I have passed both the Qualified Associate and the Certified Professional Server exams.
Without giving away much detail around it I found the Qualified Associate exam very simple. At the time I was using Tableau Server for 6 months with multiple different configurations. Spend a little time studying the prep guide along with the recommended reading material and you will be fine.
Professional is much more difficult and takes a commitment to pass.
Hi Rich Hemmings ,
I am also looking for the same ,I too having difficulty on finding exact study material for Qualified Associate Exam.
I searched but ended up with tableau paid online courses ,there are few WebEx recorded session under tableau learning but I too feel that its not enough and specially for server nothing much present in tableau learning link . I am hoping someone will reply with exact online/ good books/ courses to help reinforce knowledge and ensure exam success.
Thanks for asking this question .
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Have you read the administration guide? If not, read it.
After that go down each skill that will be measured on the task, most if not all are in the guide...otherwise search the tableau website.
I have read it,I am working on tableau server from last 1 year and I refer it most of the time.
I found this guide having basic understanding material .Do you think its enough?.Regarding tableau site I have explored most of the links.If this guide is enough for Tableau Server 8 Qualified Associate exam then its great .
Thanks for reply.
Yes...in my opinion it is enough.
I also agree--I was able to pass the Qualified Associate test primarily having studied the Admin guide.
Agree with everyone. Reading the Admin guide front-to-back and actually playing with Tableau Server will prepare you for the QA exam. The certification exam is significantly harder and requires you to understand the ins and outs of the platform, concepts, best-practice concepts. White papers, blogs and significant hands-on experiencing installing/uninstalling, breaking, fixing the platform will get you prepared for the Certified Professional exam.
Beyond QA ---
As a habit, you should read all the release notes for the products; re-read the admin guide each time a new update from Tableau is released as new or modified techniques may be introduced. Stay updated with the tabadmin, tabcmd and API functions. Know how the logs, how to interpret maintenance and performance reports, use Windows Administrative tools and features well.
Wish someone would write a comprehensive blog or book
I wrote a blog after passing the Desktop 8 QA Exam on the preparation I did. Hope this helps and best of luck studying!
Thanks Salman but we need it for Server, not Desktop. Very different animals.
Please don't hijak this thread.
The topic is about the SERVER qualification.
The qualified associate exams are easier than the Certified Professional ones, but I think Tableau recommend 3+ months experience using the tool.
Have you attended any Tableau conferences? I've found these really helpful.
There are also courses available from Tableau. Check out their website.
Wondering if you have completed your Server QA exam now?
And if so, what was your experience? (with reference to the above conversation regarding difficulty, content etc.)
It's in a couple of weeks!!
I'll feedback afterwards
I also have some materials which may help you guys.
Well, best of luck!!
If you could feedback that would be great, it would be useful for me personally (and I assume others) to know your experience.