Monday, 20 May 2013

Talend Certification Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Recently, I have cleared Talend Open Studio Certification exam for Data Integration. Most of the users have some doubts or questions regarding the certification. Before giving the exam I have done some research on the exam. So in today's post I am going to compile list of frequently asked questions related to the Talend Certification. Here it goes:

Question. What are the exam objectives for the Talend Open Studio for Data Integration Certification?
Answer.  TOS for DI certification exam will only cover the topics from the objectives mentioned in the below links:

Question.  What is the cost of the Exam and from where I can buy it?

Answer. Cost of the Exam is $100 and you can buy the exam by visiting the link

When you purchase a Talend Certification Exam, you receive an e-mail within two business days that includes all the information you need to access and complete the online test.

Question.  What kind of questions will be there in Talend Certification exam?
Answer.  Exam will have Multiple choice questions and answers. Most of the questions will be single answer and  there will be few questions with multiple answers.

Question.  How many questions will be there and the time duration to complete the exam?
Answer. For TOS DI certification exam there will be 60-70 questions. I am not sure about the time duration of the exam as I have not see any time ticker while giving the exam. However, Talend representatives has told me that one should be allowed to complete the exam in 60 minutes.

Question.  What’s the passing score of the certification exam?
Answer. Passing score of the exam is 80%. e.g. If there are 60 exam questions then to pass the exam you should at least answer 48 questions correctly.

Question.  Do I have to visit any prometric exam center for taking the Exam?
Answer. There is no need to visit any prometric center for the exam. The exam is purely online and can be given from anywhere.

Question.   Can I Retake the exam, If I am not able to pass the exam in first attempt?
Answer. Each purchase grants you a single attempt to pass the exam. So if you can not pass the exam in first attempt then you can always buy it again.

Question.  Will there be question related to Data Quality or Custom component creation?
Answer. The questions are all taken directly from the objectives mentioned in links below – no other topics are covered. Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, Module 1 & Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, Module 2

Question.  What’s the difficulty level of the exam?
Answer. This is a difficult question to answer. However, I will say that the difficulty level of the TOS DI certification exam is Medium. Just because of the fact that the passing score is 80% which is on thee higher side. However, if some one have good hands on experience on Talend open Studio then it will not be difficult to pass the exam.

Question.  Is there any training/course material available for the certification exam?
Answer. Yes, there are On-Demand training modules provided by Talend for covering Topics/Objectives. Cost of the On-Demand training modules in $500. You can buy the access to their on-Demand training from the link

You can also refer to the below links covering most of the exam objectives:

1. Creating Metadata in the Repository:

2. Performing Transformations and Look up operations in Talend:

3. Context Parameters and Variables:

4. Performing various Database Operations in Talend:

5. Working with Custom Routines in Talend:

6. Understanding Important Talend components with Examples:

6.  Other Important  learning in Talend:
Please let me know, if you have any other questions. I will be happy to answer.


  1. Do you have any Talend Data Integration v6 Certified Developer Exam dumps . Could you please share it with me (

  2. Hi Vikram,
    Thank you for all articles,
    I am new to Talend, I need your help.
    May i know get all FTPFfileList properties for set of files?


  3. Hi Vikram,
    Thanks you for all articles. Can you please help on getting me dumps for exam

    Swarna kumar

  4. Thanks for all the information!

    Could you please share me the dumps if you have any.(Mail ID:


  5. empty file validation in talend

  6. Hi All,
    Could you please share the dump file to me email :

    Thanks & Regards

  7. Hi All,could you please share the dump file to me email


    What is the version you are referring to certification exam, the v6 exam refers SVN integration, AMC console e.t.c

    1. Hi All,
      Please share dump file if you have any to me (