Salesforce Admin Exam Update June 2021

The Salesforce Admin exam will be changing on June 23, 2021. While it may look like there were many changes, actually more than 90% of the topics you need to be knowledgeable in are the same as in the previous exam outline. So what is changing?For starters, the number of exam sections have been reduced from 12 to 7. Previous sections were either moved or renamed as shown below.PREVIOUS SECTIONSSTATUSActivity Management and… Read More

Salesforce Admin Exam Update June 2021

How to Start your Salesforce Career

*Disclaimer: We at Focus on Force only recommend products and services that we believe in and opinions expressed within this article are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that are at no additional cost to you. If you make a purchase we may earn a commission.At Focus on Force we understand the power of certifications in helping you to improve your Salesforce career and understanding of the Salesforce platform…. Read More

How to Start your Salesforce Career

Things for new Salesforce admins to do in the first week and month

by Mary MendozaYou’ve landed your very first job as a Salesforce administrator, or maybe it’s not your first. But still, you feel like celebrating on that very first Monday, leaning back in your chair and putting your feet up on the desk, drinking your favorite caffeinated hot beverage and relaxing! Not quite so fast. Being a successful anything requires getting off to a good start on the correct foot and… Read More

Things for new Salesforce admins to do in the first week and month

Preparing for Your First AppExchange App

I’m Johann, a Berlin Admin, Developer, Architect, and entrepreneur. I use all my knowledge and experience to craft small but powerful apps at Admin’s Helper.3 apps in 3 months: What sounds like a crazy idea was possible because I did my homework before I started. The homework I did was ‘defining guidelines’ and ‘study before I build’. The guidelines helped me to focus on the right things, while ‘study before… Read More

Preparing for Your First AppExchange App

What is Custom Setting in Salesforce

If you have delved into the world of custom objects in the Salesforce platform, you have more than likely used Custom Objects to interact with your Apex code, and, depending on your permissions, even had your APIs call on those custom objects. Amazing, right? There is another level to custom objects called Custom Settings which, for some reason, loads of developers either aren’t aware of or simply don’t understand, despite… Read More

What is Custom Setting in Salesforce

App Builder Exam Update February 2021

The exam guide for the App Builder certification has been updated for the Winter 21 release. We regularly monitor the exam guide for changes and go to work to update our materials after analyzing the changes. At first glance, it looks like there were many changes and if you have the exam scheduled soon, you may be wondering if your preparation will be sufficient. Although there were many updates to the… Read More

How to become a highly paid Salesforce Freelancer and Independent Consultant

*Disclosure: We only recommend products and services we would use and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase we may earn a commission.Have you ever considered becoming a Salesforce Freelancer and using your skills to create a flexible highly paid income that allows you to work from anywhere in the world?Bradley Rice… Read More

How to become a highly paid Salesforce Freelancer and Independent Consultant

Get Certified: 91% of Salesforce Professionals Consider Certifications a Factor Impacting Earning Potential

When you work with a technology as fast-moving as Salesforce, it’s incredibly important to read independent research on the ecosystem to ensure you’re steering your career in the right direction.As a Salesforce education provider, it’s really helpful for us to find out where a typical professional struggles in their learning journey and how we can help. Focus on Force was recently featured in the 2019/20 Mason Frank Salary Survey as… Read More

Get Certified: 91% of Salesforce Professionals Consider Certifications a Factor Impacting Earning Potential

Workflow Rules vs Process Builder – When to Use What

Before diving into the differences between Workflow Rules and Process Builders, I do want to call out that in some Trailheads from Salesforce, there have been callouts to moving away from Workflow rules entirely. Be that as it may, Workflows are still up and running and in some cases can be simple, faster, and easier to apply than a Process Builder. However, please do keep this in mind if you… Read More

Workflow Rules vs Process Builder – When to Use What

Focus on People: Jim Vineyard – From Zero to Hero

Jim Vineyard knew nothing about CRM before he explored Salesforce, as part of an account he took on for Customer Service. ​Working with his son in the same company, doing the same job, he navigated through Salesforce and learned a whole new world of custom CRM, and Customer Service functionalities, never before possible for him, in the last decade of his career. I began with Salesforce as a result of the… Read More

Focus on People: Jim Vineyard – From Zero to Hero

Our Top 10 Salesforce Certification Exam Prep Tips

Salesforce is fast becoming the business platform of choice for many companies. With around twenty-seven (27) certifications and counting, you’d know there’s a real – and rather lucrative – career path with Salesforce. It’s true that It takes a lot of work to climb the Salesforce Certification Pyramid, but we all think it’s worth the effort. And If you keep consistent with a system that works for you, you will be… Read More

Our Top 10 Salesforce Certification Exam Prep Tips

Focus on People: Donna Hudson – Never Too Late for Salesforce

Donna chanced upon Salesforce only AFTER RETIRING from her career in higher education. In this interview, she talked about the steps she took to keep up with this all-new, fast-paced tech career as Salesforce Business Analyst. She tells us about her all-women ‘Ohana’ and the benefits of doing non-profit work, to become a better Salesforce professional. I’m not your typical early starter for Salesforce. I’ve been in the work world… Read More

Focus on People: Donna Hudson – Never Too Late for Salesforce

Lightning Replacement to JavaScript Buttons

Prior to the release of Lightning, Javascript buttons got users pretty far with their large variety of use cases. Today, in Lighting, however, Javascript buttons are a thing of the past. Below I am going to walk through several different use cases that, may have been previously handled with Javascript, using one of the Lightning ready ways.Before we begin, here are the Use Cases and the tools in Lightning we… Read More

Lightning Replacement to JavaScript Buttons

Focus on People: Mark Hilmer – Secret to Exams is Being ‘Fast and Curious’

Mark Hilmer built a consulting business out of the Salesforce knowledge he gained through the past 6 years. He specializes in helping medium-sized businesses to improve their customer service.​Combined with hands on experience, he shares in this interview his strategic approach to preparing for the certifications. He thinks through which certification he needs to get, determines the right timing for his actual exam schedule and tells us his secret for… Read More

Focus on People: Mark Hilmer – Secret to Exams is Being ‘Fast and Curious’