The London Alteryx User Group are offering a FREE Alteryx Core Certifcation Evening on Tuesday 26th March 2019 between 5:30-8:30PM (Venue TBC).
Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Alteryx-User-Group-London-UK/events/258870079/ to sign up your spot to complete the Core Certification in person with the London Alteryx User Group. Spaces are extremely limited, so please only register if you are yet to complete your Alteryx Core Certification and are able to attend on the night. Only registered members will be allowed to enter.
5:30 - 6:00PM: Arrival, Welcome & Set Up
6:00 - 6:30PM: Exam Prep, What to expect, Hints & Tips, Sample Questions
6:30-8:30PM: Exam (2 hour time limit)
Attendees must bring their own laptops (& power) as well as their own Alteryx designer license. WiFi will be available for the exam.
As well as signing up on MeetUp, Attendees must register at the following link in FEBRUARY to take the Exam in MARCH: https://pages.alteryx.com/AlteryxCertification-LP.html
Any questions/concerns then email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audience: Everyone! Whether you are just beginning your journey in analytics or a seasoned professional, this exam is an opportunity to prove your skills with Designer. This exam is a pre-requisite for advanced level exams.
Description: The Alteryx Designer Core product certification exam is intended to test your aptitude around the 'core' toolset in Alteryx. The 'core' toolset was determined by the top 20 most used tools in the Alteryx Designer in addition to understanding basic UI/operational elements. The Alteryx Designer Core exam is the most basic of the certification offerings.
Skills Measured: Interface Elements, Basic workflow building concepts, Input Data, Browse, Select, Filter, Formula, Join, Summarize, Union, Output Data, Sort, Tool Container, Comment, Unique, Text Input, Cross Tab, Data Cleansing, Transpose, Append Fields, Text to Columns
Questions: 80 Questions
Question Type: Multiple-Choice
Exam Time: 2 Hours (90 sec/question)
Reminders, prep materials, etc. will be sent via email in the lead up to the exam.
Thanks @ElizabethB , that's great news and a great idea - having to plan ahead apparently adds "friction" to the process !
Yours in Partner Certification (no smug emojis ,apparently !)
PS we will be holding a beer and pizza certification evening in the Channel Islands in April in homage/imitation of @Joe_Lipski 's great idea.
Thanks Joe, it's easier for us here since we are in close proximity, but we are just thinking of ways that we can help people get over "the fear" !
On that topic, and a propos nothing, here's my personal perspective on the Certification process;
What we emphasise to our User Group members is that no-one knows that you are taking the exam, it is free, so you have nothing to lose and can only gain from investing 2 hours of your time to at worst find out what you don't know.
Hopefully you get to share the certificate on LinkedIn !
One of the many beauties of Alteryx is that there is more than one way to skin a cat so you will find your own way of solving problems.
The exams, along with the Weekly Challenges, led me to learn new techniques - you can't know too much !
Our Community, and the amazing fact that the Certifications are FREE, are one of the glories of Alteryx.
No, I do not think you will need to re-register. According to @ElizabethB's post it sounds as though the core certification will be accessible via the community from March 8th, so we will know more after this date!
The only thing to bare in mind is that it's only possible to take the exam once every seven days, so if you were planning on attempting ahead of the in person evening then make sure you do this prior on or before the 18th March (8 days prior).
I will send out a mail later in the week once I know the extent of the changes happening on the 8th!
We've set the date for Jersey; it's July 16th if any of you happen to be on our beautiful island !
We've now got 3 clients with Advanced too, with others preparing, so we'll be giving it a push.
Thanks to everyone for their help, particularly @Joe_Lipski for putting together the materials.
See some of you in Nashville !