Certificates are equal, but some are more equal than others. Unlike diploma mills that grind out nominal awards accredited by unrecognized institutes, Salesforce Commerce Cloud licenses and certificates hold a lot of weight and recognition.
That’s why during your hunt for your future tech consultancy, looking at their SF Commerce Cloud accreditations, as well as those of the core team members, is a key filter to put them through.
A Salesforce Commerce Cloud certification lives up to its reputation, given that a developer is put through their paces, sweating at their brow, really testing their understanding of the ecommerce platform. And there are different levels of certification, providing a pathway upwards, towards the pinnacle of Salesforce knowledge.
In addition to the stringent command of knowledge, these credentials are neither cheap to earn. It’s a serious commitment to undertake the Salesforce developer journey. The cost of certification ranges from $200 to $6,000. The majority of certifications are approximately between $200 and $400, while the costliest price is reserved for the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, the peak of the platform’s development pyramid.
These quality ingredients of knowledge and commitment should not only be part of the lead developer, but filtered through to the whole team that you’ll be working with. You don’t want a scenario where you speak to the only certified person, but not with the rest of the team who may turn out to be uncertified. It’s not that uncertified is bad — perhaps the team is under the auspices of a talented and experienced Salesforce architect. But the point is clarity; you want to know the qualifications of the whole tech team.
And guess what? Checking the team’s certifications is ridiculously easy to do. All you need to do is ask them. That’s it. No digging deep. No research required.
So if you want to guard against getting a hotchpotch of aspiring developers working on your Salesforce installation, and unite with a dev team fully armored with Salesforce certification — and all the knowledge and commitment attached to it — then check the credentials of all the team.
PS: UV is one of the world’s leading Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware) integrators. Contact us to see how we can work together.