My Tableau Server 10 Qualified Associate Certificate Exam Experience.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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As of August 15, I have also obtained my Tableau Server 10 Qualified Associate Certification. I will be honest, this was my second trial as I failed the first attempt with one point only! Also I would like to share some of my experience with the examination that I think it would be helpful for future exam takers. Especially for Tableau Server test because I barely find any resources for this one online.

Again Firstly, exam taking environment is really important. I will not go over again as I have indicated this on my Desktop Exam Experience.

At the end, you will be provided to with a virtual environment where both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server are installed.

  1. The virtual environment provided has US regional settings. But this time it does not make any difference because all questions involve reading and choosing the right option.
  2. Also this points are very briefly mentioned before starting the test so you may easily oversee those:
    There are shortcuts on the desktop, which are Chrome and Tableau Desktop.
    You can access Tableau Server Management console over web browser. The url is simply http://localhost and you can use admin/password credentials to log in. This is imporant because you might want to look at the management console to make sure of some of the questions.
    You can find answers to many questions using just these two links below. Also they are great to study for the exam.:
    http://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/help.htm
    http://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/get_started_server.htm

Unline Desktop Exam, there are 80 questions with 90 minutes of time because all questions are read&answer type of questions. You do not need to build or do anything on Tableau Server.

You need to score 75 so you can only answer roughly 20 questions wrongly. Be careful as the questions are quite tricky.

Time goes fast so make sure you use the time effectively through your web searches. Try marking doubtful questions to revise later. 80 question in 90 minutes!

The most trickiest questions for me were the ones about user rights and permissions. There are like 3 or 4 scenarios where you need to determine if a user or group can access the workbook or project under given circumstances.

Also if you fail on your first take, remember they simply ask the same set of questions on your second take. So almost 90% of the questions were same as the ones on my first take. I wish I knew that! :)

Also, if you have any more questions, please let me know and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. You can find my contact info here.



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