May 05, 2021

Five Reasons to Get Your New Tanium Certification

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand. And no other platform is more critical to endpoint management and security than Tanium.

By Tanium Staff

This is the age of the endpoint. These are the assets — the servers, laptops, containers and cloud systems — that power the modern business. And as such, they demand world-class tools to support insight, manageability and security across the organization. This is where Tanium excels. We’ve built a $9 billion business solving complex IT challenges for some of the world’s most demanding organizations.

Now we’re giving you a unique opportunity to grow your career, business and skills with us through the new Tanium Certification program. In response to overwhelming interest from customers and partners, the program will enable participants to demonstrate their mastery of a platform that’s transforming security and operations for global organizations.

Why these skills matter

Certifications are a fantastic way to differentiate and drive success for yourself and/or your business. And there’s no area as hot right now as cybersecurity. Thanks to global skills shortages, unprecedented rates of digital transformation, and continued IT challenges, cyber-related roles are the most in-demand tech jobs for 2021. But at Tanium, we do much more than security, providing the visibility and control at speed and scale that customers need to run agile, successful businesses.

Thanks to Tanium as a Service, even more global organizations are using Tanium as a cornerstone platform for their IT architecture. Our new certification program helps you to tap this fast-growing demand.

What does the Tanium program entail?

Tanium certifications allow you to validate your expertise, skills and abilities — establishing confidence in your deployment and ongoing management of Tanium solutions. The exams are a combination of multiple-choice questions and item types that access practical applications in real-world scenarios. The Tanium Certification Program is the only service to deliver this accreditation of Tanium expertise.

Tanium Certified Operator Badge

These professional technical certifications were built using best practices to meet or exceed industry standards. There are currently two options:

Tanium Certified Operator (TCO): Provides the essential knowledge and core foundational experience for all user levels. It can be used as a building block for career growth. This course and exam are available now!

Tanium Certified Administrator (TCA): Demands in-depth expertise on efficient operations and administration. Certificate holders are viewed as a trusted resource within their organization and by clients. The TCA course is available now, and the exam will be available later in May 2021

All candidates will be required to create a candidate profile in the Tanium Career Certifications portal and review and accept the Tanium Certification Exam Agreement. This will enable you to register for certification exams, access certification progress and exam history, and maintain your certification record and digital badging through Credly.

Exams are delivered through Pearson Vue, either:

  • In-person at a testing center
  • Via OnVUE Online Proctoring

All Tanium certifications are valid for two years to ensure that certified skills are kept current and relevant. There’s an option to retake at the same level or take a higher-level exam, which will also renew the lower-level certification. You can view your certification status at any time in the Tanium Career Certifications portal.

Why should I get certified?

Customers and partner candidates have the opportunity to significantly advance their careers and benefit from a range of additional perks. Here are our top five.

For customers:

  • Validates your teams’ knowledge, competencies and qualifications
  • Enhances efficiency and productivity gains by helping you to use all Tanium functionality
  • Accelerates your adoption of new technologies
  • Creates a best-in-class organization
  • Maximizes the potential of your investment in Tanium solutions

For partners:

  • Provides a powerful competitive differentiator
  • Validates your teams’ knowledge and skills
  • Allows for additional revenue streams with add-on services
  • Establishes a stronger, more efficient relationship with Tanium Account Managers
  • Builds confidence with clients to grow the business

“Tanium’s accurate, real-time data breaks down silos between IT ops and security teams, creating a single source of truth for audits, rapid response and general IT hygiene,” said Ernesto Hartmann, Chief Cyberdefense Officer at InfoGuard AG. “This certification gives my team the skills, qualifications and confidence to realize immediate value from the platform and quickly help customers take control of their endpoint landscape with comprehensive visibility and control.”


Learn more about the Tanium Certification program on our website.

Ready to start your certification journey with Tanium and proudly showcase that badge on LinkedIn? Get registered for your exam on our Tanium Career Certifications portal.