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Career Growth With Salesforce University – All About Training & Certifications

Overview

With the increasing demand for Salesforce CRM solutions, the demand for Salesforce developer and admin jobs is on the rise.

Hiring companies now need more certified Salesforce developers and certified Salesforce administrators to implement and maintain their systems. Getting certified boosts your career and enables you to contribute even more to your organization’s success. Whether you are a Salesforce Administrator, Force.com Developer, Implementation Expert, or Architect, earning a credential from Salesforce.com demonstrates that you have the skills and confidence to take full advantage of Salesforce.

Salesforce University offers Training and Certification options for everyone, from large enterprises to small business owners.

Salesforce certification tracks or paths are described below:

Administrator Track

  • Administrator (ADM-201)
  • Advanced Administrator (ADM-211)

Developer Track

  • Developer (DEV-401)
  • Advanced Developer (DEV-501)

Architects Track

  • Technical Architect

Implementation Experts Track

  • Sales Cloud Consultant (CRT-251)
  • Service Cloud Consultant (CRT-261)

Marketers Track

  • Marketing Cloud Email User
  • Marketing Cloud Social User

Pardot Consultants Track

  • Pardot Consultant

For each path, you should take a maintenance exam each release (spring, summer or winter) after you pass. There is no charge for the initial two yearly release exams, however, you must pay to renew your certification each third release.

Types of training medium made available by Salesforce University

Public Instructor-Led Training

These in-person classes/workshops highlight hands-on preparation and training driven by Salesforce Certified educators, with classrooms around the globe.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training

With the same hands-on labs, class engagement and certified educators as the Salesforce in-person offerings, this live, online training offers the full class experience from your PC.

Self-Paced Online Training

The Salesforce web training modules are accessible whenever you need access to prepare. From Cloud-specific offerings to the full Premier Online Catalog, these eLearning offerings are awesome supplements to the classroom experience.

Private Workshops

Now and then the best alternative is to unite groups for private, educator-led courses that can mix topics of interest to your organization. This offers a chance to concentrate unequivocally on the content that is most appropriate for your one of a kind Salesforce arrangement. These classes additionally give the chance to your group to meet up with Salesforce University specialists to investigate particular difficulties and usage questions.

To receive certification, a user can avail the training facility and take the tests or essentially take the test in view of their earlier studies or experience. Tests can be fixed onsite at a suitable schedule through Salesforce’s global network of sponsored testing centers, which set their own timetables, or as online administered exams, which permit you to take them remotely from your own particular PC, observed by a delegate through a web camera.

Training with a partner

Numerous Foundation partners offer individualized training for nonprofit and higher education clients. You can locate a consulting partner that specializes in not-for-profits or education. For example,

  • Idealist Consulting offers a 2-day instructional course called “Salesforce Basics for the Accidental Administrator.”
  • 501 Partners currently offers a Salesforce Training Academy for Nonprofits.

Free Options

Help & Training Portal: The Help & Training portal can be set at your home base for salesforce.com documentation, training, and support. To get to Help & Training portal, log in to your Salesforce ORG and click the Help & Training link connection situated in the upper right corner of your home page. When you click the link, it will open the Help and Training portal in an another tab or window.

  • Trailhead Training Modules

Trailhead is an interactive learning path through the fundamental building piece of the Salesforce1 Platform. Test your knowledge of the platform while procuring points and badges to celebrate your accomplishments. It is intended for clients who need to know all the more about setting up and designing the Salesforce platform. For more information, visit: https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead

  • Foundation Office Hours

Salesforce.com Foundation Weekly Office Hours are an awesome place to learn how to use Salesforce with examples particular to non-profit use cases while suggesting conversation starters in a live forum.

  • Foundation events and webinars

Foundation events and webinars are an incredible place to figure out how to utilize Salesforce with examples particular to not-for-profit utilization cases while suggesting conversation starters in a live discussion.

  • Girlforce Certification Study Groups

Girlforce is a community-led group looking to engage ladies in the non-profit Salesforce group. They offer free study groups led by not-for-profit Salesforce specialists once every four months, open to anybody looking for their accreditation. Preference is given to working in the not-for-profit area, however, all are welcome! Study groups are peer-led and encouraged by somebody holding the imperative certification. Online web conferences are facilitated once per week for the Admin Certification. You can learn more about Girlforce by joining the Girlforce group in the Power of Us Hub.

Ajay Dubedi

Ajay Dubedi

Founder CEO | Salesforce Expert

More than 11 years of industry experience. Responsible for strategy, vision, and project delivery at Cloud Analogy.

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