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Study Up on the Data Model

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between the core standard objects (Account, Contact, Lead, Opportunity, Case).
  • Determine which feature to use to ensure data visibility.
  • Determine which tool to use to ensure data integrity.

Key Topics

This unit prepares you for the Data Model section of the Salesforce Associate exam, which makes up 25% of the overall exam. This section of the exam tests these topics.

  • Objects
  • Lead conversion
  • Field types
  • Schema builder
  • Record types
  • Page layouts
  • Security
  • Default values
  • Data validation rules

Like the previous unit, this unit contains practice questions and flashcards.

Exam Practice Questions

Ready to jump in? The sample tool below is not scored—it's just an easy way to quiz yourself. To use it, read the question or scenario, then click the answer you think is correct. Some questions may have more than one correct answer. Click Submit to learn whether the answer you chose is correct or incorrect, and why. If there’s a longer explanation, clickExpand buttonto expand the window, then click anywhere in the window to close it. When you reach the end, you can review the answers or retake the questions.

Did you choose the wrong answer? Check out the table below for related study material.

Question 1

Learn how lead conversion works with Leads & Opportunities for Lightning Experience

Question 2

Explore how to apply Formulas and Validations in reports. 

Question 3

Review how to best use Dynamic Forms in page layouts.

Question 4

Study Picklist Administration to explore best practices for picklists. 

Exam Topic Flashcards

The following flashcards cover the Data Model section. Use these interactive flashcards to brush up on some of the key topics you’ll find on this part of the exam.

Read the question or term on each card, then click or tap the card to reveal the correct answer. Click the right-facing arrow to move to the next card and the left-facing arrow to return to the previous card.

Check out the table below for related study material.

Flashcard 1

Understand Schema Builder with Data Modeling

Flashcard 2

Review Object Relationships Overview to understand more about objects. 

Flashcard 3

Learn more about record types in Customize a Salesforce Object.

Flashcard 4

Study up with Custom Fields: Quick Look to learn about different field types. 

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Data Security



Data Modeling



Customize a Salesforce Object


You’ve reviewed the data model. Next, take a look at reports and dashboards.

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