About this Course

Course Code TPADM-231
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

The course material will be issued prior to the course in ekit form

This course provides those who are a new to programming with an introduction to object-oriented programming using Javalike programming language called Apex. In this class, you'll learn the basics of creating classes and triggers in Force.com code as well as best practices and development methodology concepts that will help you be successful as you start to build your first applications.

At the end of this class, you'll have an understanding of how to approach your first programming assignment, how to construct basic Force.com code to build on the Force.com platform, and hands-on experience with the Force.com toolset.


  • Course participants should be familiar with the Salesforce UI and how to customize applications using the declarative capabilities.

Who should attend?

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Force Code is designed for people who are familiar with the Salesforce application user interface and customizing applications using the Setup menu and who want to gain an understanding of object-oriented programming and develop basic Force code development skills.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of Force.com code development
  • Describe object-oriented programming concepts
  • Evaluate general use cases where Force.com code is a good solution
  • Consider basic Force.com code syntax, available data types,
  • and potential use of each
  • List the ways Force.com code can be invoked
  • Compare and contrast the different types of collections
  • Write SOQL for loops to handle bulk data
  • Review execution order and where before and after triggers execute
  • Test the different governor limits and contexts
  • Create a unit test for a class using assertion methods
  • Understand the requirements, steps, and tools available for deploying Force.com code


Introduction to Force.com Code

  • Overview, including Force.com code in the salesforce.com stack, environment requirements,
  • usage scenarios, the development lifecycle, execution
  • methods, and salesforce.com objects and fields
  • An introduction to object-oriented programming,
  • classes, and objects
  • Installation and development using the Force.com IDE

Force.com Building Blocks

  • Classes, variables and methods, and data objects
  • Data objects and relationships between objects
  • Force.com code variables, data types, and expressions
  • Best practices for formatting, commenting, and naming conventions

Force.com Code Class Construction

  • Classes and objects, including passing and returning variables, encapsulation, conditions and logic flow control, loops, and exception handling

Force.com Triggers and Data

  • Introduction to Force.com triggers, including when to use a trigger, order of execution, creation and development considerations, and governors and limitations
  • An introduction to querying data with SOQL and SOSL
  • Data Manipulation Language (DML)

Testing, Debugging, and Deployment

  • Debugging scenarios, methods, and tools
  • Test classes, unit testing, testing requirements and strategies, and considerations and best practices
  • IDE testing and an overview of Salesforce CRM UI testing
  • Deployment checklist and preparation steps
  • Force.com IDE deployment

5 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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