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Splunk Training + Certification

Creating Dashboards with Splunk

Course Description

This two-day course is designed for power users who want to create fast and efficient views that include customized charts, drilldowns, advanced behaviors and visualizations. Major topics include using tokens, global searches, event handlers, dynamic drilldowns and simple XML extensions for JavaScript and CSS.

Instructor-led Training Schedule


Have 30 day access to content, labs, live chat, and a 20-minute scheduled session with an instructor.



Course Prerequisites

  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2
  • Working knowledge of XML
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Course Topics

  • Simple XML
  • Tokens
  • Global Searches
  • Dynamic Drilldowns
  • Event Handlers
  • Simple XML Extensions

Course Objectives

Module 1 – Creating a Prototype
  • Define simple syntax for views
  • Use best practices for creating views
  • Identify transforming commands
  • Troubleshoot views
Module 2 – Using Forms
  • Explain how tokens work
  • Use tokens with form inputs 
  • Define types of token filters
  • Create cascading inputs
Module 3 – Improving Performance
  • Identify ways to improve dashboard performance
  • Use the tstats command
  • Use global searches
  • Accelerate data models
Module 4 – Customizing Dashboards
  • Customize chart and panel properties
  • Set panel refresh and delay times
  • Disable search access features
  • Define event annotations
Module 5 – Using Drilldowns
  • Define types of drilldowns
  • Identify predefined tokens
  • Create dynamic drilldowns
Module 6 – Adding Advanced Visualizations & Behaviors
  • Identify types of event handlers
  • Describe event actions
  • Create contextual drilldowns
  • Use simple XML extensions
  • Define Splunk custom visualizations