CANARIE Partners with Splunk to Offer Free Training and Certification to Research and Education Members

All staff and students at eligible member organizations now granted access to Splunk Power User Training and Certification

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education, and innovation today announced a partnership with Splunk, a leading provider of software platforms for real-time Operational Intelligence. To strengthen collaboration with the Canadian research and education (R&E) community, Splunk will provide free Power User Certification as an exclusive benefit to CANARIE R&E members through the $100 million Splunk Pledge initiative. Typically offered at $3,500 CAD per user, the training and certification will be available to an unlimited number of qualified students, staff, and faculty at eligible CANARIE member institutions.

The Power User Certification gives participants hands-on training with Splunk® Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise can index data across campus IT infrastructures regardless of format or location, including logs, clickstreams, sensors, stream network traffic, web servers, custom learning applications, hypervisors, social media, and cloud services. Splunk uses machine data—the digital data created by the devices, applications, systems, technologies, sensors and infrastructure powering modern education institutions—to address big data, IT operations, security and analytics use cases.

Machine data is a powerful opportunity for higher education and research institutions. Campus networks, infrastructure, applications, servers, learning management systems and end-user devices generate huge volumes of machine data that—when leveraged—can provide unique insight into problems, usage patterns and trends across an entire campus IT infrastructure.

“Experience has shown that participating in Splunk education offerings can have an immediate and profound impact on an organization’s ability to realize a faster time to value for their Splunk deployment,” said John Sabino, Vice President, Customer Success, Splunk. “We are pleased to share the Splunk Power User Certification with the CANARIE Community to train the data professionals of tomorrow.”

“As IT and network-connected infrastructures generate more and more data, access to analytics platforms and knowledge of relevant techniques become increasingly critical skill sets in the modern enterprise. We’re very excited to work with Splunk to offer this valuable new benefit to our R&E members,” said Peter Wilenius, Vice President Business Development of CANARIE. “We’re hopeful that our members take full advantage of this tremendous training offer to strengthen the skill set of their students and staff in areas of machine data analysis and visualization.”

Training Program Details

Beginning today, eligible CANARIE members have free access to the four courses that are required to become a Splunk Certified Power User. A Splunk Power User creates and manages knowledge objects that are used across an organization. The courses include “Using Splunk,” Searching & Reporting,” “Knowledge Objects,” and the “Splunk Infrastructure Overview.” After completion of the courses, participants can take a test online to become a certified Power User. The courses are available to eligible CANARIE members until December 31, 2017.

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Qualification Requirements

To qualify your organization to receive this training, please complete the application before April 14, 2017. Please note that only one (1) domain per organization will be accepted to receive this training. As such, ensure that the domain name used for application applies to the email addresses of all potential recipients of the training.

Once your application is confirmed (in approximately 10 days), CANARIE will provide detailed instructions for your users to register for and access training resources.

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About Splunk Pledge

Workforce training initiatives, in collaboration with valued partners such as Internet2 and CANARIE, are a core part of Splunk Pledge, the $100 million commitment Splunk has to research, education and community service. Learn more about Splunk Pledge and how your favourite cause can make a big difference with big data:

About CANARIE Membership

CANARIE members have a unique opportunity to engage with Canada’s leading research, education and innovation stakeholders and participate in the evolution of a key component of Canada’s digital infrastructure. Members benefit from discounted pricing on selected CANARIE programs and are entitled to receive preferential registration rates for the CANARIE National Summit. Members also have the opportunity to participate in CANARIE’s governance through participation and voting at the Annual General Meeting. The membership fee is $2,500 CAD annually, plus applicable taxes. Learn more and apply for membership:

For more information, please contact:

Ela Ienzi
Director, Communications
(613) 943-5432


CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians.

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Canadians at universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories rely on this ultra-high-speed network to collaborate in data-intensive, cutting-edge research and innovation within Canada and with colleagues in over 100 countries.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools to accelerate scientific discovery. CANARIE also supports Research Data Canada as it leads national research data management initiatives, and through the Canadian Access Federation, provides identity management services that enable secure, ubiquitous connectivity and content access to the academic community. To boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector, CANARIE offers cloud resources to startups through its DAIR service, and links a powerful community of public and private sector partners in the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN).

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.

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