Talend Master Data Management v6 Certified Developer Exam

TALEND certification exams measure candidates’ knowledge of product usage and underlying methods required to successfully implement quality projects. Preparation is critical to passing.

Certification Exam Details

Exam content is updated over time. The number and difficulty of questions may change. The passing score is adjusted to maintain a consistent standard – for example, a new exam version with more difficult questions may have a lower passing score.

These details are provided as a guideline only:

  • Approximate number of questions: 70
  • Estimated exam duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Types of questions:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response
  • True/false formats
  • Matching concepts with definitions
  • Sortable Drag & Drop questions

Recommended Experience

General knowledge of data profiling, data modeling principles, data governance concepts and data integration approaches.

Experience with Talend Master Data Management 6.x and Talend Studio, including: installation and configuration, troubleshooting; data modeling; import and export of data to/from the MDM hub; data validation using workflows; integration with MDM and Web UI capabilities.


To prepare for the certification exam, we recommend the following

  • Attend the MDM Basics and Advanced training courses
  • Study in detail the training material
  • Acquire experience using the product for at least 6 months
  • Read the product documentation

Certification Exam Topics

MDM Installation and Configuration

  • Prerequisites
  • Configuration options for a standard installation
  • Configuration details when installing MDM in a clustered environment
  • Troubleshooting and log files
  • Migration of MDM instances

Data Modeling

  • Using Talend Studio
  • Implementation approaches
  • Data modeling best practices and limitations
  • Primary and foreign keys
  • Simple and complex data types
  • Entity and element properties
  • Display properties
  • Facets
  • Validation rules
  • Matching rules and algorithms
  • Deployment and troubleshooting
  • Database storage


  • System roles
  • User and roles
  • Roles configuration options
  • MDM web UI
  • Talend MDM views
  • Viewable and searchable business elements

Event Management

  • Process types and usage
  • Trigger configuration
  • Workflows and forms definition
  • Workflow console
  • Data Stewardship console
  • Managing tasks


  • Job design
  • Talend MDM metadata
  • MDM components details
  • Import and export of data
  • Integrated matching process
  • Building data services for MDM

Sample Questions

  1. The MDM Server Log file mdm.log is available:
  2. Choose all that apply.

    a. In the MDM Web UI under Tools menu when logged in as Administrator

    b. In Talend Studio in the Console View

    c. In Talend Studio in the MDM Problems View

    d. In the MDM Web UI under Administration menu when logged in as Administrator

  3. Talend MDM supports built-in and custom simple types. Which of the following is a custom simple type?
  4. a. INTEGER

    b. STRING

    c. DATE

    d. UUID


  5. A data container and its corresponding data model must have the same name.
  6. a. TRUE

    b. FALSE

  7. What is the tMDMReceive component used for?
  8. a. Reads an XML message sent by MDM and passes it as an XML message to the component that follows

    b. Reads the master data from the MDM Hub

    c. Receives an MDM record in XML and transforms it into a flat schema

    d. None of the above

  9. When trying to delete records in the Master Data Browser in the Web UI, two options are available: Delete and Send to Trash. How can these options be described? Choose two answers. A and B
  10. a. Send to Trash action corresponds to a logical delete. Record can be restored from the recycle bin.

    b. Send to Trash action corresponds to a physical delete. Record cannot be restored.

    c. Delete action corresponds to a logical delete. Record can be restored from the recycle bin.

    d. Delete action corresponds to a physical delete. Record cannot be restored.

  11. Blocking keys are used in probabilistic matching to group records before matching.
  12. a. TRUE

    b. FALSE

  13. Which of the following services cannot be invoked directly from a trigger?
  14. a. Call Job

    b. Call Process

    c. Call Matching rule

    d. Call Workflow

  15. Which statement is true about clustering MDM Application servers?
  16. a. The application server and database server must be installed on the same machine

    b. A Load Balancer is required

    c. All the application servers in the cluster must be connected to different database instances

    d. All of the above


  1. a&b
  2. d
  3. a
  4. c
  5. a&d
  6. a
  7. c
  8. b