So, you want to be a Salesforce Platform App Builder! To ensure you’re ready to tackle all the essentials of the job, you need Trailhead Superbadges — skill-based credentials that validate your expertise in a specific domain.

Rachel Skanson
Aug 4 · 4 min read

From locking down permissions to keep the integrity of data secure to automating processes and customizing apps, securing a role as a Salesforce Platform App Builder will demand that you have these skills and much more.

Even if you’ve completed some App Builder modules in Trailhead, in this competitive market employers will expect you to have, and be able to validate, a higher level of expertise.

Enter Trailhead Superbadges! While completing Trailhead modules is a great way for you to get started on the App Building pro path, completing a superbadge shows you’ve got the skills to solve real-world business problems.

Starting with a business case scenario, you’ll be directed 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 a superbadge and you’ll earn a resume-worthy credential proving your competency in a specific skill. Share on your resume and across your social profiles to show the world just how much of an App Building pro you are!

Superbadges prove your super skills

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 your App Building pro expertise.

1. App Customization Specialist

The App Customization Specialist superbadge will put your clicks-not-code skills to work to build an app and unlock new functionality for your company.

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Record types
  • Schema
  • Approval process
  • Reports
  • App Builder

Prerequisite badges needed:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for your Salesforce Platform App Builder certification. User interface skills represent 14 percent of the knowledge needed to pass the exam.

2. Process Automation Specialist

Showcase your mastery of business process automation without writing a line of code with the Process Automation Specialist superbadge.

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Validations and Formulas
  • Sales Process
  • Process Builder
  • Flow

Prerequisite badges needed:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for your Salesforce Platform App Builder certification. Business logic and process automation skills represent 27 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 with the Security Specialist superbadge.

Concepts tested in this superbadge include:

  • Data security
  • User authentication
  • User permissions

Prerequisite badges needed:

BONUS: This superbadge helps you prepare for your Salesforce Platform App Builder certification. Security skills represents 10 percent of the knowledge needed to pass the exam.

Complete ANY superbadge 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 out on your path to become an App Building pro by completing the prerequisites first, then moving on to the superbadge.

Need an extra dose of motivation? There’s a Trailhead Quest for that! Compete any superbadge during the entry period for an entry to win* 1 of 250 Salesforce Certification vouchers valued at $200 (USD).

Complete two of these superbadges during the entry period, get two entries. Complete all three? That’s right! You’ll get three entries for a chance to win. Plus, you’ll get some serious credentials to add to your resume and who knows where that will take you next…

Not for the faint of heart

Superbadges take time and hard work to complete. But 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 App Builder skills but also are committed to being the best. And who doesn’t want that?

Let’s go all-in together and start proving our SUPER app building skills. And be sure to shout out your progress on social so we can celebrate with you.

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes runs from 09/01/2019 12:00 AM PT to 09/30/2019 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (incl. D.C.), Austria, Canada (excl. Quebec), Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and U.K. Must be 18+ (20+ in Japan). Country of residence and other restrictions apply. See official rules: English| Français | Deutsch | Español | 日本語 | हिन्दी | | Ελληνικά | Latviešu valoda | Lietuvių | Magyar | Українська | Svenska

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Rachel Skanson

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#Trailhead Credentialing at @Salesforce. A mountain-dwelling Coloradan who loves to hit the trail.

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Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

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