Top 3 Qlik Sense Certifications for Better Career Growth

In this article, we are going to provide you with information regarding the Qlik Sense certifications and exams conducted for them. We will discuss the types of Qlik Sense certifications provided, experience required to take the exam, recommended preparation sources and topics specific to the certification exams.

Qlik Sense Certifications

Qlik Sense Certifications

1. Types of Qlik Sense Certifications

There three types of certifications available in Qlik Sense:

i. Qlik Sense Business Analyst
ii. Qlik Sense Data Architect
iii. Qlik Sense System Administrator

We will discuss each of them in detail in the sections to follow.

i. Qlik Sense Business Analyst

Aim of Exam

A Qlik Sense business analyst exam tests a candidate’s ability to analyze data by preparing and loading data into QS apps, identify requirements, design and develop applications etc.

Note: This Qlik Sense certification exam has 50 questions to attempt in 2 hours’ time. It is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense.

Exam Prerequisites

Before taking this Qlik Sense certification exam, a candidate should be good in the following skills:

  • Developing production quality apps.
  • Creating dimensions, objects, and measures for the master library.
  • Well-versed with best design practices.
  • Visualizations and user interface design experience.

Topics Covered in Exam

  • Identifying requirements: Benefits of features such as smart search, responsive design, selection color schemes, APIs, extensions, web mashups, bookmarks, and stories; evaluation of business requirements of feasibility; identifying KPIs, measures, and dimensions based on requirements; security options selections based on business requirements.
  • Designing applications: Determining visualizations, sheets, and methods to meet the business requirements; selection of sheet order to ease of flow of logic in an app.
  • Preparing and loading data: Planning and creating a data model from data manager; troubleshooting basic data modeling issues and identifying data sources based on the business requirements.
  • Developing applications: Creating applications using visualizations and design tools; using dimensions, master items and calculated fields based on the design; implementing calculations within apps; building bookmarks and stories; editing capabilities in published and unpublished apps and Identifying the source of rendering issues in applications.

Given below is the topic wise weightage of the exam:

Topics

Weightage

Identifying requirements

20%

Designing applications

22%

Preparing and loading data

18%

Developing applications

40%

ii. Qlik Sense Data Architect

Aim of Exam

The data architect certification exam tests a candidate’s ability to determine appropriated requirements for data modeling, designing and building data models, and data validation.

Note: This Qlik Sense certification exam has 50 questions to attempt in 2 hours’ time. It is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense.

Exam Prerequisites

Before taking this Qlik Sense certification exam, a candidate should be good in the following skills:

Developed at least two production quality applications in Qlik Sense.

  • Data validation and load script writing.
  • Good understanding of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL).
  • Using Qlik connectors to connect to data sources.
  • Good understanding of Qlik’s architecture and QVD layer.
  • Data architecting for optimal performance.
  • SQL and relational databases

Topics Covered in Exam

  • Identifying requirements for data models: Determining data load and refreshing requirements for multiple data sources, tiered architecture etc.; identifying proper features like master items, ODAG, GeoAnalytics, associative data model as per the customer’s need; identification of proper security requirements.
  • Design data models: Deciding appropriate data models (reusing, scalability, efficiency) as per the customer needs; tiered architecture and data governance; using calendars, set analysis, flags, functions and managing complex scenarios.
  • Build data models: Creating data models; using join, keep, resident load, where clause, incremental load, variables, purge strategy; security management using section access; data transformation; using Qlik Converter (for conversion of QlikView documents to Qlik Sense apps) and using data connections.
  • Data validation: Validating data against source information; resolving data modeling issues like circular references, synthetic keys, debugging, scripting errors etc.; resolving data issues like data formatting, null values etc.

Given below is the weightage of each topic in the exam:

Topics

Weightage

Identifying requirements for data models

16%

Design data models

28%

Build data models

34%

Data validation

22%

iii. Qlik Sense System Administrator

Aim of Exam

The Qlik Sense system administrator certification tests your caliber in areas like the Qlik Sense environment, installation and setup of Qlik Sense Enterprise, environment management, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Note: This Qlik Sense certification exam has 50 questions to attempt in 2 hours’ time. It is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense

Exam Prerequisites

Before taking this Qlik Sense certification exam, a candidate should be good in the following skills:

  • Experience as an administrator of a Microsoft Windows Server-based environment of at least 6 months is required.
  • Experience in data providing, application governance, library maintenance, and application security.
  • Know how to work with the Qlik Management Console and Qlik Sense sites.
  • Policy management to run Qlik Sense servers and apps.
  • Managing visualization streams and creating rules.
  • Familiar with active directory configuration, proxies, intermediate web servers, load balancers, Windows tools and logs like Event Viewer, Services Console, DCOM Console and Windows Registry.
  • Familiar with NSLookUp, Telnet, Ping, NetStat, Fiddler, and other browser tools to troubleshoot connectivity, interoperability, configuration, performance, etc.

Topics Covered in Exam

  • Requirement identification for Qlik Sense Environment: Data source access; evaluating environment options; network access configuration; authentication and authorization methods based on user requirements.
  • Installation and setup for Qlik Sense Enterprise: user access configuration; user directory connectors configuration; scheduling synchronizations; Qlik Sense proxy configuration; loading and organizing apps into streams; deploying single and multi-node architectures; determining scheduler task.
  • Environment management: Task configuration; load balancing configuration; data connector configuration; managing content libraries; installing and managing extensions; backup and restore procedures; security rules.
  • Troubleshooting and monitoring the environment: monitoring tools and logs; troubleshooting environments; Using the audit functionality; cause finding for Qlik Sense Environments issues.

Provided below, is the weightage of each topic in the exam:

TopicWeightage
Requirement identification for Qlik Sense Environment

14%

Installation and setup for Qlik Sense Enterprise

26%

Environment management

40%

Troubleshooting and monitoring the environment

20%

2. Summary

Now, you can prepare, take the exam and get certified with whichever Qlik Sense role you like. We hope the information given by us was helpful. Also, if you have any query or suggestion regarding any Qlik Sense certification, you can enter in the comment section.

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