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Alteryx Designer

Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals build automated data analytics, workflows and visualizations. In addition, they are Alteryx data mining experts who are equipped to handle data acquisition and enrichment, data normalization and aggregation plus predictive modeling, geospatial or application development tools.

What is an Alteryx Designer Certified Professional?

Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals build automated data analytics, workflows and visualizations. Their certifications are divided into three distinct skill sets of Core, Advanced or Expert.  They use Alteryx to process large volumes of data without writing any code. They can access, prep, blend, analyze and normalize data and results within all popular formats using a repeatable workflow to eliminate the analytic latency inherent in traditional approaches. The result is deeper insights in hours rather than weeks.

Skills That Set Them Apart

Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals help Data Analysts by combining data preparation and blending, along with predictive, statistical, and spatial analytics, using the same intuitive user interface. 

But Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals are more than data workflow pros. They’re Alteryx data mining experts, too.  They’re equipped to handle

  • Data acquisition and enrichment
  • Predictive modeling, geospatial or application development tools
  • Data normalization and aggregation

Workflows in Alteryx are designed, built and structured without having to write code. Instead, it accommodates data from a variety of file types – even flat files – to help generate a visual representation of key milestones and markers. Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals can even save workflows as macros. That way, they’re able to customize and repurpose information, helping to save time and effort for improved response times. 

Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals also:

  • Enlist various techniques to help you visualize the data in motion. 
  • Create interactive visuals with customized templates and colors to show you your information in meaningful ways.
  • Drill down to the heart of your data, focusing in on what’s your most important takeaway.

The Educational Foundation That Sets the Stage

Like Data Analysts, Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals usually attain their undergraduate degrees in subjects that rely heavily on statistics and analysis, including Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Management, Finance or Economics. 

Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals also need a solid understanding of user interface (UI) development so that they’re able to create defined data visualization elements, in addition to the application and data services required to apply those elements to the specific query. This is why many of them pursue additional skills to help them specialize in their chosen field.  

Specialized Training

After graduation, Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals usually continue to pursue specialized training to enhance their skills in applied statistics, scripting and programming. This is where they learn to customize data to glean more meaningful details that apply to your business needs.


Alteryx Training Levels

There are three distinct levels of training for Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals, and it’s coursework that demands a high level of competency. Less than 20% who take the Core Certification test pass their exam on the first try. 

Core Certification: Professionals are certified as skilled in using the most popular Alteryx tools including:

  • Basic workflow building concepts: Input Data, Browse, Select, Filter, Formula, Join, Summarize, Union, Output Data, Sort and Tool Container 
  • Interface elements: Comment, Unique, Text Input, Cross Tab, Data Cleansing, Transpose, Append Fields and Text to Columns

Advanced Certification: When Alteryx Core Certified users are proficient in the basics, they’re ready to step up into the more complicated aspects of Alteryx data handling, including:

  • Reporting tool palette (e.g., Report Map, Overlay, Map Legend Builder, Map Legend Splitter, Layout, Table, Charting, Report Text)
  • Parsing (e.g., RegEx, DateTime)
  • Interface (e.g., Control Parameter, Action Tool, List Box, Tree Tool, Check Box) 
  • Spatial (e.g., Create Points, Distance, Find Nearest, Poly-Build, Poly-Split, Spatial Info, Spatial Match, Spatial Process, Trade Area) 
  • Developer (e.g., Dynamic Input, Field Info, Dynamic Rename) 
  • Preparation, Transform, Documentation and Data In/Out
  • Alteryx Analytics Gallery

Expert Certification is for those who have already demonstrated mastery over all facets of Alteryx, including:

  • Predictive analytics 
  • In-database linking
  • Utilizing macros within multiple applications
  • Web scraping

In order to retain their certifications, our Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals remain up-to-date on training and testing, providing the highest level of technology acumen available for your business needs.

Data ETL & Data Wrangling Commercial


Alteryx is the only quick-to-implement end-to-end data analytics platform for your organization that allows data scientists and analysts alike to solve business problems.



Python,  JavaPerl and C/C++ are all languages that can serve Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals well. Using R to analyze data creates a series of steps, including programming, transforming, discovering and modeling, which can communicate the results in ways that are more preferable and useful to the query set. Python is more popular than R, although both of these open-source languages are equally viable. In addition, SAS remains in use and continues to see strong support overall within the various Data Management fields. 


SQL (structured query language) is the foundation of complex queries because most big data systems use it, along with additional proprietary extensions for more customized use. Even so, the standard SQL commands such as "Select," "Insert," "Update," "Delete," "Create" and "Drop" can still be used to accomplish most tasks – a universal language to master.


Big data calls for big scaling capabilities, and so Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals should be familiar with NoSQL such as MongoDB or HBase. These systems work quickly with large volumes of data and can scale accordingly for a more customized approach.

Data Visualization

Tableau, ggplot and other software languages allow Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals to work with huge amounts of data. Some of it may even seem useless until they can combine and use that information to reveal specific trends. Together, Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals and your company’s business executives can work to better understand what the data shows, allowing your company to leverage it when making future business decisions.

Comfortable with Data that Cannot Be Pigeon-Holed

Customer reviews, blog posts and other unstructured data doesn’t fit neatly into tables, so Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals find new ways to interpret it. This kind of information can add even more details to existing data, honing your decision-making process.

Typical Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals Compensation

How much does a Data Wrangler earn for their expertise? As expected, much of it depends on their specialty, credentials, experience and certifications. Be sure to read more about salaries, training and skillsets:

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What to Expect from a XperraAlteryx Designer Certified Professional

Xperra Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals streamline the process of prepping, blending, and analyzing data by leveraging Alteryx, an intuitive software program that allows them to deliver a workflow that leads to deeper insights in hours, not weeks. Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals empower their team and yours by combining data preparation, data blending, and analytics – predictive, statistical, and spatial — using the same intuitive user interface. They’ll help your business by:

  • Prepping and blending the right data from disparate sources to find answers.
  • Illustrating trends and key milestones that are intrinsic to your business goals.
  • Creating repeatable workflow for enhanced insights to your data analysis.
  • Generate predictive analytics to provide you with reliable results more quickly.

Xperra’s Alteryx Designer Certified Professionals help you understand your business’ benchmarks and recognize opportunities, keeping you ahead of the trends and on the right track to where you want to be in the future. 


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