TCP-SP7: TIBCO Spotfire for Analysts Certification Exam

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Exam Overview

  • Exam: TCP-SP7
  • Number of exam questions: 65
  • Exam duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Percentage correct to pass the exam: 65%


Candidates who can design and manage visualizations of average complexity using TIBCO Spotfire Analyst application. They use multiple data sources (types of files, databases etc.) and the right visualization to perform accurate analysis. Visualization features include details-on-demand, marking, subsets, filters, schemes, custom expressions and formatting options. They use different types of properties and configure collaboration, sharing and reuse of solutions. Predictive modeling, data wrangling and clustering, data connectors, library management and working with TERR are also assumed essential skills.

Recommended Experience

General: One year experience as a Business or Data Analyst, with an understanding of these concepts: business analytics, data collection and cleansing, descriptive and prescriptive analysis.

Product Experience: One year of active experience using TIBCO Spotfire 7.x

Exam Topics

  • Data Access
    • Files and libraries, data tables
    • Rows, columns, joins, relationships, properties
  • Visualizations
    • Insert Pages, visualizations and text areas
    • Bar, Line, Combination charts
    • Simple, Graphical, Summary, Cross Tables
    • Scatter Plots and Pie Charts, Treemaps, Heatmaps, box plots
    • 3-D scatter plots, parallel coordinate plots
    • Map charts, map layers, image layers, geocoding, shapes, coordinates
  • Visualization Properties
    • Selectors, menus, title bars, rows, columns, panels
    • Gradients, colors, segments, images, binary data, dates, errors and error bars
    • Trellis, Axes, Fiscal offsets
  • Interactivity
    • Tooltips, marking, multiple markings, Rules, show/hide
    • Filters, schemes, details visualizations , subsets
  • Binning, aggregations, grouping, hierarchies
    • Event intervals, distribution, deviation
    • Aggregation options, functions
    • Grouping categorical data, creating and using hierarchies
  • Expressions and Functions
    • Calculated columns, custom expressions
    • Syntax, loose format, property controls
    • Binning, conversion, logical, math
    • Statistical, text, node navigation,
    • Ranking, operators, property, spatial
  • Relationships, Predictions, Statistical Engines
    • Lines and curves, forecast, Holt-Winters, confidence interva1
    • Data relationships, predictive modeling
    • Data functions, expression functions
    • TERR Script, Input and output
  • Data Tables
    • Insert columns, rows, match
    • Join methods, identify origin of rows
    • Relationships, external data engine, data access
    • In-Memory, in-database data, information links
    • Ranking, operators, property, spatial
  • Capturing, Sharing, Saving and Export
    • Deployment, bookmarks, tags, collaboration
    • Lists, Export, Import, Key columns
    • File, library, data linked/embedded
    • Export to differnt formats
  • Best Practices
    • Better presentations, Consumer considerations
    • Embedding Analysis in Web pages

Suggested Reading List

Documentation available at TIBCO Product Documention site.

  • TIBCO Spotfire Analyst User's Guide
  • TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R Technical Documentation

Recommended Courses and Knowledge Assessments

Instructor-Led Training

  • SP521: TIBCO Spotfire 7.6 for Analysts*
  • SP525: TIBCO Spotfire 7.x Advanced Analytics*
  • SP521: Knowledge Assessment
  • SP525: Knowledge Assessment

*Course materials may only be obtained by attending the course(s) at: Courses, Knowledge Assessments and Schedules.

Online and Self-Paced Training Options

  • SP121: TIBCO Spotfire Analyst Essentials I
  • SP131: TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 7.x Essentials II
  • SP141: TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 7.x Advanced Calculations
  • SP151: TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 7.x Advanced Configurations
  • OR
  • SP199: TIBCO Spotfire Analyst 7.x Boot Camp

Sample Questions

TCP-SP7: TIBCO Spotfire for Analysts Certification Exam Sample Questions