How I Passed my Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam

30 Jul, 2020 | 2 minutes read

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After I passed the Salesforce Administrator exam on June 15th, 2020, I received a lot of messages about what to study and how to pass the exam.

This is the reason for writing the article. I hope that it will be a helpful guide for passing the Salesforce Administrator Exam. In this article, you won’t find any dumps or specific questions from the exam, but some guidance from my side that I believe was helpful for me.

Exam Outline:

The Salesforce Certified Administrator exam measures the candidate’s knowledge and skills related to the following objectives.

About The Exam:

The Salesforce Certified Administrator exam has the following characteristics:

  • Content: 65 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 105 minutes
  • Passing score: 65%

Price For The Exam:

If you are taking the exam for the first time, it costs $200, and retaking the exam is $100, but there are different ways to get some discounts on the price.

  • If you don’t have a discount voucher, you can complete a superset by Level Up Challenge – you will have a chance of winning a voucher that can cover your exam.
  • Salesforce offers free webinars “certification days”, where you can join, learn new things and receive a DISCOUNT voucher of $100 for every exam that costs $200.

Studying Materials:

  • The first and most important is Trailhead. That should be your starting point, if you don’t have an account I suggest you create one.
  • If you are a beginner you should go through Admin Beginner where you will learn the basics of customizing Salesforce.
  • Salesforce offers page for Help – Salesforce Help, where you can find very useful material.
  • You can find useful courses for Salesforce on Udemy.

In my opinion, the biggest part of taking the exam is the previously gained experience and knowledge from working on Salesforce projects. In other words, keeping yourself involved in the community plays a big part in passing the exam.

I encourage you to start with the learning and schedule your Salesforce exam. Just have confidence and believe in yourself.

To all future Salesforce enthusiasts, I wish you all the BEST of luck and huge success!