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Salesforce Platform Developer

Ace your Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification. Become an expert in Apex programming and Salesforce development.

Time commitment
6 weeks (8-10 hours per week) 100% online
Next start date
3 Feb 2020
A$ 2200 incl GST
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Why learn to be a Salesforce Platform Developer?

As the World’s #1 CRM platform, businesses of all shapes and sizes are increasingly turning to Salesforce to help achieve their business goals. Between 2017 and 2022, the Salesforce ecosystem will be creating approximately 79,000 new jobs according to the IDC ‘Salesforce Economy’ Whitepaper. Demand for experienced developers with formal certification is now running hot. 

Designed by RMIT Online in close collaboration with Salesforce, the course is Salesforce and RMIT certified. This course is designed to equip you with the practical skills, knowledge and experience you need to customise Salesforce. You will learn from some of the best in the business with ongoing support from your mentors. And best of all, it’s 100% online.   

If you like, you will be ready to sit for your Salesforce Platform Developer 1 exam after just 6 weeks, with your exam fees included in the course.

Looking to advance your career? Upskill and certify your expertise in this exciting space and boost your earnings potential.


How does it work

Learn how to build projects with real business value. You will complete a real-world project, with the support of our industry experts.  The course runs entirely online so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule, with a mix of tutorials, interactive webinars and 1:1 mentor support.

As well as learning fundamental technical skills, you’ll get all the knowledge you need to be able to pass the Salesforce Platform Developer 1 exam, including access to a mock exam to practise your skills. At the end of the course, you won't have to pay more if you decide to sit the exam, that’s a saving of $200 USD.  

There are no formal entry requirements for the course, however previous developer experience and a basic knowledge of Salesforce would be an advantage.

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Course Structure

Module 1

The Salesforce ecosystem

Explain the total value potential of the wider Salesforce ecosystem.

Articulate and prepare for the critical success factors of developer projects.

Identify and articulate critical project scoping information to establish the fundamentals of success.

Module 2

Identifying and understanding project requirements

Uncover, articulate and explain customer requirements.

Prepare user journeys for project scoping.

Effectively scope project and communicate briefs including critical success factors, key risks and ways of working.

Module 3

Database modelling and management

Prepare an appropriate data management plan for project requirements.

Manage data effectively for project requirements.

Model data effectively for project requirements.

Module 4 and 5

Logic and process automation

Articulate the critical roles of the various programming languages within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Articulate the function and use cases of the Lightning Platform.

Plan and utilise logic and process automation approaches to achieve project goals and business objectives.

Module 6


Articulate the function and key use cases of Apex.

Plan for and utilise Apex classes to suit project and business objectives.

Plan and utilise Apex triggers to achieve project outcomes.

Module 7

User interface

Articulate the function and use cases of Visualforce.

Determine best approaches to user interface requirements within Salesforce.

Identify and prepare user interface requirements for projects.

Module 8

Enabling success

Maximise deployment effectiveness.

Effectively prepare and execute debugging requirements.

Assess and determine critical considerations for maximised Salesforce effectiveness.

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Yuri Gribanov Architecture & Developer Practice Lead & Certified Architect

Yuri is a Solution Architect and Developer with over 10 years of experience in IT. He holds multiple certifications in Salesforce including Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer, Salesforce Certified Platform Developer (I and II) and Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder. Recent Salesforce projects include serving as the Solution Architect/Senior Developer delivering integrated solutions for Tatts Group. In this project Yuri architected and implemented the B2B solution to manage Tatts Group’s franchise network.

Matt Robison Technical Architect & Certified Developer

With 16 years of experience in Enterprise IT/Software Development, Matt is a well rounded individual crossing Pre-Sales, Solution Design and Implementation. Matt’s certifications include Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Platform App Builder, Salesforce Platform Developer 1, and Salesforce Platform Developer 2.


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