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SMT Splunk Elite Partner

Splunk is the leading operational intelligence software which is used to monitor, report and analyze real-time data. SMT is the only certified partner in the Benelux to offer the official Splunk training courses. Participants are trained extensively in the functionalities and techniques to use Splunk fully and efficiently.

 

Training courses & workshops per year

71

Participants

639

Splunk Fundamentals 1 and 2

Once you have completed Splunk Fundamentals 1 and Fundamentals 2, you are eligible to take the Splunk Certified Power User test online. It is the perfect foundation for every user to start working with Splunk. As a next step, you can take it to the next level and become a Splunk Administrator or Splunk Architect. We also offer various training courses for Splunk Enterprise Security and Splunk IT Service Intelligence.

We organize the training courses on a regular basis. Please check the calender for the possibilities and locations.

SMT Splunk training courses:

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Certified trainers with extensive practical experience

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Training courses with official Splunk training materials and education environment

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Training courses are also available in Dutch or German upon request

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Comprehensive knowledge of the applications of Splunk

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Possibility of in-company training

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Theory supported by many practical examples

Fundamentals 1

The introduction training to Splunk teaches you how to search, navigate, and create simple reports.

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Fundamentals 1

Fundamentals 1 is the introduction training to Splunk. It teaches you to search, navigate, and create simple reports for your organisation.

 

Introduction training Splunk

The Splunk Fundamentals 1 training teaches you the basics of Splunk, including creating dashboards and reports. In addition, pivot interfaces and graphs are introduced and you will learn how to create robust searches.

These first steps are the foundation for everyone who uses Splunk and a prerequisite for all other courses. This training is free of charge and available as e-learning via the website of Splunk

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Viewing datasets in Splunk
  • Searches and search fields
  • Data transformation commands
  • Creating and using lookups

Fundamentals 1 is a prerequisite for all other Splunk training courses.

Read the infosheet for all details about Splunk Fundamentals 1.

Time 8 hours
Costs freee-course
Level Beginner

Do you prefer a classroom style or an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Fundamentals 2

An addition to the basic knowledge of Splunk, the necessary next step for all subsequent training courses.

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Fundamentals 2

Fundamentals 2 is the next level to the basics in Splunk. This is the perfect starting point for all subsequent Splunk training courses.

 

Follow-up to introduction training

Splunk Fundamentals 2 elaborates on searches, reports and enriching the existing data in Splunk. During the training we will discuss practical examples and share best practices. This will guide you through the different processes step by step. After the training, you can create extensive charts and complete searches with alerts and events.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Tags and event types
  • Commands for creating single values and geographic presentations
  • Workflow actions
  • Correlating events
  • Macros

Completing Fundamentals 1 is a prerequisite for Splunk Fundamentals 2.

Read the infosheet for all details about the Splunk Fundamentals 2 objectives.
Splunk Fundamentals 1 and Fundamentals 2 are a prerequisite if you want to further specialize in Splunk.

 

Time 3 days
Costs €1.800,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Beginner

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Fundamentals 3

Fundamentals 3 picks up where Splunk Fundamentals 2 leaves off.

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Fundamentals 3

Fundamentals 3 picks up where Splunk Fundamentals 2 leaves off.

 

Sequel to Fundamentals 2

The Splunk Fundamentals 3 course focuses on additional search commands as well as on advanced use of knowledge objects. Major topics include advanced statistics and eval commands, advanced lookup topics, 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.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Statistical & eval commands
  • Lookups & alert actions
  • Advanced field creation & management
  • Working with self-describing data and files
  • Advanced macros

Completing Fundamentals 1 and 2 is a prerequisite for Splunk Fundamentals 3.

Read the infosheet for all details about the Splunk Fundamentals 2 objectives.

Time 3 days
Costs €1.800,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level semi-advanced

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk System and Data Administration

Designed for those who are responsible for configuring and managing the Splunk environment. This is a next step after Fundamentals 1 en 2 to configure and manage Splunk.

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Splunk System and Data Administration

Splunk System and Data Administration takes you to the next level in working with Splunk. This is the logical step, once you have completed Fundamentals 1 and 2, to master configuring and managing Splunk.

 

System & Data Administration

The Splunk System Administration and Data Administration training courses are offered together as a four-day course. The training is ideal for users of the Splunk environment and those responsible for linking external sources to Splunk. Scenario based examples are common practice during this course as well.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Splunk applications
  • Users, roles and authentication methods
  • Configuration files
  • Indexing of data in Splunk
  • Configuring Splunk data input

Before you can participate, you must have completed Splunk Fundamentals 1 and Fundamentals 2.

All details about the objectives can be found on the info sheets for System Administration and Data Administration.

Time 4 days
Costs €2.250,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise

Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise covers topics and techniques for troubleshooting a standard Splunk distributed deployment using the tools available on Splunk Enterprise.

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Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise

This 2-day course is designed for Splunk administrators. It covers topics and techniques for troubleshooting a standard Splunk distributed deployment using the tools available on Splunk Enterprise.

 

Troubleshooting Splunk

This is a lab-oriented class designed to help you gain troubleshooting experience before attending more advanced courses. You will debug a distributed Splunk Enterprise environment using the live system and simulated case logs.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Splunk Support Model
  • Splunk Troubleshooting Methods and Tools
  • Installation, Licensing and Crash Problems
  • Search, Configuration and Deployment Problems
  • User Management Problems

Before you can participate, you must have completed Splunk Fundamentals 1 and 2 as well as Splunk System and Data Administration.

All details about the course can be found on the info sheet for Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise.

Time 2 days
Costs €900,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk Cluster Administration

Learn how to manage Splunk in a cluster environment, especially for experienced Splunk Enterprise Administrators.

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Splunk Cluster Administration

In this course, experienced Splunk Enterprise Administrators learn the fundamental knowledge of Splunk in a cluster environment. An important next step if the environment is managed in clusters.

 

Managing clusters

This training is the foundation for developing and managing Splunk in clusters. After this training, the participant is able to set up large-scale Splunk cluster environments and monitor incidents. In this training we will share plenty of scenario based examples for participants to apply their new skills immediately.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Single-site and multi-site index-clusters
  • Large-scale environments
  • Search in Head clusters
  • Cluster management and administration

The training courses Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2, Splunk System & Data Administration are a prerequisite if you want to participate. Architecting & Deploying Splunk is also highly recommended.

All details about the Splunk Cluster Administration training can be found in the infosheet.

Time 2 days
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Expert

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk Advanced Searching and Reporting

Learn how to create complex reports, graphs and robust searches with data in Splunk.

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Splunk Advanced Searching and Reporting

The training Splunk Advanced Searching and Reporting focuses on creating complex reports, graphs and advanced searches in the Splunk environment.

 

From theory to practice
A powerful sequel for experienced users who want to further develop their knowledge. This course will offer advanced searches and reporting commands. Practical examples and scenarios are used to guide you through complex environments to final results.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Using search efficiently & more search tuning
  • Manipulating and filtering data
  • Working with multi-value fields
  • Using advanced transactions
  • Working with time
  • Combining searches & using subsearches

Completing Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2 and Fundamentals 3 is a prerequisite for the Splunk Advanced Searching and Reporting training. In addition, at least 6 months of hands-on experience with Splunk is strongly recommended.

All details about the Advanced Searching and Reporting training can be found on the infosheet.

Time 2 days
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations

Create advanced and efficient dashboards, forms and graphs in Splunk.

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Splunk Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations

Upon completing the training Splunk Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations, you are able to create advanced and efficient dashboards, forms and graphs in Splunk.

 

Clear dashboards
In this training course experienced Splunk users will learn to quickly and efficiently create dashboards with graphs, drill down menus and visualizations. It focuses on simple XML extensions for JavaScript and CSS. Basic knowledge with this programming language is recommended. The material is complemented with many practical exercises.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Use of tokens
  • Improve performance
  • Custom-made views
  • Adding XML extensions

Completing Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2 and Splunk Advanced Searching & Reporting is a prerequisite for the Splunk Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations training.

All details about the Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations training can be found on the Splunk infosheet.

Time 1 day
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Expert

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Architecting and Deploying Splunk

Learn from best practices for planning and data collection in large Splunk environments.

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Architecting and Deploying Splunk

The training Architecting and Deploying Splunk teaches to design and implement large Splunk deployments. Participants will learn steps and best practices for planning, data collection, sizing and documenting a distributed deployment.

 

Designing large Splunk business environments

Using scenario based examples will learn you to design and implement large business environments. By using a fictitious business environment, you will be guided through the process to set up a large Splunk environment.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Index and infrastructure planning
  • Collecting Data
  • Operation and Management
  • Application and Index design

Completing Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2 and Splunk System & Data Administration is a prerequisite for the Architecting and Deploying Splunk training. Furthermore Splunk Advanced Dashboards & Visualizations is highly recommended.

All details about the Architecting and Deploying Splunk objective are on the infosheet.

Time 1 day
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

We plan this training on request and it can take place at SMT or at your own location. Contact us about the possibilities.

Using Splunk Enterprise Security

Learn to use Splunk Enterprise Security to identify and track security incidents and analyze the risks.

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Using Splunk Enterprise Security

Learn how to use Splunk Enterprise Security, to identify and track events related to security.

 

Identifying threats and security risks

Splunk Enterprise Security focuses specifically on the security of your organization. With this application you can link the results of various performance indicators together and draw conclusions. You will learn to identify threats and security risks, determine the cause and restore them.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Detecting risks
  • Use of analytical tools
  • Forensic research
  • Risk and network analysis

Completing Fundamentals 1 and Fundamentals 2 is a prerequisite for the Using Splunk Enterprise Security training.

All details about this training can be found on the Splunk infosheet.

Time 2 days
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

We plan this training on request and it can take place at SMT or at your own location. Contact us about the possibilities.

Administering Splunk Enterprise Security

Install, configure and manage Splunk Enterprise Security environments. Learn about event processing and normalization, risk analysis settings and threat intelligence.

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Administering Splunk Enterprise Security

This training covers the installation, configuration and management of Splunk Enterprise Security environments.

 

Installation and configuration

During the training, you will learn to install and configure a Splunk Enterprise Security environment. With businesslike examples we will discuss cases and infrastructure requirements.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • Installation and configuration
  • Technology add-ons
  • Risk Analysis
  • Threat Intelligence Framework

Completing Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2, Splunk System & Data Administration, Architecting & Deploying Splunk and Using Splunk Enterprise Security is a prerequisite for the Administering Splunk Enterprise Security training.

All details about the Administering Splunk Enterprise Security module can be found on the Splunk infosheet.

Time 2 days
Costs €1.350,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

We plan this training on request and it can take place at SMT or at your own location. Contact us about the possibilities.

Implementing Splunk IT Service Intelligence

Learn how to install and configure the Splunk app for IT Service Intelligence in your organization.

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Implementing Splunk IT Service Intelligence

During this course, you will learn to install and configure Splunk for IT Service Intelligence in your organization.

 

Monitoring and Analysis

Splunk ITSI is a monitoring and analysis solution. With practical examples, you will learn to monitor an organization’s service or support environment. It uses machine learning and event analysis and allows you to monitor critical services.

The following topics will be addressed during the training:

  • ITSI-architecture and environment
  • Design and implementation of services
  • Configuration correlation searches and notable events
  • Installation of ITSI

Completing Fundamentals 1, Fundamentals 2 and Splunk Data & System Administration is a prerequisite for the Implementing Splunk IT Service Intelligence training.

All details about this training can be found on the Implementing Splunk IT Service Intelligence infosheet.

Time 3 days
Costs €1.800,-(ex. VAT) per participant
Level Advanced

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk4Rookies

Starting with Splunk is easy. You can download it for free, install it within minutes and start with it straightaway. But what exactly are the possibilities?

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Splunk4Rookies

Starting with Splunk is easy. You can download it for free, install it within minutes and start with it straightaway. But what exactly are the possibilities, and what results can you achieve? During Splunk4Rookies these questions will be answered.

 

The basics

Splunk4Rookies sessions are a great opportunity for you to discover the value of Splunk hands-on in a matter of hours. Sessions are designed for Splunk beginners, whether your organization is just starting to consider using Splunk or you have just joined a team of Splunk Ninjas and need to understand the basics, Splunk4Rookies is for you!

 

Interactive session

Splunk4Rookies is an interactive hands-on session and will give you a clear understanding of Splunk and the possibilities. At the end of the session you will know what Splunk can do for your organization. And especially what value Splunk adds with regards to Business, IT Operations and Security.

The following topics will be addressed during the workshop:

  • Create your own Splunk distributed environment on AWS
  • Collect & index data
  • Search & statistics
  • Creation of interactive dashboards

The practical details

Participation is free of charge, just like downloading SPLUNK. Please bring your laptop. During the session you can do some exercises in a test-environment. The workshop will take place at our office in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands or Zaventem, Belgium. We start at 10:00 and end at 13:00 with a lunch.

Please check the agenda for the next Splunk4Rookies

Time 3 hours
Costs free
Level Beginner

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

Splunk ITSI Workshop

SMT hosts a workshop where we will explain the basic elements of Splunk ITSI. A certified Splunk trainer shows the possibilities of the application and uses scenario-based examples during an interactive session.

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Splunk ITSI Workshop

SMT hosts a workshop where we will explain the basic elements of Splunk ITSI. A certified Splunk trainer shows the possibilities of the application and uses scenario-based examples during an interactive session.

 

Do you need more insight into business-critical systems? Do you want to improve operational processes at the same time? And also monitor business and IT activities based on statistics and indicators? Of course, everything fitting with the strategic objectives of the organisation. During the workshop we explain how Splunk ITSI can help you.

 

Splunk ITSI

The Splunk application is a next generation monitoring and analytics solution. You will gain insights into the health and status of the IT systems. Data from various sources are combined for a multidimensional analysis. You can instantly identify false alerts and better understand trends. Using machine learning, abnormalities in processes and systems are recognized early.

The following topics will be addressed during the workshop:

  • The basics of Splunk ITSI
  • Practical tips and tricks
  • Show case of the possibilities and scenario bases examples

The practical details

Participation is free of charge, just like downloading SPLUNK. Please bring your laptop. During the session you can do some exercises in a test-environment. The workshop will take place at our office in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands or Zaventem, Belgium. We start at 10:00 and end at 13:00 with a lunch.

Please check the agenda for the next workshop

Time 3 hours
Costs free
Level Beginner

Do you prefer an in-company training? SMT is happy to organise that for your organisation. Please contact us to learn about the options.

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