Intro to Splunk

Duration : 2 Days (16 Hours)

Intro to Splunk Course Overview:

This course instructs students on utilizing Splunk to generate reports and dashboards, as well as investigate events using Splunk’s Search Processing Language. It covers Splunk’s fundamental architecture, user roles, and navigating the Splunk Web interface for creating powerful searches, reports, visualizations, and dashboards.

Intended Audience:

  • Data Analysts
  • Data Engineers
  • IT Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • Security Analysts
  • Network Administrators
  • Database Administrators
  • Developers
  • Anyone interested in learning Splunk for data analysis and visualization

Learning Objectives of Intro to Splunk:

  • Introduction to Splunk’s Interface
  • Basic Searching
  • Using Fields in Searches
  • Search Fundamentals
  • Transforming Commands
  • Creating Visualizations
  • Creating Reports and Dashboards
  • Identifying Types of Knowledge Objects

Topic 1 – Intro to Splunk:

  • Splunk components
  • Basic Splunk functions

Topic 2 – Using Splunk:

  • Define Splunk apps
  • Understand Splunk user roles
  • Search & Reporting app
  • Splunk Web interface

Topic 3 – Using Search:

  • Run basic searches
  • Set the time range of a search
  • Save search results
  • Identify the contents of search results
  • Work with events
  • Share search jobs
  • Export search results
  • Select search modes
  • Control a search job

Topic 4 – Exploring Events:

  • Refine searches
  • Understand timestamps
  • Use the events tab to add and remove terms from a search

Topic 5 – Search Processing Language:

  • Use wildcards to search for multiple terms
  • Understand case sensitivity in searches
  • Use booleans to include and exclude search criteria
  • Use special characters with search terms

Topic 6 – What are Commands?:

  • Understand the anatomy of Splunk’s search language:
    • Search terms
    • Commands
    • Functions
    • Arguments
    • Clauses
  • Understand best practices for writing searches

Topic 7 – What are Knowledge Objects?:

  • Identify the five categories of knowledge objects:
    • Data interpretation
    • Data classification
    • Data Enrichment
    • Data Normalization
    • Data Models
  • Understand types of knowledge objects

Topic 8 – Creating Reports and Dashboards:

  • Save a search as a report
  • Edit reports
  • Use transforming commands to create visualizations
  • Create a dashboard
  • Add a report to a dashboard
  • Edit a dashboard

Intro to Splunk Course Prerequisites:


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