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Splunk Training + Certification

Search Expert 1

Course Description

This "Fast Start" course covers over 60 commands and functions and prepares students to be search experts. Students will learn how to effectively utilize time in searches, work with different time zones, use transforming commands and eval functions to calculate statistics, compare field values with eval functions and eval expressions, manipulate output, normalize fields and field values, use lookups and subsearches to enrich results, and correlate and filter data from multiple sources.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Prerequisite Knowledge

To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following:

  • How Splunk Works
  • Creating Search queries
  • Knowledge objects (specifically reports, lookups, and fields)

Course Topics

  • Working with Time
  • Statistical Processing
  • Comparing Values
  • Result Modification
  • Leveraging Lookups and Subsearches
  • Correlation Analysis

Course Objectives

Topic 1 – Working with Time
  • Searching with Time
  • Formatting Time
  • Comparing Index Time versus Search Time
  • Using Time Commands
  • Working with Time Zones
Topic 2 – Statistical Processing
  • What is a Data Series?
  • Transforming Data
  • Manipulating Data with eval
  • Formatting Data
Topic 3 – Comparing Values
  • Using eval to Compare
  • Filtering with where
Topic 4 – Result Modification
  • Manipulating Output
  • Modifying Results Sets
  • Managing Missing Data
  • Modifying Field Values
  • Normalizing with eval
Topic 5 – Leveraging Lookups and Subsearche
  • Using Lookup Commands
  • Adding a Subsearch
  • Using the return Command
Topic 6 – Correlation Analysis
  • Calculate Co-Occurrence Between Fields
  • Analyze Multiple Datasets