Splunk Basics Course Free Tutorial Download
What you’ll learn
Build your own Splunk development environment from scratch on a Linux server—and use it!
Onboard and index multiple types of data into your Splunk instance
Understand the importance of the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM), and why data models make Splunk a powerful tool for managing logs at volume
Normalize data using Splunk apps
Develop basic reports and dashboards using your new Splunk instance and the data from your Linux system
Understand why leaving systems exposed to the internet is a bad idea
No prior knowledge of Splunk is needed for taking this course, but a Splunk account (free of charge) will be required for the lab activities. Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line will be helpful.
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!
About the Author
Tom Kopchak is the Director of Technical Operations at Hurricane Labs, where he pretends to manage a team of network and Splunk engineers but is still an engineer and technology geek at heart. Tom is a Splunk Certified Architect and Accredited Consultant and has several years’ experience building, designing, and managing Splunk deployments; he also manages teams of Splunk engineers, designing Splunk deployment strategies, and developing Splunk training materials.
He holds a Master’s degree in Computing Security from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has spoken at numerous Infosec conferences around the country (including Splunk .conf and DEFCON). You will often find him researching digital forensics topics or tinkering with any and all forms of computer hardware. When he is not working with computers, Tom enjoys composing, music improvisation (Acts of Music), and playing both the piano and organ.
- This course is for IT professionals and data analysts who want to get started with Splunk and rapidly take their skills to the point where they can get hands-on and fully proficient with its features and benefits.