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Splunk Training + Certification

Splunk Fundamentals 1

Course Description

This course teaches you how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, get statistics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges will enable you to create robust searches, reports, and charts. It also introduces Splunk's datasets features and Pivot interface.

Instructor-led Training Schedule


Learn at your own pace through online courses accessible anytime, anywhere.



Have 30 day access to content, labs, live chat, and a 20-minute scheduled session with an instructor.



Course Topics

  • Introduction to Splunk's interface
  • Basic searching
  • Using fields in searches
  • Search fundamentals
  • Transforming commands
  • Creating reports and dashboards
  • Datasets
  • The Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Creating and using lookups
  • Scheduled Reports
  • Alerts
  • Using Pivot

Course Objectives

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Overview of Buttercup Games Inc.
Module 2 – What is Splunk?
  • Splunk components
  • Installing Splunk
  • Getting data into Splunk
Module 3 – Introduction to Splunk's User Interface
  • Understand the uses of Splunk
  • Define Splunk Apps
  • Customizing your user settings
  • Learn basic navigation in Splunk
Module 4 – Basic Searching
  • Run basic searches
  • Use autocomplete to help build a search
  • Set the time range of a search
  • Identify the contents of search results
  • Refine searches
  • Use the timeline
  • Work with events
  • Control a search job
  • Save search results
Module 5 – Using Fields in Searches
  • Understand fields
  • Use fields in searches
  • Use the fields sidebar
Module 6 – Search Language Fundamentals
  • Review basic search commands and general search practices
  • Examine the search pipeline
  • Specify indexes in searches
  • Use autocomplete and syntax highlighting
  • Use SPL search commands to perform searches:
Module 7 – Using Basic Transforming Commands
  • The top command
  • The rare command
  • The stats command
Module 8 – Creating Reports and Dashboards
  • Save a search as a report
  • Edit reports
  • Create reports that include visualizations such as charts
  • and tables
  • Create a dashboard
  • Add a report to a dashboard
  • Edit a dashboard
Module 9 – Datasets and the Common Information Model
  • Naming conventions
  • What are datasets?
  • What is the Common Information Model (CIM)?
Module 10 – Creating and Using Lookups
  • Describe lookups 
  • Create a lookup file and create a lookup definition
  • Configure an automatic lookup
Module 11 – Creating Scheduled Reports and Alerts
  • Describe scheduled reports
  • Configure scheduled reports
  • Describe alerts
  • Create alerts
  • View fired alerts
Module 12 - Using Pivot
  • Describe Pivot
  • Understand the relationship between data models and pivot
  • Select a data model object
  • Create a pivot report
  • Create an instant pivot from a search
  • Add a pivot report to a dashboard