Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Force.com Code (ADM231)

This course is designed for Salesforce administrators who would like to learn the basics of implementing business logic using Apex, the primary programming language of the Salesforce platform. First, you’ll learn how to read Apex code and then you’ll gradually increase your programming skills from writing single debugging statements to programming multiple, multi-line blocks of code.

What will you learn?

When you complete this course, you’ll be able to:

• Describe use cases for Apex

• Write, test, and migrate applications containing debugging statements

• Create Apex classes, Apex triggers, and SOQL queries

• Create, read, update, and delete data using Apex DML

• Describe how governor limits manage shared
resources and impact Apex programming

Who should take this course?

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming using Apex is designed for people who are familiar with the Salesforce application user interface and customizing applications using the Setup menu. It is meant to provide an understanding of object-oriented programming in the context of Apex and the Salesforce platform. No prior programming experience required.

Course outline

Introduction to Apex

• Overview, including Apex usage scenarios, the development lifecycle, and execution methods

• An introduction to object-oriented programming, classes, and objects


Apex Class Construction

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


Testing, Debugging, and Application Lifecycle

• Debugging scenarios, methods, and tools

• Test classes, unit testing, testing requirements and strategies, and considerations and best practices

• Deployment checklist, preparation steps, and tools


Retrieving and Manipulating Application Data

• Retrieve application data using queries, written in SOQL or SOSL

• Insert, update, merge, and delete records using Apex data manipulation language (DML)


Apex Triggers

• Introduction to Apex triggers, including when to use a
trigger, order of execution, creation and development considerations, and governors and limitations


Course participants should be familiar with the Salesforce User Interface.


The costs are €  3,625 excluding VAT. This includes lunches, coffee and tea and course material.


Until four weeks before the start of the course you may cancel your participation in writing free of charge, or you may propose to attend on another date. Should you cancel within four weeks before the start of the course you will have to pay the full course fee. In the event of insufficient participants we reserve the right to cancel the course at any time or move the date of the event. If so, you will be informed in due time.


Deloitte Academy is Authorised Training Reseller of salesforce.com in the EMEA region. Training will be given by official certified Salesforce trainers.


Joost van der Velde

Joost van der Velde


I’ve been working at Deloitte Academy since August 2015 as a Marketing and Sales Consultant. I answer questions of the customers, I frame the needs of the (potential) customers and always try to find ... Meer