In our recent survey on Salesforce Admins, nearly 70% of you reported that you were working on becoming a certified Salesforce admin. We think that’s great and want to help you out! We’ve compiled a short list of what we think are the best resources to get you prepped for exam day and we’ve laid them out in three easy steps.
Step One: Get Connected
Don’t miss the opportunity to join up with your local Salesforce users’ group. People in these groups are incredibly knowledgeable and could give you some pointers when gearing up for your certification. Also, it should go without saying that when you feel supported by your peers, you succeed. Your local Salesforce users’ group should do just that. Let the more experienced users be a resource to you, and go ahead and team up with the users that are more closely related to your knowledge base. They could prove to be good motivators. Here’s where you can find a users’ group near you: https://success.salesforce.com/userGroups
Step Two: Get Educated
Well, this one is a no-brainer. Obviously you want to be well-educated before you plop down in the exam seat, so here’s a few resources we’ve found to be helpful for those late night cramming sessions:
For the Newbies:
- Force.com Fundamentals – This is a self-paced exercise guide that covers the most important key concepts for any Salesforce.com implementation. Don’t rush through these exercises.
For the More Advanced:
- ADM-201 – Administration Essentials – Think of this class as the big brother to Force.com fundamentals. In this online course you will learn how to be a Salesforce Administrator and get a sneak peek of the test content.
Step Three: Testing Day
The day has finally arrived. You’re ready to test for Salesforce Administrator Certification! Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast…wait those are tips from mom. Still relevant stuff though. There are a few different ways to test for certification, though admittedly we think the speed course offered at Dreamforce every year is the best.
We hope you’ve found the resources useful and pass your Salesforce administrator certification with flying colors! If you have any comments or additional links to add, please feel free to do so and as always –sharing is caring. Make sure your friends know about this blog post by forwarding it along to them. Until next time: G’day mate!