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Splunk Core User Class

Instructor: Kenneth Ellington

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CURRENT COURSES

Course Description

This course is for individuals that have little or no experience using Splunk enterprise, but seek a basic understanding of what Splunk is.

 

After taking this course you should have a better fundamental understanding of how to search and build basic dashboards within Splunk. 

  • Course Level: Fundamental 

  • Duration: 2 hours / Per Session

Activities 

This course includes lectures, Lab demonstrations and hand on labs, and links to resources. 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Business analysts

  • Security analysts

  • Project Managers

  • Other IT-related professionals

Course Objectives 

  • Building Dashboards Basics

    • What is a Dashboard and why is it important?

    • How to use Transforming commands to create Dashboards

    • Knowing when to pick out what charts for different problem sets:
       

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        Different Use Cases

        • Security Use cases

        • It Ops Use cases

        • Cloud Use Cases
           

      • Overview of the 3 main components of Splunk Enterprise:

        • What is a Forwarder?

        • What is a Search Head?

        • What is an Indexer? 
           

  • Splunk Best Practices

    • Specifically pertaining to searching using SPL(Splunk Query Language)

      • When to include or exclude field names in searches

      • When to use the Search and Where command 

      • When to use Fast Smart, and Verbose modes when searching 
         

  • Searching Basics

    • How to structure your searches

    • How and when to pipe down your events

    • When to use Stats or the Time command 

    • How and when to use transforming commands 
       

  • Ingesting Static Files 

    • Downloading CSV files into Splunk 

    • Knowing which type of label to put on your data

    • Naming Conventions
       

  • Understanding "what your data can do for you"...

    • Learning how to go through datasets and see patterns or interesting aspects of it

    • Applying what you see to your business problems

    • Solving problems that even your managers and executives aren’t aware of yet