Add a Custom Trailmix to Trailhead

We’ve previously introduced you to Salesforce’s Trailhead.  However…

if you haven’t read that post yet OR if you want a TL;DR then, Trailhead is a free training platform offered by Salesforce.  With Trailhead anyone is given the ability to learn, use, and extend the Salesforce platform through development environments of Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds.  The various training paths are separated into “Business User”, “Admin”, and “Developer” paths and are then subdivided by level (e.g., Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced).  The Trailhead team has also “gamified” platform in that users earn points and badges based upon the number of trails, modules, projects, and superbadges that they complete.  (Humble brag time) My current badge count is 182 accounting for 119,475 points. Trailhead

Last Fall, Salesforce rolled-out the ability to define custom Trailhead learning paths called “Trailmixes”.  With these “Trailmixes”, you can create specific and targeted training paths for your users.  You want your users to learn a combination of Sales Cloud basics, Lightning Experience Basics, and Privacy/Data Protection concepts?  Easy!  Simply create a Trailmix that includes the “Salesforce User Basics” module, the “Learn to Work in Lightning Experience” trail, and the “Learn Privacy and Data Protection Law” trail.  Then, all your users would need to do is to log in to Trailhead and start the Trailmix.  This is a great way to prioritize the Salesforce learning that your users undertake.  As an example, here’s a Trailmix I created for new business users of Salesforce at CleanSlate.

Trailhead remains the best Salesforce training resource available.  And, it’s absolutely free!

Interested in free Salesforce training?

Interested in free Salesforce training?

Through conversations with many of our Salesforce clients, it has become clear that many people don’t know about the availability of free Salesforce training. Let’s reiterate that: FREE. SALESFORCE. TRAINING.

The free training is available to any Salesforce user, and can be as immersive as you want it to be; whether that’s a shallow dive into basic Sales Cloud functionality or deep dive into Heroku development.

Trailhead

Salesforce offers this training via a site called Trailhead. Trailhead structures their training in a variety of different ways: Trails (Admin, User, Developer, etc.), Modules (specific topic areas), Projects (used to reinforce the training), and Superbadges (allows the application of training). A “badge” is provided after the completion of each Trail, Module, Project, or Superbadge. These provide proof of your experience and knowledge of each subject area in the Salesforce ecosphere. In addition to the badges, you accumulate points, which provides a gamification aspect to make it more fun (we compare point totals internally).

The Trailhead courses are often coupled with a development Salesforce org which is a limited-use but full-featured version of Salesforce that you can use as a sandbox to build whatever you want in Salesforce. These, too, are free to obtain and use. And when used in conjunction with Trailhead courses, users are given hands-on experience with Salesforce.

If you’re looking for Salesforce training, look no further than Trailhead. It’s the best resource you’ll find—and it won’t cost you a nickel.