Vetforce – Starting Out

Today I started Vetforce. It’s basically Trailhead for veterans. What is Trailhead? It’s a training platform by Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM. Simply put, a whole lot of companies use Salesforce and they need qualified people who knows their way around the platform.

Hence, I’m basically doing it because upon completion of certain Vetforce goals, Salesforce offers free exam preparation classes and also exam vouchers for those who wants official certification. These can add up to $4,500 so it’s a very good deal.

On-boarding

Starting out is not an easy process. It got confusing. The best advice I can give to anybody thinking about either Vetforce or Trailhead is to have somebody IRL show you around and explain things to you. If nobody’s around (just like in my case), then the next best thing would be to explore, explore, and explore until you get the hang of it.

Pro tip: Concentrate on completing modules that are part of an official Vetforce Trailmix. Always make sure the name of the Trailmix is in the “Vetforce: NAME OF GOAL HERE” format. It shall also say “Trailmix – Team Vetforce” in the header to ensure you get credit for all your hard work.

My Roadmap

Milestones:

  1. Sign up for Vetforce. DONE
  2. Complete Vetforce: Salesforce Certified Administrator DONE
  3. Blast through Vetforce: Business Analyst DONE
  4. Finish all Vetforce: Salesforce Platform App Builder
  5. Detour to Become an AI Trailblazer
  6. Come full circle and pass the Salesforce Administrator Certification.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for ways to become more marketable, consider the Salesforce platform. For veterans, register at Vetforce pronto! If you’re not, go straight to Trailhead and work on them superbadges!

Until next time, peace out!

Author: Ednalyn C. De Dios

I’ve always been enamored with code and I love data science because of its inherent power to solve real problems. Having grown up in the Philippines, served in the United States Navy, and worked in the nonprofit sector, I am driven to make the world a better place. I have started and participated in numerous campaigns that aim to reduce domestic violence and child abuse in the community.