Salesforce Associate Practice Exams

3 full length + 4 topic level Salesforce Associate practice exams.

Christine Marshall · December 5, 2022

Practice makes perfect and Salesforce exams are notoriously tricky. That’s why we’ve created our practice exam pack to help you prepare, test your knowledge and gain confidence.

Here are some of my top tips to keep in mind when studying for and taking the exam – use them during these practice exams to get comfortable using them so you can stay calm when exam day arrives!

Focus on the Big Topics

Taking the Salesforce Associate exam is not just about getting certified. Studying for the exam is about gaining foundational knowledge that will prepare you for a successful career in the Salesforce ecosystem. This means it’s important to study all the topics and hone your skills. That said, be sure to pay special attention to the big topics with the highest weightings as you can expect a lot more questions on these.

Pay Attention to the Question and Read It Twice

When taking the exam, pay particular attention to the question, and read it through a few times. For the scenario-based questions, there will be clues in the answer that provide hints to the correct answer. Keep an eye out for keywords that would eliminate certain answers.

If you are taking the test onsite, you can use the pencil and paper provided to draw out a data schema, role hierarchy, or any other diagram that will help you visualize the answer.

Read Every Answer Twice

You should read every answer carefully and at least twice. It can be easy to skim the answers and accidentally choose the wrong answer because they look similar. 

Eliminate the Obviously Wrong Answers

When deciding on the answer, be sure to use the process of elimination to get rid of the answers that are definitely incorrect. Salesforce likes to throw in answers that are made-up features or just plain incorrect. They also like to throw in curveballs, such as features that appear to be correct but aren’t best practices. 

You can often disqualify these by focusing on standard Salesforce features that accomplish a task. For example, you could build a custom approval process with Process Builder, but why do this when there is the standard Approval Process feature available?

Mark for Review

You have a great tool at your disposal, the “Mark for review” feature. On each question, you will have a checkbox that you can mark so you can come back to the question easily later. This is great if you cannot think of an answer right at that moment, or if you are unsure about your answer. We also include this feature in our practice exams!

Look for Clues That Might Help Answer Earlier Questions

As you move through the exam, you might come across questions and answers that help you identify the correct answer to an earlier question! 

Try to Go Through the Full Exam Twice

Keep the momentum going on your first pass through the exam – don’t dawdle over questions you have no idea about and use the “Mark for review” feature heavily, then move on to the next question. This should allow enough time for you to go through the exam a second time. 

Stick With Your First Answer

If in doubt, stick with your initial answer. With the limited time available to you, if you don’t feel any more confident on your second pass through the exam, then stick with your original answer and move on. 

Use All Your Time

If you follow these tips there’s no chance you won’t use all the time! Give yourself the greatest chance of success by carefully reading each question and answer and going through the exam twice.

Focus Your Studies Using Section-Level Scoring

At the end of each full practice exam, we provide section-level scoring. Pay attention to the areas you are scoring poorly (or lower than you would like) and focus your studies here.

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About Instructor

Christine Marshall

Christine is the Salesforce Evangelist at Salesforce Ben. She is a 7 x certified Salesforce MVP, regular speaker at Salesforce events, and leads the Bristol Salesforce Admin group.

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  1. As a totally new trailblazer looking for resources in order to prepare for Associate and Admininistrator certifications, this is pure gold.

    Thanks a lot for the work accomplished to deliver this course Christine !

  2. Hi! I’m fairly new to Salesforce. What would be the some benefits in taking the Associate Certification if it is not a prerequisite to the Admin Certification? By the way, thank you for these practice exam questions. I really appreciate it! More power to you all!

  3. Thank you Christine – that was very helpful!
    I’m confident I’ll be able to pass the exam on March 31st.
    The associate certification is a great idea – will give me something substantive with which to begin my job search while I move on to the admin cert… ( 8>{D ]

    1. In my experience, the Associate is much easier. However, there are additional topics that may need to be learned such as the ecosystem and the various products and when to use them.