We are Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2020 Classes start February 22nd, 2020

Deadline to Apply is February 14th, 2020

Salesforce Admin Academy Training

10 weeks 

Program Overview

PepUp Tech’s programs are driven by industry experts who give their time to teach students the technical and soft skills needed to grow a career in the tech industry. PepUp Tech was founded in 2016 to increase the number of underrepresented people in tech. While the tech industry is one of the fastest growing industries with some of the highest paying salaries, it is also one of the least diverse. By running programs that give bright, motivated, underserved student learners the skills, mentors and confidence needed to begin and grow careers in tech, PepUp Tech aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, women and low-income people in tech.

This program is for

People who are interested in a career in technology leveraging the Salesforce platform. Interest in technology, business consulting, analytics, or business analysis is required. A basic understanding of excel concepts, database structure and object-oriented programming is helpful.


Careers Explored 

This course will focus on careers available within Salesforce and the Salesforce ecosystem. We will cover various career paths, salaries, employment locations and the industry roadmap in general. Industry professionals will be on hand to deliver and guide trainings. The following roles will be explored:


  • Salesforce Administrator

  • Salesforce Developer

  • Solution Engineer

  • Sales and Support

  • Business Analyst

  • Project Manager 

  • Consultant 

  • Data Manager

Program Goals

By the end of the PepUp Tech Academy, you will understand the basics of the Salesforce platform for application development, product development, system administration, data management and system architecture across various industries.


Attendees will explore careers and gain insight into the Salesforce ecosystem through the heavily active and engaged Salesforce community. Professional industry experts across the country will be on hand to guide learning, share insider knowledge, guide career exploration and offer opportunities for further mentorship and guidance. We utilize the case study methodology in our teachings and we reinforce learnings with supplemented Trailhead curriculum to deliver the following program components: 

Program Components 

Technical Training

  • The Tech Industry, Diversity and the Opportunity

  • Salesforce Platform Basics

  • Data Architecture and Management

  • Lightning Experience Customization

  • Mobile Application Customization

  • Lightning Experience Reports & Dashboards

  • Data Security

  • Formulas and ValidationsProcess Automation

  • Career Preparation

Real World Examples

Drawing from real world cases and examples students practice delivering and administering Salesforce in against actual use cases. 


Professional Coaching

Alumni gain access to professional coaching resources focused on individual growth and development.
These guided conversations enable the alumni to discover and implement professional and personal solutions to move towards professional goal attainment.

Alumni Services

Students are invited to attend networking events, conferences, employer events and other onsite opportunities to network with PepUp's vast network of partners, volunteers and professionals. Once a student becomes an alumni they become eligible for our workforce placement services.


What are the requirements to become a PepUp Tech student?

Step 1: Apply Online by February 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST (no applications will be accepted after this time) 

Step 2: Classes Start Saturday February 22nd, 2020 (see class schedule below ) and ends April, 22nd 2019

The following is required in order to complete your application. Before you start your online application, please read and confirm the following (you must meet ALL of the criteria listed below): 

  1. I have a high school diploma or GED

  2. I reside in the United States

  3. I am authorized to work in the United States

  4. I have an updated resume

  5. I have completed my Statement of Interest: 

    • Topic: What makes you a great candidate for PepUp Tech academy training? Explain how PepUp Tech will  enable you to ​reach your professional goals (300 word minimum). 

  6. I have a professional letter of recommendation (must be a professional recommendation from an employer, mentor, teacher, professor or other person not related to you). 

  7. I have use of a Computer or laptop and internet access for the duration of the program

  8. I can commit to a 10-week training program

  9. Financial Documentation
    In order to qualify to enroll in a PepUp Tech course you must be from a low to moderate income background as defined by the FY 2018 Median Family Income Documentation System for your state and county. 
    You must provide proof of income. Here are some acceptable proofs of income:

    • If on Public Assistance: Human resources recent budget letter

    • If Employed: 2018 or 2019 most recent  tax return and W2 form and 2 pay stubs (must submit all three if choosing this method)

    • If in college: Pell Eligibility Proof or Financial Aid Eligibility Proof

    • Other: please email admissions@email.com explaining

    • In addition to the above you can also submit an optional statement explaining your financial situation if extenuating circumstances exist. This statement alone will require additional follow up from our team to validate income. 

How do I submit my Recommendation Letter?

  1. Please have your recommender submit your letter of recommendation to Admissions@pepuptech.org

  2. Please make sure your name and birthdate are included on the recommendation letter 

What is the duration of the Program? 

  • 10 weeks Live in Class starting February 22nd 2020

  • Time 6:30am PST / 9:30am EST


What  is the deadline to apply?

  • Apply Online by February 22nd, 2020 at 11:59pm EST (no applications will be accepted after this time).

When will I be notified if I am accepted?

  • All notifications will go out on a rolling basis 

What is Pre Work?

  • Pre work will be due one week after the start of your course

Who do I contact if I need help?

  • Please contact Gina Avila, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships: Gina@pepuptech.org


PepUpTech.org is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented people in tech.


Our goal is to inspire individuals to learn about computer science and technology, gain access to people and careers in these industries and ultimately give back to their communities. We seek to promote access in underserved areas.

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