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Aspiring Developer essentials

Hi everybody!

I am a QlikView enthusiast and an aspiring developer.


I was wondering if there is a single source of truth on how to become a QlikView developer? I am trying to get my head around the essentials to be a successful developer for e.g. certification etc.?


Please please can seasoned developers quantify/throw some light on minimum must-have skills and experience e.g. ETL, Data modelling, SQL etc.1-3 years of development experience from an employers perspective?



Thanks in advance

Nish

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oknotsen
Master III
Master III

I would like to suggest you to look into the "QlikView Developer" training, as offered by Qlik or the whole training program we offer:

http://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/qlikview-training

Here is a list of all the Developer trainings currently scheduled in the UK:

Qlik Training Search Results

You can find information about certification here:

http://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/qlikview-certification

May you live in interesting times!
mark6505
Partner
Partner

Hi,

Yer i would advise the training courses, then getting some experience actually developing some dashboards. I think they say a year or two experience if best before trying the exams.

Mark

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Author

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Any chance you could expand on skill set i.e. minimum must-have skills for e.g. SQL, data modelling etc.? Is external training and certification mandatory to get one's foot in the door?

Nish

marcus_sommer
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

A very good source for this are Books and literature.

- Marcus

oknotsen
Master III
Master III

Not sure who "they" are, but that sounds like complete overkill. 3 till 6 months of experience is more then enough to be able to get Qlik certified. Doing the training could reduce this time even.

Note that these are averages. We have had people with 3+ year experience and still failing, though this usually is due to either not speaking the certification languages (there are 8 available) as a first language or never learned the actual way of how you should work with Qlik software.

May you live in interesting times!
oknotsen
Master III
Master III

If you are working for a partner and they can get you a job at a customer, no need.

Trying it as self-employed? Face it:

Would you hire someone without any related experience and certifications? I would take the person who knows what he is doing.

May you live in interesting times!
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Thanks Marcus. Just had a peek at your document - looks very good on the surface. Will have a good look at it later today. Thanks again, much appreciated.

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Author

Hi

Thanks for your reply and time.

No, I am not working for a partner - how do one go about it?

I have come across QlikView jobs on many jobsites where the spec do not mention certification - is that a norm now or am i missing something?

Nish

Siva_Sankar
Master II
Master II

Best way to kick of learning  is here New to QlikView Videos

Basics discussion How should i learn basic of qlikview ?

Blogs to follow https://community.qlik.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2013/03/22/the-qlikosphere-external-resources--p...

QV tutorial here https://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-7054

Finally book Qlikview 11 for developers by Barry & Mike Garcia

regards,

siva