Splunk Fundamentals 1

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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
  • Using Pivot

Course Prerequisites


Class Format

Self-paced e-learning, requires HTML5 compatible browser.

Course Objectives

Module 1 - Introduction

  • How to Use the eLearning Interface
  • 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 the following commands to perform searches:
    • tables
    • rename
    • fields
    • dedup
    • sort

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 - Creating and Using Lookups

  • Describe lookups 
  • Create a lookup file and create a lookup definition
  • Configure an automatic lookup

Module 10 - Creating Scheduled Reports and Alerts

  • Describe scheduled reports
  • Configure scheduled reports
  • Describe alerts
  • Create alerts
  • View fired alerts

Module 11 - 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