Talend Data Integration 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

Duration: 90 minutes
Number of questions: 55
Passing score: 70%

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

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:


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

Certification exam topics

Getting started with data integration

  • Define Talend Data Integration
  • Describe the Talend Studio GUI
  • Create a simple Job

Joining and filtering data

  • Define and configure Talend metadata
  • Join two sources of data using the tMap component
  • Define the tMap Join settings and its rejected capture mechanism
  • 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

Orchestrating Jobs

  • Explain a typical master Job use case
  • Describe the order of priority to pass parameters in context variables
  • Send dynamic parameters to a child Job by overriding context variables
  • Explain Joblets and compare them 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
  • Explain different parallelization options available in Studio
  • Profile the execution of a Job with and without parallelism applied

Project management

  • Explain key differences between a local and remote connection
  • Configure a remote connection in Talend Studio
  • Explain the key concepts of revision control (Git)
  • Perform operations on revision control
  • Define a reference project and use items from a reference project

Working with files

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

Using context variables

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

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

Deploying Jobs

  • Build a Job and understand its options
  • Run a standalone Job
  • Handle context variables in standalone Jobs
  • Configure remote hosts in Studio
  • Launch a Job on a remote host


  • Debug a Job using Traces Debug