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Splunk Cloud Administration

This 18-hour (4 day) hands-on Splunk Cloud Administration course prepares administrators to manage users and get data in Splunk Cloud. Modules include data inputs and forwarder configuration, data management, user accounts, and basic monitoring and problem isolation.


Splunk Cloud Administration course provides administrators with the skills, knowledge and best practices for data management and system configuration for data collection and ingestion in a Splunk Cloud environment to maintain a productive Splunk SaaS deployment.

Units : 4
Duration : 18 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.

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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

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Splunk Cloud Administration - Course Topics
  • Splunk Cloud overview

  • User Authentication and Authorization

  • Index Management and Data Retention

  • Splunk configuration files

  • Cloud Ingestion – Using Splunk forwarders

  • Forwarder management

  • Data inputs in detail

  • Cloud Ingestion – Use API, Scripted, HEC and Applications

  • Event Parsing with data preview

  • Manipulating raw data

  • Installing and managing applications

  • Problem isolation and working with Splunk Cloud support

Class Format

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

Course Prerequisites

Splunk Fundamentals 1 (Required)

Splunk Fundamentals 2 (Strongly Recommended) 

OR, complete the Single Subject Courses

  • What is Splunk?

  • Intro to Splunk

  • Using Fields

  • Introduction to Knowledge Objects

  • Creating Knowledge Objects

  • Creating Field Extractions

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

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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

  • List differences between Self-Service Cloud and Managed Cloud


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


Module 4 -Splunk Configuration Files

  • Review Splunk configuration files and directories

  • Review configuration file precedence

  • Review index and search time processes


Module 5 – Cloud Ingestion – Using Splunk Forwarders

  • Review cloud ingestion strategies

  • Understand the role of forwarders in GDI

  • Configure forwarding to Splunk Cloud

  • Monitoring forwarder connectivity

  • Explore 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 – Cloud Ingestion – Using API, Scripted and HEC Inputs

  • Understand how data is ingested using API

  • Know how to deploy scripted inputs

  • Describe how to use HEC for ingestion


Module 9 – Cloud Ingestion – Application Based Inputs

  • Understand how inputs are managed using in apps or add-ons

  • Describe how customers may use Splunk Stream app

  • Deploy Cloud inputs for use on an IDM


Module 10 – Fine-tuning Inputs

  • Describe the default processing that occurs during the input phase

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


Module 11 – 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 12 – 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 13 – Installing and Managing Apps

  • Understand how apps and add-ons are vetted and installed in Cloud

  • Create apps to managing and distribute configurations

Module 14 – Splunk Cloud Support and Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Splunk Deployments

  • Collecting data and use diagnostics or monitoring to investigate

  • Overview of how to collect the relevant data for support to troubleshoot

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 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 usually starts at AEDT 12:00pm or AEST 11:00 am 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)

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