salesforce interview questions & Material

1. What is Cloud computing?

Cloud Computing is a new trend in IT development, deployment, Delivery module of business Products, Services that are provided over the internet that are been used by the real time User“.

2). What is Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is a global cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, It is currently ranked the most innovative company in America by Forbes magazine.The 
company was founded in March 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff. 

3). What is Workflow?

  Salesforce Workflow gives you the ability to automatically:
  •  Create and send email alerts
  •  Create and assign tasks
  •  Update field values to either specific values, or based on formulas
  •  Create and send outbound API messages
  •  Create and execute time-dependent actions

4). What type of Workflow Alerts are there?
  •  Email Alert
  •  Outbound Message
  •  Task
  •  Field Update

5). What is app exchange?

The developed custom applications can be uploaded into the app exchange so that the other person can share the applicaition.

6). In How many ways we can invoke the Apex Class 
  •  Visualforce page
  •  Trigger
  •  Web service
  •  Email service

7). What is an Assignments Rule?

It is a rule to specify how leads are assigned to users or queues as they are created manually, captured form the web, or imported via the lead import wizards.

8).   What is Sandbox?

To make any changes for the eiting application we should copy all contents of the production into sandbox and make all changes after that test thoroughly after that move those changes into production.To create the sandbox, in production we can find one link called sandboxes. by clicking on that link we can create the sandbox by choosing type of the sandbox.

9). What are the types of Sandboxes
  • Developer sandbox
  •  Developer pro sandbox
  •  Partial data sandbox Full copy sandbox

10). What is the difference between Profiles and Roles in Salesforce.com?
  •  Roles controls record level access
  •  Profiles controls object level access

11). How many relationships included in SFDC & what are they?
  •  We are having two types of relationships, they are
  •  Lookup Relationship
  •  Master-Detail Relationship

12). What is Data Loader? 

 Data Loader is stand-alone tool to  process bulk records. With Dataloader we can process maximum of 5 million records. Most of the time we use only Dataloader Default batch size of the Dataloader is 200

13). What are Dashboards in Salesforce 

Dashboards give you a real-time snapshot of corporate metrics and key performance indicators. A dashboard is a group of different charts or components that graphically display your custom report data.

14).What is difference between WhoId and WhatId in the SFDC Data Model of Task/Events ?

  • WhoID – Lead ID or a Contact ID
  • WhatID – Account ID or an Opportunity ID or Custom Object ID

15). What is a Tabular Report?

 Provides a simple listing of your data without subtotals

Examples: Contact mailing list report

16). What is a Summary Report?

 Provides a listing of data, like a Tabular Report, plus sorting and subtotaling of data

 Example: Report showing all opportunities for current FQ, grouped by Stage

17). What is a Matrix Report?
  • Summarizes data in a grid against horizontal and vertical criteria
  • Use this report type for comparing related totals
  • Similar to a pivot table in Excel
 Example: Report showing all opportunities for your team for current FQ, subtotaled by Stage and Owner

18). What is the difference between public cloud and private cloud? Is salesforce.com is a public cloud or private cloud?

  • Public Cloud: Could services are provided “as a service” over the Internet with little or no control over the underlying technology infrastructure. More than one tenant can use the same resources.
  • Private Cloud: This also offers activities and functions “as a service” but is deployed over a company intranet or hosted datacenter. This is private product for a company or organization offering advance security.
Salesforce.com: Is a public cloud as it is hosted on salesforce.com data centers and data of more than one tenant resides on same servers.

19). What is the difference between force.com and Salesforce.com?

Force.com is pass(platformas a service) and Salesforce .com is Sass(software as a service)     

20). What about Web-to-Lead and Web-to-Case?

A lead or case record created through Web-to-Lead or Web-to-Case will set the record type to that of  the default lead owner or automated case user (optional)

21). What is PaaS?

PaaS means” Platform as a Service”. Here in “PaaS “ the cloud service providers provides hardware, OS(operating System), Storage, 
Network services over the cloud. It is the way like a rent. If there is no service like Platform and there will be no Applications. Which 
applications are build on a Platform.

22). What is SaaS?

SaaS means Software as a Service. Through this Services all the software’s are distributes over the cloud. By using SaaS no need to install any software all software’s are readily available over the internet .

23). What is IaaS?

Full form IaaS is “Infrastructure as a Service”. Here in IaaS  the cloud service providers will provides infrastructure like servers, 
hosting services and storage. Servers and storage’s are the basic services provide by Cloud Service Providers.
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