Tableau Desktop Certified Associate

Focused on comprehensive functionality and product expertise

The Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam retires on September 30, 2021. 

Don't worry - if you purchase this exam before then you can still take it until our last exam delivery date, October 31, 2021.  If you pass, your title will be valid for two years from your exam taken date and Tableau will continue to endorse, support and promote your title through its duration. See our Frequently asked questions for more details.


This exam is available to purchase through September 30, 2021. See our FAQ for more details.

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Exam Details

This exam is for those who have a comprehensive understanding of functionality in Tableau Desktop and at least five months of applying this learning in the product. Be sure to review the full Desktop Certified Associate Exam Prep Guide before registering.


There are no required prerequisites for this exam. Everyone learns differently and every day use of Tableau varies. Recommendations for learning resources and experience with the product are guidelines, not requirements.

Learning Resources

The best preparation is experience and time with the product. During the exam, you will have access to public, online resources aside from private websites that require a login or websites & applications allowing for communication with others. We also encourage you to complete the following training courses which are available as live virtual courses, and eLearning:

Desktop I: Fundamentals.
Desktop II: Intermediate


We also recommend exploring these additional resources:



Exam Format

  • Time Limit: 2 hours; please plan for extra time for online exam setup.
  • Question Format: Multiple choice, multiple response, true/false, hands-on
  • Number of Questions: 36
  • Scoring: Automatically scored; point value varies per question type with hands-on worth more
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Language(s) Offered: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, International Spanish
  • Delivery Platform: Windows Virtual Machine containing Tableau Desktop


System Preparation

For a successful exam experience, ensure your computer, network, and the physical environment are properly configured. This includes running a system & network tech-check before the exam. Review our Exam Setup Guide for complete details. For more information, download the full Desktop Certified Associate Exam Prep Guide.


This exam is available to purchase through September 30, 2021. See our FAQ for more details.

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