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Use Trailhead to Become Salesforce Certified!


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Presentation from Dreamforce 2015 by Adam Olshansky and Jayvin Arora, describing how to use Salesforce's new, free Trailhead tool to help you along on your Salesforce career and lead you down the path to becoming Salesforce certified

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Use Trailhead to Become Salesforce Certified!

  1. 1. Use Trailhead to Become Salesforce Certified! Adam Olshansky Salesforce Software Engineer, SolarCity 6X Salesforce Certified @adam17amo Jayvin Arora Salesforce Technical Lead, Soliant Consulting Salesforce MVP and Philadelphia User Group Leader @JayvinArora
  2. 2. Jayvin Arora @JayvinArora Salesforce Technical Lead
  3. 3. Adam Olshansky @adam17amo Salesforce Software Engineer
  4. 4. Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This presentation may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of, inc. could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of product or service availability, subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies or plans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technology developments and customer contracts or use of our services. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality for our service, new products and services, our new business model, our past operating losses, possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate of growth, interruptions or delays in our Web hosting, breach of our security measures, the outcome of any litigation, risks associated with completed and any possible mergers and acquisitions, the immature market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability to expand, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, new releases of our service and successful customer deployment, our limited history reselling products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year and in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the most recent fiscal quarter. These documents and others containing important disclosures are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of our Web site. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other presentations, press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available., inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. Safe Harbor
  5. 5. • Use Salesforce to break down our own barriers • What is Trailhead? • Ways to leverage Trailhead to its full potential • Become Salesforce Certified • Blaze your trail and accelerate your career Key Takeaways
  6. 6. Goals and Barriers
  7. 7. Breaking Down Barriers What is stopping you today?
  8. 8. Opportunities Abound!
  9. 9. • Hesitance for students to get into STEM subjects • Lack of knowledge about Salesforce • No easy and fun way for younger generations to get an intro to STEM • Plenty of job opportunities STEM Opportunities
  10. 10. • Salesforce Administrator - $64,000 • Salesforce Developer - $87,000 • Salesforce Business Analyst - $90,000 • Salesforce Project Manager - $94,000 • Salesforce Consultant - $114,000 • Technical Architect - $130,000 Sources: Indeed, Payscale, ItJobWatch, November 2014, Hiring Problem
  11. 11. Making it easy Making it fun Making it available Salesforce and STEM Problem
  12. 12. What is Trailhead?
  13. 13. Learn Salesforce for Free!
  14. 14. Structure of Trailhead
  15. 15. How To Access it
  16. 16. How To Maximize Trailhead
  17. 17. Train, Learn, Succeed How To Use It As An Individual
  18. 18. • Gamification • Track points and badges • Collaborate on solutions to modules • Build projects together How To Use It For Your Team
  19. 19. DEMO
  20. 20. Become Salesforce Certified
  21. 21. • It’s awesome! • It’s fun! • It’s profitable! Why Become Certified?
  22. 22. Salesforce Certified Administrator – ADM 201 Objective Weighting Standard and Custom Objects 18% Security and Access 15% Reports and Dashboards 13% Data Management 11% Sales Cloud Applications 9% User Setup 9% Workflow Automation 7% Service Cloud Applications 6% Activity Management 3% Content and Folder Management 2% Desktop and Mobile Administration 2% AppExchange 2% Organization Setup 1% Global User Interface 1% Chatter 1%
  23. 23. Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator – ADM 211 Objective Weighting Security and Access 20% Process Automation 13% Data Management 10% Sales Cloud Applications 10% Service Cloud Applications 10% Reports and Dashboards 10% Change Management 10% Extending Custom Objects and Applications 8% Auditing and Monitoring 6% Content Management 3%
  24. 24. Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder Objective Weighting Business Logic and Process Automation 27% User Interface 14% Security 10% App Deployment 8% Reporting 5% Mobile 5% Social 3%
  25. 25. Additional Info To Know
  26. 26. • #Trailhead • #AwesomeAdmin • Salesforce Admns (there’s no ‘I’ in Admin!) • @salesforceadmns • Chris Duarte, Managing Editor, Trailhead • @TheChrisDuarte • Sandeep Bhanot, Product Owner, Trailhead • @cloudysan • Adam Seligman, SVP, Developer Relations • @adamse How To Get Involved
  27. 27. • • Salesforce Help and Training Catalog • Both in person and online • Blogs • Follow Salesforce employees and MVPs on social media • Join local Salesforce User Groups • Success Community Additional Resources For You
  28. 28. • • Trailhead • Salesforce Training & Certification • Salesforce Certification Study Group • Salesforce Certified Professionals Success Community Groups to Join
  29. 29. Head Start
  30. 30. Great, What’s Next? ✚ ✚ =
  31. 31. Eliminate
  32. 32. Share Your Feedback and Win a GoPro Enroll in a session1 Tap the bell to take a survey 2 3 Earn a GoPro prize entry for each completed survey
  33. 33. Thank you
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