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Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant – Study Notes by Atilla Wohllebe

In this blogpost I’d like to share my (of course non-official) Study Notes to become Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant. It is based on many different resources and is still work in progress (…I think it will always be…), so maybe some of you want to contribute with some tips, questions and / or experiences.

(For those who simply want to access the study notes to become Salesforce Marketing Cloud Consultant: Direct PDF Download here!)

More then just a simple course: Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant

Thinking of becoming a Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant? First thank you very much for considering my blog helping you on your way to get certified. As you probably already have noticed Salesforce Marketing Cloud Consultant certification process is a bit different from other Salesforce exams you can take: Compared to the Salesforce Admin, there’s (currently) no walk-through trail available on Salesforce Trailhead. Compared to the Email Specialist, the Learning Path in the Partner Community is really different from other Learning Paths. Finally some people say that “this [exam] undeniably came across as being the toughest one”.

“Among all the consultant exams that I have passed in the past (Service, Sales, Pardot), this one undeniably came across as being the toughest one.” (Mayank Srivastava / succeedwithsalesforce.com)

So let’s first talk about prerequisites for the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant exam:

  • The Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist is a must have. (…I also did the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Social Specialist as well, but you don’t really need this for the Marketing Cloud Consultant…)
  • Completing a Marketing Cloud Implementation Workshop is highly recommended by Salesforce.
  • It helps to be familiar with the basic vocabulary of the Salesforce universe, such as Leads, Contacts, Campagins, Reports etc.
  • Being experienced in Salesforce Marketing Cloud projects, specially implementation projects, definitely

sharing is caring: My study notes to download, learn & contribute

To be honest, there’s a lot of material that can be found via Google when searching for how to prepare for the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant exam – and most of the material works really good to prepare. However, I decided not just to learn all these material by heart. Instead I wrote down my own study notes and that’s the result:

My personal
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Study Guide as PDF download

Of course, these study notes are far away from being completely. I’m still adding more and more parts to this exam guide for the Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant. If you feel like contributing to the study notes, please add your notes, questions & experiences via the comment function or write a mail to me (atilla[dot]wohllebe+SFMC[at]gmail[dot]com).

Good to know: More material to prepare for your exam

Still not enough material to learn? There’re several more resources I can really recommend to prepare and learn for your certification as a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Consultant exam:

10 thoughts on “Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant – Study Notes by Atilla Wohllebe

  • Brigitte
    2017-07-04 at 15:27

    Hi Attila,
    thank you so much for your study notes. I am currently studying to pass around august. I guess you have already passed yours!?
    I was trying to find answers to the first block of questions suggested by the certification study guide “Discovery”. It is not outlined in your notes or Ben Edwards’ notes. I was wondering if I need more information to pass? Any info is well appreciated, also your experience taking the exam. I haven’t found much recent info on the web…

    Thank you in advanced!


    • Atilla Wohllebe
      2017-07-12 at 22:56

      Hi Brigitte,
      thanks you for comment!
      I’ve just added some very specific content in the Discovery part of the document. This is defintely enough to pass the exam 😉
      The next days I’ll also add some content to other parts of the document that haven’t been finished yet (Conceptual Design, Journey Builder, Contact Builder).

      If you’ve questions please feel free to ask me at any point of time.


  • sandy
    2017-09-26 at 9:13

    Hi Atilla,

    I attempted the email specialist exam unfortunately could not clear, can you help me with this please?

    • Atilla Wohllebe
      2017-10-07 at 21:57

      Hey Sandy,
      thank you very much for your comment. Although Email Specialist exam for most people is lot easier than Marketing Cloud Consultant, it requires some preparation as well. I do not have an own study guide with notes for it, but maybe you can find some good sources over here.
      Good luck!
      Atilla Wohllebe

  • Nikola
    2018-08-28 at 9:13

    Hi Atilla,

    I came across your Study Guide, and I’m glad that something like this exists. Especially since Trailhead for MC is really rudimentary at best. I was just wondering, have you updated the guide with this year’s features, or what it’s inside should be enough to take the certification exam (i.e. not too much has changed)?

    • Atilla Wohllebe
      2018-08-28 at 12:25

      Hi Nikola,
      thanks for your comment. Salesforce continuously updates Marketing Cloud, that’s true. From my experience this does affect the study notes not too much – the concepts stay the same and the content can still be applied. Anyway, I do recommend always to keep yourself updated by reading the release notes as well.
      Kind regards,

  • Joe Melchor
    2018-09-26 at 0:33

    Thank you for the study guide, it was most helpful in conquering the Certified Consultant exam!



  • Vaibhav Kaul
    2019-12-06 at 12:14

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing article, really informative

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