Vantage Administration Exam

Teradata Certification

About the exam

Covers features and functionality of Vantage Release 2.2 and the Advanced SQL Engine through release 17.05.

The Administration Exam establishes that the candidate has the knowledge and skills of a Vantage Administrator that are necessary relating to Monitoring Vantage, Performance Management, Security Management and Auditing, User Administration, Database Management and Workload Management and Integration necessary to monitor Vantage. FAQs related to this exam and certification can be found here.

Registration information

Vantage Administration Exam

REGISTRATION is available on March 1, 2022

Candidates are able to register and take the Administration Exam either in a Pearson Vue test center or remotely, at their home or office. FAQs and additional information on this option are available.

Questions? Email the certification team.

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Recertification requirements

The Vantage Administration certification does not expire.


This exam allows 105 minutes for answering exam questions whether you are testing in a Pearson Vue test center or with a remote proctor.


Successful completion of this exam will earn you a Vantage Administration certification with a digital badge.


There are no prerequisites for the Administration Exam.

recommended experience

The audience for this exam are cloud administrators, DBAs, DevOps, IT Operators, developers, architects, data engineers, database administrators, Application DBAs, and others seeking to advance careers. We would expect the successful candidate to have 2-3 years of Vantage Administration experience and 1+ years of Vantage Administration on the cloud experience.


The cost of the Teradata Vantage Administration Exam is $299.
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For more details regarding specific exam objectives, download this PDF.

Monitoring Vantage - 12%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, identifying the process for setting up and administering a Viewpoint or monitored system, identifying the Viewpoint portlet used to investigate or remediate a system condition as well as the system resources that are constrained. Also includes identifying how to use Viewpoint to monitor data movement jobs as well as to monitor queries that access external data.

Performance Management - 23%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, identifying statistical and indexing strategies, logging options and data, metrics for performance issues, resolving blocking conditions, remediation of queries, and assigning tables to hash maps. Also includes identifying lock usage and implications, performance implications related to design options and data performance considerations.

Security Management and Auditing -  9%

Focuses on, identifying features, functionalities and benefits of access logging and advanced security configurations, privilege considerations, security configurations for accessing external data and using system log tables based on scenarios.

User Administration - 9%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, how to meet user security and proxy user requirements and the attributes that should be set for a new user. Also addresses identifying the features, functionally and benefits of profiles.

Database Management - 17%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, identifying access rights, types of privileges, actions needed after an unplanned system restart, optimal backup and restore strategies, and future capacity requirements. Also addresses access rights, logging characteristics, effects on a user session of changing a global parameter, features and implications of advanced data types, and the methods and processes to manage and monitor perm, temp and spool space.

Workload Management - 18%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, identifying TASM features, how to use classification criteria, filters, throttles, exceptions, managing utilities with workload management. Also addresses given scenarios, using the state matrix and identifying workload management methods and prioritization as well as identifying how to management workloads accessing external data and how to manage advanced analytics workloads.

Integration - 12%

Focuses on, based on scenarios, database objects and performance implications when accessing NOS, foreign servers and using Data Mover. Also addresses the benefits, features and functionality of QueryGrid, NOS and Data Mover.

Preparing for your exam

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Software downloads

Available through Teradata Developers Exchange to help you prepare with hands on application.

Teradata employees only

Visit the Teradata internal Teradata Certification SharePoint site for more information on recommended Teradata training. You must be logged in to the Teradata network.

Sample questions

The Teradata Certification team has created sample questions to help you prepare for the exam. Access the Administration Sample Questions here.

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