3 Superbadges You Need to Become a SUPER #AwesomeAdmin

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So you’re a brand new #AwesomeAdmin. Congrats! Chances are, you’re already flexing those incredible skills you’ve gained, or you’re looking to tackle the next big challenge. But before you do, we want to ensure you have all the basics covered, and then some!

To help you continue learning, and gain resume-worthy credentials, we’re sharing how you can tackle superbadges in Trailhead, and the best ones to check off this month to supercharge your learning journey!

Get #AwesomeAdmin Ready

From adding new users to an org, to creating reports the sales team will live by, to locking down permissions to keep the integrity of data secure, most employers will want you to prove you’re capable of doing it all. You may be thinking, “Hey, I’ve already completed some Trailhead modules… Doesn’t that prove my expertise and show I’m an #AwesomeAdmin?”

Well, here’s the scoop. Trailhead modules give you step-by-step instruction in bite-sized learning chunks as well as interactive challenges through which you test your knowledge.

But a superbadge gives you a business case scenario with different pieces of information woven into a story. It’s then up to you to identify the business need and create the solution through a series of hands-on challenges in a Trailhead Playground, which are instantly validated once you complete them.

Complete the superbadge and you’ll earn a resume-worthy credential proving your competency in the specific skill.

Ready. Set. Superbadge!

Each superbadge can take from 4 to 12 hours to complete, assuming you’ve already built up an understanding of the specific domain. Before you start, you’ll need to complete some prerequisites to confirm you’ve grasped the core concepts. Then, you’ll be ready to put what you’ve learned into practice.

Let’s take a look at the three superbadges you’ll need to prove you’re an #AwesomeAdmin.

three Trailhead superbadges

1. Business Administration Specialist

Simulating real-world scenarios a Salesforce Administrator might face when providing multi-faceted support for an evolving business, the Business Administration Specialist Superbadge will help you equip your team with the Salesforce tools they need to succeed.

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Chatter features
  • Data import
  • Email templates
  • Reports and dashboards in Lightning Experience
  • UI configuration
  • User permissions and management

Prerequisite badges needed: Create Reports and Dashboards for Sales and Marketing Managers, Customize an Org to Support a New Business Unit, Data Security and Reports & Dashboards for Lightning Experience

Admin resources to boost your learning:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for the Salesforce Administrator certification exam. Business administration skills represent almost 50 percent of the knowledge needed to pass the exam.

2. Lightning Experience Reports & Dashboards Specialist

Got data? Keep it organized in a consumable, visually engaging way that your organization can find useful. Completing this superbadge will prove you have the analytical prowess to serve up data in an impactful way—even the hardcore number cruncher in your organization will be impressed!

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Custom summary formula fields
  • Folder sharing
  • Lightning Dashboard Builder
  • Lightning Report Builder
  • Report buckets and groups
  • Report charts
  • Report filters, cross filters, and logic
  • Report types

Prerequisite badges needed: Create Reports and Dashboards for Sales and Marketing Managers, Reports & Dashboards for Lightning Experience and Quick Start: Lightning App Builder

Admin resources to boost your learning:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for the Salesforce Administrator certification exam. Analytics & Reporting represents represents 10 percent of the knowledge needed to pass the exam.

3. Security Specialist

Get ready to flex your muscles as you prove your expertise in locking down security permissions and tracking changes.

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Data security
  • User authentication
  • User permissions

Prerequisite badges needed: Data Security, Identity Basics and User Authentication

Admin resources to boost your learning:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for the Salesforce Administrator certification exam. Security and access represents 13 percent of the knowledge needed to pass the exam.

Complete ANY of These Superbadges For a Chance to Win

Ready to prove your SUPER skills? Great! Sign up for a Trailhead account if you haven’t already, and start your path to becoming an #AwesomeAdmin by completing the prerequisites first, then moving on to the superbadge.

Need a little extra dose of motivation? There’s a Trailhead Quest for that! During the month of July, completing any of these superbadges will give you an entry to win* 1 of 250 Salesforce certification vouchers valued at $200 (USD). Complete two of these superbadges, get two entries. Complete all three? You guessed it! You’ll get three entries to win.

Commit to being SUPER!

Superbadges aren’t for the faint of heart. They take time and hard work to complete. So once you’ve got these credentials locked in and shared them, people (like your boss and future employers) will see that you not only have the essential skills to be a Salesforce Administrator but also are committed to being the best #AwesomeAdmin you can be.

Who’s with me? Be a SUPER #AwesomeAdmin with us! Share your progress on social so we can celebrate with you.

 

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes runs from 7/01/2019 12:00 AM PT to 7/31/2019 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (incl. D.C.), Canada (excl. Quebec), France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and U.K. Must be 18+ (20+ in Japan). See official rules: English | Francais | Deutsch | Espanol |日本語 | हिन्दी. Restrictions apply.

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