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Can you suggest some Splunk tutorials for beginners?

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Hi All,
I am new to Splunk and tools like it, but I need a tool to use for a project. I was trying to find a tutorial on how to set it up, and run the queries that I need for it to do. The ultimate end goal is that I need to use Splunk to search through IIS files on Windows 2003 for application activity to determine if the applications are inactive or not within a certain time frame. Would someone mind pointing me in the right direction? Thank you!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi @ggiaquin,
There is a free online course called Splunk Fundamentals 1 that rocks:
https://www.splunk.com/en_us/training/free-courses/splunk-fundamentals-1.html

There is also the Splunk Search Tutorial, which you can find here:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/SplunkCloud/latest/SearchTutorial/WelcometotheSearchTutorial

Good luck!

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New Member

Thanks! Appreciate the help. I found the tutorial and the fundamentals 1. The Fundamentals 1 I will need to do at home since video is blocked here. I was playing around with the tutorial using the splunk cloud and it seemed fairly intuitive. It seems my next step may be to browse youtube in my free time for things related to my specific task and/or check out the fundamentals 1 course.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@ggiaquin

Also, once you are more familiar with searching on Splunk, you can come back and ask a more detailed question. Our community can definitely help you craft specific queries. However, your question will have a better chance of being answered if you have a solid grasp of Splunk basics.

Thanks for posting!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

In addition to the links @ggiaquin has mentioned, also try this post Hungry Newbie: Best way to learn Splunk well efficiently (shortest amount of time)?

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