Core Implementation

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Core Implementation Course Overview:

This expert-level, five-day bootcamp is designed for professionals looking to advance their skills in working with the Splunk core platform effectively and at scale. It focuses on using Professional Services (PS) best-practice techniques to master Splunk in-depth. The course represents a significant step-up in difficulty compared to earlier Splunk training and requires thorough preparation and practice prior to attendance.
In-person or virtual instructor-led training will cover efficient Splunk Enterprise management in large clustered environments, providing a deeper understanding of Splunk’s inner workings.
Participants will tackle practical assessment labs individually, with minimal instructor assistance. These labs simulate complex challenges in distributed customer environments.

Success in the assessed labs demands a masterful understanding of configuration management at scale, troubleshooting, environment discovery, and the ability to ensure Splunk customers’ success under time constraints. This includes engaging with customers collaboratively, clarifying requirements, and planning and implementing solutions with a focus on instructional and collaborative PS mindset.

Intended Audience:

  • Splunk Administrators
  • Splunk Power Users
  • System Administrators
  • Security Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • Data Analysts
  • Technical Support Staff
  • IT Architects
  • Splunk Consultants
  • Splunk Certification Candidates

Learning Objectives of Core Implementation:

  • Splunk Architecture
  • Monitoring Console
  • Configuration Management
  • Authentication, Authorization, & LDAP Integration
  • Collecting and Forwarding Data
  • Indexing and Searching
  • Clustering Indexers
  • Clustering Search Heads

Module 1: Deploying Splunk

  • Introduction to Splunk Validated Architectures

Module 2: Monitoring Console

  • Choosing the Best Instance for Monitoring Console Configuration
  • Configuring the Monitoring Console for Single or Distributed Environments
  • Understanding How the Monitoring Console Uses Server Roles and Groups
  • Health Checks and Their Execution

Module 4: Access and Roles

  • Managing Deployment Server at Scale
  • Identifying Authentication Methods
  • Explaining LDAP Concepts and Configuration
  • Discussing SAML and SSO Options
  • Defining Roles and Their Role in Data Protection

Module 5: Data Collection

  • Examining Splunk to Splunk (S2S) Communication and Data Transfer
  • Describing Types and Configuration of Data Inputs
  • Troubleshooting Data Inputs

Module 6: Indexing

  • Reviewing Indexing Artifacts and Locations
  • Discussing Event Processing and Data Pipelines
  • Understanding Text Parsing and Indexing
  • Examining Data Retention Controls

Module 7: Search

  • Exploring the Inner Workings of a Search
  • Utilizing Search Job Inspection
  • Maximizing Search Efficiency with Different Search Types
  • Understanding Subsearches and Their Functionality
  • Optimizing Sample Searches

Module 8: Index Clustering

  • Providing an Architecture Overview
  • Describing Deployment and Component Configuration
  • Reviewing Upgrade Strategy
  • Discussing Data Buckets and Lifecycle
  • Examining Failure Modes and Recovery Processes
  • Introducing Multi-Site Clustering
  • Explaining Migration Procedures

Core Implementation Course Prerequisites:

To be eligible for registration, candidates must possess all of the following certifications:

  • Splunk Core Certified Power User
  • Splunk Core Certified Advanced Power User
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect

  • Prerequisite Courses:
  • To qualify for registration and be successful in this highly technically
  • complex course, candidates must have completed —
  • ▪ Core Consultant Labs
  • Experience in attending a PS shadowing engagement is not required,
  • but is highly recommended, as is extensive practice in a lab-based
  • environment
  • *Completion of the following courses are considered an acceptable
  • substitute for the Splunk Core Certified Advanced Power User badge:
  • o Using Fields
  • o Working with Time
  • o Comparing Values
  • o Result Modification
  • o Leveraging Lookups and Subsearches
  • o Correlation Analysis
  • o Search Under the Hood
  • o Multivalue Fields
  • o Search Optimization
  • o Creating Knowledge Objects
  • o Creating Field Extractions
  • o Enriching Data with Lookups
  • o Data Models
  • o Introduction to Dashboards
  • o Dynamic Dashboards
  • Prerequisite Linux Skills
  • Attendees must be comfortable and competent in core Linux skills
  • such as:
  • ▪ File & permission management
  • ▪ Service configuration
  • ▪ Installation best-practices
  • ▪ ssh & scp

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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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