In last 3-4 years, Salesforce is well known cloud computing platform between IT professionals and fresh college graduates. Dreamforce, well known for largest conference on planet breaking its own record every year. Salesforce is also top Innovative company in world as per forbes.
Change is inevitable – well adapted by Salesforce. Unlike traditional languages, Admins and developers needs to be updated every four months with each release. Many system limitations we know get addressed in next release. It has many products like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Force.com, Data.com, Marketing cloud, Analytics cloud and very easy to lost in those sections.
I been working on Salesforce from last 6 years and questions regarding how to start with Salesforce is increasing day by day.
Salesforce knows that “With great power comes great responsibility” and they already started to address this Developer/Admin adaption problem with introduction of Trailhead.
What is Trailhead ?
In my words, “Trailhead is innovative training application developed and maintained by Salesforce which supports realtime module assignment validations and Trailhead badges on public profile”. It is getting updated with new contents and challenges frequently.
Why should our company start using Trailhead for training and why buzz every where ?
It checks module completion exercises realtime using ToolingAPI to confirm if trainee has really completed assignment or not? After completion of each module user will be awarded with points which will be visible on public profile.
I would suggest everyone who wants to learn Salesforce to complete module and showcase their Trailhead profile as a proof confirming completion of modules.
Questionnaire at end of modules
This is recently added modification Salesforce team has introduced in Trailhead. Who doesn’t likes to validate their understanding ? At end of each module, now we have to answer questions to earn points of modules, and it supports multi-choice also.