Today Artisan Hub is tracking the progress of 28,047 Salesforce Certified Professionals who have in total 79,932 current Salesforce Certificates and reside in 98 different countries.
Artisan Consulting has created a global directory of Salesforce Certified Professionals with the goal of providing insights to how many people there are in different parts of the world who hold current Salesforce Certificates.
Rank Me Email Service
Artisan Consulting has launched Artisan Hub’s “rank me” email service through which a Certified Professional can send an email and get a response like this which is my report from today.
To find out your ranking and how many people hold each type of Salesforce Certificate in your country:
- Send an email TO firstname.lastname@example.org with the email SUBJECT being the email address which you can be found with when using the Salesforce Certificate Verification siteDon’t send the email to me, the “to” address must be email@example.com with your verification site email in the subject, nothing is required in the email body
- Artisan Hub will return an email to the Certified Professional’s email address containing the Salesforce Certified Professional Artisan Hub Ranking Report
How is the Total Point Score Calculated?
Each credential is assigned a point value based on the type of credential:
- Consultant = 4
- Specialist = 2
- Developer/Advanced Developer = 3/5
- Architect Designers = 3
- Architect = 10
- Admin/Advanced Admin = 3/3
- Accreditations = 0
Each certificate is awarded points based on the credential point score multiplied by how many years you have held the certificate. For example, a Certified Administrator who has been certified for 2 years would have a point score of 6 (2 x 3).
With this approach every Certified Professional is assigned a total score which is re-calculated daily.
The global and regional ranking is calculated by ordering all Certified Professionals within the geographic area based on total score. Where multiple Certified Professionals have the same total score, the person certified first gets the higher rank.
If you want a higher rank then a) pass more certificates and b) make sure they stay current!
When certificates expire because release/maintenance exams are not passed or because the credential is removed by Salesforce University the point value drops to zero.
Why did we create Artisan Hub?
Salesforce provides public access to all Certified Professional’s current certificates via a name or email search via http://certification.salesforce.com/verification (as long as the person is currently certified and has selected to make their certification information publicly accessible).
Prior to Artisan Hub it was not possible to access aggregate information about the global community of Certified Professionals. We decided to create Artisan Hub to provide access to regional statistics and to facilitate peer to peer collaboration in a Salesforce Community rather than in a Chatter or LinkedIn Group.
What is Next for Artisan Hub?
We would like to incorporate Trailhead progress into the Total Points Score but to do that we need access to the Trailhead API (https://api.trailhead.salesforce.com). We have requested access but so far have not heard back from Salesforce.
We would also like to get the Artisan Hub Community made available (see below).
Beyond that we will be guided by the Q&A feedback from the community members.
Artisan Hub Salesforce Community
We have created a Salesforce Community within which you can explore aggregate statistics about Salesforce Certified Professionals and participate in peer to peer collaboration. The community provides more value than the email service and allows you to explore regional statistics other than your own.
At this point we are unable to launch the community because Salesforce have so far been unwilling to provide complimentary licenses for Certified Professionals and we can’t afford to purchase enough licenses for 30,000 people given Artisan Hub is a pro-bono service to the Ohana ecosystem rather than a revenue generator.
Artisan Hub on Twitter
Until the Artisan Hub Community can be made available please follow Artisan Hub on Twitter @SFDCArtisanHub to keep track of any announcements or service enhancements. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org