Splunk

Big Data & Analytics

Course Description

This program focuses on searching, sharing and saving Splunk results, creating tags, generating reports and charts, installing and configuring Splunk, monitoring, scaling and indexing large volumes of searches and analyzing them using the Splunk tool.

24 Hours

  • The program teaches the participant how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, and get statistics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. 
  • The program includes scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges that enable the participant to create robust searches, reports, and charts.
  •  It also introduces the participant to Splunk’s datasets features and Pivot interface.

Knowledge of Data Analytics concepts is beneficial but not essential.

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 – 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

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
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