Study Guide

Salesforce Certified Administrator Study Guide

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This study guide covers all of the topics in the Admin exam. It includes summaries of all topics, screenshots and review questions. The percentage weighting from the official study guide is added after each topic name.

Administrator - Certification Goal


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Admin Study Group Videos

Configuration and Setup I

Configuration and Setup II

Configuration and Setup III

Object Manager and Lightning App Builder

Sales and Marketing Applications

Productivity and Collaboration

Service and Support Applications

Data and Analytics Management

Workflow / Process Automation


  1. Sean Haley

    Hi Starkey I am currently working through the Build Your Admin Career on Salesforce trailmix provided by Salesforce Trailhead. How would this material work through the trailhead modules for instance I am halfway through the Admin Beginner badge. Should I be reviewing this study material before digging into the Trailhead Badges or should I do some work on the trailhead and then some work on the study guide? Thanks in advance great materials so far!

    1. Rielle G. Focus Team

      Hi Sean, Trailhead can help you practice and gain hands-on experience, while our materials will give you detailed information on the covered topics. For this reason, we always recommend that you go over the relevant trailhead modules, as they will help in enhancing your knowledge and skills.

      Each study guide is divided into sections and objectives and the contents are presented in slides with visual graphics. We also added and still are adding more tutorial videos to each section.

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Thad, congratulations on this achievement. We are happy to hear of this milestone. Best wishes on the next certifications that you will be preparing yourself for!

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hello Elizabeth, Your preparation and diligence surely paid off! Congratulations for being a certified Salesforce Administrator. The whole FOF Team is celebrating with you!

  2. Chisom Nwachukwu

    I Passed my Exam today thanks to you guys. Truly appreciative and grateful, cause I could not have done it without this platform. When I started two weeks ago I was sure I was gonna retake but I kept at it and when through the tests, quizzes and study guide thoroughly. Thank you thank you thank you!

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Chisom, hello! We are very pleased to know that you passed the Salesforce Administrator certification. Thanks for sharing that to everyone. The Team is happy to know that the materials that we are keeping relevant and up-to-date were helpful to you and your preparation. Congratulations on a job well done!

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hi Tuli! The Salesforce Administrator credential is designed for those who have experience with Salesforce and continuously look for ways to assist their companies in getting even more from additional features and capabilities. On the other hand, the Salesforce Certified Data Architect credential is intended for the architect who assesses the architecture environment and requirements; and designs sound, scalable, and performant solutions on the Customer 360 platform.

      We suggest you watch this video: You may also view other relevant and important discussions here:

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hello Brian! We are glad to hear that you are now a certified Salesforce Administrator. Your preparation and diligence surely paid off. Congratulations and the whole FOF Team is happy for your new milestone!

  3. Bosky Vora

    Hello, I am planning to schedule for the Salesforce Admin exam. I just wanted to clarify is this course/material targeted for Advance Admin certification or Certified Admin?

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Hello Bosky! Thanks for reaching out to us. FOF currently offers Study Guides and Practice Exams for both Admin and Advance Admin certifications. We see in your user profile that you are currently subscribed to the Admin materials. We highly encourage you to consider purchasing the Adv Admin as well to guide you through on your preparations. Check these links out: AND

  4. Maya Mardini, M.S.

    Hi Starkey,
    I would like to get the offer and buy teh 3 pack. Can you tell me which certificate do you suggest next after admin?
    I am interested in the consulting route.
    Your help is much appreciated.

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      The Platform App Builder certification is a good one to tackle after Admin. If consultancy interests you more, you can also consider Sales Cloud Consultant and Service Cloud Consultant.

    1. Starkey Focus Team

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          1. Marilyn DelBosque

            Hi. Do you get the book for the LinkedIn post with the hashtag or do you have to purchase 3 bundles AND post? Thanks!

          2. Starkey Focus Team

            Hello Marilyn, promo was valid until January 15 only.
            For Feb 4-18, we are running a promo for SVA and DA wherein you can get 50% Off.

  5. Eleonora Goia

    Hi FoF, another one passed the Admin exam today! Very grateful here to the whole team and to Charly for the great material, wthout you, impossible to achieve this all alone.

    1. Starkey Focus Team

      Thank you for the nice words, Eleonora. We’ll make sure that Charly gets to receive your compliments, she would be thrilled. We are glad to know that you have passed the Admin Certification. Congratulations on this milestone. It is our honor to be able to prepare you well for the exam you had. Great job!