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Salesforce Pardot Email Specialist Certification

Pardot Specialist Exam

Being up to date in the world of CRM today means being on the cutting edge of Salesforce, a CRM application platform that allows us to connect with our customers in a different way.

Within Salesforce we find different applications depending on the department that will be using it. This time I’m going to talk to you about Pardot, a platform that offers powerful marketing automation to help the marketing and sales teams find and nurture our best prospects and close more deals. If you want to get started with Pardot, I recommend that you read the post Pardot, the B2B automation tool. Moreover, it is a tool that will allow us to control 100% how many users we are leaving a cookie with, how many have entered the system thanks to our marketing actions, how many are ready to buy from us and we pass them on to sales to manage them, how many have received an offer from the sales team or how many opportunities we have won and it even allows us to generate recruitment and loyalty journeys, etc. In short, it allows us to activate, measure and share with our teams all our “Inbound Marketing” from recruitment, to turning prospects into brand ambassadors, to loyalty.

Now that we know what it is and we are interested in knowing more, we will have to get certified on this platform to get the most out of it and bring value to our company. That’s why in this post I’m going to talk to you about how to take the Pardot Email Specialist exam and try to solve all your doubts, as I already told you in this post about Salesforce Certifications.

Currently there are 2 types of exams, Pardot Consultant and Pardot Email Specialist.

The Pardot Email Specialist certification focuses on gaining a broad knowledge of the tools and features within the Pardot platform and is geared towards the end users. In contrast, the Consultant certification focuses more on implementation. This time I will focus on talking to you about Email Specialist.

Who is this certification for?

The Salesforce Pardot Email Specialist credential is geared toward individuals who want to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing and building marketing campaigns within Pardot. 

The first thing we will have to do is know the Exam Guide to know what the content and agenda are.

Likewise, the following online resources are some recommendations that I believe will help guide you as you prepare and facilitate the study:

About the Pardot Email Specialist exam

You will wonder what the exam consists of. So that you have a general idea of ​​the structure and requirements they request:

  • Content: 60 multiple choice / multiple choice questions
  • Time allotted to complete the exam: 90 minutes
  • Passing score: 72% or what is the same 43 correct answers
  • Language: English
  • Registration fee: USD 200, plus applicable taxes as required by local law
  • Recovery fee USD 100, plus applicable taxes as required by local law
  • Delivery Options – Proctored exam delivered on-site at a test center or in an online proctored environment.
  • References: Before I started organizing my exam and the plan that I was going to take for the weeks leading up to certification, I had no prior experience using Pardot. Fortunately, all the material we need to pass the exam is available online for free.
  • Prerequisite : Not required.

Exam outline

Now that we know what they are going to ask us, where do we start?

First of all, to begin we must visit the home page of the exams . Here you will find the basic information about the exam, the registration form and, of course, the study guide. You will also have access to support modules that reflect the points of the study guide, each section includes E-Learning modules, knowledge base articles (supporting information) and videos (mini videos to support learning). The E-learning modules are definitely a prerequisite for taking the exam and cover almost everything, the videos and knowledge base articles are great for clearing up any doubts we may not have understood. I would also recommend writing notes while watching the videos to refer to later.

In addition to the large amount of material we have, Pardot offers us an environment for frequently asked questions. 

This guide is a summary of the exam with topics to be covered and the weight of each topic. The higher the weight, the more questions will generally be asked about the topic

  • Visitors and Prospects: 8%
  • Administration: 11%
  • Pardot Forms, Form Controller, and Landing Pages: 20%
  • Client Management: 24%
  • Email Marketing: 20%
  • Engagement study: 17%

Study guide

You already know what are the topics that are going to be covered in the exam, so so that you have in a more detailed way point by point what they are going to ask you, I make your life easier with this complete guide of all the content you will need.







Question example

You may be curious to know what kind of questions they can ask you, as I already mentioned above, the exam is done in English.

What is the primary reason for using a form handler?

a) To take advantage of progressive profiling

b) To use enable Captcha on the form

c) To integrate Pardot with a pre-existing website form.

d) To include custom CSS styling

Correct answer: C

You have been asked to create a form that gathers information from prospects. This information should be available in Pardot as well as a custom build community site. How would you achieve this? [Choose one answer]

a) Create a Pardot form and via completion actions submit the details to the community site.

b) Create a website form that submits the details to the community site and integrate it with a Pardot form handler.

c) Create a Pardot form and via an automation rule submit the details to the community site.

d) Create a website form that integrates with a Pardot form handler, details are submitted to the community site using Pardot API.

Correct answer: B


If you want me to give you some tips to prepare for the big day, I will tell you that we may have doubts and we are nervous when we encounter difficulties but:

  • Don’t be put off by not knowing what or how the Pardot platform works.
  • When you take a test, a good trick is to first try to eliminate the answers that we consider incorrect to make sure that we are sure of our answer.
  • Complete all Pardot related modules while taking notes to help you memorize and learn.
  • Read their posts on the Salesforce blog to stay up-to-date.

Other credentials

Very good! You have already certified in Pardot Email Specialist, now what? I would recommend that you continue certifying in the different credentials that Salesforce offers us and that I consider are important to start with:

Marketing Cloud Specialist

Salesforce Administrator



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