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Splunk Online Course

About the course

Maybe you've heard about Splunk, but don't know how to use it to take control of big data? Have you used Splunk, but want to learn how to set it up and use it properly? If so, this course is for you.

In this course, you will work with Splunk from the ground up. You'll learn the basics of Splunk terminology, and how to use the Splunk web interface to find data. You'll also build your own Splunk environment, add data to the Common Information Model (CIM), create dashboards, and find events within data. Finally, you'll master advanced searching techniques that are especially useful to those in network, security, and system administration roles.

The course also covers the latest additions brought in for Splunk 8 and helps you quickly perform an upgrade. By the end of the course, you will be confident about using Splunk and will be well on the road to becoming a proficient Splunk architect and administrator as quickly as possible!

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Splunk

  • Course Overview
  • What Is Splunk
  • What Are Logs and Why They Matter
  • Setting Up an AWS Environment
  • Splunk Installation

Splunk Terminology

  • Splunk - Splexicon
  • What Data Looks Like in Splunk - Events
  • Getting Data Out of Splunk - Search
  • Saved Searches - Report
  • Visualizing Data - Dashboard
  • Splunk's Search Language - Search Processing Language
  • What Type of Data Do We Have - Sourcetype
  • How is Data Stored - Index
  • Making Data Useful with Knowledge Objects and Fields
  • Enriching Data - Lookup Table

Data Onboarding

  • How to Approach Data Onboarding
  • Hands-On Lab: Onboarding Linux Authentication Logs
  • Field Extractions Using Splunk Apps
  • What If There Is Not an App Available
  • Splunk Configuration Files

Splunk Deployment Components

  • Core Splunk Infrastructure - Indexes and Search Heads
  • Supporting Infrastructure - Forwarders
  • Supporting Infrastructure - Syslog Receiver
  • Supporting Infrastructure - Deployment Server
  • Splunk Licensing - How It Works and How to Investigate Your License Utilization
  • Splunk Clustering - Building Splunk for Fault Tolerance
  • Distributed Splunk Environments
  • Splunk Apps - The Building Blocks of Any Splunk Deployment

Data Normalization and Data Models

  • Onboarding Iptables Logs
  • Normalizing Data Using the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Applying the Common Information Model to Your Firewall Logs

Using Your Splunk Environment

  • Overview of Splunk UI
  • Using Fields
  • Hands-on Lab: Working with the Splunk UI
  • Splunk Search Models
  • Hands-On Lab: Splunk Search Modes
  • The Search Pipeline
  • Hands-On Lab: Search Pipeline

Visualizing Data

  • Reporting Log Data - Tables
  • Hands-On Lab: Tables - Displaying Search Results
  • Advanced Searching Concepts - Chart - Graphing Search Results
  • Advanced Searching Concepts - Timechart - Results Over Time
  • Advanced Searching Concepts - Geostats and IP Location
  • Advanced Searching Concepts: Eval - Manipulating and Reformatting Data
  • Advanced Searching Concepts: Rename – Making Table Headers More Accessible
  • Advanced Searching Concepts: Relative Time Syntax
  • Advanced Searching Concepts: Search Performance - Gotchas to Avoid
  • Advanced Searching Concepts: Time to Experiment – Expanding Your Splunk Knowledge
  • Creating Splunk Dashboards
  • Hands-On Lab: Dashboards

Upgrading Splunk

  • Splunk Release Cycles
  • What's New in Splunk 8.0
  • Planning for an Upgrade
  • Backing up Your Splunk Instance
  • Performing a Splunk Upgrade
  • Hands-on Lab: Upgrading Your Lab System

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