If Salesforce’s blue cloud logo has caught your eye enough times, then it might be good idea to create a developer account on Salesforce and check out the unlimited features it provides. So let’s go ahead and see how incredibly easy it is to create a account in Salesforce.
Go to developer.salesforce.com
Click on the green “Sign Up” button in the top right corner.
Start filling out the details from your Name to Username.
It doesn’t matter much as to what you put in for Role and Company so don’t overthink about it.
Remember to enter valid email address as you’ll receiving link to verify your Salesforce account, also while entering your username make sure it is in the form of email address. It doesn’t have to be a valid email address, though I’d recommend keeping it same as your email address so that you won’t forget it easily.
Once you click on “Sign me up”, you’ll be asked click on the confirmation link that Salesforce has sent you on your registered mail.
And once you’ve click on the link on your mail, you’ll be directed to setting up your password page for Salesforce. Set up your password in consideration with the instructions given and just click on “Change Password”.
Once you do that you’ll be redirected to xxx.lightning.force.com where xxx is the namespace for your org. Lightning is one of the best thing about working on Salesforce as it provides top notch features that can be enabled for your application with a few clicks.
However Lightning can be a tough platform to learn Salesforce as a beginner developer, also since Lightning is still (June 2018) a bit new, it doesn’t have all the features that are provided in the Salesforce Classic. So let’s switch on to Salesforce Classic by clicking on the default profile picture in the top right corner and then click on “Switch to Salesforce Classic” button.
Finally.. here we are with our own Salesforce Developer platform where we can create any number of applications and learn and experiment everything that is there to Salesforce. If the current Salesforce page seems intimidating to you then hop on to the next post where I’ll give you a walk-around on how to navigate in Salesforce.
We’ll talk about everything that you see, such as the Quick Find search box, the blue tabs, chatter feed, global search box at the top and more. So be tuned in for the next post. 🙂
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Let me know what got you excited to learn about Salesforce in the comments.
Have a good one 🙂