February 5, 2015
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Wish me luck on Service Cloud! Wife says I can’t go snowboarding until I pass!!
Oh yea drinking a beer also helps too. I swear I don’t have a problem!!
…back to studying!
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I am preparing for salescloud as well, we can study together if you are comfortable.
I am preparing for salescloud as well, lets do study together.
Did you study today? =)
I did, for over 5 hours!!
I did on Weekend, i am planning to give it on wednesday, David, can you help me what sort of questions were there in exam?
Everything you need is here =)
There has to be some truth to actively using the Salesforce to pass these exams, Yes?, i.e. Using Salesforce on the job and work through everyday scenarios. It’s difficult to create and review exercises in a dev org and still be ready for an exam, is it not? I am going for my 3rd attempt at the ADM201.(I already have DEV401, but passed this one without having a Salesforce job.) Maybe it’s something about the ADMIN exam itself.
Great comment Jim!!
Even though I feel like I understand Salesforce in general very well, I don’t think I could’ve passed any of the exams without studying. There’s just so much to the platform that you might never use during your day-to-day job, like Territory Management, Divisions, Social Customer Service, etc etc.
ADM201 happens to be the most memorization-heavy cert, so no amount of experience will guarantee you to pass there. That was the most difficult of the 5 main certs for me.
For all the rest of the certs, strong knowledge of Salesforce was a big productivity booster for me when studying. You start to see patterns in how Salesforce sets up features, and you’re able to predict how features will react under certain circumstances. For example, I’ve never used Salesforce Knowledge or their Article Types before. However after reading about it, they immediately seemed similar to custom objects to me. From then, I was able to substitute custom objects for Article Types in cert questions, and I didn’t need to memorize a thing from there. More specifically, Article Type permissions are handled exactly like custom objects in Profiles, so I didn’t need to memorize how to set that up. Lot more parallels but hopefully you get the picture.
Good luck on ADM201 – it’s gravy after that one!
You’ll do fine buddy :) Best wishes!
Good luck, David! I’m going for Service Cloud next too. Now get back to it!
ha ha ha can’t wait til this is over!
Good luck David and thanks for the great work!
Best regards from Moscow, Russia!
all the best mate !!
I will sign up for Sales cloud and service cloud too. If you want, we can study together for Service cloud, David :-)
David good thing is this storm will only bring rain to the Sierras so you have a bit of time. Haha. I’m signed up for the Dev 401 and ADM 201 and will pass from the great advice on your site. Best of luck, I’m sure you’ll ace it!
It HAS to snow the weekend I can’t snowboard =P
Wish u the best of Luck!!!