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Charlotte Christopherson · 20th January 2023

Why get Salesforce DevOps certified?

Certification isn’t new to the Salesforce community — it’s long been the best way to demonstrate your skills and experience, and certifications can be key to a successful Salesforce career. Whether you’re working towards your first official certification, or you’re a die-hard Trailblazer, they prove that you have the hands-on experience and knowledge companies are looking for in their Salesforce teams. But with so many different certifications on offer, why should you consider Salesforce DevOps certification?

DevOps is now key to Salesforce

DevOps is now the accepted model for managing Salesforce releases, no matter the size of the organization, the team setup, or the individual job role. It’s been a long time coming, but Salesforce’s own DevOps Center confirms that DevOps is here to stay.

As DevOps becomes a central focus for the ecosystem, having a good grasp of DevOps ahead of time is the best way to future-proof your knowledge and avoid unwelcome surprises. DevOps has never been more important when it comes to Salesforce, so make sure you don’t get left behind!

DevOps differs between platforms

While there are some key DevOps principles which remain true no matter the platform, there are some differences in Salesforce that are worth paying attention to. Since Salesforce is a low-code platform, most teams have workstreams for declarative changes and code that need to be combined. And deployments to Salesforce orgs can fail for all sorts of reasons, making release automation a challenge.

With this in mind, it’s best to learn how DevOps specifically is applied to Salesforce, to avoid any confusion further down the line. What’s more, by mastering the principles of Salesforce DevOps, you will be gaining valuable skills for your career, regardless of which tools you might use in the future. Of course, general DevOps certifications can still be valuable, but if you want to be sure you have the most accurate knowledge, they shouldn’t be your only source. Luckily, the Salesforce ecosystem is packed with helpful resources that can supplement your learning!

You will build your confidence in DevOps

A lot of Salesforce professionals think that, for whatever reason, DevOps is “not for them”. Whether you think your organization is too small, it’s not suitable for your industry, or it’s not relevant to your job role, you’re probably mistaken. If you can change it in Salesforce, it’s likely that DevOps can enhance that process. DevOps is for everyone, and it pays dividends to have a team all on the same page with their learning — what better way to do this than to all work through a Salesforce DevOps certification at the same time?

Find out more about common DevOps misconceptions in our recent blog post, Debunking DevOps myths.

It will boost your résumé

Whether you’re currently looking for a new role, or you’re making plans for the future, ensuring your résumé reflects your skillset is important. More and more advertisements for jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem — including admin roles — are now including requirements for Salesforce DevOps experience. If this isn’t something that you do in your day-to-day role already, a Salesforce DevOps certification is a great way to show specific skills, as well as an aptitude for continued learning. It might even help you secure that dream job move or promotion!

Ready to get your free Salesforce DevOps certification?

There’s no better time to pick up new skills, and DevOps Launchpad is here to help you. Our free Salesforce DevOps Fundamentals Certificate will provide you with a solid foundation of DevOps knowledge to set you on the path to DevOps success. Sign up for your account today to start (or continue) your Salesforce DevOps learning journey!