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Splunk Training + Certification

Dynamic Dashboards

Course Description

This three-hour course is designed for power users who want to learn best practices for creating JSON-based, interactive dashboards in Dashboard Studio. It focuses on creating user inputs, editing dashboard source code, 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

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

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


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


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