QlikView 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.

Hands-on experience and active use of Qlik software in the field are highly recommended in order to pass the certification exams.

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Managing your credentials

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.

For certificates from non-Pearson VUE certifications, please contact Qoncierge.

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QlikView Business Analyst

The QlikView Business Analyst Certification Exam tests your knowledge of interface design of QlikView applications. This certification is recommended for all roles involved in the analysis, design and layout of the QlikView application user interface.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Basic knowledge of Business Intelligence, reporting and data analysis
    • Experience working with QlikView to design applications
    • Visualization and user interface design experience
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Gather and Interpret Requirements (12% of the exam)

    • Given a set of business objectives, determine KPIs, dimensions, or measures

    Identify and Analyze Data Sources (12% of the exam)

    • Given a dataset, determine the relationships among data

    Design and Develop the QlikView Application User Interface (76% of the exam)

    • Determine the result of a given function or complex expression
    • Identify where alternate uses of expressions are appropriate
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate function or complex expression to use
    • Explain how to implement Actions/Triggers in the QlikView interface
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate object or chart type to use
    • Explain the purpose/functionality of common object properties
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate application User Interface performance tuning option to use
    • Given user requirements, identify the appropriate screen resolution

QlikView Data Architect

The QlikView Data Architect Certification Exam tests your knowledge of technical aspects of QlikView application development, including design, data modeling and scripting. This certification is recommended for all roles involved in developing, deploying and supporting QlikView applications.

Passing the QlikView Data Architect Certification Exam grants you BOTH the QlikView Data Architect and QlikView Business Analyst certifications.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Advanced knowledge of Business Intelligence, reporting and data analysis
    • Knowledge of SQL and/or other scripting languages, data modeling, data visualization and advanced QlikView functions
    • Practical experience working with QlikView to design and develop applications
    • User interface design experience
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Gather and Interpret Requirements (8% of the exam)

    • Given a set of business objectives, determine KPIs, dimensions, or measures
    • Given customer requirements, determine an appropriate solution to meet the customer needs

    Identify and Analyze Data Sources (18% of the exam)

    • Given a data set, identify quality issues
    • Determine the expected effects of data quality issues
    • Given a data set, determine how the data characteristics at the field level will affect the QlikView data model (e.g., performance, accuracy)
    • Interpret an entity relationship (ER) diagram
    • Given a data set, determine the relationships among data
    • Given a data set, determine how the relationships among data will affect the QlikView data model (e.g., performance, accuracy)

    Create the QlikView Associative Data Model (39% of the exam)

    • Explain methods and considerations for connecting to different types of data sources
    • Describe the circumstances under which different load strategies should be used
    • Explain the circumstances under which QVD files and/or n-tiered data architectures should be recommended
    • Describe the use and properties of fact tables and dimension tables
    • Explain load techniques relevant to data transformation
    • Explain the use of QlikView functions to transform data
    • Explain how to resolve complex calendar scenarios
    • Explain the use and effects of different types of joins
    • Given business requirements, determine appropriate section access configuration
    • Given a scenario, determine how to resolve table association issues (e.g., synthetic keys/circular references, data types)
    • Explain the use of control statements and/or variables
    • Explain the purpose and functionality of the Table Viewer/System Fields
    • Determine the root cause for discrepancies between values in legacy reports and QlikView values
    • Explain the purpose and functionality of QlikView troubleshooting tools or functions
    • Given a script, determine the cause and/or solution for a script error

    Design and Develop the QlikView Application User Interface (25% of the exam)

    • Determine the result of a given function or complex expression
    • Identify where alternate uses of expressions are appropriate
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate function or complex expression to use
    • Explain how to implement Actions/Triggers in the QlikView interface
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate object or chart type to use
    • Explain the purpose/functionality of common object properties
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate application performance tuning option to use
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate reload performance tuning option to use

    Deliver the QlikView Application (10% of the exam)

    • Describe how to give the user information or direction for using the application
    • Explain the purpose and functionality of the QV Server and Publisher
    • Determine the circumstances under which particular client types can be used

QlikView System Administrator

The QlikView System Administrator Certification Exam tests your knowledge of managing a QlikView Server and Publisher environment. This exam tests your ability to install and configure QlikView Server and Publisher, perform administrative tasks, and troubleshoot problems and errors.


  • Exam Prerequisites
    • Basic knowledge of Business Intelligence, reporting, data analysis
    • Experience working with the QlikView product suite, specifically the Server and Publisher components
    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows Server based environments
  • Exam Domain Areas

    Install and Configure the Environment (22% of the exam)

    • Explain the purpose of different QlikView services
    • Determine the appropriate service installation to meet customer requirements
    • Determine how to share system resources between QlikView services
    • Determine the implications and outcomes of a specific configuration 

    Administer the Environment (35% of the exam)

    • Differentiate between functionality of licensed and unlicensed Publisher
    • Determine the appropriate task type to meet customer requirements
    • Determine an appropriate method to monitor tasks
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate options for configuring a task
    • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate CAL type to use and describe methods to apply CAL types
    • Describe how to proactively manage QlikView platform infrastructure
    • Determine an approach to proactively manage Windows platform infrastructure (e.g., IIS, event logs, folder permissions) 

    Troubleshoot the Environment (43% of the exam)

    • Identify an error based on log file information
    • Determine the appropriate steps to identify issues (e.g., user reported, dialog box)
    • Determine the cause of common performance issues
    • Determine the appropriate system resource allocation to meet requirements
    • Determine an appropriate strategy to resolve a performance issue
    • Determine the cause of an environmental issue
    • Describe how to handle client-server communications problems