A Comprehensive Study Guide On Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant Exam

Study Guide For Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant Exam

Looking for resources to help you clear the Sales Cloud Consultant Certification Exam? Here is a comprehensive study guide with links to resources to help you prepare for the exam. This study guide is based on the Exam Guide published by Salesforce (at URL https://trailhead.salesforce.com/credentials/salescloudconsultant ). The exam guide is divided into different topics and sections and to make things easier this guide has also been organized as per topics and sections and mentioned in the exam guide.

This study guide contains links to Trailhead modules, help articles, implementation guides, videos, white-papers, PDFs and everything else that we think is going to be helpful. Saving you tons of time and effort in going through the jungle of information on the Internet. 

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And here is an interesting fact for you. Out of all the products offered by Salesforce, Sales Cloud contributes the maximum share of revenue for the company. What this means for you is that there is a significant demand for Sales Cloud and having a relevant certification is going to give you a definitive edge over others.

(Data Source: Salesforce Annual Report for 2018. Available at URL here)

And here is a bonus tip for you. If you really want to take this certification, the first thing you should do is to navigate to URL www.webassessor.com and register for the exam. Yes, that is right. Even before you start your preparation, commit to a date by which you will be taking this exam and see how your mind is going to keep you on track for meeting this deadline. If you are not ready, you can always reschedule the exam a couple of days before but just the act of scheduling the exam and making payment will keep your mind focused. Try this out.

Please do not forget to share your success, comments, and feedback below. If you find links that are useful and have not been mentioned in this guide, mention it below and we will update this guide. If you think something wasn’t very useful, mention that as well and we will reconsider. And once you get the certification, do let us know so that we can celebrate with you. Cheers!

(If you find this study guide helpful, we now have study guide for five Salesforce certification exams – Admin, Advanced Admin, App Builder, Sales Cloud & Service Cloud. Please navigate to URL https://www.asagarwal.com/how-to-guides-on-salesforce/ to access these guides)

The Most Comprehensive Guide on Salesforce Certifications

If you are new to Salesforce and wondering where and how to start your certification journey, here is your link to the most comprehensive guide on Salesforce Certifications. Salesforce now offers a total of 22 certifications across different tracks and the certification journey looks like this

Salesforce Certification Guide Tracks

To download the eBook on certification guide please navigate to URL https://www.salesforce.com/form/services-training/certification-journey-ebook.jsp. This Salesforce Certification Guide contains:

  • Certification tracks and the certification in each track
  • Certification path/journey with links to useful resources
  • Exam overview
  • Related certifications
  • Prerequisite certifications (if any)
  • Recommended Salesforce experience
  • Time commitment

And if you are looking for some inspiration, tips & tricks you may want to refer to the blog post https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/02/23-salesforce-certifications.html to hear it from CY – the man himself who has  acquired all the Salesforce certifications  or to URL https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2016/07/five-salesforce-certifications-one-day.html to hear from Hamza Abib who acquired 5 certifications in one day. Rare accomplishments indeed !

Certification tracks in Salesforce.com

Here is the snapshot of different certifications offered by Salesforce.com along with the exam format, cost and pre-requisites. Click on the image below to view image in its original size

(The information in this blog post is quite old. You may want to refer to my latest blog – https://www.asagarwal.com/comprehensive-salesforce-certification-guide/ on the certification tracks in Salesforce)

Salesforce Certification Tracks

However, just clearing the certification one-time is not enough. To maintain certification credentials, all certified professionals must successfully complete three online, release-specific exams within a 12-month period (@ cost of US$ 100 per 12 months). Release exams are published in conjunction with major product releases (Winter, Spring, and Summer).

Salesforce.com Certified Administrator” is a pre-requisite for the following credentials:

  • Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce.com Certified Service Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce.com Certified Sales Cloud Consultant

Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer” is a pre-requisite for the following credentials:

  • Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Advanced Developer
  • Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect

Verify the Salesforce.com Certification Credentials of Salesforce.com Professionals

Starting today you can now verify the Salesforce.com Certification Credentials of Salesforce.com Professionals. Just navigate to the URL http://certification.salesforce.com/verification enter the full name or email address of the person and click Search.

Salesforce.com Certification Verification

Click on View Certifications and there you go

Ashish Agarwal Salesforce.com Certifications

For this to work, the Salesforce.com Professional whose credentials you want to verify must opt-in for the Verification in his or her Webassessor profile.

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