I know you’re all just as eager as I am to take the next Apex Academy course!
Apex Academy #1 has been a massive success! It’s achieving my dream, which is to personally mentor Salesforce dreamers just like you and give you the hands-on, real-world training you need to reach your coding dreams!
I know your hopes and dreams are on the line when you take a risk and go for something big in your career. And that’s what motivates me as I record every line in course #2.
You see, Apex Academy is the soul of SFDC99, and, SFDC99 is the chicken noodle soup for my soul.
Anway, I thought I’d take a quick break from recording to help answer some of your questions! Feel free to ask more in the comments, I’ll add them to the main post!
What will you be teaching in Apex Academy #2?
Great question! Apex Academy #2 goes deep into core coding concepts such as variables, IF statements, loops, SOQL, etc. Basically all the tools that you’ll be using on a daily basis when coding.
Most importantly, you get a HUGE power spike after watching this course! You learn how to do things you’ve never been able to do without code – and may not have been possible!
What’s the teaching style of this course?
The best thing students will need at this point is to become immersed in code – there will be LOTS of code samples and deep, deep, demos. Some parts of the course will feel like watching a livestream of a coder as he/she builds on top of Salesforce. Of course, the whole thing will be narrated too!
How long will this course be?
So far the course is looking to literally be three times longer than I anticipated. We try to keep each course to be ~2 hours… we really are leaving no stone unturned here! It’s important to me that you watch the course without any major lingering questions, as that mental debt builds up over time.
When will the course be available?
Since there’s about 3x more content than we originally planned, the course is taking longer than expected! (Don’t worry, I’ve been working extremely hard on it!)
Right now we’re deciding between splitting the course into two, or, keeping it as one bigger course and launching around the May timeframe. Would love to get your opinions here too!
What should I do while waiting for the course to arrive?
Check out these other courses I recommend on Pluralsight!
Aside from that, I strongly recommend re-watching Apex Academy #1 to make sure you’re fully ready to learn the new concepts in #2.
Do I need to watch Apex Academy #1 before proceeding to #2?
Technically, no. However, I strongly, strongly recommend doing so as I assume you understand all concepts in #1 and I don’t need to reteach it. It’s a fun course to watch too so there’s not much to lose!
Even if you have prior programming experience, I still recommend watching #1 since it talks about Salesforce and Apex specific quirks!
Check out the full Apex Academy #1 course here!
How many courses do you have planned on Pluralsight?
10 courses! Of those ten, at least 5 fall under the Apex Academy umbrella. Aside from Apex Academy, the biggest area I want to tackle is certifications.
I’m not in a financial situation to to access this course. Do you still have scholarships available?
Yes, of course! I love to help out those in need – your dreams are just as important (if not more) than anyone else’s! In fact, this was one of the main reasons I started the Apex Academy!
In particular, my goal right now is to help out those in financial need, and, veterans or people involved in veteran services. Family members of veterans included!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on how you could be selected.
I’ve given out over 50 scholarships so far and hope to be able to continue this even more!
Hope this helps answer some of the questions you have on mind! I’ll be answering more as they come in!
MAY UPDATE: I ended up splitting the course into two to go into more depth on the “fundamentals” part of the Academy – didn’t want to skimp out on this! Course #3 will come out sooner now because of this, and, I’m taking a few months off of work! Cheers! –David