** Updated course for late 2019! **
Students, you’ve waited long enough – the Apex Academy is now LIVE!
Join the Apex Academy and let me be your mentor. I will personally guide you through all the lessons you need to learn to become an expert Salesforce developer”
No more open-ended tutorials. No more uncertainty over whether you’re on the right learning path. No more supplementary Head First Java books! I’ve designed this academy to be the only resource you need to become a Salesforce developer.
|We start from scratch and assume you’ve never coded before!|
|Real-world Salesforce examples drawn from my experiences working in over 50 different Salesforce orgs, including Google’s!|
|In-depth Apex tutorials that go deeper than anything ever written. Through video, voice, and exercises, I teach you how, and more importantly, why!|
|Yes, there is homework!|
Course #0: Knowing When to Code in Salesforce
Dive into the the pros and cons of various “clicks vs code” tools such as Apex, Workflow Rules, and Process Builder as we work together to solve a common business scenario. By the end of this course, you’ll have learned a step-by-step approach to decide whether or not you should use code in your next Salesforce project.
Course #1: Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Coding in Salesforce
[Updated for 2020!] Want to learn how to code in Salesforce but scared to start? This course is for you! We’ll give you a crash course on Salesforce development and teach you how to write, test, and deploy Apex triggers. No programming experience required – anyone can code!
Course #2: Fundamental Salesforce Coding Techniques
Behind every advanced Salesforce developer is a strong understanding of fundamental Apex coding techniques. Learn the six core Apex tools: variables, collections, dot notation, IF statements, loops, and DML. There will be multiple live demos of triggers and test classes – and lots of homework too!
Course #3: The Power of SOQL
The key to awakening the power of Apex lies in SOQL – yes this is the course where you become all-powerful in Salesforce! Learn how to write SOQL queries, how to integrate SOQL in your Apex triggers, and how to defend your org from bugs by using SOQL in your test classes.
Course #4: Enterprise-Grade Apex
Launch date TBD!
Course #5: Building End-to-End Salesforce Applications
Launch date TBD!
The Apex Academy is my legacy in this world. I’ve worked so hard, and sacrificed so much already to make it. This academy HAS to be perfect. I believe if you work hard enough on a goal and pour all your heart into it that you can create a masterpiece. The Apex Academy is my masterpiece to you and I will do everything it takes to make sure you achieve your goals through it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I take the Apex Academy or follow along the tutorials on SFDC99/Trailhead?
My SFDC99 tutorials and Trailhead are superb, especially if you’re a natural self-learner and you’re not afraid to Google things to fill in some blanks.
But if you’re looking for the best possible opportunity to learn to code and you want your hand held throughout the entire process, the Apex Academy is for you!
Will you be providing scholarships to the Apex Academy?
Yes, I’ll do my best!
I’ve already given out over a hundred scholarships and I intend to continue helping those in need! If you’re a veteran, unemployed, or just going through tough financial times, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your current situation. I have a limited number of scholarships available but I’ll do my best to help you out!
I’m interested in getting a subscription for my whole team at work – how can I do this?
Smart move – there are many benefits to a corporate subscription at PluralSight!
Email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you in touch with a PluralSight contact!
What’s next for the Apex Academy?
A new course every few months on Salesforce coding, best practices, and certifications!
I’ve finished all the Apex Academy videos, what else should I watch?
Check out these other Salesforce courses on PluralSight, authored by people much smarter than me!
|LIVE Salesforce Demos||Various topics||Various Salesforce MVPs & Certified Technical Architects!|
|Force.com and Apex Fundamentals||Apex||Dan Appleman – author of Advanced Apex Programming and one of my personal mentors|
|Force.com Design Patterns||Apex||Adam Purkiss – Salesforce MVP and Trailhead Architect|
|Asynchronous Apex||Apex||Scott Lee – Director @ Elega Corp|
|Force.com Integrations and APIs||Integrations||Richard Seroter, 9x Microsoft MVP|
|Getting Started with Lightning Components||Lightning||Sara Morgan, Certified Salesforce Advanced Developer|
|Introduction to Visualforce||Visualforce||Matt Lacey – Salesforce MVP and founder of the Salesforce StackExchange|
|Getting Started With Workflows||Admin||Scott Lee – Director @ Elega Corp|
|Formula Fundamentals||Admin||Dan Appleman – author of Advanced Apex Programming and one of my personal mentors|
|Career Strategies and Opportunities for Salesforce Platform Developers||Salesforce Careers||Dan Appleman – author of Advanced Apex Programming and one of my personal mentors|
|Force.com Platform – The Big Picture||General||Don Robins – creator and teacher of Salesforce’s official Apex classes|
See you in class, students!