New to Salesforce? The Ups and Downs of Chasing Certifications

Chasing Salesforce Certificates

Salesforce professionals will tell you the importance of obtaining and keeping certifications. Certifications demonstrate a set of skills and knowledge that are valuable to peers or potential employers. For an organization, the process of obtaining and maintaining certifications ensures that the holder understands best practices and is up to date with changes to the platform. In short, a certification should demonstrate that the holder has a true grasp of the subject material. However, that is not always the case. The single-minded pursuit of certifications puts the focus on passing a test; often, the knowledge gained doesn’t translate into functional knowledge … Read More

Explore the Force.com platform with Trailhead

Explore the Force.com platform with Trailhead

Are you a Salesforce.com Administrator, Developer, Solution Architect, or Business Analyst? If you want to learn more about the Force.com platform, explore Trailhead. Trailhead is an innovative way to learn about the Force.com platform — whether you are new to the platform or want to dive deep, you can test your knowledge of the platform while earning points and badges to celebrate your achievements. There are about 18 different modules (as of Apr ’15) you can pick and choose from. Each module consists of different tutorials and challenges. Some important modules are listed below: Force.com Basics Formulas and Validations UI Customization … Read More