Passed Splunk Certified Knowledge Manager

cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior MemberPosts: 6,723Mod Mod
As the title says I just passed the Splunk Certified Knowledge Manager exam. I have been using Splunk on a daily basis for a year now. Although I had good experience, over the last 60 days I took the three required courses: Using Splunk, Creating Knowledge Objects, and Searching and Reporting. They do a good job with the classes and they definitely filled some gaps in knowledge that I had.

The test itself was extremely disappointing. 40 items, 60 minutes to complete it and 75% to pass. If you fail you can take it up to 3 times but must wait 2 hours between attempts. You take it online through a provider called Brillium. Very weird but for a "free" test you can't ask for much. If you attend the classes and do the labs there's no possible way you can fail this test. Very easy.

If anyone is interested in this cert it may be worth noting that the certification track is changing. They are renaming the cert to "Splunk Certified Power User 6.3". It will also require one additional course which start next week: Splunk Infrastructure Overview. Those like me who have the Certified Knowledge Manager cert can upgrade to the 6.3 cert just by doing the new Infrastructure Overview course. No additional exam required. More details here:


  • danny069danny069 Posts: 1,025Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Very interesting, I played around with Splunk once and found it to be useful for gathering a lot of information. I might check this out, thanks for posting!
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Senior Member NCPosts: 733Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats! Thanks for sharing.
    "Something feels funny, I must be thinking too hard. - Pooh"
  • LexluetharLexluethar Posts: 516Member
    Hilarious - i'm in a Splunk webinar now! Congrats on the pass!

    Sidebar question - do you use their monitoring software? That's what i'm looking into now.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,723Mod Mod
    What do you mean by monitoring software? Enterprise Security?
  • LexluetharLexluethar Posts: 516Member
    The webinar i just attended focused on Splunk's new version, which incorporates Monitoring into it's data.
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