Advanced Salesforce Development

Begins: 12/25/2020  at  8:30 am Eastern Time (US)
Ends: 12/29/2020  at  5:00 pm Eastern Time (US)
Notes: This class is available as an on-site, private class for 8 to 15 participants at a discounted price. Please complete the Learn More form, and somebody from Stony Point will call you to discuss.
Instructor: TBD
Location: (location to be determined)
Price: $4,500
Class Code: SPDEV-503


Stony Point developed this class to help experienced software developers quickly learn the basics of Apex and Visualforce and best practices for integrating Salesforce with other systems.  This class is an alternative to the Programmatic Development using Apex and Visualforce (DEV450) and Integrating with (DEV-502) classes offered by Salesforce.  The Stony Point version of the class offers relevant, real world programming examples and costs less.

A student successfully completing this class will be prepared for the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I exam and the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II exam.

This class is delivered by a senior instructor with many years of real world programming experience and will cover the following topics: 

  • The fundamentals of declarative development on the Platform including custom and standard objects, fields, security, workflow, approval processes, and validation rules
  • Working with common development tools, including but not limited to: the IDE, Developer’s Workbench, Developer Console
  • Understanding the software development lifecycle on the platform and utilizing the Metadata API, Unmanaged Packages, Managed Packages and Change Sets
  • Apex fundamentals, including but not limited to: developing Apex triggers, developing Visualforce custom controllers and controller extensions using Apex, developing email services using Apex, sending emails using Apex and Workflow, and developing test methods.
  • Visualforce fundamentals, including but not limited to: Consuming standard and custom controllers and controller extensions using Visualforce, utilizing CSS within Visualforce pages, embedding a Salesforce chart on a Visualforce page, utilizing Field Sets, and embedding a Visualforce page in a dashboard
  • Salesforce integration techniques including but not limited to: Salesforce to Salesforce, consuming external REST web services using Apex, developing SOAP web services with Apex, developing REST web services with Apex, the Streaming API, utilizing Sites to build unauthenticated REST web services

As a participant in the classes, each student will be given a practice learning environment to use during hands-on exercises during the class.  The student will be able to use this learning environment indefinitely after the class without any additional fee.


  • Object oriented programming experience
  • In-person