Salesforce Thought Leader Ben McCarthy Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board

Posted by: at 9/01/2016 04:22:00 am

Expert Salesforce MVP Award Winner will contribute towards the development of Simplilearn’s Salesforce Administrator and Developer courses

Bangalore, September 01, 2016 – Simplilearn, one of the world's largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that Ben McCarthy, expert Salesforce MVP Award Winner, has been appointed to its Advisory Board.

Salesforce Thought Leader Ben McCarthy Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board
Salesforce Thought Leader Ben McCarthy Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board

Demand for certified Salesforce professionals has soared 159 percent since 2008, leading to a supply shortfall for skilled Salesforce administrators and application developers. 

Simplilearn is a leader in Salesforce training, having trained more than 3,000 professionals since 2014. “Simplilearn is one of the few third-party learning platforms that offer an up-to-date, comprehensive curriculum,” said McCarthy. “As a Simplilearn Advisory Board Member, I will advance the Salesforce course category with proven industry and certification methods to ensure that Simplilearn’s learners receive best-in-class training.”

IDC reports that Salesforce and its associated application ecosystem will create more than one million job opportunities worldwide by the end of 2018, and the benefits of Salesforce adoption will add $272 billion to global GDP. Growth in Salesforce adoption is seen in finance, media, retail, communications and life science business sectors. 

“With his seven Salesforce certifications and the Salesforce MVP Award, we’re thrilled to welcome Ben to the Simplilearn Advisory Board. His thought leadership, knowledge, and commitment to skill-sharing will benefit our learners across industries,” said Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn founder and CEO. “The Simplilearn Salesforce Administrator & Developer certification showcases a professional’s talent to potential employers in taking complete advantage of all the intricacies and features of Salesforce, and Ben’s expertise will further sharpen our focus in the Salesforce category.” 

About Ben McCarthy

A Salesforce professional for the past 3 years, Ben McCarthy won the Salesforce MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award in June, 2016 for helping others hone their Salesforce skills through his famous blog (  He holds seven certifications in Salesforce, including Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Developer, Platform App Builder, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant & Pardot Specialist. 

About Simplilearn

Ranked among the top 10 most influential education brands by LinkedIn, Simplilearn is the world’s largest provider of online training and certification courses. Simplilearn’s mission is to help companies and their employees realize their full potential across the globe. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology, and process management fields spanning Big Data, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and many more. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With a footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn’s clients are upskilling and investing in training for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn’s courses are recognized by more than 40 global training organizations including OMCP, Axelos, Peoplecert, and The Open Group. For more information, visit
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