Salesforce Administrator Certification Guide – [5/8] – Download Full Guide Here
In this fifth of my eight-part certification guide, I will give you the run-down of what to consider before you choose between an Online or Onsite Exam. And I will share the link where you need to go to finally register for the exam. Trailhead is hiding this link a bit too well (probably not on purpose).
Know Your Test-Taker Style
The certification exam can be taken either Online from a location you choose or Onsite from a Kryterion-sponsored Testing Center.
It’s important to understand the main differences so you can decide which test-taking style you feel more comfortable with. Here are the key differences:
Take the Salesforce Exam – ONLINE:
- Take the exam remotely from your own personal or work computer
- Proctored through a webcam
- Requires external webcam
- Requires installation of Sentinel Secure software
- No scratch paper allowed during exam
Read the official instructions carefully so your computer and exam location are prepared correctly:
Take the Salesforce Exam – ONSITE:
- Take exam from a Kryterion-sponsored Testing Center. There are many to choose from worldwide, so you can schedule your exam with a testing center that is closest to you
- Proctored through cameras set up in testing room
- Everything is ready for you, no need to worry about technical setup and installations
- You are provided with scratch paper
There are a few items to bring to the testing center for check-in purposes, so read the instructions carefully to be prepared:
Register for a Salesforce Certification Exam
You will need to sign in at www.webassessor.com/salesforce.
If you have never registered for an exam with this site before, you will need to create an account first.
On the homepage, you will find all relevant information about Online and Onsite exams and how to schedule your exam.
Follow the instructions provided to you on both Webassessor as well as Trailhead: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/help?article=Scheduling-an-Exam
The Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam does come at a cost of US$200 plus applicable taxes per local law. The Retake fee is US$100 plus applicable taxes.
Always check against the Official Salesforce Administrator Exam Guide for the latest updates on the release cycle, costs and other requirements.
Don’t Freak Out!
The date is set and now it’s countdown time. BUT don’t stress out. If you have prepared yourself well with the steps I have described earlier, you are good to go.
In the next article, we will take a look at the steps you can take to calm your mind and increase your confidence towards your exam day.