Talend Data Integration v7 Certified Developer Exam

Talend certification exams are designed to be challenging to ensure that you have the skills to successfully implement quality projects. Preparation is critical to passing.

This certification exam covers topics related to the development of Talend Studio data integration Jobs. Topics include, but are not limited to, using Talend Studio in a stand-alone and collaborative team environment to build, analyze, and test Jobs, accessing files and databases, joining and filtering data, orchestrating complex tasks, and following best practices.

Certification exam details

Exam content is updated periodically. The number and difficulty of questions may change. The passing score is adjusted to maintain a consistent standard.

Duration: 70 minutes
Number of questions: 60
Passing score: 70%

Recommended experience

  • At least six months of experience using Talend products
  • General knowledge of data integration architecture and advanced features such as parallelization
  • Experience with Talend Data Integration 7.x solutions, including manual installation and configuration, project management, user management, Job deployment strategies, and troubleshooting of common issues


To prepare for this certification exam, Talend recommends:

  • Taking the Data Integration Basics and Data Integration Advanced learning plans
  • Studying the material in the Talend Data Integration v7 Certified Developer preparation training modules
  • Reading the product documentation and Community Knowledge Base articles

For more information about the recommended Learning Plans, go to the Talend Academy Catalog.


After passing this certification exam, you are awarded the Talend Data Integration Developer Certified badge. To know more about the criteria to earn this badge, refer to the Talend Academy Badging program page.

Certification exam topics

Getting started

  • Define what Data Integration is
  • Understand the Talend Studio GUI
  • Create a simple Job

Joining data sources

  • Configure Talend metadata
  • Join two sources of data using the tMap component

Using context variables

  • Define a standard context variable use case
  • Use context variables in a Job
  • Run Jobs in multiple contexts

Generic schemas

  • Define a typical generic schema use case
  • Use a generic schema in a component

Creating master Jobs

  • Explain a typical master Job use case
  • Understand the order of priority to pass parameters in context variables
  • Send dynamic parameters to a child Job by overriding context variables

Best practices and documentation

  • Add documentation to a Job
  • Apply Talend best practices in Job design
  • Generate project documentation

SVN in Studio

  • Explain the key concepts of revision control (SVN)
  • Perform operations on revision control (switch, copy, and compare between branches)

Resource usages and basic debugging

  • Monitor Job resource usage in real time
  • Identify and solve common resource consumption issues
  • Debug a Job using traces debug

Parallel execution

  • Explain different parallelization options available in Studio
  • Profile the execution of a Job with and without parallelism applied

Unit test

  • Explain unit tests, how Studio implements them, and how they fit into the development lifecycle
  • Develop a test case based on an existing Job
  • Demonstrate awareness of some of the pitfalls surrounding the unit tests generated by Studio

Working with files

  • Configure basic component properties (Property Type and Schema sections)
  • Create and configure a Schema
  • Use the tMap component and configure a simple mapping
  • Use pre-defined Talend Java functions

Filtering data

  • Create a filter condition in tMap
  • Configure a filter reject output along with multiple filtered outputs

Error handling

  • Use triggers to create a sequence of subJobs
  • Use logging components in a Job design
  • Create ‘if’ triggers based on component variables

Working with databases

  • Define a database metadata
  • Set actions on tables and data
  • Customize SQL queries in database components
  • Use metadata, generic schemas, and context variables in database components

Running Jobs standalone

  • Build a Job and understand its options
  • Run a standalone Job
  • Handle contexts in standalone Jobs

Remote repositories

  • Explain key differences between a local and remote connection
  • Configure a remote connection in Studio

Remote Job execution

  • Configure remote hosts in Studio
  • Launch a Job on a remote host

Activity Monitoring Console

  • Explain the role of AMC and differentiate from other monitoring tools
  • Analyze Job performance using AMC
  • Understand the AMC GUI


  • Explain Joblets and compare to other orchestration primitives
  • Refactor and create a Joblet from an existing Job
  • Create a Joblet from the ground up
  • Incorporate a Joblet into a Job

Reference project

  • Define a reference project and use items from a reference project

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