Power Up with Splunk Certified Power User Training!

Training available free of charge only until December 31!

Get the most out of your data with Splunk Certified Power User Training, sponsored by CANARIE and now available for Splunk users across UAlberta! This self-paced course teaches you how to use Splunk to effectively mine and manage the data from your logfiles.

How can I use Splunk?

Splunk is a data aggregation and reporting tool. It stores all the logfiles of your devices and/or software, provides high-speed search capabilities of those logfiles, and converts your data into organized reports.

How can I benefit from Splunk Certified Power User Training?

Even the most seasoned Splunk users can learn something new. Splunk Certified Power User Training gives users a deeper insight into Splunk’s features and tools, how you can use them most effectively, and where they can be applied in your everyday work.

Passing the final exam for this program also makes you a Splunk Certified User. Splunk Certified Users have the ability to search, use fields, create alerts, use look-ups, and create basic statistical reports and dashboards. Becoming a Splunk Certified User is also the prerequisite to becoming both a Splunk Certified Power User and a Splunk Certified Admin.

Alternatively, users who do not wish to receive Splunk certification are free to take the courses they are interested in and not the exam.

What does the course consist of?

The Splunk Certified Power User Training program consists of four courses and a final exam. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Splunk's interface
  • Basic searching
  • Using fields in searches
  • Search fundamentals
  • Transforming commands
  • Creating reports and dashboards
  • Datasets
  • The Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Creating and using lookups
  • Scheduled reports
  • Alerts
  • Using Pivot


How can I register?

To register, follow the instructions in this document.

Registration is open to UAlberta staff and students only by using their @ualberta.ca email address. Departmental training policies may apply. Consult with your supervisor before registering. If training is desired for personal purposes, it can be done on your own time which would not require supervisor approval.

Each user can register once for any given module, and that module must be completed within 30 days of the registration date. Modules cannot be repeated, and they cannot be extended past the 30-day deadline without paying a $100 fee.

The Splunk Certified Power User Training program will expire on December 31, 2017. Users registered for modules before this date will have 30 days to complete the four courses. Training is offered in English only.


Posted by Sheena Moore