KNIME Certification Program

Measure and certify your KNIME and data science expertise.

The KNIME Certification Program measures your expertise with different concepts of KNIME Software as well as current data science skills.

On-demand examinations

You can login and purchase a ticket for your examination now and take it in the upcoming 90 days.

⚠️ Please note that you will need a KNIME account in order to take an on-demand examination. If you have taken an exam in the past, please make sure that the email address associated with your KNIME account matches the one that you have used previously. If you are unsure about this, please reach out to

⚠️ When passing an exam, you will automatically be issued a digital badge through our technology partners. If you would like to opt-out, please contact us at

Available Examinations

Important: The L1 to L3 levels within KNIME Certification Program are consecutive, i.e., one can only take the L2 examination once the L1 has been passed. Course levels currently have only one corresponding exam, for example, the L1-DS and L1-DW prepare you for the ​​L1: Basic Proficiency in KNIME Analytics Platform exam.

L1: Basic Proficiency in KNIME Analytics Platform

Prerequisites: None
Recommended Preparation Courses: L1-DS or L1-DW
30 minute multiple-choice exam: 15 questions

Topics Covered:

  • General concepts of KNIME Analytics Platform
  • Importing/exporting data
  • Data manipulation and aggregation
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L2: Advanced Proficiency in KNIME Analytics Platform

Prerequisites: L1 Certification
Recommended Preparation Courses: L2-DS or L2-DW
45 minute multiple-choice exam: 25 questions

Topics Covered:

  • Flow variables
  • Configuration nodes
  • Dates and times
  • Workflow control
  • Data visualization and exploration
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L3-PC: Proficiency in KNIME Software for Collaboration and Productionizing of Data Science

Prerequisites: L1 & L2 Certification
Recommended Preparation Course: L3-PC
55 minute multiple-choice exam: 35 questions

Topics Covered:

  • Working with KNIME Server
  • Collaboration (snapshots, permissions, comparison)
  • Remote workflow execution and orchestration
  • Deploying KNIME workflows as applications and services (REST)
  • Creating data apps with components for KNIME WebPortal
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L4-TP: Text Processing in KNIME Analytics Platform

Prerequisites: L1, L2, & L3 Certification
Recommended Preparation Course: L4-TP
65 minute multiple-choice exam: 45 questions

Topics Covered:

  • General text mining concepts
  • Introduction to text processing and Importing text
  • Creating Document objects, parsing and tagging
  • Cleaning and transforming text into numeric representations
  • Advanced applications, such as visualizations of world frequencies and topic modeling
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Special Topic Examinations

KNIME Server Administration

Prerequisites: L1 Certification
Recommended Preparation Course: L2-KA
90 minute multiple-choice exam: 50 questions

Topics Covered:

  • General KNIME Software Components and Best Practices
  • KNIME Server REST
  • KNIME Server Storage
  • KNIME Server Authentication
  • KNIME Server Architecture
  • KNIME Server Logs
  • KNIME Server Configuration and Distributed Executors
  • KNIME Server Security
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Frequently Asked Questions

I don't see any certification exams in the store: What can I do?

It takes a couple of minutes for past exams to be synced to LearnUpon. They will show up automatically once the sync is complete. If you don't see any exams after 10 minutes, please reach out to

How can I prepare for the exams?

While there are several options for how to prepare for the examinations, we recommend participating in one of our courses. The naming scheme of KNIME Courses makes it easy to identify the equivalent level in KNIME Certification Program: For instance, the two courses with the prefix [L1-DS] and [L1-DW] will prepare you for the L1 examination. Please have a look at the Courses Overview page for more information about our course program.

Since we currently don't offer a course for the KNIME Server Administration exam, please use the following material to prepare for the examination:

How many questions do I have to answer correctly to pass an exam?

The pass mark for any examination is 70%.

Do I have to install additional software before taking the exam?

Since the examination is implemented with LearnUpon, please make sure that your setup fulfills the system requirements of LearnUpon. We are not using any SCORM or Tin Can / xAPI content, so that you can discard this section.

Am I allowed to use additional material during the examination?

No. Please make sure that you only have the browser window/tab with the examination open. If English is not your native language, feel free to use a translation service during the exam. You are, in particular, not allowed to use KNIME Analytics Platform, KNIME Hub, or other KNIME-related resources during the examination.

How can I retake an examination?

Don't worry, you are allowed one retake of an exam as per the Terms and Conditions. You will be able to immediately retake it or prepare some more for a later retake.

What is a digital badge and what can I use it for?

Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential or certification that can be verified in real-time. Representing your achievements as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified (in contrast to "paper certificates"). Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you are capable of. You can share your skills on social media to build a digital CV or share it with a future employer.

My employer doesn't accept digital badges, can I get a regular certificate?

Once you have claimed your digital badge, you can select "Print" in the sharing options to generate a PDF version of the digital badge for your employer.

Where can I find the Terms and Conditions?

The most important points in condensed form:

  • Certificates are valid for two years after passing the examination
  • You are allowed to retake an examination once within 3 months after the examination
  • If you fail the exam on a retake, you are not allowed to register for a new examination for 3 months
  • No external help is allowed during the examination

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