Splunk is a multinational company that produces software products for enterprises that handle big data. Their product help in turning machine oriented data to information making sense to their IT, Business, Marketing, HR, Finance, Audits, Security kind of departments.
They provide different platforms and solutions for into communications, healthcare, education, non-profit, Financial services, Retail, Public sectors and Energy & Utilities industries.
Let me ask you a question- What are log files?
“ A file that records either events that occur in an operating system or other software runs, or messages between different users of a communication software.”
When you want to know the state of your mind, you sit at one place, close the eyes and just observe the body and mind. Similarly, for any system, software- to know the state of its’ mind you search their log files.
In the same way, when you want to know the state of all the devices located in one particular data center, looking at logfiles of each device is time taking. Here comes Splunk.
“Splunk serves as Google for log file.”
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In a company, if a common software platform is used, all the employees right from those who uses it for data recording or entering the details to maintaining the data in the server there would be different level of expertise professionals working on similar data. In addition, some data is reported and analysed for making business decisions. In the entire process, some of the important roles that play on Data are
* End users
* Enterprise Administrators
* Security Administrators
* App Developers
* IT Surveillance
* And many other
For all these categories, Splunk provides different courses with different levels of
expertise and experience.
Yes. Splunk officially provides certifications on all the courses it provides. One can get certified only if one clears a practical exam.
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Obviously, it is valid to get an official certificate from the one who made it. Moreover, the need of professionals who can handle big data and data analytics is increasing drastically. World is in need of such data scientists who can analyse the data from different sources, design them visually giving more data in an interesting way and a solution through software that maintains, builds this data within no time. So, getting a certificate from Splunk Education is valid throughout the world.
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Madhuri is a Senior Content Creator at MindMajix. She has written about a range of different topics on various technologies, which include, Splunk, Tensorflow, Selenium, and CEH. She spends most of her time researching on technology, and startups. Connect with her via LinkedIn and Twitter .