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Splunk Training + Certification

Working with Time

Course Description

This three-hour course is for power users who want to become experts at using time in searches. Topics will focus on searching and formatting time in addition to using time commands and working with time zones.

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.


Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • How Splunk works
  • Creating search queries
  • The eval command

Course Topics

  • Searching with Time
  • Formatting Time
  • Comparing Index Time versus Search Time
  • Using Time Commands
  • Working with Time Zones

Course Objectives

Module 1 - Searching with Time
  • Understand the _time field and timestamps
  • View and interact with the Event Timeline
  • Use the earliest and latest time modifiers
  • Use the bin command with the _time field


Module 2 - Formatting TIme
  • Use various date and time eval functions to format time


Module 3 - Using Time Commands
  • Use the timechart command
  • Use the timewrap command


Module 4 - Working with Time Zones
  • Understand how time and timezones are represented in your data
  • Determine the time zone of your server
  • Use strftime to correct timezones in results