Qlik Sense Certification

Certification validates your Qlik knowledge and skills against an established and objective level of competency.

Preparing for your exam

For each exam below, gain the experience listed under ‘Exam Prerequisites’, familiarize yourself with all of the ‘Recommended Preparation Resources’, and attend training and get hands-on experience with the product.

Want to know the topics on the exam? Study the ‘Exam Domain Areas’ listed below.

Training is the beginning of your learning journey, but it may not give you enough skills and knowledge to pass the certification exams. Hands-on experience and active use of Qlik Sense Enterprise in a production environment are highly recommended.

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Use Qlik CertTracker to view and manage your certifications. You will be given access to Qlik CertTracker when you create an account on the Pearson VUE web site. After you pass your exam, access Qlik CertTracker to download the official certification logo, print your certificate and share your credential with a third party.

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Qlik Sense Business Analyst

The Qlik Sense Business Analyst Certification Exam measures your ability to identify requirements, design applications, prepare and load data, and develop applications. This exam is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense, and has 50 questions to complete in 2 hours.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Experience developing production-quality applications in Qlik Sense
    • Experience creating dimensions, measures and objects for the master library
    • Visualization and user interface design experience and understanding of design best practices
  • Recommended Preparation Resources
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Identify Requirements (20% of the exam)

    • Describe benefits of Qlik Sense features (e.g., smart search, responsive design, green-white-gray-light gray, APIs, extensions, web mashups, bookmarks, and stories)
    • Evaluate business requirements for feasibility to implement within the Qlik platform
    • Based on requirements identify the KPIs, dimensions, and measures
    • Select security options to meet business requirements

    Design Applications (22% of the exam)

    • Determine visualizations needed to meet business requirements
    • Determine methods needed to meet business requirements
    • Determine sheets needed to meet business requirements
    • Select the order of sheets within the application to provide an overall flow for user

    Prepare and Load Data (18% of the exam)

    • Identify data sources required for to meet the business requirements
    • Determine the steps and options to create a basic data model using the data manager
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot basic data modeling issues

    Develop Applications (40% of the exam)

    • Create applications using the available visualization design tools
    • Use appropriate calculated fields, dimensions, and master items based on the design
    • Identify options for implementing calculations within the application
    • Apply the steps to build bookmarks and stories
    • Distinguish editing capabilities between a published and unpublished application
    • Determine the source of rendering issues in applications

Qlik Sense Data Architect

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 is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense, and has 50 questions to complete in 2 hours.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Experience developing at least two 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
  • Recommended Preparation Resources
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Identify Requirements for Data Models (16% 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 (28% 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 (34% 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 (22% 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

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 is based on the June 2018 release of Qlik Sense, and has 50 questions to complete in 2 hours.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • 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.
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Identify Requirements for the Qlik Sense Environment (14% of the exam)

    • Evaluate environment options for a Qlik Sense deployment based on requirements
    • Given a scenario, ensure Qlik Sense has access to required data sources
    • Understand how to configure network access
    • Determine the correct authentication and authorization method based on requirements

    Install and Set Up Qlik Sense Enterprise (26% of the exam)

    • Given a scenario, decide how to configure user access to Qlik Sense
    • Configure user directory connectors and schedule synchronizations
    • Determine the appropriate Qlik Sense proxy configuration
    • Make decisions about loading and organizing apps into streams
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how to deploy single- or multi-node architectures
    • Determine the type of scheduler needed to support tasks

    Manage the Environment (40% of the exam)

    • Configure tasks
    • Given a scenario, determine the load balancing configuration
    • Given a scenario, determine how to configure data connectors
    • Manage content libraries
    • Install and manage extensions
    • Perform backup and restore procedures
    • Perform upgrade procedures
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate security rule

    Monitor and Troubleshoot the Environment (20% of the exam)

    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate monitoring tools or logs to troubleshoot Qlik Sense Enterprise environments
    • Use the audit functionality
    • Given a scenario, find the root cause of issues in Qlik Sense environments