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Kusto Query Language: Getting Started

by Robert Cain

This course covers the fundamentals of the Kusto Query Language (KQL). You'll learn what KQL is, where it is used, and some of the terms and definitions associated with it.

What you'll learn

The Kusto Query Language (KQL) is becoming increasingly important in the world of Azure.

In this course, Kusto Query Language: Getting Started, you'll learn foundational knowledge of the Kusto Query Language.

First, you'll learn what KQL is and where it is used, exploring the Log Analytics environment.

Next, you'll discover the basic structure, comparing it to other query languages.

Finally, you'll explore the definitions of terms used with KQL.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge of the Kusto Query Language and the environments it is used in to begin authoring your own Kusto Queries.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Introduction to the Kusto Query Language (KQL)
Terms and Definitions Used with KQL

About the author

Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is a course author for Pluralsight, team member at Linchpin People, and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields including manufacturing, insurance, teleco... more

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