Our Tableau quizzes have been designed to help you test your learning as well as to be fun. Each question will also come with an answer and hopefully show you something you might now have known before.

So with that said and done, let us have some fun with 20 questions that should take you five minutes.


Q1. Regarding Active Directory and Tableau Server, which is TRUE?

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C is correct. Tableau Server does not perform this authentication. By default, NTLM is used for authentication, but you can enable Kerberos or SAML for single sign-on functionality. However, in all these cases, authentication is left to Active Directory. However, the Tableau user names stored in the identity store are associated with rights and permissions for Tableau Server. Therefore, after authentication is verified, Tableau Server manages user access (authorization) for Tableau resources.

Q2. When you delete or disable a user in Active Directory and then synchronize that user's group on Tableau Server, which is FALSE?

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C is correct, the user will not be deleted from the Tableau Server. When a user is deleted or disable in Active Directory and the User's Group is synchronized, the user will 1) The user is removed from the Tableau Server group you synchronized, 2) The user's role is set to unlicensed, 3) The user will still belong to the All Users group, and finally, 4) The user will not be able to logon to the Tableau Server.

Q3. Which of the following is NOT a Tableau Services Manager (TSM) processes?

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D is correct. The Administration Controller handles requests to TSM and orchestrates configuration and topology changes and workflow across service processes. The Controller also serves as the REST API endpoint (HTTPS). The Client File Service (CFS) manages most shared files in a multinode cluster. For example, authentication related certificates, keys, and files (OpenID, mutual SSL, SAML, and Kerberos), and customization files are managed by CFS. The License Manager handles licensing.

Q4. Which TSM process monitors the Coordination Service for changes to configuration or topology?

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A is correct, The TSM Agent monitors the Coordination Service for changes to configuration or topology and delivers new configurations to each service (configuration) or deploys new services and removes old ones (topology). B) The Coordination Service serves as the single source of truth. C) is not correct. D) is not a TSM Process.

Q5. Which Tableau Server process manages connections to Tableau Server data sources?

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C is correct. The Data Server manages connections to Tableau Server data sources. The Backgrounder runs server tasks, including extract refreshes, subscriptions, ‘Run Now’ tasks, and tasks initiated from tabcmd. The Data Engine creates data extracts and processes queries. The Gateway is a web server that handles all requests to Tableau Server from browsers, Tableau Desktop, and other clients.

Q6. Which Tableau Server process loads and renders views, computes and executes queries?

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D is correct. The VizQL Server loads and renders views, computes and executes queries. The Application Server (VizPortal) handles the web application, REST API calls, and supports browsing and searching. The Cache Server is a query cache distributed and shared across the server cluster. This in-memory cache speeds user experience across many scenarios. VizQL server, backgrounder, and data server (and application server to a lesser extent) make cache requests to the cache server on behalf of users or jobs. The cache is single-threaded, so if you need better performance you should run additional instances of cache server. The SAML Service acts as a proxy between Tableau Server and SAML Identity Providers (IdPs).

Q7. Which Server Event Notifiction is NOT avaliable?

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C is correct. CPU usage is NOT a currently available Server Event Notification. The other notifications are available,

Q8. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding additional Server Nodes?

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A is correct. You can use either the TSM Web Interface or TSM CLI to add and configure an additional node.

Q9. For additional nodes, which of the following process does NOT require database drivers to be installed.

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D is correct. Database drivers are only required to be installed on additional nodes which runs the following processes: Application Servers, Backgrounders, Data Servers, and VizQL Servers.

Q10. Which management tool allows you to manage Tableau Server resources programmatically via HTTP?

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D is correct. With the Tableau Server REST API you can manage and change Tableau Server resources programmatically, via HTTP. The API gives you simple access to the functionality behind the data sources, projects, workbooks, site users, and sites on a Tableau server. You can use this access to create your own custom applications or to script interactions with Tableau Server resources. A) Tableau Server administrator page is the web-based administrative site that is installed on each Tableau Server instance. Tasks performed on the administrator page are day-to-day tasks for both server and site administrators. Server-related tasks include creating sites and site administrator accounts, optionally importing users, setting up synchronization with directory services, setting up extract refresh schedules, monitoring server performance and usage, and other global settings. B) This is the primary interface for server-wide configurations. The configurations made with TSM CLI are rarely revisited after initial configuration. For example, SSL, subscriptions, data caching, service account, SMTP alerting, user authentication, and single-sign-on configuration are all performed with TSM CLI. C) You can use the tabcmd command-line utility on a Windows or Linux computer to create scripts to automate administrative tasks on your Tableau Server sites. For example, use tabcmd for creating or deleting users, projects, and groups.

Q11. Which of the following is NOT a Tableau Server Role?

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C is correct, Editor is not a Tableau Server Role. A) This site role always occupies the highest license activated on the server between Creator and Explorer. It allows unrestricted access to the configuration settings for the Tableau Server browser environment, all sites on the server, users and groups, and all content assets, such as projects, data sources (including connection information), and workbooks. B) Unrestricted access to content as described in Server Administrator, but at the site level. Connect to Tableau or external data in the browser, Tableau Desktop, or Tableau Prep; create new data sources; build and publish content. D) Can browse and interact with published views. Can subscribe to content, create data driven alerts, connect to Tableau published data sources and open workbooks in the web authoring environment for ad-hoc queries, but they cannot save their work.

Q12. Core-based licenses of Tableau Server include a Guest user option?

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A is correct. If you have a Core-based license, you can enable a Guest user option.

Q13. Is SAML a Tableau Server wide setting only?

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B is correct. You can have individual SAML set up for the entire Server or specific sites. A user that belongs to a Site with individual SAML set up, that user can only belong to one site.

Q14. Which is the following is NOT a built-in Permission Role?

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B is correct. Creator does not exist. A) Project leader, combined with the appropriate site role, allows the user or group full access to the project, its child projects, and content published into that project hierarchy. C) Connector permission allows the user or group to connect to data sources in the project. D) Sets all capabilities for the permission rule to Denied.

Q15. A locked project means that...

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A is correct. When you lock a project, the permissions for individual workbooks cannot be modified.

Q16. Which is TRUE about Tableau Server Extract refresh priorities?

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B is correct. Priorities range from 1 to 100 with 1 being the highest priority, and 50 being the default.

Q17. Which is NOT an option for Schedule Frequency?

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D is correct. There is no option to create a yearly Schedule, I am kinda surprised to be honest.

Q18. Performance Recording can be enabled or disabled for individual sites?

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A is correct. You can enable Performance Recording for individual sites. I actually do not think you can enable Performance Recording for the entire Server.

Q19. To enabled Performance Recording for a View, you need to...

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A is correct. Once the site is enabled you will need to add :record_performance=yes& to the URL before the session id (:iid=1). This will ask the Tableau Server to record the performance of your view as well as add a Performance button; click on the Performance button to view the recording.

Q20. Which is the following is not a backup command?

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C is correct. A) Repository data: Tableau Server data consists of the Tableau PostgreSQL database or repository, which contains workbook and user metadata, data extract files, and site configuration data. When you use TSM to create a backup, all of this data is saved in a single file with a .tsbak extension. This data is backed up with the tsm maintenance backup command. B) Configuration and Topology data: includes most of the server configuration information required to fully recover a server. SMTP, alerting, authentication, are all examples of configuration data that are exportable for backup. Topology data defines how your Tableau Server processes are configured in both single-server and multiple node deployments. Configuration and topology data is backed up with the tsm settings export command.

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