CertifiedOnDemand.com is live!

I’ve spent months finding the best resources around for learning Salesforce administration.  CertifiedOnDemand.com is result of those efforts.  Please explore the site and let me know what you think.

Happy learning!



41 Responses to “CertifiedOnDemand.com is live!”

  1. Kim Draeger August 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi – Do you have this type of for the 1st developer certification? if not…can you recommend a good/site?

  2. nevinoregan79@gmail.com August 3, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Hi John,

    Just a quick note to say thank you for putting together the material on this website. I took the exam 2 times by just using the online premier training material and failed on both occasions. I subscribed to this site and studied this material for 4 solid days and passed.

    Can you recommend any resources to help with the advanced admin exam?

    Thanks again.

    • JohnCoppedge August 4, 2015 at 12:56 am #

      Wow. That’s really rewarding to hear. Thanks for the feedback and congrats! No specific advice on advanced admin unfortunately.

  3. beahan32 May 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm #


    I’m looking to take the Salesforce Certified Administrator (SP15) exam in a couple months. This site looks a good place to revise – would you be able to provide some good starting points please?

    I also read that this site was in relation to the Winter 15 salesforce, however I’m using the Spring 15 I think. How much would this affect what I’m learning – I don’t want to learn topics that maybe on the exam I guess is the question.

    Any info would be great.


    • JohnCoppedge May 22, 2015 at 12:06 am #

      Basically, just start the guide from the top and work your way down. If you have access to premier training through your employer, definitely use that too. The guide will be updated for Summer 15 once release – until then make sure to read the release notes for Spring 15 and Summer 15 before you take the exam.

  4. Hannelie Swart January 15, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    Hi John,
    I just purchased the full study guide – can you please elaborate on exactly what ‘extra’ I get from purchasing it? Other than the 30 Questions, I cant see exactly what else changed on my profile?

    • JohnCoppedge January 15, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

      Without buying, you wouldn’t have access to the sections from User Interface onward. Thanks for supporting 🙂

  5. Patty Macdonald January 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi John, I passed the admin cert exam this morning on my first try. Your site is by far the best of all the resources I used. The quiz and practice test questions that you offer are exactly the flavor of the questions on the real test. The Must/Should/Could designation for all the topics was a big help in reviewing. I went through all of the topics and scenarios once, the Must and Should topics twice, and then the Musts right before the exam. That did it! Congratulations on the creation of an excellent learning tool.

  6. Divyendra Naidu November 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Sterling job with the website. Passed ADM 201 today- just studied the material here for approximately 3 days ( and copied the steps in the free force.com workbook to create the recruiting app). Cant thank you enough for this basically free resource when you consider the quality. Nor can I implore you more to please create something similar for Sales and Service Cloud.

  7. Adriana Seijas October 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    John, thank you so much for putting all of this together in the way you did and helping others get what they need to get certified. I have only been an admin for my org for about 2.5 months, I took the Admin Essentials class and I followed this study guide just as you have it in here for about 1.5 weeks and took the test yesterday morning and passed.
    Thank you so much for your help, I will be referring back to this page for more help as I continue to learn and develop my SF skills. 🙂

  8. Rosalin Charath October 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi John,
    A friendly request. The study guide on the top of the site gives us the list to go to each topic. When we hover the mouse over a topic, the additional list (2nd list – list of some of the sections from that topic) is displayed. Normally when that happens it is expected to click on the items under that list. Since the topics under the main list are the actual links, we can so easily miss so much of information by jumping onto the additional list that displays (that list doesn’t list all the sections from this topic). I am not sure if anyone else had this problem but I been having bit trouble by going to the 2nd list directly. The same concern is with the list you provide on the right-hand side of the study guide. For example, I am reviewing the Formula overview page. On the right-hand side, it shows, ‘Formulas, Formulas Overview, Formulas: Scenario 1, Formulas: Scenario 2, Quiz and Feedback’. After reviewing Formula overview page, we should be able to go to the next section under Formulas not Formulas: Scenario 1. Since we do not cover everything in the site one day, we always use the study guide section to the start over the next day. I would suggest either you don’t give a 2nd list or list all the sections from each topic in the 2nd list so we can make sure we are covering all the materials. I hope it makes sense.

    • JohnCoppedge October 14, 2014 at 1:45 am #

      Totally – I need to review the navigation, that is one of the fundamental things I want to change on the site. Time is the big concern 🙂

  9. lester dale September 5, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Gday John, any estimate of the time it takes to study all the materials and do the exercises for ADM201 via your COD Guides ?

    • JohnCoppedge September 17, 2014 at 1:13 am #

      Hi Lester- the time will greatly depend on how thoroughly you review the materials and self study. I would estimate several weeks to months in order to fully prep for certification.

  10. Rene Fu August 29, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    I just passed the exam today. Thanks for organizing the study material into a way that it is easy to study and follow.

  11. Yevgenia Agapova July 26, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    Thanks so much for your website! This was a great resource and helped me pass the test tonight. The questions in the practice exam and quizzes were spot on, best I’ve found so far. Will be back to use this as a reference library as well!

  12. David October 29, 2013 at 12:10 am #


    Just a note to tell you how much I appreciate both the content and the approach. The quizzes and scenarios at each level are excellent in helping me gauge how much I really know, versus what I have been exposed to but don’t yet understand. Looking forward to taking my first two exams later this fall.


  13. VMoody October 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Hello John,

    Just a quick note to say that I passed my 201 Certification exam! Your site was extremely helpful!

    Thank you!

  14. Ashish October 19, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Hi John,

    I passed my ADM 201 because of this site..
    Do you have any plans to come up with material for Sales cloud implementation ?


  15. Larry Deckel September 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    You’re getting a lot of spammy trackbacks and pingbacks appearing on every page of the site.

    Here’s an article that explains how to prevent this from happening:
    Hope this helps you clean up the site 🙂

    I’m finding the content very useful and well organized. (Though the site seems to log me out every time I go to a scenario or quiz and I have to log in again 🙁

    • JohnCoppedge October 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks Larry – trackbacks are disabled now. This wasn’t a problem until very recently. The login issue is a pain, and is tied to the membership plugin, which I will probably change once the last section is done.

  16. Larry Deckel September 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    This 2010 tends to be at the end of the first line of posts.
    I am seeing this in Safari on the Mac.

    See this URL for screenshots of what I’m talking about:

    • JohnCoppedge October 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Weird – OK thanks that helps. I will see what I can do about this. In the mean time, I would suggest trying Chrome or Firefox.

  17. Larry Deckel September 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    I’ve just recently paid for full access and am boning up to take the exam.

    FYI: I find the navigation here a little confusing — and a lot of the posts seem to have the characters 2010 embedded within them.

    Was some global change made that is inserting those numerals in the middle of words? I’ve seen this in many of the posts.

  18. Ashish September 15, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Hi John,

    I passed my ADM 201 exam last week..Many thanks for all your efforts in putting together this site.
    This site not only helps you to pass the exam , but more importantly helps you to understand Salesforce .
    Ashish Shah

  19. JP September 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Thanks! John. Makes sense.

  20. JP August 24, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Hi John,

    Any suggestion on how to plan the study for certification? It will be useful to know what techniques./estimations others have used to determine how many days after which to book the certification and come up with a daily study plan to prepare for the same.


    • JohnCoppedge August 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      Hi JP,

      From my experience this varies quite a bit from person to person – from a few days of prep to a months. It really depends on your prior experience, how good you are test taking, your threshold for failing (e.g. are you aiming to pass, or ace it), and so on.

      The best advice I can give is: if you have a strong understanding of each section (e.g. each topic in this guide) – including associated configuration, then you are likely ready.

      If I come across any plans or more specific information I will post!



  21. Salesjobla April 26, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Is this website (paid $20) enough for SFDC admin?

    • JohnCoppedge May 1, 2013 at 12:26 am #

      This site is designed to provide a framework to efficiently prepare for certification. It should address all of the concepts needed for admin certification, it is up to the student to make sure they are prepared.

      Good luck! Cheers,


  22. Charlie Havens April 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    I really like where you are going. This site will be very useful to lots of folks. Yesterday, I did an an introductory presentation to a group of nonprofit executives on Salesforce. One of the repeated questions can be summarized as, how do we begin to learn this? There is so much. Where do we start? In my follow up with them, I will be mentioning this resource.

    I also coach people in transitioning their careers to-the-Cloud using Salesforce.com certification, as that vehicle. I will be including this site, as one of the resources they might consider.

    Best wishes on this endeavor!

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