Salesforce certification is becoming increasingly important as a mechanism for vetting SFDC consultants and prospective employees. While there’s no reason to overdo it with certifications on parts of the system you actually don’t work on, Salesforce admin certification is really your first essential step no matter what your role.
SFDC’s certification program has grown significantly, now offering a dizzying array of specialist certifications. In addition, the Salesforce system of Trailhead tutorials offers hundreds of badges on the technical details of what is now a huge software system. While I know folks who have 10 certs and over 100 badges, I’m impressed more by how much time they have to waste than by the implied skill. Trailhead tutorials are self-paced, self-contained, and purely technical: there’s virtually nothing about best practices or the realities of a complex project.
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