Well, it seems that somehow our content recently has been aligned with the news:
- Building blocks for Landing a Salesforce Job
- Salesforce Newbie Fallacy
- Admin Interview Questions & Preparation
Just a few days ago Salesforce announced a new brand certification: Salesforce Associate
This is an option for beginners that have somewhere between 0 and 6 months of experience with the platform, as Salesforce recognises that there are individuals looking for opportunities to expand their knowledge and establish themselves as Salesforce professionals.
A place to start.
And while some say that this exam is just a new way to silently monetise Trailhead, the existence of this exam may serve a useful purpose in hopefully improving perceptions around the Salesforce Administrator certification being the ‘entry point’ qualification.
I was curious what would it contain, so I went ahead and took it blindly (thankfully I did pass hahaha).
If you are interested in this, the best place to start is here: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/credentials/associate
Especially the exam guide: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/help?article=Salesforce-Certified-Associate-Exam-Guide
It outlines the 4 sections that the exam content is covering in its questions:
All the content you need to answer those questions is bundled up together here for you: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/users/strailhead/trailmixes/prepare-for-your-salesforce-certified-associate-credential.
And there is also a quick recap before you take the exam within this module: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/content/learn/modules/cert-prep-salesforce-certified-associate
Also it’s worth noting that the exam:
- was only 40 questions and
- is priced the cheapest at 75 USD
So if you are hesitating, have a play with the above 4 sections in your playground and check the options on:
- field access (options and types)
- record access (options and types)
- standard objects relationships
- Salesforce’s portfolio of products (360) and main purpose (i.e. integration – Mulesoft)
- core basic functionality such as list views (and types) and where to find things
- reports and dashboards
Good luck and let us know how did you find it?