Introduction to Dashboards

Duration : 1 Day (8 Hours)

Introduction to Dashboards Course Overview:

This course is designed to teach students how to create effective dashboards using Dashboard Studio. Topics covered include understanding dashboard source code, utilizing different dashboard layout types, selecting appropriate data sources, and optimizing dashboard performance for enhanced functionality.

Intended Audience:

  • Data Analysts and Data Scientists
  • Business Intelligence Professionals
  • Splunk Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Dashboard Developers
  • Splunk Users
  • Anyone Seeking to Enhance Data Visualization Skills

Learning Objectives of Introduction to Dashboards:

  • Dashboard Framework
  • Dashboard Layouts
  • Data Sources
  • Event Annotations
  • Improving Performance

Topic 1 – Create a Prototype

  • Gain an understanding of the dashboard framework
  • Compare and contrast different dashboard layout types
  • Add visualizations to the dashboard
  • Manage and configure different views within the dashboard

Topic 2 – Selecting a Data Source

  • Define and utilize the dataSources stanza for data retrieval
  • Implement mock data for testing and development purposes
  • Create event annotations to enhance data context within the dashboard

Topic 3 – Improving Performance

  • Identify various methods for optimizing dashboard performance
  • Utilize tstats and leverage accelerated data models for enhanced performance
  • Develop base searches and chain searches to streamline data retrieval
  • Configure dashboard defaults for consistent user experience and performance enhancement

Introduction to Dashboards Course Prerequisites:

  • What is Splunk?
  • Intro to Splunk
  • Using Fields
  • Search Optimization

Alternatively, if they have completed the legacy courses, the following are recommended for a better understanding:

  • Splunk Fundamentals 1 & 2

Additionally, it is recommended (but not required) for students to have a solid understanding of the following course:

  • Intro to Knowledge Objects
  • Visualizations

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
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  • 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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