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Introduction to Splunk
Splunk is a software platform that indexes data and makes it searchable, allowing it to be turned into operational intelligence. This Splunk training course will quickly introduce you to Splunk and its many capabilities for organizing and managing data. Take this course if you’re on the path to becoming a SOC Analyst.
The course will help you move from the basics of "What is Splunk?" to more advanced topics of onboarding data and creating alerts. Through these videos, you'll learn how to install a trial version of Splunk Enterprise, as well as forwarders to get data from different kinds of hosts, and then work with the data retrieved through crafting Splunk searches, alerts, reports, and dashboards. These videos will also cover career paths, tips and tricks, and further areas of study.
In this online Splunk training, you will be introduced to the Splunk software platform and its capabilities. You will learn the basics of Splunk and advance to topics including onboarding data and alerts.
What is Splunk?
Splunk is a software platform that allows users to search, analyze, and visualize the machine-generated data collected from applications, websites, devices, etc. that make up an organization’s IT infrastructure. In other words, it’s a tool that indexes data and makes it searchable, allowing it to be turned into operational intelligence.
The platform aggregates and analyzes digital exhaust from multiple sources, such as application program interface (API) log files, servers, websites, and mobile devices. By turning machine-generated data into intelligence, Splunk users are able to gain a solid understanding of what’s going on across IT systems and infrastructure in real-time. This allow organizations to make sound, data-driven decisions.
What is Involved in this Splunk Training?
In Cybrary’s Intro to Splunk training you will be introduced to the platform and its capabilities, beginning with the basics. From there, you will move on to more advanced topics like alerts and onboarding data. The videos that are included in this course will demonstrate how to install Splunk Enterprise (a trial version) and forwarders to collect data from different types of hosts, and then how to work with that data. You will learn to craft searches, create reports, and create dashboards.
Additionally, lessons in this training will cover career paths, tips and tricks, and further areas of study. This Splunk certification training contains 2 hours of clock time for the included lessons. Upon finishing the course, you will have earned 2 CEU/CPE and you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Why Should I Learn Splunk?
There are many reasons that you should learn to use the Splunk platform if you are working in the IT industry. Here are just a handful of them:
It’s Easy to Learn_ – With Splunk, you don’t have to learn an entirely new set of commands, even though it uses a customer query language to execute searches and create dashboards. The platform’s language is based on the UNIX commands that you already know, making it simple to learn and use Splunk.
You Can Troubleshoot Proactively – It used to be that you would troubleshoot a problem or crisis after the damage had already taken a toll. Splunk’s dashboards change the game. They allow you to monitor all systems at the same time, so if a problem occurs, you are able to begin looking for a solution before anyone even notices what happened.
It Organizes Existing Data – Splunk can aggregate data from almost anywhere. That means that you can take in everything from structured MySQL databases to those long-forgotten log files that you never look at. And to top it all off, you are able to see all of that data on an easy-to-use dashboard.
* It’s Enjoyable to Use – Splunk offers some outstanding features that make it easy to manage and monitor your machine-generated data. But that’s not all. It does it in an enjoyable way. There is something so incredible and satisfying about creating attractive and organized graphs and charts, all from the chaotic unstructured machine data.
This course is part of a Career Path:
Become a SOC Analyst - Level 1
A Security Operations Center Analyst (SOC Analyst) stands as a front line of defense against the ever present cyber threats faced by organizations today. A SOC team ensures an organization’s digital assets remain secure and protected from unauthorized access by monitoring and responding to massive amounts of data in record time. In this role, you will protect your organization’s infrastructure by monitoring data to identify suspicious activity, then mitigating risks before a breach occurs. Cybrary's Become a SOC Analyst - Level 1 career path will equip you to break into the field with skills aligned to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cyber Defense Analyst NICE work role.
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Certificate of Completion
Complete this entire course to earn a Introduction to Splunk Certificate of Completion