Splunk Power User Certification Exam - Passed
Today I followed up on the Splunk Core User certification with the Power User certification, and passed. I haven’t seen a lot of recent reviews on this exam, but honestly, there’s not really much to say about it – you need to have completed the Core User certification and the Fundamentals 2 course. Fundamentals 2 is free for veterans through their WorkPlus program: https://workplus.splunk.com/veterans.
If you have the Fundamentals 2 course, then you have all the materials you need – nothing external required. All of the questions came from the downloadable student guide, labs, and videos. I would say that the student guide is way more valuable than the videos. I studied for about 10 days (give or take a couple for New Year’s and Christmas). The exam is 1 hour long, is not terribly difficult.
It was exactly like the Core User exam, just with material out of the Fundamentals 2 course. The questions were very straightforward, but the answers were very tricky – paying attention to small details in syntax, case, constraints for things like calculated fields, etc. pays off.
If you don’t have access to Fundamentals 2, then I would recommend some of the cheaper courses on Udemy and by building in your homelab following Youtube tutorials. Great supplemental materials there, and definitely a fun time building at home 😊-kiyori