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Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Register on Trailhead Military.
  • Navigate your Trailhead Military profile.
  • Set your career goal in Trailhead Military.

Now that you understand what Trailhead Military is, let’s take a look inside the online Trailhead Military training program. We show you how you can register online, connect with other learners, and complete your training toward certification.

Register for Trailhead Military

The first step to get started is to register on salesforce.com/military. Click Sign Up to access the registration form. First, click Verify with TroopID to confirm your military status. Then, fill out some information about yourself and click Submit Registration.

Next, check your email to complete your registration.
The Troop ID interface with options for US Military Registration or Canada, Australia, or United Kingdom Military Registration.

Note

Note

For non-US military members, submit the registration and we will contact you to verify your status.

Set Your Goals and Profile

When you access Trailhead Military for the first time after registering, you are given more information about the program, an overview of benefits, and then it’s time to select a goal.

Trailhead Military features several paths to select from: Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Developer, or Business Analyst. Each one includes specific training to get you ready for certification.

Alt text: Images of three people for the three pathways: Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Developer, and Business Analyst.

Selecting a goal is required to move forward, but you can change it at any time. The Salesforce Administrator certification is a prerequisite for all intermediate and advanced career paths in Trailhead Military.

Alt text: The interface for selecting a career goal includes Become Salesforce Certified, Become an Advanced Administrator, and Learn about being a Salesforce Developer.

As you become certified, you unlock additional, advanced goals.

  • Become an Advanced Administrator
  • Learn about being a Salesforce Developer
  • Become a Salesforce Developer
  • Become a Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Become a Service Cloud Consultant
  • Become a Pardot Consultant

You can also learn more about the goal before you set it. When you click a goal you’re able to estimate the time you need to complete the Trailhead portion of your training. Enter the number of hours you can commit to the program each week. The calculator then shows approximately how long it will take you to complete your training. 

Since Trailhead Military is self-paced, this planning tool is just for you and your own tracking. It won’t affect your ability to complete your goals.

The calculator interface showing if you commit 5 hours per week to the Salesforce Developer Training, you will complete in 2 weeks and 2 days.

You can also preview the Trailhead Trailmix designed to prepare you for the certification exam. Think of a Trailmix as a playlist, but of learning modules, projects, trails, and superbadges instead of songs. To learn more, check out our Trailhead Basics module.

Feel comfortable with the coursework, timing, and goal? Click Set This As My Goal.

Now it’s time to build your profile! Complete a little information about yourself and upload a profile photo. Add your LinkedIn Profile if you want. This profile is visible to all other Trailhead Military members—a great way to begin building your professional network.

Trailhead Military Experience

With registration complete, your goals set, and your profile populated, you’re now officially in the Trailhead Military learning community! Trailhead Military is built on the Salesforce Platform, so you can immediately get familiar with the same system you’re learning to administer or develop. 

From the Home screen in Trailhead Military, you can see a visual progress bar of your training progress. You can also view your Trailhead Military Achievements, including the number of badges you earned for each module you complete on Trailhead, and certifications.

The home screen in Trailhead Military showing a progress bar with milestone flags, and number of completed superbadges, certifications, and goals.

Click the edit button Alt text: Edit iconto update your Trailhead Military Career Goal at any time.

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