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|Describe how to navigate a CertifiedOnDemand.com study guide.||CertifiedOnDemand.com Site Walkthrough|
[Must / 4m / CertifiedOnDemand.com]
|Each guide is split into many topics. Each topic has a list of objectives, resources, and key facts. Study guides are designed to be referenced in a top-down order.
Take quizzes only after fully preparing for each section.
If you have a question, leave a comment. Please report dead links using the feedback section. You must register for a free account to do either.
|Describe which links are present on CertifiedOnDemand.com site navigation.||Only CertifiedOnDemand.com content is available through site navigation (sidebar, top bar, etc.). External links are available within each topic page.
For example, on this page the "LastPass" link is shown within this topic page, but is not included in site navigation (see example). The same is true for the sidebar (see example).
|Explain the benefits of CertifiedOnDemand.com study guides.||This guide is designed with several goals in mind:
1. To dramatically reduce the time required to prepare for a certification exam.
2. To dramatically increase the likelihood of passing a certification exam.
3. To present real-world challenges in safe learning environment.
4. To serve as a reference guide after you’ve passed your certification exam.
|Explain how to effectively prepare for a Salesforce.com certification exam.||Make sure to thoroughly study each objective and its accompanying resources. Practice configuration in Salesforce as much as possible.|
|Create a practice environment.||Create a Practice Environment|
[Must / Short / CertifiedOnDemand.com]
|Once you've signed up and logged in to your Developer Edition account, you're ready to get started!|
|Explain why a practice environment is required for this guide.||Changing data and configuration in your production environment can result in data loss and host of other negative consequences. Use your practice Developer Edition account throughout this guide.|
|Ensure your org is configured for this guide.||Improved Setup User Interface|
[Could / Short / Salesforce.com]
|Instructions within this guide make the assumption that the Improved Setup User Interface is disabled.
I suggest you double-check your org settings by navigating to Setup --> Customize --> User Interface; ensure "Enable Improved Setup User Interface" is not checked.
If you enable this feature, step-by-step instructions within scenarios and exercises will not line up correctly (as the setup navigation menus will be different).
|Describe options for storing Salesforce.com credentials.||LastPass|
[Should / Browser Extension / LastPass]
Appirio - Force.com Logins
[Could / Chrome Extension / Appirio]
|I personally recommend LastPass for storing multiple Salesforce credentials - I also use LastPass for most of my other sites (I exclude financial sites).
I enable two-factor grid authentication and require password re-prompt for production logins for added security. I store security tokens in the notes field for each login. You can also use Lastpass with a fingerprint reader - nothing like logging into Salesforce with a swipe!
I've used LastPass within a team environment, sharing hundreds of logins within a group of users as well - can't be beat.
|Describe options to get involved with the Salesforce community.||Salesforce.com User Groups|
[Should / User Group / Salesforce.com]
Salesforce Success Community
[Should / Community / Salesforce.com]
|User groups are a great way to meet and engage with other Salesforce users, administrators, developers, and consultants. I'm a co-leader myself, and would highly recommend checking out your local user group.
The Salesforce success community is a great way to find information on a variety of subjects, ask and answer questions, and more. This site is definitely worth exploring. Side note: one of the best ways you can learn Salesforce is by answering questions that others have. I learned a ton simply by answering questions on the community site and forums when I first started working with Salesforce.
|Learn the behind the scenes story of Salesforce.com's origins and success.||Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry|
[Could / Book / Marc Benioff]
|Although not critical for an administrator to read to understand how Salesforce works, CEO Marc Benioff's book will give you some insight into why Salesforce.com was born, and how it transformed into the powerhouse it is today.|
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[Should / Medium / CertifiedOnDemand.com]
Workshop: Get Started on the Certified Administrator Credential
[Could / 45m / Salesforce.com]
Getting Started: Feedback
[Should / Survey / CertifiedOnDemand.com]
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