One of the best ways to learn Salesforce is to jump right in and start trying things out. Salesforce is extremely user friendly and once you get familiar with it, you can start getting creative in using some of the more advanced capabilities.
1. Check out Trailhead.
Salesforce offers modules that are accessible and free to anyone who visits the Trailhead website. These modules are fun, interactive, and extremely informative for anyone that wants to learn Salesforce for the first time; or even long time Salesforce users who want to learn a new feature or brush up on their skills. Trailhead can help you get started, but it is also a great tool to keep in mind even once you’ve become experienced.
As a bonus, you’ll earn badges for completing different modules on Trailhead. These badges will show your credentials and after earning enough of them, you can get Salesforce certifications. Knowing how to use a CRM that is used by over 150,000 companies and counting, opens the door to a world of employment opportunities.
2. Attend Salesforce Events
Prepare to be inspired when you attend one of the Salesforce World Tour events in a city near you. These sessions are being held in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo Toronto and Washington D.C.. At these events you’ll hear from keynote speakers, have a chance to network with other Trailblazers, meet Salesforce Implementation Partners, and of course get hands on experience working with Salesforce.
Salesforce also holds an annual conference called Dreamforce in San Francisco, California. This event is four days long and consists of fun, networking, charity, and getting the inside scoop about new Salesforce releases. This event is hands-on and offers an exciting way to further your Salesforce knowledge and earn your certification. With over 170,000 attendees, according to Salesforce, you are sure to expand your network during the event.
For more information on these events and other Salesforce events, click here.
3. Connect with a Salesforce Implementation Partner.
Although Salesforce offers online resources like Trailhead to learn Salesforce at your own pace, you can also rely on a company like Cloudsquare, a Salesforce Implementation Partner, that specializes in implementing Salesforce for businesses and training their employees about how to use it.