I am really concerned about the new certification email I received today. Per this email, now the test takers have to go to Pearson Test Centers to appear for the exam which is fine but the part that worries me is that the current Splunk certifications (V6.x) will not be grandfathered into the new program.
Does that mean my current certifications have no value now?
I worked hard to get these, there was huge investment in terms of $ and hours. I don't want the certs to have no value. What do you all think? Please let me know if I am not understanding this correctly.
Here is what that email says about already certified Splunkers: (read point 2, you get one year to get recertified)
Already certified? Please visit our recertification page for details. Here are the general guidelines for recertification:
* Current Splunk certifications (V6.x) will not be grandfathered into the new program.
* All V6.x cert-holders will be eligible to register for their current certification exam or the next exam in the series without completing the prerequisite exam(s) for one year.
* Cert-holders who do not complete the recertification process above by October 1, 2019 will be required to complete the full certification path including all prerequisite exams.