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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 will also introduce you to Splunk's datasets features and Pivot interface.

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Course Topics

  • Introduction to Splunk's interface
  • Basic searching
  • Using fields in searches
  • Search fundamentals
  • Transforming commands
  • Creating reports and dashboards
  • Creating and using lookups
  • Scheduled Reports
  • Alerts

Course Objectives
 

Module 1 – Introducing Splunk
  • Understand the uses of Splunk
  • Define Splunk Apps
  • Learn basic navigation in Splunk
 
Module 2 – 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 3 – Using Fields in Searching
  • Understand fields
  • Use fields in searches
  • Use the fields sidebar
  • Use search modes (fast, verbose, and smart)
 
Module 4 – Creating Reports and Dashboards
  • Save a search as a report
  • Edit reports
  • Create reports that display statistics (tables)
  • Create reports that display visualizations (charts)
  • Create a dashboard
  • Add a report to a dashboard
  • Edit a dashboard
 
Module 5 – Splunk's Search Language Fundamentals
  • Understand the search pipeline
  • Understand search syntax concepts
  • Use the following commands to perform searches: tables, rename, fields, dedup, sort
 
Module 6 – Using basic Transforming Commands
  • The top command
  • The rare command
  • The stats command
 
Module 7 – Creating and Using Lookups
  • Describe lookups 
  • Examine a lookup file example
  • Create a lookup file and create a lookup definition
  • Configure an automatic lookup
  • Use the lookup in searches
 
Module 8 – Creating Alerts and Scheduled Reports
  • Describe scheduled reports
  • Configure scheduled reports
  • Describe alerts
  • Create alerts
  • View fired alerts
 
Module 9 – Creating and Using Macros
  • Describe macros
  • Create and use a basic macro
  • Define arguments and variables for a macro
  • Add and use arguments with a macro
 
Module 10 – Creating Data Models
  • Describe the relationship between data models and pivot
  • Identify data model attributes
  • Create a data model
  • Use a data model in pivot