The Associate Exam will certify that the successful candidate has knowledge of the core concepts of Vantage 1.1 and the Advanced SQL Engine. The candidate understands relational database concepts, the major components, core features and functionality, security and privacy, and Teradata data distribution and data access methods—including a basic understanding of Teradata Tools and Utilities. FAQs related to this exam and certification can be found here.
To register for the Associate Exam, visit home.pearsonvue.com/teradata and select exam: TDBL 1:16.20 Associate Exam.
Candidates are able to register and take the Associate Exam either in a Pearson Vue test center or remotely, at their home or office. FAQs and additional information on this option are available.
All Teradata 14 certification holders can bypass the Associate Exam and take any Advanced SQL Engine job role exam—Administrator, Developer, or System Architect.
There is NO expiration for this certification.
No Advanced SQL Engine hands-on experience is expected.
Successful completion of this exam will earn you a Vantage Certified Associate certification with a digital badge.
This exam does not have any prerequisites
This exam allows 75 minutes for answering exam questions whether you are testing in a Pearson Vue test center or with a remote proctor.
The cost of the Teradata Associate Exam is $149. Please visit home.pearsonvue.com/teradata for details. Bulk discount vouchers for 10 or more exams can be purchased through Pearson VUE.
For more details regarding specific exam objectives, download this PDF.
Candidates should have an understanding of relational concepts, the characteristics of a relational database and dimensional model, as well as an understanding of the use cases for deploying relational and dimensional models.
Candidates should be able to identify the high-level concepts and major components of the data warehouse architecture, deployment options, implementation types, the data flow of data warehouses and the reasons for deploying a data warehouse architecture.
Candidates should understand the flow of data from source to consumption, identify the features and benefits, and the purpose of both physical and logical components of the Advanced SQL Engine, the features and benefits and the definitions of objects in the Advanced SQL Engine, be able to identify space classification and how space is used and be able to identify the components of a table definition.
Candidates should be able to identify use cases of Primary, Secondary, and Join indexes, the impact the Primary Index has on data distribution, the differences between Primary Index and Primary Key, the types, levels and functionality of locking and the purpose and components of the access layer.
Candidates should be able to identify user privacy and security mechanisms available to the SQL Engine, features for managing user privileges, and functions and types of authentication.
Candidates must be able to identify the common data integration techniques and their uses, the features and functions of the administering and monitoring tools and the common access tools available within the Teradata client tools and their uses. This includes Teradata Studio Express, Teradata App Center and BTEQ.
Teradata Certification partners with Teradata University to provide courses that relate to each exam.
The Teradata Certification team has created sample questions to help you prepare for the exam. Access the Associate Sample Questions here.
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