Splunk Boot Camp

Start making better decisions with meaningful data in this exercise-intensive Splunk training course.

Splunk is one of the first platforms to help make sense of log data. Splunk is not just a tool for IT Ops. It’s a tool for developers. In fact, it’s a tool for everyone who’s interested in using the power of data. There are a lot of use cases for Splunk, but first, you need to learn what it’s capable of and how to get the most of it.

If you have concerns about security and compliance, don’t worry. You can still be compliant while making life easier with Splunk. You’ll just need to give everyone visibility on what’s happening with your applications in real-time or for analysis purposes. And yes—you can do all of this without giving people access to the servers.

This two-day boot camp is designed to empower a wide range of technology workers with the knowledge and skills needed to take full advantage of Splunk. This Splunk training course is exercise-intensive and is for individuals looking to develop a deeper understanding of the tool. Our continuous hands-on lab classroom format and real-world practice scenarios cement your new skills with Splunk’s various applications and leave you prepared to properly collect, analyze, and utilize your machine data. 

2 days/16 hours of instruction
Education Credits
16 PDUs
4 Strategy PDUs
12 Technical PDUs
16 PDUs
Public Classroom Pricing


GSA Price: $1485

Group Rate: $1495

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*All lab exercises are run in a Linux environment. A Windows environment can be provided upon request. 

Part 1: Introduction to Splunk

  1. What’s Splunk?
  2. Authentication Methods
  3. Access Controls & Users
  4. Products, Licensing, and Costs
  5. Quick Tour Guide: User Interface
  6. Exercise: Lab Environment and Configuration

Part 2: Indexes

  1. Splunk Data
  2. What are Indexes?
  3. What are Indexers?
  4. Exercise: Create Your First Index
  5. Search-Head
  6. Index Clusters
  7. Index Pipeline
  8. Exercise: Upload Data Manually
  9. Events
  10. Fields & Field Extraction
  11. Exercise: Using the Field Extractor Tool
  12. Forwarders
  13. Metrics
  14. Exercise: Using the Forwarder to Send Data
  15. Removing Data

Part 3: Splunk Architecture

  1. Components of Splunk Deployments
  2. Deployment Scenarios

Part 4: Search Processing Language

  1. What is Search Processing Language (SPL)?
  2. Searching Operators
  3. Search Commands
  4. Search Pipeline
  5. Exercise: Search Examples
  6. Subsearches
  7. Commonly Used Search Commands
  8. Exercise: Search Examples II
  9. Drilldowns
  10. Lookups
  11. Exercise: Using Lookups
  12. Optimize Searches
  13. Exercise: Search Examples III

Part 5: Dashboard & Visualizations

  1. Dashboards in Splunk
  2. Creating Dashboards
  3. Visualization Types
  4. Search as Reports
  5. Dashboards
  6. Exercise: Creating a Dashboard
  7. Drilldown
  8. Forms
  9. Exercise: Add Input Forms
  10. Exercise: Drilldown

Part 6: Alerts

  1. Creating Alerts
  2. Scheduling Alerts
  3. Alerts Notifications
  4. Exercise: Creating Alerts

Part 7: Scheduled Reports

  1. Creating Scheduled Reports
  2. Exercise: Create a Scheduled Report

Part 8: Putting All Pieces Together

Exercise: As a final lab, you’ll configure a typical scenario when using Splunk. You'll install and configure an NGINX, then the Splunk forwarder to collect logs in Splunk. The idea is that you can apply everything you've learned within the Bootcamp: creating searches, visualizations, dashboards, etc.

This Splunk training course is exercise-intensive and is designed for individuals looking to develop a deeper understanding of the tool. students should come prepared with some knowledge of Splunk itself, as this will be a deeper dive into the tool.

Professionals who may benefit include: 

  • Developers
  • Testers and QA teams
  • Release engineers
  • IT operations staff
  • DevOps practitioners
  • DBAs and data engineering teams
  • Security Managers
  • Security Administrators
  • Senior Business Intelligence Architects and Consultants
  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Anyone responsible for implementing BI

  • Create Your First Index
  • Upload Data Manually
  • Use the Forwarder to Send Data
  • Search in Splunk using the Search Processing Language (SPL)
  • Create a Dashboard
  • Create Alerts
  • Create a Scheduled Report

Splunk Boot Camp Schedule


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Sep 28th - 29th, 2023
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
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Oct 30th - 31st, 2023
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

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Nov 13th - 14th, 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

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Dec 14th - 15th, 2023
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

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