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Salesforce-Certified: 5 Benefits to Consider

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  • Benefit 1: Get noticed
  • Benefit 2: Stay hungry for new knowledge
  • Benefit 3: Work smarter, not harder
  • Benefit 4. Knock on opportunity’s door
  • Benefit 5. Work on a top-notch team!
  • Get cert prepping!

When you earn a certification it’s a formal acknowledgment of how amazing you are. You’ve put in the work and now you’ve got a badge of honor to prove to the world that you know your stuff and know how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

Getting certified takes a huge amount of hard work and discipline. You’re only awarded a Salesforce certification after passing an exam that tests your expertise in a given area. So if you’ve got one — you’re kind of a big deal.

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By skilling up on Trailhead — Salesforce’s free gamified learning platform — you can enhance your resume, get certification-ready, and be prepared for future Salesforce career opportunities.

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No matter your role, the cutting-edge, in-demand skills you’ll gain also put you in a great place to land one of the 9 million jobs the Salesforce ecosystem is set to create by 2026.

Sound good to you? Well, if you’re thinking of climbing on the certification bandwagon, then you may be interested in these five powerful benefits of getting Salesforce Certified.

Benefit 1: Get noticed

A certification is an announcement to the world you have some serious Salesforce skills and you know how to use them. Everyone, from colleagues to customers (and, yes, employers!), will sit up and take notice.

If you’re a customer trying to choose between two organizations, or an employer choosing between two candidates, picking the certified expert is a no-brainer.

Benefit 2: Stay hungry for new knowledge

Earning certification proves that you haven’t let yourself get too comfortable — and that’s a good thing. Three times a year, Salesforce releases a new batch of cutting-edge features.

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To make sure you’re up to speed with these, you complete a test for every release to maintain your certification.

If you’re certified, you’ve shown a commitment to a constant cycle of learning and growing. Proof-positive that you’re still hungry for new knowledge and skills.

Benefit 3: Work smarter, not harder

With all the knowledge you’ve gained from earning your Salesforce certification, you’ll be able to jump into new projects faster, solve problems on the fly, and quickly execute smart, effective business solutions.

Your entire team will benefit because you’ll have the knowledge, and the confidence, to help others overcome their challenges. Everyone will be more efficient and productive — managers tend to respond really well to that.

You can also tap into the knowledge of millions of other Trailblazers via the Trailblazer Community. Follow the #CertifiedPro topic for the latest.

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Benefit 4: Knock on opportunity’s door

Don’t wait for an opportunity to find you — get out there and knock on the opportunity’s door for a change!

Whether you’re looking for increased responsibility within your current role, a promotion at your organization, or an entirely new job, a certification will set you apart from the pack.

And last (but certainly not least!) we don’t want to forget about the effect a certification can have on your earning potential. It’s not a surefire guarantee of a pay increase, but getting certified can work in your favor when annual reviews come around.

Benefit 5: Work on a top-notch team!

Getting certified not only puts you in a position to succeed, but it helps your employer build a strong team around you with complementary skill sets, so everyone can shine!

As a certified employee you will work more efficiently and effectively, and if your employer knows what certifications you have, it will be easier for them to build a well-rounded team when they interview new candidates. Having new colleagues come in whose abilities complement yours is a big win!

Getting certified not only puts you in a position to succeed, but it helps your employer build a strong team around you with complementary skill sets, so everyone can shine!

Some roles require skills that aren’t necessarily covered with a formal college degree. In that case, certifications are a great way to supplement learning and get yourself quickly on track.

On a team with a diverse skill set, everyone can work to their strengths and feel productive and valued. So getting certified yourself—and knowing which skills your colleagues are certified in—lets you all work together efficiently and achieve team goals.

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Get cert prepping!

Now you’re ready to start your certification journey, so get started by scheduling your exam!

We’ve got a ton of great resources to help you prep like a pro:

  • Cert Prep Trailmixes — These carefully curated collections of trails, modules, projects, super badges, and other resources will align perfectly with the topics in your exam outline.
  • Study Trails – Including interactive study tools to help you get ready for your chosen exam.
  • Practice Resources and Exams – This suite of resources includes flashcards, practice exam questions, and downloadable study resources that will have you exam-ready in record time.
  • Choose your classroom — Decide whether virtual or on-site learning is better for you. Check out your options for Trailhead Academy courses.
  • Trailblazer Community — The very best place to connect with, learn from, and get inspired by other Trailblazers on the road to certification.

Plus, don’t miss out on Certification Days, where Salesforce-certified instructors lead one-day webinars. These events let you dive deep into specific exams — and they get you one step closer to your #CertifiedPro goals.

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By: Pip Morphet
Title: 5 Powerful Benefits of Getting Salesforce-Certified
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:30:43 +0000

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