Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Analyst (SCCDA)

Advance your cybersecurity analytics and insights. Further your cybersecurity career and use cyber defense tools for continual monitoring as a security analyst. Help protect businesses and mitigate risk, while managing vulnerabilities and threats using common types of cyber defense systems.

This exam establishes an intermediate-level standard for users of Splunk Enterprise and Enterprise Security who wish to be certified as cybersecurity professionals. With this certification, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge critical to detecting, analyzing and combating cyber threats.

  • Career builders: Take you career to the next level by earning a certification that will help you climb the ranks as a Splunk certified professional.
  • SOC analysts: Solidify your position as a cybersecurity analyst and optimize your efficiency with Splunk Enterprise and Enterprise Security.
  • Cybersecurity professionals: Take your SOC analyst or cyber defense career further and level up as a Splunk Certified Cybersecurity Defense Analyst.


It is recommended to have Power User Level knowledge of Splunk Enterprise.

Exams and recommended training

Exam Details:

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Length: 75 minutes
  • Format: 66 multiple choice questions
  • Pricing: $130 USD per exam attempt
  • Delivery: Exam is given by our testing partner, Pearson VUE

Next steps

After achieving the certification, Splunk recommends moving to the following:

  • SOC administrator learning path
  • Splunk Enterprise Security Certified Admin