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Splunk Training + Certification

Using Splunk Application Performance Monitoring

Course Description

This 4.5-hour virtual course, targeted to developers and DevOps, enables you to use Splunk APM to analyze traces, troubleshoot and monitor your microservices-based applications. Through in-person discussions and hands-on activities, deep dive into uses of distributed tracing, navigating the Splunk APM app to analyze traces, visualize and alert on APM metrics. All concepts and taught through discussions and hands-on activities.

This course was previously available under the name Using Splunk APM to Monitor Microservices Applications.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Course Prerequisites


  • Familiarity with navigating Splunk Observability Cloud

Strong Recommended:

  • Basic knowledge of visualization and alerting on Splunk IM metrics

Course Topics

  • When to use Splunk APM
  • View and Analyze End-to-end Collected Traces
  • Find the Root Cause of a Problem

Course Objectives

Module 1 – Overview of Splunk APM
  • Describe Splunk Observability Cloud
  • Identify the key elements of Splunk APM
  • Differentiate between metrics, traces and logs
Module 2 – Navigating Splunk APM
  • Define Splunk APM-based terminology
  • Navigate the Splunk APM pages


Module 3 – Troubleshooting Using Splunk APM
  • Create detectors to alert on APM metrics
  • Create custom dashboards
  • Troubleshoot an issue after an alert triggers