Getting Started with ELK Stack: Beats and Endpoint Agents

If you are using the Elastic ELK Stack as your SIEM, you need to know how to deploy and configure Beats and Endpoint Agents to forward your logs. In this part of our ELK Stack series, you will learn how to deploy and configure these tools and get hands-on in our virtual lab to apply what you’ve learned.

Time
2 hours 31 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
3
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Course Content
Module 1: Working with Beats Agents
How do Beats Agents Work, and Which Should I Choose?
20m
Lab: Deploying Beats Agents and Querying the Forwarded Logs
30m
Module 2: Working with Endpoint Agents

2.1What is the Difference between Beats Agents and Endpoint Agents?

5m

2.6Lab: Deploying Endpoint Agents and Validating Function

30m
Course Description

If you will be using the Elastic ELK Stack as your SIEM, you need to know how to deploy and configure Beats and Endpoint Agents to forward your logs. In this part of our ELK Stack series, you will learn how to deploy and configure these tools and get hands-on in our virtual lab to apply what you’ve learned.

Who should take this course?

The target audience for this training is individuals who work in a Network Security role or Administration who may be interested in implementing the Elastic ELK stack into their environment. This training is also intended for entry-level SOC analysts who may be using ELK.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

This training assumes you have a foundational knowledge of TCP/IP networking, ports and protocols, and Linux and Windows fundamentals. It is also beneficial if you have taken the other courses in the ELK Stack series, particularly the course, "Getting Started with ELK Stack: Queries."

Why take this course?

What makes this course so beneficial is that you will learn what makes ELK Stack an affordable and flexible SIEM solution that can serve many use cases. In this course, you will get hands-on experience using ELK Stack as a SIEM and deploying a Beats and Endpoint Agents to forward logs, then querying them to check your work. After completing this course and other courses in the ELK Stack series, you will be prepared to take the capstone lab in this series, where you will use ELK to detect malicious activity in a realistic threat-hunting scenario. The ELK Stack courses are being released over time, so be sure to check back for them if you don't see them on the Cybrary platform right away.

What makes this course different from others?

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Deploy and configure a Filebeats Agent for a Unix Host
  • Deploy and configure a Winlogbeats Agent for a Windows Host
  • Deploy and configure Endpoint Agents on both Windows and Linux
  • Query the forwarded logs to check your work

Your instructor, Skyler Gehman, is a Cyber Operations Specialist in the Army. He is a graduate of the Joint Cyber Analysis Course at the Navy's Center for Information Warfare and the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence for Offensive and Defensive Cyberspace Operations. He has also worked in the manufacturing of military electronics and weapons systems.

Instructed By
Skyler Gehman
Skyler Gehman
Cyber Operations Specialist
Instructor
Provider
Cybrary
Course Components
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Certificate of Completion
Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Getting Started with ELK Stack: Beats and Endpoint Agents Certificate of Completion