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Splunk Fundamentals 1

This self-paced e-learning teaches you how to search and navigate in Splunk, use fields, get statistics from your data, create reports, dashboards, lookups, and alerts. It will also introduce you to Splunk’s datasets features and Pivot interface.

This class is provided as free e-learning, to register click on this link to be directed to the Splunk training website:

An instructor-led version of this course is also available as a virtual 2 day class

Units : 2

Duration : 9 hours over 2 days

Time : 9:00 am – 1:30 pm AEST (GMT +10)

Cost : AUD 1,724.00 ex GST*

*Discounts apply for Splunk Partners.

Course Topics

Introduction to Splunk’s interface
Basic Searching
Using fields in searches
Search Fundamentals
Transforming commands
Creating reports and dashboards
The Common Information Model (CIM)
Creating and using lookups
Scheduled Reports
Using Pivot

After completing this course you will be able to:
  • Get working, hands-on knowledge of all aspects of Splunk from an end-user’s perspective
  • Learn how to use the pivot tool to create charts without the use of the search language
  • Learn the basics of searching which will enable you to create and save simple searches and reports
  • You will also be able to create powerful, interactive visualisations which you can save as dashboards, which allow you to quickly see your data the way you want it
Class Format

Self-paced e-learning, requires HTML5 compatible browser. OR Instructor led version of the course delivered as a  two – day class.

Course Prerequisites


Course Objectives

Module 1 – Introduction

How to Use the eLearning Interface
Overview of Buttercup Games Inc.

Module 2 – What is Splunk?

Splunk Components
Installing Splunk
Getting data into Splunk

Module 3 – Introduction to Splunk’s User Interface

Understand the uses of Splunk
Define Splunk Apps
Customizing your user settings
Learn basic navigation in Splunk

Module 4 – Basic Searching

Run basic searches
Use autocomplete to help build a search
Set the time range of a search
Identify the contents of search results
Refine searches
Use the timeline
Work with events
Control a search job
Save search results

Module 5 – Using Fields in Searches

Understand fields
Use fields in searches
Use the fields sidebar

Module 6 – Search Language Fundamentals

Review basic search commands and general search practices
Examine the search pipeline
Specify indexes in searches
Use autocomplete and syntax highlighting
Use the following commands to perform searches:

Module 7 – Using Basic Transforming Commands

The top command
The rare command
The stats command

Module 8 – Creating Reports and Dashboards

Save a search as a report
Edit reports
Create reports that include visualizations such as charts and tables
Create a dashboard
Add a report to a dashboard
Edit a dashboard

Module 9 – Datasets and the Common Information Model

Naming conventions
What are datasets?
What is the Common Information Model (CIM)?

Module 10 – Creating and Using Lookups

Describe lookups
Create a lookup file and create a lookup definition
Configure an automatic lookup

Module 11 – Creating Scheduled Reports and Alerts

Describe scheduled reports
Configure scheduled reports
Describe alerts
Create alerts
View fired alerts

Module 12 – Using Pivot

Describe Pivot
Understand the relationship between data models and pivot
Select a data model object
Create a pivot report
Create an instant pivot from a search
Add a pivot report to a dashboard


Anyone whose role requires them to view or run reports within Splunk. Previous attendees have had various roles within their organisations such as Consultants, IT Operations/Security, Business Intelligence/Business Analysts and Marketing Professionals, Solution Architects and Application Developers.

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