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In the fast-paced world of technology and IT, there is a significant and growing skills gap in the marketplace. Contributing factors include the rapid advancement of technology, a misalignment between educational curriculums and industry needs, increasing specialization, and a lack of continuous learning culture. In fact, the demand for data-related roles is anticipated to reach a staggering 11.5 million by 2026, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Furthermore, according to the same report, the cybersecurity sector alone is predicted to have 3.5 million open jobs. Specifically, there are an additional 2.7 million jobs available in data analytics, data science, data engineering, and related careers, as reported by Cybersecurity Ventures, IBM, and other technology groups.
Understanding the growing need for skilled tech labor, Splunk Education set out on a mission to grow Splunk skills in the market tenfold. The challenge was how to do this globally. Our team recognized the impact and criticality of providing localized and culturally-aware learning opportunities, but the mid-sized team of Splunk Education instructors could not scale to support the exponential needs. This was how the Splunk Authorized Learning Partner (ALP) Program was born and has evolved over the last two years – committed to scaling and expanding the education and adoption of Splunk to customers, partners, and Splunkers by building a community of certified Splunk learning partners.
Splunk ALPs are not just educators; they are experts in the field of training provision and scalable education services. Hand-selected based on their expertise and technological advancements in the learning industry, ALPs play a crucial role in building marketplace skills through strategic growth areas. ALPs are also valued members of Splunk’s Partnerverse Program – our official partner program – making it a unique and stand out experience. Here’s why the program is so valuable to learners worldwide:
ALPs operate as a scalable force to support strategic growth areas identified by Splunk. They bring their marketing engine, skilled Splunk trainers, and the ability to localize education services to deliver technical skills in diverse regions.
ALPs offer a unique value-add of localization, language, and cultural skills. This ensures that Splunk education reaches more markets than ever before, breaking down language barriers and making learning accessible globally.
Whether learners are seeking multi- or single-topic training courses, in-person or virtual training, ALPs deliver. They can also integrate Splunk training seamlessly with other Data Center operations, providing end-to-end training for storage, compute, network, and data analytics. And with the pace and acceleration of cloud computing, the ALPs must support an almost-endless stream of curriculum and course updates.
At Splunk, we consider our ALPs to be an extension of the Splunk Education organization – providing professional sales, instructor, marketing, course development, and operations teams. Learners can expect the same high-quality level of education whether they take a class with an ALP or Splunk directly. The material is Splunk-developed, and the classes are delivered by Splunk-certified Instructors. To increase relevance, ALP training development teams work with customers to build the right learning src for desired end results and outcomes. ALPs accept various payment methods, including pre-sold Splunk Training Units, credit cards, cash, and purchase orders, making it convenient for learners to access the education they need, when they need it.
ALPs and Splunk offer various Fast Start bundles aligned to Splunk Certifications. These instructor-led bundles cater to different skill levels, ensuring learners can fast-track their journey to becoming Splunk experts. Some of the ALP-delivered Fast Start Offerings – offered by ALPs including Arrow, Trainocate, Optiv, ClearShark, Fast Lane, Ingeniq, Redington, and TD Synnex – include:
The Splunk Authorized Learning Partner Program is not just about education; it's about empowering individuals and organizations globally. ALPs play a pivotal role in bridging the skills gap by providing high-quality, localized, and customizable Splunk training. As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the digital era, we are committed to expanding our global program to support learner success and help organizations meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in data-related roles.
Tap into Splunk expertise provided by our Authorized Learning Partners for additional education opportunities and learn more here.
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021