Advanced Splunk Core Learning Path

Gain useful insights into cyber threats and security issues within your organization.

8 hours, 19 minutes

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About Advanced Splunk Core

You will learn how to use Splunk as a real-time monitoring console to identify, analyze and report data across your organization.



Advanced Splunk Core Skill Assessment

Assessment - 36 questions

Understand Splunk components and their functions

Course - 00:19:00

An introduction to the basics of Splunk. Learn about the different Splunk components and their functions. Learn about the different uses for the Splunk platform.
Understand how to add data to the platform

Course - 01:10:00

In this course, you'll examine the various method for getting data into the Splunk platform. Understand the options and features associated with data ingestion and indexing, such as forwarders.
How to create searches, reports and alerts using time fields, indexes and commands

Course - 01:35:00

Explore the commands used for searching data in Splunk. Understand the difference between transforming and non-transforming commands. View demonstrations on how to perform searches and understand how to tell a story using data.
Normalize and enrich your data using knowledge objects such as field extractions, lookups and tags

Course - 00:48:00

Explore the Splunk knowledge objects used for data normalization and enrichment. View quick and detailed demonstrations on how to perform data normalization and enrichment.
Explain the purpose and use of macros, data models and pivot tables

Course - 01:19:00

Learn about macros, data models and pivot tables. View easy-to-understand explanations and demonstrations about macros, data models and pivot tables and their use.
Advanced Splunk core conclusion and project

Course - 02:53:00

View an overview of Splunk terms and the actions it performs on data. Review the different features and components of Splunk and how they work together to help you tell a story about your data. Then complete a objective-based assessment to validate your skills as a Splunk data analyst. The assessment will have seven challenge questions designed to test your knowledge of data analysis, using the Splunk platform.

Meet the author

Gina Napier

Ms. Gina Napier is a cybersecurity professional who specializes in the development of security solutions to remediate vulnerabilities in IT environments. She has spent over 13 years supporting multiple DoD branches including the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps and has played a key role in the continued development of numerous cybersecurity programs.

As the first recipient of Microsoft's Salute to our Troops Award, Gina has shown an ongoing contribution to the IT field by encouraging shared responsibility for cybersecurity efforts across the nation. She is passionate about encouraging ethics and thoughtful analysis regarding cyberattacks in the IT industry.

Gina currently holds a master's degree in Cybersecurity as well as over 12 IT certifications, including the CISSP, CISA, AWS: Solutions Architect and Azure Administrator Associate. Currently, she is serving as a Sr. Information Security Analyst at General Dynamics and is the founder of the tech startup Switch Code. Her favorite quote is, "Find what you love to do and do it with all your heart!"

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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