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The Best Salesforce Training Options

It may seem strange for the President of a leading Salesforce training company to make a list of competitive training options, but I don’t think it is.  Our goal as a Salesforce training company is to help people learn Salesforce, and sometimes there are Salesforce training solutions that may be better for a particular need.  It is my job to know the strengths and weaknesses of all the options, and below is the list of leading Salesforce training options and their strengths and weaknesses.

Stony Point provides Salesforce technical training, Salesforce end user training, custom training development for Salesforce customers and AppExchange partners, ProSell sales training, and Salesforce certification exam preparation.  Our customers tell us that they enjoy working with us because our instructors and curriculum are great, and we’re highly flexible and very affordable.  

  • Strengths: great instructors, full offering of training services, flexible, affordable, global training capabilities
  • Weaknesses: isn’t free, limited self-paced learning catalog

Salesforce

Salesforce develops some of the best software in the world, and they also offer a variety of Salesforce training options such as Trailhead, Trailhead Academy, and End User Training.  They offer great training, and offering more training on more Salesforce products than any other company.

  • Strengths: great instructors, full offering of training services, extensive catalog of free self-paced training, global training capabilities, largest Salesforce training catalog, great for individuals
  • Weaknesses: instructor led training is expensive, can be inflexible at times

Select Institute of Technology offers 12 week, full-time immersive, Salesforce training programs.  There is a program for Salesforce Administrator and Salesforce Developer and graduates will receive a diploma upon graduation.  This school is designed for individuals seeking to start a career in the Salesforce ecosystem and offers scholarships for veterans, minorities, women and students with good academic records.

  • Strengths: great instructors, in-depth training programs, great for people with no Salesforce knowledge 
  • Weaknesses: only geared toward entry level individuals, no part-time or self-paced learning at this time

TechData | ExitCertified provides IT training for dozens of technologies, including Salesforce.  They offer great training, can create custom training programs and can deliver training across the globe.

  • Strengths: great instructors, flexible, global training capabilities, offer training on a large variety of technologies
  • Weaknesses: isn’t free, limited self-paced learning catalog

Web Age Solutions provides training for a wide variety of technologies, and Salesforce is one of them.  They offer public and private classes and create and deliver custom training programs.

  • Strengths: great instructors, flexible,  offer training on a large variety of technologies
  • Weaknesses: isn’t free, limited self-paced learning catalog

Focus on Force specializes in provide guided self-study material to people preparing for Salesforce certification exams.  They have a big catalog of guided self-study courses, Salesforce practice exams and have recently begun offering some instructor-led Salesforce classes.

  • Strengths: great certification exam preparation material, self-paced courses, affordable
  • Weaknesses: limited instructor-led options, don’t offer Salesforce end user training

Which Option is Best for You?

These are some of the best Salesforce training options available, but there are others as well, and it can be difficult to pick the right one for your needs.  If you need help with your Salesforce training plan, Stony Point can help.  We’re happy to listen to your needs and give you guidance on how to proceed.

If you want to talk to us, please fill out the  contact form below.  We’d love to talk to you!

Steve Wasula

Steve Wasula

President of Stony Point Inc., a leading global Salesforce training company. Also President of Select Institute of Technology, LLC, a school dedicated to training Salesforce Administrators and Salesforce Developers. Together, the companies deliver technical and end user training all over the world, in multiple languages, to some of the largest companies on earth.

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