Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator

Certification Industry: CRM

Certificate Name: Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator

Certificate Issuing Authority: Salesforce

Certification Price: 200 USD

Certificate Validity: 1 Year

Certification Details:

The advanced certification gives you an edge over other administrators in terms of knowledge and skills. The software gets updated after 4-5 months and thus if you have this certification then you will have in-depth knowledge of the new tools and features. The job would be to generate complex reports and solve tedious issues related to sales and marketing. With extensive learning material along with live projects, the certification tends to make the candidate expert in this domain.

Average Salary Range:
US - $90,00 - $179k/annum ( Source )
India-INR 733k/annum ( Source )

Who Should Take the Exam?
Candidates must possess the Salesforce Certified Administrator credential and should have hands-on experience with Salesforce tools, solving complex problems, and excellent management skills.

Benefits of the Exam:
  1. Increase in Salary: An advanced salesforce administrator gets 20% more salary as compared to a person having salesforce administrator certification.
  2. More Career Opportunities: With a surge in CRM software vendors, you can easily switch companies providing better salary and lifestyle. The certification will itself speak for your skills and knowledge.

Exam Topics:
  1. Security and Access
  2. Extending Custom Objects and Applications
  3. Auditing and Monitoring
  4. Sales Cloud Applications
  5. Service Cloud Applications
  6. Data Management
  7. Content Management
  8. Change Management
  9. Analytics, Reports, and Dashboards
  10. Process Automation

Exam Details:

Number of questions: 60 Multiple-Choice and 5 pretests (unscored)

Passing score: 65%

Exam Time: 105 minutes

Validity: Salesforce rolls out its updates in the software quite often, generally after every 4-5 months. Thus, you have to renew your credential thrice a year.  If the credential expires then you have to give the full proctored exam again. You will start receiving email notifications as a reminder to complete your modules. 

Exam Type: 
Onsite Proctored - The exam is conducted in association with Kryterion. Registration for the exam must be done 24-72 hours in advance. To locate the test center, visit hereOnline Proctored - For an online proctored exam, visit here.
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Time Taken to prepare for the Exam: If you are completely new to Salesforce and don’t have any prior experience, then this would require at least 6 weeks, studying 10 hours/week. For an experienced one, it would require less than 4 weeks.

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