Talend Data Integration Certified Administrator Exam

Talend certification exams measure your skills to ensure that you have the knowledge 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 a focus on all the parts and subsystems that support a complete collaborative development environment.

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: 60 minutes
Number of questions: 50
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 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 Talend Data Integration Administration learning plan
  • Studying the material in the Talend Data Integration Certified Administrator preparation training module
  • Reading the relevant product documentation:
    • Talend Data Integration Getting Started Guide 8.0
    • Talend Administration Center User Guide 8.0
    • Talend Studio User Guide 8.0
    • Talend Installation Guide 8.0
    • Talend Knowledge Center > Data Integration
    • Talend Software Development Life Cycle Best Practices Guide Cloud, 8.0
  • You should be comfortable using the Talend Help Center to search for documents that correspond with the exam topics.
  • Reading Community Knowledge Base articles 


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

Certification exam topics

Data Integration concepts

  • Define Data Integration

System Architecture

  • Define Talend developers' role and the use of Talend Studio
  • Define the purpose of each Talend module
  • Define the dependencies between modules

Talend Administration Center (TAC)

  • Configure a Git repository in Talend Administration Center
  • Create and configure the Talend Administration Center admin database
  • Set the Configuration page
  • Manage authentication methods in Talend Administration Center
  • Define users, roles, and groups
  • Manage projects and authorizations
  • Apply a patch to Talend Administration Center

Talend Studio configuration 

  • Explain the communication between Talend Administration Center and Talend Studio

Logging & Monitoring 

  • Leveraging logs in a Talend Administration Center set up
  • Using a Job conductor for monitoring


  • Configure a new JobServer and JobServer cluster
  • Deploy a Job in the conductor (compiled Job/Artifact repository Job)
  • Use triggers in the conductor
  • Create an execution plan

Using Git

  • Configure a Git repository
  • Describe and use Git features in Talend Studio