Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register to take a Tanium Certification Exam?
Start here with Candidate Login to create your profile in the Tanium Certifications portal. After you have created your profile and verified your account, you will be able to SSO over to Pearson VUE and schedule your exam. Even if you have a Pearson VUE account, from previous certification programs you have engaged in, you will need to become a part of the Tanium Certifications community through our portal to participate. You can find out more about the Tanium Certification portal in our Candidate Handbook under “General Information.”
Can I retake the exam?
Our retake policy can be found here and is enforced without exception.
How do I know what is on the exam and how do I prepare?
Refer to the exam guide for additional details. While the recommended courses focus on many of the areas tested in the exam, they do not cover all the test materials. Hands-on experience is the best preparation for any exam. Detailed information can be found in our Candidate Handbook under “Exam Prep.”
I passed my certification exam. When can I expect my digital badge?
A notification email will be sent directly from Credly, our digital badging partner, with information on how to claim your digital badge and start sharing your achievement online.
For how long is my certification valid?
Each certification will be valid for two years. Individuals will either have to re-test or pass a higher level exam to receive recertification.
What should I do if I experience technical issues during an exam?
If you experience a technical issue with functionality during the exam, please report it to the exam proctor immediately. Ask for a Pearson VUE VSS support ticket to be created. If no VSS support ticket is created, Tanium will not be able to review or confirm any issues experienced. Issues reported after the exam cannot be validated.
How do I interpret the score report results?
Candidates who do not pass will receive additional information related to section level performance. The bar chart shows your performance for each skill area. Shorter bars indicate areas for improvement, longer bars show strength.
How can I submit feedback about an exam question or exam experience?
Please review the Feedback form for additional details on addressing any of the following items:
• Exam Challenge
if you have a concern about the technical accuracy of a particular exam item.
• Security Incident
If you suspect the integrity of an exam has been compromised.
• Accommodation Request
To request an exam accommodation.
Tanium values your feedback and welcomes all types.
What is the cost of the exams?
Tanium Certified Operator (TCO) - $225
Tanium Certified Administrator (TCA) - $250
Tanium Certified Specialist Cloud Deployment (TCSCD) - $225
What is the process to renew a certification?
The TCO certification can be renewed by passing any Tanium certification exam. All other certifications are renewed by passing the associated exam.