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Salesforce Certifications To Enhance Your Career by digvijaybook: 12:31pm On Nov 25, 2019
Salesforce has made it to the top in a few years. It has enveloped the CRM market of up to 20% of t, e and there is no stopping. The software all set in the cloud comes loaded with many tools and techniques to be at the top of the minds of their customers. Efficiency falls short of the description of the processes and the way things are handled. It's not just CRM, but it caters to segments like marketing, cloud, analytics, sales, etc.

Everyone wants to be a part of this bandwagon of success. When the average salary varies between $70,000 and $170,000, it makes sense!
Salesforce lets you enter easy, the training is available to all, but yes the certifications matter and they carry a specific standard and a lot of credibility in the job market.

Why do people want Salesforce certifications?

This should come in easy. Many statistics and surveys have stated the growing demand for Salesforce certifications. It was because of these rising numbers, Salesforce set up its own Salesforce University for handling all the certifications and release exams.

Coming back to the question, why will you go for certification when you can get into the job scene otherwise as well? True! You can get a job. But to get to ‘the top job’, you need to go through a hierarchy that can only be crossed by the certifications. Also, they substantiate your knowledge.

Think like an employer, and two candidates who are applying for an open position, one certified and the other not but with the same level of experience. Won’t you be compelled to think that the one that also made time to get certified of course has an edge? I mean, experience does mean a lot, but when you have a certificate furnished by the Salesforce University, you are at a better footing.

Organizations prefer people with certifications in Salesforce. Why? Apart from the above reason, they are also able to get better clients. Latter feel more secure working with an organization whose clients are certified. So, you see, it is all connected.

Hence, there should be no doubt about the fact that once you are certified you will have better chances to get into jobs with this. Recent data from leading job portals have suggested that there is a marked increase in the number of professionals who are seeking a career in Salesforce and there are as many jobs also being created.

This number is all set to increase in the coming years and no one can challenge that.

Also, not forgetting an important aspect- the salary. Needless to state, the salaries of certified professionals are higher than their non-certified counterparts. Many surveys have found that where the average salary of a Salesforce professional as a Salesforce Administrator is around $69,600, the same profile after certification is able to fetch an amount of $72,295. This is a clear hike of 16% above the national average.

Now that you know the significance of Salesforce certifications, let me walk you through the best of the bunch. Bunch? Yes! as there are many which you can opt from.

Best Salesforce Certifications Available

Complete Salesforce Administrator Certification: The certification course will leave you highly enriched. You will gain a complete understanding of the core concepts of the exam. You will be able to accurately deploy the Salesforce lightning experience. You will also use SalesforceA and Salesforce Lightning and Classic.

The course has been specially tailored keeping in mind the new Salesforce administrator. Every portion of the Administrator Study Guide is covered in depth. There are many instances of getting hands-on experience for you to be able to apply the concepts that you have learned.

Salesforce Platform App-Builder Developer 401 Certification: It is actually an updated version of the hitherto prevalent Salesforce Developer 401 Certification. This allows to both develop apps and get certified alongside. The Salesforce certification course is so designed that you get a proper grasp of the core concepts of the app builder platform. Additionally, you also will be building apps on the Salesforce platform which takes learning to a different level. The certification is gaining traction as you learn so many new concepts like establishing security and other access permissions on Salesforce, creation of many automation processes for workflow, learning and actually a configuration of the complete role hierarchy, and also the creation of various permission sets. The certification course also lets you build applications on the lightning app builder, which is an experience beyond comparison.

Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification: This requires that you are a Salesforce Certified Administrator first and also have the experience to design various resolutions for optimization of Sales Cloud functionality, and experience in working on Sales and Marketing organizations. It has been seen as a general trend that people who opt for this certification do have nearly 3-5 years of experience in the capacity of a business analyst. Once you cross this certification, it will be expected that you have a clear understanding of the needs of the customers and will be able to design Sales Cloud applications as per the needs of the clients.

Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant: Again the pre-requisite is that you are a Salesforce Certified Administrator and should have a sound experience to design various solutions by making use of the Service Cloud. Professionals who have experience of 3-5 years in the capacity of a Senior Business Analyst are the ones who opt for this role. This certification will be proof that you have developed an expertise in the Service Cloud Solutions as per the needs of your client's needs.

Salesforce Architect Certifications: These come in three tiers that seek to validate your credentials in addition to the knowledge and skills. These are the Salesforce Architecture Designer, the Salesforce Application Architect, and System Architect and finally the Salesforce Technical Architect. Latter is often awarded to the one who has shown great skills and knowledge along with capabilities for designing and erecting high-end technical solutions.

Summary

In a nutshell, it can be comfortably concluded that certifications help you fetch better positions and salaries. In addition, they are proof of your knowledge and skills. Going forward there will be an increased number of jobs being created in Salesforce and it is wise to prepare yourself for the future starting now. It is not difficult as there are many support materials, online pieces of training from know portals and of course the trailhead courses that walk you through every aspect of the same with ease.

Once you are certified you enter a new league where the game is totally different as there is no looking back. There are a lot of opportunities and no dearth of jobs. Moreover, you feel good being associated with something as big as Salesforce. Pick the one that best fits your future plan and go for it. Also, it is always good to share your experience, as I did.

Re: Salesforce Certifications To Enhance Your Career by Gigilis: 12:03am On Nov 27, 2019
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Re: Salesforce Certifications To Enhance Your Career by Manicopus: 10:38pm On Mar 03, 2021
I would say that before using such a business solution now it is important that the manual be reviewed, and so on. However, many do not know how and where to find the original manual. I already know that only if you research it thoroughly will it definitely help you to examine the details of the sales force to migrate to lightning . It helped me a lot and I hope it will help you as well. I hope I managed to help somebody! Good luck

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