So you are considering using the Elastic Stack for security operations, to collect logs, or general observability? In this course, Elastic Stack: Getting Started, you’ll learn everything you need to begin down the Elastic Stack path. First, you’ll explore the Elasticsearch database and what power it brings to search. Next, you’ll discover how to setup and ingest data into your stack. Finally, you’ll learn how to analyze your data in the most effective format to return fast and relevant results. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Elastic Stack needed to administer the tools and begin searching for data in your own environment.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Aaron Rosenmund, and welcome to my course, Elastic Stack: Getting Started. I'm an author evangelist focused on security operations at Pluralsight. And in security operations, you quickly find out that the more data that you have, the more effective you are at your job. Not a major realization, I know. But as it turns out, that's a common pattern for the entire IT industry. Efficiently and effectively collecting, analyzing, and displaying information, whether it be to catch the ransomware attack before it happens, to modify the application stack to scale before it fails, or to in just custom data sets to increased customer search efficacy, is a key enabling capability. In this course, we're going to introduce a tool or set of tools that has become a de facto solution for all of those collection analysis and display problems. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Elastic Stack components, including interacting with Kibana, ingesting data into Elasticsearch, mapping data fields and types, and applying analyzers to return fast and relevant results. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the Elastic Stack needed to begin ingesting, analyzing, and searching through data in your own environment. There are no prerequisites to beginning this course, but a basic understanding of database concepts will be helpful. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into more advanced Elastic Stack use with courses on Performing Basic and Complex Search Functions in Kibana, Building Visualizations and Dashboards, and Index and Stack Management. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about data collection and analysis with the Elastic Stack: Getting Started course at Pluralsight.