Author: Peggy Schael | Salesforce Trainer | WeLearnSalesforce
Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Exam News
Trailhead by Salesforce have not only switched their certification exams over to the Winter ’22 Release, they have also updated the exam outline of the Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator Exam Guide.
First up: NO NEED TO FREAK OUT! If you have booked your cert exam or you are planning to register, please know that the majority of topics have not changed. We have summarized all important updates for you. Plus, you will find links to topics you may not yet be familiar with so you can study up in no time.
As for the most part of the new exam outline, you will find changes around wording, structure and then a few additional topics. HOWEVER, as with every release cycle, you need to be familiar with the relevant Release Notes anyways. Some of the new topics are now considered baseline knowledge and as an Advanced Administrator, you will likely have heard of most of them already.
What is changing? 🤔
Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Exam Topics & Weighting
10 Exam Topics have been re-grouped into 7 Exam Topics. The weighting has increased significantly on the following topics:
- Objects & Applications -> increased by 8%
- Auditing & Monitoring -> increased by 4%
- Process Automation -> increased by 7%
Other topics have either not changed or have been decreased:
- Security & Access -> no change
- Sales Cloud / Service Cloud -> combined and decreased by 9%
- Data Management / Analytics Management -> combined and decreased by 7 %
- Environment Management & Deployment (formerly Change Management) -> decreased by 3%
Many exam objectives from the original 10 exam topics are the same. Some topics have simply been moved to another section, reworded or extended to cover more complex scenarios.
A few new topics have been added, however nothing dramatic you wouldn’t already have come across as an Advanced Administrator. These topics are:
Security & Access
Objects & Applications
Auditing & Monitoring
- Business/legal/compliance use case in production and sandbox environments
- Review and troubleshoot security settings including pending updates that may change system access
Data & Analytics Management
The following exam objectives are being removed entirely:
- Salesforce Experience Cloud Security Settings
- Salesforce Content
Mapping Table of New to Current Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Exam Outline
Our Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Course follows the current exam outline of 10 exam topics. This means the course contents you need to prepare for the certification exam still cover the majority of relevant exam topics, including the main part of the above-listed topics. We’ll be adding the few remaining topics very shortly.
Here’s an overview of how our course curriculum (a.k.a. exam outline) matches with the New Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator Exam Outline.
|NEW SALESFORCE ADVANCED ADMINISTRATOR EXAM GUIDE||OLD SALESFORCE ADVANCED ADMINISTRATOR EXAM GUIDE|
|Security & Access (20%)||Security & Access (20%)|
|Objects & Applications (19%)||Extending Custom Objects and Applications (8%)|
|Auditing & Monitoring (10%)||Auditing & Monitoring (6%)|
|Cloud Applications (11%)||Sales Cloud Applications (10%)|
Service Cloud Applications (10%)
|Data & Analytics Mgmt (13%)||Data Management (10%)|
Analytics – Reports & Dashboards (10%)
|Environment Management & Deployment (7%)||Change Management (10%)|
|Process Automation (20%)||Process Automation (13%)|
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