How I Passed the Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Exam [2020]

My story about studying for the Salesforce Advanced Admin 301 exam, and the mistakes I made along the way. 😬

Gang, I recently got my Salesforce Advanced Admin Certification. And to be honest, it was a bit of a mess getting there! 🤪

So I’m sharing my story for anyone who might benefit. That includes the mistakes I made during my prep, and the last minute changes that helped me turn things around before exam day.

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Why You Should Use Salesforce Sandboxes (& How to Start)

Sandboxes are a must-know for any Salesforce Admin, in any sector. Here’s the short version of why you should use them and how to start.

Friends. I have a confession to make.

Some of you know I’ve been a Salesforce Admin at my org for a few years. But for the majority of that time, I made a common rookie’s mistake.

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The Quick & Easy Way to Manage Duplicates in Salesforce

Duplicate record sets can be a low-lift, high-impact feature for maintaining your org’s Salesforce data. Here’s why you should set them up ASAP.

If you’re a new Salesforce org, or one with a tight budget, make sure you know about duplicate record sets.

Duplicate record sets are a Salesforce feature/object that can detect duplicate records in your instance. They’ll appear as flags on individual records, and can also be included in reports.

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The Trick to Documenting & Explaining Any Complicated Tech Process

You ever find yourself trying to explain something technical to someone, and feeling as if you’re speaking another language?

Good. So it’s not just me.

Being in a technical role, and the only person who understands some parts of that tech, means I get the job of explaining to people why things work the way they do. I’m a nerd about bringing people into my work, so I’m happy to do it.

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6 Things Nonprofit Salesforce Admins Can Do for Themselves During This Crisis

A lot of us Salesforce peeps are stuck at home during this covid crisis. So what can we do about it?

A lot of us Salesforce peeps are shifting our org strategy right now. For good reasons.

But while we’re getting into crisis-response-mode for our orgs, it may be worth evaluating how we’re personally handling things too. What can we be doing as Salesforce professionals to either develop further, build connections, or just plain distract ourselves from the chaos that’s currently happening?

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Tips for Finding a Remote Job during COVID-19

If you’re looking for a new job, you may want to consider adding remote jobs to your search. Here are some tips for how and where to find them (including options specific to nonprofit and Salesforce jobs).

If all this corona chaos is making you rethink your office job, you may now be part of a very large club.

Remote work has grown more popular in recent years. Personally, I don’t know that it’s my preference. Still, none of us imagined that being able to work from home could mean the difference between making a living or being unemployed. Or getting sick.

And yet, that’s the reality so many of us are living today.

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