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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Salesforce Administrator Training (ADM-201) Self Start Guide

This blog is moved to http://rupeshdesai.com/2011/07/27/salesforce-administrator-training-adm-201-self-start-guide/


Thank You.

90 comments:

  1. Nice! So you'r taking a serious dive in salesforce.
    Keep this blog up, I'm pretty sure it'll be helpful for many. I'll be sitting with you sometime soon to learn its power.

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  2. Hello Rupesh,

    Thanks a lot for the nice blog you have put up to help others like me. I would like to bring to your notice that the link to download the training guide is not working. I need the training guide. can you please put up a working link for download.

    keep up the good work...much appreciated.

    thanks,
    Mandeep

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  3. Hi Mandeep,

    I have uploaded the document to Google Docs. You can access it from here https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Bx129Dl7GF-8ZmZkYzc4MDMtMDE3Zi00Zjc4LWE0OGItNTNlN2Y0NTlmMTRi&hl=en&authkey=CJWS9oYM

    FYI, this is the same link posted on the blog and I see that more than 15 people have downloaded since yesterday. I believe the server may be down when you were trying to access it. I definitely cannot email this document to anyone as it is 90MB. Do you have any other suggestion on where I can post this document.

    Rupesh

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  4. Thanks Rupesh,

    I downloaded successfully this time. I have one question though. Do you recommend taking up the training program from salesforce by paying that much of amount? Or can someone just pass the ADM201 certification by following the training guide provided by you and then taking up the quizes? what do you suggest?

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  5. It really depends on an individual. I personally feel that you can pass the ADM 201 test without taking the training classes.

    To check your progress I strongly recommend you going through the quizzes and making sure that you are getting a passing grade by the third attempt.

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  6. Hey Rupesh, do you know where I can find the answers for the reviews provided at the end of each chapter of the training guide? some are obvious but when in doubt where to look for the correct answer.
    Thanks.

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  7. Mandeep, the answers are not provided in the book. I am not sure where to find the answer for the same. I think it would be a good idea to discuss those questions here and get help from the community itself.

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  9. One more thing is that does the quiz has the updated information from salesforce. I mean are the questions and answers based on the latest release of salesforce crm and if not till when it has been updated. Please bear with me as I am testing my confidence from the quiz, I need to know. Thanks.

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  10. Hi Mandeep,

    Thank you for pointing out the information. All the quiz questions are still relevant as these are some of the core fundamental questions. These questions were last updated in July of 2009 and I have not updated it since then. However I know that Salesforce.com's official Quiz has not been updated since 12/1/2008.

    These quizzes are definitely helpful tool for you to test your understanding of Salesforce.com. But these quizzes doesn't encompass all of Salesforce.com's functionality. As stated in my Blog instructions, studying the last two releases is as important as these quizzes.

    I am not good with using analogies but i will try one anyways. The questions within the ADM201 quiz are like brick and mortar of the building. New releases are usually like interior and furniture mostly. Very rarely we see significant structural changes.

    But i will put it on my calendar to review the questions after every release. Thanks you for your feedback.

    Hope this helps.

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  11. I just took and passed the exam today. Thanks for the resources you provide here. I found your Quick Reference Guide to be very useful while cramming the last hour or so prior to the test.

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  12. Hi Sandip,

    Congrats for cracking the exam.
    Can you please share ur experience and the questions asked.
    I also want to know if the questions were only on the syllabus in study guide or also included Chatter and other advanced topics?

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  13. Hi Sonia, to my knowledge chatter and other topic may be asked. I am not sure if they are significant part of the test. This test is to test the Administrators on the core fundamentals of the application. Chatter is a growing "widget" of the application

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  14. Hi Rupesh.

    Wonderful job , creating this Blog ,
    Really splendid ..

    I have a question: i am already Dev 401 certified .
    So would it be a good idea to go for ADM 201 .
    i want to go for DEV 501 but i am unable to find any documentation on DEV 501 .
    What should i do ???
    PLz reply
    my id : mohit.address@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks Rupesh, much appreciate this information!

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  16. Rupesh, thanks for ADM-201 post. Do you post development ADM-401 one too. could you upload ADM-401 Study material.

    thank you.

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  17. Hello Rupesh, do you have the last version of this document, for the Winter 11? also the Dev 401?
    thanks in advance

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  18. I don't have the latest version of the document.

    Rupesh

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  19. Hi Rupesh, Can you give me study details and documents for Dev 401 ? I will really appreciate that

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  20. I don't have the material for any other test at this moment.

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  21. Hi Rupesh

    I am from Delhi - India, had started my carrier in 1993 with DBase III + & FoxBase and later on done development on FoxPro, Visual Foxpro etc and this continued till 2003, after that I am working as team leader but not having much knowledge on latest technology like .net, C#, XML etc.

    I am looking forward to be trained on Salesforce, pls advise

    1. which course is available in India?
    2. Should I go for Developer or Admin or Consultants
    3. How to move for the same?

    Thanks a lot

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  22. Hi Manoj,

    The developer, administrator and consultant level courses are all directed towards a specific role that one might want to play in providing a solution for Salesforce.com.

    The Admin track is meant for people who want to learn the capabilities of the platform - out of the box. An Administrator can setup and configure the Salesforce application without using any programming. One can simply build a complete application using out of the box functionality & without writing a single line of code.

    The consultant track is meant for ones people who are ready to take a deep dive in gathering business requirements and documenting them in a way that will help Salesforce admins and devs to implement the solution. The art of articulating the business process in the language of Salesforce is what consultant spend most of their time. They have a good knowledge about Salesforce architecture at a very high level. (There is very limited scope I believe for consultants in India as most of the heavy lifting of defining processes is done outside of the Indian borders).

    The developers track is for people who may or may not need detailed background about the OOB infrastructure. The developers usually are brought in for more complex business process implementation such as Integration with other legacy systems or building functionality that is not possible using OOB fucntions. The development track is for people who love to code.

    I can't answer what track you should choose for your career path. It really depends on your interest. As I mentioned earlier, the consultant track may be a better suit for business consultants that work outside our country borders. Developer and Administrator tracks are both very interesting and have a great potential for the future. In fact cloud computing has been soaring since last few years so this is the perfect time to get in.

    Unfortunately I don't have training material for all tracks but I would strongly recommend to find it if you can get your hands on it. I think the training guide is more than sufficient to prepare you for the exams.

    Hope this is helpful!

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  23. Hi Rupesh

    Thanks a lot for your great help.

    Just one more query - Is the pre-requisite in terms of knowledge of programming language for Developer track in Salesforce

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  24. The resources look great .. Thanks!! can someone tell me how many days of comprehensive study was required to clear ADM201.

    Thanks

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  25. Hi Rupesh

    Is it possible to download files for the online courses available at

    http://www.salesforce.com/in/services-training/training_certification/online/

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  26. I Have DEV 401 Force.com Developer certification manual & ADM 201.Each Costs $300.00If interested please contact me ananch10@gmail.com

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    1. Probably you would have noticed people are nicely trying to be helpful here and sharing the knowledge...Shame that you did'nt even think before posting this shit..

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  27. Hi Sunitha,

    I know you want to sell your manuals. However I want to inform the readers that I don't endorse Sunitha. I am fine with you posting this comment here.

    Thanks,

    Rupesh

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  28. I am Salesforce consultant in Melbourne, Australia. Rupesh You have done great work compiling all material along with your personnel notes.

    You have not only give the materials but also share your experiences, tips on the Exam preparations.

    You are mentor for so many SFA aspirants.
    Keep the good work. Hats off to your noble thought to share with us all.

    Good on U mate.

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  29. hii Rupish;
    God support & your student guide are the only reason for me to pass ADM201 exam.thank you very much for your effort.
    second i ask if you have note or student guide for passing CON201 as this certificate required from my company and we are in bad need to have one consultant in the company.

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  30. kindly consider my little budget so i couldn't attend SF expensive on demand courses

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  31. I think I have the Consultant 201 study material somewhere. I will dig into it and get post it on the blog. Again, the material here is Free.
    I will appreciate if you can simply post your feedback after taking the exam so others can benefit out of the same. I will let you know once I get the material.

    Thanks,

    Rupesh

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  32. Hafez Here you go
    Consultant training part 1 guide https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0Bx129Dl7GF-8Mzc1ZjM5M2ItZDI0Yy00MWRlLTg5ZDAtYmU5MWEyMGU3MTg0&hl=en&authkey=CKbg5pkN

    Consultant training part 2 guide https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0Bx129Dl7GF-8NTA4ZmM5NmMtMjU1Yi00MTA3LTkwYmYtMzc0NmQ1YTFlOGEz&hl=en&authkey=CI_I3YwM

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,

    Rupesh

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    2. Thanks a lot Rupesh for these links above...These are for 2 CON certification i guess...I have cleared 401 and 201 recently and now preparing for Advance admin 301(211)...Do you have a Salesforce Training material for this? It would be great to get hold of it...Many Thanks and Salute to you for just a great help and guidence you provide to so many ..and making professionals..Great!!

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  33. Hi Rupesh,

    With your permission I would like to post this Manual for Sale.

    I have DEV 401 Force.com Study Manual.
    Can send you a sample copies.
    Cost: $300.00 USD / Rs.13,000.00 INR
    If interested please contact me ananch10@gmail.com

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  34. Hi Anand,

    As I stated earlier this blog is intended to serve as a free platform meant for Salesforce aspirants to prepare for the tests.

    I am ok for you to sell your manual if the blog readers contact you directly. This blog has no intention to sell or directly promote selling of such information.

    You can post your sample as a response to your own comment.

    Rupesh

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  35. Thanks alot Rupesh i have download the Con student guide and i will update you when i take the exam kondly if you have questions like the one you were prepared in ADM 201 to study it before going to the exam CON 201, let me tell you the truth these questions were very helpful and most of it i find in the exam.
    thank again

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  36. BTW i meant by little budget if you recommend for me the online course from sales force not seeling the matrial for me i know very will that your blog help SF aspirant to pass the exam as free as possible
    also Hafez is my dad name :d

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  37. Hi Hanaa,

    I think the Consultant exam is more of understanding the business process and aligning it with the tool. If you have project management experience then you should be ok. I am not sure who teaches these courses online.

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  38. I have a question about the Sample Exam for Admin. Question 4 is:
    Time-dependent workflow will not work with which type of workflow evaluation criteria?
    A. Only when a Record is created
    B. Every time a Record is created or edited
    C. Every kind of workflow evaluation criteria
    D. When a Record is edited and it didn’t previously meet the rule criteria

    They say the answer is B but that does not seem correct... that is an option with Time Dependent work flow records...
    Am I missing something?

    Thanks, you have a great resource here.
    MK

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  39. The time-dependent workflow option is disabled when you choose option B while creating the workflow rule.

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  40. Hi Rupesh,
    Nice to see this blog.I am planing to give DEV 201 exam. Can you provide me the Training guide and refrence guide for DEV201 as for the ADM201 exam?. So that would be usefull for me.

    Many Thanks
    Satheeskumar I

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  41. I Have DEV 401 Force.com Developer certification manual & ADM 201.
    Each Costs $300.00If interested please contact me ananch10@gmail.com

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  42. Hi Satheeskumar.
    I have DEV 401 Force.com Study Manual.
    Can send you a sample copies.
    Cost: $300.00 USD
    If interested please contact me ananch10@gmail.com

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  43. Hi Rupesh,

    I have to undergo ADM 201 certification in 2 weeks time. I have started with your training guide & plan to take the quizzes too. If you have some more sample questions, please share as it can be additional bonus.
    Also, @ others please share your 1st hand experiences in terms of the Qs that are appearing in ADM 201 of late.

    Many Thanks !!!
    RoHiT

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  44. Hi All,

    These are the few questions which iam Struck.

    Could some one give some feed back about the answers.

    1> How long to recover deleted data, assuming recycle bin limit has not been reached ?
    a>60 days
    b>45 days
    c>100 days
    d>Not recover

    2> Which attributes can be used when matching similar opportunities ?
    a>Sales team Member
    b>Custom Opportunity related list
    c>Opportunity fields
    d>Stand Opportunity related list

    3> When an active Custom Validation rules evaluated ?
    a>When feed back to the end user is not required
    b>When there are no errors in Standard value
    c>When Page layout contains no required field
    d>Inline editing has been enabled in the Org

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  45. GK. Do you have the ADM 201 guide? I think you can find the answers in the guide.

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  46. Hi Rupesh. Excellent blog which I accidentally stubbled across!

    I have followed the link ( https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Bx129Dl7GF-8ZmZkYzc4MDMtMDE3Zi00Zjc4LWE0OGItNTNlN2Y0NTlmMTRi&hl=en&authkey=CJWS9oYM) to the adm201 courseware but google docs does not return anything except the two consulting pdf's. Can you kindly send me or respond with a direct link so that I can download it. Also can you kindly tell me what edition it is from. Many thanks.

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  47. Hi Rupesh,

    I am SAP Basis Admin and I want to move to Sales force Administration. If I learn salesforce administration will it fetch.

    How about Advanced Administration (ADM301).

    Can you upload any PDF on this.

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  48. Some people in this bog are really trying to sell their material..one thing i sure saw from the mails is the email address is not changing..i really hate that f****ng weirdo...this is not a business blog A**.
    Sorry for the inappropriate language..anyways the guy who maintain this site is legend and i sincerely appreciate his effort

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  49. Hi guys

    I would like to learn Salesforce Admin, iam a BBM graduate and have 8 years of sales and marketing experience. is salesforce is suitable to my carrier or not. Please guide me friends. I want to move from sales to IT (ERP or CRM ).
    Thanks

    Ravikanth,

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  50. Hi Rupesh,
    Please post the previous questions

    Thanks,
    Kiran

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  51. hi rupesh,
    i wanted take ADM301 certification and want to know the cost for it in indian rupees. can u please help me out

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  52. Hi Rupesh

    can you please upload & send me link to download ADM 301 advance admin essentails notes/pdf

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  53. Hi rupesh,
    tried giving the ADM 201 twice.. no luck :( ... maybe the way im studying is not right... any suggestions/tips on how to go about this?...

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  54. hi rupesh ,
    could you plz tel me the diff btw ADM 201,ADM 301 & ADM 401?

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    1. @guna

      Maybe this link
      http://www.salesforce.com/services-training/training_certification/
      gives you the information you need...

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  55. I am giving ADM 201 in few days. Need ADM 201 docs. can you please upload & send me link to download ADM 201. you can send me on viprsh1@hotmail.com.
    Thanks in advance.

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  56. Hi , i am interest to learn sales admin... do you have any videos

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  57. Hi Rupesh,

    I am an aspiring Salesforce consultant. I stumbled across your blog accidently and found the guides. They are extremely helpful.

    Thank You.
    Regards
    ST

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  58. can any one suggest me any institute for sales force training in gurgaon..

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  59. plz anyone suggest me any sales force training institute in gurgaon.......my email id is= sonitarun088@gmail.com

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  60. Any one have DEV 401 Documtents or PDF ? If please send it to me beig.cts@gmail.com

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  61. For DEV401 check out my blog http://sfdccertifications.blogspot.com/2012/08/welcome.html .
    I have consolidated all the possible DEV401 resources in one place.All the Best!!

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  62. Hi Rupesh, do you or anyone have ADM 201 pdf slides for 2011 or 2012, if yes, please send me the link to sah295@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  63. Hi Rupesh,

    Just saw your blog. Appreciate your efforts for helping aspirants for achieving Salesforce Certifications.

    BTW I am in requirement of AdM 201 study material(student guide) etc. for preparations ,but was not successful. Ca you help . Please share the link or email me directly.

    Thanks,

    Abhi
    abhinav.8449@gmail.com

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  64. Hello Rupesh,

    Would you be able to assist with study material for ADM 201. I would like to take the exam in November.

    Please email me on rnayak@live.com

    Regards
    Rakesh

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  65. Hi Rupesh,

    Could you please also send ADM201 study materials to d_senjaliya@yahoo.com that would be really appreciated.

    thanks

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  66. Hi Rupesh, Floks,

    I am looking for ADM201 Certification.
    can you share the updated study material on my id. rajan.mithani@hotmail.com

    Thanks in Advance for the support !!
    great Blog !!!
    Regards
    Rajan

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  67. Thanks for sharing this useful info. Keep updating same way.
    Regards,AshishSales Training

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  68. HI Rupesh,

    Thanks for the Blog

    I own cloud solution(modular & ERP **NOT salesforce, some other solutions on cloud**) selling experience and want to go for functional consultant role. Is my decision appropriate or is there something important I am missing ?

    Kindly reply

    Thanks
    Kiran

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  69. Hi Rupesh,
    This blog is very informative. Thanks for starting it. Would you be able to send me the study guide or any info that will be helpful for Admin 201 cert.? Please send it to my email - amanohar127@gmail.com

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  70. Hi Rupesh,
    Great blog. Would anyone be able to send me the study guide or any info that will be helpful for Admin 201 cert.? Please send it to my email - axburr@gmail.com

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  71. Hi Rupesh,
    Great blog. Would anyone be able to send me the study guide or any info that will be helpful for Admin 201 cert.? Please send it to my email -ipraveenb@gmail.com

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    1. Hi,
      Did you manage to get hold of the study guide for ADM 201? can you please share at amanohar127@gmail.com?
      Thanks.

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  72. Its a nice effort by you. We would also like to take this opportunity to Introduce ourselves.

    For all your Salesforce Training Needs.

    http://www.greenforce.co.nr

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  73. Hi Rupesh,

    Do you have latest ADM 201 study guide, so that I can prepare for certification with help of latest study guide.I have spring 2009 study guide but i need latest one. Can you please help me regarding this. I will appreciate if you would like to help me.

    my mail_id is chetan.savant54@gmail.com

    Thanks & Regards,
    Chetan.

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  74. Hi any one have a latest ADM 201 study guide or Q&A, Pls send to my mail : kltprasanna@gmail.com

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  75. Hello
    As any one has the latest ADM 201 study material and Q& A.
    Pls send it to my email.
    mewadaconsultants@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Regards

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  76. hello can anyone send me the latest ADM 201 study material
    aj_soumy@yahoo.com

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  77. hello can anyone send me the latest ADM 201 study material

    cheteuk@gmail.com

    Thanks a lot!!

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  78. This is sooo exciting! I love your blog and check it every day.the blog has grown so much information to salesforce help.

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  79. Anyboody has got Salesforce 211 training guide please?aryan.kshatri@gmail.com

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    1. I mean 301...Advanced administration...Many Thanks

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  80. hello can anyone send me the latest ADM 201 study material
    dimiemail@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

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  81. Can you please send me the Admin 201 Study Material to paolacedeno@icloud.com I would like to take the test before December 2013.

    thank you

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  82. This blog has moved to
    http://rupeshdesaidotcom.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/salesforce-administrator-training-adm-201-self-start-guide/

    But... last comment is about 2012 =(

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  83. Thanks for sharing very informative information. We all appreciate with this blog post and it is very helpful for those that want to make their career in Information technology.

    Keep up sharing...


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