Getting Certified: Feedback

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169 Responses to “Getting Certified: Feedback”

  1. cbpotter November 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    I took the test Saturday the 11th, and passed on my first attempt. I don’t think I would have done as well with out this resource. Thank your for putting the time into this guide and making the price affordable. Sure beats paying the +$4000 on a week course in a class room.

    • CarlosSiqueira November 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

      Congrats and welcome to the “Certified” club.

    • JohnCoppedge November 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

      That’s awesome thanks for sharing and congrats!

  2. TDirolf October 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Just passed the admin certification this weekend and couldn’t have done it without this site. Looking forward to seeing the new site and will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to take and pass the admin certification. Thanks for putting this together.

  3. bclifton206@gmail.com October 27, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    This is by far the best study guide out there! I have been an admin for 3 years and your content helped me to (finally) feel prepared and confident to take the test. (I passed the first time!!) The content is straightforward in explaining the WHY and HOW the Salesforce platform works…which is the most important part of passing the exam. As an admin I don’t use every single feature, so this guide made those features clear and easy to understand since it’s focused on the features/capabilities covered on the exam. Its so simple its genius.

    • CarlosSiqueira October 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

      Congrats! John really rocks.

  4. ayodola70 October 24, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    Dear John,
    I want to thank you for the great content .
    I had no previous experience in salesforce and was directed to your site by word of mouth.
    I just passed the exam today at the first time of trying and found out that the questions you presented were harder than the exam- which in my opinion is the best!
    The filtering of resources on this site from all the available links on the internet is geared towards making students understand the principles and passing the exam cannot be overemphasized. Kudos!
    i spent three months studying and went through all the content included thrice!- this ensures understanding the process, which is key!.
    My advice to new users is to understand the principles which would be gained by going over the content twice – yes! every section and you WILL pass the exam.
    thanks again for the great content,
    Ayodola

  5. gerrittr@gmail.com September 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm #

    John,

    Thank you for building such a solid resource. I used it as my main study guide and supplemented with a few other resources, like flash cards and practice exams. I passed the Certified Administrator exam today on my first attempt! I’m looking forward to attempting the advanced admin exam next!

    Best,

    Gerritt

  6. ag3991 July 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

    Hi

    Passed my exam today.

    Section-Level Scores:
    Organization Set-Up (Global UI): 100%
    User Setup: 100%
    Security and Access: 55%
    Standard and Custom Objects: 88%
    Sales and Marketing Applications: 87%
    Service and Support Applications: 75%
    Activity Management and Collaboration: 50%
    Data Management: 83%
    Analytics – Reports and Dashboards: 83%
    Workflow/Process Automation: 80%
    Desktop and Mobile Administration: 50%
    AppExchange: 100%

    > Which I calculated is ~ 48 / 60

    Could you tell me a Platform AppBuilder website you would recommend? FocusOnForce vs. Mike Wheeler, or different ones – your opinion is highly considered!!!!

    Thanks, once again!

    KR,

    Ag3991

    • CarlosSiqueira July 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm #

      Congrats!

      I used this one for my App Builder:

      http://www.certifycrm.com/

      I find Mike Wheeler’s too superficial, at least on Udemy.

      • Thepride21 August 18, 2017 at 12:13 am #

        Hi Carlos,
        Wanted to get your feedback on the certifycrm website. Was it enuf to clear the app builder certification? Mike wheeler’s seems to be too basic and a repetition of what i already know after completing my ADM 201(All thanks to John’s amazing website :))

        Thanks

        • CarlosSiqueira August 18, 2017 at 12:57 am #

          @Thepride21:

          Hands down I recommend http://www.certifycrm.com/ for the App builder certification and as a complement to @John’s site.
          Just wait and see what @John is preparing here (Safe Harbor) , it will make you and any student VERY HAPPY!

          • Thepride21 August 18, 2017 at 1:19 am #

            Thank you Carlos for a prompt reply :). WIll enroll and hopefully clear the exam!

            Also is John working on a website? didnt get tht part…

        • CarlosSiqueira August 18, 2017 at 3:00 am #

          When you sign there, tell Daryl that I recommended it. I rather have @John answer the 2nd portion of your question, but I can tell you that he is working very hard to make this already awesome site even better.

          • Thepride21 August 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

            Surely will do tht! and looking forward to John’s upgrades:) Cant wait!
            Just hope there is something in the direction of getting the Sales cloud Consultant cert. Thts wht I want to target after the app builder.

          • JohnCoppedge August 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

            http://beta.certifiedondemand.com is available now and an official announcement will follow next week (it may take a little while for URL to propagate). It includes:

            New video content
            Completion
            Favorites
            New questions
            Completely overhauled content (Lightning)
            Greatly improved user experience

            Through security is done today- more content, guides, and a whole lot more planned for the future 🙂

    • JohnCoppedge July 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

      That’s awesome, congrats! I have no personal experience with other options out there (I really should take a look 🙂 so I can’t provide any direct advice

  7. medavis2012 July 18, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    I took my exam today. After it was done, I could of course see the breakdown by section and percentage correct. However, I was surprised to see that it was the new weighted percentages that were just released last week in the updated exam guide. For example, Sales and Marketing was 9% and is now 15%. Chatter and Activity Management are now combined into one section. I can tell that the new system is in place because the names of the sections are the newer ones in the results breakdown. I am happy to say that I passed. I found this course after doing another prep course that was all video. I really appreciate this combination of videos and articles. The division of “must,” “should” and “could” was extremely helpful. I also found reading the questions and your prompt replies at the end of each section gave new insight into the topic and made studying it more fun. Thanks for being part of the Ohana!

    • JohnCoppedge July 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

      Awesome, congrats and thanks for the feedback! I have a slew of updates in the works that will address the format from Salesforce (new questions, new videos, etc.) and reflect the updated weighting. The exam feedback they provide now is really helpful 🙂

  8. Hani130 April 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

    I cam across this question and i figured out after studying your website that answer is B and D
    can you validate me?
    https://certifiedondemand.com/configuring-salesforce-lead-conversion/
    it states” When you convert a lead, you will have the option to not create a new opportunity. Simply check the box as shown. There is no way to convert a lead to an existing opportunity.”

    Which record type can be updated when converting a lead?Choose two answers

    A. An existing custom object record

    B. An existing contact record

    C. An existing opportunity record

    D. An existing account record

  9. nitzan.marinov March 22, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Hi John,

    Than you very much for providing this very valuable resource. I passed the exam last Sunday!
    It wasn’t easy and if I can give one piece of advice to anyone planning to take it it would be:

    I saw this tip on the Salesforce Ben website in his ebook: http://www.salesforceben.com/free-ebook-top-10-salesforce-certification-tips/
    and at least one more place (sorry, I forget where)

    Follow this simple process while taking the exam:

    #7 Three Column Trick
    Throughout a Salesforce Certification exam, you have the option to tick certain questions you would like to review at the end. This is a great feature and at the “Review” section at the end of the exam, you can see and revisit the questions you were unsure about. A few years ago I was told by a colleague a method he used which is ridiculously simple, but gave him a good idea of how confident he was to press that precious “Submit” button.

    The trick is to draw 3 columns on your piece of paper you are given, let’s call them A, B, C. After each question you should write the question number you have just completed in one of these three columns. The A represents questions you are 80/90% sure are correct, the B column is questions you are 50-70% sure are correct, and the C represents questions you are pretty sure are incorrect.
    This helps me for 2 main reasons;
    1. it gives me a good indication of how confident I am overall. If I have over 60% of my questions in the A category, with a quick check through of my answers, I can be pretty confident to press the submit button.
    2. It lets me prioritize which questions I really need to go back on and think about further.

    As I mentioned elsewhere in this guide, some questions/answers can give clues to others. Therefore, after you’ve completed the exam, it’s worth going back to these C questions straight away.

    This helped my a lot to keep focused on the questions I wasn’t sure about.

    • JohnCoppedge March 22, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      Nice job and congrats Nitzan! That’s a definitely a good approach – especially if you’re at risk of running out of time on the exam. Congrats!

  10. Champakali March 15, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    Thanks John!
    I passed yesterday the exam after 30 Min! Cowabunga! 🙂

    • JohnCoppedge March 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

      Wow… nice work!!

      • Champakali June 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

        Dear John,
        just came back from an job interview for the position as a Junior SF Admin. Guess what? I got it! Thank you so much for building this website! SF CAREER! IM COMING!

        • JohnCoppedge June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

          Awesome!! Good luck with your interview!

          • Champakali June 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

            I got the job, John! I got the job! 😉

          • JohnCoppedge June 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

            Awesome, so excited to hear that!

        • CarlosSiqueira June 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

          Awesome, congrats!

          • Champakali June 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

            THX both of you. Little nervous but highly motivated!

  11. Whit1220 March 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

    Thanks so much John for this great website- I passed Admin 201 on the first try!

  12. Bhavesh_Lodaya January 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    Hey John,

    THANK YOU!!!!1

    I passed the exam on 1st attempt, today. Would not have been possible without your help. Your methodology not only gets the concepts clear and prepares one for the exam, but also prepares one for the actual job also.

    Thanks again.

    PS: the result of the exam is broken down by sections as under:
    Congratulations! You have successfully completed the certification exam to become a Salesforce Certified Administrator (WI17). Welcome to the Salesforce worldwide community of Certified Professionals!

    Test Taker Name: Bhavesh Lodaya
    Exam: Salesforce Certified Administrator (WI17)
    Result: PASS
    Date Completed: 01/25/2017

    Section-Level Scores:
    Organization Setup: 100%
    User Setup: 100%
    Global User Interface: 100%
    Security and Access: 77%
    Standard and Custom Objects: 90%
    Sales and Marketing Applications: 66%
    Service and Support Applications: 83%
    Activity Management: 100%
    Chatter: 100%
    Data Management: 100%
    Content and Folder Management: 50%
    Analytics, Reports and Dashboards: 83%
    Workflow Automation: 100%
    Desktop and Mobile Administration: 100%
    AppExchange: 100%

  13. Mandy January 23, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    I was so lucky to have bumped into this guide. I used it as the primary, if not sole, resource for preparing for the admin exam and it proved to be a wise decision. The materials make a perfect entry course to force.com. They are very well structured and did not just help me pass my test but also provided me with a good understanding of the fundamentals on force.com – I believe this will also be beneficial in the future as I move forward in the Salesforce world.

    I give a 5 star recommendation!

  14. danneyazbeck October 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    I PASSED today!!! (after a rather disappointing fail in June) Thank you, John, for creating and maintaining this guide – best investment I ever made. And, will be a resource I go back to as I continue to work with Salesforce. I will recommend it to anyone I know preparing for their ADM201 Exam.

    Cheers!
    Dianne

    ps – For anyone that fails FYI – I opened a Case with Salesforce to have someone look at my results to give me an indication of where I went wrong. They couldn’t give me specifics, but they were able to tell me what high level areas I should work on. I had to really push, but my persistence paid off. It is something they can do although they don’t like doing it -but it can help give you some direction when you feel deflated and lost after getting a Fail.

    • CarlosSiqueira October 19, 2016 at 1:39 am #

      Congrats!!

      I heard from a friend that took another exam during DF16, that now, after the exam they show you the percentage/areas that you got it correct.

      • danneyazbeck October 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

        Thanks Carlos, but all I got was the PASS note – but if they are doing this, great move on their part – helps so much to know where to direct one’s efforts.

    • JohnCoppedge October 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

      Nice congrats Dianne! I wonder if they only show you what you missed if you fail?

      • danneyazbeck October 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

        Thanks John.

        And, speaking as someone who didn’t pass my first time around, that would be a step in the right direction. I know when I spoke to the person at Salesforce, she said they were aware that the gap of information for those that need to re-write is something they were looking to close. I think they are getting wise to the fact that people need to know this information to make re-testing less stressful.

        I guess it would be nice to know by how much I passed by, but the certification is what counts, and I can live with the not knowing.

        Thanks again, John for this Guide.

        Cheers!
        Dianne (finally a Salesforce Certified Admin)

      • Mandy January 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

        Hi John, the feedback is given regardless of test results, I think. It’s given in the format of ‘section-level scores’:

        Section A: accuracy rate
        Section B: accuracy rate

        The sections are consistent with the sections outlined on the official certification study guide.

        • JohnCoppedge January 25, 2017 at 4:59 am #

          Thanks for the heads up Mandy! Salesforce made this change very recently – a very welcome change!

          • Mandy January 25, 2017 at 7:02 am #

            Yes, a very appreciated change. 🙂
            PS. The feedback is formatted just like what we get from the practice exam on this site!

  15. Kjannati September 30, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Hi John,

    I passed my exam yesterday (first time around) and wanted to personally thank you for the excellent resource that you have provided, as without this resource I may have struggled to pass the exam (it was a tough exam).

    It would be great if you had something similar for other certs like the App Builder, Advanced Admin etc…

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Thanks,

    Kam

  16. CarlosSiqueira September 12, 2016 at 12:11 am #

    John:

    Its almost 3 months that I passed my certification and I now I am considering the Advanced Admin certification.
    Any advice on where to start? I am sure I have forgotten some of the subjects since I am not using them, but I believe I have to start ASAP.

    Thanks

  17. falkolindner September 10, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    BAM, did it! After the third time, but this time with your guide. 🙂

  18. ChristineAdmin1 August 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Thanks for this site John, just passed my exam!!

  19. cube5 August 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Thanks John. Just passed my exam:) will definitely reccomend this site.

  20. jlmghart August 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    I took my exam two weeks ago and, unfortunately, failed. However, instead of getting discouraged, I became determined to pass. I’ve been studying consistently for 1-2 hours a day since then, and I plan on retaking it this weekend.

    Failing the exam at first has helped me value the credential much more. I went in with the mindset that it was going to be “a piece of cake.” The failure made me realize that passing the exam is a big deal, and I really respect those who’ve acquired it…and I want to be one of those people!

    I was reading around after I failed, and the best advice I found was “Quitting is worse than failing.” I think that’s very true. So if you’re working towards your cert, don’t get discouraged by a bump in the road. Just keep on going, you’ll get there!

    • CarlosSiqueira August 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Similar scenario with me. I was studying with somebody and many times I was the one doing the “teaching”. She passed and I couldn’t understand how/why. A week later I took the exam and half-way thru I realized that I was doomed.
      Not just because I didn’t study properly but because I got one of those strange sets that had nothing related to what I have studied.
      Went back to study EVERYDAY and taking simulates tests. A month later June 28th I took again and passed in 26 minutes.
      July 25th I started my 1st paid job as a Salesforce Admin, after a 6 months unpaid internship.
      Don’t rush, take your time, study/practice and you will get the results.

      Good luck.

    • JohnCoppedge August 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Love the determination! The best advice I can give is: spend more time in the app! You’ll get there!

  21. Arshad July 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Hey John, hope you are doing well. i Passed the exam. thanks !

    • CarlosSiqueira July 19, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

      Congrats Arshad!

      John:

      I got an official job offer yesterday and the company is planning on starting a mentoring program.
      I mentioned this site as major tool and you might see an increase of attendees from Tampa FL.

  22. CarlosSiqueira July 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    I thought I shared before, but looks like I didn’t. Took the exam again on June 28th and nailed it in 26 minutes!
    My exam was 90% the same as “The Final Exam Prep – (75 questions)” from http://www.djmlab.com.
    They have awesome tests, but his site rules regarding teaching you instead of making you memorize.
    I will keep checking here and continue to learn more.

    Keep up the good work John!

    • JohnCoppedge July 18, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Do you mean the questions were exactly the same (word for word)?

      • CarlosSiqueira July 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

        Yes, exactly word for word. I take it as “redemption” since my 1st attempt in May 18th was a disaster with questions that I never seen here or any other site.

  23. pramesh June 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    Hi John, just sent you a message earlier regarding my passsing certification. Thanks for your guide!
    Just curious if this guide will be sufficient for advanced cert too since I am not sure what type of questions are covered in that.

  24. pjoyce June 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

    Great resource – thank you for putting it together. Fancy doing it for another certification (!)
    Passed and really down to you – thank you

  25. kory.leavitt@salesforce.com June 4, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    Wow! I wish I had found this sooner. I purchased last night with about 12 hours to go before test time. It was a fantastic final prep tool. I went through all the quizzes and practice exams a couple times and focused on my weaknesses. Great work, John!

    Would it be possible to set up some time to talk? I would love to learn more about how you built this platform, and find out what you intend to do with it in terms of marketing and expanded content. I have a similar product for web development training. See lifecycleskills.com

    • JohnCoppedge June 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

      That is fantastic, thanks for sharing. And congrats!! I’ll reach out offline, would love to connect.

  26. sllam0423 June 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    John,

    I passed ADM 201 certification yesterday. Thanks for putting together such valuable content and exercises – it helped me focus on what was most important and learn key facts quickly about areas that weren’t as high percentage areas in the exam. I had very little previous Salesforce experience before taking the ADM certification and it was a lot of new information to digest before taking the exam. I found your site very helpful to further explain topics in an easy to understand manner and provide additional resources (videos, links, etc.) to help increase understanding of how to apply the ADM 201 concepts. Keep up the great work! I’m moving on to DEV 401 next and then on to ADM 211.

    Thanks,
    Susan

  27. madhuri_gsd2003@yahoo.com May 25, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi John,

    I just wanted to share a word that i cleared my ADMIN 201 certification today. Thanks a lot for organizing the whole content and thanks for this site.

    Thanks
    Madhuri

  28. mcvillet May 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    Hello John!
    I passed my exam today and it’s all thanks to your site !
    I will definitely recommend it to others !
    Marie

  29. Amesiak May 6, 2016 at 6:06 am #

    Hi John!
    I just wanted to share that I passed my exam today! And I owe it to you and this site. I previously used a few other sites as well as the Trailhead for a couple of months, but I had a hard time filtering through the enormous amount of information out there, figuring out how to put it all together, and then making it stick in my head. The first time I took the exam, I failed. Then I met someone at a Salesforce Group meeting (two weeks ago) that recommended Certified On Demand, and I am so grateful. Your site is well structured with the right information put together in a way that makes sense, I also like the guidelines of what we must/should/could review. Everything you’ve put together has made all the difference for me. Thank you John!
    Andrea

  30. Nadia Wilson April 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Hi John, happy to report that I passed the exam today on my second try. I went through all the materials on your site once, took all the exams and also some online mock up exams. Overall no surprises on this one, however I think the test taking strategy is very important to follow for folks that are not good test takers such as myself. Feel free to email me and I can provide details around what helped me pass etc, thanks again and keep up the great work on this site!

  31. xiaomai April 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    I passed!!! I was introduced to Salesforce from a freind and started learning with Trailhead. I didn’t pass the first time, but found this training in my continued effort. This brought the broad knowledge needed into an organized study guide and gave me the help I needed to pass, from no knowledge to certified. Big Thank You John!!!

    • JohnCoppedge April 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      Brilliant, glad you stuck with it! The breadth of info makes it a tricky exam. Congrats!

  32. medhaniehabte1 April 4, 2016 at 4:03 am #

    I passed on my first try, cod was a key reason why! Come on John, please create one for 401. But all in all great site!

  33. mimi_kolarova@hotmail.com February 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi, I used only this study guide to prepare for the exam, and in 4 weeks full-time studying, I passed the exam (with no real SFDC experience yet)!

  34. Nadia Wilson December 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi John, how come you don’t have a section on Reports and Dashboards? Or did I miss it?

  35. jyothi November 26, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    I passed my admin exam on nov 24 ,when should I give the first maintainence exam ?

    • JohnCoppedge December 1, 2015 at 1:53 am #

      You’ll get notified by email. It will be the next release after you took your exam (e.g. if you took the Spring 15 exam, you would need a maintenance exam for Summer 15). The FAQ has some additional detail on this as well.

  36. jyothi November 26, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Thanks John for this wonderful site.I passed in second attempt .It took me just 20 min to complete the exam but I just cross checked before submit so I spend 45 min .I am looking for Advanced admin material .Can u suggest some site where I can learn n prepare for the exam on my own.

  37. richa.midha@outlook.com October 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Thanks John for this site ! I passed this exam today and all credit goes to you ! Thanks again

  38. Raajesh Kumar September 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Hi John,

    Just passed my ADM201 exam. I heavily depended on this site when I prepared for the exam. After covering many topics from study guide and suddenly when I feel am lost somewhere, I just come back to your list and just go to the particular section for quick refresh and your site is always helped as a light house. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful site and maintaining it with the latest releases.

  39. Alex Messinger August 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    I’m a little baffled about how to maintain my admin certification that I got in February (wouldn’t have been able to do it without this awesome website and John’s excellent support). I see that the exam is free. How should I prepare? Is the exam open-book? How many times can I re-take it if I don’t pass the first time. Thanks in advance for any assistance and tips.

  40. Ashim August 16, 2015 at 7:25 am #

    Thank you John. I was able to pass my test in the first attempt. Just referencing your site and applying it in my org was more than sufficient to understand the salesforce concepts and pass the exam!
    Thank you once again.

  41. prabha.rec@gmail.com August 13, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    Passed the exam today…Cod played a great role helping me get this certification..
    focusonforce.com helps you examine your skills as they have 6 practice exams covering vast scenarios, so it really helps you to identify ur weak zone..

  42. basherman August 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    John,

    Earlier this week I sought out additional resources to compliment the ADM-201 course I took a month ago. I didn’t feel prepared for the exam, and boy am I glad I found certifiedondemand.com!

    I crammed through your resources in 3 days (I don’t recommend this – take more time!) and without this additional training I wouldn’t be able to announce that I passed the certification exam this morning, on the first try.

    Great job maintaining this content – I will reference your material in the future and can’t recommend your site highly enough!

    Thanks,
    Brian

  43. gareemabhandari August 10, 2015 at 4:17 am #

    Hi John,

    Thanks again !!
    Cleared my Salesforce DEV401 exam yesterday 🙂

  44. gareemabhandari July 21, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    Hi John,

    I took my Salesforce Admin exam last week and passed. Thank you so much for putting up this well laid out guide. I was so confused by seeing lot of salesforce material online. But certified on demand gave me the roadmap. COD is not just the site now but a reference guide for my career.Thanks a lot John for your prompt responses and this amazing guide. 🙂

    Cheers

    • JohnCoppedge July 23, 2015 at 3:08 am #

      That is fantastic I am ex tactic to hear that this site has helped transform your career! Congrats!

  45. lfaust June 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Just passed my DEV 401 certification, 1.5 weeks after passing the ADM 201. I thought it was easier than the ADM test. The prep given by this course served me well, thanks! Additionally, I studied the Force.com fundamentals book, and used the flash cards on Cram.com.

  46. sksood June 4, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi John
    I just wanted to let you know that I passed my Admin certification this morning. I think you covered all the materials brilliantly and the links to videos, quizzes, online help and the ranking with the Admin Guide were just perfect. It was worth spending the extra money to get all the content. I filled in my survey form and hope it helps. Without this site I would have struggled.

    The videos were excellent.

    Thanks
    Sanjay

    • JohnCoppedge June 11, 2015 at 12:16 am #

      Hey Sanjay,

      Thanks for the feedback, glad felt it was worthwhile. And congrats on passing!

  47. V S May 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi John,
    I passed the exam today at first try. I didn’t had any experience but Thanks to your website I made a success.
    Thank you

  48. Brian Kreutz April 28, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    John,
    I can’t thank you enough for this website. It is the best $40 investment I have ever made. I used your courses for the bulk of my studying and passed the exam last week! It was much easier than I expected, thanks to all the knowledge I gained from your site.

  49. Yacine Ferguene February 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    I want to say thank you John for making this site the best resource to learn about salesforce and to pass the admin exam.
    I passed on first try today and your site has a lot to do with it and I’m ready to take on my Salesforce journey now.
    Good luck to everybody trying to become certified; all the best !

  50. Alex Messinger February 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Passed the exam yesterday thanks to Certified on demand!

  51. Barry Palmer February 16, 2015 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks John. I passed the exam on the first try. I recommend working through all the sections of your site to anyone. Your straight forward explanations are awesome! I hope you continue to develop additional courses. Some people THINK they can create training materials, but really few have the skill. John, you have that skill.

  52. Daouda Karim January 6, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi John,

    I took exam(ADM 201) this morning and I passed it at first attempt. I was completely new to Salesforce. This site has been very helpful to me given that I only had a month to do study and take the exam.

    Thanks a lot

  53. Koam ATANLEY December 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    I passed the exam succesfully yesterday, and thanks very much for this guide. It was very helpful, I never take a course, but I make some pratice after studying your guide, and I will recommend it to everybody who wants to pass the exam. I found that the lest is a litte bit more difficult than the quizz proposed on this guide

    Thanks a lot

  54. Jon Swalboski December 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    I just passed my exam today, and I would have not been able to do it without your study guide. I took the SF 5 day course on Essentials for New Admin, which is a good start, but I would never have passed relying solely on that material. Your study good “filled in the gaps”, and although the test was difficult, I was able to get over the finish line.
    Thanks so much! I owe you, buddy!

  55. Alexander Goodman December 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I passed my Exam Today and could not have done it with out you, the guild was key to me passing, it is the best I have ever seen. I would highly recommend it. Keep it up.

  56. Joan St John December 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Passed my exam last Thursday on my first attempt. Thanks for such a good study guide John. You’ve done a great job. Couldn’t have done it without Certified on Demand!!

  57. Mayank Srivastava December 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Passed my exam today! Thanks for creating such a good resource for the exam preparation. Three weeks of preparation using your site and I was out of the exam within 30 minutes 😛
    Are you planning to have content for other exams as well anytime soon?

  58. viren rana November 29, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    The best guide /site for getting certified.I had no prior experience in sf and failed in my first exam.After that I studied through COD and cleared in the second attempt.
    Thanks a lot John.

  59. Amy Williams November 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    I passed the exam yesterday!! This site is amazing and was all I used to prepare.

    Great job and thank you!

  60. Juul Schobbers November 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    It took the exam today and passed. This site is the best. I didn’t use any other resources. Great work John!!

  61. Lisa Seyler October 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    I took the exam on Monday and passed.. Could not have done as well without this site… thank you!!

    • JohnCoppedge October 16, 2014 at 12:52 am #

      Congrats Lisa!!

      • JohnCoppedge October 16, 2014 at 12:54 am #

        I will be in the main Apttus booth (immediately to the left of the expo entrance) in Moscone north from 9-12 if anyone wants to stop by and say hi – quite a few successful certs this week!

  62. Walter Sanchez October 15, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Hi John,
    I took my exam(ADM 201) yesterday and I passed it. I was completely new to Salesforce when I started working on it some two weeks back. This site has been of great help to me given that I only had a week to do study and take the exam. Thanks a mil.

  63. Monil Pathak September 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Hi John,

    I took my Salesforce Admin exam yesterday and passed. Thank you for putting up this well laid out guide. This site was my primary source of preparation. Thanks a lot John. 🙂

  64. Roger Browning September 2, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    Passed the SF.com System Admin test last week. This site was the main reason I could pass it on the first attempt. I had a couple of years SF.com development and admin experience from a previous job, but that was more than 5 years ago. My new job asked me to get up to speed quickly. Needless to say, SF.com had changed a lot since last looking at it.

    I studied for less than 2 months a little everyday. This site has arranged the material in a structured manner with the goals clearly stated. Good work and a big thanks!

  65. Vinay M July 13, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I passed the admin certification exam this week on the first attempt. I just prepared from COD and went through some of the salesforce videos. This COD site is a great resource for preparing and drastically reduced my preparation time which i thought might take few months to just 2 weeks.

    Great work John!Thanks

    • JohnCoppedge September 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      2 weeks, man that’s fast than some of the professionals I know 🙂

      Congrats!

  66. Matthew Taylor July 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    I passed the admin exam today after failing my first attempt. I only had a few months’ work experience with SF on the first attempt but studied premium training content however I was overwhelmed by the exam especially in areas like Answers, Ideas, Portals, Zones, and areas that I had no experience with. This COD site was an excellent resource for preparing me for all areas of SF especially the main topic areas, but also the areas where my work experience provided little knowledge. I recommend this site as a resource for exam preparation.

  67. Danny Susantin July 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    I passed the admin certification exam today on the first attempt. I credit it to this site mostly. Great website John and thank you for all your hardwork keeping this site updated. Do you know any other good site to prepare for the DEV401?

  68. Kevin Seveur May 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    I took and passed the Administrator 201 exam today. This was my 2nd attempt as I drastically underestimated the difficulty the first time around. After 1 week of heavy studying on this site, I passed and felt comfortable doing it. I thank you tremendously for this site. I have one issue with this site though, no Dev 401 exam prep :).

    • JohnCoppedge June 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

      Congrats Kevin! And thanks for the feedback. Will get around to 401 one of these days 🙂

  69. Roger Grilo April 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    I took the Certified Administrator exam (WI14) in April and passed at first try. I totally share Topher’s comments and can’t thank CertifiedOnDemand enough! It is by far the best resource for passing ADM201, I highly recommend it.

  70. Topher Rinek December 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Hello,

    I took the Certified Administrator exam in mid-November and a major reason why I passed the exam was due to this website. Thank you! As expected, most of the test was focused on various security scenarios, i.e. permissions, profiles vs. roles, etc. However, I was surprised by the number of questions on Content, Knowledge, and the new Salesforce app for mobile devices. While it was only 5-8 questions, it would be really highlighted these areas in more detail. We don’t leverage these aspects of Salesforce as much as others, so it could be this is why I was more surprised.

    Overall, the test was what I expected and I found it really helpful to focus on the percentage breakdown outlined on in the Salesforce Administrators study guide (http://certification.salesforce.com/administrators). I used this to identify areas of growth and used this site to strengthen these areas.

    Keep up the great work and thanks again,

    Topher

    • JohnCoppedge April 26, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

      Congrats Topher!

      Thanks for the feedback – I am planning to beef up some of the lesser content sections including mobile.

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