Focused and Certified: Megan Tuano — From Admission Counselor to 5X Certified Associate Consultant

Megan Grace Tuano was working as an Admission counselor at the University of California Berkely for their Masters in Data Science program when a relative suggested to her to start Salesforce. Today, Megan is a content creator and a 5X certified Salesforce Associate Consultant at Slalom, and shares with us what her hardest certification was to date, why communication skills are crucial to her job, and also gives helpful advice for those preparing for their own Salesforce certification exam.

Focused and Certified: Megan Tuano — From Admission Counselor to 5X Certified Associate Consultant

Focused and Certified: Mohd Fahmin Bin Mohamed Puzi — From intern to 9X certified Solution Architect

Mohd Fahmin Bin Mohamed Puzi started out as an intern at Telcowin, a gold consulting partner for Salesforce in Malaysia. 9 certifications later, Fahmin is currently a Salesforce Engineer/Architect for the same company, and tells Focus on Force why he decided to get as many certifications as he did, what a typical working day for him is like, and why Focus on Force was a huge part of all his 9 Salesforce certifications.

Focused and Certified: Mohd Fahmin Bin Mohamed Puzi — From intern to 9X certified Solution Architect

Focused and Certified: Alex Paul — From Web Developer To 3X Certified Salesforce Team Lead

Alex Paul is a Salesforce Team Lead for Wursta Corporation. He started his career as a web developer for an agency where he helped code WordPress websites — transforming them from a PSD web template, to fully-fledged, dynamic sites. He eventually got promoted to CRM Team Lead, and eventually, Salesforce Team Lead. Today, Alex is 3X Salesforce certified, and shares with Focus on Force what a typical working day for him is like, how having practical experience is as crucial as being certified, and even gives some useful tips for those preparing for a Salesforce certification exam.

Focused and Certified: Alex Paul — From Web Developer To 3X Certified Salesforce Team Lead

Focused and Certified: Alexey Bakshaev — From Junior Java Developer to Lead Salesforce Engineer

Alexey Bakshaev has been working for Deutsche Bank Technology Center in Moscow, Russia for the past 14 years, and has held numerous positions within the company such as Java Developer, Application Developer, Function Analyst, Lead Function Analyst, Software Engineer, Salesforce Engineer and presently, Lead Salesforce Engineer. Today, Alexey manages a team of six Salesforce Engineers, and shares with Focus on Force why he started learning Salesforce, what a typical working day for him is like, and why the Sales Cloud Consultant certification presented some challenges for him.

Focused and Certified: Alexey Bakshaev — From Junior Java Developer to Lead Salesforce Engineer

Focused and Certified: Alfonso Luis Maquilan — A Fresh College Grad’s Journey To 12 Certifications

Alfonso Luis Maquilan is a Salesforce Consultant working for Deloitte Philippines. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, Alfonso got his start in software development when he was assigned to the Salesforce Department at his first job. Today, Alfonso has 12 certifications in Admin, Advanced Admin, Platform App Builder, Platform Developer I, Platform Developer II, Javascript Developer I, Sharing and Visibility Designer, Data Architecture and Management Design, Application Architect, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant, and Experience Cloud Consultant.

Focused and Certified: Alfonso Luis Maquilan — A Fresh College Grad’s Journey To 12 Certifications

Focused and Certified: Tracey Keitt — A 4X Certified High School Spanish Teacher

Shortly after interviewing with Focus on Force, Tracey Keitt added another feather to his cap — the Service Cloud Certification. This makes him 5X Certified as of this posting. Find out why this high school Spanish teacher chose to be Salesforce certified; why he says Salesforce is beyond sales, services, and marketing; and why he says his holy grail for studying is a combination of Focus on Force and Trailhead.

Focused and Certified: Tracey Keitt — A 4X Certified High School Spanish Teacher

Focused and Certified: Jeff Weller — From Olive Garden To Being Able To Influence A Community

3X Salesforce Certified Jeff Weller is a Senior Salesforce Consultant/Business Solution Architect for Breama Inc. in Calgary, Elberta. He got his start a few years ago: looking for work, Jeff moved to the States where a friend of his introduced him to Salesforce. Check out how he is now able to influence an entire Canadian province, why he says being Salesforce certified gives you an edge (even without a college degree), and what skills he says are most important in a Senior Salesforce Consultant.

Focused and Certified: Jeff Weller — From Olive Garden To Being Able To Influence A Community

Focused and Certified: Marvin Kreck — A Fresh College Grad’s Best Decision

Marvin Kreck is a Senior Salesforce Consultant for Abilex — a company that caters to midsize companies in Stuttgart, Germany. He’s been involved with Salesforce his entire professional life — shortly after graduating from university, he got his start when his first job required him to implement and roll out Salesforce. Today, Marvin is a 7X Certified Salesforce professional who says that starting a career in Salesforce is one of the best decisions in his life.

Focused and Certified: Marvin Kreck — A Fresh College Grad’s Best Decision

Focused and Certified: Lee Beardshaw – Enhanced Opportunities with Salesforce Certification

Lee Beardshaw is a Salesforce Consultant for Primo Cloud Consulting which helps a number of different businesses implement Salesforce in their systems. He got his start in Salesforce more than a decade ago when he had to implement a CRM system for an international vehicle tracking solutions company. After going through numerous systems, he realized that Salesforce was a cut above the rest.

Focused and Certified: Lee Beardshaw – Enhanced Opportunities with Salesforce Certification

Focus on People: Vitaly Makarkin — The Importance of Community

Vitaly is a Consultant and Business Analyst whose career started in Marketing. After opening his first marketing agency a decade ago, he decided that CRM implementation was a necessity and experimented with various CRM software before finally deciding on Salesforce. A multi-certified Salesforce professional in Admin, Advanced Admin and Platform Builder; Vitaly gives some practical insights on how to empower oneself by being a part of a community.

Focus on People: Vitaly Makarkin — The Importance of Community

Focus on People: Samuel Blount – Getting Admin Certified For Broader Professional Competencies

Samuel was formerly an Engagement Manager for a digital transformation (DX) project. While still enjoying a non-technical role for his client, little did he know that his passion for continuous learning will be rekindled through a Salesforce certification. Check out how he was able to decode the nooks and crannies of this known CRM tool, his future career plans, and how the certification made him a sought-after professional.

Focus on People: Samuel Blount – Getting Admin Certified For Broader Professional Competencies

Focus on People: Andrew Smith – Shifting From Robots to Readers Through a Salesforce Career

Andrew was once a Robotics professional who simply wanted to get out of his comfort zone. While he’s on his way to master newer skills to add to his arsenal, he suddenly found a niche of expertise that seems to fit his goals and purpose—a Salesforce career. Know about his journey in discovering the Salesforce career path, the challenges he faced while studying for the certifications, and the measures he took to be a successful Salesforce professional in the learning space.

Focus on People: Andrew Smith – Shifting From Robots to Readers Through a Salesforce Career