Talend Big Data 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.

This certification exam covers topics related to the development of Talend Studio Jobs to process Big Data using the MapReduce, Spark, and Spark streaming frameworks. Topics include but are not limited to general information about the Hadoop ecosystem, reading and writing tables or files in a Hadoop cluster, and processing tables or files using Hive, Pig, MapReduce, or Spark.

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: 60
  • Estimated exam duration: 1 hour

Types of questions:

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

General knowledge of Hadoop: HDFS; Map Reduce v1 and v2; Hive; Pig; HBase; Hue; Zookeeper; Sqoop and Spark.

Experience with Talend Big Data 6.x solutions and Talend Studio including metadata creation, configuration, and troubleshooting.


To prepare for the certification exam, we recommend the following

  • Take the Big Data Basics training course
  • Take the Big Data Advanced – Spark training course
  • Study in detail the training material
  • Acquire experience using the product for at least 6 months
  • Read the product documentation

Certification Exam Topics

Big Data – General concepts

  • The different YARN daemons
  • How HDFS works
  • The Hadoop ecosystem: Pig, Hive, Hue, Hbase and Sqoop
  • The process to create cluster metadata in Talend Studio
  • Different ways to test connectivity to a Hadoop cluster


  • What is HDFS?
  • Talend components dedicated to HDFS: Names, how they work, how to configure them
  • Mandatory configuration to connect to HDFS
  • Troubleshoot common issues


  • What is Hive?
  • Talend components dedicated to Hive: Names, how they work, how to configure them
  • How to create, profile and preview Hive tables
  • Troubleshoot common issues


  • What is Pig?
  • Talend components dedicated to Pig: Names, how they work, how to configure them
  • Troubleshoot common issue


  • What is HBase?
  • Talend components dedicated to HBase: Names, how they work, how to configure them
  • Troubleshoot common issues


  • What is Sqoop?
  • Talend components dedicated to Sqoop: Names, how they work, how to configure them
  • Troubleshoot common issues

Big Data Batch Jobs

  • Configuration of Job execution: cluster information, memory limits
  • How to run a Big Data Batch Job

Sample Questions

    1. You designed a Big Data Batch using the Map Reduce framework. You plan to execute it on a cluster using Map Reduce v1. What are the mandatory configuration that must be specified in the Hadoop Configuration tab of the Run view:

      Choose all that apply.

      a. Name Node

      b. Data Node

      c. Resource Manager

      d. Job Tracker

    2. What is HDFS?

      a. A data warehouse infrastructure tool to process structured data in Hadoop.

      b. A tool to import/export tables from/to the Hadoop File System

      c. A column-oriented key/value data store built to run on top of the Hadoop File System

      d. It is the primary storage system used by Hadoop applications

    3. In which perspective of the Studio can you run analysis on Hive Tables content:

      a. Profiling

      b. Integration

      c. Big Data

      d. Mediation

    4. HDFS components can only be used in Big Data Batch or Big Data Streaming Jobs:

      a. True

      b. False

    5. ZooKeeper service is mandatory to coordinate the transaction between the Talend Studio and HBase

      a. True

      b. False

    6. Select the outgoing links allowed for a tSqoopImport component

      a. Main

      b. Iterate

      c. OnSubjobOk

      d. SqoopCombine

    7. What is the name of the Pig scripting language

      a. Pig Latin

      b. Pig Scripting Language

      c. Pig QL

      d. Pig Code



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