October 15, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Welcome to Robert Wing’s #JourneyToCTA

#JourneyToCTA – Part 1 << Or download the entire paper     This is my first post of a series describing my personal journey to obtaining my Salesforce Certified Technical Advisor (CTA) qualification. It is intended to pay forward all the help I received from the architect community on my Journey to CTA. In it […]

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November 12, 2019 / by aMind Solutions

ArganoaMind Delivers CPQ Success @ Manduka

ArganoaMind implements Salesforce to improve global sales collaboration and increase customer satisfaction with disciplined follow-up at Manduka. Get the full story.

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November 6, 2019 / by aMind Solutions

CPQ Success @ SAFER Systems

Get the full story of how ArganoaMind’s Salesforce CPQ & Billing implementation streamlines quotes, invoices and revenue management for SAFER Systems. 

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November 6, 2019 / by Robert Wing

#JourneyToCTA Preparation Strategies

Part 9 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA     This section describes and assesses various steps I took to prepare for the CTA board. I’m skipping details of the knowledge sources (Trailheads, help, documentation, etc.), as these are well covered elsewhere. Most Effect Study Techniques

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November 6, 2019 / by Robert Wing

#JourneyToCTA Solution Q&A

Part 8 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA       Salesforce Certified Technical Advisor Test Q&A After the presentation portion was a much needed 20-25-minute break. This provided a chance for water, restroom break and a snack. I used this time to think back through what I had covered during the presentation and if there […]

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November 6, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Discovering My Greatest Weakness

Part 7 of Robert Wing’s Personal #JourneyToCTA       Even Professional Presenters Can Improve I found the presentation portion to be the most difficult part of the test. I like to think of myself as a professional presenter and I like to tell a good story with well-prepared and relevant supporting materials. One that […]

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November 5, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Salesforce CTA Solution Presentation

Part 6 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA     The Fastest 45 Minutes EVER There was about 20-25 minutes between completing the prep time and starting the presentation. I just sat down and rehearsed the presentation in my head and anything I’d need to voice-over to what I’d been able to draw. The Facilitator got […]

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November 5, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Highlighting for Success on #JourneyToCTA

Part 5 of Robert Wing’s #JourneyToCTA     Highlighting for Success I had a specific highlighting plan for the scenario, to help avoid misses. I brought my own highlighters and this worked very well for me. I created the presentation before reading the scenario – it didn’t have anything scenario-specific in it – I knew […]

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November 5, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Scenarios I Passed On for #JourneyToCTA Exam

Part 4 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA     Additional Scenarios There were a couple more scenarios that I wanted to create, but I found in practice that I couldn’t get them done without sacrificing something more valuable. I relied on my day job experience to be comfortable enough to whiteboard in front of the […]

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October 27, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Test Taking Action Plan for #JourneyToCTA

Welcome to Part 3 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA     Test Taking Action Plan The practice scenarios had all followed a reasonably common structure, and I optimized my plan as best I could to match these with a summary, actors, current systems, functional requirements, record visibility + SSO, reporting requirements, process & system & […]

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October 20, 2019 / by Robert Wing

Test Day on my #JourneyToCTA

Part 2 of Robert Wing’s personal #JourneyToCTA     Ok you’ve done all the prep, getting good sleep, staying off your phone, wearing comfortable clothing. Now here is how your test taking day is likely to go, based on my experience Who You Will Meet A Facilitator will greet you, take you around, explain everything, […]

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