How is the TM1 Developer Credential structured?

All candidates receive a Windows virtual server with TM1 and IBM Planning Analytics, and a scope of work. Candidates will get 48 hours to develop a model. The credential is open book and can be developed anywhere.

The model developed by the candidate will be marked by a lead assessor verified by Cubewise EDU.

An online video interview will follow to complete the assessment.

Successful candidates will be awarded a digital badge, that can be printed.

How is the TM1 Developer Credential different to IBM’s certification?

Rather than testing knowledge with multiple choice questions, the TM1 Developer Credential tests the TM1 Developer’s ability to apply their knowledge to build a quality TM1 model from scratch, based on a set of well-written requirements.

The candidate will be asked to create cubes and dimensions, write rules, prove their ability to use TurboIntegrator, set Chores, set up security and develop a user interface.

Am I eligible to
become credentialed?

The credential is open to everyone worldwide.

It is recommended that the candidate have experience in developing real-world TM1 models.

How much does it cost to do the TM1 Developer Credential?

USD $300
Practice Test
Practice Server
Scope of Work for the Practice Test
USD $400
TM1 Developer Credential
Credential Server
Scope of Work for the Credential
Digital Badge (if successful)

All prices exclude tax.

What do I get with the practice test?

Before commencing the credential process, practice with a similar scope of work to create a TM1 model.

The practice test comes with a Windows virtual server for 7 consecutive days to develop a specified model.

Similar to the TM1 Developer credential, the practice test can be developed within 48 hours (2 consecutive days). After the model is completed, it will be assessed and feedback will be provided.

What do I need to know for the TM1 Developer Credential?

It is recommended that you:

  1. know very basic SQL
  2. know how to write inter and intra Cube rules
  3. know how to use TurboIntegrator using advanced tabs
  4. know how to write time-related rules for forecasting
  5. know how to setup TM1 security
  6. know how to setup Chores
  7. know how to use Active Forms and Action Buttons
  8. know how to use TM1 Applications folder
  9. have developed TM1 models in a real-world environment
  10. know basic MDX

How do I prepare for the TM1 Developer Credential?

If you have developed multiple TM1 models that cover the above topics, the practice test would assist with preparation.

If you feel you have knowledge gaps, then check out our Developer courses.

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How can I boost my TM1 knowledge?

Do you need a bit more knowledge before applying for the Credential? Look at our training course offerings to help get you to the next level.

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