Qlik Certifications & Qualifications

Validate your knowledge and skills in Qlik products, data analytics, and data literacy
  • Certifications vs. Qualifications

    Qlik Product Certifications are expert-level exams, designed for users with hands-on experience with a variety of Qlik applications or deployments.

    Qlik Sense Qualifications are fundamental-level exams designed for users who can demonstrate foundational and applied knowledge.

    Qlik also offers product-agnostic Data Literacy and Data Analytics Certifications.

    View each tab below for details on each exam.

  • Preparing for your Exam

    For each exam below, attain the experience listed under “Exam Prerequisites,” familiarize yourself with all of the “Recommended Preparation Resources,” and take training to get hands-on experience. Finally, use “Exam Topics” as a study guide - these are the topics used to write the exam questions!

  • Managing Credentials

    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 for our Qlik Product Certifications. By accepting your Credly digital badge invite, you can download the official certification logo, print your certificate, and share your credentials with a third party or on social media.

    For Qlik Sense Qualifications, Data Literacy and Data Analytics Certifications, your certificates and badges are stored in your profile in
    Qlik Continuous Classroom.

Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification

The Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification Exam measures your ability to identify requirements, design applications, prepare and load data, and develop applications. This exam has 50 multiple-choice questions to answer in 2 hours.

    • Practical experience developing production-quality applications in Qlik Sense
    • Experience creating dimensions, measures and objects for the master library
    • Understands user experience and design best practices and has experience building visualizations.
  • Identify Requirements (24% of the exam)
    • Describe how the Qlik Sense capabilities can assist in analysis of data.
    • Determine which Qlik products and QSE features/methods are needed to meet business requirements.
    • Translate business needs into technical requirements.
    Design Application (32% of the exam)
    • Organize the application layout to meet business needs.
    • Determine which visualizations meet business requirements.
    • Determine design elements needed for flexibility, ease of use, and maintenance.
    Prepare and Load Data (20% of the exam)
    • Apply the steps to create the associative data model using the data manager.
    • Troubleshoot basic data modeling and data issues.
    Develop Application (24% of the exam)
    • Configure dashboards and visualizations to illustrate business insights.
    • Apply steps to share business insights.

Qlik Sense Data Architect Certification

The Qlik Sense Data Architect Certification Exam measures your ability to identify requirements for data models, design and build data models, and validate the data. This exam has 50 multiple-choice questions to answer in 2 hours.

    • Practical experience developing multiple 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
  • Identify Model Requirements (10% of the exam)
    • Identify the data load and refresh requirements (e.g., tiered architecture, multiple data sources, varying refresh times)
    • Given a scenario, identify Qlik Sense features to meet customer needs (e.g., associative data model, master items, ODAG, GeoAnalytics)
    • Outline steps to implement security requirements
    Design Data Models (30% of the exam)
    • Determine an appropriate data model design to meet customer needs
    • Decide on an appropriate data model that prioritizes reuse, scalability, and efficiency (e.g., tiered architecture, data governance)
    • Determine how to manage complex scenarios (e.g., calendar, set analysis, flags, functions)
    Build Data Models (40% of the exam)
    • Create data models (e.g., join, keep, resident load, where clause, incremental load, purge strategy, variable)
    • Given a scenario, use data transformation techniques with both data load editor and data manager
    • Manage security using section access
    • Use the Qlik Converter to migrate QlikView documents to Qlik Sense applications
    • Use appropriate data connections
    Validate Data (20% of the exam)
    • Validate data models against source information using Qlik Sense visualizations
    • Resolve data modeling issues (e.g., synthetic keys, circular references, scripting errors, debugging)
    • Resolve data issues (e.g., null values, data formatting)

Qlik Sense System Administrator Certification

The Qlik Sense System Administrator Certification Exam measures your ability to identify requirements for environments, install and set up Qlik Sense Enterprise, manage environments, and monitor and troubleshoot. This exam has 50 multiple-choice questions to answer in 2 hours.

    • 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.
  • Plan Installation (20% of the exam)
    • Given a scenario, recommend environment architecture
    • Given a scenario, determine appropriate security strategies
    Install System (22% of the exam)
    • Configure initial environment for Qlik Sense access
    • Configure multi-node deployment
    • Configure proxy and virtual proxies
    Manage Content (34% of the exam)
    • Configure tasks based on business and system needs
    • Apply procedural concepts to organize external content (Content Library and Extensions)
    • Apply steps to manage streams and apps
    • Apply steps to manage privileges in the Qlik Sense deployment
    • Configure user roles and properties
    Monitor and Maintain (24% of the exam)
    • Investigate Qlik Sense errors and issues
    • Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of how to monitor system performance
    • Apply the steps to perform a backup and restore
    • Apply the steps to perform upgrade(s)