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 ?


  1. Good luck Jim. Yes it is absolutely achievable. I am in exactly the same boat as yours. I even cleared DEV 401 in just 2 weeks of preparation. That was 3 years ago, but I did not pursue my career in sales force further for the fear of loosing my comfort zone with Siebel.

  2. Thanks Legacy , it gives me inspiration to keep my momentum up and keep pushing I don't want to stop at 401, may be this blog will help to keep me hooked. And may be the readers as well. Thanks again.

  3. Hi I think it's quite a tall order, unless you want to rush thru the lessons and homework. The Beginner series is easy at first but then the lessons get more and more complicated and at times you will get stuck in some of the homework and you really want to understand what is missing and why your code won't work. Yes you can find solutions online but only as last resort. I think the best way to approach this would be to commit X hours a day and try to absorb the contents without the need to just "finish" the lesson or series to meet a deadline. I think if you can finish Beginner and Intermediate with a couple of other series thrown in, it will be a great accomplishment already!

  4. Those are really wise words Gill, I was kind of hoping the same, but sometimes I have noticed myself performing better in stress thus I have decided the highest target . I guess we will see if we need to change the plan soon enough.

    Thanks a ton ,Jim

  5. Hey Jim, no problem. I totally hear you, sometimes I feel that way as well. When I was going thru the Trailhead I felt like just like any other training class, after 3 or 4 hours we can't really absorb the content (remember the good old Siebel classes?! Lol). Especially if you have your day job to think about.

    I have a follow-up on the email I sent u earlier today ... just by sheer coincidence I got a contact and a call from a recruiter looking for SF Developers to work at Salesforce the corporation. I told him my situation and he said that they "might" look at Siebel Developers as long as they have 1-2 years of SF, and a background in Java, OO programming and strong emphasis on Apex. Mind u, this is for a contract position, not even a full time position, although I guess it makes sense that they need seasoned people. He also explained to me how their interview process works, which I thought was brilliant (and scary): they have u on log on to their DEV instance, and they give you logic problems and u have to create the Apex classes on the fly directly on their instance! Each problem takes 5 to 10 minutes so they really want t o see if you can "think" OO. I think it's a great idea but for us it's really tough.

    Also, he gave me a figure in terms of expected rate for that 1-2 year experience type of position. It's not great but not terrible either.

    If you'd like to chat about all this, email me back and I'll leave you my number so we can talk on the phone.