HUGE news, Salesforce students!
My favorite team at Salesforce has been hard at work on an interactive learning tool called Trailhead!
What will you find in Trailhead?
I’ve gone through some of the modules and challenges myself, and I’m proud to say that I passed… and had fun while doing so! Check it out for yourself!
Big shoutout to my buddies on the Developer Relations team at Salesforce who I know worked tirelessly on this initiative! I personally owe a lot to this team and can’t overstate how helpful they’ve been to me throughout my career, so it brings me a lot of joy to see them launch the training tool that we’ve all been dreaming of!
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to pay them back and help with some of the Trailhead content!
I’ve updated some of the posts on this site to point beginners to Trailhead – LEARN ON students!
I am a mainframe architect and have 14 years experience. I am intrested to learn SFDC. Can you point me in right direction by giving the sequence of the steps to complete the course and corresponding Links for each step?
Click the “Beginner Tutorials” link in the main menu!
I am brand new to salesforce and just have to say your story is inspiring!
I am just a little confused. In what order do you recommend completing the following (Beginner Tutorials, TrailHead, and Udacity)?
I’d say Udacity first since it’s admin related (not dev), then Trailhead admin modules, then tutorials plus Apex modules on Trailhead at the same time!
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. One more question. When would you recommend doing the certifications? Before, after, or while learning?
If you have to choose one first though, do Trailhead!
As a complete Salesforce newb, this is a HUGE boon. I’m having a blast working through this material!
My recommendation to others in my ranks: Take the Udacity course first, then take the entire Force.com Trailhead module set to acquaint yourself with materials not covered in Udacity, and to tackle the challenges (which will not be solved for you in a following video).
One word of warning for OO/Java/Apex newbies like myself: The Apex section assumes you already know how to code proficiently in Java or a similar OO language. If you don’t, stick with this website’s tutorials+Headfirst Java and, if possible, find a personal mentor to talk you through the more confusing stuff.
David, I know you gear this site to SF admins who want to code, but it has been an immense treasure trove of valuable information for us mere mortals as well. You’ve done an amazing job of making the material accessible and I, for one, am thankful to you.
Thanks for sharing your advice!!
Thanks for sharing this your Audiences, let us know if you guys have feedback for us, can tweet directly of bugs/issues/suggestion we are open, you can also click on [+] icon on Trailhead to write feedback/opinion and we are actively addressing that and go @David!!
My name Kumar, thanks for sharing this post.
i want to know and learn Salescloud, Service Cloud, Customer Portal, Partner Portal, Webservices.
can you suggest me the resources for the above one.
Thanks in advence.
Those are big topics =)
This is fantastic Mr. Liu. I am going to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
this is really cool. it kind of reminds me of Codecademy.com. thanks for sharing
Thank you for sharing David! This is great!
i keep getting :
You must first log in or register before accessing this page.
If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot Password to reset it.
whenever i attempt to link my dev edition, i can login fine with the dev edition via login.salesforce.com
ill give it another punt later today (also, i am logged into the trailhead website with the same account)
Hi Zak, so sorry for the trouble! Please email email@example.com so we can help diagnose the problem. Thanks!
Awesome!! Will definitely make the most of it :)
I agree with you: it is #awesome!!!
Tried it out too and love it! Similar to Khan Academy which I use in home school… so no learning curve there…well, except for the material that is. :-)