The best course for learning Splunk, the leader in real-time monitoring, operational intelligence, log management, and SIEM (security information and event management). Your instructor is Adam Frisbee, a Splunk Certified Administrator and Splunk geek.
Do you want to be an IT Hero? This course is for you!
In this course we will go through Splunk architecture, setting up your own Splunk instance, searching and reporting with Splunk, creating cool visualizations in Splunk, and much more!
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Resources for when you get stuck.
A few questions to get the ball rolling. Once you pass with 100%, you can feel confident in moving on to Section 2.
Learn how to set up and manage different Splunk architectures.
How to download and install Splunk on both Windows and Linux.
Splunk is free for up to 500MB per day of consumed data. Learn what other license types there are.
Apps are one of the things that set Splunk apart from other log management tools.
For the first homework assignment, please see the available .pdf.
After you pass this quiz (100%), you will be ready to move on to section 3 "Getting Data In."
Learn how you can get data into Splunk.
Forwarders are the most popular way to get data into Splunk. Universal forwarders are the most popular (and easiest to deploy) type of forwarder.
Heavy forwarders are powerful tools that can route data to Splunk.
For the second homework assignment, please see the available .pdf.
Once you've passed this quiz with 100%, you're ready to move on to Section 4: Searching and Reporting. You're half-way done with the course!
The Search app is the starting place for many Splunk functions.
Understand how Splunk interprets your search commands.
The basics of SPL. Key value pairs, comparisons, phrases, wildcards, booleans
Time is arguably the most valuable property of a Splunk search.
Understand how Splunk detects fields, and how you can define your own fields.
Add functions to your search: stats, rare, top.
Test your knowledge with SPL!
One of the most powerful features of Splunk is the data model.
Learn to use Splunk's visualization builder to build your own dashboards and reports.
Build visualizations using SPL.
Learn how to create and schedule reports and alerts.
For the fourth homework assignment, we're going to import a data set and do some searches against it using SPL, then create a cool dashboard.
Understand how Splunk handles users, roles, and authentication--both internal and external.
Configuration files are the "atoms" of Splunk--the stuff Splunk is made out of.
Learn about the power of knowledge objects: tags, fields, lookups, eventtypes
This is the end of this course, but it is only the beginning of your Splunk journey!
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Welcome to this comprehensive final exam. As you are answering these questions, reflect back on how much you now know about Splunk.
I'm a 15 year IT veteran and hold a MS in Information Systems from the University of Utah, where I also teach graduate and undergraduate classes in Information Systems. My expertise is in cloud computing, VMware, Splunk, data warehousing, systems analysis and design, networking and servers, and university level teaching.