Review Salesforce Fundamentals

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for developing in a multitenant environment.
  • Understand design frameworks and how to build applications using declarative and programmatic tools.
  • Recognize use cases for declarative versus programmatic customizations.

Key Topics

This unit prepares you for the Salesforce fundamentals section of the Platform Developer I exam, which makes up 7% of the overall exam. This section of the exam tests these topics.

  • Multitenant environments
  • Declarative vs. programmatic customization

This unit provides a number of interactive, real-world, scenario-based questions that are a lot like the ones you can encounter as a Salesforce developer. Looking at these scenarios helps prepare you to take the Salesforce fundamentals section of the Platform Developer I exam. As you tackle the practice questions, you get immediate feedback on your answers, along with detailed information on why your answers are correct (or incorrect).

The unit also contains interactive flashcards to help you prepare for the Salesforce fundamentals section of the exam.

Exam Practice Questions

Ready to jump in? The sample tool below is not scored—it’s just an easy way to quiz yourself. To use it, read the scenario and click the answer you think is correct. Some questions may have more than one correct answer. Click Submit and you get a popup telling you whether the answer you chose is correct or incorrect, and why; if there’s a longer explanation, click  Expand Button and then click anywhere in the window to close it. When you reach the end, you can review the answers or retake the questions.

Exam Topic Flashcards

Use these interactive flashcards to brush up on some of the key topics you’ll find on this part of the exam.

Read the question or term on each card, then click the card to reveal the correct answer. Click the right-facing arrow to move to the next card, and the left-facing arrow to return to the previous card.

Related Badges

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Platform Development Basics

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