Talend Data Integration v6 Certified Administrator 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 administration of a comprehensive Talend solution in an enterprise setting. Emphasis is placed on system architecture, with focus on all the parts and subsystems that support a complete collaborative development environment.

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
  • Matching concepts with definitions
  • Sortable Drag & Drop questions
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Recommended Experience

General knowledge of data integration architecture and advanced features such as parallelization.

Experience with Talend Data Integration 6.x solutions, including: manual installation and configuration; project management; user management; Job deployment strategies; and troubleshooting of common issues.


To prepare for the certification exam, we recommend the following

Certification Exam Topics

DI installation, migration and configuration

  • Prerequisites to the installation
  • Installation and configuration of the Talend Administration Center
  • Configuration of an SVN repository
  • Installation and configuration of the Activity Monitoring Console
  • Installation and configuration of the Talend Log Server
  • The Data Integration Talend Architecture
  • Location of the various configuration and logs files
  • Migration process

Activity Monitoring Console

  • AMC information storage
  • Project and Jobs configuration
  • Access the AMC user interface

Command Line

  • Difference between Command Line and the Talend Studio
  • Start the Command Line in the various operating modes

Job Conductor

  • Run a Job from the Job Conductor
  • Schedule Job execution
  • Differences between Normal and Artifact tasks

Project Management

  • Create Project and users, assign authorization
  • Create and manage SVN branches
  • Reference projects

Remote execution – Job Server

  • Run a Job on a remote Job server
  • Why use context variables?


  • Different parallelization strategies
  • Components dedicated to parallelization: name, how they work, configuration
  • Enable automatic parallelization

Sample Questions

    1. The Talend Log Server is built on top of:

      Choose all that apply.

      a. ElasticSearch

      b. Kibana

      c. LogStash

      d. Rsyslog

      e. Scribe

    2. How do you create a new SVN branch?

      a. In TAC click the name of a project in the Projects section and then click Branch Management

      b. Click Add in the Branch Management section of TAC

      c. In Talend Studio click Branch Management

      d. In the Projects section of TAC click Branch Management and then choose the project

    3. What are the type of tasks that can be created in the Job Conductor

      a. Normal Task

      b. Publish Task

      c. Artifact Task

      d. Standard Task

    4. Why do you specify where the AMC reads its data?

      a. You do not

      b. Because you can run multiple AMCs from a single Talend Studio

      c. Because you can store information in separate locations for different projects

      d. Because you can set multiple locations in the Project Properties for a single project

    5. What is the default Audit database provided by the Talend Administration Center?

      a. MySQL

      b. There are no database provided by default

      c. PostgreSQL

      d. H2

    6. Where can you check the CommandLine status?

      a. In the Talend Administration Center, in the Monitoring>CommandLine section

      b. In the Talend Administration Center, in the Settings>Configuration>CommandLine section

      c. It’s not possible to check.

      d. In the Talend Studio preferences, in the Command Line section

    7. What are the default credentials to connect to the TAC?

      a. user@company.com/user

      b. dev@company.com/dev

      c. admin@company.com/admin

      d. tac@company.com/tac



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