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Journey to Salesforce: Fast Track to Becoming a Salesforce Developer

By Christine Marshall

Journey to Salesforce began in 2019 with the aim to help aspiring Salesforce Developers in India skill up and secure employment in the Salesforce ecosystem. It is a comprehensive program designed to fast-track individuals on their career paths to becoming proficient Salesforce Developers. So far, it has successfully helped over a hundred-thousand learners kick off their careers as Salesforce Developers!

In exciting news, Journey to Salesforce is going global, and those new to Salesforce residing in the US or Canada are now eligible to participate. In this article, we’ll dive into what the program offers and how you can apply.

What Is the Journey to Salesforce?

The Journey to Salesforce program is a free, self-paced, online learning experience for aspiring Salesforce Developers. It facilitates a structured and comprehensive pathway that guides participants through various stages of learning and practical application. The program is designed to be a fun and collaborative experience, and learners can expect:

  • Trailhead learning modules: The program kicks off with access to Trailhead, Salesforce’s interactive learning platform that offers a variety of modules covering everything from the basics of Salesforce to advanced development concepts. Participants will earn badges and credentials as they progress, providing tangible evidence of their growing proficiency.
  • Hands-on projects: One of the hallmarks of the program is its emphasis on practical application. Participants are encouraged to work on real-world projects, simulating scenarios they might encounter in a professional setting. This hands-on experience is invaluable in honing the skills required for effective Salesforce development.
  • Mentorship opportunities: Recognizing the importance of mentorship in career development, the program provides participants with access to seasoned Salesforce professionals who serve as mentors. This mentorship component allows individuals to receive personalized guidance, insights, and advice as they navigate their journey toward becoming Salesforce Developers.
  • Community support: Participants will have access to the Journey to Salesforce Slack channel to connect with their peers, access resources, and ask questions.
  • Prizes and swag: Participants will earn rewards as they progress through the program and will be entered into prize draws for various things, including certification vouchers.
READ MORE: What Does a Salesforce Developer Do?

Am I Eligible to Participate?

The Journey to Salesforce program is currently open to anyone with no existing Salesforce experience residing in Canada, the United States, or India. You do not need any prior experience with Salesforce or as a developer. If you are eligible, you can register here.

In the future, the program will be extended to include additional countries.

The Demand for Salesforce Developers

There is an insatiable demand for developers as Salesforce becomes a vital part of an ever-increasing number of businesses. The technologies powering Salesforce are in a constant state of evolution – so the need and requirements for developers are growing.

Salesforce Developers play a pivotal role in customizing and extending the platform to meet the unique needs of organizations. These developers create tailored solutions, develop custom applications, and integrate various modules to ensure seamless operations. However, the demand for skilled Salesforce Developers often outstrips the available talent pool.

READ MORE: Salesforce Developer Salary Guide (Earn More in 2023)


Salesforce’s Journey to Salesforce program is a fabulous initiative that opens doors for individuals aspiring to become Salesforce Developers. This free online program can help you fast-track your career development and help you achieve your goals faster.


The Author

Christine Marshall

Christine is the Courses Director at Salesforce Ben. She is an 11x certified Salesforce MVP and leads the Bristol Admin User Group.

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