This a follow-up to the talk I gave at the Detroit Salesforce user group. About why I am leaving my full-time job for about six months to study and write multiple Salesforce certifications.
The presentation I made at the Detroit Salesforce User group can be found at the Google slide link, but please keep in mind that this presentation has not been updated since Feb 18th, 2021. For the latest info, please read the following post. This page will be updated every few weeks. If you want to be notified, please signup by clicking here.
The economic argument to why I am taking time off from work to study
Each cert will take 80 to 160 hours of studying if you study correctly (See below on the proper way of learning), and I can’t do that when I am working 60 hour weeks.
If I pass all the SF certs, I set out to complete them. I will make the income I lost by not working.
Why am I teaching SF?
Starting soon, I will be spending 16 hours a week teaching SF (Admin, Dev, Vlocity) to a corporate client. I wanted to do this (other than it pays well) because it forces me to learn. I have to prepare the curriculum, create demos, answer student’s questions, etc. All this forces me to spend more time studying.
When I was employed, I had a bose to yell at me, but now I do not have that, and I know I lack the discipline to study (Every day I yell at my kid, but no one is yelling at me). Thus this teaching gig is a godsend.
Why Salesforce Certifications
If you are new to SF and want to learn to get into the Salesforce market, see the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoFy6ir_CuI on why you should not spend time learning SF.
Now watch these videos and read more about how big the SF market is.
Various Salesforce Certifications
Over time Salesforce has bought many companies, and certifications are not limited to the SF core products. Take a look at all the various certifications you can do.
The correct way of studying for Salesforce Certifications (or anything)
Studying for Salesforce Certifications Cheap
Tools I use to study every day.
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