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Splunk Training + Certification

Search Optimization

Course Description

This three-hour course is for power users who want to improve search performance. Topics will cover how search modes affect performance, how to create an efficient basic search, how to accelerate reports and data models, and how to use the tstats command to quickly query data.

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.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • How Splunk works
  • Creating search queries
  • Creating reports and data models

Course Topics

  • Optimizing Search
  • Report Acceleration
  • Data Model Acceleration
  • Using the tstats Command

Course Objectives

Module 1 - Optimizing Search
  • Understand how search modes affect performance
  • Examine the role of the Splunk Search Scheduler
  • Review general search practices

 

Module 2 - Report Acceleration
  • Define acceleration and acceleration types
  • Understand report acceleration and create an accelerated report
  • Reveal when and how report acceleration summaries are created
  • Search against acceleration summaries

 

Module 3 - Data Model Acceleration
  • Understand data model acceleration
  • Accelerate a data model
  • Use the datamodel command to search data models

 

Module 4 - Using the tstats Command
  • Explore the tstats command
  • Search acceleration summaries with tstats
  • Search data models with tstats
  • Compare tstats and stats