The Structure OF Salesforce Certification – Part 3 (Salesforce Certifications)

The Structure OF Salesforce Certification – Part 3 (Salesforce Certifications)

Today, we will continue to talk about the Salesforce certification, which is the ultimate benchmark that recognizes the skills, expertise, and real-world know-how of today’s cloud specialists. In the previews articles, candidates all know that there are more than 25 Salesforce certifications under 6 roles plus 100+ training courses. Whatever your role, achieving your goals starts with getting Salesforce Certified now. Earning Salesforce certifications can grow your resume and highight your skills, also prove your hands-on experience with Salesforce and get a competitive edge that leads to new opportunities.

Salesfore Administrator

Salesforce Administrators work with stakeholders to define requirements, customize the platform, and enable users to get the most out of Salesforce. Currently, there are five Salesforce certifications below the Administrator.

Administrator

The Salesforce Administrator certification is designed for individuals who have experience with Salesforce and continuously look for ways to assist their companies in getting even more from additional features and capabilities. This is the first certification within the Salesforce Certified Administrator program, which focuses on the features and functionality used to maintain a Salesforce implementation. 

To continue developing your Salesforce skill set, the following courses are recommended for the Salesforce Administrator credential:

  • Preparing for Your Salesforce Administrator Certification (CRT-101)
  • Administrative Essentials for New Admins in Lightning Experience (ADX-201)
  • Lightning Experience Administrative Essentials for New Admins (ADX-201E)
  • Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp for New Admins (TVB201)

Advanced Administrator

Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator certification is the second one within the Salesforce Certified Administrator program, which is designed for individuals who have the expertise of a seasoned Salesforce Administrator. It is targeted toward the Salesforce Certified Administrator who has become proficient in Salesforce configuration maintenance, can demonstrate an understanding of administration best practices, and is able to use the advanced features and functionality to solve a variety of business problems. Before earning the Advanced Administrator certification, candidates are required to hold the valid Salesforce Administrator certification as the prerequisite.

To continue developing your Salesforce skill set, the following courses are recommended for the Salesforce Advanced Administrator credential:

  • Administer, Extend, and Automate Salesforce (ADX211)
  • Administer, Extend, and Automate Salesforce – Extended (ADX-211E)
  • Prepare for your Advanced Administrator Certification Exam (CRT211)

CPQ Specialist

Salesforce CPQ Specialist certification is designed for individuals who have experience implementing the Salesforce CPQ solution. It is targeted toward the Salesforce customers, partners, and employees who want to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and implementing quoting flows through the Salesforce CPQ platform. Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialists, who earn the CPQ Specialist certification successfully, will have demonstrated their ability to build bundle configurations, pricing, output documents and renewals, and amendments. Configure and Administer a Salesforce CPQ Solution (CPQ301) is the recommended training course for CPQ Specialist certification.

Marketing Cloud Administrator

Successfully passing Marketing Cloud Administrator exam to be a Certified Marketing Cloud Administrator can troubleshoot account configuration and user requests. Salesforce Marketing Cloud Administrator certification is designed for administrators who can configure Marketing Cloud products utilizing industry and product best practices. Candidates are generally familiar with data structure in subscriber data management and can thoroughly navigate Setup. Prepare for your Marketing Cloud Administrator Certification Exam (CRT250) is the training course for Marketing Cloud Administrator.

Platform App Builder

Salesforce Platform App Builder certification is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and deploying custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Lightning Platform. To pass the Platform App Builder exam, you should understand how to design the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom applications; how to customize applications for mobile use; how to design reports and dashboards; how to deploy custom applications.

The recommended training courses are below:

  • Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp for Platform App Builder (TVB403)
  • Declarative Development for Platform App Builders (DEX-403)
  • Prepare for your Platform App Builder Certification Exam (CRT403)
  • Declarative Development for Platform App Builders Extended (DEX-403E)

Salesforce Architect

Salesforce Architect certification is popular, which comprises various certification paths that recognize specialized knowledge and skills, as well as your growing expertise using the Salesforce platform. It contains Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) certification and Salesforce Certified Solution Architect certification.

Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) solves complex, large-scale customer challenges to produce secure, scalable, and high-performance solutions that maximize the full potential of the Salesforce Platform. Technical Architects serve as executive-level strategic advisors who focus on business transformation with unrivaled domain expertise in functional, platform and integration architecture. They communicate technical solutions and design tradeoffs effectively to business stakeholders, and provide a delivery framework that ensures quality and success.

Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA)

Salesforce Certified Solution Architects design domain-specific, multi-cloud solutions on the Salesforce Platform that power personalized, frictionless customer experiences that maximize business value. They guide digital transformation by aligning business and technology, defining the ‘why and how’ that drives solution success, selecting the right product features that maximize business value, and advocating for multi-cloud implementation best practices that create frictionless customer experiences.

Salesforce Certified Solution Architect

Currently, there are 7 Salesforce certifications in total:

Application Architect

Salesforce Application Architect certification will be granted after successfully completed all the four certifications below:

  1. Data Architect
  2. Sharing and Visibility Architect
  3. Platform Developer I
  4. Platform App Builder

Candidates are recommended to consider earning both Salesforce Certified System Architect and Application Architect credentials to take a big step toward preparing to become a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect.

B2B Solution Architect

Salesforce B2B Solution Architect certification is intended for individuals who have knowledge, skills, and experience architecting and driving multi-cloud B2B solutions that deliver business value for the customer. Before sitting for the B2B Solution Architect certification, candidates are required to earn the Application Architect certification as the prerequisite.

B2C Solution Architect

Salesforce Certified B2C Solution Architect credential is designed for individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and experience architecting and driving multi-cloud solutions that deliver business value for the customer. It requires candidates to complete the following three Salesforce Certifications as the prerequisite:

  1. Integration Architect
  2. Marketing Cloud Email Specialist
  3. Platform App Builder

B2C Commerce Architect

Prior to earn the B2C Commerce Architect certification, candidates are required to complete B2C Commerce Developer certification as the prerequisite. The Salesforce Certified B2C Commerce Architect credential is designed for individuals who have experience in designing global sites that support multiple brands and channels using standard design patterns. Earning B2C Commerce Architect certification is recommended to complete a combination of hands-on experience, training course completion, and self-study, including:

  • Architect B2C Commerce Solutions (ARC300)
  • Manage and Merchandise a B2C Commerce Cloud Storefront (CCM101)
  • B2C Commerce Developer with SFRA (CCD102)

Heroku Architect

Heroku Architect credential is designed for individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and extensive experience with architecting scalable solutions, deploying and managing apps, and managing teams and build-workflows on Heroku—specifically, Heroku Enterprise. It measures a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to Heroku Platform; Data; Security; Heroku Enterprise; Architect Applications; Integrations.

System Architect

To complete the Salesforce System Architect certification, you are required to complete the four Salesforce certification as the prerequisites:

  1. Development Lifecycle and Deployment Architect
  2. Identity and Access Management Architect
  3. Integration Architect
  4. Platform Developer I

Technical Architect

Completing Technical Architect certification requires to achieve the Application Architect and System Architect as the prerequisites. It is designed for experienced Salesforce architects who would like to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and capabilities in assessing customer architecture; designing secure, high performance technical solutions on the Lightning Platform; communicating technical solutions and design tradeoffs effectively to business stakeholders; and providing a delivery framework that ensures quality and success. Prepare for your Technical Architect Credential (CTA601V) is the recommended training course.

Salesforce Developer

As a Salesforce Developer you will use your programmatic and declarative skills to extend and customize applications on the Lightning platform. Currently, there are 8 Salesforce certifications listed below the Salesforce Developer.

B2C Commerce Developer

B2C Commerce Developer certification is the prerequisite of earning B2C Commerce Architect certification, which is designed for individuals who have experience as developers for Salesforce B2C Commerce Digital. There are two training courses are recommended for this certification:

  • B2C Commerce Developer with SFRA (CCD102)
  • Manage and Merchandise a B2C Commerce Cloud Storefront (CCM101)

Industries CPQ Developer

Salesforce Industries CPQ Developer credential is designed for individuals who have experience developing configure, price, quote applications for the Salesforce Communications, Media, and Energy & Utilities Clouds.

The candidate for Industries CPQ Developer certification ideally has one year of experience working with Industries CPQ plus three to six months of project implementation experience working with Industries CPQ in one or more of the roles below:
Salesforce Platform Developer
Salesforce App Builder
Solution Architect
Technical Architect
Support Engineer

Build CPQ Solutions for Industries (IPQ435) and Design and Build a Working Industries CPQ Solution (IPQ499) are the training course for earning Industries CPQ Developer certification.

JavaScript Developer I

It is required to complete two parts of JavaScript Developer I certification, including Lightning Web Components Specialist Superbadge and the JavaScript Developer I proctored multiple-choice exam. You can choose to complete the two requirements in any sequence. More, the recommended training course is Prepare for your JavaScript Developer I Certification Exam (CRT600).

Marketing Cloud Developer

The candidates for Marketing Cloud Developer certification should have hands-on experience as a full-stack developer for Marketing Cloud creating personalized, dynamic messages, landing pages, Marketing Cloud scripting languages, and is experienced with data configuration, manipulations and advance segmentation, as well as reporting and analytics. It is required to earn Marketing Cloud Email Specialist as the prerequisite.

OmniStudio Developer

The Salesforce OmniStudio Developer certification is intended for individuals who have knowledge, skills, and experience developing cloud applications using OmniStudio declarative development tools. The holders are able to design and configure applications using OmniStudio tools, including FlexCards, OmniScripts, Integration Procedures, DataRaptors, Calculation Procedures and Matrices, and Industry Consoles. The Build Guided Experiences with OmniStudio (OMS435) is the recommend training course.

Platform App Builder

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Platform Developer I

Salesforce Platform Developer I certification is intended for individuals who have knowledge, skills, and experience in building custom applications on the Lightning Platform. It encompasses the fundamental programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform to develop custom business logic and interfaces to extend Salesforce using Apex, Visualforce, and basic Lightning Components. The recommend training courses and classes are:

  • Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp for Platform Developer I (TVB450)
  • Build Applications Programmatically on the Salesforce Platform (DEX450)
  • Prepare for your Platform Developer I Certification Exam (CRT450)

Platform Developer II

Salesforce Platform Developer II program is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in advanced programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform and data modeling to develop complex business logic and interfaces. It requires to earn the Platform Developer I certification as the prerequisite. Earning Platform Developer II certification requires to complete the Platform Developer II proctored multiple-choice exam and three superbadges, including Apex Specialist, Data Integration Specialist, and Advanced Apex Specialist.

Salesforce Marketer

To be a Salesforce Marketer, you’ll create targeted marketing campaigns to connect with customers and deliver effective 1:1 customer journeys. Six Salesforce certifications are below the Salesforce Marketer.

Marketing Cloud Administrator

Passing Marketing Cloud Administrator certification to be a certified is generally familiar with data structure in subscriber data management and can thoroughly navigate Setup. Certified Marketing Cloud Administrators can successfully troubleshoot account configuration and user requests. The Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Administrator should have knowledge of the features available to end users and the configuration options available in Marketing Cloud. The recommend training is Prepare for your Marketing Cloud Administrator Certification Exam (CRT250).

Marketing Cloud Consultant

Marketing Cloud Consultant certification is designed for individuals who have experience configuring Marketing Cloud solutions. Earning Marketing Cloud Administrator certification to be a prerequisite is the requirement of earning Marketing Cloud Consultant certification. The Marketing Cloud Consultant certification holders have proven experience with the administration and configuration of Marketing Cloud, as demonstrated through successful completion of the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Administrator exam. Additionally, it is recommended that the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant generally has six or more months of implementation experience and/or at least five implementation projects with hands-on experience as a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Solutions Architect or similar expertise implementing Marketing Cloud and associated tools.

The recommend training courses and classes for Marketing Cloud Consultant certification are:

  • Build and Analyze Customer Journeys using Marketing Cloud (MKT101)
  • Link Your Salesforce Data using Marketing Cloud Connect (MCC201)
  • Prepare for your Marketing Cloud Consultant Exam (CRT550)

Marketing Cloud Developer

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Marketing Cloud Email Specialist

Marketing Cloud Email Specialist can be the prerequisite for B2C Solution Architect and Marketing Cloud Developer certification, which is designed for individuals who want to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas: email marketing best practices, message design, subscriber and data management, inbox delivery, email automation, and tracking and reporting metrics within the Marketing Cloud Email application. Build and Analyze Customer Journeys using Marketing Cloud (MKT101) certification is the recommend course.

Pardot Consultant

Earning Pardot Consultant certification proves that the Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant has experience with Pardot administration and configuration, and is able to successfully design and implement Pardot solutions that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success. No training course recommend, but it is required to earning Pardot Specialist certification as the prerequisite.

Pardot Specialist

Pardot Specialist certification is the prerequisite of Pardot Consultant certification, which is designed for individuals who would like to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing and building marketing campaigns within Pardot. The recommend course is Drive Sales with the Pardot Lightning App (PDX101).

Salesforce Consultant

To be Salesforce Consultants is the most important for enhancing the IT career. Salesforce Consultants work with stakeholders to define requirements, customize the platform, and enable users to get the most out of Salesforce. There are 10 Salesforce certifications below Salesforce Consultant:

Experience Cloud Consultant

Experience Cloud Consultant certification is designed for consultants who have experience implementing and consulting on the Salesforce Experience applications in a customer-facing role. Earning Experience Cloud Consultant certification is required to complete Administrator certification as the prerequisite. Create and Manage Experience Cloud Sites (ADX271) is the recommended course for learning.

Education Cloud Consultant

Salesforce Certified Education Cloud Consultant also needs to earn the Administrator certification as the prerequisite. It is designed for consultants with experience implementing Salesforce Education Cloud solutions. A certified is able to successfully design and implement Education Cloud solutions that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

Tableau CRM & Einstein Discovery Consultant

Tableau CRM & Einstein Discovery Consultant certification encompasses the fundamental knowledge and skills to design, build, and support apps, datasets, dashboards and stories in Tableau CRM and Einstein Discovery. It is intended for individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and experience with data ingestion processes, security and access implementations, and dashboard creation.

Recommend training courses are:

  • Building Lenses, Dashboards, and Apps in Tableau CRM (ANC201)
  • Implement and Manage Tableau CRM (ANC301)

Field Service Consultant

Field Service Consultant certification is to test and certify qualified implementation consultants, partners and administrators on their ability to deploy Salesforce Field Service to an organization. Successful completion of the Salesforce Certified Field Service certification exam helps maintain quality and consistency in skills and knowledge within the Salesforce Certified Field Service community. Implement Salesforce Field Service (FSL201) is the recommend training course.

Marketing Cloud Consultant

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Nonprofit Cloud Consultant

It is required to earn Administrator certification as the prerequisite for getting Nonprofit Cloud Consultant certification. The Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Consultant program is designed for consultants who have experience working with nonprofits and implementing Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud and related solutions in a customer-facing role.The Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Consultant is able to successfully design and implement Nonprofit Cloud solutions that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

OmniStudio Consultant

OmniStudio Consultant certification is intended for individuals who have experience consulting on building cloud applications using OmniStudio tools in a customer-facing role. Earning the certification can prove that the holders are able to explain the purpose of OmniStudio tools and can design solutions using OmniStudio tools that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

Pardot Consultant

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Sales Cloud Consultant

Earning sales Cloud Consultant certification is required to earn the Administrator certification as the prerequisite. Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant exam is designed for consultants who have experience implementing Sales Cloud solutions in a customer-facing role. The holder is able to successfully design and implement Sales Cloud solutions that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success. It is recommended to learn the skills through the training course Prepare for your Sales Cloud Consultant Certification Exam (CRT251).

Service Cloud Consultant

It is also required to earn the Administrator certification as the prerequisite before attending Service Cloud Consultant certification.

Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant program is designed for consultants who have experience implementing Salesforce Service Cloud solutions in a customer-facing role. It must be clear that the Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant is able to successfully design and implement Service Cloud solutions that meet customer business requirements, are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

Recommend Training Courses and Classes are:

  • Administer and Maintain Service Cloud (ADX261)
  • Prepare for your Service Cloud Consultant Certification Exam (CRT261)

Salesforce Designer

To be a Salesforce Designer can prove that you have ability to solve complex problems and design ethical, equitable and sustainable solutions on the Salesforce Platform that serve both businesses and communities. There is only one certification below Salesforce Designer.

User Experience (UX) Designer

The Salesforce Certified User Experience (UX) Designer exam is for candidates who are aspiring or experienced designers wanting to build and design solutions on the Salesforce Platform. Salesforce Certified UX Designer candidates should have a baseline knowledge of how to problem-solve and design using core UX concepts, and be able to deliver those experiences using the Salesforce Platform’s core features.

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