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How to Become a Certified Salesforce Admin

In this blog, we will tell you why it is good to be certified and how to prepare and write the exams for a sure shot success. 

How to Become a Certified Salesforce Admin

Tuesday September 26, 2017,

3 min Read

Nowadays we receive many inquiries regarding Salesforce certification. Many newcomers ask is it really important to write certification exams. And the answer is yes, it is a prerequisite in Salesforce to have a 201 or 401 certification to get in the selection criteria.

Reasons to be a Certified Admin

Gone are the days when just having a resume was enough to get a job, now the job market is totally changed. One need to update and enhance its skills by adding certifications and experiences to get in demand. Salesforce Certification is widely acclaimed nowadays, employers are interested in candidates who hold this certification. Fortune 500 companies are interested in hiring professionals skilled in the salesforce domain.

Salesforce ADM 201 is a basic salesforce certification for the professionals working in the organizational sphere of a company. The eligible candidate should be an administrative professional with BE- A degree holder with BBA, BCA, MCA and must have a grasp on Salesforce. The Admin certification is internationally recognized and good for Developers, Administrators, writers, journalists, and analysts. After getting the basic Admin certification you can write the advanced certification for extreme career growth.

How to Study for Salesforce Certification

Salesforce Website provides you the guidance: The first step to go on the Certification page of the SFDC official website. After that, browse the details of the certification program, pricing, and valid duration. The website provides an updated study guide with topics which will be covered and importance of each topic. Importance of each topic depicts total numbers of questions.


Online Salesforce Training: There are many partner organizations which provide Salesforce online training with the specification to Admin, Business Analyst and Development. The practice sessions and course topics are designed to help you in the preparation of the exams. However, you need to be very careful while choosing the partner organization. You should make sure that their syllabus is updated and must have genuine reviews of previous students.


Self-study: When planning for self-study the first thing you need to make sure is that you have the accurate syllabus. You should prepare a priority list as per the important topics and the official Salesforce resources available on the SFDC website. Your schedule should be planned in a way where theories have a hand on experience and the prime focus should be on Salesforce’s extensive documentation. There are many Admin practice materials available online and your chosen training organization should provide you question to prepare for the certification.

Salesforce Community: Apart from self-study it’s highly advisable to join one of Salesforce Certification study group. But, you need to be cautious because there are many communities which give you wrong information and fruitless discussions. Try to focus on communities of certified Salesforce community members where you can ask questions and get accurate answers with plenty of places for discussions and resource material.


Now, it's time to gear up and start your preparation for the exams. You can also analyze how it is important to be certified to get an upper hand in the job market. Salesforce is in demand in every field because of its user-friendly and easy to learn approach. If you are a new college graduate or an IT professional looking for enhancing your skills get certified and learn SFDC.

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