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ASU Salesforce Developer Academy

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Full course description


July 5, 2022


15 weeks




*Free to AZNext Participants


What you'll learn:

Using Salesforce’s Trailhead learning system facilitated by ASU faculty and supplemented by ASU coursework you will gain real-world, hands-on experience in developing and configuring salesforce applications that will prepare you for the Salesforce Administrator/Developer credential exam.

What you'll do:

The program consists of 15 weeks of faculty-facilitated instruction including readings, exercises, and labs using Salesforce’s Trailhead learning system. A weekly online live lecture including industry professionals will discuss each week’s topics. Participants will contextualize what they are learning through relevant engagements with working business professionals who use Salesforce daily.

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Salesforce
  • Week 2 - Understanding Salesforce Data Model
  • Week 3 - How far can “clicks not code” take you?
  • Week 4 - Using SOQL to Retrieve Org’s Data
  • Week 5 - Programming with Apex
  • Week 6 - Using DML to Manipulate Org’s Data
  • Week 7 - Apex Triggers
  • Week 8 - Apex Integration Services
  • Week 9 - Asynchronous Apex
  • Week 10 - Event-Driven Software Architecture
  • Week 11 - Working with Visualforce Pages
  • Week 12 - Working with the Lightning Component Framework
  • Week 13 - Apex Testing Framework
  • Week 14 - Deployment—Migration of Applications and Components
  • Week 15 - Debugging System Issues


Who this course is designed for:

The program is accessible to people with backgrounds in computing and non-computing fields. You must have completed at least one programming language course with a grade or an industry certificate in full-stack development (Java/C#/web etc.).

To apply for the program, candidates will be asked to submit an online application and complete a pre-assessment to verify eligibility and baseline skills required for admission.


What you'll receive:

Upon successfully completing the course the participant will be prepared and able to take the Salesforce Administrator and Salesforce Platform Developer I certification exams. In addition, successful participants may be eligible for an interview for a full-time position at Deloitte or other AZNext employer partners.


About AZNext:

Arizona Workforce Training Accelerator Partnership for Next Generation Jobs (AZNext). We are a public-private partnership to address the acute need for mid- to high-skilled workforce in information technology (IT)/cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing within Arizona and across the nation. AZNext brings together employers, a Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) workforce development network, state-level economic development organizations, and industry partnerships, while creating a model for replication across the Southwest and the US.

Led by Arizona State University (ASU), AZNext programs include three key innovations: (a) modular, flexible, and progressively higher-skill career pathways in IT/cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing sectors; (b) new flexible ASU digital courseware (convert existing and new courses) on an innovative digital platform; and (c) next-level collaborations with employers and among industry associations and workforce development organizations to provide various training experiences. All provided at no charge to the participant.

Minimum requirements for AZNext participation:

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Unemployed, underemployed, looking to upskill/retrain
  • Meet the programming language experience requirement

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.


Meet the instructors

Kaleb Anderson

Kaleb Anderson is Director of Salesforce Platform Solutions for Arizona State University’s EdPlus. He is an ASU alumnus, holds 5 different Salesforce certifications and has worked in the Salesforce ecosystem for 10 years including as a Salesforce consultant with many universities including: ASU, Brown University, Harvard University, Indiana University, University of Miami, Michigan State University among others.

Ashok Khare - Salesforce Developer, EdPlus at ASU

Ashok Kumar Khare has over 21 years of IT industry experience encompassing a wide range of skill sets and roles related to the Salesforce platform, Enterprise Application Integrations, AWS Services and Oracle Technology stack. He has over 7 years of strong hands on experience with Salesforce ecosystem and holds 2 Salesforce certifications.

Brandon Tolbert - Salesforce Administrator Lead, EdPlus at ASU

Starting his technology career in 2009 as a business analyst, Brandon currently leads a Salesforce Administrator team and holds two Salesforce certifications. Since 2016, Brandon has been developing and supporting ASU technology in and around the Salesforce ecosystem aimed at empowering learners across the world. When not in the weeds wrestling to find a scalable solution, he enjoys assisting others in helping them reach their goals.