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

    • 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

  • Qlik Sense QlikView
    • Qlik Sense Business Analyst
    • Qlik Sense Data Architect
    • Qlik Sense System Administrator
    • QlikView Business Analyst
    • QlikView Data Architect
    • QlikView System Administrator
  • The Qlik Certification Program is open to all users who would like to evaluate their expertise with Qlik products.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Preparing for your Qlik Sense or QlikView 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 Sense or QlikView
      • Take the FREE Certification Practice Questions
    3. Study the Exam Topics - these are the topics on the exam, listed by section and objective
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exam Passing Score

    Qlik Sense

    Qlik Sense Business Analyst – February 2021 Release

    72%

    Qlik Sense Data Architect – June 2019 Release

    58%

    Qlik Sense System Administrator – June 2019 Release

    64%

    QlikView

    QlikView 12 Business Analyst

    65%

    QlikView 12 Data Architect

    73%

    QlikView 12 System Administrator

    65%

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Qlik Sense Business Analyst
    • Qlik Sense Data Architect
  • Subscribers to Qlik Continuous Classroom and students who complete Creating Visualizations with Qlik Sense and Data Modeling with Qlik Sense instructor led training.

  • 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.

  • In the convenience of your home or office - all exams are delivered online via in Qlik Continuous Classroom. Go to the Continuous Classroom and visit the Qlik Sense Business Analyst or Qlik Sense Data Architect Learning Plans to get started.

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

  • Qlik Sense Qualification Exams are available in US English ONLY.

Preparing for your 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Exam Passing Score

    Qlik Sense Business Analyst

    Qlik Sense Data Architect

    70%

    70%

After your Qualification Exam

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

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

  • Your badge can be accessed from the “My Badges” menu in Qlik Continuous Classroom.

  • 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.

  • 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.