Programmatic Development using Apex + Integrating with the Salesforce Platform

Begins: 2/10/2020  at  10:00 am Eastern Time (US)
Ends: 2/14/2020  at  6:00 pm Eastern Time (US)
Instructor: TBD
Location: Virtual
Price: $4,000
Class Code: SP-DEV503


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 (DEX450) and Integrating with the Salesforce Platform (DEX502) 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 well on the way to being prepared for the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I 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
  • Virtual