3 ways to learn salesforce

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Salesforce is not new a technology now, there are many online resources available to learn salesforce development. Just from salesforce itself there are 3 different pathways one can choose to learn depending upon the their personal goal.

 Thus it is very important to know when to choose which one. Following will help you to choose which one suits your needs.

1. The Workbook 


This is the most advertised way of learning salesforce before trailhead came into the picture. It is not the best one either. I will say it is just a sales pitch for developers to attract them towards salesforce by focussing only on easier items. But you will soon realise picture is not that rosy once you start developing actual apps.

2. Trail head 

This wizard based approach is suited for people who had salesforce connection and know few things here and there. This is also not comprehensive way of learning salesforce if you are targetting certifications.

 But it is good for someone to start understamding the overall picture and certain intricasies of it. It is best for business managers and architects who want to learn some technical aspects of it.

3. Platform fundamentals


This is the real deal, it is 400+ pages of pdf which goes into depths of salesforce configurations and tuning. It is best for developers like me who wants to know everything before they start. It is the complete and best source of information if you are planning to go for certification.

 For this blog I am going to walkthrough trail heads first and then the platform fundamentals just to follow my goal, you might have certification as your goal. Feel free to start on platform fundamentals , there is no dependencies on all those paths.

Hope it helps -Jim

How to earn your first salesforce badge?

Friday, 16 December 2016

Hope you have gone through the Getting Started post and have created devloper and trailhead login on salesforce.

If you havn't I will strongly rrecommend you to do that and follow these posts to complete the trailheads together.It is really easy to creat those logins and getting started.

Trail head is byte size learning wizards which focus on one aspect if application at a time, and awards you with badges once you complete one set of lessons.

I have just earned my first trail head badge, and created a screencast as promised (apologies for por quality, will try to improve next time.)

I have held the promise from my side, so please comllete this course and letus know jn the comments below.


Getting started!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Want to learn salesforce but don't know where to start? Well this post is here to help, it has all the resources that you need to start learning salesforce.

Here are the easiest 3 steps to started :

1. Create login : https://developer.salesforce.com

This login will create your sandbox and user which you will use for trail head.

2. Create Login : https://trailhead.salesforce.com

 Trail head is wizard based learning portal for salesforce. It has point based system which you can use to show of in interviews and among peers. I will show you how to get perfect score in later posts.

3. Access your sandbox : https://login.salesforce.com


Finally the developer sandbox, this login is for your salesforce actual handson experience.You wil use this a lot.

I will recommend you to create all three logins and bookmark these links for future reference.

Cheers see you in next post.

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Target for January 2017

Thursday, 8 December 2016

I am not very plan oriented person, but this time I am taking advice of my dear friend and want to do this without any procrastination.

Thus i am putting a time line on when I should finish devloper trail head on salesforce. My target for end of January  2017 is to complete all the below trail heads and appear for certification exam.

Do you think it is achievable? Keep in mind i am doing siebel projects in day time. Do you have any such plan ?

About this blog.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

I am a seasoned Siebel CRM technical consultant, have been a preacher of Siebel all along. With nature of job role I have been playing recently, I have been convinced  that cloud CRM is not that bad after all and I am committed to give salesforce a shot again.

So I have decided to start learning salesforce and share my learning on this blog. I am planning to complete all trail heads of salesforce in coming few months so you might see lot of activity on this blog.

Please subscribe if you would like to be part of my journey.

Thanks !