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You've read the introduction to our new program (here), so you know your V6.x certification is not getting an automatic upgrade this fall - now what?

Please review the applicable recertification path(s) below for your next steps.

Not sure which version your certification is? Please double check your list of certifications before asking for help. Click here for instructions to access your certifications (scroll down for Splunk Partners). The screenshots might be outdated, but the general information still applies.

We've done our best to include every recertification possibility we could think of, and created some sample scenarios you can check out, but if you think we have forgotten something, let us know at certification@splunk.com and we'll be happy to help.

Partners - looking for advice about your Accreditations? Please contact accreditations@splunk.com for assistance.

Good news! You are current and will be eligible for a one-year recertification window under the new program. This means that from program launch (October 1, 2018) through October 1, 2019, you will be eligible to register for your highest level* certification held or one level higher (only if you have completed the prerequisite coursework).

 

Here’s what it looks like in practice (see pdf for reference):

 

V6.x Splunk Certified User is eligible for Splunk Core Certified User or Splunk Core Certified Power User.

 

V6.x Splunk Certified Power User is eligible for Splunk Core Certified Power User or Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin.

 

V6.x Splunk Certified Admin is eligible for Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin (or Enterprise Security Admin or IT Service Intelligence Admin), Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect, or Splunk Certified Developer.

 

Remember, leveling up still requires prerequisite coursework. The one year recertification window merely provides candidates an opportunity to maintain their highest level certification (or one level higher) without going back to pass additional prerequisite exams.

 

*Candidates are also eligible for any lower level exams they wish to complete; however, this will not be required until after the one-year recertification period has passed.

Hey stranger - long time, no certify. It’s time to get current! You have from now until August 31, 2018 to register for (and pass!) the free V6.x User and Power User online exams (one at a time, in that order).

 

Ready to go? Fill out the form for User registration now! Once you pass, you will be eligible for Power User registration. Remember - registration closes August 15, so don’t wait!

 

Feeling a bit out of practice? We recommend the following (free!) refresher courses: Fundamentals 1 and Splunk Infrastructure Overview.

We’ve got good news and exciting news. The good news is you are current and will be eligible for a one-year recertification window under the new program.

 

The exciting news is that this new certification is bigger and better than ever. Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect is an all-encompassing Architect certification, meaning it includes Cluster Administration and Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise as part of its prerequisite coursework.

 

From October 1, 2018 to October 1, 2019, you will be eligible to register for the Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect exam even if you haven't completed these two courses.

 

Be sure to act within this recertification window. Candidates who do not pass the Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect exam by October 1, 2019, will be subject to the full certification path including these courses and all prerequisite exams.

 

Find more details on what architect recertification looks like here and read more about exam eligibility here.

We’ve got good news and exciting news. The good news is you are current and will be eligible for a one-year recertification window under the new program. This means that from program launch (October 1, 2018) through October 1, 2019, you will be eligible to register for the Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect exam without completing any of the prerequisite exams.

 

The exciting news is that this new certification is bigger and better than ever. Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect is an all-encompassing Architect certification, meaning it includes Cluster Administration and Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise as part of its prerequisite coursework.

 

Be sure to act within this recertification window. Candidates who do not upgrade to the new program by October 1, 2019 will be subject to the full certification path including all prerequisite exams.

Hey stranger - long time, no certify. It’s time to get current! You have from now until August 31, 2018 to register for (and pass!) the free V6.x User, Power User, and Admin online exams (one at a time, in that order).

 

Ready to go? Fill out the form for User registration now! Once you pass, you will be eligible for Power User registration. Remember - registration closes August 15, so don’t wait!

 

Please note - candidates who do NOT earn a V6.x Architect certification by August 31, 2018 will be subject to the full certification path including all prerequisite coursework and exams on October 1 at program launch.