Up to 9.3 million jobs will be created in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2026, according to a study from the IDC. We also find ourselves in the middle of a global skills shortage, so now is definitely the time to upskill and secure yourself a Salesforce role.
In good news, Salesforce is leading by example and creating initiatives to support everyone looking to build a successful career in the Salesforce community. In this article, we’ll look at four free Salesforce career and certification courses to get you started.
1. Salesforce Certification Days
Salesforce Certification Days are free, half-day webinars led by expert Salesforce instructors. The webinars will cover the main topic of the exam you are preparing for, focusing on the highest weighted areas.
Since these sessions are quick, they are best suited to people who have already done the majority of preparation for the exam. You’ll get the most benefits from the webinar if you’ve already:
- Reviewed the exam guide
- Completed any relevant Trailhead trails and projects
- Used other study resources
- Completed mock exams
Think of Certification Days as a chance to cram before your exam! Sign up for a Certification Day here.
2. Salesforce Fundamentals
Salesforce Fundamentals is a free, 3-week virtual course where you’ll learn all about Salesforce, real-world business use cases, the ecosystem, and potential careers.
Salesforce Fundamentals is aimed at people who are new to the ecosystem but are looking to get a head start on their career journey. The learning journey is designed for everyone, so whether you are a student, graduate, or switching careers, Salesforce Fundamentals can help.
Live, virtual sessions are hosted weekly, with the recording available on demand. After each session, you’ll receive an email containing suggested Trailhead modules, plus additional career resources.
Find sessions in your region here.
3. Salesforce Pathfinder
The Salesforce Pathfinder Program is a workforce development initiative, providing training and support for anybody pursuing a career in Salesforce.
Pathfinder is a 24-week, virtual program. It includes a mix of self-paced Trailhead, live sessions, and homework, and you’ll also get the benefit of certification exam support, study groups, and practice exams.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll have the option to apply to career opportunities at various Salesforce customers and partners.
4. Salesforce Talent Alliance
The Talent Alliance was founded to bring new, diverse talent into the Salesforce ecosystem.
The program will help you skill up on everything Salesforce, train for your certification, and connect you with employers to help you land that first job. Learn more right here.
There’s never been a better time to start building your career in the Salesforce ecosystem and there are plenty of free resources from Salesforce themselves to help you!
If you’d like access to more free training resources, be sure to check out our “10 Free Salesforce Training Resources”.
And if you’re just getting started with credentials, you might enjoy our “11 Training Resources for Entry-Level Salesforce Professionals”.
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