Salesforce Basics for Pardot Admins Course

Learn the key capabilities of Salesforce and how they can be applied to make you a better digital marketer.

About this Salesforce Course

The days of Pardot Admins working exclusively in Pardot are quickly coming to an end. As Salesforce and Pardot continue to move closer to a single platform, Salesforce skills are becoming essential for all digital marketers.

This course will explore key areas of Salesforce including data architecture, security, sales processes, reports, dashboards, and the integration between Salesforce and Pardot. You’ll build your skills through live instruction and hands-on exercises and come away with a solid understanding of capabilities and how they can be leveraged to improve your digital marketing efforts.

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 29th: Weekly sessions begin at 9:00 AM ET
    February 4th: Weekly sessions begin at 2:00 PM 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

Requirements

  • A Trailhead account and Trailhead Playground
  • Access to a Pardot org with an Administrator login

  • A working camera and mic to participate through Zoom video chat
  • Willingness to learn and participate
  • Motivation to challenge oneself

What you’ll learn

Lesson 1

  • Introductions

    • Introductions
    • Course Objective
    • Housekeeping Items
  • Getting to Know Salesforce

    • CRM Defined & Benefits
    • What is Salesforce?
    • The Role of Salesforce Administrators
    • Salesforce Lightning Home and Navigation
    • Viewing Data
  • Data and Relationships

    • Salesforce Data Model
    • Types of Objects
    • Custom Objects
    • Field Types
    • Validation Rules

Lesson 2

  • Accessibility and Security

    • Organizational Overview
    • Profiles, Permission Sets, and Role Hierarchy
    • User Records
    • Field Level Security
  • Leads, Contacts and Accounts

    • Leads
    • Lead Creation Methods
    • Contacts
    • Lead Conversion
  • Opportunities

    • Definition
    • Lead-to-Opportunity Cycle
    • Contact Roles

Lesson 3

  • Salesforce Campaigns

    • Campaigns Defined
    • Use Cases
    • Campaign Member Status
  • Reports

    • Reports Defined
    • Report Formats
      • Tabular, Summary, Matrix, and Joined
    • Standard Report Types vs. Custom Report Types
    • Report Filters and Filter Logic
    • Adding Charts to Reports
    • Cool Things with Reports
  • Dashboards

    • Dashboards Defined
    • Dashboard Elements
    • Choosing the Right Component
    • Dashboard Editor
    • Scheduling Dashboards

Lesson 4

  • Connecting Salesforce and Pardot

    • Why Connect?
    • Sync Triggers and Timing
    • What Pardot Can Do to Records in Salesforce
  • Sync Behavior

    • Prospect Sync Behavior
    • Prospect Sync Flow
    • Sync Behavior Settings
    • Person Account Sync Behavior
    • Opportunity Sync Behavior
    • Custom Object Sync Behavior
  • Managing & Troubleshooting Syncing Errors

    • Checking for Sync Errors
    • View Error Details
    • Common Sync Issues
    • Steps to Resolve Sync Errors

Lesson 5

  • Salesforce vs. Pardot Campaigns

    • What’s the difference?
    • Connected Campaigns Benefits
    • Syncing Campaign Members
  • Campaign Influence

    • Campaign Influence Defined
    • Campaign Influence 1.0 vs. Customizable Campaign Influence
    • Additional Campaign Influence Models
    • First Touch, Last Touch, and Even Distribution
  • Campaign Influence Set-up

    • Campaign Influence Eligibility Limits
    • Auto-Association Rules
    • Campaign Influence Settings
    • Campaign Influence Reporting

Lesson 6

  • Viewing & Reporting Pardot Data in Salesforce

    • Pardot Information
    • Scoring Categories
    • Pardot Engagement History
    • Engagement History Lightning Components
  • Reporting on Pardot Data in Salesforce

    • Engagement History Custom Report Types
    • Setting up Engagement History Custom Report Types
  • Add to Pardot Emails

    • Add to Pardot List Button
    • Add to SFDC Campaign
    • Send Engage Email
  • Course Wrap Up

    • Review, Questions, and Next Steps

Hand-on Exercises

  • Exercise 1

    • Personalize Your Nav Bar
  • Exercise 2

    • Create a List View
  • Exercise 3

    • Change Lead Views
  • Exercise 4

    • Explore Standard Objects
  • Exercise 5

    • Create a Custom Field
  • Exercise 6

    • View User Records
  • Exercise 7

    • Apply Field-Level Security
  • Exercise 8

    • Create a Lead
  • Exercise 9

    • Add a Field to a Lead List View
  • Exercise 10

    • Convert a Lead
  • Exercise 11

    • Manually Add a Contact Role
  • Exercise 12

    • Create a Campaign
  • Exercise 13

    • Create a Tabular Report
  • Exercise 14

    • Create a Cross Filter Report
  • Exercise 15

    • Experiment with Chart Types
  • Exercise 16

    • Create a Simple Dashboard
  • Exercise 17

    • Add Dashboard Filters
  • Exercise 18

    • Map Sync Behavior for Prospect Fields
  • Exercise 19

    • Check Your Sync Errors
  • Exercise 20

    • Configure Auto-Association

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