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Tips for passing Salesforce Certified Education Cloud Consultant

I have successfully passed Salesforce Certified Education Cloud Consultant exam on 19th January 2020. Here are few tips to pass the exam.Nice to check out: Salesforce Spring 21 Release FeatureSalesforce Certification NotesSalesforce Release Video TutorialsSalesforce Lightning Flow Video TutorialsExam OutlineContent: 60 multiple-choice/multiple-select questions Time allotted to complete the exam: 90 minutes Passing Score: 68%  Registration fee: USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required per local law Retake fee: USD 100, plus applicable taxes as required per local law Delivery options: Proctored exam delivered onsite at a testing center or in an online proctored environment. Prerequisite(s): Salesforce Certified Administrator credential. I have faced 60 questions and most of the questions are about Education domain knowledge, configuring HEDA and SAL, use case oriented questions.Preparation Education Cloud Consultant Trailmix – This is must as it covers 100% in all sections.Getting Started with Salesforce + the Higher Education Data Architecture – Another must complete Trailmix.Education Cloud Acedamy – This contains 3 recordings and it explains the heda concepts very well. So highly recommended.Education Cloud Consultant Training Guide.Education Data Architecture documentation.Salesforce Advisor Link documentation.Article on roles at UniversityEnrolment and Admissions ProcessFERPA RegulationsUnderstanding FERPA & Education Records DisclosureAdvancement/Alumni RelationsCore EDA Data ModelCore SAL Data ModelTopics Received on ExamQuestions regarding to Administrative and Household Account ModelSequence of data load into Education Cloud instance.Consideration of installing education cloud when person account is enabled.Frequency of updates for education cloud managed package.TDTM FrameworkImportance of user managed and namespace field.Best practices to...

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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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JavaScript Tips for Visualforce Developers

When I started my career 10 years back, I was first introduced to Server Side Programming. I started developing applications using Embedded C/C++. Slowly I shifted my focus towards Client Side Programming. It always motivates me if I see the end-result of my development immediately. That is how I started digging into Client Side Programmings. I always love this below quote from one of my favorite programmers – Eric ElliottIn my initial days I still remember, it was really difficult to learn JavaScript. To me, Javascript was more like a “side” language which can help implementing those functionalities which can’t be delivered by server side programming – such as DOM manipulations, browser events and things like that. So for me sending data between server and client was always a GET and POST.But I realized the power of JavaScript very soon. Trust me, with JavaScript, you can do so many things you can’t even imagine. You can not only do Client Side operations, you can perform server-side logics as well. Yes, you hear it correctly. JavaScript for Server Side Programming. With the “node.js”  you can perform server-side computations as well. But there is even more. We can now build Isomorphic applications as well. With an Isomorphic application, your initial request from the web browser will be handled by the server, but after that, any subsequent requests will be handled by...

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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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