Role: ISV Technical
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Role-based Learning Path featuring Trailhead


This learning path is for technical architects, product managers, project managers, software engineers, developers, release managers, and related roles to learn about the Salesforce Platform and key ISV technologies to design, build, and distribute cloud-based, commercial solutions. Start your learning journey today by completing the steps below.

What You Need to Know
Featured Trailhead Modules


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TRAILHEAD: Build Apps as an ISV Partner
Get the tools you need to build and sell your app with the Partner Program for ISVs

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Review the Partner Community for ISV partners, including all related links and resources (six phases)

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Thoroughly review the ISVforce Guide to understand the steps involved in creating & distributing a commercial app

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Learn more about the Salesforce ISV Program and technical ISV Benefits

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Join the Technical Enablement Group on the Partner Community to collaborate with Salesforce Technical Evangelists

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Prepare for the Technical Review meeting to discuss the technical design of your commercial app

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TRAILHEAD: Navigate the Salesforce Advantage
Learn about the key differentiators that drive customer success

 Understand the the values that make our vision of Ohana a reality, and start bringing your own company values to life.

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Watch this session to learn how to Publish Your First App on the AppExchange

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Complete Salesforce Admin and Developer basic training; certification is recommended but not required
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Enroll and complete Trust Academy Training (Partner Community login required) 
Practical, hands-on experience in the fundamentals of application security on the Force.com platform
*Note: Someone from your company must complete this required training

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Understand important aspects of security and the Security Review process for ISV partners

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TRAILHEAD: Develop for Lightning Experience
Build apps fast for Lightning Experience with Visualforce, components, and new design resources

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Prepare your app to be Lightning Ready (review the steps in the 'Getting Ready' tab) 

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Understand how to create development, test, and demo environments:
  • set up Environment Hub to provision your partner developer edition orgs for building and testing your app
  • use Partner Developer Edition orgs rather than regular Developer Edition orgs (review this comparison chart)
  • learn how to obtain demo environments for specific Salesforce products (Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, etc.)
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Understand Salesforce development fundamentals:

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Prepare for Salesforce Releases
Learn the latest Salesforce release features and craft your release strategy

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Pilots for Partners (Partner Community login required)
Try out the products and features of tomorrow

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Get Salesforce Certified and increase your professional credentials (app builders, developers, architects)


Other Recommendations

:: Force.com Platform Fundamentals - get an introduction to the Force.com platform
:: Salesforce Security Guide - understand the Salesforce security features that enable you to empower your users to do their jobs safely and efficiently
:: TRAILHEAD: Process Automation Trailhead Module - save time across your org by using our point-and-click tools to automate repetitive business processes
:: TRAILHEAD: Build an Account Geolocation App Project - build an app that maps your Accounts using Lightning Components
::  Stay current by following the Official: Partner Community Group
::  Attend live Office Hours