Career Development


Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning

Learn What Salesforce Is and Certification and Career Paths Available to You. Get a Free Salesforce Account, too!

4.64 (2439 reviews)


1.5 hours


Sep 2020

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What you will learn

Comprehend Cloud Computing

Understand What Salesforce Is

Recognize the Myriad of Cloud Career Paths that Salesforce Provides


This Course and Instructor were recently featured in InfoWorld.

This course covers the Salesforce Platform and Cloud Computing. I cover the various Salesforce certification and career opportunities that are out there and help you chart your course to the cloud. 

I cover what cloud computing is, what Salesforce is, and the types of jobs available to you. I also give you tips on how to get resume building experience. This course is a starting point for you to chart your course to a well paying and satisfying cloud career. I conclude this course with recommended next steps and resources to get you on the fast track to certification, and ultimately, relentlessly pursued by recruiters.

The demand for Salesforce Developers, Administrators, Consultants, Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, etc. is immense. The Salesforce Platform is an attainable path to developing applications in the cloud, without code. No experience is required. You can do it!

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Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning
Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning
Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning
Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning



Introduction and My Bio

General Housekeeping and Free Resources for Your Salesforce Career

Cloud Concepts

What is Cloud Computing ... and Why Should You Care?

A Brief History of Salesforce and How It Can Supercharge Your Career

What is Salesforce?

Career Paths and Options for Certified Salesforce Professionals

Signing Up for a Free Salesforce Account

Next Steps

Grow Where You Are Planted

Volunteer for a Non-Profit that Needs Salesforce Help

Motivation Moment - From What If to Why Not?

Helpful Salesforce Resources

Salesforce LinkedIn Groups

Local Salesforce Meetups, User Groups and Community Groups

Online Help and the Salesforce Success Community

trust.salesforce.com - Maintenance Schedule and Performance Monitoring

Salesforce Skills are In Demand

Spring 2017 Update - New Certifications

Bonus Lecture: Promo Codes / MikeWheelerMedia.com / Facebook Group / LinkedIn


Sameer7 October 2020

Information nicely covered, although its bit outdated and needs updation. But one can get the basics and start his journey into Salesforce ecosystem.

Anil8 September 2020

This course gave me a goal to achieve. I am a newbie when it comes to Saleforce, but have been in the IT industry for the past 22 years. After being a developer, architect, support specialist I wanted to do something new. Salesforce has intrigued my imagination of what one can really build on it. As being a newbie it answered the question about how to get the experience which was a key question I have had. Thank You for setting me on a course to achieve my goal to move into the Salesforce space.

Sachin4 September 2020

This course has the detailed information I was looking for as a fresher to Salesforce certification and helped me to decide on what route I want to pursue these certifications. Thank you.

Profeta30 June 2020

I took the course as I did not have a clue on what Salesforce was about. I am a bit more informed on the subject now.

Carmen22 June 2020

I want to change direction in the IT field and I appreciate the way Mike Wheeler laid out a detailed path to pursue a Salesforce career.

Gaurav16 February 2020

Thank you Mike for putting all these information together. I am pretty new to Salesforce and I am quite willing to understand the career options and benefits as I advance further into a career with Salesforce ecosystem and this course really helped me to understand what Salesforce has to offer and how I can grow with it. The delivery is excellent, not rushed and the resources are really helpful. Just one thing that was little off track is that I am watching this in 2020 and some of the information is corresponding to 2017 and it will be really great if those can be updated for example, certifications information, latest releases and career opportunity. Rest is 5-Star.

Deepthi23 January 2020

Very well explained! For someone like me who is planning to kick start a new career in salesforce, this definitely helped me get a good idea of what Salesforce entails. Thanks to Mike for encouraging people to enter Salesforce ecosystem. Look forward to more of his videos that help me get certifications!

Charron23 January 2020

I am enjoying this SalesForce Course. Very User Friendly. Mike Wheeler has a very clear speaking voice. Very easy to understand. Excited about my future career in SalesForce

Vaibhav16 January 2020

Good course to understand overall picture with respect to Salesforce. Already recommended to few colleagues.

Jagadishwar2 January 2020

yes , very well explained.Now i got an idea how to start the journey into salesforce world, will be doing salesforce administration Thanks

Gwyn15 December 2019

I am a complete "newbie" to "cloud" anything. It does seem overwhelming, but the instructor simplifies and says 'Just think' or "just remember". I trust the process.

Ishankumar14 December 2019

Amazing and very much informative for changing a career. Mike holds you and make you eager to learn more. I am tech support in Toronto struggling to get a better career path and not able to make what to choose as I have less programming background. Sales force seems to be the best option to get my foot into IT. Thanks Mike.

Katryna9 November 2019

Lots of good information about what to expect and what you can do if you considering this a career path.

Robert18 October 2019

This really could be abbreviated. Core takeaways: there are a plethora of options for career paths and certifications, which are all in high-demand, so jump right in regardless of your professional and/or technical background. It would be nice to at least see some sample Salesforce applications.

TRTanmoy9 October 2019

It was the perfect match for me. I've always wanted to start my career in an innovative platform. I believe Salesforce is gonna help me achieve that.


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