How I Passed the Pardot Specialist exam!

As you understood from the title, I passed my Pardot Specialist exam!

It was the 3rd of the 5 Salesforce exams I passed on the same day, but I will be covering each one in a different blog post.

If you have used Pardot before, then great, you’re over half-way there! If you haven’t, don’t worry, you can still pass the exam. My tactic was to

  1. go through all the material that I could find on the Pardot Knowledge Base site, based on what was required for the Study Guide.
  2. Go through every video on the Pardot Specialist eLearning site

There is no official Salesforce Pardot course and the Premium Training videos are the same as those I provided the eLearning link for.

I hadn’t come across this whilst I was preparing for this exam, but since then, there are two guides that I would particularly recommend that can really help you get started:

  1. The Study Notes created by Ben Edwards
  2. This Succeed with Salesforce Blog post written by Mayank Srivastava

If you’ve already covered any learning material for the Pardot Consultant exam, don’t assume the same content will be covered. There is a lot of overlap, but think of it more like the Pardot Specialist being the Salesforce Admin of the Pardot platform, and the Pardot Consultant being close to the Sales/Service Cloud Consultant certifications.

I couldn’t believe my luck after passing both the Email Specialist and Social Specialist exams and I was able to use a lot of the Marketing principles and CAN-SPAM content the Email Specialist exam covered in the Social Specialist exam. Use the above content I provided and you too can pass the exam!

As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter

Next stop: Pardot Consultant…

Destination: Architect!

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