Few Tips for New Salesforce.com Admins

Today Salesforce has become one of the booming technology and every one in the industry want to take a flavor of this. Few of them wanted to learn it and few wanted to implement the same for their business. I have been having almost 12 years of experience and currently heading one of the biggest IT Consulting organization Salesforce Team. Based on my experience I wanted to share my experience and few tips & tricks which I share with my teams and freshers and share the same here –

For Administration – 
1. Don’t rush in for the certification. You need lot of practice and patience to attempt for the certification. You may feel that I am blunt but I won’t even afraid to say that you may fail if you go without practice.
2. Salesforce is easy to learn and if you can visualize business / process then you can related it with Salesforce.com standard objects as well as custom objects.
3. Push yourself to college or school time. Read as much you can. Spend time on communities, Facebook groups, linkedin groups and salesforce blogs.
3.1 Read and try to attempt Questions & Answer on the community and also try to implement the same in your developer org’s.
4. Try to utilize all types of developer licenses provided in Developer Org which includes – Salesforce Platform / Authenticated Website / Portal Licenses / Work.com / Identity, etc. In Developer org Salesforce gives you almost 5579 different types of licenses. 
5. If you have worked on MS EXCEL and you feel you’re good in VLOOKUP, IF, IFELSE, NULL, etc. Then try them in Validation Rules and Work flow rules. If won’t be that tough and you can learn this easily.
6. Try the Setup section of Salesforce.com in Details which includes – Administer / Build / Monitor.
7. You will or may get access as Salesforce Administrator. To see how security works then create other Users  with different profiles & roles. You will get the very good flavor of security.
8. Must follow advise, you should use all editions of Salesforce.com. Having worked on all the editions you will learn lot much in terms of security, data visibility, availability of functionalities etc.
9. Always take a look at the solutions provided on App Exchange.
10. Before going for the certifications do read the study guide available in web accessor.
11. While giving exam read all the questions carefully. If you think you have some confusion then attempt it in last. 60 Questions can be easily answered.
12. Do check the salesforce release documents. I understand reading 300 – 400 long document is tough to read, for his you can refer communities and other places.
13. Check the videos on You tube.com. You will find good amount of video sessions to administer Salesforce resources.
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About smattey

Sumit Mattey is the Leader, Cloud Technologist & Evangelist, Husband, Father and Fun Loving person. Currently working as - PROJECT MANAGER, R Systems Int'l Ltd.(Salesforce) Not simply defined by his career, Sumit lives with his family (whom he loves so much). He is an avid movie buff, a big book worm, a lover of food and beverage. While his schedule has not been forgiving as he'd like, he also enjoys doing photography with great outdoors and tries to hunt as often as possible.
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