Talend Data Integration v6 Certified Administrator Exam

Talend certification exams measure candidates' skills to ensure that they 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 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 standardfor example, a new exam version with more difficult questions may have a lower passing score.

Approximate number of questions: 60
Time limit: 1 hour (60 minutes)
Types of questions:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response
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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, Talend recommends:

Certification Exam Topics

DI installation, migration, and configuration

  • Prerequisites to installation
  • Installation and configuration of Talend Administration Center
  • Configuration of an SVN repository
  • Installation and configuration of Activity Monitoring Console (AMC)
  • Installation and configuration of Talend Log Server
  • Talend Data Integration architecture
  • Location of various configuration and log files
  • Migration process

Activity Monitoring Console

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

Command Line

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

Job Conductor

  • Running a Job from Job Conductor
  • Scheduling Job execution
  • Differences between normal and artifact tasks

Project Management

  • Creating projects and users, assigning authorization
  • Creating and managing SVN branches
  • Reference projects

Remote executionJob Server

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


  • Parallelization strategies
  • Components dedicated to parallelization: name, how they work, configuration
  • Enabling automatic parallelization

Sample Questions

    1. Talend Log Server is built atop:

      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 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 choose the project

    3. What type of tasks 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 specify that

      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 designate multiple locations in the Project Properties for a single project

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

      a. MySQL

      b. No databases are provided by default

      c. PostgreSQL

      d. H2

    6. Where can you check the CommandLine status?

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

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

      c. It is not possible to check.

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

    7. What are the default credentials for connecting to TAC?

      a. user@company.com/user

      b. dev@company.com/dev

      c. admin@company.com/admin

      d. tac@company.com/tac



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