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Splunk Training + Certification

Splunk Enterprise System Administration

Course Description

This 2 day virtual 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

Course Prerequisites


  • 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 - Splunk Index Management
  • 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