Pardot Admin Bootcamp Course

Learn everything you need to know to become a Pardot Pro in our 6-week interactive course.

About this Pardot Training Course

Ready to take your Pardot and marketing ops skills to the next level? This focused Pardot training is created for digital marketers, by digital marketers to provide a strong foundation of understanding what’s possible with Pardot.

Learn the ins-and-outs of Pardot while getting your hands dirty with real-life examples and applications, testing your knowledge with practical exam questions, and collaborating with fellow marketing professionals. This course is perfect for people who are self-taught and looking to deepen their skills, switching to Pardot from another marketing automation platform, or admins newer to the platform.

What you need to know

  • 6-Week online course with start times to fit your schedule

  • Course cost: $2400 per participant

  • Virtual participation format. Join from anywhere with wifi and equipment that supports live-stream video through Zoom.

  • 2 hour lecture
    October 15th: Weekly sessions begin at 2:00 pm ET
    November 5th: Weekly sessions begin at 9:00 am ET

  • Open office hours Tuesdays for the duration of the course

  • Topical sessions broken out over 6 weeks with concepts you will apply to your work right away.

  • Interactive, discussion style format


  • Access to a Pardot org with an Administrator login

  • Access to a Pardot training environment (if you don’t already have one, we’ll show you how to easily request one before the course starts)

  • A working camera and mic to participate through Zoom video chat

  • Willingness to learn and participate

  • Motivation to challenge oneself

Follow-On Course

What you’ll learn

Lesson 1

  • Introductions

    • Housekeeping items
  • Administration

    • Which metrics to monitor and where to see them
    • Pardot set-up
    • DKIM & SPF
    • Vanity Domains
    • Managing Pardot Users
    • Connectors
    • Recycle Bin
    • Folder Structures and Naming Conventions
  • Salesforce Integration

    • How Pardot Integrates with Salesforce
      • What causes a sync?
    • Setting up the connector
    • Sync Queue and Sync Errors
    • Field set up and mapping
  • Visitors and Prospects

Lesson 2

  • Campaigns

    • Pardot Campaigns vs Salesforce Campaigns
    • Connected Campaigns
  • Automations

    • Page Actions
    • Custom Redirects
    • Automation Rules
    • Completion Actions
    • Segmentation Rules
    • Dynamic Lists
    • Choosing the right tool
  • List Management

    • Types of lists
    • How to create each type of list
    • Adding Prospects to lists
    • Suppression lists

Lesson 3

  • Forms

    • Feature Overview
    • Best Practices
    • Customizing Forms
    • Dependent fields
    • Progressive Profiling
    • Form Handlers
    • Admin Tips
  • Scoring and grading

    • Scoring
    • Scoring Categories
    • How Scores can be updated
    • Grading
    • Automating your Grading profile
    • Recording and testing your profile

Lesson 4

  • Email Marketing Best Practices

    • Safeguarding Deliverability
    • Legal Considerations
    • Content Best Practices
    • Common Complaints
  • Email Marketing

    • List Emails vs Email Templates
    • List Email Features
    • Email Personalization
    • Rendering Tests
    • Templates
    • Sending
    • Reporting

Lesson 5

  • Engagement Studio

    • Engagement Campaign Overview
    • Engagement Campaigns and Lists
    • Considerations
  • Landing Pages

    • Landing Page Overview
    • Landing Page Setup
    • Reporting
    • Pardot Landing Pages vs your own CMS?

Lesson 6

  • Social Marketing

  • Misc and Other Tips

    • Search Marketing
    • Tags
    • DKIM & SPF
    • Maintaining and Fine tuning your Data
    • Managing Pardot Users
    • Getting involved in the Community
    • Other Apps and integrations
  • Review & revisit any trouble areas

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