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Free Splunk Training Available to All Internet2 Higher Ed Members

Jul 26, 2016, by Andrew Keating
Tags: Cloud Services & Applications, Frontpage News, Higher Education, Internet2 NET+, Membership, Splunk

Splunk Certified Power User training courses free for Internet2 .edu members Since we announced in February that due to the efforts of the community leadership of the NET+ Splunk Advisory Board members, key Splunk training courses and certification would be free for Internet2 members, there has been significant adoption of the training throughout the community. Training in the use of Splunk is particularly critical to researchers, students and staff that are working with unstructured data and may find themselves limited by their on-site Splunk expertise. The Internet2 team and participating campuses have worked with Splunk to make four eLearning courses and the Splunk Power User Certification exam free to all Internet2 member universities. All IT staff, faculty, and students at these organizations have access to a free training path worth a minimum of $2,600 per individual at educational discount

We’ve heard from some community members requesting more information on the training and asking for language that they could use and adapt to circulate internally. You may want to pass along the following information to your internal campus constituents in order to help drive awareness of this offering on your campus, helping you save money in the short run and gain much more value from Splunk in the long run:

Language for IT Resources

If you see the potential for additional Splunk training to help you meet your service-level agreements and organizational objectives, then I encourage you to leverage this free Splunk Training and Power User Certification offering from Internet2. IT staff at all Internet2 member universities can now access the four classes that are required to become a Splunk Certified Power User for free. A Splunk Power User creates and manages knowledge objects that are used across an organization. The courses include “Using Splunk,” “Searching & Reporting with Splunk,” “Creating Splunk Knowledge Objects,” and the “Infrastructure Overview.” The courses are available through February 28, 2017, and members can complete an online test when the classes are completed to become a power user.

Language for Faculty and Staff

If you see the potential for hands-on Splunk expertise to help your students learn cybersecurity or conduct data-intensive academic research, then we encourage you to leverage this free Splunk Training and Power User Certification offering from Internet2. Data analysis using the Splunk toolset can be of great value across many research and administrative areas. To gain the skills needed to master the NET+ Splunk toolset, faculty and students at all Internet2 member universities can now access the four classes (including hands-on labs for students and instructional guides for faculty) that are required to become a Splunk Certified Power User for free. A Splunk Power User creates and manages knowledge objects that are used across an organization. The courses include “Using Splunk,” “Searching & Reporting with Splunk,” “Creating Splunk Knowledge Objects,” and the “Infrastructure Overview.”

Please join the over 3,000 colleagues across the Internet2 community that have already taken advantage of this program. It is available for another 8 months through February 28, 2017, allowing students to complete an online test to become a Certified Splunk Power User after taking the four-course sequence. 

Details on the registration process are available here: https://internet2.box.com/v/splunk-training and can be customized to your campus.

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