Splunk 7.2 Fast Start Certification Training Course Overview

This certification track prepares Splunk Partners and Customers to become Splunk Certified Admins. This path includes the Splunk Certified Power User program, which is a prerequisite to becoming a Splunk Certified Admin.

 

Splunk 7.2 Fast Start (40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Overview of Buttercup Games Inc.
  • Lab environment
Module 2 – Beyond Search Fundamentals
  • Search fundamentals review
  • Case sensitivity
  • Using the job inspector to view search performance
Module 3 – Using Transforming Commands for Visualizations
  • Explore data structure requirements
  • Explore visualization types
  • Create and format charts and timecharts
Module 4 – Using Mapping and Single Value Commands
  • The iplocation command
  • The geostats command
  • The geom command
  • The addtotals command
Module 5 –Filtering and Formatting Results
  • The eval command
  • Using the search and where commands to filter results
  • The filnull command
Module 6 – Correlating Events
  • Identify transactions
  • Group events using fields
  • Group events using fields and time
  • Search with transactions
  • Report on transactions
  • Determine when to use transactions vs. stats
Module 7 – Introduction to Knowledge Objects
  • Identify naming conventions
  • Review permissions
  • Manage knowledge objects
Module 8 – Creating and Managing Fields
  • Perform regex field extractions using the Field Extractor (FX)
  • Perform delimiter field extractions using the FX
Module 9 – Creating Field Aliases and Calculated Fields
  • Describe, create, and use field aliases
  • Describe, create and use calculated fields
Module 10 – Creating Tags and Event Types
  • Create and use tags
  • Describe event types and their uses
  • Create an event type
Module 11 – Creating and Using Macros
  • Describe macros
  • Create and use a basic macro
  • Define arguments and variables for a macro
  • Add and use arguments with a macro
Module 12 – Creating and Using Workflow Actions
  • Describe the function of GET, POST, and Search workflow actions
  • Create a GET workflow action
  • Create a POST workflow action
  • Create a Search workflow action
Module 13 – Creating Data Models
  • Describe the relationship between data models and pivot
  • Identify data model attributes
  • Create a data model
  • Use a data model in pivot
Module 14 – Using the Common Information Model (CIM) Add-On
  • Describe the Splunk CIM
  • List the knowledge objects included with the Splunk CIM Add-On
  • Use the CIM Add-On to normalize data
Module 15 – Splunk Deployment Overview
  • Splunk overview
  • Identify Splunk components
  • Identify Splunk system administrator role
  • Identify Splunk installation steps
  • Use Splunk CLI
  • Use Splunk CLI
Module 16 – License Management
  • Identify license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses
Module 17 – Splunk Apps
  • Describe Splunk apps and add-ons
  • Install an app on a Splunk instance
  • Manage app accessibility and permissions
Module 18 – Splunk Configuration Files
  • Describe Splunk configuration directory structure
  • Understand configuration layering process
  • Use btool to examine configuration settings
Module 19 – Splunk Indexes
  • Understand how indexes function
  • Understand the types of index buckets
  • Create new indexe
  • Explain the advantages of using multiple indexes
  • Monitor indexes with Monitoring Console
Module 20 – Splunk Index Management
  • Manage indexes with Splunk web
  • Describe indexes.conf attributes and stanzas
  • Customize index retention policies
  • Delete events from an index
  • Restore frozen buckets
Module 21 – Splunk User Management
  • Add Splunk users using native authentication
  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Splunk authentication options
Module 22 – Configuring Basic Forwarding
  • Identify forwarder configuration steps
  • List Splunk forwarder types
  • Configure the forwarder
  • Identify forwarder configuration files
Module 23 – Distributed Search
  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Explain the roles of the search head and search peers
  • Configure a distributed search group
  • List search head scaling options
Module 24 – Introduction to Data Administration
  • Splunk overview
  • Identify Splunk data administrator role
Module 25 – Getting Data In – Staging
  • List the four phases of Splunk Index
  • List Splunk input options
  • Describe the band settings for an input
Module 26 – Configuring Forwarders
  • Understand the role of production Indexers and Forwarders
  • Understand the functionality of Universal Forwarders and Heavy Forwarders
  • Configure Forwarders
  • Identify additional Forwarder options
Module 27 – Forwarder Management
  • Explain the use of Forwarder Management
  • Describe Splunk Deployment Server
  • Manage forwarders using deployment apps
  • Configure deployment clients
  • Configure client groups
  • Monitor forwarder management activities
Module 28 – Monitor Inputs
  • Create file and directory monitor inputs
  • Use optional settings for monitor inputs
  • Deploy a remote monitor input
Module 29 – Network and Scripted Inputs
  • Create network (TCP and UDP) inputs
  • Describe optional settings for network inputs
  • Create a basic scripted input
Module 30 – Agentless Inputs
  • Identify Windows input types and uses
  • Understand additional options to get data into Splunk
Module 31 – Fine Tuning Inputs
  • Understand the default processing that occurs during input phase
  • Configure input phase options, such as sourcetype fine- tuning and character set encoding
Module 32 – Parsing Phase and Data
  • Understand the default processing that occurs during parsing
  • Optimize and configure event line breaking
  • Explain how timestamps and time zones are extracted or assigned to events
  • Use Data Preview to validate event creation during the parsing phase
Module 33 – Manipulating Raw Data
  • Explain how data transformations are defined and invoked
  • Use transformations with props.conf and transforms.conf to:
  • Use SEDCMD to modify raw data
Module 34 – Supporting Knowledge Objects
  • Create field extractions
  • Configure collections for KV Store
  • Manage Knowledge Object permissions
  • Control automatic field extraction
Module 35 – Creating a Diag
  • Identify Splunk diag
  • Using Splunk diag
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Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Knowledge.

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