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May 2024 Edition

Hayyy Splunk Education Enthusiasts and the Eternally Curious! 

We’re back with a Special Edition of indexEducation, the newsletter that takes an untraditional twist on what’s new with Splunk Education – this month with a focus on all-things .conf24. We hope the updates about our courses, certification program, and self-paced training will feed your obsession to learn, grow, and advance your careers. Let’s get started with an index for maximum performance readability:

Training You Gotta Take | Things You Needa Know | Places You’ll Wanna Go 


Training You Gotta Take


All the bootcamps | If you know, you know

Longer days, warmer temps, and dining alfresco. Add Splunk University to the mix and it’ll be your summer to remember. Splunk University offers you an in-person opportunity to enhance your Splunk skills through 3-, 2-, and 1-day bootcamps, hands-on activities, and networking opportunities. So, register today for bootcamps galore between June 9-11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Gotta get summer vibes | Register for Splunk University bootcamps


Last Minute Learning  | Grab a seat at the eleventh hour

Whether you’re a procrastinator or on that Sigma grindset, we’ve got you covered. Last Minute Learning from Splunk offers you the option to get more learning courses under your belt faster, or make up for the courses you’ve been putting off. Each week, we share a list of the upcoming instructor-led classes that still have seats available. Just register with your account and use your company training units or a credit card to purchase. 

Gotta get training in | Last minute instructor-led courses


Things You Needa Know


New badge | “I survived summer in Vegas” 

Just kidding. The badge isn’t called “I survived summer in Vegas.” It’s called the Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Engineer (CDE) and it’s awarded for passing the new certification exam only available onsite at .conf24 in Las Vegas between June 11-14, 2024. This is a beta exam, so registration is free. But, there’s a catch (errr, a prerequisite): You gotta have the Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Analyst (CDA) certification – read more below. How good will it feel to head home with a new hoodie, loads of swag, and a new certification? 

Needa new certification | Get your CDE at .conf24 


Bring your prerequisite | Necessary for earning that coveted certification 

Hey, look up! Did you catch the article about the Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Engineer (CDE) certification? It’s an awesome opportunity for you to add a new certification to your resume for free in Las Vegas at .conf24.  But, to sit for this exam, you’ll need to take the prerequisite – the Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Analyst (CDA) exam before you go. Even though it’s Vegas, we don’t recommend gambling on this. Get prepped for the test. 

Needa know about the prereq | Take the CDA exam before Vegas


Places You’ll Wanna Go


The Spotlight Theater  | Certification bragging encouraged 

Now that you know all about the Spunk Certification options available onsite at .conf24, consider celebrating with us. This year at .conf24, we will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of everyone who has earned a Splunk Certification during our “Bragging Rights Spotlight” celebration and networking event – Wednesday, June 12 from 5-6 p.m. at the Spotlight Theater in the source=*pavilion. Enjoy appetizers and beverages, music, photo ops, and more.   

Wanna go celebrate | Brag about your certifications 


Education Station | Visit us on the show floor at .conf24

The show floor at .conf24 is called the source=*pavilion and it’s the place to learn about Splunk, grab some fun swag, and make some new friends. Visit us at the Education Station where you can get rooted in education. Explore your Splunk learning options in a relaxed and engaging environment, then capture the experience with a fun photo. Before you go, visit our Knowledge Tree, “leave” us a wish, then take a gift. 

Wanna go to the show | Education Station makes it fun



Find Your Way | Learning Bits and Breadcrumbs


Go Stream It  | The Latest Course Releases (Some with Non-English Captions!)

Go Deep Dive | Register for Security and Observability Tech Talks 

Go to STEP | Get Upskilled

Go Discuss Stuff | Join the Community

Go Social | LinkedIn for News

Go Index It | Subscribe to our Newsletter


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