When I questioned myself, does certification really important in my career with Qlik? My answer is yes, and this is almost every time! However, certification does not replace years of experience and both complement each other just well. When it comes to passing the certification exam, I feel I should try to answer one generic topic and I feel this should be here on top, so it is, if you only do these certifications because you need to do it, you will fail it in 80% cases! Remember, it is not just a tag, but it actually validate your skills on the QLIK technology and one of the true value of having these certifications is to allow the company to stay as an elite partner. For consultants or developers that looking to start their data adventure with Qlik, this is the drills.
About the QLIK Certifications.
There are a total of six exams available for Qlik products at the moment. Three for Qlikview and three for Qlik Sense and they are pretty much identical to each other in term of the objectives for the exam.
Firstly is the Qlikview Designer and Developer. The typical one and also owned by most of the Qlikview consultants. Taking the developer exam will grant you, designer, too. So it is reasonable basically for everyone to take developer instead of the designer only.
Qlikview Designer & Qlikview Developer and How to Pass Certification exam?
The typical one and also owned by most of the Qlikview consultants. Taking the developer exam will grant you, designer, too. So it is reasonable basically for everyone to take developer instead of the designer only. You might think I am adding nonsense for saying this, but in order to pass the developer exam, the only way is to memorise a lot of things you probably will never use in real Qlikview deployment. I took the exam after using Qlikview for about 3 months and never have had any experience in developing business intelligence applications before. Do a lot of hands-on and get to know Qlikview development in general inside out. You can get all details of the exam Course to contain here as well as the Practice Exam to prepare for the Qlikview Designer & Developer Certification
Qlikview System Administrator and How to pass Qlikview System Administrator exam?
This exam does require intensive daily usage of the Qlikview management console and a few years of windows administrator experience. When you planned to do this exam, make sure you understand the QMC in detail, this ranges from applying for the licence, setting up DMZ, data refresh, differences between publisher and non-publisher, and lastly how to architect a high availability and resilient Qlikview environment. You can get all details of the exam Course to contain here as well as the Practice Exam to prepare for the Qlikview System Administrator Certification
Basically the vision for Qlik. A lot of consultants that came from Qlikview background ought to think Qlik Sense is a crap product. To be honest, I understand perfectly from their standpoint. It is not a middle-ware that can do everything, but a self-service product that allows people to do the analysis themselves. Many don’t know about Qlik Sense’s API, the backbone that allows developers to do embedded analytics on websites.
Qlik Sense Business Analyst details and How to Pass the Certification?
Among all other exams by Qlik, I believe this exam is less popular. And the probable reason that it is really not simple, but the choices with choosing which visualisations to use really vary to different entities. While this exam focusing on mostly about the best practices of using different charts and graphs, it encouraged a lot of memorising. Qlik blog is the only resources I used to study for this exam. So if you are the one who needs to validate his or her skill of choosing the right visuals, this exam is for you. Just Go for it. You can get all details of the exam Course to contain here as well as the Practice Exam to prepare for the Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification
Qlik Sense Data Architect details and How to Pass the Certification?
As the name suggests, the exam is focused solely on the data model, and the rest of the questions are more likely about the latest new features in Qlik Sense. For newbie developer who is stressed by the employer to get certified, do not afraid or fuss about the certifications because of experience matter! Please build lots of QS applications and ship them with Qlik cloud which is free. One of the best examples is to help your colleague or other departments to do advanced analytics. You can get all details of the exam Course to contain here as well as the Practice Exam to prepare for the Qlik Sense Data Architect Certification
Qlik Sense System Administrator details and How to Pass the Certification?
It is actually much easier exam. The questions are now more focused inside out of Qlik management console. There are not many objectives to be memorised but hands-on experience is really important. For example, things like token counting, apps auditing, sync rules, and lastly user directories are really popular within the exam. Some CMD commands are also helpful, such as netstat, nslookup etc. You can get all details of the exam Course to contain here as well as the Practice Exam to prepare for the Qlik Sense System Administrator Certification
So this is how the Qlikview and Qlik Sens goes about, you can choose the best feet.
All the very best!