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Splunk Training + Certification

Introduction to Dashboards

Course Description

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

Instructor-led Training Schedule

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Course Topics

  • Dashboard Framework
  • Prototyping
  • Visualization Types
  • Modifying Source Code
  • Dynamic Coloring

Prerequisite Knowledge

To be successful, students should have completed these courses:

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


Course Objectives

Topic 1 - Dashboard Framework
  • Describe the dashboard definition
  • Compare classic and dashboard studio dashboards
  • Manage view
  • Use dashboard best practices
Topic 2 - Create a Prototype
  • Describe dashboard workflows
  • Compare layout types
  • Identify layout fields
  • Add visualizations
Topic 3 - Use Dynamic Coloring
  • Describe dynamic coloring
  • Contrast visualization types
  • Set global time parameters
  • Apply dynamic coloring