New & Upcoming Salesforce Certifications for 2021
If you want to judge how fast the Salesforce Ecosystem is growing, look no further than their certification program.
With all of the new products being released, as well as Salesforce snapping up new companies, there are over 35+ certifications to choose from. Each focusing on a particular product, or discipline. Let’s have a look at some of the newest certifications to be released by Salesforce…
B2C Solution Architect
First up we’ve got the B2C Solution Architect certification that was released at the end of 2020. As an increasing amount of companies go all-in with Salesforce and select multiple clouds to use, it’s more important than ever to have a holistic view across the Salesforce platform.
A Solution Architect’s role is to design and manage these complex implementations. While always keeping a close eye on the business requirements to ensure a successful implementation.
After the Vlocity acquisition in 2020, Salesforce created “Salesforce Industries”, which builds upon Vlocity’s business to offer Industry-specific solutions.
Salesforce OmniStudio is a powerful set of task-based components including OmniScript, DataRaptor, Integration Procedure, and FlexCards. As a Consultant certification, this is perfect for people who have experience in implementing OmniStudio within Salesforce Industries.
If you’re a developer working with OmniStudio, then the OmniStudio Developer could be the ideal certification to take.
This certification will cover both declarative implementations of OmniStudio, as well as extending the functionality using a variety of development languages.
Industries CPQ Developer
The new Industries CPQ Developer certification is perfect for those that have experience in implementing and customising this tool.
You will be expected to have knowledge across the standard functionality such as products, promotions, pricing and rules, as well as customising using Apex & Integrations with API.
For the past few years we’ve also been looking at some of the rumoured and upcoming Salesforce certifications, to get a flavour for what’s next! There are a few Salesforce certifications that we can expect this year, including…
B2B Solution Architect
A logical certification to come after the B2C Solution Architect released late last year, the B2B Solution Architect is due to be released sometime this year. Salesforce have teased us with the mention of this over the past year in various presentations, but we can see some confirmation here.
Another certification that has been rumoured for a while, the Enterprise Architect certification is also “Coming Soon” as confirmed by the same link above.
User Experience Designer
Earlier this year, Salesforce put out a call for those who were interested in participating in a feedback round for the “User Experience Designer” certification.
If released, this is going to be the first certification of its kind, but one that is going to be a very valid skill moving forward. The amount of declarative and programmatic customisations you can make to the Salesforce UI is far beyond anything we’ve seen before.
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