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Prioritizing the Salesforce certification exam study

Knowing how the Salesforce Certified Admin exam is weighted makes it much easier to organize your exam prep. Prioritizing study will help to focus on the right things:

Salesforce Admin Certification: Exam weighting

Source: Salesforce

  • Organizational setup: 3%
  • User setup: 7%
  • Security and access: 13%
  • Standard and custom objects: 14%
  • Sales and marketing applications: 14%
  • Service and support applications: 13%
  • Activity management and collaboration: 3%
  • Data management: 10%
  • Analytics—reports and dashboards: 10%
  • Workflow/process automation: 8%
  • Desktop and mobile administration: 3%
  • AppExchange: 2%

Prioritize based on weighting

I’m going to study from most important to least in order to maximize my study time. I won’t ignore the lower priorities, but this clearly shows me what to focus on:

  • Standard and custom objects: 14%
  • Sales and marketing applications: 14%
  • Security and access: 13%
  • Service and support applications: 13%
  • Analytics—reports and dashboards: 10%
  • Data management: 10%
  • Workflow/process automation: 8%
  • User setup: 7%
  • Activity management and collaboration: 3%
  • Organizational setup: 3%
  • Desktop and mobile administration: 3%
  • AppExchange: 2%