Looker Creates Certification Program

Looker, a data platform company, is introducing the Looker Certification program for people to get “Looker Certified.”

“We want those using Looker to know that we are absolutely invested in their individual success while also providing our customers and partners with a benchmark for recruiting for Looker skills,” said Tiffany Powell, global head of knowledge management at Looker. “Our goal is for people to see the certification program as a valuable tool for both their career and personal development while also providing a quantifiable validation of data and analytic skills for job searchers and job seekers alike.”  

The program is launching with two exams that are available now - a LookML Developer Certification and a Business Analyst Certification - with additional exams to be rolled out over time.   

The demand for individuals to be able to validate their Looker experience to both current and future employers continues to increase. In the first week of December 2019 alone, there were over 500 new jobs posted to LinkedIn from companies of various backgrounds that require Looker skills. 

The Looker Certification exams can be taken in-person at a testing center with a proctor, or online with a proctor via a computer camera to ensure integrity of the exam.

Each exam costs $250 per attempt, and certified individuals need to be recertified every year. Exams available include: 

  • LookML Developer: This exam is for LookML developers who are comfortable with SQL and have 3+ months experience modeling data using LookML. It covers LookML code development, maintenance, and troubleshooting, caching policies and data modeling best practices.
  • Business Analyst: This exam is for Looker users who have been creating and curating content using Looker for 5+ months. It will test skills in report development, data visualization, and dashboard best practices.

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