4 Ways NEW Superbadge Super Sets Can Supercharge Your Career

Superbadges can take your career to the next level by letting you demonstrate your Salesforce skills through real-world scenarios. And now, Super Sets are here to help you take strides toward certification in your chosen role.

Mac McConnachie
Oct 3 · 5 min read

Superbadges are skill-based, domain-level credentials that ask you to show your Salesforce expertise by solving complex, real-world-inspired challenges that businesses face every day.

To earn a superbadge, you must first unlock it by completing prerequisite Trailhead badges on core concepts. But while badges represent what you’ve learned, superbadges kick it up a notch and ask you to apply all of that great learning by getting hands-on.

And there’s no waiting to see where you stand — you receive feedback on your performance immediately.

Superbadges are, well… badges of honor. How? Check out these four ways superbadges help set you apart from the pack — and set you up for career success.

1. Showcase your skills

Earning superbadges is serious stuff. Each superbadge can take 4 to 12 hours to complete and has been carefully developed and tested with help from Salesforce MVPs and the Trailblazer Community to make sure the scenarios are true to life and assess the necessary skills.

You only can unlock superbadges once you’ve earned prerequisite badges, so the expectation is that you already have a deep understanding of a particular subject and are ready to put this knowledge of core concepts into practice.

This means there’s absolutely no hand-holding. Rather than walking you through an example step-by-step, superbadge scenarios require you to recognize and solve for the business needs.

When you earn a superbadge, you’re showing everyone, everywhere that you’ve put in the work and can walk the talk. That you don’t just know a little something about Salesforce — you know a lot of something about Salesforce.

2. Get Super Set for certification

If certification is on the horizon, earning superbadges is an excellent way to test your Salesforce savvy and build some confidence before scheduling your exam.

And now, thanks to Super Sets — role-specific collections of superbadges that further test your foundational knowledge of a specific role — you can take an even deeper dive into a domain, all while getting the invaluable practice you need to prep for certification and land a top job.

Take a look!

  • In the Admin Super Set, learners demonstrate knowledge across reports and dashboards, business administration, and security.
  • In the App Builder Super Set, learners prove that they understand the ins and outs of process automation, security, and app customization.
  • In the Developer Super Set, learners dive deep into business process automation and Apex coding.
  • And in the Einstein Analytics Super Set for the Salesforce Consultant role, learners take a leap toward their consultant career by using Einstein Analytics to tap into the power of data and provide valuable insights.

Because Super Sets are paired with other relevant resources — including career paths and study guides that include suggested trails, trailmixes, and videos — they’re invaluable practice for Salesforce certification seekers⁠ or anyone else looking to gain the experience and skills employers look for in qualified candidates.

🌟 Pro tip: Get exam ready and check out our 4 Simple Steps to Help You Prep Like a #CertifiedPro blog post.

3. Rock your resume

Studies show that 3.3 million jobs will be created in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022, so earning credentials in a high-demand Salesforce domain is a slam dunk, no matter where you are in your career.

When recruiters and employers see that you’ve stacked up some superbadges, they immediately recognize that you’re a top talent with proven expertise. They know that you’ve put your skills to use in concrete, meaningful ways and that you’ll be raring to go on day one, without a lot of ramping up.

Like the Salesforce ecosystem, the superbadge portfolio continues to grow. Currently, there are 15 covering everything from Business Administration Specialist to Billing Specialist to Lightning Experience Specialist to Security Specialist, and there are more to come.

It doesn’t matter which domain you choose to dominate — earning a superbadge and proudly displaying it on your profile or resume is a great way to prove (to anyone, anywhere) that you have Salesforce-verified skills.

4. Ace automation

Earning a superbadge is an exercise in efficiency. As you dig into a domain and its required skills, you start to learn the ins and outs of Salesforce and get cozy with its capabilities and functionality.

As a result, best practices become second nature, and you begin to see how you might use the platform to solve business challenges that a third-party might otherwise have been asked to tackle.

In short, as you pursue superbadges and maintain the skills you’ve learned with feature releases, you start working smarter, not harder. This, in turn, streamlines your work, saving the organization time and money, which is always a good thing.

With superbadges, supercharging your career journey is a cinch. It’s just a matter of mapping out your career goals, leaning into the learning, and tackling the challenges.

Quest on and #BeSUPER

If all of that superbadge super-ness isn’t motivating enough, you also can complete the monthly #BeSUPER Trailhead Quest for a chance to win* a Salesforce certification voucher.

Check out the Super Set that’s right for your career goals and all of the resume-worthy superbadges available on Trailhead. And be sure to shout out your progress on social so we can celebrate with you.

Be super, Trailblazers!

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes runs from 12/01/2019 5:00 PM PT to 12/31/2019 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (incl. D.C.), Canada (excl. Quebec), Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, 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 | हिनदी | | Lietuvių | Magyar | Українська

Mac McConnachie

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#Trailhead #Credentials @Salesforce with a drive for making a difference. An energetic Royal Navy veteran in the USA, with a heartfelt need for equality.

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