Splunk 7 Essentials

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  • Explore what role each feature plays while installing and configuring Splunk
  • Store event data in Splunk indexes, classify events into sources and add data fields
  • Learn and use Splunk search processing language commands and best practices
  • Create powerful real-time or user-input dashboards
  • Discover security and deployment considerations while creating a Splunk environment
  • Create your own forms for custom visualization

Splunk has evolved from a normal log monitoring tool to a de facto tool used in almost every enterprise, spanning from IT to security and even marketing.

This course will get you off to a steady start by helping you understand how to install Splunk and set up a sample machine data generator, called Eventgen. By learning how to create various reports, dashboards, and alerts, you’ll then be able to analyze and visualize your data with a completely new perspective. You’ll later explore how to model data for business users using Splunk's Pivot functionality. As you cover more chapters, you’ll get up to speed with testing Splunk's powerful HTTP Event Collector and send data to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. After covering core Splunk functionality, you'll gain insights into some real-world best practices for using this technology. Throughout this fully updated edition, you’ll also come across ’Tips from the Fez’, which are additional comments and best practice recommendations from a member of the SplunkTrust Community.

By the end of this course, you’ll know exactly how to use the many features of Splunk to your advantage and transform your machine data into resourceful insights that positively affect business decisions.


  • Gain insights into data security with Splunk
  • Learn how to leverage Splunk’s analysis and visualization capabilities to make informed business decisions
  • Explore best practices for using Splunk features and add-ons
Course Length 2 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781838829308
Date Of Publication 22 Jul 2019


Adam Frisbee

Adam Frisbee is a 15 year IT veteran and holds an MS in Information Systems from the University of Utah, where he also teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Information Systems. His expertise is in cloud computing, VMware, Splunk, data warehousing, systems analysis and design, networking and servers, and university-level teaching.