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10 tips to successfully obtain your Salesforce Admin Certificate


Do you want to obtain your admin certificate soon, but you don’t know where to focus on? Then this article is definitely for you! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the tips that can help you to successfully achieve your Salesforce admin certificate!


1. Make enough trailheads


Trailhead is an online learning platform. This will come in handy while you are learning for your Salesforce admin certificate. This is an accessible learning method from Salesforce that offers many advantages. It is free of charge and consists of short modules that increase flexibility enormously. In other words, this is ideal while learning for your admin certificate. So you can certainly use it a lot! Find out more about trailhead on the website.


2. Create quizlets


Another example of a platform where you can find exam questions is quizlet. On this platform you can find exam questions and you can be questioned. This is done in a specific way, you may need some time to get used to it!


3. Search information on the internet


This probably sounds obvious, but it is often forgotten. It’s very user friendly to look up certain terms on the internet. After all, this way you can make sure that you fully understand everything. So don’t forget to use this when preparing for your exam.


4. Gain practical experience


Nothing works better than practical experience. Instead of just learning theoretical things, it works great to try implementing this in Salesforce. For example, you can try setting up a standard demo. In this way you will understand a lot faster what you are actually studying and especially what kind of impact everything you are learning is having in real life.


5. Understand Salesforce specific terms


While learning, it is very important to understand all terms. As mentioned at the beginning of this blog, you can look up a lot on the internet. It is very important to focus on the security model. You have to take a lot of time for this, because this is the basis of the subject matter.


6. Ask colleagues or friends for tips


This tip is very obvious, but still it is very important to keep it in mind. For example, friends / colleagues who have already obtained the salesforce admin certificate, will have tips for this exam. So you can use the tips that they give you and apply them yourself.


7. Check the Salesforce exam guide


The Salesforce exam guide can help you a lot while you’re studying. It contains exam questions. You have to pay close attention to the weight of the certain questions. This way, you can spend more time on the questions that have a bigger weight.


8. Plan the exam in advance


Trouble with procrastination? Then it can be very helpful to set a deadline in advance. This way you can work towards this deadline and have more motivation. Make sure you have enough time to prepare for the exam.


8. Choose a quiet room & time


Finally, some tips for during the exam. You can choose between taking the exam at the exam centre or at home. If you choose the last option, then you’ll take the exam in front of a webcam, here it is important to focus on 2 things. See that you are in a very quiet room, this is mandatory when taking your exam. This means that no one else is allowed to be in the same room and that there are no background noises. Be sure to choose a good time for this, so that you are not disturbed by your roommates.

As a last tip, it is highly recommended that you read the questions carefully during your exam and take your time for the exam. You have plenty of time (90 minutes). The questions are multiplechoice (without gisc correction), each with four possible answers. Usually you can remove two options immediately, which increases your margin to choose the correct answer. In total there are 60 questions and you have to score at least 65% (39 correct answers) to succeed.


10. Read this blog!


This last tip can help you on your way to getting your admin certificate. If you stick to these tips, you’re already one step further into obtaining your certificate!

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