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Splunk Fundamentals 2 is More Accessible Than Ever Before

Data Analytics using Splunk Fundamental 2

From start-ups to non-profits to large multinational conglomerate groups, every company depends on data to formulate improved strategies for the future goals of their organization. To put it simply, data is changing the world.

The company that’s leading the charge into the data revolution, Splunk, provides a unified way to collect real-time insights from all sources of data. Now more than ever, the demand for technical professionals with expertise in Splunk Fundamentals 2 is incredibly high.

In an effort to support workforce development, Splunk, bitsIO, Inc. and University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) are working collectively to launch the Splunk Fundamentals 2 course. You now have access to critical Splunk skills and platform knowledge in an accessible and affordable format. And the best part? You get the full Splunk Fundamentals 2 course for 75% less than the typical cost.

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What You’ll Learn

This instructor-led course will focus on essential components of the Splunk platform. Participants will learn concepts like the fundamentals of searching and reporting commands as well as the best practices behind creating knowledge objects and creating workflow actions (and more!).


  • Using transforming commands and visualizations
  • Filtering and formatting results
  • Correlating events
  • Creating knowledge objects
  • Using field aliases and calculated fields
  • Creating tags and event types
  • Using macros
  • Creating workflow actions and data models
  • Normalizing data with the Common Information Model (CIM)

Participants who successfully complete this course will be prepared to take the Splunk Certified Power User exam.

3 Reasons Why You Should Take This Course

1) Data analytics is more important than ever

Every organization considers data analytics a critical factor of their organizational success. As a data professional, your work directly impacts an organization’s business decisions and security posture. As a leading technology solution in the big data world, Splunk is the best path to get you the data analytics knowledge you need.

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2) Jobs, jobs, jobs

Although the job market has been in flux for the past year, that’s not the case for careers in technology. The worldwide employment website, Indeed.com, posted a report stating that an interest in tech jobs has increased by 35% this year.  Give yourself the competitive advantage in the job market with added Splunk certifications on your resume.

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3) Higher salaries

Data analysts are incredibly valuable assets for any organization. Don’t just take our word for it, DICE reports that the average salary of tech professionals is climbing at a consistent rate of 3.6% year over year with cybersecurity analyst and data scientist being at the top of the list for fastest growing salaries.

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Need more info? Check out this video walk-through of the course!

Course Details


Using the link below, login or create your account with University of Illinois Springfield Continuing and Professional Education.

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Course Cost

$2,000 → $500

The registration fee for the 4-Day course is $500 (compared to the typical course cost of $2,000).

Course Format

Participants will join an instructor-led, four-day lecture with labs, delivered via virtual classroom from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on Thursdays over four weeks.  After successfully completing the final exam, participants will earn a digital badge from UIS and bitsIO, Inc.

This course, Splunk Fundamentals 2, prepares students to take the Splunk Certified Power User exam through Splunk and Pearson Vue. The current cost for the exam is $150.00.

Course Dates and Times

Thursdays from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. CST on the following dates:

  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 10

Course Prerequisites

Completion of Splunk Fundamentals 1 is recommended, but not required. This course is intended for candidates with some experience in computer science/data analytics fields.

Note: The topics of Splunk Fundamentals 1 will not be covered in Splunk Fundamentals 2. Although not required, you can visit splunk.com to review basic information and overviews on the platform prior to the course.

About Us

bitsIO, Inc. is an organization of Splunk professionals here to help customers deploy, customize, and manage the powerful Splunk data platform and benefit from real-time data insights. Named the Splunk PS Partner of the Year in 2020 and ranked a top Splunk Elite Partner, bitsIO, Inc. has over two decades of expertise in the IT domain and a track record of deploying Splunk successfully for organizations of all sizes on a national and international scale.