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Tableau Server Certified Professional Practice Exam

Tableau Server Certified Professional

This exam is for those candidates who have a wide-ranging understanding of Tableau Server functionality in a single machine and enterprise configuration. 

Exam Prerequisites

To be eligible to take this exam, you must be an active Tableau Server Certified Associate. You should have at least nine months of hands-on Tableau Server experience.

Exam Details

  • Exam Fee: $800
  • Suggested Training: Server Architecture
  • Required Prerequisites: Must be an active Server Certified Associate
  • Suggested Product Experience: 9+ Months
  • Product Version: Currently testing on 2020.1
  • Validity: Three years

Exam Format

  • Time Limit: 7hours
  • Question Format: Application mastery: hands-on, short essay
  • Number of Questions:
  • Scoring: By committee
  • Passing Score: Pass/Fail based on a detailed scoring rubric and Tableau Desktop best practices 
  • Language(s) Offered: English
  • Delivery Platform: Windows Virtual Machine containing Tableau Desktop

Course Outline 

The Tableau Server Certified Professional exam covers the following topics – 

Architecture & Planning

  • Topology
  • Identify client components
  • Identify server components
  • Understand best practices for Tableau scalability and configuration
  • Architect Tableau Server configuration based on user requirements and resources


  • Versions
  • Identify the current version of Tableau Server
  • Obtain the latest release of Tableau Server
  • Access Tableau Server release notes
  • Research configuration and installation details with Tableau Online Help
  • Hardware Requirements
  • RAM Requirements
  • CPU Requirements
  • Hard disk requirements
  • Access requirements with Tableau Online Help
  • Software Requirements
  • List the supported Operating Systems
  • Understand browser requirements
  • Identify the SMTP Server
  • Explain the purpose and benefits of a dedicated server
  • Understand anti-virus issues
  • Understand port configurations and potential conflicts for required software or server machines
  • Research software requirements with Tableau
  • Online Help
  • Licensing
  • Explain user-based licensing
  • Activate and update any type of license key
  • Execute steps for offline activation

Process Configuration

  • Describe the function of each Tableau Services
  • Manager and Tableau Server process
  • Verify if a process is running
  • Verify correct processes are running on the appropriate servers
  • Understand the difference between simple distributed environments, redundant environments for disaster recovery and high availability

Data Source Identification and Administration

  • Identify required ports
  • Verify runtime user permissions on the database
  • Identify, locate, and install database drivers
  • Understand file, relational, and cube differences
  • Understand extract and live connection differences
  • Know the benefits of published data sources
  • Publish live data source connections and extracts using Tableau Desktop
  • Administer published data sources and embedded passwords

Infrastructure Network

  • Understand network latency implications
  • Explain the risks of Dynamic IP addressing
  • Create and troubleshoot a Run As Service account


  • Installation steps and options (including a path to install, gateway port, etc.)
  • Authentication options
  • Install Tableau Server components with various authentication options
  • Know the impact of the automatic login option
  • Set up SSL security

Understand Tableau best practices

  • Single machine environment
  • Distributed configuration
  • High availability configuration

Install Tableau Server

  • Single machine environment
  • Distributed configuration
  • High-availability configuration


  • Windows Server Configuration
  • Configure cache settings for the desired performance
  • Apply process distribution
  • Configure email alerts and subscriptions
  • Configure SSL
  • Configure optional customizations

Tableau Server Configuration

  • Configure site options
  • Configure user quotas
  • Understand who can add users
  • Set storage quotas
  • Enable and edit site subscriptions
  • Set default page for user or user group
  • Add and configure projects and nested projects
  • Use tsm to modify configuration settings, verify status, stop and start the server
  • Use tabcmd to aid in configuration and daily tasks

Adding Users

  • Manually add users
  • Set site roles
  • Import users via Active Directory or CSV file


  • Configure security and permissions
  • Sites
  • Projects
  • Groups
  • Users
  • Data Sources
  • Workbooks
  • Understand Permissions
  • System permission composition
  • Ramifications of permission design
  • Differences between allow, deny, and none
  • Tableau security model

Maintenance & Administration

  • Maintain data connections
  • Create schedules
  • Edit and delete subscriptions
  • Perform server analysis and cleanup
  • Mitigate initial-node failure in a cluster
  • Add, remove, and deactivate users
  • Update licenses
  • Start, stop, and restart
  • Use the TSM browser client and command line
  • Contrast site and sever administrator rights
  • Connect to and analyze data from the Tableau
  • PostgreSQL database
  • Understand the global nature of schedules
  • Explain the differences between extract and
  • subscription schedules


  • Understand the requirements of third-party browser cookies
  • Reset Tableau user or Tableau Run As Servicepasswords
  • Package log files for reporting
  • Use tsm to validate and configure
  • Rebuild the search index
  • Use maintenance analysis reports
  • Troubleshoot performance
  • Create a performance recording
  • Create and open support requests
  • Troubleshoot Tableau Desktop and Server interactions
  • Implement options for email alerts
  • Troubleshoot potential port issues
  • Troubleshoot anti-virus issues
  • Understand different process flows to pinpoint issues like logging in and viewing a workbook

Migration & Upgrade

  • Perform point version and full version upgrades
  • Perform a clean install
  • Migrate to different hardware

Interactions with Tableau Desktop

  • Publish a data source
  • Publish a workbook
  • Publish an extract as a data source
  • Set automatic refresh

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