3 Little Known Ways To Learn Salesforce

Have you been looking for the right time to jump into the tech industry, but feel overwhelmed with what part of the industry to get started with?

Well, I want to tell you that there has never been a better time to start learning Salesforce. You can get started learning for free over at Trailhead.

I want to tell you right of that bat that I don’t work for Salesforce and don’t have any official or monetary affiliation with Salesforce.

There was a recent article that showed that Salesforce and its ecosystem are expected to enable the creation of 11,620 direct jobs and the use of cloud computing by Salesforce customers will add a net $5.4 billion in new business revenue to the local economy. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/salesforce-to-add-11620-jobs-54b-to-economy-642411

The global Salesforce market is estimated at $14.5 billion and growing at a rate of 28% over the last 3 years! The market is one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the industry.

I’ve personally experienced the onslaught of the growth of Salesforce through my own Apex programming work. More and more businesses are using Salesforce to grow so many aspects of their business and these same businesses know they need experts in the Salesforce world to help them implement and customize this software to fit their needs.

Several years ago I would be seeing 2-3 job requests coming into my inbox a month. Now it’s more than 2-3 a week offering 6-figure jobs of all kinds. I've developed a checklist for landing one of these 6 figure jobs if you're interested.

As I look at my inbox now I have a job request from a South Florida based company looking for a Salesforce developer, another Salesforce Developer job for a company in Davie, FL and another job request for a Salesforce Architect. And that’s just this week!

I want to share with you 3 little known ways you can start learning Salesforce now!

LinkedIn Learning (30 days free)

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/topics/salesforce

Linked in has always been a great way to connect with professionals in the field, make connections and find those new opportunities. If you aren’t on LinkedIn make sure you sign up and start building your profile.

LinkedIn has a great way to learn new skills and an education center where you can learn at your own pace from interactive training.

You can start a free month (and I think it’s $30/month after that) and start with the Salesforce LinkedIn Learning Courses and find the specific training that is geared toward your career path. Salesforce is a very diverse tool so there are a lot of different paths you can take.

Instructor Led Training Courses

Sometimes you just need someone to help guide you. I get it. With so much going on and how long it can take to learn it on your own, having someone there to push you and help you along the way when you get stuck is crucial.

Here are a few little known instructor led courses that range in pricing:

$400+ Range: Official Salesforce Training - https://www.stonyp.com/

$300 - $4,500: Stony Point -  https://www.salesforce.com/uk/services/learn/overview/

$29/mo or $299/year: Plural Sight - https://www.pluralsight.com/search?q=salesforce&clm_id=5951741c2025531000b13eae&CLM_Id__c=5951741c2025531000b13eae

Udemy Courses:

https://www.udemy.com

Udemy is a very helpful tool for finding training courses on a budget. You can find hundreds of classes to help you learn just about anything there.

I took Mike Wheeler’s training course as one of several training paths I took when getting certifications and it was very helpful. It wasn’t all encompassing, but definitely helpful.

The Complete Salesforce Administrator Certification Course: https://www.udemy.com/salesforce-administrator/

Salesforce Trailhead:

https://www.trailhead.com

Cost: FREE

And then there is always Trailhead. I’m not including this as one of the “little known” items because if you have started down the Salesforce path you probably are aware of this one. However, it still is worth mentioning that you should always be leveling up on Trailhead.

Do you have any little known Salesforce learning resources? Let me know so I can add them to this list!

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