Splunk Education provides a range of courses designed to teach Splunk in a structured, hands-on setting. It’s recently been announced that they are changing the format of some of their courses to single-subject courses.

Until now, classes have been provided in multi-subject courses, covering a variety of topics in several long sessions. These courses have followed a strict structure towards various levels of certification.

This is all changing soon, as Splunk moves to a single-subject course option for some courses. This will give you more flexibility to learn Splunk at your own pace. Instead of cramming everything into a multi-day Splunk Fundamentals course, you can do a couple of hours on one module. This makes learning Splunk less of an upfront time commitment, and gives you time to absorb what you’ve learnt before moving on to the next subject.

The way you can take these courses also looks to be changing. There are still instructor led courses, giving the advantage of learning Splunk in interactive sessions with experts. Additionally, it looks like many of these courses will also have an eLearning option with labs, more like the current free Fundamentals 1 course, giving even greater flexibility.

The single-subject courses that will be available map onto the current Splunk Fundamentals 1, 2 & 3, Advanced Searching and Reporting, and Creating Dashboards multi-module courses. They are divided into two learning paths, Knowledge Manager and Search Expert. Pick and choose the courses that apply to you, when you are ready to do them!

View the list of single-subject courses here.


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Posted by:Becky Nielsen

Becky is a certified Splunk Admin, who has been working for iDelta since graduating from CodeClan's Professional Software Development course in 2019. Previously an archivist at several institutions around the UK, she holds an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow.