Splunk Boot Camp

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Gain access to the real-time data insights you need to enhance your productivity, security, profitability, and competitive advantage.

In the past, when something bad happened to an application, IT ops folks used to log in to the servers to scratch some logs and try to understand what was going on. But in today’s world, that’s not how things are done. Now there are tools that will help you not just to collect logs and other data from systems but also to help you understand the data. Empowered by that data, you’ll be able to analyze, troubleshoot, and—most importantly—make better decisions on how to fix problems in applications.

Splunk is one of the first platforms to help make sense of log data. Splunk is not just a tool for IT Ops. It’s a tool for developers. In fact, it’s a tool for everyone who’s interested in using the power of data. There are a lot of use cases for Splunk, but first, you need to learn what it’s capable of and how to get the most of it.

If you have concerns about security and compliance, don’t worry. You can still be compliant while making life easier with Splunk. You’ll just need to give everyone visibility on what’s happening with your applications in real time or for analysis purposes. And yes—you can do all of this without giving people access to the servers.

Learn how to make better decisions with meaningful data using Splunk.

splunk training brochureThis two-day boot camp is designed to empower a wide range of technology workers with the knowledge and skills needed to take full advantage of Splunk. This Splunk training course is exercise-intensive and is for individuals looking to develop a deeper understanding of the tool. Our continuous hands-on lab classroom format and real-world practice scenarios cement your new skills with Splunk’s various applications and leave you prepared to properly collect, analyze and utilize your machine data.  

Looking to solve a particular issue with Splunk, or need learning targeted to your unique team environment? Have a learning advisor contact you or request more information about our onsite services and learn how we can deliver you customized Splunk training at a discounted rate.

Upcoming Dates and Locations
Guaranteed To Run
Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 1, 2019    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 5:30pm
Oct 28, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 5:30pm
Nov 25, 2019 – Nov 26, 2019    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 5:30pm
Dec 16, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 5:30pm
Course Outline

*All lab exercises are run in a Linux environment. A Windows environment can be provided upon request. 

Part 1: Introduction to Splunk

  1. What’s Splunk?
  2. Authentication Methods
  3. Access Controls & Users
  4. Products, Licensing, and Costs
  5. Quick Tour Guide: User Interface
  6. Exercise: Lab Environment and Configuration

Part 2: Indexes

  1. Splunk Data
  2. What are Indexes?
  3. What are Indexers?
  4. Exercise: Create Your First Index
  5. Search-Head
  6. Index Clusters
  7. Index Pipeline
  8. Exercise: Upload Data Manually
  9. Events
  10. Fields & Field Extraction
  11. Exercise: Using the Field Extractor Tool
  12. Forwarders
  13. Metrics
  14. Exercise: Using the Forwarder to Send Data
  15. Removing Data

Part 3: Splunk Architecture

  1. Components of Splunk Deployments
  2. Deployment Scenarios

Part 4: Search Processing Language

  1. What is Search Processing Language (SPL)?
  2. Searching Operators
  3. Search Commands
  4. Search Pipeline
  5. Exercise: Search Examples
  6. Subsearches
  7. Commonly Used Search Commands
  8. Exercise: Search Examples II
  9. Drilldowns
  10. Lookups
  11. Exercise: Using Lookups
  12. Optimize Searches
  13. Exercise: Search Examples III

Part 5: Dashboard & Visualizations

  1. Dashboards in Splunk
  2. Creating Dashboards
  3. Visualization Types
  4. Search as Reports
  5. Dashboards
  6. Exercise: Creating a Dashboard
  7. Drilldown
  8. Forms
  9. Exercise: Add Input Forms
  10. Exercise: Drilldown

Part 6: Alerts

  1. Creating Alerts
  2. Scheduling Alerts
  3. Alerts Notifications
  4. Exercise: Creating Alerts

Part 7: Scheduled Reports

  1. Creating Scheduled Reports
  2. Exercise: Create a Scheduled Report

Part 8: Putting All Pieces Together

Exercise: As a final lab, you’ll configure a typical scenario when using Splunk. You'll install and configure an NGINX, then the Splunk forwarder to collect logs in Splunk. The idea is that you can apply everything you've learned within the Bootcamp: creating searches, visualizations, dashboards, etc.

Who should attend

This Splunk training course is exercise-intensive and is designed for individuals looking to develop a deeper understanding of the tool. Individuals with the following titles will find this course beneficial: 

  • Developers
  • Testers and QA teams
  • Release engineers
  • IT operations staff
  • DevOps practitioners
  • DBAs and data engineering teams
  • Security Managers
  • Security Administrators
  • Senior Business Intelligence Architects and Consultants
  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Anyone responsible for implementing BI

Technical requirements: Basic Linux administration and familiarity with using the command line. Basic networking concepts preferred. 

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