Training + Certification

Is it necessary to do training before giving certification exam or can I directly sit for exam?

ashu_ipec
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Is it necessary to do training before giving certification exam or can I directly sit for exam?

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woodcock
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It used to be that you could skip training and sit the test for at least the first 3 based on years of experience ( user, power, admin ) and jump straight to the test, but who knows what they will allow now. Email and ask: Education_AMER@Splunk.com. As far as user, it only requires Fundamentals I which is a free E-Learning so you can just hit the play button and not watch it to get credit for taking the course. There are labs but they are neither checked nor graded.

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niketnilay
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@ashu_ipec which exam are you planning to write.

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ashu_ipec
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I am new to splunk, so looking for certified core user exam. I have completed the Fundamental 1.

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ashu_ipec
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I have one query, for giving core user exam do I need to take paid training for fundamental 1? Or can take exam directly?

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niketnilay
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Fundamental 1 elearning is free for everyone. Which means you can go ahead and take the core certification exam.

If the company you work for is a partner with Splunk and has enrolled for any Education subscription, then you should check which courses are free for you. You should always register for one course at a time.

https://education.splunk.com/HowtoEnroll#subscription

All the best with your Certification journey!

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gcusello
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hi @ashu_ipec,
for some certification, it's possible to have exam without a training, but only the first ones, with the following trainings (e.g. Architect or Consultant) Splunk wants that you follow courses (it's a business!).
Anyway, you can find informations at https://www.splunk.com/pdfs/training/Splunk-Certification-Candidate-Handbook.pdf

Ciao.
Giuseppe

ashu_ipec
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Thanks gcusello for the info...

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