Certification & Qualification FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions answer the most common questions about validating your Qlik skills with certifications and qualifications. If you cannot find your answer here, email certification@qlik.com.

General

  • What’s the difference between qualifications and product certifications?

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    • Qualifications are fundamental-level exams – product certifications are expert-level exams
    • Qualifications are optional – product certifications are required to be compliant with the Qlik Partner Program (refer to Partner agreement as needed)
    • Qualifications are designed for Qlik Sense users – certifications are designed for experienced Qlik Sense and QlikView experts
    • Qualifications are included with Qlik Continuous Classroom subscriptions or with the purchase of a related instructor-led training course – product certification exams cost $250 USD each
    • Qualifications are for Qlik Sense Business Analysts and Data Architects ONLY – product certifications are available for QlikView and Qlik Sense Business Analysts, Data Architects, and System Administrators
    • Qualifications are exams delivered in QCC – Qlik Sense and QlikView certifications are exams delivered in a proctored environment by Pearson VUE

Qlik Sense & QlikView Product Certification Exams

Preparing for your Qlik Sense or QlikView Certification Exam

  • How should I prepare for my certification exam?

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    Visit the Certification web page to find details on each exam.

    1. Attain the experience listed under Exam Prerequisites
    2. Familiarize yourself with the Recommended Preparation Resources
      1. Attend in-person training or self-study with Qlik Continuous Classroom
      2. Get hands-on experience with Qlik Sense or QlikView
      3. Take the FREE Certification Practice Questions
    3. Study the Exam Topics - these are the topics on the exam, listed by section and objective
  • Is training required prior to taking a certification exam?

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    No, but training is highly recommended. Qlik training is one of the first and most important steps for preparing for your certification exam. Refer to the Certifications & Qualifications web page for the complete list of Recommended Preparation Resources.

    NOTE: The Qlik training courses are NOT certification exam preparation courses. Our training is the beginning of your learning journey.

  • Is experience recommended prior to taking a certification exam?

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    Yes, hands-on, practical experience with QlikView or Qlik Sense in an enterprise environment is highly recommended. These are expert-level exams, and experience with the product is needed.

  • How are certification exam scores calculated?

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    Exam scores are calculated by adding up the number of correct answers and determining if this is above or below the minimum passing score for the exam.

    If a question requires multiple answers, you must select the exact number of correct answers specified in the question to earn credit for a correct answer. Partial credit is not given.

  • What are the minimum passing scores for the certification exams?

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    Exam Passing Score

    Qlik Sense

    Qlik Sense Business Analyst – June 2019 Release

    XX%

    Qlik Sense Data Architect – June 2019 Release

    XX%

    Qlik Sense System Administrator – June 2019 Release

    XX%

    QlikView

    QlikView 12 Business Analyst

    65%

    QlikView 12 Data Architect

    73%

    QlikView 12 System Administrator

    65%

  • Why do the passing scores vary?

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    The passing scores are determined after conducting a statistical analysis with Subject Matter Experts and reviewing the results of the beta exam. Each exam has a different domain and the variability of the question difficulty results in different minimum passing scores.

Registering for your Certification Exam

Paying for your Certification Exam

Taking your Certification Exam

  • When should I plan to begin my exam?

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    For an exam delivered at a test center, plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund.

    For online proctored exams, log in 15-30 minutes before your appointment. The proctor needs time to check you in, verify your photo ID, and make sure you have a completely clean workspace.

  • What should I bring to the test center?

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    Bring two forms of ID. One ID must have your picture and signature (such as a passport or driver’s license); the other ID must have your signature (such as a credit card). Food, laptops, backpacks, notepads, pens, books, phones, pagers, watches and wallets, or other personal items are NOT allowed in the test area. Test centers provide secure storage space for your personal items while you are taking the exam.

  • Will I be able to write down notes?

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    At the test center, you will be provided an erasable note board and marker to use during your exam. For online proctored exams, use the Scratch Pad in the exam delivery software.

  • How long are the certification exams?

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    Qlik certification exams are 120 minutes. There will be a timer displayed on the top right side of the screen showing the remaining time. You will also be notified 15 minutes before the exam time ends.

After Your Certification Exam

  • How will I know if I passed my certification exam?

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    After you complete your exam, your result will be shown immediately. You will be notified by email when your exam results are loaded into Qlik CertTracker.

    NOTE: Exam results take up to 24 hours to be shown in Qlik CertTracker, because Pearson VUE uploads all the exam results for the day in a batch during the evening time in the US.

    BETA versions of certification exams are scored after 8 to 10 weeks. Your beta answers are scored using the operational form, which is typically half of the questions on the BETA exam. You will be notified by email when your exam is scored and the result is available in Qlik CertTracker.

  • Can I re-take a certification exam?

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    Yes, if you do not pass an exam, you can re-take it as many times as you wish. Each re-take requires another payment of the exam fee at full charge. Beta exams are only available for a limited time and may not be re-taken.

  • Where do I get my certificate and logo after I pass my certification exam?

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    Qlik CertTracker is the system used to manage your credentials you earn by passing an exam. To print your certificate after passing your exam, log in and click “Printable Documents”. To download the official Qlik Certification logos, click “Download Center”.

    NOTE: Qlik CertTracker is a credential management system hosted by Pearson VUE and does NOT have the same login credentials as your Qlik.com account (unless you have specifically changed them to match). Use the Reset Your CertTracker Password link to recover your CertTracker login credentials with your last name and the email address used to register for your exam on the Pearson VUE website. If you no longer have access to that email address, you can still recover your account.

    Next, you should log in to Pearson VUE and UPDATE your email address. The change will flow into Qlik CertTracker within 24 hours.

  • Do certifications expire?

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    No, certifications do NOT expire. Qlik releases new exams regularly and each certification has a release or version number, so old certifications are designed to “age-out” naturally and become less relevant over time.

  • What’s the difference between exam versions?

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    The exams are refreshed for every major release of the products, so the differences in the exams are dependent on the features of each new release. The differences could be major or minor. It is up to you to decide how often to update your certifications. Employees of Qlik partners may have certain requirements to be part of the Partner Program– contact your Partner Manager for the latest compliance information.

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Qlik Sense Qualification Exams

Preparing for your Qualification Exam

After your Qualification Exam