Course Description

This 2 virtual day course is designed for system administrators who are responsible for managing the Splunk Enterprise environment. The course provides the fundamental knowledge of Splunk license manager, indexers and search heads. It covers configuration, management, and monitoring core Splunk Enterprise components.

Instructor-led Training Schedule
 Start Date  Start Time  Time Zone
02-Jan-18 09:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
02-Jan-18 09:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
04-Jan-18 09:00 AM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
08-Jan-18 09:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
10-Jan-18 09:00 AM (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
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Course Prerequisites

Required:

  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
Strongly Recommended:
 
  •  Splunk Fundamentals 2

 

Course Topics

  • Splunk Deployment Overview
  • License Management
  • Splunk Apps
  • Splunk Configuration Files
  • Users, Roles, and Authentication
  • Getting Data In
  • Distributed Search
  • Introduction to Splunk Clusters
Course Objectives

Module 1 - Splunk Developer Overview

  • Splunk overview
  • Identify Splunk components
  • Identify Splunk system administrator role

 

Module 2 - License Management

  • Identify license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses

Module 3 -  Splunk Apps

  • Describe Splunk apps and add-ons
  • Install an app on a Splunk instance
  • Manage app accessibility and permissions

Module 4 - Splunk Configuration Files

  • Describe Splunk configuration directory structure
  • Understand configuration layering process
  • Use btool to examine configuration settings

 

Module 5 - Splunk Indexes

  • Describe index structure
  • List types of index buckets
  • Create new indexes
  • Monitor indexes with Monitoring Console

Module 6 - Search Head Cluster

  • Apply a data retention policy
  • Backup data on indexers
  • Delete data from an index
  • Restore frozen data

Module 7 - Splunk User Management

  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Add Splunk users

Module 8 - Splunk Authentication Management

  • Integrate Splunk with LDAP
  • List other user authentication options
  • Describe the steps to enable Multifactor Authentication in Splunk

Module 9 - Getting Data In

  • Describe the basic settings for an input
  • List Splunk forwarder types
  • Configure the forwarder
  • Add an input to UF using CLI

Module 10 - Distributed Search

  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Explain the roles of the search head and search peers
  • Configure a distributed search group
  • List search head scaling options