Time
1 hour 59 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
2

Video Transcription

00:00
Hi, I'm Natasha. And welcome back to an introduction. The Splunk. Today we're gonna be talking about what studying splint can mean for your career.
00:09
In this video, we're gonna start off looking at some potential jobs and salary ranges,
00:14
give you some points you could put on your resume just from doing the activities in this course alone and disgust certification path.
00:23
Whenever I am trying to decide whether or not to pursue a new skill set of certification,
00:28
one of the things I like to do is search for other people who have already done it and see where they're at.
00:34
This could be a great reality check.
00:36
For example, if you see a bunch of people who have that certification and not a whole lot of experience with your dream job title, you can estimate that that's a great direction for you to go, and you can plan accordingly.
00:48
On the other hand, if you find that most people have that skill set, have years of experience or jobs and totally unrelated fields that can help you understand the steps you need to get to where you want in the real world
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here got a search for just the first bunk certification. Splunk certified user
01:07
Well, you'll find with this certification is that most people have
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other certifications and experience. In addition to this.
01:15
For those who have gone on to be *** architects and admits they've typically gone further in the Splunk certification path and have some experience in other technical fields,
01:26
you also find a lot of individuals with this certification in other specialties. Such a cybersecurity. Networking management, etcetera.
01:34
They didn't get those jobs from the certification alone, but it likely give them a boost in their existing career.
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Another thing I like to do is search job boards.
01:45
If you come across a few popular ones, you'll find thousands of jobs
01:51
that come up with the word ***
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from these air *** specific jobs, such as a splint analyst, this point developer
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all those maybe security Engineer Position's been a business analyst position or even project managers or directors.
02:07
You see a few different ones of them here.
02:15
According to indeed dot com, the average salary for someone who's certified
02:20
as a Splunk admin ranges from $315,000 per year.
02:27
Part of that variation has to do with what job you end up with.
02:30
A systems administrator title tends to pay a bit less than enterprise architect,
02:35
but there's a lot of variation and opportunity in many different areas.
02:39
If you want to work first bunk directly, it's one of the highest paying companies in the US, with an average employee salary, including salespeople, technical writers and other positions of $126,000 per year.
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That's about 110,000 euros, 35 a half Bitcoins and 14 million or so Nepalese rupees by today's rates,
03:02
even if you go a different direction with your career, Sponge makes an excellent resume item. It proves you're capable of high level critical thinking and have technical experience.
03:14
If you do all the activities of this course, you'll be able to put some things like the following on your resume.
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You'd say you've installed them, maintained a small *** enterprise environment.
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You've created alerts, dashboards and reports from split data,
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and you're on boarded new data sources for ah *** environment. These air great pieces toe put down that show that you know how to do hands on activities to a Splunk
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*** has its own certification,
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something I highly recommend doing. If you enjoy this course, is taking sparks free fundamentals. One class.
03:51
It's longer than this course and get into some of the more nitty gritty details
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and also enabled you dig test to get certified,
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currently at no cost as a *** course certified user.
04:05
Just to know on that. When I tried to sign up with a Gmail account, I was able to complete the course, but not the exam.
04:13
I received an email asking that I update my account to my business evil in order to take the certification exam. You do have to take the course in order to take the exam, and you'll find that that's the case. As you move along this blank certification rounds
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after the Freeze
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Blanc fundamentals one course,
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please get a little bit pricey.
04:35
Um,
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most of the courses are several thousands of dollars. In my opinion, you be best off not paying for those and leveraging practical experience in order to get a job where your company will pay for it. Often, companies can work in training vouchers with their renewal or purchasing of split products.
04:55
Unfortunately, this course work is required for further certification.
04:59
The course is build on each other, and you have to take one several new courses for each certification.
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The good thing about all this is that a lot of companies don't have
05:10
set expectations for *** certifications before hiring people just because it's not as well known as some other popular certifications.
05:20
So for the the common path, you get certified as a *** or certified user
05:27
for free, and then you move on to become a certified power user,
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it requires that you've already completed the course, work an exam for the 1st 1 and then you take Splunk fundamentals, too,
05:40
which costs You can take this online,
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Um,
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but there are fees involved with that. And so
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after that,
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um, a lot of people will
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go on to become a Splunk enterprise certified admin, which again requires all the previous courses and certifications and all and then, in addition to that, requires you take Splunk Enterprise Systems Administration course as ***, Enterprise Data Administration course and the exam for that.
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This is the level um, you probably want to get, too. If you're looking to specifically work with Splunk as you're mean
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job
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after that. Ah, there's kind of a few different worlds that people will go. Some people will go on to a more advanced level and become a certified architect.
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Some will go into more specialty areas, such as a certified developer, or
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get certified specifically for enterprise security or ***. I t service is service intelligence,
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and that's kind of up to what you're interested in and where you think you want to go with that, in addition to
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what your company might have in its environment.
06:53
So now we're to review time. True or false, you can get certified at for free as a Splunk course certified user.
07:01
The answer is true. You can sign up on sprint dot com. They have a training section on their website, and I would register there,
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complete the course and then put in a request for the exam.
07:15
This is a great piece to add to your resume, just to show that
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you have ah officially recognized level of capabilities with Blanc.
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So in summary today, we learned that there are many different job possibilities. Blunt can be added as a a bonus to your existing skill set,
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or it can become a career in itself.
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Sort of vacation paths exist.
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Um, but there are costs involved with each of these.
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You don't necessarily have to become certified in order to get jobs if this is something that you're really interested in,
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but it is worth looking at and considering.
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And like I showed at the beginning, this video, if you've got ah,
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job you that you're shooting for,
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maybe look at what the typical requirements are for that. And I think you'll be surprised to find out how often it doesn't specifically list out that you're certified.
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All right. Thanks for watching.
08:20
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