Splunk 8.2 Fundamentals Part 3

Splunk 8.2 Fundamentals Part 3

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Instructor-led online training

Location Jan 2022 Feb 2022 Mar 2022 Apr 2022 May 2022 Jun 2022 Jul 2022
EMEA Central European Time - Virtual Jan 20 – Jan 21
APAC Sydney - Virtual Feb 22 – Feb 25


The Splunk Fundamentals Part 3 course picks up where Splunk Fundamentals Part 2 leaves off, focusing on some more advanced searching and reporting commands as well as on advanced use cases of knowledge objects. Major topics include advanced statistics and eval commands, advanced lookups, advanced alert actions, using regex and erex to extract fields, using spath to work with self-referencing data, creating nested macros and macros with event types, and accelerating reports and data models.


  • Statistical Commands
  • eval Command Functions
  • Lookups
  • Alert Actions
  • Extracting Fields at Search Time
  • Working with Self-Describing Data
  • Exploring Search Macros
  • Exploring Acceleration Methods
  • tsidx Files and tstats Command


4 Days


Module 1 – Exploring Statistical Commands

  • Performing statistical analysis with functions of the stat command
  • Using fieldsummary
  • Using appendpipe
  • Using eventstats
  • Using streamstats

Module 2 – Exploring eval Command Functions

  • Using conversion functions
  • Using data and time functions
  • Using string functions
  • Using comparison and conditional functions
  • Using informational functions
  • Using statistical functions
  • Using mathematical functions

Module 3 – Exploring Lookups

  • Including and excluding events based on lookup values
  • Using KV Store, external, and geospatial lookups
  • Understanding best practices for lookups

Module 4 – Exploring Alerts

  • Using lookups in alerts
  • Outputting alert results to a lookup
  • Logging and indexing searchable alert events
  • Module 5 – Extracting Fields at Search Time

    • Using the erex command
    • Using the rex command
    • Identifying regex best practices

    Module 6 – Working with Self-Describing Data

    • Using the spath command
    • Using the eval command with the spath function
    • Extracting fields from table-formatted events with multikv

    Module 7 – Exploring Search Macros

    • Using nested search macros
    • Previewing search macros before executing
    • Using tags and event types in search macros

    Module 8 – Using Acceleration Options

    • Describing acceleration and acceleration methods
    • Determining how summaries make searches efficient

    Module 9 – Report Acceleration

    • Creating an accelerated report
    • Searching against an acceleration summary

    • Module 10 – Summary Indexing

      • Identifying when to use a summary index
      • Defining and search against a summary index
      • Module 11 – datamodel Command & Data Model Acceleration

        • Exploring data models using the datamodel command
        • Discerning between ad hoc and persistent data model acceleration

        • Module 12 – tsidx files and tstats Command

          • Work with tsidx files using the tstats command
          • Use tstats command with data models



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