Looking at the landscape of Salesforce admins, there are really three flavors – the newbie admin, the ‘button-click’ admin & the super-coder admin.
- Newbie Admins – These are admins at small companies, or companies that are new to Salesforce. Usually administering Salesforce isn’t their only job duty, but most are eager to learn & get super excited about how *cool* Salesforce is.
- Button-Clickers – These are the seasoned admins who wield all the declarative power available to them with the platform. Typically, they’ve been using Salesforce for a few years & probably even have a certification or two. They are the auto-magicians of Salesforce.
- Super-Coders – People who fall into this category usually have a technical coding/development/computer science background. They dream in SQL and SOQL. They know the difference between an object and an sObject. They use phrases like ‘standard controller’, ‘instantiate’ and ‘system-dot-assert.’
The problem that I think a lot of us ‘button-clickers’ run into is how the heck do we make the move to the next level. Fairly recently, Salesforce started offering the DEV 531 course (which you already know that I’m a huge fan of), and that’s a step in the right direction for enabling admins to progress. But a 5 day course isn’t going to get you all the way there.
Enough with the rambling – what’s your point, Becka? My vision for this blog is to really target that need. I’ve already started with a few of my posts, but I really hope to continue that vision & really flush it out. I’m only baby steps into this journey, but I invite you to join me.
(While joining me in the journey, why not also join me on Facebook!)