Get Started with Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Certification Prep

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the key topic areas of the Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant Certification.
  • Access resources to prepare yourself for the Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant Certification.

The Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant Certification

The Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant credential is designed for individuals who have broad knowledge of the Einstein Analytics and Discovery platform and its capabilities, including: dataset management, permissions and security implementations, advanced Salesforce Analytics Query Language (SAQL) coding to support querying, and JSON. 

The Salesforce Certified Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant candidate has the experience, skills, and knowledge outlined below.

  • Certification or experience with other business intelligence (BI), extract-transform-load (ETL), analytics, and reporting tools.
  • Understanding of dashboard/user experience (UX) design and aesthetics for mobile and desktop.
  • Competency in reading and writing Salesforce Analytics Query Language (SAQL) and  Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL).
  • Competency in developing ETL processes for dataset preparation and management.
  • Understanding of Master Data Management (MDM).
  • Competency with developing stories in Einstein Discovery.
  • Working knowledge of data science lifecycle.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Working knowledge of data modeling.
  • Experience leading technical projects.
  • Competency in administering, configuring, and securing Einstein Analytics.
  • Optional experience with administration, configuration, and securing Salesforce.
  • Configure and perform write-back to Salesforce for Discovery models.

This exam covers these key topics, each making up a certain percentage of the exam.

  • Data layer: 24%
  • Security: 11%
  • Admin: 9%
  • Analytics dashboard design: 19%
  • Analytics dashboard implementation: 18%
  • Einstein Discovery story design: 19%

By successfully passing the Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant exam, you demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Einstein Analytics and Discovery tools and capabilities.

Preparing for the Exam

Preparing for the Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant exam takes time! This module takes you through preparing for part of the exam. There are two additional modules to help you continue your journey toward certification.

All modules contain real-world scenarios, interactive flashcards, links to resources, and key topic areas to study. Don’t forget to join the Trailblazer Community, where you can ask questions, collaborate, and join groups to help you prepare for your exam.

Download the Guide

Would you like a hard copy of each of the module’s content as a study aid? Here is a printable guide for each module that you can download.   

Exam Logistics and Policies

Curious about the logistics of the exam? Here are some quick facts for you.

Recommended Experience
A minimum of one year of experience and skills across the Einstein Analytics and Einstein Discovery domains.
Number of Questions
Passing Score
Time to Complete the Exam
90 minutes
Received immediately
Online or at a facility in your area
No hard-copy or online materials can be referenced during the exam

The quality of our certification exams and the value our credentials provide is our highest priority. Protecting the security and confidentiality of our exams is essential to providing our customers with credentials that are respected and industry-leading.

As a participant of the Salesforce Certification program, you’re required to accept the terms of the Salesforce Certification Program Agreement. Read the Salesforce Certification Program Agreement and Policies to take a look at some important reminders about the certification exam.

Maintain Your Certification

Once you take and pass your exam (woohoo!), how do you maintain your certification?

To maintain Salesforce Certification credentials, all certified professionals must successfully complete release maintenance exams specific to their credential. So, you need to complete the Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant Certification Maintenance module that’s provided for each release. There are three releases each year for the Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant Certification (Summer, Winter, Spring). If you don’t complete your maintenance requirements by the completion due date, your credentials expire.



If you’d like more information about certification maintenance, visit the  Maintaining Your Salesforce Credential page.

What This Module Covers

This module is focused on these key topics, with each topic covered in its own unit.

  • Data layer: 24%
  • Admin: 9%

In each of the units, you learn the key areas to study for these sections of the exam, including working through common scenarios.

Up first, dive into the exam section on Study Up on the Data Layer. Let's go!


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