Describe the declarative options available for incorporating Lightning Components in an application.
Given a scenario, determine the appropriate user interface design. 
Reporting ( 5% )
Determine the features and capabilities available when creating reports, report types, and dashboards. 
Mobile ( 5% )
Describe the declarative customization options available for the Salesforce1 mobile application user interface. 
Given a set of requirements, determine the appropriate global and object-specific actions and action layouts to optimize the Salesforce1 user experience.
App Deployment
Describe the key milestones and considerations when managing the application lifecycle.
Describe the differences between and considerations when using the various types of sandboxes.
Describe the capabilities of and considerations when using change sets.
Describe the use cases of and considerations when using unmanaged packages.
Given a scenario, determine the appropriate deployment plan.