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  1. pzinin December 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    just signed up for a free trial. have the site and content been updated for lighting and winter 17 release? thank you!

    • JohnCoppedge December 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

      Winter 17 updates are complete. There is Lightning content included in this guide – the new content (which will partially launch very shortly) is completely overhauled for Lightning.

  2. carlaasaunders October 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Hello. I’m wondering if the study guide has been updated recently? I am interested in purchasing the study guide but I want the latest updates. Thank you.

    • JohnCoppedge October 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

      Yep the site has been updated for the Summer 17 release and Winter 17 updates will be done shortly. The entire site content is also in the process of being overhauled and will include new video content and quiz questions!

      • carlaasaunders October 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

        Ok. thank you! When will the Winter and the other updates be completed?

      • rhmisa November 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

        Thank you John for updating the site. Look forward to your CoDBeta Launch!

  3. Mykey August 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    Hi jhon , am just a beginner and really wane join salesforce world pls advise me from where to begin too much info out there and confusing

  4. raviv March 30, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    Hi John,

    is Salesforce Certified Administrator (SP17) nothing but ADM201 certification or different one?

    • JohnCoppedge April 4, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

      Please don’t double post- also this is addressed in the FAQ

      • June 21, 2017 at 6:54 am #

        Hi, where is a good place to learn sales force ?

          • June 21, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

            Can one learn the entire thing and not just portions that are likely to be on the exam? Is purchasing your course the same thing as learning sales force itself in depth? I was surprised to learn the cost of training for it on some sites dedicated to teaching it which is why I ask.

          • JohnCoppedge June 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

            This site is more of a framework to learn and explore (with objectives, videos, etc.), which is a bit different than taking a class. You can certainly use this site (and thousands have) to prepare and pass the certification exam without any other resources.

          • June 22, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

            Thanks John. If i wanted to take the course online, which would you recommend ? I went to to see their price for admin 201 but I think they want you to call them to find out the price which I don’t want to do. Suggestions?

          • JohnCoppedge June 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

            I generally recommend that if you want to take instructor-led training, go through

  5. January 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    Is the ADM201 study guide updated to cover the latest release?

  6. amardeep October 16, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    is this a sham or what?You are charging for something freely available on salesforce site. Really disappointed.
    Websites is showing SQL errors. i believe you need a technical update first before charging others.

    • JohnCoppedge January 19, 2017 at 2:44 am #

      There is plenty of content on this site that was produced by me and is not available from Salesforce. This site is specifically geared on preparing for certification and offers a significant portion of the content for free so that you can get a feeling of the website and see if it is right for you. Those technical issues should be resolved as well.

  7. rmillican4u2 August 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Are the quizzes in sections? I’m gonna take an online certification course and would like to take these quizzes after completion of each section as I go thru the course.

    Is that possible.


  8. baljitsingh29031983 August 3, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    hi John,

    I am working as a salesforce test analyst. I just use salesforce front end and dont have much experience in Admin Part.Could you please let me know how much time it will take to grab all the knowledge of Admin part and One more thing is it video based course ?


  9. bhoot May 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Since the new releases of the Salesforce platform come out several times each year, how often does the material on CoD get updated?

  10. alexdana90 April 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi John,

    I just signed up for the free version – I’ll test it out and then purchase it – and had a couple of questions:

    1) How soon after Salesforce’s New Releases do you update your Content + Practice Questions?
    2) Do you still have 30 Exam Questions or have you bumped it to 60 (I saw a post dating back from 2014 when you mentioned that you were in the process of doing so)
    3) Are your screenshots, click paths, explanations based off of Salesforce Classic or Lightening or both? Questions about Lightening are likely to come up as it has been GA since October 2015.

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

    • JohnCoppedge June 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      1- shortly (varies based on my avialability)
      2-still 30, I may increase it at some point but other updates have taken precedence
      3-Classic. Lightning is addressed in the study guide, however

  11. bilabongster April 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Hey, I just need to know if you update the content after every release?

  12. arsathaham February 22, 2016 at 5:44 am #

    HI John

    Is study material for platform 1 is available with hands on and quiz.


    • JohnCoppedge February 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      Are you referring to Salesforce1? If so that’s covered in the mobile section

  13. jbrowne February 17, 2016 at 3:22 am #

    Hi john,

    Will you website be adequate enough to take the Admin 201 or should we be using other content in conjunction with your website?

    Appreciate your thoughts.


  14. mlewenhaupt February 2, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    Hi Guys totally new on this. Need some advise
    as i want to purchase soon this guide.
    what is the best first certification to take to became Admin
    to start on Salesforce
    201 or 202 ???

    • JohnCoppedge February 6, 2016 at 12:26 am #

      I don’t think 202 is a certification?

      201 is a great place to start. Unless you are going for programmatic development, in which case I might recommend the platform developer certification.

  15. kalps January 19, 2016 at 3:03 am #

    John – I would like to purchase the guide, but had a quick question – With Salesforce evolving so rapidly and making so many changes on their platform, do you update the study material and videos to showcase the current functionality ?


    • JohnCoppedge January 19, 2016 at 3:16 am #

      Yes, the content does get updated regularly – you can view the FAQ to see when the content was last updated.

  16. nchig2 January 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Hello John – Do you have study guide to purchase for Sales Cloud Consultant certification? Thank you.

  17. bjensendenver January 8, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    Hello- how many hours of content is the study guide? or how long should I plan to invest in reviewing the content? Thanks.

  18. immad75 December 18, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    Hi John,

    I was recommended to your site by a friedn who is preparing for the admin exam. Looks great. The current study guide on salesforce side is updated with the caption Winter’16. Will you update your guide or offer release notes for Winter’16 by 1 st week of Jan? I intend to take the exam by end of jan… and guess that the delta between summer’15 and winter’16 in tems of actual exam question would be only up to 5 questions or so… But of course, 5 is still important.

    Kind regards

    • JohnCoppedge December 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

      I am going to try to get to this over the holiday weeks- I would review the release notes and release training (when available). Lightning UI is the big change this last release.

  19. jijumylapra November 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi John,

    I passed my ADM 201 and Dev 401. Do you provide any material for Sales Cloud Certification?

  20. mahesh_kumar October 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    HI John,
    just now logged into your site , i hope this material helps me in certification and build my career in SFDC.

    thank you.

  21. ballu September 30, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    Hi John,
    The latest info on salesforce certification site labels admin certification as “Salesforce Certified Administrator (SU15)”. Is ADM 201 and SU15 certification same? Does this cover topics for SU15 as well?


  22. August 14, 2015 at 1:56 am #

    I am planning for the admin certification but this has been changed but I guess only the name is changed rest is same. Can you please confirm that I can proceed with the certification with your material (I mean this is same as per the course content).

  23. saraallen4 August 13, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m interested in getting certified for both admin and development. What exams do you recommend I sit for?


  24. vinamratha July 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi John,

    This is really useful.. Thanks.. One question though.. is this updated for Summer ’15?

    Thanks in advance.


  25. mukesh.gupta July 13, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Hi John,

    is this site is enough for successful certification or need any other resources?

    I am preparing for Admin 201 exam. please suggest a way for success.

    waiting for your reply.

    Thank’s and Regards

  26. neelima13 June 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    Hello John
    does this course include latest updates in salesforce?

  27. johns. June 16, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    Hey Guys

    i’dont Need a exam or certified Things.

    I just want to use these offer to get more exp. in salesforce.

    Are the lessions here also suitable to get more experience in salesforce ?

    And do i understand this rightly that the whole offer cost 40 $ one time costs?

    best regards John s.

  28. Fiscus79 June 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Hi All,
    I’m just curious if everyone here took a SalesForce training course and just used the CoD as supplemental material or if anyone used free resources to prepare for the exam. My organization has done away with SalesForce but it’s something I’m interested in pursuing a career in, but I have found how important certification is to success in this field. Since we no longer are using SalesForce, obviously the company will not cover any cost of training, so unfortunately I’m on my own. So I was just curious if it’s possible to self train for the ADM201 or am I setting myself up for failure? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

    • JohnCoppedge June 10, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

      Would love for some of the CoD audience to add their voices to this as well-

      I’ll give you my impressions. The audience of CoD is highly varied. Some have taken SFDC training, some have 1+ year of experience, others are in school and looking to get certified with no experience or access to other training. I’ve seen success from all of these groups of folks. The more (and better quality) training and materials you have access to the faster you will learn.

      BTW – one of the companies I used to work for got rid of That didn’t stop me from learning it, moving on, and developing an awesome career on the platform.

      Best of luck! Cheers,


  29. May 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi John,

    I need help in preparing for salescloud certification. Please let me know what all things i need to concentrate and also share any quizlets for the same.


  30. Sandhya May 20, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi john,

    I’m planning to give my salesforce advance admin 301 exam next weeks.Do you have any quizlets for the same.

    Your help is much appreciated.


  31. Cynthia Davis April 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

    Does this currently cover Spring ’15? If not, any idea when it might be updated?


    • JohnCoppedge April 10, 2015 at 3:54 am #

      It is updated to Winter 15, one release behind. It will get updated as soon as I have time. Take the release training and read the release notes, and you will be all set in the mean time!

  32. Gabriel Ikuomola April 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi John,
    I am glad to find your website. I am overwhelm with various information overload. I have been told you must developer401 before Admin. what is your advice. Infact I am not a programmer and would rather go towards Admin201 and Advance Admin.
    Must I have to learn programming to be successful with Salesforce. I am reading/studying the developer Manual. is that a right approach or there is other manual specifically for Admin?
    I will appreciate your advice.

    • JohnCoppedge April 10, 2015 at 3:56 am #

      You don’t need the dev cert to get admin certified; I generally would recommend to pursue admin first. You need only very limited programming experience for dev certification – the advanced dev cert however requires comprehensive programming knowledge.

  33. Kat Radzetskaya April 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi John,

    I am a new member to this web site. I see that access to all materials cost $40. Is that one time fees or monthly payments? Do you have any discounts for nonprofit organizations?

    P.S. How long does it take to be prepare for the first System Admin exam?

    Thank you very much!

    • JohnCoppedge April 15, 2015 at 2:26 am #

      One time fee- no discounts today, but might be something I consider for the future. Time depends on a ton variables, short answer: weeks to months.

  34. Munira Majmundar March 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    Hello John:

    Your site has been highly recommended by many sources; I just signed up. Very much looking forward to digging into it and becoming a valued Admin 🙂 THANKS!!!


  35. Neelima Talluri March 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    I am new to this subject. I am mostly on the QA side. Which will be the best suitable course for me? How long will it take for me to understand this subject. And when is the next available exam?

    • JohnCoppedge March 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      Exam availability depends on your local testing center – I think can take them about any time from your home as well. Check and then register for exam in the top right for details. Either admin or dev certification is a good starting point for QA – this site is a study guide for admin certification. Note is not affiliated with

  36. G Roger Couture January 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    John, a big “Thank You” for this site. While I earned my certification 4 years ago (and wish I had this resource), my team is now in process of going through the certification process. This is a great resource – and it’s not just about passing the test – users are gaining a better education that will carryover to their daily administrator life.

    • JohnCoppedge January 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      G Roger,

      Excellent, thanks for the feedback – glad it is serving your team well!



  37. Ashish Rai January 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Hi John,

    I am based in UK and would like to purchase the the material available here. I am just wary of the fact that if I make the payment using UK card then will I be levied international transaction fees as I understand your account will be US based?

    That will be a substantial overhead over $40 fees. Please advise.


  38. Manish Patel December 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Are the study materials for ADM201 same if you pay $40, or use the free trail?

  39. Anuj Patel December 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    I would like to purchase the study guide as Im planning to give an exam soon (201 and 401 right after that). My concern is, whether the data is updated according to the updates or not?

    Also, I tried looking for the promo Code to purchase, I couldnt fine any. 😉

    Waiting for your response.

  40. Gayathri sashi November 21, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    Hi John

    I am new to salesforce and am planning on taking the admin exam.Is your study comprehensive the sense that do i have to go through additional materials to take the exam. I have absolutely novice in this field…so do i need to read up some basics before i start reading from your guide.Also am planning on taking the exam somewhere in January.Any suggestions?..

    • JohnCoppedge November 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

      My advice is always to use the resources that you have access to… in general my advice is:
      Salesforce in person training
      Salesforce premier training
      Other books, web resources, study groups

      This guide will point you to everything that you need to learn – you will need to spend some time configuring the org, and experimenting. This process can be accelerated with in person and other hands-on training approaches.

  41. Harleen MANN November 14, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    Just made the payment. excellent resource.

  42. Heidi Hopkins November 12, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Hi John,

    I just signed up for your site here, and have heard great things about it! I’m currently studying for the 201 exam, and am looking forward to using this to help me in my studying. I was wondering, do you update everything on here to comply with each release? I know the exam changes with the releases and want to make sure I’m using the right information. If so, are you updated for the Winter ’15, or still on Summer ’14?


    • JohnCoppedge November 21, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

      Working on the updates now – will have it updated shortly. Any materials not updated are referenced with links to release training in the final section to ensure you are covered.

  43. Preetha Ramarao September 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Where do i register for SF ADM201 exams?? I saw the dates in SF site but did not see a register link.


  44. Justin Jirkovsky July 23, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    Thanks for your site! I am new to Salesforce and am pretty hyped to dig into it an earn some certs. Any advice on where to start for my first exam?

  45. Liz John March 31, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Hi John,

    I have passed ADM 201 certification. Would like to take CON 201-Salesforce Consultant exam. Do you have a similar material for this?


    • Rafique Ahmed April 2, 2014 at 2:41 am #

      Hi Liz.
      I am planning to appear in exam of Adm 201. I am new in salesforce technology.
      can you send me updated dumps or study guide.


      • JohnCoppedge April 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

        Rafique – Please stop posting asking for content via email. If you continue, your account will be suspended permanently.

    • JohnCoppedge April 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Liz,

      I don’t have any other guides at this point, but I may in the future.

      Congrats on passing!!



  46. Sai kumar March 8, 2014 at 5:12 am #

    Hi John,

    Could you please let me know important topics to study for ADM 201 exam.


    • JohnCoppedge March 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      There isn’t an easy answer to this – I would recommend using the study guide from to weight where you spend time on each subject.

      I have considered adding a weighting to this site but it is not on the radar to be implemented any time soon.

  47. Manu Agrawal February 27, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Hi John,

    I am preparing for Salesforce Admin 201 certification and planning to go for exam on next week.
    Can you please let me know which part of this website help me most?


    • JohnCoppedge March 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      There isn’t an easy answer to this – I would recommend using the study guide from to weight where you spend time on each subject.

      I have considered adding a weighting to this site but it is not on the radar to be implemented any time soon.

  48. Merrily Neill January 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    It would help if you would specify that you only accept MasterCard or Visa.

    • JohnCoppedge January 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      The gateway should accept Amex and a few others as well… what did you try that didn’t work?

  49. kevin carothers January 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm #


    Do your materials cover questions about knowledge or KB?

    Also, how about communities or portals?


    • JohnCoppedge January 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      Yes – communities is discussed in the Sales and Service cloud sections. Knowledge is discussed in the Service Cloud section.

  50. Rajesh Nar January 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm #


    i am preparing for 401 exam, please advise if this website will help only for admins or it has help for 401 as well.


    • JohnCoppedge January 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

      There is probably a 70-80% overlap between the two; this site will help you prepare for DEV 401 – make sure to study the topics not covered in admin such as MVC, VF, etc.

      • Andrew Darwin January 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

        Hi John,

        Which parts of this will help most with the Dev 401 exam ? Do you plan to have a Dev 401 guide in the future ?

        Thank you,

        • JohnCoppedge January 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

          You’ll have to compare the study guides provided by salesforce to get an exact topic by topic feel for the overlap between the two. This guide should help with a significant portion of dev 401.

          I have no immediate plans to release dev 401, but that will be the next guide that I focus on given time.

  51. victoria kurth December 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I am a certified admin and want to do some studying for Advanced Admin.
    Is there training directed towards Advanced Admin

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  53. Shivanand Katagi November 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm #


    Just know signed this website. preparing for ADM201 and exam is in next month. Earlier I watched your youtube video’s and its very good and got good knowlede.


    • June 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      That’s very cool information to know. Because we need all the information and study guides available so that we can retain this information. Sometimes I think that I may have it down pat, and then once i go thru and exercise or am asked a question by my instructor I am brought back down to reality. I’m really appreciative of the information in these study guides because they help me to prepare for the big exam.

    • jnb March 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm #


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