Intentional Study: Study more efficiently, more effectively, and more productively!

Jan 31 / Dave Massey

Becoming Salesforce Certified can open up new career opportunities, new adventures, and more lucrative roles. But studying for the Certification Exams can feel overwhelming.

There is so much to learn, so many topics to cover, and so many concepts to understand. It's going to take a significant amount of time to grasp and comprehend all the information that you need to pass your Salesforce Certification exam, so how can you make the most of your study time and improve your chances of passing?

That's where intentional study comes in.
Intentional study is the idea of studying with a specific goal in mind, I don't mean such as “Pass the Salesforce Administrator Certification”. I mean being more granular and more targeted such as understanding Lead Assignment Rules, or understanding Fiscal Years. By being more strategic in how you approach your studies, you can make better use of your time and maximize your chances of success.

So how do you go about intentional studying? In this blog post, we'll explore what intentional study is, why it's important, and some tips on how to get started. If you're preparing for a Salesforce certification exam, read on to learn more about how intentional study can help you study more effectively and efficiently.

What is it and how can it help?

Intentional study is the process of approaching you study sessions with a clear defined goal of that session. Intentional study consists of setting goals, creating a timeline, distilling information into digestible chunks, and continually evaluating progress so you know how you are progressing. When it comes to preparing for your Salesforce Certification Exam, intentional study can provide you with invaluable techniques to help boost your study effectiveness.

From investing in quality courses to completing practice exams and studying materials, being more deliberate with your study time can improve the chances of successfully passing your exam. With effective organization and effective use of resources at hand, intentional study can be an essential part of becoming Salesforce Certified!

The Benefits

Intentional study is a powerful tool for helping you pass your Salesforce certification exam and reach various personal goals. It allows you to study more efficiently, so that the same amount of time can be used to greater effect. Additionally, it makes learning easier and more meaningful as it allows you to set specific objectives and plan out study activities in order to achieve those objectives.

Intentional study also increases overall productivity by forming a plan that helps keep you focused and actively involved in studying, rather than letting distractions get in the way of progress. All of these benefits make intentional study an indispensable tool when it comes to preparing for your Salesforce certification exam.

Getting Started

The first thing to do is to set clear expectations and goals which help you to stay motivated as well as understanding how best to focus your attention. 

Break any large task into smaller, achievable pieces helps reduce overwhelm and create achievable milestones. 

Add your intentions into your study plan setting the intention for each study session.

Considers both your strengths (e.g. existing knowledge and experience) and you weaknesses (e.g. concepts with little to no understanding) and plan with these in mind. You may need to spend more time on one concept than another. This will give you the best opportunity for success when taking your Salesforce Certification Exam. 

Setting reminders and creating mini-deadlines are great ways to ensure that you complete tasks on time and stay on track with your studies. 

If you struggle sticking to a plan and holding yourself accountable, try working with a study buddy who is taking the same course or joining an online forum where members provide encouragement and guidance. 

Don’t forget to take regular breaks, as it will give you the chance to relax and recharge so that you can stay focused when it comes time to study again.


Intentional study can help you pass your salesforce certification exam by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of your learning. When done correctly, intentional study can also lead to improved productivity and career growth.

Our courses at Get Force Certified are designed and crafted to allow you to get straight to the heart of the concept and study in short, sharp, sessions. Enrol in one of our courses today to get started on becoming more intentional in your salesforce certification preparation!