Is there a sandbox lab environment on the site where we can work on the Lab Exercises at the end of each module. My work laptop does not allow me to download/install software and, therefore, i do not have admin rights. Any other suggestions/options that you could recommend in order for me to complete the lab exercises?
Thank you for suggesting the Splunk Cloud. However, it may not have the ideal environment. I'm sure Splunk Cloud will not have the Power user authority that is required for the lab exercises. Therefore, I may not get the exact same results.
Consequently, the Splunk Enterprise 7.x download file is only supported by Windows 8 and 10 according to whats available on the download screen. I have Windows 7 on my work laptop and at home, so unless this level of Splunk 7.x tolerates a Windows 7 platform, then there's that other issue as well.
I believe the role you are assigned on Splunk Cloud is admin. I could be wrong though, I usually run my testing on a Linux platform. I believe that you can still install Splunk on Win7, but it's just not a supported platform anymore. Another option would be to run a light virtual environment (Virtual Box is free) with a Linux OS and build Splunk in that.
You could also reach out to Splunk through the Support Portal and see if they can provide you with a temporary instance for you to use. It never hurts to ask.