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?
  • 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 those with expertise in Qlik products

  • 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 as well as for Qlik Compose and Qlik Replicate

  • Qualifications are exams delivered in QCC – Qlik product certifications are exams delivered in a proctored environment by Pearson VUE

What is a Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement
  • Qlik Sense SaaS endorsements validate knowledge and skills in the SaaS specific features and functionality of Qlik Sense. Designed to complement Qlik Sense product certifications, Qlik Sense SaaS endorsements are additional assessments that are offered online via the Qlik Continuous Classroom. Qlik Sense SaaS endorsements are available for the roles of business analyst, data architect, and Qlik Sense SaaS administrator.

Qlik Product Certification Exams

What certifications are available for Qlik products?

Qlik Sense

QlikView

Qlik Data Integration

Qlik Sense Business Analyst

QlikView Business Analyst

Qlik Compose

Qlik Sense Data Architect

QlikView Data Architect

Qlik Replicate

Qlik Sense System Administrator

QlikView System Administrator

Who may take Qlik Certification Exams?

The Qlik Certification Program is open to all users who would like to evaluate their expertise with Qlik products.

What is the format of the Qlik Certification Exams?

The exams are all multiple-choice questions. If more than one response is required, the question will tell you exactly how many responses are required. Some questions will include an exhibit which should be used to answer the question.

Where can I take a Qlik Certification Exam?

All exams are delivered by Pearson VUE. They may be taken at a Pearson VUE Test Center or in your home/office using OnVUE online proctoring.

How much does a Qlik Certification Exam cost?

The exams cost $250 USD each, paid for by credit card when you register through the Pearson VUE Website. The amount will be converted into your local currency by your bank, because Qlik does not price the exams in multiple currencies.

What languages are available for Qlik Certification Exams?

Qlik Certification Exams are available in US English ONLY.

If you live in a non-native English speaking country, you will automatically be granted an additional 30 minutes to your exam time. We have aligned our processes according to industry standards and best practices. Please schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website per the standard web registration process on or after July 18, 2020.

What if I have a disability?

If you require an accommodation for a specific learning/health-related disability, please read the Pearson VUE Test Accommodations page and then email your request with supporting documentation to certification@qlik.com.

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements

Are there prerequisites for Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements?

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements are intended to complement the Qlik Sense Certifications, candidates interested in obtaining a Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement must complete the required prerequisite certification. The following certifications are required:

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement

Required Prerequisite

Qlik Sense SaaS Business Analyst Endorsement

Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification - 2022 or 2024

Qlik Sense SaaS Data Architect Endorsement

Qlik Sense Data Architect certification - 2022 or 2024

Qlik Sense SaaS Administrator Endorsement

Qlik Sense Business Analyst certification - 2022 or 2024

What is the cost for Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements?

The cost for the Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements is included in the Qlik Sense certification fee. There is no additional cost to take the endorsement assessment.

Are endorsements required?

No. Endorsements are voluntary and do not impact your Qlik Sense certification in any way.

Will I receive a Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement digital badge?

Yes. Those who earn a Qlik Sense SaaS endorsement will receive a digital badge via Credly. This badge is separate from any Qlik Sense certification badge you may receive.

What is the format of the Qlik Sense Endorsements?

Qlik Sense Endorsements consist of 15-20 multiple choice items delivered on the Qlik Learning Portal. Candidates have 45 minutes to complete the assessment.

Preparing for your Qlik Product Certification Exam

How should I prepare for my certification exam?

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

    • Attend in-person training or self-study with Qlik Continuous Classroom

    • Get hands-on experience with Qlik products

    • 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?

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?

Yes, hands-on, practical experience 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?

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?

Exam

Passing Score

Qlik Sense Certifications

Qlik Sense Business Analyst

62%

Qlik Sense Data Architect

62%

Qlik Sense System Administrator

62%

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsements

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement - Business Analyst

60%

Qlik Sense SaaS Endorsement- Data Architect

60%

Qlik Sense SaaS Administrator Endorsement

60%

QlikView Certifications

QlikView 12 Business Analyst

65%

QlikView 12 Data Architect

73%

QlikView 12 System Administrator

65%

Qlik Data Integration Certifications

Qlik Compose

54%

Qlik Replicate

54%

Why do the passing scores vary?

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

How do I schedule a certification exam?

You must schedule for your certification exam on the Pearson VUE  website. You will be required to create an account on the site.

IMPORTANT - QLIK PARTNER PROGRAM REQUIREMENT: Your Pearson VUE account must contain the email address associated with your Qlik.com user ID, your full name, and company name. This will ensure your certifications are linked to the partner company, and counted toward the compliance requirements of the Qlik Partner Program.

For help with exam registration, contact  Pearson VUE Customer Service

Can I reschedule or cancel my certification exam?

Yes, but it MUST be within 48 hours of the exam. To reschedule or cancel your exam:

  1. Go to the Pearson VUE website

  2. Log in with your Pearson VUE account

  3. Select “Reschedule a Test” or “Cancel a Test”

If you have an appointment and do not show up to take your exam, you will forfeit your exam fee. NO REFUNDS are given if you miss your exam appointment or fail to cancel in time.

Can Qlik help me reschedule or cancel my certification exam?

No. Pearson VUE handles all of the exam scheduling. Please contact Pearson VUE if you need help to change your appointment.

Paying for your Certification Exam

What payment options does Pearson VUE offer?

Pearson VUE offers payment by credit card and vouchers. Pearson VUE accepts the following major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

How can I buy a certification exam voucher?

Certification exam vouchers may be purchased from Pearson VUE. Use Internet Explorer to complete the PDF form for your region and submit your order to Pearson VUE. You will receive your voucher via email after your payment is processed.

Taking your Certification Exam

When should I plan to begin my exam?

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?

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?

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?

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?

After you complete your exam, your result will be shown immediately. You will also receive a score report to the email address you used to register for your exam.

24-48 hours after passing your Qlik product certification, you will receive an invitation email from Credly.com to claim your digital badge. Follow the instructions in the invitation email to establish you Credly account and start sharing your achievement.

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 passing candidates will receive their digital badge at that time.

Can I re-take a certification exam?

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?

All candidates can review their exam history and score reports by logging into Pearson VUE and utilizing the “My Account” menu.

Qlik is partnering with Credly to provide digital badges and certificates for our Qlik Product Certifications. 24-48 hours after you pass your exam, you will receive an email from Credly. Follow the instructions in the email to accept your digital badge and access the your certificate.

If you experience issues while accepting your digital badge, please contact Credly support.

Note: Qlik CertTracker has been retired and is no longer available for management of Qlik Product Certifications.

Do certifications expire?

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?

The exams are refreshed regularly, so the differences in the exams are dependent on the features of each new release since the exam was last updated. 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 Qlik Partner Program - contact your Partner Account Manager for the latest compliance information.

Support

Where do I get support if I have questions?

For questions about registering for or taking any Qlik Certification Exam, contact Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE also provides FAQs on their web site.

If you have questions about the Qlik Certification Program email certification@qlik.com.

Who do I contact if I have a question at a Pearson VUE Test Center?

Pearson VUE Test Centers have staff on-site to assist you. If a question cannot be answered or the problem cannot be solved while you are at the test center, ask the exam proctor to create a case to record the incident details, and then follow up with Pearson VUE directly to resolve the problem.

Qlik Sense Qualification Exams

What qualification exams are available?
  • Qlik Sense Business Analyst

  • Qlik Sense Data Architect

Who may take a qualification exam?

Subscribers to the Qlik Continuous Classroom and students who complete Create Visualization with Qlik Sense or Data Modeling with Qlik Sense training.

What is the format of the exams?

The exam is comprised of multiple-choice questions. Users are required to build a Qlik Sense application which is used to answer some of the questions on the exam.

Where can I take a qualification exam?

In the convenience of your home or office - all exams are delivered via Qlik Learning Portal. Visit the Qlik Sense Business Analyst  or  Qlik Sense Data Architect.

How much does a qualification exam cost?

All qualification exams are included with Qlik Continuous Classroom subscriptions or related instructor-led training class.

What languages are available for qualification exams?

Qlik Sense Qualification Exams are available in US English ONLY.

Preparing for your Qualification Exam

How should I prepare for my qualification exam?

You should complete the Qlik Continuous Classroom modules listed in the Exam Prerequisites section of the qualification exam course pages, or the instructor-led training course PRIOR to building the application and taking the exam.

Is experience recommended prior to taking a qualification exam?

Yes, you must complete the instructions to build a Qlik Sense application, because it is used to answer many of the exam questions

How are qualification exam scores calculated?

Scoring is 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 qualification exams?

Exam

Passing Score

Qlik Sense Business Analyst

70%

Qlik Sense Data Architect

70%

After your Qualification Exam

How will I know if I passed my qualification exam?

After you complete your exam, your result will be shown immediately.

Can I re-take a qualification exam?

Yes, you are allowed THREE attempts to pass a qualification exam.

Where do I get my badge after I pass my qualification exam?

Your Badge can be accessed from the “My badges” on Qlik Learning Portal. You will also receive notification from the Credly platform that you earned a digital badge.

Do qualification expire?

No, there are no expiration dates for qualifications. Qlik updates the exams once per year, so the old qualifications are designed to “age-out” naturally and become less relevant over time.

What’s the difference between exam versions?

The exams are refreshed regularly, so the differences in the exams are dependent on the features of each new release since the exam was last updated. 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 Qlik Partner Program - contact your Partner Account Manager for the latest compliance information.