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Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin manages various components of Splunk Enterprise on a daily basis, including license management, indexers and search heads, configuration, monitoring, and getting data into Splunk. This certification demonstrates an individual's ability to support the day-to-day administration and health of a Splunk Enterprise environment.

The prerequisite courses listed below are highly recommended, but not required for candidates to register for the certification exam.

All candidates seeking Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect or Splunk Certified Developer must complete Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin as a prerequisite certification.


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.


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. 


Splunk Core Certified Power User is a mandatory prerequisite to Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin. 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. 


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!