How I Passed the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification
I just passed the Salesforce Platform App Builder, and thought I would share a few takeaways.
First of all, it was easier for me than the Advanced Admin or the Sales Cloud Consultant certifications. Several factors certainly include the additional experience I have gotten since taking the other two certifications as well as the amount of time I studied for the exam, but overall I would tend to recommend it as a 2nd certification choice after becoming a Salesforce Certified Administrator.
Another takeaway from this experience is that building apps in Salesforce Lighting can be very rewarding. Recently, I was looking for a basic time tracking app that allowed Salesforce users to track time against cases and accounts without having to enter any information into fields. I wanted the time entries to be reportable and also to be able to build out an approval process around them.
After trying a few apps from the app exchange and Chrome store, I ended up building my own time tracker in a flow that displays in a Lighting component on cases with report components that display on accounts to show the time logged in comparison with a retainer an account has.
Before jumping to the video - what do a time tracker app and a Salesforce certification have in common? This is app building! Lighting components, roll-up fields, when to use a flow, and more!
If you’re curious to see my time tracking app and perhaps get some ideas for building one yourself, check out this demo: