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Splunk Training + Certification

Intro to Splunk

Course Description

This eLearning course teaches students how to use Splunk to create reports and dashboards and explore events using Splunk's Search Processing Language. Students will learn the basics of Splunk's architecture, user roles, and how to navigate the Splunk Web interface to create robust searches, reports, visualizations, and dashboards.


Learn at your own pace through these free, video-only online courses accessible anytime, anywhere.


Course Prerequisites

  • None
  • None

Course Topics

  • 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

Course Objectives

Topic 1 – Intro to Splunk
  • Splunk components
  • Basic Splunk functions
Topic 2 – Using Splunk
  • Define Splunk Apps
  • Understand Splunk user roles
  • Searching & 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 character with search terms
Topic 6 – What Are Commands?
  • Understand the anatomy of Splunk's search language:
  • Search terms
  • Commands
  • Functions
  • Arguments
  • Clauses
  • Understand bestpractices 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