Embarking on Level 3
Hi I have a question on best practices on embarking on Level 3 Model Building.
Understand the pre-reqs are as follows:
- Level 1 Model Building and Level 2 Model Building course completion
- A minimum of 9-12 months of Anaplan project experience
- Proficiency in the use of Anaplan functions in formulas (e.g. SUM, LOOKUP, etc.)
- Experience troubleshooting Anaplan data import errors and formula syntax errors
- Self-initiative to search available resources to solve problems
Is the requirement of "minimum of 9-12 months of Anaplan project experience" a hard requirement or is it possible to get started earlier?
In my case I just completed Level 2 and received my Certified Model Builder certification but have been encouraged to embark on Level 3 soon.
I am expecting to be embarking on some project work in the near future working alongside a Solution Architect and that should provide me real world exposure.
Meanwhile how feasible is it to get started on L3?
Grateful for any feedback, views and advice.
I say go for it. But, you will hit a hard stop when you try to apply for the solution architect certification. There will need to be written evidence that you've completed the 9-12 months of project work. Perfect timing that you can study while learning from an SA. It's super important though that you take the time to carefully document your model schema so you remember what you did when it's time to apply for the SA. After a few lessons in L3 you'll know if you're ready to finish it. It took me about 50 hours, but I'm probably on the slower side.
The 9-12 months is HIGHLY recommended but not a hard stop.5
Many thanks Jared, thanks so much for your guidance!