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Splunk Training + Certification

Dynamic Dashboards

Course Description

This three-hour module is designed for power users who want to learn best practices for building dashboards in the Dashboard Studio. It focuses on creating inputs, chain searches, event annotations, and improving dashboard performance.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

eLearning with Labs

The best of both delivery methods. Self-paced eLearning videos accessible anytime, anywhere, plus access to the interactive lab environment to sharpen your skills.


Course Topics

  • Data Source Types
  • Mock Data
  • Event Annotations
  • Adding Inputs
  • Chain Searches

Course Prerequisites

To be successful, students should have completed these courses:

  • What is Splunk?
  • Introduction to Splunk
  • Introduction to Knowledge Objects
  • Introduction to Dashboards
  • Using Fields
  • Visualizations
  • Search Optimization


Course Objectives

Module 1 - Selecting a Data Source
  • Identify dataSources stanza fields
  • Name search types
  • Use a secondary data source


Module 2 - Adding Inputs
  • Identify types of inputs
  • Describe how inputs worK
  • Create a dynamic input
  • Add cascading inputs


Module 3 - Improving Performance
  • Identify performance improvement methods
  • Use tstats and accelerated data models
  • Create chain searches
  • Set defaults