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Splunk Fundamentals 2 Course Description

This Splunk Fundamentals 2 course focuses on searching and reporting commands along with the creation of knowledge objects. Major topics include using transforming commands and visualizations, filtering and formatting results, correlating events, creating knowledge objects, using field aliases and calculated fields, creating tags and event types, using macros, creating workflow actions and data models, and normalizing data with the Common Interface Model (CIM).

Splunk is a software that enables and manages search data from any application, server, and network device in no time. Splunk makes machine data reachable, utilizable and helpful to everyone. It’s the secure way to examine the enormous streams of machine data produced by technology infrastructure and IT systems —virtual, physical, and in the cloud.


Splunk Fundamentals 2 Course Learning Outcomes;

  • Transforming commands and visualization
  • Filtering and formatting Results
  • Correlating events
  • Knowledge objects
  • Fields (Field aliases, field extractions, calculated fields)
  • Tags and event types
  • Macros
  • Workflow Actions
  • Data models
  • Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)


Splunk Fundamentals 2 Training – Suggested Audience

Suggested audience are;

  • Software Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Search analysts
  • Database experts
  • Administrators


Splunk Fundamentals 2 Training – Prerequisites

Splunk 6.6 Fundamentals Part 1. You could go through this free training here.


Splunk Fundamentals 2 In-house/Corporate Training

If you have a group of 5-6 participants, apply for in-house training. For commercials please send us an email with group size to

Course Curriculum

Module 1 – Introduction
Overview of Buttercup Games Inc. Details 00:00:00
Lab environment Details 00:00:00
Module 2 – Beyond Search Fundamentals
Search fundamentals review Details 00:00:00
Case sensitivity Details 00:00:00
Using the job inspector to view search performance Details 00:00:00
Module 3 – Using Transforming Commands for Visualizations
Explore data structure requirements Details 00:00:00
Explore visualization types Details 00:00:00
Create and format charts and timecharts Details 00:00:00
Module 4 – Using Mapping and Single Value Commands
The iplocation command Details 00:00:00
The geostats command Details 00:00:00
The geom command Details 00:00:00
The addtotals command Details 00:00:00
Module 5 –Filtering and Formatting Results
The eval command Details 00:00:00
Using the search and where commands to filter results Details 00:00:00
The filnull command Details 00:00:00
Module 6 – Correlating Events
Identify transactions Details 00:00:00
Group events using fields and time Details 00:00:00
Group events using fields and time Details 00:00:00
Search with transactions Details 00:00:00
Report on transactions Details 00:00:00
Module 7 – Introduction to Knowledge Objects Identify naming conventions
Review permissions Details 00:00:00
Manage knowledge objects Details 00:00:00
Module 8 – Creating and Managing Fields
Perform regex field extractions using the Field Extractor (FX) Details 00:00:00
Perform delimiter field extractions using the FX Details 00:00:00
Module 9 – Creating Field Aliases and Calculated Fields
Describe, create, and use field aliases Details 00:00:00
Describe, create and use calculated fields Details 00:00:00
Module 10 – Creating Tags and Event Types
Create and use tags Details 00:00:00
Describe event types and their uses Details 00:00:00
Create an event type Details 00:00:00
Module 11 – Creating and Using Macros
Describe macros Details 00:00:00
Create and use a basic macro Details 00:00:00
Define arguments and variables for a macro Details 00:00:00
Add and use arguments with a macro Details 00:00:00
Determine when to use transactions vs. stats Details 00:00:00
Module 12 – Creating and Using Workflow Actions
Describe the function of GET, POST, and Search workflow actions Details 00:00:00
Create a GET workflow action Details 00:00:00
Create a POST workflow action Details 00:00:00
Create a Search workflow action Details 00:00:00
Module 13 – Creating Data Models
Describe the relationship between data models and pivot Details 00:00:00
Identify data model attributes Details 00:00:00
Create a data model Details 00:00:00
Use a data model in pivot Details 00:00:00
Module 14 – Using the Common Information Model (CIM) Add-On
Describe the Splunk CIM Details 00:00:00
List the knowledge objects included with the Splunk CIM Add-On Details 00:00:00
Use the CIM Add-On to normalize data Details 00:00:00

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