Salesforce week 14

Short week as I had Thursday and Friday off – or PTO as we call vacation. But a great week. Monday and Tuesday I spent on-site in Stockholm and Monday night I finally got my act together and took the final certification exam of my onboarding and I’m very happy to report that I passed. Yay!! I now have passed all the 5 certifications I needed to pass. #happyDays

It was also my first week of being billable at the customer which was great. Wednesday was spent in the home office. All good stuff!

A thing I find myself doing more of is explaining the Salesforce fundamentals to people internally. Whether the job role is Success Manager, Account Executive, Project Manager or so on we (us at Salesforce) basically all have a requirement to pass at least the test for Salesforce Certified Administrator. This of course yields loads of questions from non-technical people as they simply do not have the same basic understanding of core fundamentals and a skeleton to hang their knowledge on if you will. So I’m using my ability to explain some of these things in very simple terms and answer questions. This is something I really like and I find that I learn more about the platform by having to explain it to people.

What did I learn

  • If you doubt whether you can pass an exam go for it!
  • You learn a lot by teaching a platform
  • There is some joy to actually being billable

Status after this week

Trailhead points: 71150

Trailhead badges: 72

Certifications: 5 (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant)