Salesforce Certification & Learning Blog

  • Build Your Own Salesforce Custom Report Types
    Salesforce Reports analyze data that is stored on Salesforce Records that belong to Salesforce Objects that are related to one another, or not. That’s a mouthful. And so are Salesforce Reports. Depending on how the data has been set up and structured in your Salesforce org, you’ll need to craft your reports in a corresponding fashion. Salesforce doesn’t leave you alone. They give you ready-to-use Standard Report Types. And if you can’t find what you need you simply build your own, meaning Custom Report Types. Let’s discuss the differences and when to use what type.
    The Salesforce Certification Exams have just switched over to Spring ’22. Aren’t we already moving into Summer ’22? That’s right. However, the exam cycles do have a shifted time frame. Salesforce learners need to be able to catch up. And here we go, if you are preparing for your Salesforce Certification Exam, make sure to familiarize yourself with the current release notes. Here are my TOP 10.
  • How Long Does It Take to Learn For Your Salesforce Certification Exam?
    That depends! Not the answer you wanted? Bear with me. There are a number of factors contributed to your experience, study materials, career goal and more. You are going to make this work using the guidelines we’ll discuss in this article.
  • Why You Should Set up a Regular Salesforce Data Backup
    Did you know that Salesforce does not automatically create a backup of your Salesforce data? At least not in a way that would allow easy recovery. Any data loss or data corruption in a live Salesforce Org can have a devastating impact if you do not set up a comprehensive data backup and restore mechanism. In this article, we’ll discuss your options of manual and automated solutions.
  • Before You Run Your Next Salesforce Data Import
    Running Salesforce Data Imports to insert or update larger amounts of Salesforce records can be a real time-saver. OR NOT! It can also mess up your data seriously if the import is not prepared well. Which in turn, will cost you a lot of time instead, to fix it all over again. 🤯 In this article, I want to discuss how you can ensure your data imports run smoothly.
  • Plan Your Salesforce Certification Studies – Use a Traffic Light System
    Using a systematic approach to plan your study time in order to prepare for you Salesforce Certification Exam will make all the difference. It will allow you to stay on track by organizing your Salesforce learning schedule and allotting specific times for different types of knowledge topics. In this blog article you will learn about the traffic light system and how to use it to avoid distractions and improve productivity.
  • Highlight Your Salesforce Skills On Your LinkedIn Profile
    Your LinkedIn Profile page is the first impression a recruiter or potential employer will get of you. Therefore, you want to keep it professional. Plus, it should be obvious that you are passionate about Salesforce. And don’t worry: If you don’t have Salesforce job experience yet, there is still a way to showcase your Salesforce hands-on experience. In this article, I’ll walk you through the key elements you should consider in order to highlight your Salesforce talent on your LinkedIn Profile.
  • Restriction Rules – Yet Another Data Security Management Tool?
    Hell YESSS! Nothing is more important than protecting your customer’s sensitive data you are storing in your Salesforce Org. You can land in prison if you don’t. Ok, I’m being overdramatic, but nevertheless, data protection is a serious topic. So how about we break down the entire model and see how the Restriction Rules fit in? Let’s go!
  • From Failure To Salesforce Passion – My Personal Story
    I’ve always wanted to do something different but didn’t quite know what it was. I knew I loved working with people, I knew I didn’t like sitting at my desk all the time. But what does that mean? How does that help me find out which career I should be pursuing instead?
  • How Do Salesforce Lightning Record Pages, Dynamic Forms and Page Layouts Go Together?
    When designing the look and feel of Salesforce Record Pages, System Administrators usually start off by creating and arranging Page Layouts. However, more recently, Salesforce has introduced Lightning Record Pages followed by Dynamic Records. You may have been wondering how they are different, or not, and how they actually play along? Can they be used together, or separate? What’s the deal here? 🤔
  • Is A Salesforce Career For You?
    Based on your background, getting your foot into the Salesforce Career Market can feel easy or it can feel overwhelming. If you belong to the latter category, then this article will help you understand what it takes to make an informed decision whether or not a Salesforce Career is for you. We’ll then explore how you can turn your Salesforce Career Aspirations into a logical and organized process. This will leave you feeling at peace and confident that you can reach your Salesforce Career Goal indeed, which often starts by getting a Salesforce Certification.
  • New Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Exam Guide – December 2021
    Trailhead by Salesforce have not only switched their certification exams over to the Winter ’22 Release, they have also updated the exam outline of the Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator Exam Guide. We have summarized all important updated for you. Plus, you will find links to topics you may not yet be familiar with so you can study up in no time.
    The Salesforce Certification Exams have just switched over to Winter ’22. That’s right! Even though all Salesforce Orgs are already well into the Winter ’22 release cycle, the Salesforce Certification Exam cycles follow a slightly shifted time frame to give you a chance to catch up.
  • Profiles and Permission Sets – The Big Misunderstanding
    Profiles and Permission Sets are THE tools to manage Salesforce User permissions, permissions to manipulate data that lives in Salesforce records. BUT… what about access to these records? Is that not covered by Profiles and Permission Sets too? So you thought, but not quite. It’s all about understanding how they play along with the entire Data Security Model. What does this mean? Let’s break it down into edible pieces.
    Getting a Salesforce Certification will unlock career opportunities you didn’t know were out there. But first, you need to get it, before you can add it to your CV and LinkedIn Profile. Let me share my 8 hot tips with you how you can pass the exam at 1st attempt so you don’t loose any time to find your Salesforce Dream Job.
  • Before You Create Your Next Salesforce Report
    Are you a little bit like me? A co-worker comes over to you asking if you could help with this particular report they need, and then you jump right into the Report Builder to see what you can whip up. Not anymore! Let me explain why. This will save you a lot of headaches.
  • Should you still learn Workflow Rules and Process Builder?
    Salesforce has announced they will no longer develop and even deprecate Workflow Rules and Process Builder entirely. But, what does this mean for you? Here is what you need to know about what’s going to happen.
    The Salesforce Certification Exams have just switched over to Summer ’21. While you might already get excited about the Winter ’22 features, make sure to get familiar with the release highlights of the current Summer ’21 release.
  • New Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam Guide – June 2021
    Official Salesforce News: After June 23, 2021 Trailhead has updated the content of the Salesforce Certified Administrator Exam Guide. We provide you with a mapping table of NEW vs. OLD Topics and their Weightings.
  • How Do Salesforce Administrators Choose The Right Customization Tool?
    It’s an ongoing debate! Making use of Salesforce’s declarative tool set or add an app from the AppExchange or get the whole thing coded? Each has their own advantages. This article will explain how you can make a dignified decision.
    The Salesforce Spring’21 Release has arrived, most Salesforce Orgs have been updated. As always, we encourage you to keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest Salesforce features. So, here are our Top 10 Favorites.
  • Is An Online Salesforce Video Training Worth It?
    Have you been thinking about a career change into a Salesforce job? But you don’t have the time amongst all other obligations you already have on your plate? Finding your way through the maze of information and learning resources, make you feel overwhelmed? Let’s take a deep breath together and consider your options.
  • What you didn’t know about the AppExchange
    Did you know you can find a job on the AppExchange? Salesforce is not just a place to search for Salesforce Partner Apps that integrate with your Salesforce Org. It is so much more!
    The Winter ’21 release cycle is in full swing. And we wouldn’t be WeLearnSalesforce if we wouldn’t encourage you to keep up-to-date on your Admin skills. And so, we want to share our favorite Winter ’21 Release Highlights with you.
  • How to maintain your Salesforce Certificate
    This is just the beginning! You have passed the Salesforce Certification Exam and you can proudly call yourself a Certified Salesforce Professional. Now it’s all about gaining more experience and advancing your Salesforce knowledge.
  • How to master the Salesforce Certification Exam Day
    Exam Day has arrived! Are you freaking out? Don’t be! Take a deep breath and follow my recipe below. I promise you’ll survive! 🙂
  • How to succeed in a Salesforce Certification Exam
    Have you booked your exam appointment? And now you’re wondering whether you are actually ready to take it? Keep calm! You still have time to review and practice.
  • How to register for the Salesforce Certification Exam
    Understanding the differences between the test-taking options and choosing your preferences will make your exam day a tad bit easier.
  • How to best test your Salesforce Knowledge to take your Salesforce Certification Exam with confidence
    Know what you know and know what you don’t know. What? Exactly! You can’t possible learn and memorize everything at once. So being aware of what you are confident in and what you still need to practice will contribute to your learning success.
  • How to best learn for the Salesforce Certification Exam
    Haven’t we all been struggling with the big ‘HOW’ since school? Questions like: How do I learn? How do I memorize all this? There’s no one-fits-all solution but let me give you a few hot tips that have been proven to help most of my Salesforce students.
  • Where to find the most relevant Salesforce Learning Content
    Knowing where to start and what Salesforce learning contents you should focus on will ensure you are getting on the right track.
  • Getting Started on your Salesforce Journey is the First Step
    Increase your chances in the job market with a Salesforce Certification and understand how you can stand out of the crowd despite all the competition.
  • Gone Fishing – For A Yummy Salesforce Training
    Finding a Salesforce Training Course that suits your learning style, is like going fishing and having the right bait. Let us help you on your fishing expedition.
  • Stepping into icy waters as a Salesforce Trainer
    From getting a job as a Salesforce Project Manager without any clue about Salesforce to becoming a full-time Salesforce Trainer that I never wanted to be. Salesforce literally turned my career upside down and I’m loving it.
  • How Salesforce turned my career upside down (for the better)
    I seriously had no clue what I was getting myself into. I was super nervous. But if you don’t try, you will never find out, right. So much about “I never wanted to become a trainer”. All the hesitations, doubts, excuses eventually led to the best career change of my life.
  • I never wanted to be a Salesforce Trainer
    Not in my wildest dreams did I see myself as a Salesforce Trainer. And now, there I am, five years later, being a full-time Salesforce Trainer. And let me tell you that it’s been the best career change of my life.
  • How I stumbled upon Salesforce
    After a few job applications, I got invited to a job interview which looked very promising. It was about a role as a Salesforce Project Manager. Wait! Salesforce what? I had never heard of Salesforce before.