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3 Tips to the Data Cloud Consultant Certification

It’s Dreamforce, which means means we get all the latest and greatest news and release information on Salesforce’s innovative solutions across the ecosystem. This year is all about Data + AI + CRM + Trust with a ton of focus on Data Cloud and Einstein AI. Interestingly though, one of the most exciting announcements for me came the week before the Dreamforce event itself.

Last week, Salesforce announced that they have migrated the Data Cloud Accredited Professional certification out of the Salesforce Partner Program and into the general Trailhead Certifications curriculum and it’s now called the Data Cloud Consultant certification. This new home for the program opens up the availability of Data Cloud credentials to the entire Trailblazer community and continues to foster the value of continued education we all hold dear.

Are you ready to dive in and start learning how to connect your organization’s disparate data, create unified customer profiles and build actionable segments that will jumpstart your customer experiences?! With that resounding YES, here are a few tips for getting started:

USE THE MATERIALS
The Salesforce team has done an exceptional job creating Trailhead courses, product and help documentation as well as enablement courses to jump start the community. We all know it can be tough to find the resources you need sometimes with newer products and features but Salesforce has stayed true to it’s commitment for the future of Data + AI by recognizing the support required and shifting into overdrive. 

BE PATIENT
Master Data Management can be… challenging. Don’t let anyone tell you different. With that said, it’s also accessible. Salesforce’s toolset for Data Cloud allows both no-code and low-code options which allow users with limited or no programming experience to connect data streams, harmonize data and build rich audience segments without writing a line of SQL yourself.

PLUG IN
What’s the best way to get help when you get stuck while mapping your data? Tap into the Salesforce Community! Slack channels and Community boards already exist where you can post questions, provide feedback and help out someone else who’s running into the same issue you conquered last week. It’s a great way to stay up on the latest Data Cloud news and keep an eye on what’s coming next.

This Data Cloud Consultant Certification isn’t just a piece of paper; it’s your ticket to becoming a data maestro within the Salesforce universe. It shows you can handle data like a pro, which is a hot commodity in today’s data-driven world. So, put on your learning cap, get hands-on, and ride the Salesforce data wave to your next skillset.