Home Page Layouts

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  1. piyushsharma09 February 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi John ,
    What is the correct answer for:
    What can be customized on the home page:
    1.Messages and Alerts
    2.Dashboard components
    3.Analytical snapshot
    4.Pending approval items

    I guess its 1 & 4 not sure about Dashboard components.
    Is there any difference between Dashboard components /Dashboard snapshot

    Components that can be configured are:STANDARD COMP- Create new,Recent items,messages and alerts,custom links,dashboard snapshot,items to approve,calendar,tasks. CUSTOM COMP:Admin links,Images,HTML area, Visual force area. There are no other components that are allowed to configure . Am i right.?

    • JohnCoppedge March 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      Yeah – the question isn’t clear. 1&4, maybe 2, your thinking is right… dashboard has limited config for home page

    • stevebianchi April 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

      A dashboard snapshot is a clipping of the top row of a dashboard’s components.

    • mvgouthamreddy May 1, 2017 at 6:01 am #

      I think it should be only choice 1.

      Check out Setup -> Customize -> Home -> Home Page Components

      You can customize only two components – ‘Custom Links’ and ‘Messages & Alerts’

      Since custom links is not in the choice list, only op1 qualifies.

  2. trpbt November 30, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    do we need to access any other release documents for the exam?

  3. MKlobe July 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    What percent of the test is this?

    • JohnCoppedge November 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

      You will need to know these components for the exam- they are built on throughout salesforce

  4. CarlosSiqueira May 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    If I need to change the home page layout for a profile, shouldn’t that option be available at profile page? I see if ONLY at Home/Home Page Layout Assignment.


  5. Kat Radzetskaya March 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi John,

    I have taken the exam and I had couple questions and I am not sure if I got them right. Could you help me to find the answers please?

    What can be customized on the home page:
    – messages and alerts
    – dashboard components
    – analytical snapshot
    – pending approval items
    -…. I do not remember answer)

    What is the difference between dashboard component and analytical snapshot?

    • molad April 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      Hi John,
      In addition to Kat’s question – what does this question mean by “customize”? Does it mean the same as edit? The sys admin can edit the message and alert and links component but cannot edit the dashboard. However user can personalize their layout by adding and removing certain elements from being viewed as well as customize the dashboard components. Or am I overthinking things…?

      • JohnCoppedge April 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

        I read that as the same as “configure”

      • JohnCoppedge July 10, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

        I don’t think you’re overthinking it – I was thinking along the same lines… or maybe we both are 🙂

        Without understanding the exact wording of the question it would be hard to answer, but you can configure messages. The user will see the top line from the dashboard if you add the component but there’s not much to configure. Items to approve can’t be configured either.


    • JohnCoppedge April 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi Kat,

      Take a look at the home page options and layouts, that will help in determining which components can be configured.

      Analytic snapshots are used to create historical data for exporting purposes – you could reference that data in a report (and dashboard component), but ultimately the snapshot is not referenced directly.



      • bgonzalez July 8, 2017 at 1:13 am #

        This question, got me twice on the exam (failed twice) and would really like to understand what the correct answer is

  6. Syed Khadri May 21, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    Dear John,
    In the Side Bar I have been able to Add Recent Tags also as a Component as I have activated the personal tags in addition to Create Items & Recent Items

  7. Farzana Hafiz April 22, 2015 at 8:40 am #


  8. Gabriel Ikuomola April 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    What differentiate the free and the purchased. Just need to be on safe side. please let me know as I need to be on the right path

  9. Gabriel Ikuomola April 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Hi John,
    I am looking to take the exam in May. is that date cover/within Winter 15 scope

    • JohnCoppedge April 10, 2015 at 4:01 am #

      It has been updated to Winter 15, make sure to review the Spring 15 release notes/training…

  10. Fisik Tsige February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi John,

    Are these training materials updated for the winter 15 edition? I m currently studying to take the
    ADM 201 certification.


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