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How to Prepare For and Clear Data Architecture and Management Designer Exam

I have cleared my first Salesforce Architect certification – “Data Architecture and Management Designer” on June 1st, 2018. I was dreaming about this certification for quite a long time and finally I am so happy that I am able to clear this one. Here today I am going to share few key tips with you which might help you while you are doing your preparation.My Strategy:I downloaded the study guide and prepared my own notes with my some labels.I always try to break the study guide in three labels like -I THINK I AM GOOD: This label is for those topics where I personally feel I am good.I MIGHT NEED TO LOOK: This is the one where I am some doubts and need to revisit.OHH NO: This is the scary one, where I need to focus more.Then I started my study with Trailhead. Below are the Trailmixes I followed -Architect Journey: Data Architecture and ManagementCertified Data Architecture & Management Designer Exam TrailsBelow are the blog posts from #SalesforceOhana which really helped me.Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer Exam Tips by Gemma EmmettTips for Passing the Three New Salesforce Architecture Designer Exams by By Lars MalmqvistHow to Prepare For and PASS Data Architecture and Management Designer Exam by Maciej JozwiakImportant Topics:I am writing down the important topics which you need to concentrate for sure. Those who already read the study guide,...

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Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Tips

I took Salesforce Advanced Administrator certification exam on 31st Jan’17 and cleared it. In this post, I am going to write down how I approached this certification and my study materials as well.First, to start you, you need the Salesforce Advanced Administration Certification guide. You can download the same from here. The exam format is -Number of questions: 63Type of questions: Multiple-ChoicePassing Score: 65%Time: 90 MinutesSo basically you need to answer ~41 questions correctly. Note – You need to clear Salesforce Certified Administration Certification before this certification. Strategy:I followed the below strategy by reviewing the certification guide and bucketing the items based on their weightages. This is the formula I followed, topics with more than 10% weightage are my priority items and rest of the items are kind of last minute items to check. With the above strategy, I came up with the below list -Security and AccessSales Cloud ApplicationsService Cloud ApplicationsData ManagementChange ManagementAnalytics, Reports and DashboardsProcess AutomationBut definitely, I was not sure whether I can answer all the questions correctly from above lists. So my backup plan was to make myself comfortable with the below items as well -Extending Custom Objects and ApplicationsAuditoring and MonitoringThese two sections are comparatively very easy and easily you can answer all the questions correctly. The only section which I was not sure and didn’t put any effort at all was – Content Management....

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Salesforce Platform Developer – I Certification Tips

I have cleared another Salesforce Certification yesterday – It’s Platform Developer – I. In this post, I am going to share my study notes. Hopefully it will help others as well.If you are an experienced developer or admin having more than 6 months of experience, it is very easy to clear this certification. But if you are new to Salesforce, then I think this study note is going to help you. I found 50% – 60% questions are scenario based.During the exam, I am sure you will get multiple questions which will make you confuse in terms of more than one correct answers. My suggestion is that read the question/scenario 2-3 times, there will be one/two words which will lead to the correct answer. If you still not able to find the correct answer, mark the question for review and go to the next question. Don’t spend too much time in one question.Note – Don’t treat this as a Certification dumps. Rather the intention of the post is to share my strategy, topics I covered during my preparation.Another important point to mention here is that when I gave this certification the release from Salesforce was Winter’17. With every release, Salesforce brings new features so you need to go through the release notes as well.Let’s start by topics mentioned in the Certification Syllabus. Salesforce Fundamentals [Weighting: 10% i.e. # of Questions: 6]Describe...

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