Splunk Core Certified Consultant

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Splunk Core Certified Consultant has a thorough understanding of Splunk Deployment Methodology and implementation in large Splunk installations and has expert-level knowledge of multi-tier Splunk architectures, clustering, and scalability topics. This certification demonstrates a Consultant's ability to properly size, install, and implement Splunk environments and to advise others on how to utilize the product and maximize its value for their needs.

The prerequisite courses listed below through Data and System Administration are highly recommended, but not required for candidates to register for the certification exam. All remaining courses (Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments through Core Implementation ILT Course) are required for all candidates who wish to access the exam.

Questions about legacy versions of this track (including Implementation Fundamentals and Core Implementation)? Please reference our Splunk Core Certified Consultant FAQ for more information.

  

Splunk Fundamentals 1

This self-paced course teaches you how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, get statics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. It will also introduce you to Splunk's datasets features and Pivot interface.
 

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Splunk Core Certified User is a recommended entry-level exam. We encourage all candidates to become Splunk Core Certified Users as their first step in our certification program, though it is not required.

Please see our Exam Registration Tutorial and Certification FAQ for additional assistance!

Splunk Fundamentals 2

This 4 virtual-day course focuses on additional SPL commands, using field aliases and calculated fields, creating tags and event types, using macros, creating workflow actions and data models, and normalizing data with the CIM. 

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Splunk Core Certified Power User is a mandatory prerequisite to Splunk Core Certified Consultant. All candidates must complete the Power User exam before proceeding.

Please see our Exam Registration Tutorial and Certification FAQ for additional assistance!

Splunk Enterprise System Administration

This 2 virtual day course is designed for system administrators who manage a Splunk Enterprise environment. Topics include Splunk license manager, indexers and search heads, configuration, management, and monitoring. 

Splunk Enterprise Data Administration

This 3 virtual day course is for data administrators who are responsible for getting data into Splunk. The course provides content about Splunk forwarders and methods to get remote data into Splunk. 

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin is a mandatory prerequisite to Splunk Core Certified Consultant. All candidates must complete the Admin exam before proceeding.

Please see our Exam Registration Tutorial and Certification FAQ for additional assistance!

Architecting Splunk Enterprise

This 9 hour course focuses on large enterprise deployments. Learn best practices for planning, data collection, sizing and documenting a distributed deployment.

Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise

This 2 virtual day course is designed for Splunk administrators. It covers topics and techniques for troubleshooting a standard Splunk distributed deployment using the tools available on Splunk Enterprise. 

Splunk Enterprise Cluster Administration

This 3 virtual day course is for advanced Splunk administrators and covers deployment and management of Splunk indexer clusters and search head clusters. 

Splunk Enterprise Practical Lab

This 24-hour practical lab course is designed to assess the skills and knowledge of Splunk Certified Architect candidates.

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect is a mandatory prerequisite to Splunk Core Certified Consultant. All candidates must complete the Architect exam before proceeding.

Please see our Exam Registration Tutorial and Certification FAQ for additional assistance!

Splunk Fundamentals 3

This 4 virtual-day course focuses on additional search commands as well as on advanced use of knowledge objects. Major topics include advanced statistics and eval commands, advanced lookup topics, advanced alert actions, using regex and erex to extract fields, using spath to work with self-referencing data, creating nested macros and macros with event types, and accelerating reports and data models.
 

Creating Dashboards with Splunk

This two-day course is designed for power users who want to learn best practices for building dashboards and forms. It focuses on improving performance, using tokens and global searches; customizing charts, creating dynamic behaviors and adding extensions for JavaScript and CSS. 

Advanced Searching and Reporting with Splunk

This 3 virtual day course takes the Splunk search language to the next level. Learn powerful advanced commands and lookup methods.

Core Consultant Labs

This package is a required prerequisite to the Core Implementation course.  It consists of an eLearning course focused on base configs and best practices for props.conf, along with 6 self-paced labs.  You must be a Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect prior to beginning this course.
 

Services Core Implementation

This course is an in-person, five-day instructor-led class that covers how to make Splunk Enterprise run efficiently in setting up large clustered Splunk environments using best practices. The class evaluates your ability to successfully deploy Splunk Enterprise in several scenarios, including Search Head Cluster, Indexer Cluster, and distributed environments. You will also create advanced dashboards and alerts to ensure customers get the most value from their Splunk environment.
 

CERTIFICATION EXAM

It's time to put your knowledge to the test.

Our Exam Registration Tutorial will guide you through the registration process and the Splunk Certification Exams Study Guide will guide your study efforts.

Good luck!