I’m now a Splunk Certified Power User!

Felipe Cerda Certified Splunk Power User

Last week I got certified as a Splunk Power User! I took the online test after doing all the pre-required courses and passed it.

For those interested in getting certified, here are some tips:

  1. The test is free, but you have to take the required courses first, which are not free. When you register for the test, the Splunk people will check if you’ve taken the courses.
  2. After finishing the courses, don’t take too long to take the certification test. It’ll be easier for you to remember all the content, which is a lot.
  3. The test is not hard, but they ask about everything you saw in the required courses, so make sure you study everything.
  4. You can view all the required and optional courses here.
  5. After you pass the test, they give you a nice diploma and some cool badges you can use online.

Splunk Power User Badge

Let me know if you have any questions about the certification.

4 thoughts on “I’m now a Splunk Certified Power User!”

    1. Hi Nikhil,

      The “Using Splunk” course takes about 5 hours.
      The “Searching and Reporting with Splunk” and “Creating Splunk Knowledge Objects” took 1 full day each. These were very intensive and the instructor was really good so you learn a lot.
      The “Infrastructure Overview” is a self paced course that is available for 30 days for you too study but it took me about 5 hours in total to review all its content.

      1. Thanks Felipe. I am currently doing the 3rd course in the pipeline, “creating splunk knowledge objects”. Just out of curiosity, Were the questions in the certification exam similar to the graded quiz which we answer at the the end of every course. ?

        1. Hi Nikhil,

          Yes, they were similar. Make sure you have all course material handy when you take the exam because they ask some detailed questions also that were not asked in the graded quizzes before.
          Good luck!

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