Qlik Sense Certification

Certification validates your Qlik knowledge and skills against an established and objective level of competency.

Preparing for your exam

For each exam below, gain the experience listed under ‘Exam Prerequisites’, familiarize yourself with all of the ‘Recommended Preparation Resources’, and attend training and get hands-on experience with the product.

Want to know the topics on the exam? Study the ‘Exam Domain Areas’ listed below.

Hands-on experience and active use of Qlik software in the field are highly recommended in order to pass the certification exams.

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Qlik Sense Business Analyst

The Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification Exam tests your knowledge of creating and delivering Qlik Sense applications. This exam tests your ability to interpret business requirements, prepare the data, design the application user interface, build the user interface and deliver the application.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Experience developing production-quality applications in Qlik Sense
    • Experience creating dimensions, measures and objects for the master library
    • Visualization and user interface design experience and understanding of design best practices
  • Recommended Preparation Resources
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Interpret Business Requirements (20% of the exam)

    • Based on business requirements, identify KPIs, dimensions and measures
    • Propose the appropriate business solution for various types of users and devices
    • Based on business requirements, determine which dimensions, measures, and visualizations should be added to a master library
    • Compare and contrast Qlik Sense Desktop vs. Qlik Sense Server Development

    Prepare Data for Application (17% of the exam)

    • Determine the steps for loading data from a file-based data source
    • Given a data model, resolve simple data modeling issues that exist (e.g., structure issues, circular reference, synthetic keys)
    • Given a data model, resolve simple data quality issues that exist (e.g., content issues, associations)

    Design the Application User Interface (28% of the exam)

    • Determine the type of visualization to be displayed based on the information relationship (e.g., comparison, relationship, distribution, composition, extension, etc.) Identify the appropriate number of dimensions and measures to use in a visualization
    • Determine appropriate sheet layout and/or organization (e.g., DAR, grouping, etc.)
    • Determine the options for chart configuration
    • Identify the appropriate usage of colors (i.e., application color)
    • Identify the appropriate usage of visualization elements (e.g. color, size, bubble measure, sort, title, etc.)

    Build the User Interface (30% of the exam)

    • Determine how to build the contents of a master library
    • Determine the process for building an application with objects and sheets
    • Identify how to add images and/or install extensions
    • Determine the steps to build and present a story
    • Identify the source of rendering or data issues
    • Determine steps to mitigate issues and problems

    Deliver the Application (5% of the exam)

    • Determine the steps to deliver or update an application

Qlik Sense Data Architect

The Qlik Sense Data Architect Certification Exam tests your knowledge of developing and managing data models used to create Qlik Sense visualizations. This exam tests your ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements, to design, create and validate the data model, and build the master library.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Experience developing at least two production-quality applications in Qlik Sense
    • Ability to write Qlik Sense LOAD scripts and validate data
    • Basic understanding of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL)
    • Create and use connectors to various data sources
    • Understand the QVD layer and architecture of the Qlik platform
    • Ability to architect data to provide optimal performance
    • Familiar with SQL and relational databases
  • Recommended Preparation Resources
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Translate Business Requirements into Technical Requirements to Build a Data Model (22% of the exam)

    • Map the application security requirements into Qlik Sense security features
    • Given a business requirement, identify the dimensions and measures
    • Determine if a table model matches the granularity and dimensionality requirements
    • Given the business requirements and data model, determine additional fields and calculations required

    Design a Data Model (23% of the exam)

    • Evaluate load strategies for a variety of data sources
    • Resolve data modeling problems (e.g., circular reference, synthetic keys)
    • Evaluate data model solutions to meet objectives (e.g., additional data, use of flags)

    Create a Data Model (30% of the exam)

    • Explain the data connection process and security requirements
    • Evaluate statements to load data
    • Given a data modeling objective, identify the correct statements and/or functions
    • Troubleshoot script errors

    Validate a Data Model (13% of the exam)

    • Validate data integrity and resolve issues
    • Validate data associations

    Build the Master Library (12% of the exam)

    • Given a business requirement, identify the correct expression (e.g., set analysis, variables)
    • Explain the process to populate the master library

Qlik Sense System Administrator

The Qlik Sense System Administrator Certification Exam tests your knowledge of managing a Qlik Sense environment. This exam tests your ability to set up the environment, configure access, configure apps, tasks and the content library, manage the environment, and troubleshoot problems and errors.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • At least 6 months experience as an administrator of a Microsoft Windows Server-based environment
    • Experience working with Qlik Sense sites and the Qlik Management Console, to provide data and application governance, library maintenance, as well as user and application security
    • Experience managing the policies and options that run the Qlik Sense servers and apps
    • Experience creating rules and managing the visualization streams
    • Knowledge of networking and Active Directory configuration, proxies, intermediate web servers, load balancers, etc.
    • Familiarity with Windows tools and logs created (e.g., Event Viewer, Services Console, DCOM Console, Windows Registry)
    • Experience using NSLookUp, Telnet, Ping, NetStat, Fiddler, and other browser tools to troubleshoot connectivity, interoperability, configuration, performance, etc.
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Set Up the Environment (10% of the exam)

    • Determine resources to meet the system requirements
    • Complete the installation
    • Apply a certificate

    Configure Access (30% of the exam)

    • Establish a user directory connection and refresh schedule
    • Determine when to create a single and/or multiple streams
    • Ensure a specific user/group has access to a specific stream
    • Set up security rules given a set of directives for apps/roles/streams/etc.
    • Analyze security rules to determine access to apps
    • Confirm access rules for a specific scenario to control distribution of login and user access tokens

    Configure Apps, Tasks and the Content Library (25% of the exam)

    • Design efficient task schedule for the available reload resources
    • Evaluate the effect of a task in a given scenario
    • Move or import an app within an environment
    • Import an extension within an environment
    • Determine the appropriate method for handling content
    • Share and/or manage data connections to specific groups

    Manage the Environment (22% of the exam)

    • Analyze apps, streams, tasks, roles, extensions and content, and make recommendations for changes (i.e., sync rules and tasks)
    • Manage rights for user groups, including overlapping security rules/access rights
    • Manage allocation of tokens to reflect the business demands
    • Determine the reason and/or method for expanding the environment (i.e., add a node, allocate content to a node, add services to a node, etc.)

    Monitor and Troubleshoot the Environment (13% of the exam)

    • Identify monitoring tools to proactively manage resources including, but not limited to memory, processor, and license tokens
    • Diagnose and/or resolve the root cause of errors (i.e., system crash, driver crash, network issues, synchronization issues, policy updates, certificates, etc.)