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Is it okay to start fundamentals 2 before the first certificate?

GIPO29
Path Finder

Afternoon everyone!

So I'm excited about having finished Fundamentals 1- but as we all know, with the new certificates rolling out, us new to the training have to wait a few weeks before we can take the exam. From those who have the experience of Fund 1/2. Is it advisable to wait and hold off starting with Fund 2 due to too much info at once, or is Fund 2 not overly intensive and easily distinguishable.

I ask this because I would hate to get ahead of myself and then get things mixed up once exams are available. Although from my understanding it does build off one another.

Thanks for the input!
-Gino

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mayurr98
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hello,

Glad to hear that you have completed Fundamentals 1. Yes, I would say go for Fundamentals 2. It's easy and it will give you a good idea of Splunk. After the course, you will get the material which you can use it for studying for the exam and also for the practice which will help you for an exam. For power user exam, I must say you need to have little hands-on experience so you can give few weeks before you can take the exam. Fund 2 is not overly intensive and easily distinguishable you will get a fair idea of using Splunk.

Cheers and all the best !!

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johnnyfrx
Path Finder

I agree with mayurr98....go for Fund2 now. I just got my Power User Cert, and some hands on definitely helps out on that.

GIPO29
Path Finder

Congratulations! Hopefully, I will be amongst those ranks in the coming months. Any tips or pointers?

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mayurr98
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hello,

Glad to hear that you have completed Fundamentals 1. Yes, I would say go for Fundamentals 2. It's easy and it will give you a good idea of Splunk. After the course, you will get the material which you can use it for studying for the exam and also for the practice which will help you for an exam. For power user exam, I must say you need to have little hands-on experience so you can give few weeks before you can take the exam. Fund 2 is not overly intensive and easily distinguishable you will get a fair idea of using Splunk.

Cheers and all the best !!

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GIPO29
Path Finder

Thank you for sharing your experience with the training and certification. That is a good point! I will definitely try to apply myself to gain more practical knowledge and see how everything fits together. Is the Power User Exam all multiple choice and fill in the blank like Cert 1, or does it also contain lab work of some sorts?

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mayurr98
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

It’s all multiple choice and fill in the blank like cert 1.