Elastic Certified Analyst

Elastic Certified Analyst


The Elastic Certified Analyst exam tests your knowledge and skills in analyzing data using Kibana, including the ability to build visualizations and dashboards and detect anomalies of time-series data using machine learning.

Note: The Elastic Certified Analyst exam is tentatively scheduled to be released in May, 2020. Contact us at certification@elastic.co for more information about this upcoming exam.


To properly prepare yourself, be sure to read the below information prior to taking the exam.


The Elastic Certified Analyst exam is designed for anyone using Kibana to search, visualize and analyze their data in Elasticsearch..

Exam Format

This hands-on, performance-based exam consists of real-world tasks that must be successfully completed using Kibana and pre-loaded datasets in an Elasticsearch cluster.

Prerequisites & Preparation

In preparation of the Elastic Certified Analyst exam, Elastic highly encourages candidates to attend the following training course:

More information about the exam and how to prepare for it can be found in the What to Expect section of this page.



Exam Results

Exam results are usually reported within three (3) US business days. Candidates receive either a pass or fail score, and Elastic does not report performance on individual items or provide solutions to exam tasks.


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Exam Objectives

To be fully prepared for the Elastic Certified Analyst exam, candidates should be able to complete all of the following exam objectives with only the assistance of the Elastic documentation:

Searching Data
  • Define an index pattern with or without a Time Filter field
  • Set the time filter to a specified date or time range
  • Use the Kibana Query Language (KQL) in the search bar to display only documents that match a specified criteria
  • Create and pin a filter based on a search criteria
  • Apply a search criteria to a visualization or dashboard
Visualizing Data
  • Create a Metric or Gauge visualization that displays a value satisfying a given criteria
  • Create a Lens visualization that satisfies a given criteria
  • Create an Area, Line, Pie, Vertical Bar or Horizontal Bar visualization that satisfies a given criteria
  • Split a visualization using sub-bucket aggregations
  • Create a visualization that computes a moving average, derivative, or serial diff aggregation
  • Customize the format and colors of a line chart or bar chart
  • Using geo data, create a Heat Map, Region Map or Coordinate Map visualization
  • Create a visualization using the Time Series Visual Builder (TSVB) that satisfies a given set of criteria
  • Define multiple line or bar charts on a single TSVB visualization
  • Create a chart that displays a filter ratio, moving average, or mathematical computation of two fields
  • Define a metric, gauge, table or Top N visualization in TSVB
  • Define a TSVB chart from the data of an ML job
  • Create a Tag Cloud visualization on a keyword field of an index
  • Create a Data Table visualization that satisfies a given criteria
  • Create a Markdown visualization
  • Define and use an Option List or Range Slider control
  • Create a Dashboard that consists of a collection of visualizations
Analyzing Data
  • Answer questions about a given dataset using search and visualizations
  • Use visualizations to find anomalies in a dataset
  • Define a single metric, multi-metric, or population Machine Learning job
  • Define and use a scripted field for an index
  • Define and use a Space in Kibana

What to Expect

Exam Format
  • The Elastic Certified Analyst exam is a hands-on, performance-based exam consisting of a set of tasks that must be completed successfully. You must perform tasks and solve problems using Kibana that is already configured to connect to an Elasticsearch cluster.
  • During the exam, you will not be allowed to search the internet or use any outside materials (other than the Elastic documentation).
Day of the Exam
  • You need to be in a quiet, isolated location during the exam. After enabling your computer’s camera, the exam proctor will ask you to show a 360-degree view of the room and surroundings. You can not have any items (pens, paper, books, etc.) on the desk in front of you, and you may not use your cellphone during the exam.
  • You must present a non-expired government-issued identification that includes a photo and signature before the exam can be started. The name on your government-issued identification must match the name under which you registered for the exam.
  • You may launch your exam up to 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. You MUST launch your exam no later than 15 minutes after your scheduled start time. Candidates who launch the exam more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time will not be allowed to take the exam and will be marked as a no-show.
Exam Preparation
  • The exam environment will provide access to the Elastic documentation at https://www.elastic.co/guide/index.html. As part of your exam preparation, make sure you are familiar and comfortable with browsing and searching our documentation.
  • Elastic highly recommends candidates attend the Data Analysis with Kibana training course before attempting the Elastic Certified Analyst exam. Although not required, attending the training course provides the best way to prepare for the exam.
  • Attending the training courses is an important part of exam preparation, but it does not guarantee success on the exam. Having practical experience using our products is also an important aspect of understanding Kibana, and you will likely need to spend time using Kibana in a real-world environment to achieve the depth of understanding needed to pass the exam.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please see our Certification FAQ or contact us. Elastic reserves the right to make changes to the exam objectives and exam format. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to the Certification Program Agreement.