Vantage Certified Associate Exam 2.3

Covers the Features and Functionality of Vantage 2.3 and the Advanced SQL Engine Through Release 17.10.

The Associate Exam will certify that the successful candidate has knowledge of the core concepts of Vantage 2.3 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.

Register for the Vantage Associate 2.3 Exam

To register for the Associate 2.3 Exam, visit home.pearsonvue.com/teradata and select exam: TDVAN1 Associate 2.3 Exam.

Candidates are able to register and take the Associate 2.3 Exam either in a Pearson Vue test center or remotely, at their home or office. FAQs and additional information on this option are available. This exam is open for registration on March 1, 2022.

Exam details

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
There is NO expiration for this certification.

CREDENTIALS
Successful completion of this exam will earn you a Vantage Certified Associate 2.3 certification with a digital badge.

DURATION
This exam allows 75 minutes for answering exam questions whether you are testing in a Pearson Vue test center or with a remote proctor.

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE
No Advanced SQL Engine hands-on experience is expected.

PREREQUISITES
This exam does not have any prerequisites.

COST
The cost of the Teradata Associate 2.3 Exam is $149. 

Exam objectives

For more details regarding specific exam objectives, download this PDF.

GENERAL CONCEPTS - 19%
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.

TERADATA ADVANCED SQL ENGINE ARCHITECTURE AND COMPONENTS – 24%
Candidates should understand the flow of data from source to consumption, identify the features and benefits, and the purpose of the 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, be able to identify the components of a table definition and the purpose of workload management.

SECURITY AND PRIVACY – 14%
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.

DATA WAREHOUSE ARCHITECTURES – 19%
Candidates should be able to identify the high-level concepts and major components of the data warehouse architectures, deployment options, implementation types, the data flow of data warehouses and the reasons for deploying a data warehouse architecture as well as the scalability options on Cloud and the integration options with Cloud service providers.

DATA DISTRIBUTION AND ACCESS – 12%
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.

TERADATA TOOLS AND UTILITIES – 12%
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 and BTEQ.

Exam prep

RECOMMENDED COURSES
There are two, free, web-based training courses available here:

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS
Available through Teradata Developers Exchange to help you prepare with hands on application.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
The Teradata Certification team has created sample questions to help you prepare for the exam. Access the Associate 2.3 Exam Sample Questions here.


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