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Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


Whether you are a new Salesforce system administrator or have been managing Salesforce for some time, you probably know that a big part of the job is receiving and acting on requests from management or other Salesforce users to modify the system to meet the needs of the users and the company. The nature of Salesforce is such that there are almost always several ways to accomplish these types of modifications, so how will you know that you're taking the right approach and really providing the support that is needed?

By completing this course, you will identify information about the five native business processes every company can manage using Salesforce, regardless of the License Edition. You will also gain insight into each of the functional groups of users (Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, and Management), and you will establish patterns of critical thinking that can help you to ensure that you are indeed taking the right approach and providing the necessary support for each request you receive. Ultimately, completing this course enables you to be a vital resource for knowing how to configure the system in a manner that also allows the extraction of intelligence needed to measure and improve the company's key performance indicators.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will perform the basic skills required of a typical Salesforce system administrator.

You will:

  • Describe basic concepts related to Salesforce administration.
  • Set up an organization.
  • Manage user accounts.
  • Implement security controls.
  • Configure the Salesforce Classic user interface.
  • Support the Lightning Experience user interface.
  • Customize pages.
  • Manage Opportunities.
  • Implement additional Opportunity features.
  • Implement data validation and workflows.
  • Manage Leads.
  • Manage Accounts.
  • Manage Contacts.
  • Manage Campaigns.
  • Manage Cases.
  • Manage custom objects.
  • Manage data.
  • Configure views, reports, and dashboards.
  • Integrate and extend Salesforce.


Target Student:

This course is intended for individuals who need to manage instances of Salesforce Sales Cloud. Target students have Sales Cloud user skills and are often existing Sales, Administrative, or Operations support employees, IT employees who are given the additional responsibilities of system administration, or external consultants who have been engaged to provide administrative support for an organization.

This course can also be an important component of preparing for the Salesforce Certified Administrator exam for students who are seeking the Salesforce Certified Administrator certification.


To ensure your success, you will need experience in using Salesforce Sales Cloud, including the use of the Lightning Experience user interface. To meet this prerequisite, you can take the following course:

  • Sales Cloud for Sales Representatives


Experience with using the Salesforce1 mobile app on iOS or Android devices will be helpful but is not required.

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need a laptop computer with the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • CD or DVD drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1,024 x 768 resolution monitor to properly display all features
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen



Each computer will need to have Microsoft Windows 10 installed, at least one web browser, and Internet access.

Supported browsers for Salesforce depend on what UI is being used. To be able to present concepts for and use Lightning Experience during class, you will need to provide one of the following browsers and note the specified restrictions or configuration recommendations:

  • Microsoft Edge

    There are some restrictions associated with using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10; see the Supported Browsers for Lightning Experience section of the Winter '17 Release Notes.

    In addition, the Data Import Wizard might not work as expected if you use Microsoft Edge. Be sure to test each activity in the browsers you intend to use to ensure learners will experience the intended results.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

    Support for using Internet Explorer 11 to access Lightning Experience is retiring; see the Supported Browsers for Lightning Experience section of the Winter '17 Release Notes.

  • Apple Safari 8.x and 9.x on Mac OS X

    There are no additional configuration recommendations for Safari on OS X. However, Safari is not supported for Salesforce CRM Call Center built with CTI Toolkit versions earlier than 4.0 or for Salesforce Wave Analytics.

  • Most recent stable version of Mozilla Firefox makes every effort to test and support the most recent version of Firefox. For configuration recommendations, see the Configuring Firefox section in the Salesforce Help documentation.

  • Most recent stable version of Google Chrome

    Google Chrome applies updates automatically. makes every effort to test and support the most recent version. There are no additional configuration recommendations for Google Chrome.

    This course was developed and tested using Google Chrome.
  • Latest stable version of Google Chromium

    The latest stable version of Google Chromium is supported. There are no additional configuration recommendations for Google Chromium.

If you use older versions of any of these browsers, the activities designed for the Lightning Experience UI might not be keyable.


For all browsers:

  • Enable JavaScript, cookies, and TLS 1.2.
  • Allow pop-ups from secure sites.
  • For Mac OS X users on Apple Safari or Google Chrome, make sure that the OS X system setting Show scroll bars is set to Always.
  • Some third-party web browser plug-ins and extensions can interfere with Chatter functionality. If you experience malfunctions or inconsistent behavior with Chatter, disable the web browser's plug-ins and extensions and try again.


You will also need to install Microsoft Office Excel 2013 or 2016 (for students to be able to view the downloaded setup audit trail file, and to work with import and export files) and Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 or 2016 (to configure and implement Salesforce for Outlook).

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Salesforce Administration

Topic A: The Salesforce Data Model

Topic B: SMART Administration Principles

Lesson 2: Setting Up an Organization

Topic A: Manage the Company Profile

Topic B: Configure Organizational Settings

Lesson 3: Managing User Accounts

Topic A: Create User Accounts

Topic B: Manage Users

Lesson 4: Implementing Security Controls

Topic A: Salesforce Security Essentials

Topic B: Configure Profiles

Topic C: Establish Organization-Wide Sharing Defaults

Topic D: Configure Roles

Topic E: Create Sharing Rules

Topic F: Perform a Health Check

Lesson 5: Configuring the Salesforce Classic User Interface

Topic A: Configure User Interface Settings

Topic B: Customize the Home Page in Salesforce Classic

Topic C: Configure Search in Salesforce Classic

Lesson 6: Supporting the Lightning Experience User Interface

Topic A: Implement Lightning Experience

Topic B: Customize Lightning Experience Home Pages

Lesson 7: Customizing Pages

Topic A: Create Page Layouts in Salesforce Classic

Topic B: Customize Record Pages in Lightning Experience

Lesson 8: Introduction to Opportunity Management

Topic A: Opportunity Management Essentials

Topic B: Design and Implement Opportunity Fields

Topic C: Design and Implement Opportunity Stages

Topic D: Design and Implement Opportunity Contact Roles

Topic E: Design and Create Opportunity Record Types

Lesson 9: Implementing Additional Opportunity Features

Topic A: Implement and Maintain Opportunity Products and Price Books

Topic B: Implement the Similar Opportunities Function

Topic C: Implement Opportunity Teams

Topic D: Create a Big Deal Alert

Lesson 10: Implementing Data Validation and Workflows

Topic A: Create and Test Validation Rules

Topic B: Create and Test Workflows

Lesson 11: Managing Leads

Topic A: Lead Management Essentials

Topic B: Design and Implement Lead Fields

Topic C: Design and Implement Custom Lead Sources

Topic D: Design and Implement Web-to-Lead Forms

Topic E: Design and Implement Lead Assignment Rules

Lesson 12: Managing Accounts

Topic A: Design an Account Management Model

Topic B: Implement an Account Management Model

Lesson 13: Managing Contacts

Topic A: Design a Contact Management Strategy

Topic B: Implement a Contact Management Strategy

Lesson 14: Managing Campaigns

Topic A: Prepare for Campaign Management

Topic B: Administer a Campaign Management Strategy

Lesson 15: Managing Cases

Topic A: Case Management Essentials

Topic B: Design and Implement Case Fields

Topic C: Design and Implement Case Origins

Topic D: Automate Case Management

Lesson 16: Providing Apps and Custom Objects

Topic A: Supply Apps in Salesforce Classic

Topic B: Supply Apps in Lightning Experience

Lesson 17: Managing Data

Topic A: Data Management Essentials

Topic B: Import and Update Data

Topic C: Back Up and Restore Data

Lesson 18: Configuring Views, Reports, and Dashboards

Topic A: Create Views

Topic B: Create and Manage Reports

Topic C: Create and Manage Dashboards

Lesson 19: Integrating and Extending Salesforce

Topic A: Integrate Salesforce and Outlook

Topic B: Implement Salesforce1

Topic C: Implement SalesforceA

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