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Splunk Cloud Administration

The Splunk Cloud Administration is a 3-day (12-hour) hands-on course prepares administrators to manage users and get data in Splunk Cloud.


Topics include data inputs and forwarder configuration, data management, user accounts, and basic monitoring and problem isolation. The focus in this class is the knowledge, best practices, and configuration details for Splunk Cloud. Search head clustered deployment topics will NOT be covered in this class.

Units : 3
Duration : 13.5 hours
Time : 9:00 am – 1:30 pm AEST (GMT +10)​​

*Course discounts apply for Splunk Partners. Please use the currency convertor above to check for course pricing in your local currency.

Splunk Cloud Administration

The instructor was very responsive to questions and queries both private and Communal.. Final module collaborative lab walkthrough on screen was particularly helpful.

Participant, Splunk Fundamentals 2

Splunk Cloud Administration
Splunk Cloud Administration - Course Topics
  • Splunk Cloud overview

  • Splunk index management

  • Users, roles, and authentication

  • Universal forwarder

  • Forwarder management

  • Data inputs in detail

  • Event Parsing with data preview

  • Manipulating raw data

  • Installing apps

  • Problem isolation and Splunk Cloud support

Class Format

Instructor-led lecture with labs. Delivered via virtual classroom or at your site

Course Prerequisites
Related Certifications
Splunk Cloud Administration - Audience
  • Splunk Partners having a Professional Services Practice

  • Splunk Cloud Customers

After completing Splunk Cloud Administration course you will be able to
  • Deploy and manage on premise components for data collection

  • Create and configure indexes in Splunk Cloud including archiving and restoration.

  • Manage data and input configuration using OnPrem and Cloud IDM

  • Manage Apps and Configs in Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud Administration
Splunk Cloud Administration - Course Objectives

Module 1 -Splunk Cloud Overview

  • Describe Cloud topology

  • Describe tasks managed by the Splunk cloud administrator

  • List the primary differences between Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise


Module 2 - Index Management

  • Define a Splunk Index

  • Create indexes in cloud

  • Delete data from an index

  • Monitor indexing activities


Module 3 - User Authentication and Authorization

  • Administer Splunk user roles

  • Integrate Splunk with LDAP, Active Directory, or SAML

  • Enable Duo security Multi Factor Authentication 


Module 4 -Getting Data in

  • List Splunk input options

  • Describe the basic settings for an input

  • Review Splunk configuration files

  • Use a test environment to verify data


Module 5 – Getting Data in Cloud

  • List Splunk forwarder types

  • Describe the role of forwarders

  • Configure a forwarder to Splunk Cloud

  • Test the forwarder connection

  • Describe optional forwarder settings

Module 6 – Forwarder Management

  • Describe Splunk Deployment Server

  • Explain the use of forwarder management

  • Configure forwarders to be deployment clients

  • Managing forwarders using deployment apps

Module 7 – Monitor Inputs

  • Describe the Splunk process for inputting data

  • Create file and directory monitor inputs

  • Use optional settings for monitor inputs

​Module 8 – Network and Other Inputs

  • Create network (TCP and UDP) inputs

  • Create a basic scripted input

  • Describe optional settings for network inputs

  • Identify Windows input types and uses

  • Use the HTTP Event Collector (HEC) to get data into Splunk


Module 9 – Fine-tuning Inputs

  • Describe the default processing that occurs during the input phase

  • Configure input phase options, such as sourcetype fine-tuning and character set encoding


Module 10 – Parsing Phase and Data Preview

  • Describe the default processing that occurs during parsing

  • Optimize and configure event line breaking

  • Explain how timestamps and time zones are extracted or assigned to events

  • Use Data Preview to validate event creation during the parsing phase


Module 11 – Manipulating Raw Data

  • Explain how data transformations are defined and invoked

  • Use transformations with props.conf and transforms.conf to modify raw data

  • Use SECCMD to modify raw data


Module 12 – Installing and Managing Apps

  • Describe self-service app installs vs. manual app installs

  • Provide steps to install apps

  • Describe how apps are managed

Module 13 – Working with Splunk Cloud Support

  • Isolate problems before contacting Splunk Cloud Support

  • Define the process for working with Splunk Cloud Support

Splunk Course Schedules and Timezones

Ingeniq Course are delivered live and in English and provide access to customers spanning multiple timezones.

Dates and times displayed for each course are relative to Australian Eastern Time (AET).

AM Marked Splunk Courses

AM marked courses start at AET 9:00am and finish at AET 1:30pm (4.5 hour sessions over 1 or more days) and are optimal for customers in the following countries and areas;

  • UTC+10 including Australia (East Coast)

  • UCT+11/+12 including New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

  • UTC-8 including USA (West Coast), Canada (West Coast)

  • UTC-7 including USA (Mid West)

PM Marked Splunk Courses

PM marked courses start at AET  2:00pm and finish at AET 6:30pm (4.5 hour sessions over 1 or more days) and are optimal for customers in the following countries and areas;

  • UTC+9 including Japan, Korea

  • UTC+8 including Australia (West Coast), Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand

  • UTC +5/+6 including India and Sri Lanka

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