As you’d expect from one of tech’s most welcoming and fluid ecosystems, there are many different career routes into Salesforce. As the platform continues to grow, new opportunities and skillsets appear, providing more ways to learn and enter Salesforce.
While that may seem daunting if you’re just dipping your toes in the water, the good news is that you can educate yourself – as and when you need – through one of the platform’s most popular resources, Trailhead.
Trailhead and its associated Trailmixes can be an invaluable part of any journey through Salesforce. They’re custom learning paths that you can create, use, or share. Allowing you to learn at your own pace, and customize the content according to your own individual needs.
Finding the right Trailmix can be tricky of course, but once you, you can piece together specific modules or areas of learning to create your own mini learning package. This can be based on what you need to know now, or what you will need to know in the future.
Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner in Salesforce, or finding new areas to specialize in, there’s something for everyone on Trailhead. But it’s particularly useful for those who have chosen a Salesforce career path, or know which area specifically they’d like to learn more about.
There’s no longer any need to worry about the emergence of a new trend or industry—just find the right Trailmix and let it guide you through everything you need to learn.
Finding your perfect Trailmix
While Trailmixes are a great way to make your own way and become a Salesforce Trailblazer, creating your own can be difficult – especially as someone who is new to the ecosystem.
That’s why everyone that joins one of our paid Salesforce career programs is given access to some of our favourite Trailmixes, as part of their training with us.
While they form just a small portion of the world-class support and development that we offer to people who join us, they’re still incredibly useful. After all, having a set of clearly defined learning paths given to you on day one is pretty neat for any aspiring Salesforce superstar.
For people entering Salesforce via other routes than us, there’s a dedicated Trailmix page within Trailhead itself. And asking colleagues or peers in the Ohana for their recommendations on which are good to start out with can be a really useful way to find some great ones.
So what can I do in Trailmix?
So what can you learn on a Trailmix? If you take, for example, our Introduction to Salesforce pathway, you’ll see it begins with the Salesforce Platform Basics module.
This module is the perfect starting point for anyone new to Salesforce. It gives you an introduction to the platform and shows you how to navigate use cases and build custom functionality.
From there, you’ll take modules that are designed to give you a better understanding of how businesses use Salesforce, both to function and to grow. As well as the skills you’ll need as a Salesforce Admin, and how you can connect with other Trailblazers now you’re part of the community. And once you’ve got up to speed with that? We’ve a range of Trailmixes that cover a number of different roles, products and industries within the Salesforce ecosystem.
For instance, we have Einstein, CPQ and Service Cloud Trailmixes that will help you understand how AI works within Salesforce, how the platform can be used to support sales teams creating quotes, and how Service Cloud connects with Lightning to create a faster and more personalized experience.
There are also paths aimed at giving you a more in-depth understanding of the Admin role within a cloud implementation, there’s another Trailmix that’s for Developers, and also a Marketing Cloud path if you wish to specialize in that.
Using Trailmixes to maximize your potential
At the end of the day, finding the right Trailmixes for you will absolutely help you towards your Salesforce aspiration. They’re also the perfect way to gain a head start, as you look to take your first steps in the ecosystem.
And the savviest Salesforce professionals? They continue to use them years down the line, as they know there’s always something new to learn.
So, whether you’re choosing between training providers such as Revolent, or want to make your own way in Salesforce, don’t underestimate the power of Trailmixes.
You wouldn’t travel somewhere unfamiliar without asking for directions or using a map, so don’t try learning Salesforce without giving Trailhead and its Trailmixes a go, first.