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Review Security Settings

Learning Objectives

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

  • 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.

Key Topics

This unit prepares you for the Security section of the Salesforce Platform App Builder exam, which makes up 10% of the overall exam. This section of the exam tests these topics.

  • Restricting and Extending Object, Record, and Field Access
  • Determining Appropriate Sharing Solutions

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 Platform App Builder. Looking at these scenarios helps prepare you to take the security section of the Salesforce Platform App Builder 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 centered around study topics that help you prepare for the security 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, to learn whether the answer you chose is correct or incorrect, and why.  If there’s a longer explanation, click Expand. and then click anywhere in the window to close it. When you reach the end, you can review the answers or retake the questions. 

Did you get a scenario wrong? Check out the table below for related study material.

Scenario 1
Review Custom Permissions to determine the appropriate solution when extending access to objects, records, and fields.
Scenario 2
Explore the different Sharing Rule Types to learn when to apply appropriate sharing solutions.
Scenario 3
Study Controlling Access Using Hierarchies to know who can see what records when using hierarchies.

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 on 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.

Did you get a flashcard wrong? Check out the table below for related study material.

Flashcard 1
Review What Is a Group to refresh your knowledge on the definition of group.
Flashcard 2
Explore Sharing Rule Types to learn about the two types of sharing rules.
Flashcard 3
Refresh your knowledge on controlling access at the field level by studying Field-Level Security.  
Flashcard 4
Learn how to extend access beyond the organization-wide defaults by reviewing Sharing Rules.
Flashcard 5
Identify the appropriate solution for restricting and extending access to objects, records, and field access by studying Controlling Access Using Hierarchies.
Flashcard 6
Review User Permissions and Access to learn two ways to grant object-level access to users.  

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