Certification Courses


  1. Elina

    I’ve passed my Salesforce Community Cloud Consultant Exam yesterday from first attempt, using this study guide and practice exam + trailhead. Thank you so much for compiling the required content in such concise manner, which is amazingly specific for the exams. I’ve also passed my Sales Cloud Consultant exam in Nov last year, using Focus on Force materials and will definitely be using Focus on Force materials for any further certifications! Thank you so much again for all your efforts and knowledge putting the content together.

    1. Sara S.

      Congratulations on clearing the exam, Elina! We are happy to hear that you find the materials useful. I will pass on your kind words to the rest of the team 🙂

    1. Rielle Gregorio

      Hi Una, as of the moment we do not have plans on adding more courses, our focus is to ensure that the 10 certification courses that we offer are always up to date.

  2. Peer

    Hello dear Focusonforce Team,
    I passed the Advanced Administrator test with your materials. It was a great help and it was much more reliable than other sources i also used.
    Kind regards and thank you very much for your efforts.


  3. gavin.johnson

    Under organization setup ii in the certified administrator study guide, it says that chatter must be enabled in order to use global search. I believe this is no longer the case. Is this an error that needs to be updated? Are the courses updated consistently?

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Shankar, we do not have plans of creating new courses in the near future. We will consider FSL when the time comes as it seems to be highly demanded.

        1. Zrna

          Hi Gerald, thanks for your interest in our future courses. We would like to have FSL, but at the time, we don’t have a plan to release any new future in the near future.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Lisa,

      We do not have plans of working on a new course in the near future. We are currently focusing on improving our existing courses.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Kunal, for now, we don’t have a plan to create a new course in the near future, but we will take them into consideration later this year.

  4. Joel Akers

    Any new certification guides coming out? I am particularly interested in anything that falls into the “Architecture and Consulting Certifications” category.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Joel, thanks for your interest in our courses. For now, we don’t have any special plan for new courses, as we’re busy with updating and improving existing ones. However, we hope that we’ll find the time to create a release new course this year, and we’re taking a couple of them into consideration.

  5. Eric Benjamin

    Hi Martin,

    You told me a while back that your team was working on diversifying the gender pronouns in your study materials. I haven’t seen evidence of this. Are you actually working on it?


    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Eric, yes we are replacing instances of names in questions with more generic titles like ‘the Salesforce Administrator’. We are also keeping that in mind when updating the study guide materials.

    1. jaymalik

      We’ve had a few requests for CPQ and we certainly keep that in mind. As of now, we have that under consideration and it will definitely factor into the decision about what certification we will release next.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Daryush, that’s great news, congrats! We’re happy to hear that our course helped. Best wishes for Advanced Admin.

  6. Grant Parkis

    Any plans to create study guides for:

    Integration Architecture Designer
    Identity & Access Management Designer
    Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer
    Application Architect
    System Architect

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Grant, we are currently taking a break from developing new courses so that we can improve our current offerings. We will be considering creating a new architect course in the future.

  7. Doug

    When I start a practice exam and leave it in the middle and come back later the next day. I lose the track of the questions I answered, it saves some progress but not all.
    This is very frustrating, especially with lengthy practice questions. Can this be fixed so it saves the progress properly please?

    1. Zrna

      Hi Doug, apologies for this inconvinience. When your session is interrupted, your answers are saved in a cookie for 3 days. When you resume the session, the question order is randomized, but they are the question you answered, just in a different order. We’re aware that not all questions are saved, and we are working on improving that, but we can’t tell how long will it take.

  8. Shahzad Lari

    Any plan to release study guide for “Exam: Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer (WI20)”. Please let me know if there are any resources to prepare for this exam.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Shahzad, we don’t have a plan to release any new course in the near future, but we will take it into consideration for the next year.

  9. Kristi Wood

    Thanks Focus on Force for helping me pass my Salesforce Administrator exam on the first try! The study guides and practice tests were invaluable for helping me to study and pass the exam. I’ll be using your guides and exams for all my certifications! Keep up the great work! Kristi

  10. Deepak R

    Hi Team,

    I tried to buy the courses 2 at a time with the BlackFridayFOF coupon. After buying two courses, I’m getting the error Coupon Usage Limit reached.

        1. Pearl Lee

          You mentioned the code is valid until Dec 1. I tried the code and the new error message sound it’s expired. It’s 6 pm PST, Nov 30, 2019.
          Why is the code expired?

          1. Zrna

            Hi Pearl, the coupon code is extended, so you should be able to purchase now.

  11. Dimitrios

    Good day, there seams to be an error with the black Friday discount code
    Just tried to purchase the following items:
    – Advance Admin guide @ 19.00
    – Advance Admin exams @ 19.00
    – Community Cloud guide @ 19.00
    – Community Cloud exams @ 19.00
    – Platform developer 1 guide @ 19.00
    – Platform developer 1 exams @ 19.00
    – Service Cloud exams @ 19.00
    – Sharing and visibility Design guide @ 24.00
    – Sharing and visibility Design exams @ 24.00
    – Data architecture and management designer guide @ 24.00
    – Data architecture and management designer exams @ 24.00

    At a grand total of 229.00 USD.
    Upon applying the coupon code: BlackFridayFoF, the reduction shows as 24.00 USD at a final total of: 205.00 USD

    Please advise on why the correct discount is not applied. If I am correct the total should be: (19.00*4)+(24.00*2) = 124.00 USD
    Please advise on the duration of the offer.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Dimitrios, apologies for the inconvenience. The coupon is valid until December 1st. Regarding the issue, could you please purchase the courses 2 by 2, or 4 by 4 instead of all at once? This way there shouldn’t be any issues.


        Hi Zrna, all, I tried buying 6 courses initially and it didn’t give the 50% discount. Then I removed 2 courses from the cart and the 50% discount was back. I completed the 4-courses transaction and then tried to add more courses to a now empty cart and plugged in the discount code again. At that time, I received the message stating the maximum limit has been reached for the discount code, i.e. the 50% discount wasn’t available anymore.

      2. Ray L

        Hi, I was trying to buy the courses with the coupon code but the code says expired but you said it expires 12/1? Can you help? I had to purchase just one course to register to comment. Thank you

  12. Brayan

    A question:
    If I buy a trial course that lasts one year, is that kept updated by release? Or will I only have the release until the date I bought the exam and not the subsequent ones?

    1. Zrna

      Hi Brian, thanks for your interest in our course. You will have access to all updated materials with every release for a year.

  13. Matthew Buckman

    So far I’ve earned the Admin, Advanced Admin, App Builder, and PD1 certifications with the help of Focus On Force. Thank you for the great practice exams and study guides!

    1. Sara S.

      Congratulations on clearing all those exams, Matthew! We are happy to hear that the study materials helped and that you continue to use the site for your exam preparation.

  14. daspell

    I passed the Salesforce Certified Administrator test on my first try. And at DreamForce 19 no less! Focus On Force most definitely helped me.

  15. Reva Sawant

    Hi Team,
    Thank you so much for all study guides and exams. I am now Certified Application Architect. Looking forward for System Architect Study guide.

    1. Sara S.

      Congratulations, Reva! We are glad to hear that the materials helped.

      We still do not have specific plans for the next course we will create, but we will consider System Architect certifications.

  16. Cristina Anduiza

    Thanks for all your help and great material. I passed Sales and Service Consultant!!!. Any material about Field Service Certification?. It’s my new objetive!!! 🙂 Thanks!!

    1. jaymalik

      Congratulations on getting your certification! We’re glad our materials helped. We currently do not have a study guide dedicated to Field Service Lightning Certification.

  17. M S Ponnaganti

    I am very happy with my decision of going with your paid course , I have cleared the Advanced Admin exam within 4 weeks from the date of purchase. Actual study was 2-3 weeks and I had handled the official exam with ease predominantly because of your study material and practice exams . Definitely recommend this and I urge people not to waste their time to making a buying decision(I did!). Thinking what to buy next ?!

    1. Zrna

      Hi Victoria, unfortunately, we don’t have plans for any new course in the near future as our team is really busy with improvements and updates of existing ones. We will take it into consideration for the next year.

  18. jdevemy

    He got the Salesforce Advanced Admin certification today, and Focusonforce clear presentation helped a lot to understand some difficult concept. Thanks a lot.

  19. Matthew Buckman

    I earned the Advanced Administrator certification last night. Focus on Force was a key part of my study routine. Thank you for the great practice exams and detailed explanations.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Juan,

      We are currently working on the new objectives added in the official exam guide. We plan to have them ready by the end of next week.

        1. Sara S.

          Hi Lorinda,

          Yes, the Sales Cloud materials are now up to date with the latest official exam guide (which is currently for Summer ’19).

  20. Tom Lynds

    Congrats on passing. I’ve had 5 attempts my last few attempts have hovered between 58-62% so I’m really close but incredibly frustrated. I’m using FOF more and more and focusing on my weaker sections that have a higher weighting. I’ll update you when I pass.
    Will the question banks for FOF have changed much in 5 months as that is how long I have been signed up to FOF, can I and is it worth me renewing my account so I’ve got the latest info.

  21. sandy

    Hello Martin,
    I finally passed my adm201 exam yesterday. this was my second attempt..
    Thanks to your material it helped me a lot. i have purchased the certified admin course and the practise exams from you and they helped me understand the concepts and topics to cover…
    i will be purchasing advanced admin and focus on it now…
    Thank you so much once again @Martin 🙂

  22. Kanika Jain

    Hi Team,
    thank you for study guide and practice tests. I passed my salesforce admin & platform app builder certificate yesterday & they helped a lot.

    – Kanika Jain

    1. sandy

      hello Kanika,
      Did you take them on the same day? i have also passed my admin cert yesterday and now i am confused whether to goto advanced admin or app builder..can you please suggest me..

      Thanks in advance

      1. Kelly Carijen

        Sandy, you may want to get Platform App Builder and then go straight to Advanced Admin. I passed my Admin in January, then went to PAB in early Feb, and then it only took 2 weeks to get Advanced Admin because of the over lap of topics in each of the three tests.

  23. Griffin

    So far I’ve passed the Admin, Advanced Admin, and Platform App Builder exams – using focusonforce.com to study for all of them. The quality and price point of your study materials is absolutely the best. I will continue to use your site for many more certifications in my future.
    Thank you!

  24. Elizabeth Hougland


    Any chance that the new Marketing Cloud Developer Certification will become a course? I think it’d be a great addition to the development track you already have, and it’s hard to find any good documentation to study. It would be very beneficial to a lot of people!

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Elizabeth, we have paused creation of new courses to improve on our current offerings. We will consider it in the future. Hopefully, Salesforce releases a Developer Edition for Marketing Cloud by then.

  25. David Beckham

    I passed my Advanced Admin test this week. I only used Focus on Force for my study guide. So far, you have helped me pass the App Builder and Advanced Admin. Studying now for Sales Cloud. Thank you so much! I hope that soon you might look at getting a study guide for CPQ Specialist! 🙂

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      The same questions are in the full practice exams. The full practice exams are limited to 60 questions, whereas the topic exams will have the same and more questions on the topic.

  26. Cristina Tiganuca

    Hi Team, I think the materials that you offer are the BEST source of information when preparing for a Salesforce Certification. They were extremely useful for each of the exams I have taken! I am currently preparing for Integration Architecture Designer that I find fascinating and I really hope that one day you will consider dedicating a course to that also. It is not an easy one and your experience and capacity for synthesis would help a lot of people . Thank you for all the great work!

    1. Zrna

      Hi Cristina, thanks for the nice words and your suggestion for the next course. We plan to publish Data Architecture Study Guide this month, and then we don’t have any plan for a new course in the near future, but we will take your suggestion into consideration.

  27. Nicholas Abbott

    Hi there,
    The courses listed above, are they in the appropriate order for someone wanting to follow the certification path or is there no real specific path on certification to take?




    I can see practice exams for Data Architecture & Management certification but no study guide. Will there be a study guide made available for this or just the practice exam?

    1. Zrna

      Hi Mohammad, thanks for your interest in our course. Data Architecture Study Guide is currently in progress and it will be released by the end of the month.

  29. Vijayanand Ganesan

    Hi Team,
    I have purchased your “Salesforce Certified Administrator Exams”. Are the questions mentioned in the “Topic Exams” are same as the “Full Practice Exams” ? I have completed all the six “Full Practice Exams”, hence I do not want to again read through the same questions in the Topic Exams. Please clarify.

    1. Zrna

      Hi Vijaynand, thanks for using our courses. You’re right, these are the same questions, just organized by different topics. Sometimes it’s possible that questions are added to exams by topics and not to practice exam with 60 questions, but most of the questions are the same.

      1. Kim

        Please consider this as I have had great success with your study guides to supplement my knowledge and FSL is challenging without additional study tools. Thanks!!!

  30. Bryan Smith

    Martin and the Team,

    Just wanted to say that I’ve used Focus on Force for all five of my certification exams and passed every single one on the first try – thanks for all that you do and for the hard work in putting together the best training materials out there (hands down)!


    P.S. Any possibilities of having a Nonprofit Cloud course on the horizon by chance?

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Bryan,

      Wow, congratulations on clearing all those exams! I shared your message to the team 🙂

      We will consider Nonprofit Cloud for a future course, but it definitely won’t be for this year.

  31. Scott Strong

    Having passed Sharing and Visibility Designer today, I just wanted to say thank you. I’ve got 6 certs and I’ve passed the last 5 of them first-time thanks to you guys!

    1. Zrna

      Hi Kiranraj, that’s awesome news, we’re so happy to hear that our latest course already helped users to pass the exam!

  32. Neil Scott

    Just passed the Data Architecture and Management Exam. Impressed with the quality of the questions, I felt fully prepared for the exam. Looking forward to the next course released.

  33. Vamsee Peddireddi

    Martin and Team, I have been a big fan of your study materials, you are doing a great job, keep up the good work! Waiting for Data Architecture and Management Designer study guide, any chance of releasing the study guide this month? ASAP 🙂

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Vamsee, thank you for your feedback! I will relay your message to the team 🙂

      As much as we want to release the Data Architecture study guide ASAP, it will only be ready next month.

  34. Rodolfo Ricardo

    Hi! I recently passed the Platform App builder exam! Thank you guys por all the material!

    The preparation was so hard but I finally made it, for all of those who are still preparing for the exam, check out the related links that are given to you when you check the answer from the test exams, it will give you even more confidence and more knowledge.

    Looking forward to take more courses from you.

    It could be great if there’s a future plan for a Marketing Cloud Course :b

    And again, Thank you guys!

    1. Sara S.

      Congratulations on passing the exam, Rodolfo! We are glad you found the materials helpful. We will consider Marketing Cloud for the next course.

        1. Sara S.

          Hi Gabriela, all practice exam questions appear in the topic exams. However, there are other questions in the topic exams that do not appear in the practice exams.

  35. Aaron Klinge


    are there any plans to release integration architecture designer, identity and access management designer or development and lifecycle designer soon?

    Best regards,

    1. Zrna

      Hi Aaron, we’re currently working on finishing Data Architecture Study Guide, and don’t have any specific plans for future courses.

  36. Dimitrios

    Really happy to see that you have released – Data Architecture and management designer practise exams.
    Do you consider releasing a study guide as well and if yes what is your timeline?

  37. Yoav Korn

    Passed my Platform App Builder Exam today on my first go.
    Thank you Martin for your excellent materials!
    No need to trawl the internet for exam dumps when all is here ; all relevant and all clearly explained.

  38. Sharon Lazrado

    I passed my Salesforce admin exam today, thank you for putting together such great material which not only helped me in the exam but strengthened my concepts. Totally recommend the course.

  39. Riccardo Rotatori

    Hi guys, I’ve done today my exam for Salesforce Certified Administrator (SP19) and I fail it 🙁
    I have done a bad result but in my Exam Preparation based on all the 6 Test I had achieve good results over 80% for each one. How Can I proceed now? I know the test on this platform, but it has not been sufficient to pass the exam 🙁 🙁


    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      I would suggest to use your section level feedback and identify the areas that you need to work on. Make sure that when you review our questions, study guide or trailhead, that you really understand the concepts and try them out in your own dev org and include variations to make sure that you really learn about the topics, not just memorize. Best wishes for when you try again!

  40. Lynn

    Would like to see more architecture exams like Integration. Glad you are heading in that direction. I have Application architect and am working on System architecture path.

  41. Tania

    Your courses are super. 5 Stars. Just passed my 6th certification: community cloud (allways using theory and practice exams of focusonforce, and pass on 1st attempt).
    When do you think to provide study guide+exams to the marketing cloud email specialist certification?
    Thank you very much

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Tania, thanks for the positive feedback! Glad that you found the materials useful to pass. We are currently working on Data Architecture, after that we will decide what to do next!

  42. Kristi Brown

    The Sharing & Visibility Designer practice exams were super helpful! I earned my certification over the weekend, and it would have taken me a lot longer without the help of these. Thanks!

  43. Yanesky Montero

    A month ago I got certified in Developer 1 and thanks to the course here it went very well for me. I would like to know what course should I follow for the Marketing Cloud Email Specialist certification? Thank you.

  44. Admir

    I am unable to take multiple notes. Every time I open the notes section, it pulls up the most recent notes I entered and when I try to enter new notes, it overrides and erases previous ones. How can I add more individual notes/line items without overriding previous entries. I do not see an option for this. Thank you!

  45. Aamir

    Hi Martin,

    Hope you are doing well!!!
    I have passed the App builder exam.So wanted to thanks to you, for such a wonderful courses.
    Also I am preparing fro Data Achitecture exam and waiting for its course, When can we expect that to be released????

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Razia, congratulations on passing! We are currently working on Data Architecture, it is taking longer than we planned. We hope to have it done by the end of next month.

  46. Kevin Michie

    Will there be a Road Map section coming anytime soon that shows what certification materials are currently being worked on and what is future state? Love your materials as they have been critical in my Salesforce journey!

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      We’re glad that our materials have helped. A road map would certainly be a great addition to our site. We’re currently working on our Data Architecture & Management Designer materials. We’ll have more bandwidth to work on other projects and enhancements once that is done.

  47. danaant

    I just did my Admin 201 and didn’t make it. Is there a new release coming so I can take advantage of the great resources on FocusOnForce? Thanks

  48. Balinder Bhinder

    Hi Team,
    I recently passed my platform app builder exam. Focusonforce practice exams helped me a lot. Resources are great. Thanks a lot for creating super detailed content. Now next is sharing and visibility designer- path to application architect.

  49. Rohit Budhe

    Hi FocusonForce Team,

    I passed the Admin exam certification yesterday in the first attempt. Course material and practice exams has been really helpful.
    Kudos to the team for putting out such a through material.


  50. Rick S

    I passed my PD1 today and this course material definitely contributed. Any plans to add a Data Architecture and Management Designer course?

          1. Surn-Yee Yek

            Hi Sara,

            Just wanted to check on the status of this — still on track for the end of Q3?

            Also, general question, are new study guides going to be released on a quarterly basis? Or is it on a rolling basis?



          2. Sara S.

            Hi Yee,

            We are still on track for the end of Q3. It is on a rolling basis at the moment.

  51. Jay Martinez

    Yes, yes, yes! Focus on force definitely is helpful!

    Coming from the .Net, C# world, and aiming to pass the Dev 1 exam- Focus on Force practice exams and all the content to prepare for The Dev 1 exam was covered wonderfully!

    After studying all topic questions and content, I passed the Dev 1 exam yesterday. And I look forward to using Focus on force and recommending Focus on Force to my employer for all future exam prep needs.

  52. Dhana Priya

    Hi Team!
    The weightage for the topics have been changed. It will be beneficial if you could provide information on how often they change them.
    Will the questions be same for everyone taking the test on a specific month /release?

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Dhana,

      They seem to have been changing the weightage more often than usual lately. We do not have information on how often they change them now, before it used to be only once every release.

      The questions are not the same for everyone in the sense that they randomize the set of questions to be given to someone from a pool of questions.

  53. AHLMattos

    Dear Martin, I got my Sales Cloud Certification on offical exam yesterday and Focus on Force helped me a lot. Now, let’s go to next ones, counting on Focus on Force’s resources to achieve my new desired targets successfully.

  54. aseleim

    Hi Martin,
    I want to thank you for the material you provided for the Sharing & Visibility mock-up exams. They were invaluable in my preparation to pass the exam. Keep you the great work.

  55. Kevin Hooper

    I just used your practice exam to pass the Service Cloud cert….they are truly amazing. I found the practice exams the most helpful in that you answer a question and you can see the answer right away with a detailed explanation. I am really looking forward to any new certifications you might add….for what my tiny vote is worth….Pardot and Field Service Lightning!!!

  56. Joseph

    Your practice exams were a great asset in passing my Service Cloud Consultant exam last week. I’m going on to Field Service Lightning next, as it is one of the fastest growing Salesforce products. Are there any plans for to offer FSL courses here in the near future?

          1. Sara S.

            Hi Tom,

            We do not have any concrete plans for creating a course for CPQ anytime soon.

  57. Brajesh

    Hi Martin, Thanks. I have Admin and app builder exam and planning for Dev I. what is about “Data Architecture and Management Designer” availability?

  58. Hariprasad

    HI team,
    Cleared Salesforce Sales Cloud consultant exam successfully. Thanks a lot for the Practice exams which made me to develop a skill of applying knowledge and also felt that, passing such a tough exam is just a breeze!
    Thanks a lot, Keep Growing.
    God bless you

      1. Cossette Haddock

        How about CPQ? Any plans at all? It is VERY hard to find info on CPQ and you are the best course I have found for other certs. would be thrilled if you could put out a CPQ course and test questions

          1. Erin M

            Hi Sara, I think that CPQ is going to be a central part of the Salesforce strategy going forward. That said, I’m very glad to see you doing the Application Architect certs. When those are done, maybe take a side jaunt into CPQ?

          2. Sara S.

            There is definitely a demand for CPQ and we will consider it again for the next course!

          1. Mohan Babu

            Good news !!! Please create both Sharing and Visibility & Data Architecture and Management.. thanks.

  59. akhila yennam

    I cleared my Admin and Sales Cloud using these guides and practice exams.
    This is an amazing study guide not only for certification even to understand different scenarios.
    Thank you Martin

  60. Valerio

    Dear All, just certified Service Cloud !
    Very useful courses and practice tests. Fully satisfied.
    Next month I need to attend the FSL Field Service certification. When will you add this training / quiz ?
    Many Thanks

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Valerio, congratulations on getting certified! We are glad the materials helped.

      We have no concrete plans for FSL because we just got started on Sharing and Visibility Designer. We will consider it for future courses.

  61. Indira Albert

    Hi Martin,
    Thanks for your compiling good study guide and practice papers for App Builder .
    I passed my exam today on first attempt .


  62. Aaron Klinge

    Hello, are there any plans to relaese architect certification related exam materials soon?
    I am talking about sharing and visibility for example.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Aaron, we are looking into creating a new course this year. We will announce it in the mailing list once we have decided which one it will be.

        1. Sara S.

          Hi David,

          We are not working on any new courses at the moment. We might cover a new certification next year, but we have no specific plans yet.

        1. Sara S.

          Hi Hemin, we do not have news for Marketing Cloud at the moment. The next course we are creating will be Sharing and Visibility.

          1. Pauline Hauzy

            It would VERY helpful to have a Pardot Specialist Practice Exam/Study Guide on here as they are no up-to-date ones online!

          2. Sara S.

            Hi Pauline, thanks for letting us know! We will consider it for the next courses.

  63. Greer Stolton

    Hi there

    Thanks to your wonderful resources, I passed my Community Cloud exam this week! Would be great to see some materials for Pardot and Marketing Cloud on here too 🙂

    Many thanks

  64. Randy Guzman

    Hi Martin,

    I passed the Admin exam on 1/2 on the first try after reviewing your materials and practice tests. Thanks for putting the training together and saving me $4500!! I look forward to studying for other exams using your platform.



    1. Sara S.

      Hi Sara, thank you for the feedback! We haven’t decided which course we will create next, but we are considering FSL. We will provide updates through the mailing list.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Karim, we wish you a happy new year as well! We currently do not have any plans of creating a course for the Nonprofit Cloud, but we will keep it in mind.

  65. Sasi

    Hi Martin and Team , Thanks for this wonderful collated material!! I did enroll for PD1 test exams and cleared the exam in 1st attempt. Believe , one should go through the explanations in detail and understand the things to clear the exam. Question – Any plans to add the missing courses/exams for domain architect certification?

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Sasi, congratulations on passing the exam! We are planning to create a new course this year but have not decided which one yet.

  66. Dan Loscalzo

    I successfully leveraged the courses & exams to achieve my admin, sales and service consultant certifications. Thanks! I vote for adding the CPQ Specialist as your new course & exam for 2019!

  67. flyersfanlloy

    Took the 1st practice exam for admin and got 78.3% (Including a bone-headed move where it said choose 2 and I only picked 1). Should I be confident enough to take the real exam?

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      I wouldn’t go by the %, I would concentrate on your knowing why the correct answer is correct and the incorrect answers are not appropriate or wrong. A lot of the questions will be scenario based and will ask you to pick the best answer, so you need to know which option to choose and why.

  68. Alan

    Hi, thanks for the mock exam, it helped me a lot to pass the dev1 cert. Are there any practice exams for Data architecture and management, or sharing and visibility designer?

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Alan, congratulations in passing the PD1 exam! We currently do not have any materials for Data Architecture and Management or Sharing and Visibility Designer.

  69. jason.driscoll

    Hello, I took Platform I developer exam yesterday and passed. Focus on Force was a very helpful study guide. One note, I did not have a single Heroku question on my exam….for what it’s worth.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Jason, Heroku is mentioned in one of the objectives in the Salesforce fundamentals section, however as it is only 10% and the questions come from a bank, not everybody will always get a Heroku question, but it is possible!

  70. Srinivasan Rayaprolu

    Hi, how about the Salesforce CPQ Certification Exam practice questions? Recently, Salesforce CPQ has picked up the momentum and gaining demand for the Salesforce CPQ skill. Salesforce CPQ certification is becoming MUST to work on the projects associated with Salesforce CPQ. Let us know when would that be something available here?


    1. Sara S.

      Hi Srinivasan, we plan to create a new course sometime next year. We still haven’t decided which one but we will keep everyone posted on the mailing list.

      We have noted that CPQ and Marketing Cloud seem to be in demand.

  71. Maxime Lecourtois

    Hi everyone,

    Congrats for the great work. I passed my last certification thanks to your materials.
    Did you planned to release a study guide for Marketing cloud certifications ?

    Thank you !

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Maxime, congratulations on passing your cert exam!

      We plan to create a new course sometime next year. We still haven’t decided which one but we will keep everyone posted on the mailing list.

  72. Eric Tritschler

    Hi Martin
    Any plans for all the other exams? I would be really interested in CPQ Specialist and Marketing Cloud Consultant as well as all of certifications under the technical architect journey. Any ETA on when thouse could be released? Keep up the great work.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Eric, we plan to create a new course sometime next year. We still haven’t decided which one but we will keep everyone posted on the mailing list.

    1. Sara S.

      Hi Priyanka, we update the study guides and practice exams with each release. We follow the release version the official Salesforce exam guides use. The materials are also updated when we receive user feedback.

  73. Navaz Basravi

    Hello – how long is the App Builder course in hours, I am trying to estimate how long it will take me to complete the course and start with the practice exams?
    Thanks very much!

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Navaz, it is difficult to say how long it will take in hours. It really depends on how you use it. If you already are familiar with the topics then it is more of a review, but if there are new topics, then you would need to spend more time to understand the details and follow the reference links.

  74. Sami Azam

    How can I purchase Platform developer 2 Study Preparation? I don’t have paypal account and it’s redirecting me paypal always? Why is it so?

  75. Shiva RV

    Hi Martin ,
    Firstly ,your content is simply amazing , being a developer with practical experience in salesforce and used your guide to clear the exam, very helpful .Initially purchased 1 from course and now i have purchased around 4. Will be 6 soon 🙂
    I would like to know if there is any focus on architect designer certification material in your blog?
    Would be very grateful if that decision is taken.
    Shiva RV

  76. Mario Bonaparte

    Hi Martin, When will FocusOnForce push out a CPQ 211 Study Guide and Practice Exams? This is a big need in the Salesforce Community. Can we expect something by the end of the year? Thanks, Mario

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Mario, thanks for the suggestion. Yes CPQ seems to be popular, along with field service and architect exams. We are currently working on improving the existing material, once that is done we will look at what is next. Unfortunately it won’t be by the end of the year.

  77. Tomasz Sadowski

    Hi Martin, I enjoyed Platform App Builder practice exams which helped me to pass the exam easily.
    What I’d love to see in a near future are the Architect exams, especially the ones needed for Application Architect route.
    They are 2 times more expensive than other exams which makes them twice more risky 🙂

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Tomasz, glad to hear that you passed and our materials were useful for you. Yes many people are doing the architect exams now, so we will consider them for the next one.

  78. Chandra Shekhar

    Hi Martin, Thanks for the wonderful courses.
    I have taken several courses on Focusonforce and it really helped me in passing my certifications in the very first attempt. Even after having certification I sometimes visit the course and every time finds something new.
    Request you to have lifetime access of the purchased courses instead of having access for just 1 year.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Chandra,

      Thanks for the positive feedback. The reason that we have access for 1 year is that we have a team constantly updating the material and offer personal responses to questions in the forum as a service, so that cannot be lifetime access.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi James, we’re updating and improving the existing content at the moment, after that we’ll look at adding more. Field Service Lightning seems to be very popular.

  79. Michael

    Hi Martin, you’ve asked me which cert I’d be interested in, and I’d say I’m really interested in Designer certs for Architect credentials. My vote is for architect certs!)

  80. Tory Stellick

    Hi Martin — Related to your question just above about which Cert material to offer next, I’d be very interested to see content and practice exams on the Certified CPQ Specialist certification. Thanks!

  81. Mad Max

    I PASSED yesterday. This is an EXCELLENT resource. Following this structure, the test exams and putting in some extra research in each area with Trailhead. What I like about this resource, is it explains WHY you got an answer wrong and details how specific functionality works. Thank you Martin!

  82. Michael

    Hi Martin, could you please shed the light on what will be the next SFDC cert on FocusOnForce and when we can expect it? We’d be very excited to know..

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Michael, thanks for asking! We are currently updating and improving the existing content, it is a big challenge to just keep it up to date. Once we have that done, we will consider which one will be next. Which one would you be interested in?

  83. Mounica M

    Salesforce has reviewed their Service cloud consultant certification exam. Now the pass percentage is 63 and their an extra section on the service console

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi, we don’t have plans in the short term for those, but as the architect certs become more popular, we will consider adding it in the future!

  84. Gabriel

    Thank you, I passed the App Builder exam Today!!! The questions in the exam were completely different from the ones practiced here but I have to say that the insight I got from those practice exams and my experience lead me to pass the exam with all percentages mean of 81% 😀

    Thanks again!

  85. randika.sliit

    Passed the Service cloud examination on 07th Aug in first attempt

    We cannot expect exact question from focus on force exams , generally exam questions are bit easier than this for me . So if you can pass these exams without memorizing and grab the concepts you have high chance to pass in first attempt.

    if you gone through study materials and all of the exams by getting correct concept (without memorizing ) , you will never find best materials than this .

    Additionally do trailheads as well + try to implement things by your own in trailhead environments

    Thanks martin

  86. Murali P

    Hi Martin Gessner, Could you please provide the guidance for Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist exam.
    Thanks in advance.


  87. EngKeat Tan

    Focus on Force study notes are amazing!! I passed my Advanced Admin and App Builder certs in 2 weeks thanks to the notes! Community Cloud Consultant is next!

  88. Vinay Kulkarni

    Hi Martin,

    Your site is really helpful! Was able to get 2x certified (Admin and Platform App builder) within no time and will definitely recommend to others. Would love to see study guides for Pardot and CPQ Exams.


  89. Saitej

    hi martin,I’m going to write platform app builder .I just want to know whether they will mention “choose 2 or choose 3 answers” for multi correct questions in real certification exam or simply checkbox that tells us it is multi correct question?

  90. Fady

    hi Martin, thanks for the great site and super helpful material,
    just an idea, adding a link to the left with the planned road map will be a great addition

  91. Patrick Earl Dela Cruz

    Hopefully you can add all the consultant certification here. Field Service Lightning, Marketing Cloud and Pardot. Including the prerequisites like Marketing Email Specialist and Pardot Specialist 🙂

  92. Sue

    Hi, Martin:

    Thanks a lot for this site and your practice exams that helped me passed my second certificate today! But can you change the settings here to let the most recent comments appear on the top?

  93. Hermanni

    Another up-vote for Field Service Lightning . There is limited training material available elsewhere. The practice exams on FocusOnForce have already helped me in 5 certifications. Thank you so much!

  94. Lauren L

    I’d like to put my vote in for Field Service Lightning. It’s in high demand and also seems like a really fun cloud to develop. I would love to take that course/exam. Thanks!

  95. Rich

    I would definitely be interested in seeing a CPQ Exam Prep on this site. It’s becoming a highly sought-after skill set.

  96. rpalikhey

    Hi Martin, are there any plans to add the Salesforce Data Architecture and Management Designer certification course materials and practice exams? Thanks!

  97. eesanchez

    So thankful for this site, the courses available, the materia and the practice exams! I just passed yesterday May 27 my Salesforce Admin Certification and this site was instrumental. Thank you!! Looking forward to learning new areas and earning more certifications in the near future.

  98. Michael

    Hi Martin, do you consider the certs from Architect path, i.e. App Architect specifically, i.e. Data Management and Sharing/Visibility designer more specifically as a new great opportunity? BTW your practice exams are awesome (they are my secret sauce how to pass the real exams).

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Thanks for the positive feedback Michael and suggestion regarding the architect path, we are currently updating the look and content on the existing material, after that we will consider what is next.

  99. Surinder Singh

    Hello Team,

    Is there a possibility in near future that Study Guide/Exams for Field Service Lightning Consultant certification available as well?

    Best Regards,
    Surinder Singh

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Surinder, thanks for your message. We are updating the content and look of the existing material first, then we will look at what is next.
      Field server Lightning does seem to be popular.


    Hey Martin, Thanks for the great work of compiling the Admin course materials. Passed my certification and job hunting now. The package greatly helped and the shared experience of others that had passed the exam. It was a great challenge for me given that its a career shift for me.
    Thanks. and see you when taking other certifications.

  101. Adwait Gogate

    Hi Martin,
    I’hv become Certified Salesforce Administrator SP18 today.
    Thank you so much for your structured study material. The section wise questions, practice exams and detailed description of topics made my concepts clear. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

  102. Martin

    Hi Martin, I was able to pass the Salesforce Admin certification exam on the first try, thanks to your comprehensive Admin training practice exams (all six of them) – it exposed me to a lot of the necessary details I needed in order to pass Admin exam. It took a lot of study and practice time and effort and stress but I was able to pass the exam successfully. Thank you again for taking the time to put your Admin training program together.

  103. Dhananjay Kumar

    Hi Martin, last week i completed my Salesforce Platform Developer II certification successfully. You are doing amazing work on preparing the courses and particularly the practice test questions. I liked the way you put together all the topics precisely and systematically.


  104. Carlos Siqueira


    Looking forward to the Community certification class to close my “Service” area, since I already have the Service and Field Service Lightning certifications.

  105. Adithya Nair

    Hi Martin,

    I am looking to move into salesforce domain and have a previous oracle CRM developer background.
    Do you recommend going for developer certifications before the admin one ?
    Also is platform Dev 1 certification a pre-requisite for Dev 2 ?

    Many Thanks

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Adi, I recommend you do Admin first. Admin will give you the basic concepts that you need to understand about the platform. After that I would recommend Platform App Builder before going for Platform Dev 1 as you should understand the declarative options available before developing a programmatic solution. Yes PD1 is a prerequisite for PD2 and it makes sense to take them in that order as they build upon each other.

  106. Frank

    Hi Martin, thanks for the study guides. definitely helped me passing admin & sales cloud exams. looking forward to the commumities guide! can we sign up for a newsletter so you could update everyone about new guides & exams?

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Frank, thanks for the positive comments. If you have purchased before, we will send a notification when a new guide and practice exam is ready. We are aiming to complete Communities by the end of April.

  107. nehakamra


    I am actually looking for Salesforce Community Cloud Consultant course. Could you please let me know when are you planning this in near future !

  108. Yogendra Nama

    Hey Martin,

    Any plans to add CPQ study guide and the certification ?
    Since its very popular , I believe it would be a great addition to this wonderful treasure house 🙂


  109. Ritesh

    Hi Martin,

    Many thanks for the Administrator course that you have here , which helped me in passing the exam . I am going to take the Advance Admin and Platform App Builder courses as well from this site . Hope to clear those exams as well . Thanks again !!

  110. jcoelho21

    Thanks Martin for your help on all these guides. Sales Cloud was a breeze because of your practice tests. I’m about to purchase the other half of Service cloud (tests). I look forward to seeing Community Cloud as that’s next on my Cert path for my role. Cheers to the great work!

  111. Matthew Bracewell

    Hi Martin.. Great material here… I have passed my admin, service and sales cloud consultant exams this last month and the material here was a great help along with trailhead. Looking forward to the pardon material. You mentioned it is on the roadmap after things like community cloud and cpq. Do you have a rough guide as to your roadmap? Or if pardon will be this year? Again thanks for the help and support you provide

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Matthew, glad that you found the materials useful. After we complete Community Cloud, we will decide on what’s next, so unfortunately I can’t say when we would get to Marketing Cloud at this stage.

  112. Jo Ramsay

    Hi Martin,
    Just thought you’d like to know that I passed my ADM 201 on the weekend. Your course absolutely cemented my knowledge and it was so good that it followed the exam guide point by point. Well worth the $ investment. Thanks.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Divya, unfortunately we don’t have a date – we are currently working on Community Cloud. Once that is done we will look at what is next.

  113. Luis G

    Hi Martin,

    do you have any idea for the release date for Community Cloud Study guide ? first semester of 2018 ?

    thanks for the amazing content released so far!

  114. Derrick

    Hello. I am thinking about purchasing the study guides along with the practices tests for Platform Developer I certification. I know that the test had some “maintenance” recently and was wondering if the materials cover everything that I would need to know to pass the test? Thank you in advance!

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Derrick – We analyzed the official study guide after it was updated and found there was one new objective added, related to Heroku.
      We have added that topic to the study guide and practice exams, so our material covers everything in the updated official study guide.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Donna, we are working on Community Cloud currently, after that we will decide what’s next on the list, so unfortunately can’t help you with it right now.

  115. Anja Cilla

    Your courses/practice exams are great and helped me pass the Service Cloud Consultant exam 🙂
    It would be GREAT if you could add Pardot and Marketing Cloud courses as those skills are definitely in high demand.

  116. as.cariou

    Very very nice content to prepare ADM 201 !!! It was a success since I worked during 1 month and got certified yesterday 🙂
    Thansk !! I will take the Sales or Service Cloud soon 🙂

  117. Hermanni

    So far I have passed the Sales Cloud Consultant and Salesforce Administrator certifications with your help. Many of us are aiming to become Architects, so resources to help along that path would be very much appreciated! Keep up the good work!

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      We have checked the new Spring 18 official study guide. The only change from the previous one, is the last objective in the Salesforce fundamentals section, to include the objective of ‘features of the Heroku platform’. We will update our study guide and practice exams in the next week with this updated objective.

  118. John Cabrera

    Community Cloud is my next cert goal. I’ll keep a close eye on your site for the course to be released.

  119. krismarg

    Hi. Martin, next I am planing to take Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer certification, do you have any plans when this course will be available? as i am not finding good material anywhere. please let me know when this will be coming

  120. Clayton T

    Just passed Service Cloud Consultant with the help of your material, thank you! Looking forward to Community Consultant next, any estimates on when that will be available?

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi, we are wrapping up PD2 at the moment, so it will be a few months until Community Cloud is available, sorry I don’t have a more definite date.

  121. Zaidely

    Hi Martin,
    I have been taking the preparation for the Admin 201 with your excellent focusonforce website to take the test during the next or two weeks ahead. Do you know If I should expect any changes in the Certification Exam Guide or is the Winter ’18 still the one I have to follow up? Also, are all your subjects up to date with the last release?

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Zaidely,

      Yes you should follow the Winter 18 certification exam guide. Yes we have just completed a review of all topics to make sure they are current with Winter 18.
      Best wishes for your exam.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Emilien,

      Yes we plan on adding it this year. Sorry we don’t have a more exact date.
      We are currently finishing Platform Developer 2, then we will start on Community Cloud.

  122. Koroush Parsakia

    This site is great! I’ve recommended it all my Salesforce professional friends in the industry. Do you think that any courses will be added related to Salesforce Architecture credentials such as the ‘Sharing and Visibility Designer’, ‘Data Architecture and Management Designer’.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Thanks for the feedback! We are currently working on PD2, then Community Cloud, so we don’t have plans at the moment for the architecture credentials but we will review again later in the year.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Izaaz, thanks for your message. We are currently working on PD2 and then Community Cloud, so unfortunately we don’t have any news on Sharing and Visibility currently.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Pushpa, PD2 study guide and exams are in progress, taken longer than planned as we like to be thorough and they are advanced topics!.
      Study Guide will be completed in January and practice exams end January or February.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Vishal,

      Thanks for the question, regarding Pardot study guide – unfortunately we cannot give a date at the moment, we are currently completing Platform Developer 2 and following that Community Cloud and possibly CPQ.

  123. Ola

    Hi Martin,
    I’ve been going through the past questions on here because i plan on taking my admin 201 exam on the 30th of this month, will this be okay for me or are there other sources i have to study from? Although i use trailhead aside from this site.

  124. Clayton T

    Just passed Advanced Admin with the help of your content, thank you! Also looking forward to Community Cloud; any updates on when we may be able to expect that?

  125. Larry Cardenas

    @Martin –

    These guides and exams are legit and have enabled me to pass the Advanced Admin exam. I’m studying for the Platform App Builder now, and have no doubt that it’ll get me to where I need to be. I’ve pointed all my friends to this site for their certification goals.

    Thanks again.

  126. Izaaz Gaffar

    Hi Martin,

    I’ve been a subscriber for over a year now, however I have only ever purchased the practice exams. Can you please describe what the study guides contain – is it just a bunch of links to applicable resources? Or does it take you through section by section in detail so we can complete all the necessary study from here?


    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Izaaz,

      The study guides contain overview diagrams, summaries of the key points, screenshots, flash cards and reference links all mapped to the official study guide topics, so that you can use it as a reference to work through, and dive into the details of areas you need to learn more about, using the reference links.

  127. Phil

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for all your hard work on this site! Your admin content was instrumental in helping me get my first SFDC cert!

    Any future plans to include study guide/practice test content for the CPQ Specialist certification?

  128. Lauren L

    Passed Service Cloud Consultant exam at dreamforce yesterday — much in part to this study guide. thanks for the work you do! i recommend your site often.

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Horzel,

      Thanks for the followup and feedback!
      Sorry I don’t have an update on Community cloud, we are currently working on the Sales Cloud study guide, and then Platform Developer 2. Once that is done we will look at Community Cloud but I don’t have a date currently.

  129. Mark Rodrigues

    Martin, Hello, I just discovered your website. Thank you soo much for this! I am working on my ADM 201 cert and wanted to know, Trailhead seems to have us do quite a bit in Lightning, do you know if the test going forward is/will be geared towards that UI?

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Mark,

      My understanding is that at the moment there are questions on Lightning, but only a few. Obviously this will change over time and the number will increase as Lightning is adopted further and includes all of the functionality of Classic.

  130. Mhtran

    Pass exam this week for Administrator and App builder. Now preparing for platform developer 1 next week. Thanks for good materials!

  131. Gopi

    Hi Martin
    I passed admin exam due to your valuable course content. when you going to provide sales cloud study guide
    any exact date

  132. bikashbhusal.dev

    Do you have any plans for Certified Integration Architecture Designer, Certified Identity and Access Management Designer or Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer courses?
    Cheers for the amazing product!

    1. Martin Gessner Post author

      Hi Bikash, thanks for the positive feedback. We are working on Sales Cloud Study Guide and Platform Dev 2 then Community Cloud, so unfortunately no plans at the moment for the exams you mentioned.

  133. Luis G

    Hi Martin

    Thanks for the amazing site. Do You have a date for sales Cloud study Guide release ? Looking forward for it.

    Thanks in advance

  134. Juan Angel

    Hello team !!!
    I have successfully completed three Salesforce certification (Admin, App Builder, Platform Dev 1), so I want to say thanks for that. I also want to know if it is possible to have exam or courses for Platform Developer 2.
    Again thank you very much