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Splunk 9: Employing the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)

by Adam Frisbee

Splunk is the most popular data analytics platform for security and observability. This course will teach you how to use Splunk’s powerful Common Information Model to normalize data and to build and optimize reports and dashboards.

What you'll learn

Data is an organization’s most valuable technology asset. An organization’s approach to data can often make or break its success. Splunk helps businesses turn raw data into valuable insights using it’s powerful, extensible platform. In this course, Splunk 9: Employing the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM), you’ll learn to identify data that needs to be normalized, use Splunk’s Common Information Model for that normalization, and then use that normalized data to build powerful reports and dashboards. First, you’ll explore normalizing data at search time. Next, you’ll understand data validation. Finally, you’ll learn how to use the CIM to create optimized reports and dashboards. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Splunk Common Information Model needed to normalize and optimize data in Splunk.

About the author

Adam Frisbee is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in information systems and technology, specializing in cloud and devops. He is part of the information systems faculty at a major university where he researched, developed the curriculum for, and teaches the graduate level Cloud Computing course (among others). Adam is an experienced professional, having led technology strategy initiatives and technology teams in such diverse domains as convention and tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, h... more

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